Friday Open Thread

Hamas Watches Obama

From the Irish Times, which captions this “Masked Palestinian Hamas militants watch the televised speech of US president Barack Obama in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, yesterday.” This picture is all the better when you consider the temperature in southern Gaza in June. Of course, I would not want to be the cameraman; look at where the guy on the left is pointing the barrel.

Meanwhile, from Stratfor, presented without comment:

Egyptian daily Al-Masri al-youm reported June 4 that U.S. President Barack Obama met with members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington two months ago, Haaretz reports. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood were expected to attend a landmark speech by Obama in Cairo.

Have a good Friday.