Former US Attorney-General Ramsey Clark is in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on a solidarity mission.
Clark met with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday to kick off a three-day visit. He’ll also meet with human rights activists and visit relatives of people killed during Operation Cast Lead two years ago.
Clark did not comment to reporters, but Haniyeh’s office says the two discussed Israel’s blockade of Gaza and recent escalations in Israeli-Palestinian fighting.
The visit places Clark at odds with American foreign policy, which shuns Hamas as a terrorist group. A longtime critic of US military policy in the Middle East, Clark served on Saddam Hussein’s defense team.
Clark was attorney general in the mid-1960s.
Keith Ellison, John Kerry, Cynthia McKinney, Code Pinko’s and many others that find time to visit Hamas terrorist run Gaza. What will they be doing in 40 years? Likewise for Obama and Holder?
As a lawyer, he has also provided legal counsel and advice to several notable figures, including:
* Nazi concentration camp commandant Karl Linnas
* Nazi War criminal Jack Reimer, charged in the killings of Jews in Warsaw.
* The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Advisory Board during late 1970s and early 1980s
* Branch Davidian leader David Koresh
* FMLN activist Jennifer Casolo
* Antiwar activist Father Philip Berrigan and the Harrisburg Seven
* Political figure Lyndon LaRouche
* American Indian prisoner and convicted murderer Leonard Peltier
* Liberian political figure Charles G. Taylor during his 1985 fight against extradition from the United States to Liberia
* Elizaphan Ntakirutimana, a leader in the Rwandan genocide
* Palestine Liberation Organization leaders in a lawsuit brought by the family of Leon Klinghoffer, the vacationer murdered during the hijacking of the Achille Lauro.
* Camilo Mejía, a US soldier who deserted his post in March 2004 in protest against the US war against Iraq.
* Defense attorney for three killers of Officer Bruce Prothero, Baltimore County (Maryland) Police Department.
* Radovan Karadžić, former Bosnian Serb politician, accused war criminal
* Slobodan Milošević, former President of Serbia and of FR Yugoslavia, accused war criminal
* Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq and convicted of crimes against humanity
* Lori Berenson, an American convicted of support of the MRTA guerrilla in Peru
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