According to Abu Abdullah, a senior leader of Hamas' so-called military wing, Baker's report is a victory for Islam brought about by "Allah and his angels."
"It is not just a simple victory. It is a great one. The big superpower of the world is defeated by a small group of mujahedeen (fighters). Did you see the mujahedeens' clothes and weapons in comparison with the huge individual military arsenal and supply that was carrying every American soldier?" exclaimed Abu Abdullah, who is considered one of the most important operational members of Hamas' Izzedine al-Qassam Martyrs Brigades, Hamas' declared "resistance" department.
"It is no doubt that Allah and his angels were fighting with them (insurgents) against the Americans. It is a sign to all those who keep saying that America, Israel and the West in general cannot be defeated on the ground so let us negotiate with them," Abu Abdullah said.
More: Baker would exclude Israel from talks, but hand over the Golan Heights to Syria.
Baker's conference is reportedly designed to grant all parties-- including Syria, Saudi Arabia, and even Iran-- what they wish regardless of their support of international terror and blatant violations of human rights and democratic values.
Specifically, one source reveals that the conference would aim to please Syria by handing over the Golan; Saudi Arabia with increased Palestinian influence; and Iran with implied acceptance of that country's suspicious nuclear program and a seat at the international roundtable.
What's also clear is that Israel would not benefit--in any way-- by the conference. In fact, sources close to Baker say that it intention is to hold a conference 'without Jewish pressure'.
ADDED: Magical realism.