Yesterday, the military operation launched by the nation of Israel to defend themselves from the Muslim Terrorist Group Hamas, who planned to invade Israel from the Gaza Strip, escalated into the bloodiest conflict ever seen in the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, United States President Barack Hussein Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the entire State Department, seemingly, are taking the side of those who would destroy our staunchest ally, Israel.
I mean, you can read their contempt for Israel and her people from low-level bureaucrats, on up to the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, himself.
Let’s start at the bottom and climb up the ladder, shall we?
The U.S. under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs on Sunday expressed his regret for tweeting a hashtag in support of Gaza.
Rick Stengel used the hashtag #UnitedForGaza in a tweet published late Saturday night calling for an international investigation into the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight earlier this week in eastern Ukraine.
Hours later, on Sunday, Stengel removed the tweet and replaced it with a similar tweet using the hashtag #unitedforukraine.
Stengel added a tweet that read, “Earlier tweet with wrong hashtag was a mistake. My bad.”
Uh huh. Riiight.
Let’s climb another step up the Departmental Ladder…
The Jerusalem Post reports that
US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to express frustration with Israel’s operation in Gaza privately while publicly trumpeting the Jewish State’s right to defend itself.
According to Politico, an open mic caught Kerry saying to an aide over the phone prior to an interview with Fox News Sunday, “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation, it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.”
Kerry appeared to be expressing frustration that the Israeli ground invasion was spiraling out of control in the conversation.
“We’ve got to get over there. Thank you John. I think John, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.”
In the interview itself, Kerry called on Hamas to consider a cease-fire. “It is important for Hamas to now step up and be reasonable and understand that (if) you accept the cease-fire, you save lives.”
Kerry also said that the United States believes Israel has a right to defend itself from rockets fired from Gaza and from attacks launched from cross-border tunnels.
[Words mean things.]
“You have a right to go in and take out those tunnels,” Kerry told Fox News. “We completely support that. And we support Israel’s right to defend itself against rockets that are continuing to come in.”
Israel, which has accused Palestinian terror group Hamas of using civilians as human shields by launching rockets from residential areas, sent ground forces into the Gaza Strip on Thursday after 10 days of air, naval and artillery barrages failed to stop the salvos.
At least 62 Palestinians were killed on Sunday in Israeli shelling of one Gaza neighborhood. The IDF announced early Sunday morning that two Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza on Saturday, bringing the total number of Israeli military casualties to five since the start of the ground offensive.
In a separate interview on CNN, Kerry said President Barack Obama will ask him to go to the Middle East soon to aid in efforts to secure a cease-fire.
Speaking of The Lightbringer, what did the Head Dhimmi have to say about the War in Gaza?
Yahoo News has the story…
President Barack Obama called for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza, on the bloodiest day of fighting between Israelis and Palestinians, and dispatched top US diplomat John Kerry for talks with regional leaders.
Obama spoke by telephone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern after more than 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed in one day.
Obama, who also condemned attacks by Hamas on Israel, “raised serious concern about the growing number of casualties, including increasing Palestinian civilian deaths in Gaza and the loss of Israeli soldiers,” the White House said in a statement.
“The president underscored that the United States will work closely with Israel and regional partners on implementing an immediate ceasefire, and stressed the need to protect civilians — in Gaza and in Israel.”
During their second call in three days about the escalating situation in Gaza, Obama and Netanyahu “discussed Israel’s ongoing military operation,” including “the loss of Israeli soldiers,” the White House added.
It said Obama “reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself.”
The two leaders spoke after Kerry did the rounds on US television talk shows, with Netanyahu also appearing on two of the programs.
Kerry will travel to Cairo on Monday, where he will meet with senior officials from Egypt and other countries about the struggle in Gaza, the State Department said.
The White House said Kerry will seek “an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement” and stressed the need to protect civilian life both “in Gaza and in Israel.”
According to the State Department, Kerry is standing behind Egypt’s initiative to back those efforts.
Because, of course, Egypt has had such a stable government for the last few years. No Muslim Violence there. Nope. None at all.
On May 24th, 2011, a man of courage conviction, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, spoke before a Joint Session of the United States Congress. Here is an excerpt from that powerful address:
Peace can only be achieved around the negotiating table.
The Palestinian attempt to impose a settlement through the United Nations will not bring peace. It should be forcefully opposed by all those who want to see this conflict end. I appreciate the president’s clear position on these — on this issue.
Peace cannot be imposed. It must be negotiated.
But peace can only be negotiated with partners committed to peace, and Hamas is not a partner for peace. Hamas — Hamas remains committed to Israel’s destruction and to terrorism. They have a charter. That charter not only calls for the obliteration of Israel, it says: Kill the Jews everywhere you find them.
Hamas’ leader condemned the killing of Osama bin Laden and praised him as a holy warrior. Now, again, I want to make this clear:
Israel is prepared to sit down today and negotiate peace with the Palestinian Authority. I believe we can fashion a brilliant future for our children. But Israel will not negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by the Palestinian version of al-Qaeda. That we will not do.
So I say to [Palistine Liberation Organization]President [Mahmoud] Abbas: Tear up your pact with Hamas! Sit down and negotiate. Make peace with the Jewish state. And if you do, I promise you this: Israel will not be the last country to welcome a Palestinian state as a new member of the United Nations; it will be the first to do so.
My friends, the momentous trials over the last century and the unfolding events of this century attest to the decisive role of the United States in defending peace and advancing freedom. Providence entrusted the United States to be the guardian of liberty. All people who cherish freedom owe a profound debt of gratitude to your great nation. Among the most grateful nations is my nation, the people of Israel, who have fought for their liberty and survival against impossible odds in ancient and modern times alike. I speak on behalf of the Jewish people and the Jewish state when I say to you, representatives of America: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for your unwavering support for Israel. Thank you for ensuring that the flame of freedom burns bright throughout the world.
May God bless all of you, and may God forever bless the United States of America.
Netanyahu was thanking the majority of American Citizens and their political representatives who have sense enough to recognize that God’s Chosen People, since their nation’s birth in 1948, have been our staunchest ally.
He was not speaking to the Liberals/”l”ibertarians, in this country and in the Obama Administration, who don’t.
The Liberal Meme du jour this past weekend was the claim that Israel is murdering children.
Well, if those cowardly Muslim Terrorists, known as Hamas, would stop using the children living in the Gaza Strip as human shields, then these innocent children would no longer be losing their lives.
Additionally, if Obama, Kerry, and the bug-eyed bureaucrats in the State Department would quit bowing and scraping before our enemies, and start support our friends, like God’s Chosen People in Israel,then perhaps our allies and enemies alike would actually respect this administration, instead of laugh at them and then ignore their ineffectual sanctions.
President Ronald Reagan said,
There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. – Ronald Reagan
And, that, boys and girls, is the reason that Obama’s Smart Power! Foreign Policy has failed so miserably.
Until He Comes,