On “60 Minutes” on Oct. 15, President Biden stated he thinks it will be a “mistake … for Israel to occupy … Gaza once more.” He additionally conceded that eliminating Hamas and Hezbollah in Lebanon “is a obligatory requirement.”
On the identical time, the president stated, “There must be a path to a Palestinian state.”
If anybody needs to see a preview of what a Palestinian state would appear like, they need to contemplate Gaza. Solely the self-deluded consider such a state wouldn’t be utilized by terrorists to finish the “closing answer” of wiping Israel off the map. Is there any credible proof that will show in any other case?
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whom the media label a “average,” first tried to say that Hamas doesn’t characterize the Palestinian folks and criticized its murderous actions. He then appeared to stroll again his remark when it was faraway from a report within the PA’s mouthpiece information company, WAFA.
The president stated “the intense components of Hamas (is there some other component?) don’t characterize all of the Palestinian folks.” Hitler might not have represented all of the German folks. Mao Zedong might not have represented all of the Chinese language folks. Josef Stalin might not have represented all of the Russian folks. Idi Amin might not have represented all of the Ugandan folks. And so forth. Evil doesn’t want a majority to inflict demise and mayhem, although a majority can oppose and defeat it if they’ve the desire.
As for Hamas not representing all Palestinian folks, why did a majority of Gazans vote for them within the 2006 Palestinian Legislative Council elections, the final elections held, that additionally noticed one other terrorist group, Fatah, put in energy within the West Financial institution?
Some within the media are already reverting to their previous strategy when violence has been inflicted on Israel. After a short give attention to the horrific deaths of Israeli civilians, troopers, ladies, youngsters, infants and hostage-taking by Hamas, The Washington Submit and New York Occasions are actually reporting on the “humanitarian disaster” in Gaza.
Simply days earlier than the Hamas assaults, Nationwide Safety Adviser Jake Sullivan claimed the Center East area was “quieter” than it had been in 20 years. On “Meet the Press,” Sullivan refused to stroll again his assertion, saying it was made “within the context of developments within the wider Center East area over the previous couple of years.” That would come with the Abraham Accords, achieved by the Trump administration, however the present administration is decided to not credit score Trump with something.
What’s going to these occasions do to the Biden administration’s push for a nuclear take care of Iran? Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated with a straight face that there isn’t a “direct proof” linking Iran to Hamas’ actions. Tehran’s fingerprints are throughout them. Iran has educated and funded not solely Hamas, however different teams intent on destroying Israel. Scott Pelley ought to have requested President Biden whether or not the nuclear deal is off the desk and if not, why not?
So long as U.S. coverage consists of assist for a Palestinian state there’ll seemingly be extra cycles of violence. The Palestinian Nationwide Authority ought to be instructed that given what Hamas has carried out, that state of affairs is now not doable.