What would Hamas do without Hillary Clinton to rationalize its behavior?
Jorge Ramos of Fusion TV recently interviewed Hillary Clinton. In discussing the war between Hamas and Israel, Clinton managed to say at least half a dozen outrageous things in a span of just 2 minutes.
When asked the now familiar and misguided question about whether Israel has responded to Hamas in a disproportionate way, Clinton seized the opportunity to tout how when she negotiated a cease fire “it held until just this month. And then Hamas, which has its back against the wall, decided to fire rockets into Israel.”
As quick aside. Can we stop with “proportionality” already? Israel (and the West) is in a fight for its life. The enemy is Islam. The opponents are terrorists. Anything less than wiping them out as quickly and efficiently as you can is madness.
But back to the interview.
Hillary admitted that Hamas's tactic of maximizing civilian casualties worked for her:
But I and everybody who has seen these terrible pictures on TV hope there can be a cease-fire and try to end the killing and try to prevent the unbelievable heartbreak that we see happening.
First, Clinton’s self-absorption and opportunism were on full display.
Second, what’s up with Hamas having its back against the wall? What in the world was she trying to say? By suggesting that Hamas was in some kind of untenable position and therefore had to start firing rockets was ludicrous, legitimized a terror organization, and legitimized their actions.
But she was just warming up.
Clinton stated an idea (well a partial idea) using an incomplete sentence – something the left is fond of doing: “Israel said they have to stop the rockets and then they discovered all these tunnels.”
Israel discovered tunnels, you say? Hm. That’s interesting. Might it not be important to elaborate for the audience just what those tunnels are about? Are they ancient ruins? A network of subway lines in the making? An unsolved geologic mystery?
Please, Mrs. Clinton. Do explain about the tunnels that we found. Do tell how the cement Israel provided to build hospitals and schools in Gaza actually went to building a complex tunnel system to be used for terrorist attacks on Israel. Share with the audience how weapons are stockpiled in the tunnels. And not just weapons, but Israeli uniforms, sedating drugs, and handcuffs. Share with those who are listening how these tunnels run deep underground and penetrate into Israel so that terrorists can infiltrate Israel in order to kidnap and kill Israelis. Help listeners imagine an Israeli family waking up one morning to find they are surrounded by armed terrorists who invaded through terror tunnels with plans for the family that include kidnapping, torture, and murder. Use this teachable moment to educate the audience about how Hamas used young children from Gaza like slave labor to help build the tunnels. And about how hundreds of those children died in the process.
And Hillary, if you feel short on time and can’t say all that, at least say that Israel did not just find tunnels, but they found a maze of tunnels penetrating into Israel, designed and built by terrorists in order to kidnap and kill innocent Israelis.
Next up. The now familiar refrain: “Obviously Israel has a right to self-defense, but….”
You know it’s coming. It always does. The “but…” It obliterates the first part of the statement every time.
“But” what you pathetic woman? Would you prefer if Israel were weak? Would you like it better if Jews were defenseless? Would you would feel more comfortable with greater Jewish casualties?
When she droned on about the need to “end the killing” and the unbelieeeeeeeeevable “heartbreak that we see happening,” I found it curious. I’ve never heard Clinton talk about the heartbreak of Israelis being surrounded by the expanding Caliphate that calls for her destruction and the determination to finish the work Hitler started. I can’t recall Clinton ever making empathic statements after the ruthless murders of Israelis simply because they were Jews.
No. Such things don’t resonate with the woman. She’s more simpatico with outlandish accusations that, for example, Israel uses poison gas on so-called Palestinians causing increased cancer rates among women and children.
But back to the interview. This pitiful excuse for a dignitary saved the best for last:
“Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets in civilian areas. Part of it is that Gaza’s pretty small and it’s very densely populated. The put their command and control of Hamas military leaders in those civilian areas.”
What??? Huh??? And, what???
First, this creature rationalizes with a complete lie why Hamas puts weapons in civilian settings. But even more insane is that she doesn’t even question or seem to have a problem with Hamas having such weapons in the first place.
There is, of course, no reason to be surprised by any of this. And I wasn’t. But the fact that the steady propaganda put out by the left, including Hillary Clinton, reaches millions of people around the world remains distressing, to say the least. It fuels and legitimizes Jew hatred. And the consequences are dire.