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  • Robert Farago

Biden's New Israel Policy - Bad Landing, Wrong Airport

What happened to American resolve?

President Biden cares about Palestinians’ suffering in Gaza. Why wouldn’t he? Two key voting blocks oppose Israel’s military campaign: Arab-Americans and college-educated ignorami.

Like millions of anti-semites worldwide, both groups hold the Jewish state responsible for occupying land they’ve occupied for thousands of years, and the Jewish state’s supposed genocide of the Palestinian people.

To secure his re-election, President Biden has changed his stance on Israel’s invasion of Gaza to reflect these collective delusions. And how.

Biden Changes His Tune

In the immediate aftermath of Hamas’ rape, murder, kidnapping and mutilation of Israeli citizens, President Biden was Shakira. Whenever, wherever. We're meant to be together. Like this:

“I come to Israel with a single message: You are not alone. As long as the United States stands — and we will stand forever — we will not let you ever be alone.”

While America continues to send Israel the military supplies needed to keep our military industrial complex’s taxpayer-supported gravy train on track, the President is now Green Day. Read between the lines. What’s f*cked-up and everything’s alright.

After a botched Israeli air strike killed seven workers for the aid group World Central Kitchen, Biden got on the blower to tell Prime Minister Netanyahu Israel must take a series of "specific, concrete, and measurable steps" to address civilian deaths, humanitarian suffering and aid worker safety. NPR:

Daniel Estrin tells Up First that the strike appears to have led to a turning point in U.S. support for Israel. He adds that Biden's patience is "wearing thin" with the civilian death toll, humanitarian crisis and domestic opposition to his support for Israel's offensive. "In other words, Israel cannot continue the war in Gaza without U.S. support," Estrin says. "More aid is a direct U.S. demand." 

From This World Not

Like Hell Israel can’t continue its war on Gaza without U.S. support. Truth be told, Israel will continue waging war on Hamas no matter what. No matter how surly its American cousin, it will continue to counter the existential threat to its existence and work to free Israeli hostages.

This Israel’s IDF has done – and will continue to do – well within the boundaries of international law.

Don’t take my word for it. Listen to the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at West Point’s Modern War Institute, a former infantryman with tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Writing for The New York Post, John Spenser sees the Biden Administration’s criticism of Israel’s military as inaccurate, impractical and hypocritical.

In my long career studying and advising on urban warfare for the US military, I’ve never known an army to take such measures to attend to the enemy’s civilian population, especially while simultaneously combating the enemy in the very same buildings. In fact, by my analysis, Israel has implemented more precautions to prevent civilian harm than any military in history — above and beyond what international law requires and more than the United States did in its wars in Iraq and ­Afghanistan… In the 2016-2017 Battle of Mosul, a battle Americans supervised using the world’s most powerful airpower resources, some 10,000 civilians were killed compared to roughly 4,000 ISIS terrorists.

Bad Landing, Wrong Airport

All things considered, President Biden’s “get tough” stance on Israel’s victimization of Palestinians is a political calculation masquerading as moral outrage.

Where’s the moral outrage at Hamas? The terrorist group fired thousands of unguided rockets into Israeli cities. Still does. On March 25, Hamas launched dozens of rockets at the city of Ashdod.

That’s not the half of it…

Hamas’ battalions hide under and amongst the civilian population, in hospitals, schools, public beaches, anywhere where “human shields” gather. You don’t hear the media mention it, but the Iranian-armed fighting force includes children.

No surprise there: Hamas has taught Gazans to hate Jews. If you think about it, Israel is protecting civilians with the same murderous mindset the Allies faced taking on Nazi Germany.

There’s your moral equivalence. A parallel that the Biden Administration has singularly, spectacularly failed to communicate to voters, even as it attacks its political opponent as a threat to democracy.

The Home of The Brave?

We should be cheering Israel’s success against a group that threatens us. Not upbraiding the Jewish state for doing what they can to rid the Earth of a terrorist group that poses a significant risk to us, here, and, lest we forget, holds American hostages.

I wish I was surprised. The Administration’s misguided moralizing reflects the woosification of America. The world’s greatest superpower, a country with vast military capability and enormous economic strength, is acting like it’s anything but.

Since when is our country unwilling to publicly declare, demonstrate and, when necessary, activate our military power, to maintain our safety and the safety of our allies? Since our botched withdrawal from Afghanistan? Vietnam?

Regardless of military failures in countries where we were neither invited nor welcome, catering to Americans who project their hatred and intolerance onto Israel emboldens our enemies in the region and around the world.

America’s enemies are many. Our friends are few. By sacrificing our friendship with Israel on the altar of political expediency, the Biden Administration puts us all at risk.



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