President Biden will have civilian Gazan blood on his hands if he discourages civilians from leaving Rafah

Dr. Aaron Lerner, IMRA    12 March 2024

One of these days, Israel is going to launch a massive information campaign urging the civilians now located in Rafah to save their lives by following Israeli evacuation instructions.

Simple and straightforward instructions to evacuate to special areas a shortwalk away from Rafah.

The civilians who choose to “stroll to safety” will be safe.

The civilians who opt instead to sacrifice themselves and their families as human shields for Hamas could very well end up fulfilling their desire to die as shahids.

So, how does President Biden fit into this?

When Israel announces its program, Mr. Biden has several options:

#1. President Biden can endorse the program and call on Gazan civilians to do the moral thing and choose life for themselves and their families, emphasizing that this is, indeed, the moral choice.

The overwhelming majority of civilians, seeing that their prospective deathsas human shields won’t change the outcome of the war, will choose life -just as so many in northern Gaza did when told to evacuate earlier in the war.

#2. President Biden can vocally oppose the arrangements and warn Israel that unless it has a magic way to destroy Hamas while not touching a single hair of a human shield, Israel will face grave consequences.

The overwhelming majority of civilians won’t budge, either out of the belief that Israel won’t defy Mr. Biden or that the payoff for sacrificing their family’s lives as human shields in exchange for American sanctions against the Jewish State is worth dying for.

Yes, President Biden will have civilian Gazan blood on his hands if he discourages civilians from leaving Rafah.

I daresay that having this blood on his hands would not, on balance, improve
his re-election prospects.

IMRA – Independent Media Review and Analysis

Since 1992 providing news and analysis on the Middle East with a focus on Arab-Israeli relations


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  1. So clearly the media is responsible for all of the atrocities in the world because when they don’t talk about them, they don’t exist, and when they do talk about them, they exist again, whether they really exist or not. See? There’ll be a quiz.

    That’s why you have all these ignorant mobs in the streets (I don’t mean the Islamists and neo-Nazis) who have no idea what river or what sea they are chanting about, or anything else for that matter, but will turn out in fury when the bell goes off.

  2. Sebastien, in 2015, Barack Hussein was the US President, and Joe Btfsplk was VP., so take your complaints to them.
    BTW Putin has been consistently targeting civilians in the Ukraine, but you and your buddies here consistently give him a pass. Stop badmouthing my country.

    I hope you notice, that it is AMERICANS who are being abandoned in Haiti. One of our nieces was in Haiti a few years ago, ministering to the poor there. A close friend also went there as a nurse. Another close friend died in China, another niece died in Guinea and a friend of my daughter was released from captivity in Mali just as all hell broke loose there. I care much, MUCH more for these people than for your darling Vladimir.

  3. So Ukraine bombed 4 Russian refineries and there were NO civilian casualties because Biden is just so concerned about civilians. Well, it didn’t mention any. 😀

    I guess the Russians only employ robots to work in oil refineries as in Isaac Asimov’s novel, “Caves of Steel”

    “The Caves of Steel (1954) is set three thousand years into the future. Humans live on Earth in completely enclosed underground cities (caves of steel) while their robot servants work in mines and farms in the open country”

    Or this fellow

    Serves him right! 😀

  4. Hi, Steven.

    Joey cares less about American lives! So …

    “John Hayward13 Mar 2024 6:40

    “American missionaries trapped in Haiti pleaded for rescue on Tuesday, reporting constant gunfire around their hideaway and corpses rotting in the streets. The group’s leader said the only assistance they have received from the Biden administration was advice to “be safe.””

    Biden wrote the playbook on foreign policy in Afghanistan in August, 2021. He has repeated it in Haiti (“evacuate all the Deep State bureaucrats, and leave American citizens and allies at the mercy of terrorists), he’s working on it in the Ukraine, and he will indeed do the same. Also, don’t forget our southern border, that’s gone from bad to horrific. That’s just three years in office, and he’s accomplished five MAJOR fiascos around the world.

    The worst part is, that with just ten more months left in his current tenure of office, he still has time to ruin Taiwan, Guyana and more!

  5. Last month, a CNN investigation found remnants of a US-made bomb at the scene of an airstrike that left dozens of schoolboys dead. Now, an independent Yemen-based human rights group called Mwatana has given CNN exclusive access to a trove of documents that show fragments of US-manufactured bombs at the scene of a string of other incidents since 2015, when the civil war began. In each of those cases, civilians were either killed or put at risk….

  6. I wish it were so easy to choose between life and death. The human shield Gazans may be willing to stay in place to shield Hamas, but I think they must find a solution for themselves about how they prefer to die: at the hands of Hamas or by the bombs of the Israelis who, quite obviously, have had enough of this nonsense and are running out of munitions suitable for surgical targeting.