Shame on Kerry: US comes down on side of Hamas

By Vic Rosenthal

John Kerry gets together with Foreign Ministers of Qatar and Turkey to produce Hamas-friendly cease fire proposal

John Kerry gets together with Foreign Ministers of Qatar and Turkey to produce Hamas-friendly cease fire proposal

This is absolutely incredible (or, sadly, maybe not). Let me quote Ha’aretz diplomatic writer Barak Ravid, anything but a right-winger:

The draft [cease fire agreement] Kerry passed to Israel on Friday shocked the cabinet ministers not only because it was the opposite of what Kerry told them less than 24 hours earlier, but mostly because it might as well have been penned by Khaled Meshal. It was everything Hamas could have hoped for.

The document recognized Hamas’ position in the Gaza Strip, promised the organization billions in donation funds and demanded no dismantling of rockets, tunnels or other heavy weaponry at Hamas’ disposal. The document placed Israel and Hamas on the same level, as if the first is not a primary U.S. ally and as if the second isn’t a terror group which overtook part of the Palestinian Authority in a military coup and fired thousands of rockets at Israel. …

The secretary of state’s draft empowered the most radical and problematic elements in the region – Qatar, Turkey, and Hamas – and was a slap on the face to the rapidly forming camp of Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, who have many shared interests. What Kerry’s draft spells for the internal Palestinian political arena is even direr: It crowns Hamas and issues Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with a death warrant.

This is so upside-down that it defies parody. The biggest war criminals on the planet, launch an unprovoked attack against Israel’s civilian population, firing hundreds of rockets from behind the skirts of their own civilians, and prepare a mass-casualty terrorist attack that would rival anything al-Qaeda had been able to pull off. They are stopped only by Israel’s virtually miraculous technology and actually miraculous good luck.

So Israel sends its people’s army into battle, rips thousands of reservists away from their families and their jobs, and starts grinding the enemy down, at great cost. Some of its young men, and some not-so-young ones, will never go home from this war. Tens of thousands of Israelis attend the funerals of two Jewish youths that came to Israel from the safe haven of the US to fight for their people.

Then, along comes the Secretary of State of the United States of America, a representative of the President who brags about the “unbreakable bond” between his country and Israel. But instead of offering the Hamas leadership a trip to The Hague where they would be tried and imprisoned or executed for their crimes against humanity, he conspires with Hamas’ greatest supporters to reward them.

Instead of telling them that either they can surrender or his country will stay out of the way while Israel crushes them like the venomous insects that they are, he tries to throw Hamas a lifeline.

Instead of supporting the historic (if temporary) alignment of Israel, Egypt, the PA, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE against Islamic radicalism, he cleaves to the side of Hamas and the forces of jihad.

ISIS recently announced that Christians in Mosul had the options to convert to Islam, flee or die. Most fled and were relieved of their possessions on the way out.Hamas is slightly less radical in action, but the ideology is the same. Is this what Kerry and Obama think the US stands for?

The Israeli cabinet told Kerry unanimously that the proposal was a non-starter. We already saw the stick that is being used along with the carrot of military aid, when the FAA banned flights to Ben-Gurion Airport in order to pressure Israel. Apparently domestic politics forced the administration to back down, but certainly it has other sticks in reserve. Israel would do well to learn to live without US military aid.

Meanwhile, shame on John Kerry and Barack Obama. Can this be the policy the American people want? I don’t think so.

July 27, 2014 | 10 Comments »

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  1. yamit82 Said:

    Amid Outcry Abroad, a Wealth of Backing in Israel for Netanyahu

    from your link

    “One of the big checks on Israel has been the fear of being isolated, the fear of being branded as immoral,” he said.

    This is one way how they manipulate Israel, classic Jewish guilt complexes.

  2. Bill Levinson Said:

    Most Americans are ashamed of this bipedal piece of dreck, and also the sick joke for whom he works.

    I submit to you that not enough Americans are ‘ashamed’ of this sob.
    I also submit to you that at this point, most americans are pretty much like the proverbial frog that is being slowly boiled to death.
    The black bastard employing this gigolo Botox boy, has pretty much destroyed the constitution and that was just by showing up. I would not be surprised one bit to have the Kenyan simian start blasting from the WH, five times a day, for all to hear “the sweetest sound on earth”…
    It will surely be applauded by all the multi cultis, the pc libtards AS WELL as ‘Jews’, scurrying to demonstrate how ‘American first’ [democrat über alles] they really are

  3. Putin may be a cruel, soulless SOB, but even he has more sympathy for Israel than that Marxo-Islamist idiot in the White House.

    If I were Israel (and Egypt, for that matter), I would be visibly sending the Foreign Minister for very visible meetings with Putin and/or Lavrov. Egypt, Israel and the Saudis would all prefer Russia as a mediator at this point, and the extent to which this would piss off the Obama Administration and the EU would be priceless.

  4. Why You Should Blame Iran For The Gaza Conflict
    The Islamic Republic has been propping up terror groups on Israel’s border for years. If they are allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon, the results would be catastrophic.

    Israel’s ongoing conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip has for the umpteenth time exposed Iran as the true source of instability in the Middle East.

    At a time when Western powers are working to reach a deal with Iran over its illicit nuclear program, events in Gaza need to serve as a warning of what will happen if they fail.

    As the Israeli government has claimed for years, Iran is the main sponsor and one of the main supporters of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the two terrorist organizations that have fired over 1,600 rockets into Israel over the past few days.

    The M-75 rocket, which has been fired repeatedly into Tel Aviv and beyond, is a copy of Iran’s Fajr-5 artillery rocket, manufactured in the Gaza Strip with assistance from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Hamas drones, shot down by the Israeli Air Force, appear to have been the Ababil, an unmanned aerial vehicle designed and manufactured in Iran.

    These Iranian weapons were used against Israel at the same time that Iran’s leadership was sitting with the P5+1 in Vienna to negotiate a deal over its nuclear program. While Secretary of State John Kerry sat with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, Hamas was firing barrages of Iranian rockets into Jerusalem.

    For Israel, the message is clear. An Iran that provides, already today, its terror proxies with sophisticated rockets, drones, and other technology could one day hand off a crude nuclear device or dirty bomb to these same terrorists.

    In addition, an Iranian regime with nuclear weapons is a regime more willing to take risks and to test the West’s resolve. Deterrence will no longer work.

    That is why Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip needs to be put into the correct context. While the terrorists against whom Israeli soldiers are fighting in Gaza are Palestinian, they are in reality proxies of Iran located on our western border.

    Simply put—Israel is fighting Iran.

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  5. Bill Levinson Said:

    Most Americans are ashamed of this bipedal piece of dreck, and also the sick joke for whom he works.

    What is his approval rating now, low 40’s? Can you imagine what it would be if he did not have very high levels still–as I assume they are–in the black community? I don’t mean to suggest anything racist, but I suspect he still has the loyal support of many Black Americans, for no other reason than they want to be loyal to another Black. He would probably be fairly far down in the 30’s. Too bad this wasn’t the case in 2012. I always disliked the guy for his radicalism, not his race. I know the type all too well. I just don’t know how he pulled the wool over so many people’s eyes. If this country can elect an Obama, it can elect almost anybody,including somebody very dangerous at the far other end of the political spectrum, i.e., a neo-fascist or neo-Nazi. Anything is possible….

  6. Kerry tells Israel one thing and tells Hamas another.

    No one should be surprised by his lack of sincerity. Which makes Kerry the quintessential diplomat.

    As in “the guy paid to lie for his country.”

  7. Kerry is an arrogant son of a bitch. Like Caroline Glick said, “Who invited him”? Besides, he does look French.