Video: Pat Condell on “Why I support Israel”

Posted by: Phineas on July 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm

**Posted by Phineas

This is from last June, but, given current events in the Levant, Pat’s words are still relevant. He certainly speaks for me:

In the Washington Free Beacon, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes (whom we’ve met before) is quoted as saying the administration is seeking “a common place” between Israel and Hamas to “stop the violence.”

Try as I might, I’m having a real hard time imagining a “common place” between one side that says “I want to live in peace with you” and another that says “I want you dead.”

Afterthought: “Stop the violence” is one of those mealy-mouthed phrases that bug the heck out of me. By not assigning responsibility, it declares everyone to blame and places the Israelis on the same moral level as their Muslim attackers, which is utter tripe. Hamas started this fight by firing rockets at civilians and even a nuclear reactor. Theirs is the responsibility, theirs is the blame, and there is no moral equivalence between the two. You want to “stop the violence,” Mr. Rhodes? Then disarm Hamas.

By The Way: And speaking of disarming Hamas, the latest ceasefire proposal from Secretary Kerry would have allowed Hamas to keep their rockets. With friends like these, Israel needs no enemies.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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2 Responses to “Video: Pat Condell on “Why I support Israel””


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    This is nothing new. In a series of border wars dating from 1947-48, ’56, ’67, ’73, and ’82 Israel has had to fight a loose coalition of its Arab neighbors numbering over 100 million while tiny Israel itself only has a population of about 5 million. The suppliers of the armaments over the years have been Russia, China, and France. When will they learn?

    The UN is as much a part of the problem. The terrorists’ rockets found in the UN school in Gaza were given back to the terrorists instead of being taken out of circulation.

    And during the Paris Peace Talks to end the Vietnam War, Kerry twice met with the enemy North Vietnamese delegation while still a member of the officer corps of the US Naval Reserve, an act defined as treason.

    Indeed, who needs enemies with friends of this stripe?

  2. bobmontgomery says:

    Does anyone understand, assuming there comes a time when the Executive Branch is emptied of lunatics and returned to sane American leadership, how difficult, lengthy and probably costly the task is going to be to restore American military strength, prestige and influence and to regain the trust of the few remaining conscionable world governments?
    It is a staggering responsibility that will be placed upon them. And to know that, no matter how obvious it is to everyone in America and the free world that ‘peace through strength’ and American leadership must be restored, the leftwing mediaites and socialites in this country will resume making it hell for the new leadership, thus making it that much harder. Somebody has to start planning now. I pray that there are serious people already wargaming it, because all that us little people can do is vote and try to get others to quit drinking the koolaid.