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Tuesday, August 05, 2014


Barack Obama's trained hamsters at the left-wing New York Times write:
WASHINGTON — When the State Department condemned Israel’s strike on a United Nations school in Gaza on Sunday, saying it was “appalled” by this “disgraceful” act, it gave full vent to what has been weeks of mounting American anger toward the Israeli government.

The blunt, unsparing language — among the toughest diplomats recall ever being aimed at Israel — lays bare a frustrating reality for the Obama administration: the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has largely dismissed diplomatic efforts by the United States to end the violence in Gaza, leaving American officials to seethe on the sidelines about what they regard as disrespectful treatment.

Even as Israel agreed to a new cease-fire with Hamas, raising hopes for an end to four weeks of bloodshed, its relationship with the United States has been bruised by repeated clashes, from the withering Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s peacemaking efforts to Mr. Netanyahu’s dressing down of the American ambassador to Israel.
So let me get this straight ...

1. The Obama administration offers a cease fire to Israel in consultation with Qatar and Turkey (two staunch financial and ideological supporters of Hamas) containing everything that Hamas wants and nothing that Israel requires. It then gets correctly and roundly criticized by Israel for its ham-handed "diplomacy." Then, like a small child that isn't very sure of itself, it gets defensive and pulls out of the negotiations in a snit.

2. The Obama administration has the gall to use words like "appalling" and "disgraceful" when referring to Israeli defensive actions as thousands of rockets rain down on its civilian population, but has NEVER used the words "appalling" and "disgraceful" when discussion of Hamas' use of human shields is raised.

Finally, Obama and his team of 2s "seethe" because Israel won't go along with this administration's pro-Islamist tilt. Yeah, after all, Obama has demonstrated so many true successes in the middle east (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan come to mind) that his dictates should be accepted without question.

One can learn much about the Obama administration as this conflict rages. Without a doubt, the most important thing to be learned is that Barack Obama and his advisors along with his team of 2s at the state department and his ardent supporters in the Democratic party have adopted the same hard-left pro-Hamas meme: Israel in defending itself is an "aggressor," and the murderous Hamas, who would like nothing more than the annihilation of Israel, is the poor "oppressed victim." Like many things that the Left believes, the stupidity, dishonesty, moral inversion, and hypocrisy of the pro-Hamas meme are breathtaking.

As an aside, there are a number of reports (e.g., here) of pro-palestinian protesters (a combination of Muslims and leftists) in the U.S, Canada, and throughout Europe shouting "Heil Hitler," offering the Nazi Salute, and displaying Swastikas. Obviously their solidarity with Hamas in supporting the extermination of the Jews is quite apparent.

I wonder why the Obama administration hasn't issued a "strong" statement suggesting that such behavior is "appalling" and "disgraceful." Oops ... forgot. Nothing about the poor, "oppressed" palestinians can be appalling o disgraceful, can it?