NO, JOE BIDEN ISN’T SUPPORTING MASS MUDER IN ISRAEL
THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO THOSE WO ARE QUOTING A TIME MAGAZINE ARTICLE TO THE EFFECT THAT BIDEN IS CONDONING THE MASS MURDER OF PALESTINIANS (and contrasting that with Donald Trump’s supposed approval of Israel’s genocide against Gaza.)
Genocide is the systematic, complete eradication of a cohort group that reduces the cohort to the point where that community can never regenerate itself. Genocides have been attempted quite often in history, but they are rarely successful. Germany failed to exterminate the Jews, or the communists, or Romany people, or the homosexuals because genocide is a mathematical impossibility in a global civilization.
By the same token, It is mathematically impossible for Israel to commit genocide against the Palestinian people because most of the Palestinian people live beyond Israel’s reach, in Jordan, in Egypt and a hundred other countries around the world.
Despite Time magazine’s attempt at character assassination, there is absolutely no evidence that Joe Biden has ever said that he supports the mass murder of Palestinians but that is how one poster presents a distorted impression that this is in fact the case based on the Time magazine article.
Other people, most notably Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, have claimed that the Biden administration is supporting the mass murder of Palestinian citizens but words to that effect have never come out of Joe Biden’s mouth.
Supporting a proven ally in the midst of a battle isn’t the same thing as advocating or supporting the mass murder of civilians. (We – or, more accurately, our parents and grandparents – killed more German civilians in Dresden, and more Japanese civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in a single day than Israel has killed in combat since 1948.)
Oddly enough, there are more than two million Palestinian Arabs and Christians who are living and working in Israel, owning businesses, voting in elections, serving in elective offices, and actually serving in the Israeli police forces and military who are not being murdered en masse and, with the exception of one or two incidents, there has been no such violence (so far) in Israel against Palestinians who live in Israel. That’s not genocide.
Are non-combatant Palestinian citizens being killed by Israeli forces? Yes. Is this mass murder? No. Some are being killed by friendly fire from Hamas. Some are being killed by Israeli forces responding to fire from Hamas.
Is this a tragedy for everyone involved. Yes. Is this something that the Biden government is responsible for? No, because the American government has no control or authority over Israel.
Anyone who thinks that American aid dollars gives the US any influence over Israel is bat shit crazy. Most of that money is actually spent purchasing weapon systems from US weapon makers, and therefore supports the American military complex. Besides which, Israel makes most of its own weapons anyway.
In the end, the final question is always what should have been the first question: Who started it?
If a group of people break into my home during a party, kills some of my relatives and kidnaps others, you better believe that I would – if I were able – hunt those people down to the ends of the earth and kill them all if I could.
So would every Palestinian in Gaza, and every American anywhere in the United States. It isn’t vengeance. It’s justice. It’s not fancied up judicial justice. It’s dusty, small town justice, also known as cold, hard reality. In the real world, no one turns the other cheek.
The timing of the Hamas attack, and the widespread, well-orchestrated public relations campaigns against Israel, against the Jewish people and against the Biden administration isn’t just a series of coincidental accidents.
In fact, if Biden loses in November, it may very well be in part because of what is happening in Israel as it divides the Democratic party into liberal and conservative factions along generational lines, consisting of those opposed to and those not quite as opposed to US support for Israel, and those who support Israel no matter what.
The timing wasn’t an accident. The attacks were timed to deflect attention away from Trump’s legal problems right at the outset of the Republican presidential campaign.
There is absolutely no doubt that Russia, China, Iran, and Hamas, among others, all want Donald Trump back in the White House. They want a weak, possibly deranged deeply-damaged, politically volatile and easily manipulated useful idiot in the Oval Office….and tearing the Democratic Party apart over the current war in Gaza is part of their game plan, along with encouraging a cretin like Robert Kennedy Jr, a DINO like Joe Manchin, or a Russian operative like Jill Stein to mount third party campaigns that will benefit the Republicans at the expense of the Democrats by siphoning off Democratic voters in key states.
This is a full court press against free elections, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly. Try demanding a redress of your grievances without those freedoms.