Bobby calls for “A sustained military campaign”
Which will lead to lots of dead innocent Palestinians, to add to the dead innocent Israelis
Mr Peterson shows his true colours too….
No mention of Ithe sraeli control of Hamas in the source, but still……
“Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on X (Twitter), October 7:
“This ignominious, unprovoked, and barbaric attack on Israel must be met with world condemnation and unequivocal support for the Jewish state’s right to self-defense. We must provide Israel with whatever it needs to defend itself — now. As President, I’ll make sure that our policy is unambiguous so that the enemies of Israel will think long and hard before attempting aggression of any kind.
“I applaud the strong statements of support from the Biden White House for Israel in her hour of need. However, the scale of these attacks means it is likely that Israel will need to wage a sustained military campaign to protect its citizens. Statements of support are fine, but we must follow through with unwavering, resolute, and practical action. America must stand by our ally throughout this operation and beyond as it exercises its sovereign right to self-defense.” (Emphasis added).
To Mr. Kennedy:
You’re unconditionally backing the Israeli war machine against the civilian population and terming the Hamas attack on the Israelis “unprovoked.” You are a comedian.
A sustained military campaign, Bobby? You are surely aware of the numerous war crimes the Israelis committed in Gaza in in Gaza 2008-2009 and repeatedly before that. Their military has no respect for civilians, any more than Hamas does, and yet instead of working for a cease fire and negotiations, you are urging the Israeli military to engage in another military offensive that will inevitably result in another massacre of civilians in Gaza.
Instead of pursuing peace, as your father and uncle did, you adopt a monolithic posture, which pointedly excludes concerns for the human rights of oppressed Palestinians. The Palestinians have been robbed of their land, subjected to mass murder, and now live under a regime ruled by openly racist, anti-Arab bigots who have confined two million human beings to a tiny strip of what was Palestine. You have turned a blind eye to all of it.
Hamas is a terror organization, and what they did is wrong on all counts. However, in terms of being provoked —Israeli treatment of the Palestinians in Gaza has been a case of one provocation after another, including the massive slaughter in 2008-2009 by the Israeli military. How could you forget? Read Norman Finkelstein’s Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom, and get an education.
The Israeli regime does not want peace. Their ethno-religious objective is total possession of Palestine and the ethnic-cleansing of the Palestinians.
Tragically, in using Israeli tactics to fight for freedom, Hamas has become what they oppose. Not one single Israeli or Palestinian civilian should be threatened or harmed by either side.
Mr. Kennedy, I haven’t heard you utter one word this October in defense of innocent Palestinians or Palestinian human rights. This leads me to ask whether you are selling out the Palestinian people to salvage your political ambitions? You know that it is a fact, not a “trope,” that the US government is a satrapy of the ethno-religious nationalist colony misnamed, “Israel.”
You know that the US media, whether the AP or Fox News, the New York Times or the Washington Post, are ideologically, Zionist-occupied news rooms.
You are undoubtedly fully aware that both the Democrats and the Republicans, are Zionist-occupied parties, incapable of objectivity toward Palestinian rights.
You know that the Israeli lobby is among the most powerful instruments of political and economic coercion in the United States.
Cognizant of these facts—as you must be as the scion of a storied political dynasty—you understand the degree to which your candidacy for the presidency and nomination by the Democratic party, would be seriously imperiled were you to state the truth about Palestine.
You and others like you — Peterson, Hanson and hundreds of influencers and leaders — have chosen a profile in cowardice, rather than a profile in courage.”