What the hell is wrong with Bernie Sanders? I can’t be the first person to ever ask that question. Sanders found out that Hillary Clinton had the DNC rig the Democratic Party’s primary election against him and he did pretty much nothing about it, more than likely because it would have hurt the cause for progressive liberalism.
The socialist politician from Vermont recently condemned the Israeli response to riots in Gaza started by Hamas, and he criticized President Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Monday.
During an interview with Mehdi Hasan of the Intercept, Sanders argued that America needs to dial back its involvement abroad and blamed Israel for the violence in Gaza for simply celebrating 70 years of independence and the U.S. embassy opening up in their capital city of Jerusalem.
Hasan said various “human right groups” have accused the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) of committing war crimes.
“Do you believe, as many human rights groups — American, Israeli, Palestinian, European — are saying, that the IDF snipers shooting kids, people in wheelchairs, are those war crimes?” Hasan asked.
“Those are terrible actions,” Sanders said, stopping short of calling them war crimes. “Instead of applauding Israel for its actions, Israel should be condemned. Israel has a right to security, but shooting unarmed protesters is not what it is about.” Sanders didn’t even question Hasan’s wording, he just went along with it as if it was gospel truth.
Let’s get one thing straight. The riots at the Gaza fence were organized by the terror group Hamas, according to Shin Bet, the Israeli internal security service. The purpose of the riots was to deny Israel a couple days of good press over their celebrations. Hamas caused the riots, paying families $100 if the entire family participated in the riots, but in reality they were being used to breach the border fence so that Hamas fighters could go into Israel posing as members of the rioting crowds with the intention of killing as many Israelis as they could. Sanders said nothing about Hamas’ culpability for the riots which left at least 59 Palestinians dead. What kind of leadership sends its people to be killed for propaganda media spots?
Sanders couldn’t keep his terms correct when he said, “When you have a situation in Hamas, where youth unemployment is somewhere around 60 percent.” This prompted Hasan to interrupt.
“Gaza,” Hasan said, correcting Sanders for saying “Hamas.”
After Sanders tried to blame economics for the violence Hasan pushed the useful idiot to talk about the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
“Today’s violence seems to be almost in direct response to the embassy move — some would say an illegal embassy move — how much do you think Donald Trump is responsible for today’s violence?” Hasan asked.
So then why doesn’t Hasan condemn the Palestinians for the violence when the Israelis committed no violence at all when celebrating their independence and the U.S. embassy move? Because Hasan as the same agenda as the Jew haters and American Democrats; to trash Israel at every chance they get.
“It doesn’t matter what it is,” Sanders said. “Obviously Trump is playing a very counterproductive role in every sense.”
Actually, Bernie, it does matter what it is. Hamas sent their own people to their slaughter knowing that the IDF would defend itself and Palestinians would get hurt or killed. There would have been no violence, nobody would have been hurt, and certainly there would have been no needless deaths but for Hamas organizing the riots. But Sanders is either too stupid or too ideological to see the truth, and either way it is Bernie Sanders who should be condemned to taking the side of violent terrorists over innocent people who were minding their own business.
Forget that the last five U.S. presidents promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem and Trump is the only one who followed through on his promise. Forget that about 80 percent of the Israeli government, including its Supreme Court, is already in Jerusalem. The Left will stop at nothing to trash Israel and bash President Trump.
When the discussion switched to Iran Sanders said he was worried that closeness with Saudi Arabia could lead to “an Orwellian nightmare of never-ending war.” “We’ve got to do everything we can to prevent that.”
He also signaled his support for the Iran nuclear deal and answered affirmatively to the question of whether European leaders should stand up to Trump. European leaders are for the Iran deal because of the money involved. Extra chromosome liberals like Bernie Sanders have yet to come to grips that the Iran nuclear deal rather than stop the number one state sponsor of terror in the world from getting a nuclear bomb actually allows Iran through time to build one.
“I think so; you have got to save the deal,” the idiot said. “It’s not just Europe — the United States Congress has got to reassert its authority over foreign policy.” Foreign policy is conducted by the president. This is why the president has a secretary of state and ambassadors and the Congress does not.
Hasan then asked if Democrats should start to campaign against “another illegal war” with Iran. I not familiar with any past illegal wars with Iran, but that’s for another article. Sanders replied that a change in foreign policy is needed.
Do either of these nitwits understand that Donald Trump is not declaring war on Iran? All Trump did was said we’re not going to abide by an illegal deal that was made by the previous administration, illegal, because former president Barack Obama never pushed the deal through the U.S. Senate for the Constitutional approval process of advise and consent for treaties. In fact, nobody ever signed the Iran nuclear deal, so it was never binding anyway.
Barack Obama got us involved in more wars than George W Bush, and he got a Nobel Peace prize before he ever did anything at all. The Left are so incredibly corrupt at all levels.
“The American people do not want us to continue to spend enormous sums of money, put American lives at risk, destabilized the region – we need a change of policy,” Sanders said.
The region was relatively stable until Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton misread the so-called Arab Spring and allowed the Middle East to descend into utter chaos causing tens of thousands of innocent people to be slaughtered at the hands of jihad killers and a migration of Middle East people into European countries.
There is one thing we can thank the corrupt DNC for. Thank God Bernie Sanders never had a shot at 2016. I can’t imagine what the world would look like if that clueless twit ever became president.
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