Biden’s Bomb ‘Pause’ Will Cause Israeli Soldiers to Die in Booby-trapped Buildings

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Biden’s Bomb ‘Pause’ Will Cause Israeli Soldiers to Die in Booby-trapped Buildings

10 May 2024 ~~ By Joel Pollack

President Joe Biden’s decision to withhold bombs from Israel will cause more Israeli soldiers to die in booby-trapped buildings that would otherwise have been destroyed from the air, according to a military source in Israel.
As Breitbart News reported, the Biden administration confirmed this week that it had withheld 2,500-lb. and 500-lb. bombs, and would also withhold artillery rounds, in opposition to Israel’s decision to attack Hamas’s last stronghold in Rafah.
Israel, which views the defeat of Hamas in Rafah as a military necessity, has decided to continue its operation. But in order to avoid antagonizing Biden, or running out of bombs, Israel will have to send soldiers directly into buildings.
“Everything is rigged to blow [in Rafah],” a military source said. “We are being engaged in numerous buildings, and tunnels rigged in a manner we have not yet encountered. Hamas is organized, and was waiting ready for the IDF to enter Rafah.”
~Snip~
The IDF is prepared for a slow, methodical campaign in Rafah. But that also means Israel will have to accept a higher number of military casualties than it otherwise would have.
And it means many Israelis are angry at President Biden.


Commentary:
Seems as though there's much more to this story the MSM is conveniently omitting. Like a lot of other quite relevant facts about many other stories.
Biden's EXO embargo on precision weapons to Israel ensures more casualties on bith sides.
All Gazan deaths in this war are the fault of Hamas and the Gazans for supporting the 10/7 genocide, the terror sympathizers and financiers like Biden.
Strangely, we have not heard from Biden or Blinken responses to Hamas stealing aid? They deflect, and say Israel needs to “do more”, and increase supplies. A few days ago Hamas fired on one of the aid crossings, killing four IDF soldiers and injuring nine others. The bodies weren’t yet buried before Biden/Blinken were demanding the crossing be reopened for aid delivery.
Unfortunately, we have more Neo Marxist Commies walking the halls of Congress than there are in all 11 time zones of Russia that support this terrorism.
 

Biden’s Bomb ‘Pause’ Will Cause Israeli Soldiers to Die in Booby-trapped Buildings

10 May 2024 ~~ By Joel Pollack

President Joe Biden’s decision to withhold bombs from Israel will cause more Israeli soldiers to die in booby-trapped buildings that would otherwise have been destroyed from the air, according to a military source in Israel.
As Breitbart News reported, the Biden administration confirmed this week that it had withheld 2,500-lb. and 500-lb. bombs, and would also withhold artillery rounds, in opposition to Israel’s decision to attack Hamas’s last stronghold in Rafah.
Israel, which views the defeat of Hamas in Rafah as a military necessity, has decided to continue its operation. But in order to avoid antagonizing Biden, or running out of bombs, Israel will have to send soldiers directly into buildings.
“Everything is rigged to blow [in Rafah],” a military source said. “We are being engaged in numerous buildings, and tunnels rigged in a manner we have not yet encountered. Hamas is organized, and was waiting ready for the IDF to enter Rafah.”
~Snip~
The IDF is prepared for a slow, methodical campaign in Rafah. But that also means Israel will have to accept a higher number of military casualties than it otherwise would have.
And it means many Israelis are angry at President Biden.


Commentary:
Seems as though there's much more to this story the MSM is conveniently omitting. Like a lot of other quite relevant facts about many other stories.
Biden's EXO embargo on precision weapons to Israel ensures more casualties on bith sides.
All Gazan deaths in this war are the fault of Hamas and the Gazans for supporting the 10/7 genocide, the terror sympathizers and financiers like Biden.
Strangely, we have not heard from Biden or Blinken responses to Hamas stealing aid? They deflect, and say Israel needs to “do more”, and increase supplies. A few days ago Hamas fired on one of the aid crossings, killing four IDF soldiers and injuring nine others. The bodies weren’t yet buried before Biden/Blinken were demanding the crossing be reopened for aid delivery.
Unfortunately, we have more Neo Marxist Commies walking the halls of Congress than there are in all 11 time zones of Russia that support this terrorism.

Then Israel needs to react accordingly.
 

Biden’s Bomb ‘Pause’ Will Cause Israeli Soldiers to Die in Booby-trapped Buildings

10 May 2024 ~~ By Joel Pollack

President Joe Biden’s decision to withhold bombs from Israel will cause more Israeli soldiers to die in booby-trapped buildings that would otherwise have been destroyed from the air, according to a military source in Israel.
As Breitbart News reported, the Biden administration confirmed this week that it had withheld 2,500-lb. and 500-lb. bombs, and would also withhold artillery rounds, in opposition to Israel’s decision to attack Hamas’s last stronghold in Rafah.
Israel, which views the defeat of Hamas in Rafah as a military necessity, has decided to continue its operation. But in order to avoid antagonizing Biden, or running out of bombs, Israel will have to send soldiers directly into buildings.
“Everything is rigged to blow [in Rafah],” a military source said. “We are being engaged in numerous buildings, and tunnels rigged in a manner we have not yet encountered. Hamas is organized, and was waiting ready for the IDF to enter Rafah.”
~Snip~
The IDF is prepared for a slow, methodical campaign in Rafah. But that also means Israel will have to accept a higher number of military casualties than it otherwise would have.
And it means many Israelis are angry at President Biden.


Commentary:
Seems as though there's much more to this story the MSM is conveniently omitting. Like a lot of other quite relevant facts about many other stories.
Biden's EXO embargo on precision weapons to Israel ensures more casualties on bith sides.
All Gazan deaths in this war are the fault of Hamas and the Gazans for supporting the 10/7 genocide, the terror sympathizers and financiers like Biden.
Strangely, we have not heard from Biden or Blinken responses to Hamas stealing aid? They deflect, and say Israel needs to “do more”, and increase supplies. A few days ago Hamas fired on one of the aid crossings, killing four IDF soldiers and injuring nine others. The bodies weren’t yet buried before Biden/Blinken were demanding the crossing be reopened for aid delivery.
Unfortunately, we have more Neo Marxist Commies walking the halls of Congress than there are in all 11 time zones of Russia that support this terrorism.

Joe Biden, or as Obama (loosely) called him "Mr. F Up" is clearly our worst president in history
 

Biden’s Bomb ‘Pause’ Will Cause Israeli Soldiers to Die in Booby-trapped Buildings

10 May 2024 ~~ By Joel Pollack

President Joe Biden’s decision to withhold bombs from Israel will cause more Israeli soldiers to die in booby-trapped buildings that would otherwise have been destroyed from the air, according to a military source in Israel.
As Breitbart News reported, the Biden administration confirmed this week that it had withheld 2,500-lb. and 500-lb. bombs, and would also withhold artillery rounds, in opposition to Israel’s decision to attack Hamas’s last stronghold in Rafah.
Israel, which views the defeat of Hamas in Rafah as a military necessity, has decided to continue its operation. But in order to avoid antagonizing Biden, or running out of bombs, Israel will have to send soldiers directly into buildings.
“Everything is rigged to blow [in Rafah],” a military source said. “We are being engaged in numerous buildings, and tunnels rigged in a manner we have not yet encountered. Hamas is organized, and was waiting ready for the IDF to enter Rafah.”
~Snip~
The IDF is prepared for a slow, methodical campaign in Rafah. But that also means Israel will have to accept a higher number of military casualties than it otherwise would have.
And it means many Israelis are angry at President Biden.


Commentary:
Seems as though there's much more to this story the MSM is conveniently omitting. Like a lot of other quite relevant facts about many other stories.
Biden's EXO embargo on precision weapons to Israel ensures more casualties on bith sides.
All Gazan deaths in this war are the fault of Hamas and the Gazans for supporting the 10/7 genocide, the terror sympathizers and financiers like Biden.
Strangely, we have not heard from Biden or Blinken responses to Hamas stealing aid? They deflect, and say Israel needs to “do more”, and increase supplies. A few days ago Hamas fired on one of the aid crossings, killing four IDF soldiers and injuring nine others. The bodies weren’t yet buried before Biden/Blinken were demanding the crossing be reopened for aid delivery.
Unfortunately, we have more Neo Marxist Commies walking the halls of Congress than there are in all 11 time zones of Russia that support this terrorism.
America lost two buildings and took out two countries in response.

Israel, however, can pound sand apparently after thousands were raped, tortured, and murdered, some even being American citizens that were taken hostage by Ham's Ass Biden and the rest of the world cares nothing about.
 
Israel will be just fine.

The pro-Israel side is busy blasting Biden, calling this pause anti-semitic, saying how DARE the US tell them what they can and cannot do with the weapons we are providing them.

Yet, we place constraints how Ukraine can use weaponry we provide….so why not Israel? Why a different standard here?
 
Israel will be just fine.

The pro-Israel side is busy blasting Biden, calling this pause anti-semitic, saying how DARE the US tell them what they can and cannot do with the weapons we are providing them.

Yet, we place constraints how Ukraine can use weaponry we provide….so why not Israel? Why a different standard here?
An unprincipled, opportunistic politician like Biden is not anti or pro anything other than getting elected. In Ukraine, Biden laid the restriction on using US weapons to attack Russia beyond the border to avoid a potential conflict between the US and Russia, but in Gaza the "pause" in delivering weapons to Israel is the result of a 180 degree change in US policy from supporting the destruction of Hamas to saving Hamas from destruction. Biden is less concerned about Gaza than he is about Dearborn: a completely unprincipled politician.
 
An unprincipled, opportunistic politician like Biden is not anti or pro anything other than getting elected. In Ukraine, Biden laid the restriction on using US weapons to attack Russia beyond the border to avoid a potential conflict between the US and Russia, but in Gaza the "pause" in delivering weapons to Israel is the result of a 180 degree change in US policy from supporting the destruction of Hamas to saving Hamas from destruction. Biden is less concerned about Gaza than he is about Dearborn: a completely unprincipled politician.
Double standards at play.

The pause had NO material effect on Israel's ability to wage war in Gaza (unlike the effect that Congresses substantial delay approving aid for Ukraine) and it affected only a tiny fraction ofweapons flowing to Israel and had zero effect on Hamas.

The constraints were due to a legitimate concern that our weapons were being used in a way that violated international law and our own laws. They are also due legitimate concerns about this spiraling into a much larger regional conflict.

Israel, unlike Ukraine, has no constraints on how far it can take its offensive operations beyond it's borders. Any attempts to constrain how our weapons are being used are being met cries of antisemitism.

Both Ukraine and Israel are fighting existential battles, but different standards are being applied.
 
Double standards at play.

The pause had NO material effect on Israel's ability to wage war in Gaza (unlike the effect that Congresses substantial delay approving aid for Ukraine) and it affected only a tiny fraction ofweapons flowing to Israel and had zero effect on Hamas.

The constraints were due to a legitimate concern that our weapons were being used in a way that violated international law and our own laws. They are also due legitimate concerns about this spiraling into a much larger regional conflict.

Israel, unlike Ukraine, has no constraints on how far it can take its offensive operations beyond it's borders. Any attempts to constrain how our weapons are being used are being met cries of antisemitism.

Both Ukraine and Israel are fighting existential battles, but different standards are being applied.
Clearly you are incapable of putting up any post that isn't based on a lie. Biden's government has continued to assert there is no evidence of any war crimes by Israel in Gaza and there is no evidence US weapons have violated any US restrictions on their use. Biden's pause in delivering the weapons is based solely on his efforts to win the Muslim vote in Michigan.
 

Biden’s Bomb ‘Pause’ Will Cause Israeli Soldiers to Die in Booby-trapped Buildings

10 May 2024 ~~ By Joel Pollack

President Joe Biden’s decision to withhold bombs from Israel will cause more Israeli soldiers to die in booby-trapped buildings that would otherwise have been destroyed from the air, according to a military source in Israel.
As Breitbart News reported, the Biden administration confirmed this week that it had withheld 2,500-lb. and 500-lb. bombs, and would also withhold artillery rounds, in opposition to Israel’s decision to attack Hamas’s last stronghold in Rafah.
Israel, which views the defeat of Hamas in Rafah as a military necessity, has decided to continue its operation. But in order to avoid antagonizing Biden, or running out of bombs, Israel will have to send soldiers directly into buildings.
“Everything is rigged to blow [in Rafah],” a military source said. “We are being engaged in numerous buildings, and tunnels rigged in a manner we have not yet encountered. Hamas is organized, and was waiting ready for the IDF to enter Rafah.”
~Snip~
The IDF is prepared for a slow, methodical campaign in Rafah. But that also means Israel will have to accept a higher number of military casualties than it otherwise would have.
And it means many Israelis are angry at President Biden.


Commentary:
Seems as though there's much more to this story the MSM is conveniently omitting. Like a lot of other quite relevant facts about many other stories.
Biden's EXO embargo on precision weapons to Israel ensures more casualties on bith sides.
All Gazan deaths in this war are the fault of Hamas and the Gazans for supporting the 10/7 genocide, the terror sympathizers and financiers like Biden.
Strangely, we have not heard from Biden or Blinken responses to Hamas stealing aid? They deflect, and say Israel needs to “do more”, and increase supplies. A few days ago Hamas fired on one of the aid crossings, killing four IDF soldiers and injuring nine others. The bodies weren’t yet buried before Biden/Blinken were demanding the crossing be reopened for aid delivery.
Unfortunately, we have more Neo Marxist Commies walking the halls of Congress than there are in all 11 time zones of Russia that support this terrorism.
Israel so weak it cant blow up buildings w/o US technology and instruction.
 
Clearly you are incapable of putting up any post that isn't based on a lie. Biden's government has continued to assert there is no evidence of any war crimes by Israel in Gaza and there is no evidence US weapons have violated any US restrictions on their use. Biden's pause in delivering the weapons is based solely on his efforts to win the Muslim vote in Michigan.


Nothing in my post was a lie. Perhaps you should read more carefully before ranting away.

Biden is walking a political line between the two factions of his party, and has essentially caved to Israel’s demands every time. Biden’s ”red line” keeps shifting and his claim of “no war crimes” is not (yet) based on evidence.

Even his own State Department issued an intelligence memo expressing grave concerns about possible war crimes . We will see when the dust settles, what investigations show.

Now, back to your defense of double standards.
 
Nothing in my post was a lie. Perhaps you should read more carefully before ranting away.

Biden is walking a political line between the two factions of his party, and has essentially caved to Israel’s demands every time. Biden’s ”red line” keeps shifting and his claim of “no war crimes” is not (yet) based on evidence.

Even his own State Department issued an intelligence memo expressing grave concerns about possible war crimes . We will see when the dust settles, what investigations show.

Now, back to your defense of double standards.
And you continue to lie. Biden's State Dept. last week stated there was no evidence of Israeli war crimes in Gaza and that there were no violations of the conditions for using US weapons, and yet he "paused" delivery of weapons, and we all know it was to pander to the Muslims in Michigan. Not only has this unprincipled, opportunistic politician stopped promised weapons transfers but he has also completely reversed US policy to try to woo the Muslims in Michigan, going from supporting the destruction of Hamas to now wanting to end the fighting with Hamas still in power.
 
And you continue to lie. Biden's State Dept. last week stated there was no evidence of Israeli war crimes in Gaza and that there were no violations of the conditions for using US weapons, and yet he "paused" delivery of weapons, and we all know it was to pander to the Muslims in Michigan. Not only has this unprincipled, opportunistic politician stopped promised weapons transfers but he has also completely reversed US policy to try to woo the Muslims in Michigan, going from supporting the destruction of Hamas to now wanting to end the fighting with Hamas still in power.
Stop lying. Biden and members of his administration, have repeatedly said there are other ways of taking out Hamas than a full scale assault on Rafah and they would support Israel in it. They have also said they wanted to see a credible plan for moving civilians out of harms way.

I have found nothing from the State Department definitively saying either that Israel had or had not violated international law in its conduct of the war.

They issued a lengthy review, that this article summarized here:

A U.S. State Department report said Friday it was "reasonable to assess" that Israel has violated international humanitarian law while carrying out military operations in Gaza. But the report stopped short of drawing any final or sweeping conclusions about Israeli conduct in the war against Hamas.

Any more double standards? The constraints applied on Israel are no different than those applied on Ukraine.
 
Stop lying. Biden and members of his administration, have repeatedly said there are other ways of taking out Hamas than a full scale assault on Rafah and they would support Israel in it. They have also said they wanted to see a credible plan for moving civilians out of harms way.

I have found nothing from the State Department definitively saying either that Israel had or had not violated international law in its conduct of the war.

They issued a lengthy review, that this article summarized here:

A U.S. State Department report said Friday it was "reasonable to assess" that Israel has violated international humanitarian law while carrying out military operations in Gaza. But the report stopped short of drawing any final or sweeping conclusions about Israeli conduct in the war against Hamas.

Any more double standards? The constraints applied on Israel are no different than those applied on Ukraine.
I am not the one who is lying.

Biden calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza during speech at Morehouse College



President Joe Biden, speaking at the commencement for Morehouse College graduates, delivered a forceful call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza paired with the release of Israeli hostages – while urging a long-term political solution to the crisis.


An immediate ceasefire leaves Hamas intact, and although Hamas has been weakened, it is still the most powerful group in Gaza. This is a complete reversal of Biden's position before being threatened by the Muslims in Michigan. But this is typical Joe Biden. He was one of the most gung-ho boosters of the war in Iraq while it was popular and one of its harshest critics once it lost its popularity.

While the Biden administration did say there were other ways than an assault on Rafah to defeat Hamas, no one in the administration was ever able to say how. During this period Blinken has been hard a work trying to convince Israel to agree to the Saudi plan which called for an immediate ceasefire and the guarantee of a Palestinian state. In other words, the "other way" to defeat Hamas was to leave Hamas in power and create a Palestinian state. Finally at his commencement address at Morehouse college, he came right out and demanded an immediate ceasefire. Clearly there never was another plan to defeat Hamas than taking Rafah. We haven't heard a single honest word from this administration since the Muslims in Michigan refused to vote for him.

In March, the State Dept. reported that it had no evidence Israel had violated International law in Gaza.


In May the State Dept. once again reprorted it had no evidencee of any Israeli violation of international law, but despite having no evidence of any violation of international law, this time the State Dept. concluded it was reasonable to think it had, demonstrating conclusively that Biden had completely reversed his position on the war now that he was so desperately hunting for Muslim votes in Michigan. He is still trailing Trump in Michigan.
 
I am not the one who is lying.

Biden calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza during speech at Morehouse College

President Joe Biden, speaking at the commencement for Morehouse College graduates, delivered a forceful call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza paired with the release of Israeli hostages – while urging a long-term political solution to the crisis.


An immediate ceasefire leaves Hamas intact, and although Hamas has been weakened, it is still the most powerful group in Gaza. This is a complete reversal of Biden's position before being threatened by the Muslims in Michigan. But this is typical Joe Biden. He was one of the most gung-ho boosters of the war in Iraq while it was popular and one of its harshest critics once it lost its popularity.

From the State Department Briefing on March 25th:
And we had talked about different versions. As you may recall, there was a different draft that was put forward first that called for a permanent ceasefire, which is not something that we supported. We, as you know, want to see an immediate ceasefire, but linked to hostages, and then we want to build that into something more enduring. So we had been in close contact with them about this resolution. And as I said, we believe this resolution is consistent with our policy on this matter, and consistent with what we believe to be the Government of Israel’s policy, so we have had conversations with them over the last 24 hours, and I’m sure those will continue.

What he said at Morehouse:
That’s why I’ve called for an immediate ceasefire — an immediate ceasefire to stop the fighting — (applause) — bring the hostages home. And I’ve been working on a deal as we speak, working around the clock to lead an international effort to get more aid into Gaza, rebuild Gaza.

You are lying or your BDS is getting in the way. There is no change in policy. An immediate ceasefire, to get the hostages out and possibly work toward a long term solution is not a permanent ceasefire and not a change in policy which, by the way, is not made in commencement speeches to college graduates.



While the Biden administration did say there were other ways than an assault on Rafah to defeat Hamas, no one in the administration was ever able to say how.

Some general ideas were mentioned publically, and there have been some high level discussions among US and Israeli military and security leaders. Do you seriously they would release detailed information and plans to the general public?


During this period Blinken has been hard a work trying to convince Israel to agree to the Saudi plan which called for an immediate ceasefire and the guarantee of a Palestinian state. In other words, the "other way" to defeat Hamas was to leave Hamas in power and create a Palestinian state. Finally at his commencement address at Morehouse college, he came right out and demanded an immediate ceasefire. Clearly there never was another plan to defeat Hamas than taking Rafah. We haven't heard a single honest word from this administration since the Muslims in Michigan refused to vote for him.

Again. Immediate ceasefire is not the same as a permanent ceasefire per State Department briefing which is a more accurate source of information than a college commencement address. As for a two state solution? It is the only path to a lasting peace.


In March, the State Dept. reported that it had no evidence Israel had violated International law in Gaza.


That is not exactly true or maybe it is just your spin. In May, the State Department stated in its report, that it was “reasonable to assess” that Israel had violated International Humanitarian Law during it’s conduct of the Gaza war. The report looked at two key areas: whether Israel had violated international law while using US weapons and whether Israel was restricting Humanitarian aid.

The State Department findings cited multiple examples where large numbers of Palestinian civilians were killed in Israeli airstrikes. The reports said these instances raised serious concerns, but the U.S. did not have enough evidence to reach definitive conclusions.​

In other words, it did NOT say there was “no evidence”, as you claim, just not enough for a definitive conclusion. Big difference.

On humanitarian aid:
On the question of humanitarian aid for Gaza, the report stated that Israel initially did not cooperate with the U.S. and international aid groups to let in humanitarian aid and thus "contributed significantly" to the lack of aid to the Palestinian people.
But that has changed over time, the report added.
"We do not currently assess that the Israeli government is prohibiting or otherwise restricting the transport or delivery of U.S. humanitarian assistance," it said.

In other words, Israel was originally restricting or blocking aid but is no longer doing so. Considering the timing, that is likely due to sustained pressure from allies and the international community. Deliberate starvation as a tool of war IS a war crime.


In a May 13th State Department briefing, it was further reiterated:

So there’s no policy change to announce, Shaun. What the report makes clear is that – first, to take a little bit of a step back, the report makes clear that this is a very complex and complicated battlefield. It is a very dense and urban setting. We are also dealing with a belligerent – in this case, Hamas – that has a clear track record and history of co-locating itself with civilians and civilian infrastructure, using civilians as human shields. We’ve also made clear in the report that the IDF has taken – undertaken steps to implement international humanitarian law obligations for the protections of civilians in the current conflict, including requirements that are related to distinction, proportionality, and others.
But we also are clear in our report that it’s reasonable to assess that defense articles covered under the National Security Memorandum have been used by Israeli security forces in instances that are inconsistent with its IHL obligations. But we also have no direct indication of Israel intentionally targeting civilians.
But to take us back – a step back, Shaun – and I guess this addresses kind of your broader question – a country’s overall commitment to international humanitarian law is not necessarily disproven by what may be individual IHL violations. And the most important thing here is that Israel does not – Israel does have a number of ongoing, active criminal investigations pending, and there are hundreds of other cases under administrative review. Israel has taken steps to – and is taking steps to – hold itself and its actions accountable.
Simultaneously, we also continue to have tools are our disposal that existed before the National Security Memorandum and existed afterwards, things like the CHIRG process, the Leahy process, the Conventional Arms Transfer Policy, end-use monitoring, and other things, to continue to assess and continue to look into instances that are reported to us that may be concerning. The same is – can be said about humanitarian aid. We continue to monitor that situation very closely, and we’ll continue to assess the Government of Israel by its actions as it relates to humanitarian aid.

The press briefings are very nuanced, indicate areas of concern, areas where IHL may have been violated, and areas where Israel has improved its operations. There is nothing in the report itself that actually states “no evidence found” that Israel broke international law, in fact it refers to “credible” allegations several times. The only thing they stated close to what you claim is that there wasn’t enough to draw firm conclusions. Either way.
 
From the State Department Briefing on March 25th:
And we had talked about different versions. As you may recall, there was a different draft that was put forward first that called for a permanent ceasefire, which is not something that we supported. We, as you know, want to see an immediate ceasefire, but linked to hostages, and then we want to build that into something more enduring. So we had been in close contact with them about this resolution. And as I said, we believe this resolution is consistent with our policy on this matter, and consistent with what we believe to be the Government of Israel’s policy, so we have had conversations with them over the last 24 hours, and I’m sure those will continue.

What he said at Morehouse:
That’s why I’ve called for an immediate ceasefire — an immediate ceasefire to stop the fighting — (applause) — bring the hostages home. And I’ve been working on a deal as we speak, working around the clock to lead an international effort to get more aid into Gaza, rebuild Gaza.

You are lying or your BDS is getting in the way. There is no change in policy. An immediate ceasefire, to get the hostages out and possibly work toward a long term solution is not a permanent ceasefire and not a change in policy which, by the way, is not made in commencement speeches to college graduates.





Some general ideas were mentioned publically, and there have been some high level discussions among US and Israeli military and security leaders. Do you seriously they would release detailed information and plans to the general public?




Again. Immediate ceasefire is not the same as a permanent ceasefire per State Department briefing which is a more accurate source of information than a college commencement address. As for a two state solution? It is the only path to a lasting peace.





That is not exactly true or maybe it is just your spin. In May, the State Department stated in its report, that it was “reasonable to assess” that Israel had violated International Humanitarian Law during it’s conduct of the Gaza war. The report looked at two key areas: whether Israel had violated international law while using US weapons and whether Israel was restricting Humanitarian aid.

The State Department findings cited multiple examples where large numbers of Palestinian civilians were killed in Israeli airstrikes. The reports said these instances raised serious concerns, but the U.S. did not have enough evidence to reach definitive conclusions.​

In other words, it did NOT say there was “no evidence”, as you claim, just not enough for a definitive conclusion. Big difference.

On humanitarian aid:
On the question of humanitarian aid for Gaza, the report stated that Israel initially did not cooperate with the U.S. and international aid groups to let in humanitarian aid and thus "contributed significantly" to the lack of aid to the Palestinian people.
But that has changed over time, the report added.
"We do not currently assess that the Israeli government is prohibiting or otherwise restricting the transport or delivery of U.S. humanitarian assistance," it said.

In other words, Israel was originally restricting or blocking aid but is no longer doing so. Considering the timing, that is likely due to sustained pressure from allies and the international community. Deliberate starvation as a tool of war IS a war crime.


In a May 13th State Department briefing, it was further reiterated:

So there’s no policy change to announce, Shaun. What the report makes clear is that – first, to take a little bit of a step back, the report makes clear that this is a very complex and complicated battlefield. It is a very dense and urban setting. We are also dealing with a belligerent – in this case, Hamas – that has a clear track record and history of co-locating itself with civilians and civilian infrastructure, using civilians as human shields. We’ve also made clear in the report that the IDF has taken – undertaken steps to implement international humanitarian law obligations for the protections of civilians in the current conflict, including requirements that are related to distinction, proportionality, and others.
But we also are clear in our report that it’s reasonable to assess that defense articles covered under the National Security Memorandum have been used by Israeli security forces in instances that are inconsistent with its IHL obligations. But we also have no direct indication of Israel intentionally targeting civilians.
But to take us back – a step back, Shaun – and I guess this addresses kind of your broader question – a country’s overall commitment to international humanitarian law is not necessarily disproven by what may be individual IHL violations. And the most important thing here is that Israel does not – Israel does have a number of ongoing, active criminal investigations pending, and there are hundreds of other cases under administrative review. Israel has taken steps to – and is taking steps to – hold itself and its actions accountable.
Simultaneously, we also continue to have tools are our disposal that existed before the National Security Memorandum and existed afterwards, things like the CHIRG process, the Leahy process, the Conventional Arms Transfer Policy, end-use monitoring, and other things, to continue to assess and continue to look into instances that are reported to us that may be concerning. The same is – can be said about humanitarian aid. We continue to monitor that situation very closely, and we’ll continue to assess the Government of Israel by its actions as it relates to humanitarian aid.

The press briefings are very nuanced, indicate areas of concern, areas where IHL may have been violated, and areas where Israel has improved its operations. There is nothing in the report itself that actually states “no evidence found” that Israel broke international law, in fact it refers to “credible” allegations several times. The only thing they stated close to what you claim is that there wasn’t enough to draw firm conclusions. Either way.
Nothing but bullshit from you ever. I don't think you have ever posted an honest word. Biden called for an immediate ceasefire and that would leave Hamas in power, and although he and Blinken said there were other ways of defeating Hamas than taking Rafah, no one in the administration has ever said what they were. Before the Michigan Muslims refused to vote for him, he was 100% in agreement with Israel that Hamas had to be defeated, and now he wants an immediate ceasefire with no specific plans for defeating Hamas in any other way.

In case there is any small part of you that may have an honest interest in the situation, Biden's worst nightmare, is that after the defeat of Hamas, there is no rational alternative to Israel taking complete control of Gaza, and if that happens during the election, it will split the Democratic Party and cost him key battleground states like Michigan and Minnesota and perhaps the election. Everything the Biden administration has said and done since the Michigan Muslims refused to vote for him in the primary has been to avoid this outcome, which is exactly the outcome he supported before the Michigan primary.
 

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