May 20, 2024

It doesn’t take. a rocket scientist to understand that weakness and appeasement will embolden bad actors and lead to more trouble. 

Joe Biden’s decision to hold back weapons from Israel made Hamas believe they need not give in, give up the hostages, or make a deal. Instead, Hamas is now firing rockets from Rafah, and Hezbollah is also firing more rockets into northern Israel.

Hamas launched rockets from Rafah at the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on Friday for the first time since December, as Iranian proxy Hezbollah sent a barrage of rockets into the northern Israel city of Kiryat Shmona, causing a massive fire. Within the Gaza Strip on Friday, four Israeli soldiers were killed.

They got the message from Joe Biden. 

“When administration officials attacked or berated Israel publicly previously during the war, Hamas hardened its demands in return for releasing hostages, in fact delaying and minimizing the chances of success of the delicate negotiation,” Jonathan Conricus told Fox News Digital. Conricus served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for 24 years as a combat commander in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

“When Israel’s enemies detect tension between the U.S. and its most loyal and steadfast ally in the region, Israel, it emboldens them to attack Israel more and continue with their tactics of using human shields, since they understand that the U.S. will eventually punish Israel for defending itself, regardless of Hamas and Hezbollah’s actions.”

This isn’t difficult to understand, except perhaps for Joe Biden. 

Conricus, who served as an IDF spokesman during the Gaza war and is now a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies added, “In the short term, these American statements will lead to enhanced violence and fighting, since they embolden Israel’s enemies. In the long term, they may push another American Middle Eastern ally away from the U.S. sphere of influence, and reinforce concerns harbored by many U.S. partners about the quality and steadfastness of U.S. support when needed the most.”

This is also Joe Biden — this is what he is showing the rest of the world. We saw it in Afghanistan, and now here it is with Israel. He has no problem throwing allies under the bus if he thinks it will somehow benefit him politically. He has no problem leaving allies in the lurch. So why would any allies stick with us or help us anywhere when he behaves like this? They will believe we cannot be trusted to keep our word. This is an incredibly dangerous policy to take. That is the legacy of Joe Biden. 

The ironic thing is that his ridiculous moves aren’t going to get him the votes he craves in any event and it’s just going to move more people away from him, as we’ve seen. It looks as though, just like with Afghanistan that started his slide in the polls, this has opened up a lot of people’s eyes to just how bad he is, with even Never Trump folks and liberal Democrats leaving him over this. 


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