Brain-dead or Antisemitic

Brain-dead or Antisemitic

© David Burton 2024

Brain Dead and/or Antisemitic

     Around the United States and elsewhere in the world, the clueless, the brainless and the antisemites of the world mindlessly parade and demonstrate in support of what they term the poor oppressed innocent and blameless so-called “Palestinians”. These demonstrators blissfully ignore the atrocities perpetrated by the “elected” rulers of the Gaza Strip – Hamas.

     The ignorant demonstrators and others who blamed Israel for defending itself have turned a blind eye to the rapes, murders, beheadings, mutilations, immolations, and kidnappings of women, children, babies, the elderly and young adults that have been well documented and verified. These pro-Palestinian demonstrators refuse to acknowledge the videos showing babies being burned, women tortured and terrorists gleefully cutting off heads of innocent civilians in a hellish show of ruthlessness.

     Human Rights Watch verified four videos from the October 7, 2023 attacks by Hamas-led gunmen, showing three incidents of deliberate killings, and urged that the attacks be investigated as war crimes. Heavily armed men breached the fences separating Israel and Gaza and entered southern Israel. At least 1,400 people were killed, many of them civilians, including children.
     Under international humanitarian law, or the law of armed conflict, targeting civilians is strictly prohibited, and intentionally targeting and killing civilians are war crimes.[1] Kidnapping of civilians is recognized as a crime by every civilized nation on earth.

     On 5 December 2023, President Joe Biden spoke out on the systematic use of sexual violence by Gaza terrorists during the October 7th invasion, condemning Hamas for the rape of Israeli women while also blaming the terror group for the resumption of fighting after last week’s ceasefire.
     The president called for leaders around the world to publicly condemn Hamas, amid evidence suggesting that the rape of Israeli women – and men – was not a rare occurrence during the October 7th invasion, but appeared to be systematic.
     The president also placed the onus on Hamas for the failure to further extend the previous seven-day ceasefire. Just prior to the ceasefire’s end, Hamas terrorists operating in the Gaza Strip violated the ceasefire, launching multiple rockets towards southern Israel.
     In his comments, Biden noted that the terror group also failed to deliver on its pledge to release Israeli women and children held captive. “Let’s be clear, Hamas’ refusal to release the women caused the renewal of fighting . . . The women who are held there are mostly citizens aged 20-39 and Hamas refuses to release them, contrary to the agreements we reached via the Qataris.” Earlier, a State Department spokesman suggested during a press conference that Hamas won’t free the remaining women because they don’t want them to talk about possible sex crimes in captivity. “The fact that they continue to hold women, hostages, the fact that they continue to hold children, hostages, just the fact that it seems one of the reasons they don’t want to turn women over they’ve been holding hostage, and the reason this pause fell apart, is they don’t want those women to be able to talk about what happened to them during their time in custody.”[2] Still, the Israel haters parade through the streets of America “demanding justice for the ‘oppressed’ Palestinians” and condemning Israel for seeking justice and safety for its citizens.

     The truly ignorant ignore the facts that Israel has taken every possible step to minimize civilian casualties in Gaza. In mid-December 2023, U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby praised Israel’s military for protecting Gazan civilians more than almost any other army would, including America itself.
     Referring to a grid of the Gaza Strip that the IDF issued that divided the enclave into hundreds of mini-combat zones so that it could warn those who live in specific areas to flee before its forces enter to clear them of Hamas terrorists, Kirby told journalists, “They have published online maps of places where people can go or not go. That’s basically telegraphing your punches!”
     “There are very few modern militaries in the world that would do that. I don’t know that we would do that.”
     Kirby also told the press briefing that, following American advice, Israel has worked to reduce civilian casualties by carrying out fewer airstrikes in the southern part of the Strip now than it had directed at the northern section at the beginning of the war. Even in the north, he noted, the IDF “mov[ed] in on the ground in a smaller way than they had previously planned to do.” [3] But then, facts are irrelevant to those who hate Jews and Israel!

     Some eighty years ago, the United States and its allies bombed, invaded and destroyed much of Germany. In doing so, the allies did not differentiate Germans from Nazis. In marked contrast, in its effort to destroy Hamas, Israel, warned the citizens of Gaza of where they were going to bomb and told them to vacate those areas. Did the allies do the same in WWII?

     The “Palestinians” have had 30 years to rid themselves of their true oppressors, Hamas, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), the Palestinian Authority (PA), and Fatah. Instead, they have educated their children to hate Jews and the State of Israel, while allowing themselves to be used as cannon fodder by Iran, Hamas and a number of other Islamic terrorist organizations.

     The idiots and Jew-haters marching and demonstrating against Israel are despicable, either for their ignorance or for their blatant disregard of the facts. They deserve the censure of all reasonable people. IF YOU AIN’T AGAINST THEM, YOU ARE WITH THEM!

     Israel responded to the October 7th, 2023 Hamas attack by bombing and attacking Hamas positions in Gaza. Because Hamas had deliberately embedded itself among the civilian population in Gaza, there were casualties among the civilians there. The idiots of the world rose up to condemn Israel for the civilian casualties.

     In 1941, after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States responded by declaring war on Japan and by conducting an all-out war against that aggressor nation – against both the Japanese war-lords who controlled the nation at the time and the rest of the Japanese. It was all-out war; and yes, innocent Japanese civilians suffered just as innocent civilians in Gaza have suffered as a result of their allowing Hamas to come to power and attack Israel.

     For 4-years, from December 7th 1941 until Japan unconditionally surrendered on September 2, 1945 , there were no calls for America to declare a ceasefire, to halt the bombing of the Japanese cities, or to end the suffering of Japanese civilians. Instead, the cry was “Remember Pearl Harbor!” and “Onward to victory!” So should Israel be encouraged today to “Remember October 7th”and “Onward to total victory!”

     Germans allowed the Nazi Party to take over Germany in the 1930’s resulting in the horrors of the holocaust and the European, African and Middle East fighting and destruction of World War II. Again, it was all-out war and once more, there was no call to halt the bombing of Germany. Yes, “innocent” German civilians suffered just as innocent civilians in Gaza have suffered.

     BUT, when Israel defends itself, when Israel seeks to free its civilians who were kidnapped by Islamic terrorists, when Israel pursues murdering invaders, the brain-dead and antisemites rise up in mock horror at the Jewish state having the audacity to want to defend itself and its citizenry.

     October 7 should have been an open-and-shut case of moral condemnation. Invading Hamas gunmen murdered, tortured, mass raped, decapitated, and mutilated some 1,200 Israelis. The vast majority were unarmed women, children, infants, and the elderly The cowardly murderers proudly filmed their atrocities and then fled back to Gaza—to cheers from the Gaza street. Before Israel even retaliated, the mass murdering of Jews earned praise from the Middle East, the international hard left, and especially the faculty and students of elite Western campuses - the world’s the brain-dead and antisemitic.
     When the Israeli Defense Forces struck back, the killers dispersed to the safety of their multibillion-dollar subterranean cities. The cowardly elite architects of the mass murder fled to Arab sanctuaries in Lebanon and Qatar. From its headquarters burrowed below hospitals, mosques, and schools, Hamas bartered hostages for a reprieve from the IDF and the release of its own convicted terrorists in Israeli jails. Hamas shot any of its own supporters who refused to shield Hamas gunmen. It continued launching rockets at Israeli civilian centers. It serially lied about its casualties, expropriating intended relief food and fuel for its underground tunnel city of killers.
     Abroad, Hamas supporters also emulated the methods of the pro-Nazi demonstrators in Western cities of the 1930s. They chanted genocidal anti-Semitic slogans calling for erasure of the nation of Israel. Many wore masks to hide their identities in the fashion of anti-semitic Ku Klux Klansmen. For the first time in their lives, many of the ignorant protestors suddenly professed concern about refugees, colonialism, disproportionality, innocent civilians, and the rules of war.
     These Pro-Hamas crowds were furious that Israel was more effective in retaliation than Hamas and its Iranian supporters were in their preemptive mass murdering. Targeting innocent civilians? Hamas is among the current greatest offenders in the world. It rocketed Israeli cities without warning. It mass murdered Jews in their beds during peace. It exposed Gazans to mortal danger by impressing them as human shields. Hamas shot those who refused to join them.
     The “rules of war” have been continually violated by Hamas. Such protocols require combatants to wear uniforms, not to blend in with civilians, not to use them as shields, not to murder noncombatants, not to rape them, not to mutilate them, and not to execute civilians without trial. Why then would millions ally themselves with this odious reincarnation of the Nazi era SS? Are they opportunists who feel mouthing anti-Western shibboleths gains them career traction in leftist-run media, academia, and popular culture? Are they bullies who count on the Western silent majority remaining quiet as they disrupt lives, trash Western tolerant culture, and commit violence?
     Like the Hamas that they support, these brain-dead protestors and antisemites despise Jews. Why else do they express an existential hatred toward Israelis that they never display to any other group?[4]
     Secretary of State Tony Blinken, America’s top diplomat gave his year-end press conference before he left for another trip to the Mideast for the Israel-Hamas war that the Hamas terror gang launched from Gaza on Oct. 7. In this conference, here is what Blinken had to say (emphases mine).
     “We’ve talked about Israel and Gaza. Let me just say this. We believe that, as we’ve said from the outset, Israel has not only a right but an obligation to defend itself and to try to make sure that Oct. 7 never happens again. Any other country in the world faced with what Israel suffered on Oct. 7 would do the same thing.
     “We’ve also said — and we’ve been very clear — that how Israel does it matters and matters tremendously. And there, too, we’ve been very deeply engaged with them to maximize protections for civilians, to maximize humanitarian assistance, to minimize harm to people in Gaza.
     “One of the things that’s striking to me is that, understandably, everyone would like to see this conflict end as quickly as possible, but if it ends with Hamas remaining in place and having the capacity and the stated intent to repeat Oct. 7 again and again and again, that’s not in the interests of Israel, it’s not in the interests of the region, it’s not in the interests of the world.
     “And what is striking to me is that even as, again, we hear many countries urging the end to this conflict, which we would all like to see, I hear virtually no one saying — demanding of Hamas that it stop hiding behind civilians, that it lay down its arms, that it surrender. This is over tomorrow if Hamas does that.
     “This would have been over a month ago, six weeks ago, if Hamas had done that. And how could it — how can it be that there are no demands made of the aggressor and only demands made of the victim?

     “And again, I come back to this basic proposition. There seems to be silence on what Hamas could do, should do, must do if we want to end the suffering of innocent men, women, and children. It would be, I think, good if the world could unite around that proposition . . .” (Ref.5)

     The brain-dead of the world, along with the those who are simply anti-Israel and/or antisemitic should take note of what the Secretary of State said.

  1. Israel/Palestine: Videos of Hamas-Led Attacks Verified, Human Rights Watch, 18 October 2023.
  2. ‘The world cannot be silent’ – Biden condemns Hamas rapes, blames Hamas for renewal of Gaza war,
    World Israel News, 6 December 2023.
  3. ‘IDF protects civilians more than almost any other army,’ says Biden spokesman, Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News, 14 December 2023.
  4. The Unhinged Among Us, Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness, 30 November 2023.
  5. Editorial: Blinken gets it exactly right: The secretary of state’s eloquent case against Hamas, Daily News,
    21 December 2023.


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