An annotated guide to American Middle East madness
- October 15, 2023
From Robert Malley to Antony Blinken to John Kerry, some selected quotes documenting America’s insanity regarding the region.
Take note that a trapped Hamas in extremis will go to desperate lengths to survive, from trying to prompt lone-wolf killings in Western cities to drawing in Arab nations to share in their jihad to enlisting Western elites and expatriate Muslims both to deny it is a murderous organization and simultaneously to cheer on its macabre killing.
What was wrong on every level, and certainly heartless and unwise, was the Biden State Department’s nihilist decision in the very moments of taking power to resume the flow of hundreds of millions of fungible dollars to the Palestinians, much of which no doubt ended up in increased spending for rockets and tunnels.
Note that in 2021 the Biden administration was warned of just that danger by its own state department—and was ignored by diplomats such as yourself: “We assess there is a high risk Hamas could potentially derive indirect, unintentional benefit from U.S. assistance to Gaza.”