Joy Reid, host for MSNBC, tried to do something that does not at all come natural to her, that something is being clever, by setting up a sort of rhetorical trap for an Israeli official who was a guest on her program. However, things went sideways rather quickly and she ended up falling victim to her own trap when she suggested that Israeli forces try a different sort of strategy if they were trying to target Hamas terrorists in Israel instead of in Gaza.
Look, if you have the intelligence quotient similar to the shoe size of a toddler, it’s probably not a great idea to try and look smart. I mean, if you’re a mental midget trying to appear like an intellectual giant, you’re going to need something more than a proverbial fun house mirror to pull off the illusion.
The Daily Wire is reporting:
Reid set up the question to Mark Regev, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, asking whether Israel would “drop 2,000-pound bombs” on a hospital inside their own borders to take out a Hamas leader — with the implication being that Israel cared less about collateral damage and the possibility of civilian casualties when the civilians were Palestinians.
“Let me ask you this question,” Reid kicked things off. “If you were to discover, the Israeli military were to discover that Yahya Sinwar, who is the Hamas militant who planned the 10/7 attacks, was actually hiding in Israeli territory, hiding in a hospital there with his militants, with his men — would Israel drop 2,000-pound bombs on that hospital?”
“We probably — if it was inside Israel and we had control of the ground, we’d send in our special forces as we have in the past when you’ve got sort of terrorist situations, and we would eliminate him,” Regev responded.
“And you would not do that in Gaza,” Reid said as she attempted to double down on her position, once again implying that forces in Israel were not being careful to try and stop civilian casualties.
“We actually — no, we have. We have sent ground forces into Gaza,” Regev stated in response. “We’re losing soldiers in very difficult firefights between us and the Hamas terrorists. We will reach Sinwar, it’s only a matter of time.”
Reid quickly moved to accuse Israel of a “violation of the Geneva conventions,” arguing it was a war crime to force captured Hamas terrorists to strip down to their underwear.
Regev pushed back on that as well, telling Reid, “So, can I say that the reason they have been asked to strip, except for their underwear, is because Hamas, of course, has been one of the pioneers of the use of explosive vests. And we have had too much experience with people from Hamas blowing themselves up and in the process, killing Israelis around them. And that we would ask people who have surrendered to strip off temporarily. That is a necessity of difficult combat with a terrorist group that has used this tactic repeatedly in the past. Too many Israelis have died from Hamas terrorists who have exploded themselves with explosive vests.”
Reid, like so many others, is simply playing their part in the propaganda game, making up narratives designed to try and paint Israel as some sort of evil, vile colonialist nation trying to oppress the innocent people of Gaza. Listen, these folks actually support Hamas. They chose them to represent them as their government. Let that sink in for a moment. We’re talking about people who ascribe to the belief that jihad — holy war — on those who aren’t Muslims, is a good thing worthy of eternal reward.
This isn’t a political fight, it’s a religious war. If only the left could understand that.
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