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On Hamas, Biden Chose Dishonor and Will Get War

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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On September 29, 1938, Winston Churchill rose in the House of Commons to challenge the mood of celebration that followed Neville Chamberlain’s meeting with Hitler at Munich. Contrary to the Prime Minister’s proclamation that he had secured “peace in our time,” Churchill warned Chamberlain, “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.”

In the aftermath of Iran’s recent assault on Israel, the Biden administration has embraced this pathos, urging Israel to celebrate the lack of casualties beyond a Bedouin girl, an approach encapsulated by Joe Biden’s reported words to Bibi Netanyahu: “You got a win. Take the win.”

In Biden’s view, Israel should be grateful that this time, at least, Tehran’s effort to annihilate them proved largely symbolic. Hitler too merely symbolically reoccupied the Rhineland and was considerate enough to halt at the French border – in 1936. The French and British Ministers, so quick to congratulate themselves on avoiding an uncontrolled escalation that year, would eventually come to rue their decision to “take the win.”

Seven months after Hamas terrorists invaded Israel, killing over 1,200 civilians, the Biden administration can credit itself with war as far as the eye can see in the Middle East, along with dishonor both at home and abroad. The administration’s success in bringing dishonor onto the United States is probably one of the only things that the TikTok-addled college students disrupting Biden’s events with charges of genocide and seasoned observers of international affairs from both parties can agree on.

In April 2024, the United States has managed the amazing feat of convincing hundreds of millions of people that it is complicit in a military campaign waged by an ally, while at the same time having done everything in its power to hamstring that ally and prevent a victory.

Israelis feel less safe, as do Jewish Americans who are forced to disguise their religion in public lest they face antisemitic attacks on a scale greater than when the KKK was at its height. Pro-Palestinian leftists feel unheard. Pro-American leaders in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East who stuck their necks out to support Washington after October 7 feel neglected, while groups like the Houthis feel empowered by Biden appearing eager to appease to them.

Make no mistake – the Biden administration’s new policy of appeasement toward Iran and calling for a cease-fire in Gaza will succeed neither in ending the violence against civilians nor in restoring the prestige of the United States. Everyone from the Israelis, to the Houthis, to Hamas, to the protestors terrorizing the homes of Jewish Americans will know that the Biden administration’s about-face comes under duress.

From October 7 onward, the Biden White House insisted that the futility of any ceasefire that left Hamas in control of Gaza would endanger Israel, the Palestinian people, and the entire globe. Now the Biden team has suddenly decided they need a cease-fire so badly they are willing to countenance one which meets none of their preconditions?

Diplomacy 101 is that in a war, the side that is winning is not the one that suddenly drops its key demands. As it is not Israel which is dropping its war aims, but the United States, the message is clear. Whether or not Israel has been defeated in this war, the United States has been, and the reward, as Churchill noted, for surrendering in dishonor will not be peace, but further war.

Let us begin with Hamas, the perpetrators of the October 7 atrocity, and therefore the authors of everything that followed. A ceasefire that leaves Hamas intact in Gaza will lead the group to believe its tactics worked, if not on the battlefield then in turning public opinion against Israel.

If the net result of the killing of Israeli civilians is for Israel to lose support, and for that loss of support to drive governments to abandon Israel, then why should Hamas not commit more atrocities to advance its position further? This is merely cold, hard logic.

Israel, in the view of Hamas, is dependent on American support, and for decades nothing succeeded in shaking that support until the domestic backlash among far-left Democrat voters after October 7. With that data point in hand, what else should Hamas do but aim for something even deadlier to provoke a similar response from Israel?

Hamas will hardly be the only actor preparing to escalate. The impotence of the United States in responding to Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping has shown both the vulnerability of global supply chains to Iranian proxies and the inability of the United States to secure the trade of its allies.

Iran now knows that it can disrupt Red Sea traffic at will, and it also knows that if Israel is unable to clear Hamas out of Gaza, it is highly unlikely to be willing to drive Hezbollah out of Lebanon if similarly armed with missiles, as it assuredly soon will be.

Most importantly, Iran knows that the United States under Joe Biden is so desperate to avoid direct conflict that it will even ignore the killing of American service members. That an Iranian regime that executes gays and unveiled women has been feted by young Americans with pride flags in their social media profiles indicates that, rather than producing a backlash, there is little reason for Tehran even to put on a show of pretending to tolerate “moderate” elements.

Now that the regime has gotten away with a strike against a sovereign American ally potentially unscathed, claims that the actions were performative miss the point. Of course they were. So too was Hitler’s move into the Rhineland. But that performance was used to reveal the impotence of the democratic powers, a demonstration that had real-world consequences throughout the world over the years to come as nations rushed to make their own accommodations with Hitler, having lost faith that Britain and France could protect them.

There is a reason Iran announced their attack in advance to every major global outlet, and it was not to avoid Israeli casualties.  It was to ensure that when Joe Biden did nothing and pressed Israel to do nothing, the entire world would be watching and taking notes.

Finally, the far-left pro-Palestinian elements in the United States now have, or believe they have, a roadmap to influence.

Over the past seven months, the United States has witnessed one of the most violent campaigns since the summer of 2020, targeting politicians, university employees, corporations, and even ordinary Jewish Americans. Leading universities such as Stanford were unable to hold Jewish religious events, while a Dean at Berkeley had a graduation meal at his own home disrupted solely on the basis that he was Jewish.

Left-wing circles, on campuses, podcasts, and TikTok, have been openly infiltrated by a different type of socialist, the national variety. Open Nazis who have praised Hitler have been platformed as they warn of conspiracy theories about “Zionist” doctors in a manner that mixes Goebbels with Stalin. 

These groups have been united in their belief, fostered during the George Floyd riots of 2020 and by the online echo chambers they borrowed into during extended lockdowns, that they are on the cusp of a violent revolution. Both Democrats and Republicans have been faced with the challenge of attempting to persuade elements within their coalitions that voting can work. For Joe Biden to surrender in the face of violent intimidation is a betrayal of every word he has ever said about “democracy,” as disingenuous as they always were. He has sent a clear message that violence works.

Just as Churchill warned Chamberlain that his capitulation at Munich would not even secure him “peace in our time” in exchange for dishonor, Joe Biden will earn not gratitude but contempt from those who have chased him from event to event with charges of “genocide.”

Having succeeded in defeating “Zionist influence” and forcing Joe Biden to cast himself as Kerensky, they will descend on the Democratic convention in Chicago this summer determined to channel Lenin. The Democrats were already set for a platform fight on Israel, and any chance of avoiding that conflict, and maybe even a literal fight around the convention hall, is now gone.

The pro-Hamas wing of the Democratic Party does not trust Biden’s conversion any more than it trusts its other elected officials. That is the reason pro-Hamas activists violently accosted AOC at a movie theater, demanding she repeat her words accusing Israel of genocide one more time. They will want to lock in their victory, and anything less than repeated pledges of adherence will not be enough.

Having learned that the way to get what they want is to threaten violence, it is all but certain this summer’s DNC Convention will rival 1968’s for chaos, except the ability to stream their criminal offenses will encourage the rioters to escalate in ways unthinkable to their predecessors. Biden, having surrendered dishonorably to Hamas, will receive no peace from Hamas’s violent supporters here in America.

While there might be justice in Joe Biden and the Democrats reaping the deserts of their dishonorable capitulation to Hamas, it is everyone else who will have to live with it. Munich cost Neville Chamberlain his reputation. It cost seventy million people their lives, and Britain its remaining empire. It cost the people of Eastern Europe and China their freedom.

Just as it was left to Churchill to clean up the mess, Biden is leaving a barren inheritance to his successor who cannot take office soon enough.

Walter Samuel is the pseudonym of a prolific international affairs writer and academic. He has worked in Washington as well as in London and Asia, and holds a Doctorate in International History.

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Nick
Nick
1 month ago

It is actually Obama doing this. Biden is just the puppet. Never forget that Obama said the sweetest sound in the world was the call to evening prayer. He is a radical islamist and he was running the show. He hates Israel now he can take part and wiping them off the map like Hamas wants to. Biden is just along for the ride. Wake up people see what is really going today. Biden is just the puppet Obama is pulling the strings. When Netanyahu came under Obama’s administration, Obama made him come in the side door did not have a state dinner and left him telling him he had telling him he had to go dinner with his family. Obama hates Israel never forget that

J. FARLEY
J. FARLEY
1 month ago

Ladies and Gentlemen (Only 2 sex’s) America is in great peril, we are on the verge of war that will put America in great jeopardy, I was Talking yesterday to an ex-Congressmen from my area, he expressed great concern for our nation, dumbass Joe has weakened America and aloud our enemies to become strong, very strong and with that he has allowed over 12-million people we know nothing about to enter America, and most of them are men between the ages of 18 and 35 years of age if just 20% of those people are Anti-American that’s 2-million man army on our soil. If a conflict should happen it will be more than our national guard and all the police can handle.
You and I are in extreme danger and the federal government and state Legislatures are working overtime to dis-arm american citizen if we let this happen, we only have a few short years of freedom left.
We see it everyday people chanting dearth to America, if Russia, China, Noth Korea, and counties like Iran join forces we will lose.
Good luck America!

Max
Max
1 month ago

Great article comparing past history to present time. The Biden administration has continually fallen on its sword in a cowardly manner, tries to divert attention away from worldly reality with dreams of success that are nonexistent. What a mess that the next successor will have to clean up and only if the CAUSE(S) of all these disasters are eliminated.

Lloyd Grisham
Lloyd Grisham
1 month ago

This administration is a disaster in all respects. They always do the wrong things. They have to go in November or this country is doomed. Sad.

ROBIN
ROBIN
1 month ago

I miss the AMERICA that I grew up in………..

Thinking
Thinking
1 month ago

Ole Joe is the Neville Chamberlain of 2024. He can be talked into supporting the most evil organizations in the world. Hamas, the Houthis, Iran etc etc. While trying to influence Israel to stand down. That never works. You cannot serve two masters. What ole Joe has created is the annihilation of Israel. He cares more for Hamas etc etc than he does for Maga people in America. He is Buddy Buddy with Iran. Only all this will burst lose if he stays in power. He has not learned yet appeasement has never worked. And Hamas, Iran etc all know that and are playing him like a fine tuned violin. From the State dept to the natl security office all are playing second fiddle to ole Joe. And who are suffering in all this? The citizens of America, Israel and all of the Middle East. Ole Joe lost his power the first day of his installment as president and he is totally inept now. And war is the only answer for Hamas and Iran. There are enough factions within the US to start a war on the ground here. Open borders Joe open borders is going to bite you in the a..

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Biden seeding Both sides for War

Irv C
Irv C
1 month ago

biden is an idiot and why he was placed as president is mind boggling. I figured he would have us in a war long before now.

Tim B
Tim B
1 month ago

If you are confused by current US foreign policy the middle east countries feel.
Joe and his strange governance group need to go. Trump in ’24.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

Funny. When Trump was in office, all you heard from these yahoos was “he’s going to start WW3!” and what happened? Several Arab countries once hostile to Israel signed the Abraham Accords. Now they’re sweating WW3 aka ESCALATION. What Biden doesn’t seem to get is you prevent WW3 by use of proxies and arming them. We gave been doing this with regards to Israel and there has been no large scale Arab invasions since 1973. Instead of telling Israel to stand down, he should try telling Hamas; they’re the aggressors!

Linda
Linda
1 month ago

Voters… pay close attention our seated pResident is working against our ally, Israel and our own nation as quickly as he and his administration can manage.
Your vote against this “fundamental transformation” of your own homeland will show these Marxists just how you want your nation run. Let them hear your voices loud and clear so there’s no doubt in their minds we will save our Constitutional Republic.

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 month ago

Pathetic puppet and useful idiots who have no clue of what really is going on and what awaits them are abetting the fifth column that is in charge and working overtime

johnh
johnh
1 month ago

Biden & his staff must stop all comments on Israel war. Israel understands how Hams & Hezbollah operate a lot better that USA & let them do what is best for them. And comment yesterday that ” WE defeated Iran” only adds fuel to the fire for Iran. And what about your comment to Iran …..DONT…………..what did that mean & what good did it do?

Philip Seth Hammersley
Philip Seth Hammersley
1 month ago

“Slow Joe” could never even FIND any honor! He’s a compulsive liar and grifter who parades his “junk” in front of female SS agents! Yet, he’s a “good Catholic.” If Il Papa had any honor, he would excommunicate white trash Joe!!

illrede
illrede
1 month ago

Maintaining a status quo while not valuing that the status quo is somebody else’s dynamic policy, and that person an enemy at that.
In determining that nothing short of an even keel could serve his interests, Biden has decided “apres moi, les deluge”, with the interesting variation that it could be Biden after Biden. Also he seems to be blaming the ship for the storm.

Prudence ZuZero
Prudence ZuZero
1 month ago

Well expressed. However, we don’t appear to be Leaning.

uncleferd
uncleferd
1 month ago

What we’ve surely learned from “President” Biden is that HE is his sole consideration and beneficiary in the political positions he takes… no one else.
Of course, after making each errant and unethical commitment, and while offering his so-called “justification”, he lies like a wayward adolescent who was just caught shoplifting.
See? Even someone like that guy who broke into my house and robbed me a few years back can be President of these United States!!

Ray
Ray
1 month ago

Great so how do we fix this mess Biden has got us in?

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 month ago

Excellent article. Important U.S. History Lesson that Dictator Beijing biden would be shot for Treason…
It is written…BY SIGNING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THE FIFTY-SIX AMERICANS PLEDGED THEIR LIVES THEIR FORTUNES AND THEIR SACRED HONOR.
IT WAS NO IDLE PLEDGE. – – – –
NINE SIGNERS DIED OF WOUNDS DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. FIVE WERE CAPTURED OR IMPRISONED. WIVES AND CHILDREN WERE KILLED, JAILED, MISTREATED OR LEFT PENNILESS.
TWELVE SIGNERS’ HOUSES WERE BURNED TO THE GROUND. SEVENTEEN LOST EVERYTHING THEY OWNED.
NO SIGNER DEFECTED – THEIR HONOR LIKE THEIR NATION, REMAINED INTACT.

Richard P.
Richard P.
1 month ago

Your article is correct about the Similarities between Biden and Chamberlain and the chances of it resulting in a world war again, but the situation is actually much worse now because he has torn this country apart and the chances of a civil war here in Amereica grow stronger every day. Law and order has become an ugly term, the legal system has become politically corrupted, our military is being destroyed, Our freedoms and guaranties under the Constitution are being destroyed, we have borrowed ourselves into financial oblivion, we are now a country with no more borders and are being invaded by millions of people who are comming into this country illegally and this is happening because that is what the present government wants to happen, our social and moral system is begining to collapse, our enemies are laughing at is and our “allies” don’t trust us, etc. etc. If you are a student of history it is becomming very clear that we are a nation that has now following the same path as the Roman empire and for basically the same reasons. The only difference is that it took Rome over 500 hundred years to completely collapse while we are doing it at supersonic speed. To llok at the news today has become a nightmare which can leave any rational person be alarmed at best and terrified about the future of this country. We are becoming a nation that future history will note actually commited suicide.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago

The war and chaos will start before the dumbass gets voted out. Bidumb is the cause of the chaos. It will start before Trump gets in.

Will
Will
1 month ago

We have a weak and pathetic human in office with another pathetic leader running this country to the ground and has know idea what the hell he is doin . But then again maybe Obama does know what he is doi I see a major invasion taken place at our boarders , wich opens the door for a massive civil war from with in the United States . It seems everything that is going on is being planned out step by step Obamas doin.

Vena
Vena
1 month ago

Biden has been a disgrace from day one. Reversing every EO that President Trump created to safeguard America’s borders, and showing foreign countries that America is the Boss, etc. In four LONG years w biden everything good for Americans was shot down. We are a joke for all the world to see. He’s weak! Wish he would allow Israel to fight their war their way. This war would’ve been finish and so would Hamas. Cease fire only allow Hamas to escape, power up their weapons, etc.War is nasty, it kills the innocent…it’s expected. No neighboring nations wants to take in the Palestinians refugees, WHY? That’s something the Palestinians should think about! So stop blaming Israel w genocide. Hamas started this war. And taught these people to HATE! Why Biden isn’t worried about the death count in Ukraine/Russia war? What a hypocrite! Why wasn’t Biden impeached YEARS ago for dereliction of duty? Treason? Corruption? Lying? America wouldn’t be feeling the disgust n Shame towards this ineffective, make believe president. He talks big, but it’s only hot air full of LIES. HE HASNT DONE ANYTHING TO BENEFIT AMERICA ONLY HIS EGO OF BEING THE COMMANNDER OF DISGRACE, SHAME, WEAKNESS. Catering to foreign adversaries!He can’t stand in court because of his mental decline? BUT HE CAN BE THE MAIN MAN TO RUN OUR NATION? That makes no sense. Democrat party is full of DISGRACED politicians. Republicans are too soft to fight against them. They divided this America, We the People! Wake up to their actions, vote out every career politician of both parties!

debra
debra
1 month ago

Everything that’s Put Us Nearer To WW3 or LEFT Our Allies & The Innocents Like Those In Ukraine As Well As Those Slaughtered in Israel Weaker, Was DONE Under An “O” Regime, Including THIS TERM Under the Barely Standing, Talking or Walking OBIDEN. Our Borders, Our Economy, Aiding Our Enemies, While INVITING IN & FLYING IN Millions WILL Not Only VOTE/Ballots, But They’re Literally MAKING The Census WORK FOR THEM To Steal More Power….They’ll Receive “More” Representatives USING ILLEGALS, NON Citizens. So, Besides ALL That, They’ve Done As They Have Now in ALL 3 Terms, Made Sure OUR ENEMIES Are Those Being MADE STRONGER, While They’ve Intentionally Made OUR COUNTRY Weaker, In Every Way.

John
John
1 month ago

I think it is going to be one hell of a summer and that the Totalitarian Communist Democrat Party Comrade’s are just using the stupid ignorant Hamas, Iran, Palestine protesters as tools to incite violence.
That way “Biden can instate martial law and put guardsman on the streets of major cities.
They will then say look we are protecting American’s. Sure just like they were protecting people with the jab.

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