Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was spot-on with his remarks that followed the murder of freelance reporter James Foley by an ISIS terrorist scumbag on video. He compared ISIS to the horrors that Israel has faced from Hamas.
“Hamas is ISIS. ISIS is Hamas,” declared the Prime Minister. “They’re the enemies of peace, they’re the enemies of Israel, they’re the enemies of all civilized countries, and I believe they’re the enemies of the Palestinians themselves.”
As for the Foley beheading itself, it “shows you the barbarism, the savagery of these people,” Netanyahu said. “We face the same savagery. People who wantonly rocket our cities and conduct mass killings, and when they can, they murder children, teenagers, shoot them in the head, throw people from the sixth floor, their own people, and use their people as human shields.”
They were cutting words, and the comparison between Hamas and ISIS is quite apt.
But it will probably come as no surprise to you that the Obama administration was not down with it:
“I think by definition, they are two different groups. They have different leadership, and I’m not going to compare them in that way,” said the teeny-bopping State Department mouthpiece, Marie Harf. “I’ll let him speak for himself, but I’m not going to use that comparison.”
Seriously? Team Obama can’t even unite with Netanyahu over THIS? That should have been a no-brainer, as it was an easy opportunity to show solidarity with our greatest ally. But this is what happens when you have an administration that has drawn a moral equivalency between Israel and Hamas in the past. They risk having the president’s own words coming back to haunt him, and if they now admit that Hamas and ISIS are one and the same, it’s going to make it that much more difficult to talk tough against ISIS…since they haven’t really gotten too amped up over Hamas.
It’s no wonder America’s relationship with Israel sucks more than a Dirt Devil vacuum.
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