Lloyd Austin Says Protecting Palestinians is a Moral Imperative

Wow, these people are really getting schizophrenic.

After they abstained from the UN ceasefire vote, then said that actually that vote is non-binding and changes nothing, I thought it couldn’t get any dumber.

Then this gorilla starts jibber-jabbering.


U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday it was a moral and strategic imperative to protect Palestinian civilians in the war between Israel and Hamas and that the humanitarian catastrophe in besieged Gaza was getting worse.

Austin was speaking at the start of a meeting with Israel Defense Minister Yoav Gallant at the Pentagon as relations between U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sank to a wartime low.

In Gaza today, the number of civilian casualties is far too high and the amount of humanitarian aid is far too low,” Austin said, sitting across from Gallant.

That’s antisemitic.

“Gaza is suffering a humanitarian catastrophe and the situation is getting even worse,” Austin said, using some of his most forceful language so far.

After the meeting, the Pentagon said Austin had a frank and direct discussion with Gallant.

“Frankly, nothing I said publicly means anything, as I have no direct ability to influence you.”

The Israeli defense minister also met for a second day with White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, who told Gallant Israel needs to increase the flow of humanitarian aid going into Gaza, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.

They’re not going to do that.

And the US has said, without caveat, that they will provide unlimited weapons and money to Israel, no matter what they do.

So this is all just ridiculous.

They denounced the UN resolution they supported as meaningless. Nothing they say or do means anything. Chuck Schumer can whine about Bibi, but he will keep sending money and weapons.

Are there people who don’t understand this? What is the point of making these statements about “we don’t support it, but we’ll keep supporting it”?