Who the hell is Dick Durbin, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the Senate, to call for a cease-fire when Hamas, Israel’s sworn enemy, broke the putative previous cease-fire on October 7. 2023, with a massive 2,000-man terrorist attack that killed the second largest number of Jews since the Holocaust and resulted in the kidnapping of over 200 individuals?

CNN’s Poppy Harlow: “Is a cease-fire needed now?”

Senator Dick Durbin: “I think it is.”

[OCS: The Arab tradition of cease-fire, the Hudna,” is an extended ceasefire that provides a time to re-group and re-arm before they once again attack. There was such a cease-fire until it was broken on October 7.]

“At least in the context of both sides agreeing. For example, the release of those kidnapped should be part of this — immediate release. That should be the beginning of it.”

[OCS: No! The beginning is an immediate unconditional surrender and release of all hostages.]

“An effort should be made to engage in conversation between the Israelis and Palestinians.”

[OCS: Conversation? You mean negotiations with the terrorist group Hamas that claims to govern Gaza while abandoning those it purports to protect and serve while it steals humanitarian aid for its leadership residing in luxury in Qatar? Where the extensive tunnels are festooned with human shields and inaccessible to ordinary Gazans? Where people starve while Hamas stockpiles food, fuel and medicine?]

“Let’s face it, this has gone on for decades. Whatever the rationale for the beginning, it has now reached an intolerable level.”

“We need to have a resolution in the Middle East to give some promise for the future.

[OCS: Even if Israel didn’t exist, the fight would be between the Shia and Sunnis over the rightful heir to Islam, or the Palestinian terrorists trying to overthrow the leadership of another Arab state. As for the Jews, the only solution is to eliminate the present day terrorists and be so strong as to prevent further attacks on its citizens.]

Harlow:  "Have you told the president ­– the White House – you think it’s time for a ceasefire? Because that is a word that the president is intentionally not using?"

[OCS: How do you communicate with a president who is cognitively impaired and cannot remember how to exit a stage?]

“Well, I believe that what I said earlier about cease-fire is there are circumstances — for example, the release of those who have been kidnapped as part of it — an indication that this is a good-faith effort on the part of the other side. But then I have not communicated with the White House on that.”

Just what is dirtbag Durbin asking?

To resolve a crisis that sees Israel, a small nation of 8 million inhabitants, 80% of whom are Jewish, that is surrounded by 150 million Arabs, most of whom want Israel gone and Jews dead, surrender?

Israel is surrounded by Lebanon (5.5 million) and Syria (23 million) to the North, Jordan (11 million) to the East, Egypt (113 million) to the Southwest, and the Red Sea to the South. Israel shares the region with the 22 member states in of the Arab League.

Bottom line…

Like always, the progressive communist democrats start the story in the middle, ignoring the barbarous precipitating event while demanding immediate action.

There is but one answer: Gaza must be freed from Hamas to benefit both populations.

Funny, I don’t remember Dirtbag Dickie being so concerned about the Taliban and hundreds of Americans abandoned behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, where they faced capture, torture, and death. I don’t remember Dirtbag Dickie speaking out about paying millions or billions in return for terrorist-held hostages.

The dumb son-of-a-bitch could have called for the release of the hostages and the immediate surrender of Hamas, but he chose the path of weakness – to let Hamas survive.

The progressive communist democrats want to destroy America and Israel to build a perfect communist state.

We are so screwed.

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