AOC, Tlaib introduce resolution to halt weapons sale to Israel

 

Christopher Wilson

Republication by: Lawrence Morra III

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May 19, 2021

Who the heck does this junior peon congresswoman think she is to even open her lying conniving fly trap??? What brain power and world experience does this twit bar tender from the Bronx New York who obviously hates America and its core patriotic values; could possibly have, to think she should say boo about this monstrous caldron of potential hellfire in a place that never had real peace; having been infested with blatant terrorists sanctioned by a State Terror Sponsor the evil empire of Iran, which has been calling for the destruction of Israel far too long already; while they continue to supply terrorists with munitions and all other strategic support needed to attack innocent Jewish citizens!!!  This AOC and the whole Punk Squad are way past due being given the boot and a good swift kick out of our government and only if they are lucky enough not to end up in prison where they belong!  AOC you have lied to this county and its people continually and all of you are nothing but trouble!  Bad actions or behavior have consequences and they are coming; because there still are some good patriotic government officials and citizens that will see to it! 

Lawrence Morra III

AOC, Tlaib introduce resolution to halt weapons sale to Israel

 

Christopher Wilson

 
 

 

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Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., announced Wednesday that they are introducing a House resolution to block an arms sale to Israel amid continued violence in the region.

After the Washington Post reported that the Biden administration had approved a $735 million arms deal on Monday, there were multiple reports that Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee planned to send a letter to the administration requesting a delay in the sale. But on Tuesday, Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said there would be no such request.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
 
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The latest violence between Hamas, an Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, and Israel erupted earlier this month. Gaza’s health ministry says 227 Palestinians have been killed so far in the conflict; Israel says the Hamas rockets have killed 12 of its citizens.

Over the weekend, Israeli forces destroyed a building in Gaza that housed the offices of the Associated Press. The Israeli government says the building was also used by Hamas.

The renewed clashes were precipitated by a police raid at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on April 13, the first night of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and the threatened evictions of Palestinians from neighborhoods in Jerusalem.

“For decades, the U.S. has sold billions of dollars in weaponry to Israel without ever requiring them to respect basic Palestinian rights. In so doing, we have directly contributed to the death, displacement and disenfranchisement of millions,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement Wednesday.

“At a time when so many, including President Biden, support a ceasefire, we should not be sending ‘direct attack’ weaponry to [Israeli] Prime Minister Netanyahu to prolong this violence.”

Tlaib, who is of Palestinian descent and has family in the region, said in her own statement, “Approving this sale now, while failing to even try to use it as leverage for a ceasefire, sends a clear message to the world — the U.S. is not interested in peace, and does not care about the human rights and lives of Palestinians.” Tlaib spoke with Biden at a Detroit-area airport on Tuesday during his trip to the state.

Joe Biden with Debbie Dingell, right, and Rashida Tlaib
 
President Biden confers with Rep. Debbie Dingell, right, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, both of Michigan, in Detroit on Tuesday. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

According to the congresswoman’s office, Tlaib told the president, “Palestinian human rights are not a bargaining chip and must be protected, not negotiated.” 

Biden addressed Tlaib during his remarks in Michigan after the conversation, saying that he admired her and was praying for her grandmother, a resident of the West Bank.

“You’re a fighter,” he said of Tlaib. “And, God, thank you for being a fighter.”

According to the Post report, most of the sale was of “Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAMs — kits that transform so-called ‘dumb’ bombs into precision-guided missiles.” The resolution to block the sale is also being introduced by Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., former co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. It has six additional sponsors, all Democrats.

The fighting between Hamas and Israel has put the Biden administration in an awkward position, with progressives in the party criticizing U.S. support for the Israelis and Republicans insisting that Democrats are tacitly supporting Hamas.

“The Squad is gunning for a promotion from press secretaries for Hamas to defense secretaries for Hamas,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted Wednesday in response to the measure introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib.

A fire rages in the Gaza Strip
 
A fire rages following an Israeli airstrike on targets in the Gaza Strip on May 12. (Youssef Massoud/AFP via Getty Images)

The White House said Wednesday that Biden had spoken to Netanyahu and conveyed that he expected a “significant deescalation today on the path to ceasefire.” Shortly after his conversation with the president, Netanyahu said he was “determined to continue this operation until its aim is met” and that he “greatly appreciates the support of the American president.”

When White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked Monday whether Biden was “giving too much credence to Israel in this situation,” she said she didn’t think “it would be constructive to put any labels on it.”

“We share an objective of deescalating the situation on the ground, of bringing an end to the conflict,” Psaki said.

“That’s an objective we share with members of Congress who have different points of view and are, of course, you know — we support their ability to have different points of view, but we are approaching it through the prism of how we feel we can come to the most effective outcome.”

 
 

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2 thoughts on “AOC, Tlaib introduce resolution to halt weapons sale to Israel”

  1. There are so many like ‘the Squad’ out there! I’m running up against them all over the internet, lying and vilifying Israel. Not a good position to be in, IMO. And who started this latest conflict? The Palestinians, of course. God bless Israel and you too, Lawrence!

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    1. Thank you Pam… very nice of you to bring your clear and truthful perspective to this. Absolutely true how there are so many people with a distorted sense of reality or lack of compassion for the actual victims throughout the ages! We can go back to the actual history of what the Nation of Islam has really been doing for thousands of years and see how they were brutal to not just the Jews but any nations they invaded; pillaging, killing and making slaves out of all their conquered. I think many people these days even if we do live in such a time with so much easy access to information aren’t really interested in understanding and finding truth as much as they are interested in staying in their warped mind-set to hate and cause trouble, which to me points out that evil is getting hold of countless numbers of people now!

      When one examines the facts and sees how a whole religion is actually not; but is instead a former faith based on Old Testament teachings that was poisoned and manipulated to become a cult or political ideology hell-bent on conquering or destroying; which is nothing but blood-lust being propagated toward anyone outside of that cult, especially Jews and Christians being so predominate in the region. Anyone wanting to understand this problem should read the fantastic accounting of the Middle East and surrounding regions in the book “Sword and Scimitar” as it pertains to the truth and real culprits that have not allowed peace to flourish and never will in my humble opinion. Raymond Ibrahim of Egyptian ancestry, a top scholar and expert in this subject knowing all the languages and having extensively studied the original texts and manuscripts over many years has really provided a great historical accounting of the conflicts that have continually plagued the Middle East due to the Muslims and subsequent Crusades that were a reaction to being conquered for centuries! Then how the Crusades were a result of centuries of suffering under the tyrannical Muslims. I wrote something a couple of years ago when a Muslim was attacking my writing on another social media. It was Christmas day and I had to let this man know he can’t attack our Savior especially on Christmas day and not get my response.

      Aツaz Your own words; “live the way you want and not dictate as you are just a human and not a messenger of GOD, like Jesus and Muhammad were.” Muslim hoax” I am wondering how you equate a “hoax” with facts of an Islamic Empire” Wonder NO MORE Aツaz , pay attention and learn of your blaspheming error! You have a huge inaccuracy that needs to be corrected! Saying that Jesus is another prophet like Muhammad is blasphemous. First Jesus was not a mere prophet but was God Himself and therefore the Redeemer and Savior of Mankind as he said. Muhammad was only a supposed prophet and there is irrefutable evidence in the historical text of the time he lived that points to his being an outright liar and heretic as well as a criminal and child molester along with his being a polygamist! The following statements are highly accurate and actually proven. “In 632, only months before he died, Muhammad apparently met for the first time with a Christian community as such. An official delegation of Christians, probably led by a bishop, came to Mecca from Najran in Yemen. After engaging the Christians in discussion, the Prophet is said to have realized that Christian teachings are indeed incompatible with Islam, after which the “revelation” followed that only Islam is acceptable to God as a religion. The Quran also says very specifically that those who refer to Jesus as God are blasphemers, and that Christians saying that Christ is the son of God is an imitation of Jews, who earlier had said that Ezra is the son of God. According to the Quran Jesus was only a servant; Jesus the son of Mary was no more than an apostle of God. Quranic verses dealing with Jesus’ death have been interpreted differently by commentators, but generally they have been taken to mean that Jesus did not die by crucifixion. For Christians the Quran has thus served as a denial of Jesus’ incarnation and death on the cross and of the reality of the Trinity.” (Oxford University Press)
      These two points alone put Islam and the Muslims completely at odds with Jesus Christ and all Christians and are the enemies of such! Muhammad himself began this conflict and was the spoiler and Heretic directly attacking God’s plan as foretold by all the previous prophets going all the way back to Abraham. Things have been in conflict because of Muhammad ever since and are getting worse, this will not resolve until Islam is Chastised or obliterated as a fake religion started by a false prophet and therefore heretic! In Summary Muslims are in complete denial of what Jesus Christ said and who He was which makes them Anti-Christ and supportive of the Devil; and all that is unholy. Basically Muhammad started this Blasphemy back in 632 AD and outright declared War on Christendom! Islam you yourself stated is an EMPIRE which puts it in the category of being a Nation not a Religion! It is not a religion that is backed up with solid historical evidence and prophecy over time by many prophets other than what Muhammad said, he made it all up, the heretic!

      Well, I went all out to give some of my own perspective here but this is a matter that truly is very disturbing because the Palestinians and pretty much all of the Muslim faithful who follow Islam are perpetuating this horrible lie and actually attacking Jesus Christ, all of we Christians and Jews when they carry on like they are now! This goes on and on and yet the squad rant like lunatics that they have some ground to stand on while they support evil. They shouldn’t even be allowed in our government, and so this shows just how corrupted things have gotten; because they are in it!
      Politics in America have become and off the wall insane concoction of Lies and Propaganda to just mess with us all and keep us off balance; save for some who are trying to change some things, so as to instead strike some type of balance; but mostly it’s an exercise in futility now! Look where we are and how the last election went and what the Dem party is up to; nearly total madness. They want Marxist communism to gain more absolute power and control; they’ve become wicked not American!

      God bless.

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