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A blog by Mladen Andrijasevic
Friday, July 25, 2014
Senator Ted Cruz charges flight ban tantamount to economic boycott of Israel
Discussion on Israel starts at 3:04
Let me switch to the President
and obviously the open mic segment with
John Kerry on Fox News Sunday “. This is not a pinpoint strike.” etc. , and he’s outraged . I’ve got some video that I want to show you and
I’ll explain to you what it is in case I
your monitor does not put it up . You got Hamas masked militants, inside these
sophisticated tunnels that they’ve built. You can see they got cement
reinforcement there. You have various Hamas armed wing gunmen inside the tunnel
minions putting lights on their heads. They wear green uniforms, masks inside
the tunnel and you can see the weapons, waking inside the tunnel, they got them.
They have literally various masked
militants in there. Obviously, this is how
they kidnapped those three boys. This is
how they launched a lot of their attacks on Israel. Why is the United States
saying 1600 rockets we are with you we support you, you have the right to
Senator Ted Cruz:
Right! And these
Hamas terrorists had tranquilizers and handcuffs precisely to capture innocent
Israeli civilians, to capture soldiers and hold them up for ransom. Israel is
defending herself against vicious terrorists who are trying to murder innocent civilians
and as Prime Minister Netanyahu put it put it very effectively a couple of weeks
ag: in Israel they use missile defense
to protect their civilians. Hamas is using their civilians to protect their
missiles - which is a war crime. And you ask why are we doing this? Sean, the
reason is sad, it’s tragic, but the Obama administration is the most anti-Israel
administration this government has ever had.
Yesterday we saw the FAA make an unprecedented decision to
ban all air travel to the nation of Israel and I’ve asked today the very simple
question: Did President Obama just
unilaterally launch economic boycott of the nation of Israel, because John
Kerry showed up in Israel, gave $47 million to Hamas in Gaza.
That is insanity! We gave $1.5 billion, F-16s and tanks to
Mohammad Morsi, who was the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, who said that the Israelis
are descendants of apes and pigs. What is wrong with this administration?
Senator Ted Cruz:
Well, and listen. This decision by the FAA raises serious questions.
Was this a political decision? Was this driven by the White House? Was it driven
by the State Department? If it was based on airline safety as they said, why
did they single out Israel? Why not ban
travel to Pakistan, or Yemen or Ukraine, where a commercial airliner was just
shot down, but instead they targeted Israel. And the timing – at the exact moment Kerry was
there trying to strong-arm Israel into stopping their efforts to shut down Hamas’s
rockets and tunnels.
You said that you believe that they were trying to blackmail
Israel, which I agree with, because they are cutting Israel off from the rest
of the world at a very important time, you are right. The State Department
spokesman responded to you, and I want to play it and give you a chance to
Clip: Senator Cruz
just released a statement saying that the FAA’s flight suspension of Israel is
economic blackmail and that the Obama administration is doing this to punish Israel.
State Department spokesman:
offensive, quite frankly. The FAA takes its responsibilities very seriously. I
will speak for them in that case. They make these decisions based solely on the
security and safety of American
citizens. Period. For anyone who suggests otherwise – it is just
Senator Ted Cruz:
What is ridiculous is the Obama administration refusing to
answer simple questions about whether this was dictated by politics. Why the
FAA is singling out Israel while not focusing on other areas of the world, and what
is offensive is the Obama administration giving $47 million that will go to
Hamas who is actively trying to kill civilians, while simultaneously imposing
millions of dollars of economic harms on our friend and ally Israel. The State
Department needs to answer those questions, and Sean, I announce today that in
response to that refusal to answer form the State Department I intend to hold
all State Department nominees until they answer these questions. Congress
deserves to know and the American people deserve to know was this politics from
the White House or was this an airline safety decision, and the facts strongly
suggest it was politics and an effort to strong-arm the nation of Israel.