Hillary Clinton’s Defense of Hamas Rockets in Civilian Areas is as Fake as Her

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Hillary Clinton didn’t come up with this. This excuse has been making the rounds.

The strange thing is that Hillary Clinton begins her answer by unexpectedly and correctly pointing out that the conflict really began with Hamas rocket attacks, implicitly correcting Jorge Ramos’ emphasis on the kidnapping.

It’s an unexpected moment of accuracy which suggests that she’s getting good briefings from foreign affairs people. 90 percent of her response is adequate to fine, until the end where she unexpectedly says this...

“I’m not a military planner but Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated,” she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.

This is followed by referencing Israel’s warnings, but it’s still fundamentally wrong.

Hamas has a policy of using human shields. If Hillary Clinton is well enough briefed to emphasize the rockets rather than the kidnapping, then this is a basic factoid that it’s hard to believe she doesn’t know.

Gaza is small, but it’s nowhere near so small that you need to fire rockets from civilian areas.

While its populated areas are dense, the Strip itself is nowhere near as densely populated as opponents of Israel claim. It’s less dense than parts of Israel being shelled by Hamas.

The population density excuse is an attempt to distract from what Hamas is doing and then blame the whole thing on Israel by portraying the density as some form of oppression.

Using population density to excuse or explain the Hamas tactic of firing from civilian areas is as grossly misleading as suggesting that ISIS has to attack civilians because of Baghdad’s population density.

The constant photos of explosions in Gaza City create the false impression that the strip is one long metropolis. It most certainly is not.

Hamas has plenty of areas that it used to operate in under Israel and that terrorists sometimes also fire rockets from. They don’t need to fire rockets from populated areas.

They choose to.

  • SoCalMike

    Jorge Ramos is just another drive-by media Jew-hater.
    He’s such a pathetic coward he doesn’t have contact info or anyway to comment on his website.
    What a POS. But he’s in good company with the rest of the lame stream.

  • Elizabeth capecod

    She’s more involved with current events now than she was when she was secretary….when she delegated all that ‘hands-on’ stuff to others and then blamed them when things went wrong.

  • DogmaelJones1

    One look at her face in this article, and you know that her mind is densely populated with lies, evasions, and equivocations.

  • wileyvet

    It is Hillary Rotten Clinton who is dense!

  • Guest

    Some cease fire since 2012 – here is the summary of attacks for 2013MonthMissiles launchedEffect of missilesRetaliation by IsraelRocketsMortarsKilledInjuredKilledInjuredJanuaryFebruary1March4April1751May14June5July52August4September8October32November5December4Total52180010

    And for 2014 prior to July

    MonthMissiles launchedEffect of missilesRetaliation by IsraelRocketsMortarsKilledInjuredKilledInjuredJanuary224February9March65111April195May43June531

    That is some ceasefire holding. With nearly 200 attacks.

  • Gee

    There were some 200 rocket and mortar attacks during 2013- June 2014. So no the ceasefire was not holding at all

  • Gamal

    Hamas fires rockets from hospitals and schools.

  • bob e

    i’m thinkin’ she’s still the best leftist to cap off the total destruction &
    end of our republic .. after barry o’fraud & hilley it’s the end ..

  • truebearing

    If Hamas had an area twice the size of Siberia, they would still fire their rockets from the most densely populated towns. They want civilian casualties like the Left yearns for mass shootings. What good is a life if it can’t be snuffed out and used as political leverage?

  • http://oddhammer.com/tutorials/debt_clock/US_debt_clock_dynamic.swf John Barleycorn

    There is no other way to say this but, Hillary Clinton is a babbling idiot .