February 05, 2014
John Kerry Lives In La La Land Where Palestinians Are Peaceful
The false and made-up 'fact' that Palestinian terrorists haven't succeeded in killing Israelis last year is proof enough to John Kerry that Palestinians are the real peace partners:
Last Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry told a security conference in Munich that "last year, not one Israeli was killed by a Palestinian from the West Bank." Kerry's point was that Palestinians have become so peaceful that Israel could afford to gamble a bit in peace negotiations, knowing that its concessions wouldn't boomerang.
The problem with Kerry's assertion, however, is that it's simply not true. In fact, he made it after Israel's Shin Bet security service had put out its annual report of terror attacks against Israelis.According to Shin Bet, terror attacks in the West Bank more than doubled -- from 578 in 2012 to 1,271 in 2013.
Moreover, there were Israeli fatalities, notwithstanding Kerry's bullish statement that "not one Israeli was killed by a Palestinian from the West Bank." In fact, Shin Bet documented Palestinian terror killings in the West Bank last year that left five Israelis dead. Five. Not zero, according to Kerry's fanciful tale.
Either John Kerry is ignorant, a liar, or simply doesn't see Israelis as human.
There is an old Yiddish that says, "A man is not honest simply because
he never had a chance to steal. "
By that same token, a terrorist is not peaceful because he never had the chance to kill. Or in Kerry's case, because he never had the chance to kill more than 5 people.