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AOC Accuses Israel of “Genocide”  

AOC Accuses Israel of “Genocide”  

Extreme left-wing, “social democrat” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has flippantly accused Israel of “genocide.”

Once again, ignoring the horrific implications of the racially charged word, AOC, in a recent speech on the House Floor, said, “If you want to know what an unfolding genocide looks like, open your eyes. “It looks like the forced famine of 1.1 million innocents. It looks like thousands of children eating grass as their bodies consume themselves, while trucks of food are slowed and halted just miles away.”

The de facto leader of the borderline antisemitic “Squad” then pointed to warnings of Gaza’s imminent famine amid several unconfirmed reports that Israeli forces have fired on people waiting for aid.

“A famine … is being intentionally precipitated through the blocking of food and global humanitarian assistance by leaders in the Israeli government,” she said. “This is a mass starvation of people, engineered and orchestrated.”

She added that President Joe Biden should suspend the transfer of U.S. weapons to the Israeli government, saying that “honoring our alliances does not mean facilitating mass killing.”

AOC has been among the most vocal critics of Israel, putting her at sharp odds with the vast majority of her own party and its leader, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn).

In her remarks, AOC made no mention of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel, which left 1,200 dead, nor the dozens of Israeli and American hostages still being held prisoner by the terror group.

The speech represents an escalation in the language AOC has employed to describe the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Her flippant use of the word “genocide” suggests Ocasio-Cortez has conceded to demands from those who have demanded more vocal condemnation of the Jewish state.

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  1. Joseph S. Bruder

    Why are you singling her out? She’s not the only one:

    https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/un-expert-says-israel-has-committed-genocide-gaza-calls-arms-embargo-2024-03-26/

    After an attack that killed 1200 Israelis, Israeli forces have now killed over 32000, more than 2/3rds of them women and children, and almost all of them civilians. Hamas may have 150 hostages, but Israel has thousands of Palestinians in jail, many of them teenagers who dared to throw a rock at a soldier. Israel herded civilians to the southern border, and then started bombing them there. 20,000 babies have been born since the war started, almost all of them in danger of dying from malnutrition. The rest of the population is starving. Israelis have destroyed schools and hospitals, and 90% of the Palestinians in Gaza have had their homes destroyed. That’s roughly 2M people living on the streets and in tents. So-called leaders of the Israeli Parliament have called for them to be driven into the sea.

    And if you think it’s all justified because of the October attack, think again – in 1948, Jews from Europe and displaced 100,000 Palestinians from their homes. In the years since, Israeli forces have killed roughly 10 Palestinians for every Israeli death. They have bulldozed houses, taken land, and fenced Palestinians into large concentration camps.

    And you attack a US Representative questioning what should be a pretty clear cut human rights violation? The US used to be the primary world leader in protecting human rights, and now Republicans are just interested in scoring points against Democrats, regardless of the issue. Where’s all the rabid anti-Communists of Reagan’s day while Ukraine is under fire and funds are being withheld by Republicans?

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  2. FRANK STETSON

    JSB et al.
    Nope, on this one I say AOC is bending too far left to retain her spot as the Progressive Lead. First, GAZA represents about 40% of the Palestinian people, so genocide of that people is not occuring. Thus it’s just an incendiary for effect. And sadly, like most incendiaries puts the focus on AOC, not the plight of the innocents in GAZA. Basically, she’s letting Israel off the hook by making herself the target. Dumb politics for sure too. She will never satisfy these fringe Progressives, she loses the middle, and, frankly, looks weak to me. Pelosi would tamp this shit down as Speaker, Jeffries as minority lead does not have the chops.

    That said

    1. Israel has every right to defend itself and to chase these subhumans to the gates of hell and beyond
    2. It is OK to say Israel is going too far, too many non-combatants being killed, innocent or compliant of Hamas, and not be antisemtic in doing that
    3. It is time for Isarel to take another approach that does not kill so many non-combatants and maybe gets some hostages back
    4. Get to the ceasefire, this many dead is as barbaric as what HAMAS did, and more on top is not a viable solution

    Longer term
    1. Israel, Palestine, the Muslim world, the ROW, needs to solve the Palestinian issue, either give these people full rights or give them the freedome to govern their own lands or another alternative that works.
    2. IF you do what Kushner says and move Palestinians out of GAZA by eradication to make way for beachfront condo’s, we all go to hell. Beachfront condos would be nice, but forcing Palestinians out is inhuman too.

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    • LMB

      HAMAS is the Palestinians! Palestinians are the HAMAS! If you remove a HAMAS member you’ve removed a Palestinian thug!!! How many civilians did the WWII kill?! Chit happens and they were given fair warning to leave, which many did!! Those who stayed got what they deserved for voting HAMAS into their government-run Gaza!!

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      • KIRK AUGUSTIN

        Wrong. The Palestinians are the only natives and it is Israel that needs to leave. The Israelis are almost all descendants of recent illegal immigrants who never paid a cent for any land they occupy.

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    • KIRK AUGUSTIN

      Israel is not committing genocide just on Gaza. Israel has been wiping out hundreds of native villages for 80 years.
      Hamas was more than justified for their retaliation against Israel taking all their farms, pastures, and homes. The natives have been displaced into barricaded camps on less than 15% of their legal previous nation. They are slowly being starved to death.

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  3. KIRK AUGUSTIN

    Clearly the fault is with Israel. Hamas was forced to retaliate for Israel taking 85% of Palestine, and 100% of their water. Israel started all the violence by blowing up the British peacekeepers in the King David hotel bombing, so no one could stop them from wiping out hundreds of native villages like Deir Yassin.

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    • Vernon Scott Norris

      Blah blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Rinse and repeat 100 times.

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  4. RON RUSSELL

    That inflammatory ignorant “BAR FLY” needs to learn something, anything, before publicly showing her stupidity.

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  5. Darren

    I just wish some organization would recruit her and teach her how to be a Suicide Bomber.
    It can not be more difficult than serving drinks?

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  6. Scott Norris

    And what would one expect from one of the top leaders of the low information voters? Something honest and even somewhat factual? Not in this decade.

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  7. Anthea

    Well aoc is what it is – “a$$h01e of congress”. It totally fits. The real fix for us and our country would be to take her and her sister scum, omar gash and radical plezleev. There are GOOD people who live this country who would be better suited to those positions. WE deserve better. AMERICA DESERVES BETTER!

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  8. ANTHEAURA

    Well aoc is what it is – “a$$h01e of congress”. It totally fits. The real fix for us and our country would be to take her and her sister scum, omar gash and radical plezleev. There are GOOD people who live this country who would be better suited to those positions. WE deserve better. AMERICA DESERVES BETTER!

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