The Biden Administration's Hollow 'Warnings'
Their actions are flatly contradicting their statements.
Peter Beinart makes an obvious but important point:
But there’s something, I have to say, somewhat farcical and Kabuki-like about this, right? Because the Biden administration is making a series of statements about what it wants Israel to do and not do. And yet, Biden himself has been very clear since he was a candidate that American aid to Israel is unconditional, right? And American diplomatic support at the International Criminal Court at the UN is unconditional. So, under those circumstances, when you’re saying we really want you to do this, Israel doesn’t face that much pressure to do it because there are no consequences if they don’t. And this has been the way America has conducted its policy with Israel really since the early 1990s.
When Biden and his officials “warn” the Israeli government against doing certain things, their words ring hollow because their warnings are accompanied by the delivery of 2,000-pound bunker-buster bombs that everyone knows will be used to flatten homes and massacre innocents in Gaza. The Wall Street Journal report on the bomb delivery highlights the absurdity:
The airlift of hundreds of millions of dollars in munitions, primarily on C-17 military cargo planes flying from the U.S. to Tel Aviv, shows the diplomatic challenge facing the Biden administration. The U.S. is urging its top ally in the region to consider preventing large-scale civilian casualties while supplying many of the munitions deployed.
This isn’t a “diplomatic challenge.” Their actions are flatly contradicting their statements. That is typical of what we have seen from the administration for the last two months.