The Middle East is in shambles, Ukraine is at war, and China is pushing our limits. The world has lost respect for us, and that’s proven more and more everyday.
Now Biden was just completely humiliated on the world stage and it’s worse than you think.
The world is in a very difficult position right now.
We thought Putin and his war in Ukraine was the only thing we had to worry about.
But then Hamas stormed across the West Bank’s border to kidnap and kill.
Now the information war is on, and both sides are trying to claim that the other is committing unforgivable atrocities.
After a rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists malfunctioned and struck a hospital in Gaza, killing hundreds of people, Arab leaders postponed a meeting with President Joe Biden set for later this week.
The meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Jordanian King Abdullah, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi was canceled as disinformation spread on social media and in newsrooms around the world following claims from the Gaza Health Ministry that Israel bombed the hospital.
Israel later claimed responsibility for the 500+ purported deaths at the hospital, blaming the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group.
“Following an analysis by the IDF’s operational systems, a barrage of rockets was launched toward Israel, which passed in the vicinity of the hospital, when it was hit,” the IDF said in a statement.
“According to intelligence information from a number of sources we have, Islamic Jihad terrorist organization is responsible for the failed rocket launch that hit the hospital.”
An Al Jazeera broadcast documented the moment that the Islamic Jihad launched a rocket which misfired and hit a hospital in Gaza, killing hundreds. pic.twitter.com/ypZTdJobzk
— Israel ישראל 🇮🇱 (@Israel) October 17, 2023
The cancellation notification came just as Biden was about to board Air Force One for his journey to Israel.
Later, Biden issued a statement condemning the explosion, stating he was “outraged and deeply saddened by the explosion at the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, and the terrible loss of life that resulted.”
“Immediately upon hearing this news, I spoke with King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and have directed my national security team to continue gathering information about what exactly happened,” he said.
“The United States stands unequivocally for the protection of civilian life during conflict and we mourn the patients, medical staff and other innocents killed or wounded in this tragedy.”
I am outraged and deeply saddened by the explosion at the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, and the terrible loss of life that resulted. Immediately upon hearing this news, I spoke with King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and have directed my national…
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 17, 2023
Frankly, Biden needs to focus on de-escalation.
Iran has already said it will get involved in the war, with Jordan and Lebanon expressing differing levels of willingness for war.
This isn’t a game chess. These are people’s lives.
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