RUSH: How about that ceasefire that John Kerry brokered over in Israel? A ceasefire that gave Hamas everything it wanted. Ninety minutes! Was it 90 minutes or was it 90 seconds? Ninety minutes after the ceasefire went into effect, an Israeli defense soldier was kidnapped. "Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin is named as the captured officer. Terrorists emerged from a shaft, and a suicide bomber detonated near soldiers prior to the suspecting kidnapping."
It was a Hamas kidnapping attack on Gaza that "occurred an hour and a half after the start of a humanitarian truce ended with the suspected..." This ceasefire has erupted. That's the only way to characterize this. So an IDF soldier, Israeli Defense Forces soldier, is "feared kidnapped. Two other soldiers have been killed," and if there had been no Obama/Kerry-sponsored ceasefire, the soldier would not have been kidnapped.
Even with this they still think it was a good idea! They still are demonstrating they know what it takes to get a peaceful solution. I'm telling you, everything that is happening looks like it's blowing up, and every explanation that we are offered for it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, and then every excuse or explanation after something inexplicable happens makes no sense whatsoever.
We don't have anybody in national leadership, certainly not in the administration, that can get anywhere near the truth. Do you realize Benghazi has now fallen? It's gone. We have lost it. It's been totally overrun. I guess because of that video. They got so mad over the video that all of Benghazi is gone now -- and it's not a country, for those in Rio Linda. It's a city in Libya.
RUSH: Here's Bob, Little River, South Carolina. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, long-term listener, been with you since 1989. I just want to say thank you for all that you've done.
RUSH: Well, thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: We really appreciate it. Here's my question. Why hasn't there been any reporting or discussion, if it wasn't for the success of the Iron Dome knocking out thousands of the Hamas rockets that have been destined only for civilians in Israel, not military, but civilians. If not for that success, the civilian death toll would be many more times worse than that of the Palestinians.
RUSH: Because the media will not permit, the Regime will not permit any news coverage of Hamas or the Palestinians as aggressors. And it's not fair that Israel has this capability and that Hamas doesn't. But Israeli successes are not going to be reported. Israeli successes are going to be recharacterized as brutalities and certainly not defensive measures and so forth. Your point's a great one. Hamas is launching a lot of rockets aimed right at the Israeli civilian population. There's no question. And yet all we hear is the Israelis have got to stop killing Hamas children, when it's Hamas putting them in the targets.
Folks, this is another one of these things, one of these topics where nothing makes any sense. I don't know how you can be alive and a thoughtful, engaged person, particularly if you're a journalist, I don't know how you do not know what Hamas is doing. There have been pictures, if these journalists can't read, there are pictures of the rockets in Palestinian schools and hospitals. There's no question that this is happening, and yet the reporting continues that the Israelis are killing children. And it's gotta stop.
I don't know, folks. Obviously it's on purpose. There's more than willful deceit going on here. It would be one thing if we knew that the people reporting this were bought and paid for, Palestinian operatives or PR. But the people that are telling this have this aura of objectivity about them because they are called journalists. And that's what makes this really seedy and really offensive; is that the people who are doing all of this condemning are journalists going out and getting friendly Palestinian or Hamas spokesmen. And then when the Israelis come on and explain what's really happening, they are treated rudely, with meanness, a lack of respect.
They are commanded to explain why they continue to kill children. And I have to think that the people asking the questions have to know that they're not trying to do that. When on the other hand it's Hamas who is targeting children. It's not the first time. I felt this way, this incredulity I can't tell you how many times. The Republican starving children in 1995, the school lunch cuts that never were. There weren't any school lunch program cuts. But every day it was the Republicans are starving kids, the media reporting this. They knew there was no such thing going on. But then there's the low-information crowd. There's always been the low-information crowd. And to the low-information crowd journalists are fair and objective and unbiased.
Or if a journalist is biased and unfair and you agree with the journalist, then you support the journalist being unfair and biased. And you're glad the journalist is on your team. This goes beyond left versus right. This is simply right and wrong, true and false. And it seems like more and more establishment-type people stand up for what's false, stand up for what everybody knows as lies and keep perpetuating it as though it's the truth, pull your hair out.
RUSH: Folks, just to show you, we just had a caller who wanted to know why was there no coverage on the Iron Dome, the Israeli Iron Dome protecting these children from attacks by the Hamas. I said, "One of the reasons why is it's not fair that Israel is the one who has the Iron Dome; they haven't shared the Iron Dome with the Palestinians and Hamas."
Lo and behold, a story today in the Washington Times!
I was just sent this story: "UN Condemns Israel and the United States for Not Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas." Good... Folks, my instincts some days even amaze me. "The United Nations slammed Israel for possibly committing war crimes in its fight against Hamas -- and then backed that accusation by suggesting the Jewish nation ought to be sharing its Iron Dome defensive technology with the very terror group it's fighting.
"UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said to members of the media at an 'emergency' meeting of the UN Human Rights Council that Israel was falling short in its duty to protect citizens in the Gaza Strip from getting killed by its rockets," by not sharing its technology! Is that not cockeyed? This is a war!
We are in a war, and the Israelis are being condemned for not sharing their protective dome, so that the Palestinians can be protected from Israeli rockets. That's exactly how this works. If you understand... I don't mean this to sound condescending. Please, I never mean to sound that way. The way to not go insane trying to make sense out of this... You look at this and say, "How in the world can Israel be the bad guy?"
How in the world can this be? It's the only democratic country in the Middle East. It's been a US ally since its founding, since Israeli's founding. How can it be? How can Israel be the bad guy? Obama makes them look like the bad guy, and John Kerry makes them look like the bad guy, which makes them look like they agree with Hamas and the Palestinians/Arab states that Israel is the bad guy!
How can Israel be the bad guy? They're the ones under assault and being attacked. Israel doesn't put bombs on its kids and send them into the Gaza Strip. Palestinians do that! How in the world is Israel the bad guy?" You must understand that in the perverted leftist worldview, Israel is the bad guy because they're the more powerful and they are the majority and they're more advanced.
"It isn't fair. It just isn't fair. I mean, if Israel has an Iron Dome they should share that! They should share it! Palestinians are a poor, underdeveloped minority. They're victims, and the Israelis are the brutes and the bullies." It's no more complicated than that. Well, it is, but that's a simple way of understanding it.