At what point does a political hack choose to sacrifice one’s grasp of right and wrong for the job, or for the cause? Time and again, this election season has shown Washington’s careerists to be capable of just about any negation of ethics towards the goals of a campaign, and we’ve certainly seen that from this State Department before, most notably when Hillary Clinton lied about the Benghazi attack to a victim’s family, alongside his body.
But a baby was just thrown “10 to 20 meters” through the air and landed on her head.
The following quote is what the Obama administration, via Jen Psaki, came up with. Bear in mind that the deceased child — called “a pure girl with a holy soul” by her stricken grandfather, and what words could better describe a three-month old – is an American citizen:
The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem. We express our deepest condolences to the family of the baby, reportedly an American citizen, who was killed in this despicable attack, and extend our prayers for a full recovery to those injured. We urge all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident.
The moral sacrifice made by the administration here is the placement of the administration’s worldview ahead of the protection of the grieving family, the nation of Israel, the citizens of the United States, and those members of humanity able to delineate the ramifications of what just occurred. Would you, as a member of a grieving family – and grieving over a baby! – appreciate being told to “remain calm,” being told your place in this event is as one of several “sides”?
The people at State, presumably not psychopaths, know how the family might receive this. They considered the family’s reaction, and weighed that when constructing this quote. And, being political hacks who have objectively jettisoned their compass, the family’s emotions lost.
Be aware that yesterday, someone at State considered employing the word “murdered,” but instead used “killed.” And be aware that the Obama administration’s detestable, amoral foreign policy trumped all else, and resulted in that enraging closing sentence.
The first question is “how.” Average American citizens – including, yes, the majority of the left – would have been damned pleased to hear the word “murdered.” Few Americans subscribe to an ideology that equivocates on the murder of a baby girl. But few in this administration are comfortable revealing their own humanity in situations like this. They pass along “reset buttons” and praise “smart diplomacy,” and you can be quite sure they do this to protect their relationship with those regimes and cultures that might not find this act to represent “murder.”
Secondly, I want to know what the endgame is behind constructing a statement advising victims to “remain calm,” foregoing an ethically based statement which would necessarily have focused on the word “justice.” Because that “all sides” statement was intended to placate the Hamas/Fatah monster, which had this to say (via spokesman Hossam Badran):
This is a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and invasion of our land by the Jews.
“This” being infanticide.
The State Department felt the need to placate this party. They weighed the considerations of Hamas/Fatah alongside the considerations of the family … and Hamas/Fatah won. I want to know just what in the damned hell State thinks that line can accomplish, what possible endgame they have envisioned for the Middle East which they now assume is closer because they said that. Do they find it to be worth the subjugation of their own humanity? They did it, so they must.
All of us probably spent some of yesterday sick to our stomach over the death of Chaya Zissel Braun. She deserves justice, and hopefully it provides the family some comfort to know that those in Israel tasked with obtaining it for her – a force that is provably led by a much firmer compass — refuse to “maintain calm” at this hour.