Israel suffered a brutal attack over the weekend. Terrorist Palestinian group Hamas launched an attack across the border of Gaza by land, air and sea. "The possibility for the outbreak of global war is now increasingly likely," Jack Posobiec and Lieutenant Colonel Tony Schaefer warned on Human Events Daily.
Hamas has promised to execute hostages on television for every air strike on Gaza, and has Americans among that group. "We've got images coming out of Gaza that look like the shades of Dresden," Posobiec said of Israel's counter attack, referencing the firebombing of Dresen by the Allies in World War II. "This is strategic bombing."
Hamas paraglided into a desert rave, massacring innocent 20-somethings at a dance party, leaving 260 corpses in their wake. Reports emerged that the Hamas militants raped and kidnapped young women. One woman, Shani Louk, was dragged off in a pick up truck and murdered. This desert location was familiar to Posobiec, as he'd visited there with his wife and two young sons only a year before.
"The first thing they did," Posobiec reported, "was attack all the cars so that people couldn't flee so that even when they got out of the festival, when they ran to their cars, they found their cars had already been damaged and weren't operable. So they had to flee and hide in the desert." Video emerged of young people running through the desert trying to get away from the armed murderers who pursued them in vehicles.
"Then Hamas went one by one," he continued, "killing civilians, taking many women, young women, girls in their 20s, hostage, throwing them sometimes on the back of trucks, on the back of motorcycles. It's an absolutely horrific attack."
Hamas went door to door in Kibbutz Re'im, going into homes, killing and kidnapping. Civilians hid in safe rooms and when they were discovered, tried as best they could to defend themselves against armed militants intent on murder and destruction.
"What does this mean for us?" Posobiec asked. "What does this mean for geopolitics? What should America's priorities be?"
"We must put the interests of the American people first, always. But that doesn't mean we count out our allies," he said succinctly.
By Saturday, Israel had declared war. By Sunday, hundreds of thousands of reservists had been called up to fight in the Israeli Defense Force, many of those coming home to Israel from across the world. The Israeli death toll rose to near 1,000, with at least 11 Americans among the numbers of those murdered by Hamas.
This isn't the first time Schaffer and Posobiec have gotten deep into discussions about foreign wars and the implications for US security. Schaffer has been on the show to discuss the war in Ukraine, as well, which has received some $113 billion in funding from America.
Posobiec pointed out America's support for Ukraine had included taking artillery shells that were earmarked for Israel, a country whose national defense America has long sworn to bolter, and giving those shells to Ukraine. "Because we couldn't manufacture them fast enough, we took our artillery shells that were earmarked for Israel, that was a deal that they were expecting from us... and we sent them to Ukraine," Posobiec said.
The Iran connection, he said, was also incredibly essential to the understanding of this latest conflagration on the world stage. It was reported over the weekend that Iran had been involved in the planning of Hamas' massacre of Israeli civilians. Iran has been strenghtened "in terms of their position because of this war with Ukraine, where Iran has become indispensible to Russia in regard to their drone manufacturing capability," Posobiec said.
All of this comes as the Biden administration authorized the unfreezing of $6 billion in Iranian funds as part of a prisoner swap deal and Saudi Arabia was becoming on substantially friendlier terms with Israel in a bilateral agreement, akin to those of the Trump administration's Abraham Accords, which secured deals between nations without bringing the Palestinian wishes for their own nation state into it.
"Then Hamas comes up to blow up the entire peace process," Posobiec said.
Schaffer detailed how the Biden administration has led the United States down this path. To start, he threw blame on Jake Sullivan, saying he and his team are "completely out of their league. Somehow they believe that being nice and getting people to talk together and interloc is going to be the solution."
"Jack," he said, "you and I both know that's not the case. Some of these grievances go back to the end of the Ottoman Empire," he said, speaking of borders and ancient history in the world's most ancient region.
"Because of their completely feckless policy, combined with the idea that hostage taking works, going back to the Obama administration," Shaffer said. In his view, the US obsession with Ukraine meant that the intelligence agencies just weren't paying attention to Israel at all. "It's a multi-tiered failure," he said.
Posobiec detailed the way that was used against American and Israeli intelligence and the "disinformation campaign" of informants and double-agents that pulled attention from what was really going on.
Both men argued that Trump's doctrine of deterrence, what he calls "peace through savagery," is what's needed. This he defines as "constant threats, occasional assassinations, and frequent peace deals." And indeed, during Trump's presidency there were no new wars, and it was Trump who arranged for a timeline of US withdrawal from Afghanistan, though Biden implemented it in the worst possible way.
Israel sent out warnings to all of those in Gaza, telling them to evacuate before the bombing began. And then Israel launched its own attack to stop this from ever happening again. Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005, and it's unlikely, given the threat that developed in only eight years, that they would allow an enemy's hate to fester agains so close to their own border.