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Fareed speaks with former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski about Israel's military operation in Gaza.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on CNN told Wolf Blitzer that the invasion of Gaza was a strategy to demilitarize Gaza, explaining the use of force. But it has been quite a robust use of force…Do you think that it is going to succeed, the Israeli strategy?
No, I think he is making a very serious mistake. When Hamas in effect accepted the notion of participation in the Palestinian leadership, it in effect acknowledged the determination of that leadership to seek a peaceful solution with Israel. That was a real option. They should have persisted in that.
Instead Netanyahu launched the campaign of defamation against Hamas, seized on the killing of three innocent Israeli kids to immediately charge Hamas with having done it without any evidence, and has used that to stir up public opinion in Israel in order to justify this attack on Gaza, which is so lethal.
I think he is isolating Israel. He's endangering its longer-range future. And I think we ought to make it very clear that this is a course of action which we thoroughly disapprove and which we do not support and which may compel us and the rest of the international community to take some steps of legitimizing Palestinian aspirations perhaps in the U.N.
Brezinski is a Jimmy Carter Crackpot , as far as Netanyahu , he's the right man for the right time , he simply KNOWS , what anyone who can read knows , Hamas has only ONE GOAL , and that is to destroy Israel and kill Jews -PERIOD. It is written clearly in the covenant The Hamas Charter as well as The Palestinian National Charter . The only disagreement between Fatah and Hamas is the time frame and method in which this is to be done .
Comparisons to Hitler come mainly from uninformed morons and Jew haters .
Israel will not bare it's neck for the sake of a world opinion that would see her destroyed anyway . So all of you "bloggers " and that's all you are , can spew your ignorance all you want , Israel will survive , it will do what it must to survive , and that ,regardless of anyone's opinion or bias . The Palestinians are motivated by hatred and religious invective , the Israelis are motivated by survival , which is the superior of the two. And across all Party lines here in the US , over 75% of Americans support Israel , because they know it is the right thing to do .Hamas initiated this war , and have not by any stretch of the imagination have they gained a thing , other than getting their fellow Palestinians killed and Gaza's infrastructure destroyed . Now when all the "sympathetic money " comes pouring in from the west , instead of building TUNNELS and buying WEAPONS , Hamas will be forced to use that money to rebuild what they caused to be destroyed .
@jimmyd6559, that is a lie. No one has called for killing of Jews, just the destruction of the Jewish state. And all religious Jews also call for the same destruction of the state of Israel, because it violates everything Judaism stands for. Israel must be abolished because it is criminal and illegally denied the indigenous people of their rights. Jews in Jerusalem lived under Palestinians rule for about 2000 years, and there was never any hatred by Palestinians toward Jews. Just deserved hatred towards European invaders who are not even really Jewish.
what a great post! thank you.
Your Koran, which Hamas claims to follow to the letter, calls for killing Jews. Nice propaganda try on your part. Just be honest.
Kirk, you obviously know a lot. Have you read Hamas' Charter? May I bring your attention to chapters VII and XIII? May I trust that you can Google it?
Zbiggy and Peanuthead have been wrong on every issue whether they comment together or alone. The Peabrained one is planning to speak at a fundraising event for a Hamas front organization despite Hamas being listed by the US State Department as a Terrorist Organization.
The Pole and the Goober are out-and-out anti-Semites and that has been shown both in office and after. I'd include before, but they were both so obscure I doubt anyone could find a public pronouncement by either on any subject
"Verily they are disbelievers and infidels who say, 'The Messiah, son of Mary, is God.'"
"Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends. They are but friends and protectors to each other."
"From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We made a covenant, but they forgot and abandoned a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, stirred up enmity and hatred among them to the Day of Doom. Soon will Allah show them the handiwork they have done."
"They are surely disbelievers who blaspheme and say: 'God is one of three in the Trinity for there is no Ilah (God) except One, Allah. If they desist not from saying this (blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall them – the disbelievers will suffer a painful doom."
"Say (Muhammad): 'People of the Book, do not overstep the bounds in your religion, or follow the people who erred and led many astray. Cursed are the unbelievers among the Children of Israel by David and Jesus.... They do vile things, allying themselves with the infidels so that Allah's indignation is upon them and in torment they will suffer for all eternity."
"Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you."
"Arabs are the most noble people in lineage, the most prominent, and the best in deeds. We were the first to respond to the call of the Prophet. We are Allah's helpers and the viziers of His Messenger. We fight people until they believe in Allah. He who believes in Allah and His Messenger has protected his life and possessions from us. As for one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in the Cause of Allah. Killing him is a small matter to us."
"Then fight (Muhammad) in Allah's Cause. Incite the believers to fight with you."
"Believers, when you go abroad to fight wars in Allah's Cause, investigate carefully, and say not to anyone who greets you: 'You are not a believer!' Coveting the chance profits of this life (so that you may despoil him). With Allah are plenteous spoils and booty."
Actually Hamas does under its Charter, I believe articles 7, 13, 15 and 28.
so much bs in your post . please stop this baseless propaganda.
Too bad Netanyahu is not the President of the US.
Zing new told the truth. The only nazi in this situation is nazi bibi. He must be on trial for war crines. He killed many children and women in Palestine.. Stop the nazi Zionist propaganda.
yup, you nailed it Z...H
are you just trying to be obtuse or do you really believe that stupid garbage about Bibi being a nazi?
You are a bigot
JimmyD I support much of what you say and the spirit of your letter, but respectfully disagree with a few points:
1-I'm not a big fan of Netanyahu. I particularly oppose his and Likud's policy of building more housing tracts on the West Bank because this backs Israel in a corner, is politically costly, and creates structures and lives which may be uprooted in the near future. 2-Many [most?] Palestinians are dominated by hate but what they want most of all is an independent country. When they get that, and have more to lose, their hatred for Israel may wane in time. 3-Hamas will NOT use the sympathy money they get now to rebuild. As always, they will divert it to rearming, again. The key is the West Bank. Give the Palestinians more viability there and they will eventually look more to their self-interests than to their hatred.
Mason Synagog of Satan Netcanpoop is possessed by demons.
JimmyD is totally correct. Zbig must have stopped reading the papers. Hamas tried to overthrow the PA. they were doing a coup in the West Bank that was intercepted. Hamas had all arranged a mass murder in a Kibbutz for Jewish New Year and the big HAMAS man in Turkey (Arouri) publicly admitted to planning the kidnap and murder of the Three Israeli – one US Citizen – teens.
The only things Netanyahu did wrong was wait to attack and not being prepared to finish the job once he started.
The correct move now is to train train train for the ground offensive with the goal of literally wiping out Hamas and then attack on Israel's timetable and on Israel's terms.
After all, Hamas has acknowledge that it killed the three israelis.
The murder of the 3 Israeli 'settlers' should have been treated as nothing more than what it was.. a Criminal Act. The Israeli authorities have informants all over Gaza and have acknowledged that they had plenty of information regarding the culprits. Instead they threw over 60 Israeli kids their deaths.. SAME as 911 when the USA threw over 6K servicemen/women to punish Iraq for something they had nothing to do with.
What you don't understand that the occupation and blockade is the source of the violent, Israel can't have peace and occupation. We learn this the hard way during Yom Kippur war in 1973, we lost 3000 soldiers to keep Sinai desert in all cost. And now the same thing.
Excellent response! It is amazing how these armchair pontificators imagine they know better than the people on scene. When you look at where trouble exists around the globe, it is amazing to note the high correlation with Muslim peoples. This is a fundamentally flawed religion of intolerance, and has been since 600 A.D. at its very inception!, with Mohammad himself charging across the Middle East with his band of "believers" beheading all the "non-believers" (the so-called infidels)! Yes, this barbaric practice has been their M.O. since the beginning!
And, they insist on extreme intolerance, primitive tribal customs (Sharia law -really!?), and extreme violence to this day! As noted in this e-mail, Hamas *is* a terrorist group and foists terror on its own people as well -rounding up people in the street and shooting them in summary executions!! This behavior cannot be tolerated by *any* civilized society! Western democracies need to wake up and "grow a pair". Gaza needs to be immediately demilitarized, and the leaders of Hamas arrested and tried not only for crimes against Israelis, but HORRIBLE crimes against their own people. Ban Kee Moon and the leadership of the UN is pathetic!!
Any moderates in Gaza wouldn't dare to oppose Hamas in any way, as this would be a sure death sentence, or a very long stay in a dark, dirty prison for as long as the so-called leadership wished. Once demilitarization occurred Israel would surely ease restrictions on the Gazans, and they might actually be able to build a decent life for themselves. All the elements are there: good climate, beachfront property, arable land etc. All this potential is wasted by the PLO & Hamas expropriating the funds given by the West, and Arab governments as well, to enrich the leadership by many $100'sM, and also spend vast sums on military infrastructure with schools, mosques, and women and children as defensive shields – the Gazans are clearly viewed as expendable by the Hamas leadership.
I echo others here. Time and evidence have proven Brzezinski wrong on this; the kidnappers/killers have admitted they were funded and organized by Hamas. Hamas has since also admitted its involvement. So what is the point of yahoo publishing an interview with Brz whose entire thesis, that Netanyahu launched the Gaza offensive based on trumped up charges against Hamas "with no evidence" is wrong, wrong, wrong.
And, what about the tunnels into Israel? The co-ordinated use of those to attack and kidnap Israeli civilians was planned to occur just 2 months later. What about the constant rocket fire? When is 3000+ rockets not enough to justify self-defence?
If Israel is isolating itself, that says more about the free world–yes Europe and US–than it says about Netanyahu.
This isn't about Palestinian statehood: it's about terrorism, plain and simple. Problem is, when it is the Jewish state that is the victim of terrorism, it just doesn't have the same impact.
As for Brz, I think he should go back into retirement.
@GC, The tunnels were not used until attacked, so obviously were a needed defense. It was Israel that started this wave of violence by failing to release all the hostages, and then illegally arresting over 350 more. The rocket have always only been fired in defense, and if there were justice, a thousand times more rockets would be fired, until Israel followed the law, allowed the right of return, and vacated all the occupied territory they are stealing.
asserting that the tunnels were defensive or weren't used until they were attacked is an outright lie. More than a dozen of them ran underneath the Israeli border, and several of them were used by Hamas members to stage attacks inside Israel.
firing rockets at civilian centers is in no way "resisting" anything or "defending" anything. they're just plain war crimes.
Palestinians also have the right of self defense. They have been herded into a ghetto, killed and lied about.
Talking Hammas and killing Palestinian civilians.
ignorant anti-semmet!! .Israel responded only after it was fired upon by thousands of rockets after arabs rioted because Israel was looking for the suspects who murdered those 3 boys,.Israel didn,t respond because of the kidnapping & killings of the 3 boys but beacuse of the thousands of rockts fired on Her by "hamas."
Good work on ignoring all the Palestinian and Lebanese children killed by your heros.
Brezinski has no credibility when it comes to Israel and the Middle East. His advice and opinions have been proven wrong long ago. He was the strongest critic of any Israeli action when he advised Carter and it's clear from their collective speeches and writings over the years that they are not only anti-Israel but Anti-Semites. Hamas in their charter not only calls for the destruction of Israel but also death to the Jews, not sure if Mr. Augustin is simply naïve or a radical Islamic apologist. With all the respect I have for Fareed, I find it hard to believe that he interviewed Brezinski regarding Netanyahu's strategy for Hamas and the Palestinians. My recommendation would be to find someone who is neutral and respected and not prejudiced the next time.
CNN knows exactly what Brzezinski's prejudices are. That is part of their reason for airing him.
Looks like Brzezinski's anti-Semitic demons have him restless and having to let them out again. Just like his boss Jimmy Carter.
That's the main point. But I'll add: How does Mr. Brz "know" that Netanyahu has "no evidence"? That statement belies his own prejudice as much as anything. He could have said "I, Zbigniew, have not seen any evidence", but unless Israel shares its intelligence with him [ha!], he can't know what Netanyahu does or doesn't know. Never mind that a Hamas leader "confessed" to Hamas' role in the kidnapping/murders, even without that Brz reveals himself to be a lowlife bigot.
Of course, leave it to CNN to give this man an audience.
Stop the nazi Zionist propaganda.bstop killing children in pastime.
BS it is up to the bigoted Zionist accusers to show evidence. They have not. Remember never mention the arrests, killing and stealing from the Palestinian people after the Israelis disappeared.
Israel is anti-Semitic. Semites were Arabs. Look up the truth for once you bigoted hypocrites. I'm no fan of Islam. However, crimes against humanity are crimes against humanity no matter who they are committed against and both sides have done their share. Personally. I have learned that all of the three major religions have a major goal of WORLD DOMINATION BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. They are all bogus and evil. They are not of god, but of Satan. If I must be the Lott of this Sodom and Gomorra, SO BE IT!!!!
look at hm, hes sick. Isreal has every right to defend itself from aggression. Brzeznski is a UN puppet, hence, his criticism of Isreal. UN, Take a dive...
Netcanpoop is possessed by a DEMON. any so-called christian that supports the Synagog of Satan YOU WILL BURN.
A honest criticism by a public figure is not tolerated by the powerful Jews establishment here in the so called land of the free. Journalists are not allowed to ask hard questions without loosing their jobs. Brave Jews that question the actions of their gov't are excommunicated and threatened. Professors are not spared and you can add celebrities and sport figures to their hit list. Its one thing to hate Muslims but doing so at the expense of freedom and liberty is a bad idea no matter how you spin it.
This guy worked for Jimmy Carter and was driving force in Carter cabinet international policy on Middle East. He is the same style anti-Semite as his former boss. He is the same guy who advised Carter what to do with Iran hostages. He is a big joke, the same style like Hilary and Kerry.To judge Israeli Premier Minister you have to live in Israel, grew children there and be there under every day danger to be killed by terrorists. Nobody has right to teach Netanyahu what to do.
He is son of Israel and responsible for this Country.
Bravo. On my knowledge, America from 1940 through 2014 has never had a pro-American, knowlegable, honest secretary of state.
Netanyahu the chosen, criticize him and the anti Semite slur will be thrown at you.
Yet Zionist criticize our leaders non stop.
Brezinski said: "When Hamas in effect accepted the notion of participation in the Palestinian leadership, it in effect acknowledged the determination of that leadership to seek a peaceful solution with Israel."
Brezinski is either genetis idiot or pathological liar; Hamas policy according to Hamas leaders and numerous speechs is total elimination of Israel from the map.
Both Brzezinski and Fareed are a disgrace to fair and accurate reporting. For instance, the claim the Israel's goal was "a strategy to demilitarize Gaza" is a nonsensical straw man argument. Israel was responding to rockets being launched from Gauza, terrorizing its citizens. Brzezinski and Fareed have an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel bias.
This is why he destroyed the the power and sewer plants. Also killed all those Palestinian children.
The USA and Israel want rule over the whole world....but that is not possible anymore..
Netanyahu is doing what Ariel Sharon did before this conflict continue as long as we believe killings on both side is the solution no one on both sides is serious about peace its a song they practice and sing for decades and the word peace means nothing to them.
my only hope for peace from Israel side was with Yitzhak rabin he was credible and fought the wars which he commanded but realized at the end peace was the only solution and they killed him because he is no longer sing the same song what a sad story for a man who gave so much for Israel.
Brezinski is way off base here. It is not about Netanyahu or mistakes. Hamas is a lethal force bent on the destruction of Israel. They fired thousands of rockets and built a vast array of tunnels with specific plans to kidnap Israelis. They kidnapped and killed 3 Israeli citizens and partied in the streets. There was no condemnation from Hamas, let alone cooperation, in finding the murderers. The first and foremost responsibility of any head of state is the protection of its citizens lives. As such, Netantahu had no choice but to damage Hamas' infrastrucure and neutralize their ability to kidnap and kill Israelis.
This is a distortion of the truth.Israel did not go to war against Hamas because of the death of the 3 teens but it was in response to the firing of Rockets over Israel by Hamas.The truth is Hamas hide behind civilians and use civilians homes and compounds like school to fire missiles into Israel and Israel has the right to defend itself.Period
Spoken by the genius behind Jimmy Carter's brilliant foreign policy. Utter waste product.
How many of our troopers died promoting the Bush foreign policy, compared to President Carter and Professor Brzezinski's.?
Brezinski is a known anti semite and Jew hater. Even as a devout believer of Islam, it is difficult to read the lies he and President Carter, another transparent Jew hater and antisemite put out. They do not talk about Muslims killing more Muslims than Jews ever did in the history of the world...We Arabs are suffering from the mad and insane actions of fellow Muslims...We would much rather live and trust the Israelis. Every arab country kept us in refuge camps and denied us citizenship to make Israel look bad. Arab counties still torture my brothers and sisters. Over 70% of Palestinians still support Hamas who put rockets in our schools and hospitals. They are crazy just as Carter and Brezinski . When Jews were being killed in europe and placed into camps...other Jews didn't go o ut and kill innocent German children or shoot 10000 rockets into German cities like Hamas. Israael wants peace I know this. Only a tiny tiny tiny piece of land on the edge of the sea, smaller than New Jersey. and only 9 miles wide, is causing the hatred?????Are you kidding me ???Look at the animals in Syria, Iraq, Iran killing each other with chemicals, cutting off heads, putting bombs on animals children to blow up innocent people??Instead of building schools, hospitals and factories in Gaza they used the $ for only one stupid purpose...to destroy a little piece of land which does not belong to them to begin with
As long as US Government Blindly keep providing Weapons, $3 Billion plus and all the political cover at the UN, it will never behave. Their supports basically control the media and the real story is never told. Al Jazeer America is probably one of the very few channels that actually tells the true story but unfortunately Zionist loby has made it very difficult to get than channel in the American living rooms. Israelis have become what the Jews escaped in Germany. Only thing missing in Gaza are the Gas Chambers.
Take a look at the photo of Brezinski. That is the face of a true Nazi. I cannot wait to spit on his grave. And that monstrous daughter. What a frightening family.
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Jimmy Carter said two weeks ago that the U.S. should recognize Hamas a the "legitimate" representative of the Palestinian people. Now comes Brzezinski passing himself as an intellectual criticizing Israel and its government. Brzezinski can not control his hatred for the fact that Jews will not lay down and die like they did in his native Poland. He is the engine that kept Jonathan Pollard in jail for longer than any spy in US history, including Soviet spies, Tell me that is not anti-Semitism. Brzezinski has become irrelevant and we should not pay attention to his hatred.
Jimmy Carter said two weeks ago that the U.S. should recognize Hamas and the "legitimate" representative of the Palestinian people. Now comes Brzezinski passing himself as an intellectual criticizing Israel and its government. Brzezinski can not hide his hatred for the fact that Jews will no longer lay down and die as they did in his native Poland. If a terrorist organization sends rockets into a country, the government of that country has the obligation to eliminate the threat to its people, period. Brzezinski has become irrelevant and Fareed Zakaria searched the bottom of the barrel when he invited Brzezinski to his program. Is Mr Zakaria running out of guests?
Albert, the Jews didn't die in Poland. They died on the German territory under socialist Hitler's government (an Austrian himself) and the death orders were written and spoken in German. There were no Poles in Hitler's government, as he hated and got Millions of them killed for ruining his plan to jointly attack and conquer the Soviet Union. Aushwitz Camp was build to annihilate Polish population. Don't you re-write history, OK?
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Hamas never had any intention of make peace with Israel. Only a gullible person would believe that Hamas wants peace.
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