Kerry's 'random acts of violence'
Nine months ago, President Hussein Obama referred to the victims of the Paris terror attack on a Kosher grocery store as 'random folks
.' Now, Secretary of State Kerry has the same disdainful attitude about Israelis
Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said the violent attacks
taking place by Palestinians against Jewish people in Israel are "random
acts of violence."
"We continue to urge everybody to exercise restraint and restrain
from any kind of self-help in terms of the violence, and Israel has
every right in the world to protect its citizens, as it has been, from
random acts of violence," Kerry said in Madrid, Spain after meeting with
Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo.
Kerry's remark is likely to lead to complaints that the Obama
administration is downplaying what Israel says is a premeditated plan to
murder Jews in Israel. Palestinian religious leaders have called for
these attacks, and Israel has said its counterattacks have been
defensive in nature.
Critics of the Obama administration have also said officials are
treating the violence as equivalent, by calling on "both sides" to help
The acts of violence are surely not random, and both sides definitely do not share the blame equally for them. The acts of violence are clearly being perpetrated almost exclusively by 'Palestinians.'
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, John Kerry, Palestinian terrorism