Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated that Democrat President Joe Biden’s weakness on the world stage facilitated Hamas’s terrorist attacks against Israel.
Pompeo told Fox News that Biden’s foreign “appeasement” helped set the stage for the murder, rape, and kidnapping of hundreds of innocent Israelis.
Responding to footage of the attacks, Pompeo called Hamas “grotesque [and] barbaric.”
He noted that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to understand the situation, unlike Biden.
“I am just hoping that this [Biden] administration doesn’t slow him down,” Pompeo said during an appearance on “Hannity” Monday night.
“These are going to be long weeks.
“They’re going to be some pictures that come out of Gaza that are going to be tragic.
“But make no mistake about it, Prime Minister Netanyahu has the duty to defend his own people in the same way that the United States has that duty.
“We now have Americans held hostage and Hamas, puppet of Iran, is threatening to kill them.
“They’ve already killed 11 Americans.”
He said President Biden has failed to specifically warn Hamas what the consequences will be if Americans are further harmed.
So far, 11 Americans have been confirmed to be among the hundreds killed by Hamas.
Pompeo contrasted the relative silence from the White House to President Donald Trump’s tact following Iran-backed rebel attacks on the United States embassy in Baghdad.
At the time, Trump made clear it would be Iran, not the violent “knuckleheads on the ground” in Iraq, who would be held responsible for harm caused to Americans, Pompeo noted.
Despite warnings from the Left that such responses would cause “World War III,” Pompeo said nothing of the sort occurred.
Pompeo also noted that Trump got the Iranian regime under control when his administration backed out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iran Deal, despite claims to the contrary from Democrats.
“When we moved the [U.S.] embassy [from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem], they said we’d create World War III – No, what has created war here is American appeasement; American weakness,” Pompeo added.
“And if we don’t stand with Israel, if we don’t give them the tools that they need to prosecute this to the end – until Hamas is wiped out and the Iranian regime understands that the Israelis mean business and they have American support – then we will risk even more American lives.”
When asked about the release of $6 billion to Iran from a South Korean account – now held in custodianship by Qatar – in exchange for American prisoners, in light of the Hamas attack allegedly sponsored by Tehran, Pompeo said it has been “illogical” to consider how the U.S. has in his mind “paid ransom to terrorists.”
“It can only be that it’s part of the ‘Blame America First’ mantra that we’re sort of the problem in the world,” he added.
“You saw this at Harvard’s campus today, just so indecent; so grotesque to see Americans supporting Hamas that’s carting kids into the Gaza Strip to kill them on live TV.”
In addition to such positioning coming out of Harvard, a throng of protesters in New York City waved Palestinian flags and defended the attacks, while a pro-Israel rally was held at Golda Meir Square.
In Congress, members of the far-left Democrat “Squad” described Israel as an “apartheid state” in statements defending the terror attacks.
Pompeo said it is similarly illogical to understand how Israel could be blamed at all for the attack.
“I have no capacity to comprehend how you could watch what has taken place there and have any idea that the right answer to that is to blame the victims of this tragedy,” he said.
“We see reminiscences of what happened in the Holocaust…
“And for a congressman not to call that out… is fundamentally indecent.”
— Sean Hannity 🇺🇸 (@seanhannity) October 10, 2023
Pompeo called on the residents of pro-Hamas Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Dearborn, Michigan district to “vote her out immediately.”
The call came in response to Tlaib writing that there should be an “ending [to] the occupation and dismantling of the apartheid system” in Israel.