How did Sen. Sanders and Sen. Warren react when Israel began its bombing Gaza and killing civilians, including children?
They agreed to unanimous passage of a resolution which stated:
"support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks"
"Whereas innocent Israeli civilians are indiscriminately targeted" but NOTHING about the children in Gaza
"calls on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity governing arrangement"
Why didn't they stand up? They have access to giant microphones...at the very LEAST they could be calling on Israel to slow down its attacks, or...anything!
What kind of leaders are they showing themselves to be?
And it's not just limited to the resolution. Bernie Sanders was asked directly by a reporter about Gaza, and he cut him off saying "That’s not where my mind is right now,”
Elizabeth Warren, after likewise refusing to speak out in anyway, was asked about Gaza, and looked at the reporter, acknowledged the question, then walked away.
And it's not just the current crisis, they both have long histories of being overwhelmingly Pro-Israel and offering little to no sympathies or understanding for any Palestinian civilians hurt by Israel
On Elizabeth Warren's own website, she makes a large section for Israel (over many many other countries) and states:
"it is a moral imperative to support and defend Israel, and I am committed to ensuring its long-term security by maintaining its qualitative military edge"
After giving endless praise to Israel, and stating that the outside world shouldn't impose peace talks on Israel, she then orders the Palestinians to end "the Palestinians' application for UN membership"
Sanders has been a reliable vote for years:
Voted for increased sanctions on the PA
He has been a consistent voice of approval for any military action Israel takes, including it's clusterfuck in Lebanon
For their entire careers they've been this way, every time they state their position on Israel it's standard boilerplate Hillary Clinton-talk (actually on Israel they are all more like Joe Lieberman)
It's pretty ridiculous with all the outrage on this issue, only Hillary Clinton gets a hit...people give Warren and Sanders a pass on this issue they claim matters...because they like their personality
Warren and Sanders are siding with the big and powerful, and refusing to do anything to help or even speak out for the weak and vulnerable, and this shows what kind of centrist gutless President they'd be if you elected either of them President