On his Thursday broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough turned his ire toward Israel, bemoaning the civilian Palestinian causalities in the conflict between Hamas and Israel.
Scarborough indicated he believed the blamed was to be placed on Israel for what he called killing of women and children that was “indiscriminate.”
“I’ve always been a 100 percent supporter of Israel,” Scarborough said. “The joke in Congress was anytime I wanted a key to the city of Tel Aviv, I could, you know, get a gold-plated one. I’m sorry – this is just, this is asinine. This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine. It is bad. It is of course tragic for the Palestinian people. It is bad for the Israeli people. I mean, we will rue the day every day this is happening.”
“And women and children are being seen because you know what?” he continued. “As much as we all hate Hamas, what is going to replace Hamas is going to be much worse. It is going to be a radical Islamist group instead of just power-hungry, corrupt people that despise Israel. This is such a nightmare that is unfolding. And the biggest nightmare is that Hamas was on the run. The Arab states hate Hamas and Israel has not only made them relevant again, but champions of the Palestinian people. This tragedy just keeps unfolding and it just keeps getting worse.”
Scarborough went on to say the United States at some point should discontinued its support should this continue.
“They blew up a market – a popular marketplace,” Scarborough said. “They blew up a U.N. school. There were 17 warnings, 17. That is indiscriminate. But you know what? We share Israel’s values. A hell of a lot – a lot more than the people they’re bombing. The United States of America — we cannot be associated with this if this continues. This is so bad, not only for the Israeli people, but for us.”
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