Just when it seems hard to believe that Obama and his administration’s actions and words couldn’t be more upside down… Somehow they always find another way to insult people’s senses. While much of my main focus lately has been on things such as Benghazi, our Military and the Middle East, specifically Syria and Iraq, I have been following other related stories, such as the deplorable acts throughout the VA, the massive invasion of illegal immigrant children, our Marine Andrew Tahmooressi still in a Mexican jail, and the murder of three Jewish teens in Israel, along with the aftermath of violence.
When three Jewish teens were abducted somewhere near Alon Shevu, Israel on June 12th, reactions were mixed. On June 15th, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird condemned the kidnapping saying, “Canada is deeply concerned by reports that three Israeli teenagers may have been kidnapped in the West Bank and condemns those aiming to instigate conflict…We urge the Palestinian security authorities, who have been trained through Canadian and U.S. leadership, to make every effort to investigate this incident and work diligently to ensure the safe return of these children to their families.”
Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the kidnapping and referred to it as a “despicable terrorist act” while not being specific about condemning Hamas, the group believed responsible.
Meanwhile, Palestinian Arabs starting passing out candies and other sweets in the streets of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, to celebrate after hearing about the kidnapping. The PA’s Fatah even called on shopkeepers in Judea and Samaria via its official Facebook page to destroy their CCTV security camera footage in order to sabotage the IDF’s efforts to rescue the kidnapped teenagers and hunt down the terrorists who attacked them.
Hamas never claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, but did praise those who perpetrated it, “The movement pays tribute to the heroes who are behind the kidnapping,”
While one of the Jewish boys kidnapped was also a US citizen, it was some time before the Obama Administration said anything. Finally on June 26th, during a meeting with American Jewish community leaders at the White House, Obama claimed that “the United States has been in constant communication with the Israelis and is working with a sense of urgency to provide support.” Obama added, “As a parent, I am heartbroken about what has happened.”
John Kerry also said, “The United States strongly condemns the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and calls for their immediate release. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. We hope for their quick and safe return home. We continue to offer our full support for Israel in its search for the missing teens, and we have encouraged full cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian security services.”