Schumer: It Makes Sense To Strangle Gaza

Via ThinkProgress:

This past Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) delivered a wide-ranging speech at an Orthodox Union event in Washington, D.C. The senator’s lecture touched on areas such as Iran’s nuclear program, the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and several domestic policy issues.

During one point of his speech, Schumer turned his attention to the situation in Gaza. He told the audience that the “Palestinian people still don’t believe in the Jewish state, in a two-state solution,” and also that “they don’t believe in the Torah, in David.” He went on to say “you have to force them to say Israel is here to stay.”

New York’s senior senator explained that the current Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip — which is causing a humanitarian crisis there — is not only justified because it keeps weapons out of the Palestinian territory, but also because it shows the Palestinians living there that “when there’s some moderation and cooperation, they can have an economic advancement.” Summing up his feelings, Schumer emphasized the need to “to strangle them economically until they see that’s not the way to go makes sense.”

Author: Scott Horton

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  1. He can get away with this but not Helen Thomas for he beleives in Torah and Helen doesn't

  2. Senator Schumer Y' Israel – self-proclaimed "guardian of Israel" – is the poster child for repeal of the 17th Amendment.

  3. A minority of the Palestinians are Christians, therefore they do believe in the Thora and David.
    But even in Islam, Dawud (David) is also a prophet, just like Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Sulaiman (Solomon) and Isa (Jesus).
    By the way, since when are US-senators engaged in a religious war to convert people to Judaism?

    1. I didnt hear any conversion slogan and "ISA" is not in the Torah. and additional to that the christians do not have the Torah

      1. Did you realize that the Greek Septuagint (translation of the Pentatuch and other books into Greek by Hebrew ages) predates any version of the Old Testament, including predating the earliest surviving Hebrew version by six centuries?

        Guess not.

      2. Did you realize that Greek texts–in the Mycenaean dialect and written in Linear B–survives from at least 1400 BC, and that such surviving texts predate any surviving Hebrew by many centuries?

        Guess not.

        Did you realize that modern Coptic is a direct descendent of the language of the ancient
        Egyptians, and is thus knowm to have been spoken in various forms to the present for well–say–five millennia at least?

        Guess not.

        Neo-Israel's Neo-Hebrew is not even in the running for "ancient", let alone among the most ancient languages known.

      3. Did you realize that Hebrew grammatical studies are medieval in origin, and in fact based on Arabic grammatical studies in turn based on ancient Greek?

        Guess not.

      4. So here's a question for you–if Mussolini had trained his troops to speak an archaizing version of suriving Roman Latin rather than Italian would they still be in Ethiopia?

      5. Goddamn it! That may have been Mussolini' mistake–he should have changed the national language to ancient Latin!

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  4. Schumer states” when there is moderation and cooperation, they (the Palestinians) can have an economic advancement” – sounds a little like the slogan on the gate at Auschwitz “Work will make you free”.
    I swear I would sell my Mother’s wedding ring to buy that joker a one-way ticket to Israel.

      1. Finance Capitalists love it–work for us, fight for us, borrow from us, get foreclosed by us, then bail us out.

        Kucinich has it right–the US is one vast company store, a la Tennesee Ernie Ford.

  5. it would make sense for shoe-man to strangle on the pig skin boot sticking out of his mouth.

  6. New York government is imploding and the governor stated it might have to close for a week. Maybe what New york needs is to elect people to handle the business of New York and international affairs to people who have open minds in matters. If the people of New York like their elected officials then let them live with the results provided by people who do not look out for the interest of those who elected them. I am sure the people of Israel love the senator.

    1. NYC is over the hill.

      So is Washington DC.

      Probably time to declare the latter the ceremonial "capitol" and move the actual capital to Saint Louis.

  7. We have our own israel wacko right here in California that could give Chucky a run for his money for stupid statesmanship. State rep. Brad Sherman is asking the Justice Department to charge all those American citizens who sailed on the Gaza Flotilla with Acts of Terrorism and carted off the jail.

    Where do they people come from? Helen Thomas got it backwards; maybe they’re coming here.

  8. Helen Thomas got it wrong indeed: a large part of the Israelis leaving Israel nowadays do come to germany … go figure.

  9. Actually, it makes more sense to STRANGLE CHUCKIE before his blood dripping mouth causes more death and destruction in the world.

    f*ckin as*hole he is!

  10. What a cruel thing to say, and yes definitely and premeditavily more cruel and racist than anything Helen Thomas' words could even be twisted to imply. Where is the outrage now?

  11. I like his "I don't have any faith in the UN because the Russians and the Chinese put their own agendas first." comment. Shocking. Just shocking how those damn Chinese and Russians have their own agendas that don't neatly dovetail with our own! How dare they! Don't they know that their sole purpose is to go along with our agenda and give it the veneer of legitimacy and world wide support it so desperately needs?

    1. Imagine another country actually putting ITS OWN agenda ahead of what Israel wants! The horror! The horror!

  12. He is not first or the last .For over sixty years and more ,Many Americans ,politicians,intellectuals,jouralists,and typical misinformed Americans have allowed Israel to do anythings and get itaway with it that many other nations would be able to do.

  13. The White House's Israeli-in-charge, Rahm Emanuel, had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington for an amenable kiss-and-makeup get-together this Tuesday. On Monday, Netanyahu canceled the trip. Word in Washington is that Obama would pass a sponge over non-stop expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the appalling condition of the Gaza gulag as a whole in exchange for crucial extra cash from pro-Israel donors to the Democratic party, essential for winning the November legislative elections in the US. The Democrats are going to get the cash anyway – they just need to be mildly "concerned" about the ocean massacre, and that's it.

  14. Once again poor Obama – perhaps against his will – is left emasculated, like a mere Banana Republic satrap, while Netanyahu is allowed to merrily groan a remixed version of The Village People's Macho, Macho Man. As the humanitarian flotilla was sailing under Turkish, Greek and Irish flags, the Israeli commandos in fact attacked a microcosm of the real, flesh-and-blood "international community" – with Netanyahu harboring no doubts he'll once again get away with it.

    So how does it feel, Mr President, to be the fool on the hill?

  15. I almost wish someone would strangle Schumer. Everytime this guy opens his mouth he fills me with the urge to defecate. On the morality scale he ranks several notches beneath that of a child molester. Even the worse of child molesters are limited to destroying hundred of lives because they do not have the authority of a government behind them. Schumer, on the other hand, is a willing and proud cog in the machinary of the United States government that is sentencing thousands and thousands of innocent children in Gaza to a life of misery and starvation.

  16. Look out Jack–Chuckie's back. This guy gives cretins a bad name. I hark all the way back to the Waco hearings in which this coprocaput gladly defended the FBI and BATF, and anyone else willing to kill a few fundamentalists. The goofy part about this man and so many like him is that they have this hard lump of evil in them, and they call it good.

  17. Schumer, like everyone who subscribes to the Zionist ideology, is a racist paranoiac.

  18. Separate roads push West Bank Arabs to the byways
    The ride up and down the canyon walls is among the worst routes Palestinian motorists must use to circumnavigate the towns, army posts and well-maintained highways built for Israelis on land the Palestinians claim for a future state.

    West Bank Palestinians are barred from most of these areas. Israel says the system is meant to reduce friction and fire-fights between Palestinians and Israeli settlers. Israel's critics say it benefits 300,000 Jewish settlers while pushing 2.3 million Palestinians onto longer, bumpier alternatives, as well as carving up the territory in ways that complicate future statehood.

    1. Well, Bush had Chertoff build an ERUV against Mexico,and Chertoff hired Israel's Elbit to build an electronic battlefield behind part of it.

      What's next–the state government of Arizona contracts with Israel traffic enigneers?

  19. I hate to disagree with a great expert on religion like Sen. Schumer, but Moslems accept the Torah (Pentateuch) as part of their sacred writings.

    1. "[Schumer] attended public schools in Brooklyn, scoring a perfect 1600 on the SAT, and graduated as the valedictorian from James Madison High School in 1967. Schumer competed for Madison High on the It's Academic television quiz show.

      He attended Harvard College, where he became interested in politics and campaigned for Eugene McCarthy in 1968. After completing his undergraduate degree, he continued to Harvard Law School, earning his Juris Doctor in 1974. Schumer passed the New York State Bar Exam in early 1975 but never practiced law, entering politics instead."


      And somehow he does not know that the Torah is the Pentateuch is the first Five Books of the Old Testament and is accepted by Christians and Muslims as well.

      Guess the question could not have been on his SAT exams, or did he hire Teddy Kennedy to take them for him?

      Maybe Eugene McCarthy, a learned and cultured man, should sue wikipedia for saying that Chuck Schumer campaigned for him.

  20. McCarthy is also a fine poet:


    How old are you, small Vietnamese boy?
    Six fingers. Six years.
    Why did you carry water to the wounded soldier, now dead?
    Your father.
    Your father was enemy of free world.
    You also now are enemy of free world.
    Who told you to carry water to your father?
    Your mother!
    Your mother is also enemy of free world.
    You go into ditch with your mother.
    American politician has said,
    "It is better to kill you as a boy in the elephant grass of Vietnam
    Than to have to kill you as a man in the rye grass in the USA."
    You understand.
    It is easier to die
    Where you know the names of the birds, the trees, and the grass
    Than in a stranger country.
    You will be number 128 in the body count for today.
    High body count will make the Commander-in-Chief of free world much encouraged.
    Good-bye, small six-year-old Vietnamese boy, enemy of free world.

    Eugene McCarthy

  21. Sen. Chuck Schumer is lying and he knows that.It is the same way that they used the lie that Iraq had some thing to do with9/11.People would believe a lie that is repeated enough.What he said is so absured and luaghable,and childish.

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