MADDOW (after referring to President Obama’s visit to Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar): And of course the whole trip to Asia comes in the midst of a very scary flareup between Israel and Gaza. Now, we do not know exactly what started this most recent round of fighting, but we do know that an Israeli air strike killed the top commander of Hamas in Gaza on Wednesday. And we know then that that was followed by rocket attacks aimed at southern Israel and then Tel Aviv and then today, Jerusalem. Israel has been pounding Gaza with air strikes. The attacks appeared today to be rapidly escalating, including signs that Israel is preparing for a ground incursion into Gaza. The New York Times tonight citing reports of Israeli tanks massing on the border with Gaza.
Gee, if only Israel hadn’t inexplicably killed that poor misunderstood Hamas commander. Conspicuously absent from Maddow’s narrative is any mention of Israel’s rationale for the attack — Hamas targeting Israel with hundreds of rocket attacks from Gaza, as they’ve been doing every year for the last decade. Indiscriminate savagery that does not distinguish between military and civilian targets, in marked contrast to Israel’s response, which was to kill one of Hamas’s leading terrorists.
Remember this, Maddow is NOT stupid, she knows as well as anyone about those rockets fired at Israel necessitated Israel’s defending itself. She KNOWS! Yet, she chooses to spread terrorist propaganda? What would that make Maddow?