A bipartisan group of over 140 members of the House of Representatives has called on the State Department to use all methods at its disposal, including chartering flights, to rescue American citizens stranded in Israel; a scene eerily reminiscent to when Americans were stranded in Afghanistan beginning just two years ago.
Among those taking matters into their own hands is Army veteran Representative Cory Mills (R-FL) who has physically gone to Israel in order to help bring them home. “We were getting a ton of requests from Americans who were stranded, who had tried to reach out to the State Department, and were getting nowhere,” Mills told The Ingraham Angle, describing how flights had been canceled and hotel availability became nonexistent. “[They] were really kind of off on their own. I just kind of made the decision, you know, that I needed to step up and do something.”
“We talk about the difference between statesmen and politicians: One acts and one talks,” he added. “Unfortunately, this isn’t my first time doing this because my team and I had conducted the first successful overland rescue out of Afghanistan that rescued a mother and three children from Amarillo, Texas,” he said.
“My team and I run the routes prematurely to try and make sure we can run it and see if there’s any safety issues and look at best [evacuation] areas,” he continued. “Doing predominantly ground [evacuations] and getting to bordering countries like Jordan to ensure we can get them back to America.”
When asked how many Americans he thought were in Israel and in need of help, he said there was a “high possibility that there’s large swaths of Americans across the entire country.”
“I put all this 100% on the Biden administration,” Mills said. “Biden released $6 billion, and it’s still fungible and very easily movable income that they have. His oil revenue has gone up to $30 billion, and back when Trump was in office, it was half that.”
“We’re literally funding the very terrorism that’s hitting our allies and endangering Americans,” he continued. “Leaving billions of dollars in Afghanistan that’s now finding its ways into these war zones to be utilized against Americans. The Biden administration, again, weakness invites aggression, and Iran, China, Russia, and North Korea, they are preying upon this weakness in the White House, this weakness in this administration.”
Mills noted that President Joe Biden has prioritized “wokeness as opposed to freedoms and safeties of Americans.”
“I can tell you right now, as an elected official, I’m not going to stand for it, and if I have to come over here and do Biden’s job, then so be it,” he said.
Good Riddance to UNRWA as it Supports Hamas
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The head of UNRWA recently accused Israel of waging an “expanded, concerted campaign” to destroy the UN agency. The leader of UNRWA does have a cause for concern, as Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant stated that UNRWA has “lost legitimacy and can no longer function as a UN body.” UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer stated that “The rot is systemic, and that’s why we’re holding a conference…to replace UNRWA.” And now Congressional Republicans are probing the Biden administration’s decision to restore US funding to UNRWA in 2021, following the Trump administration’s suspension of that funding in 2018.
Good riddance to UNRWA if it ends up folding under pressure; UNRWA and the UN are Hamas apologists at best, and facilitators at worst. For example, the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator actually insisted that “Hamas is not a terrorist group for us,” but merely a “political movement.” And the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian Territories, in a rejoinder to the French president calling the October 7 attack “the largest anti-Semitic massacre of our century,” stated that “No, Mr. Macron. The victims of [the October 7 attack] were not killed because of their Judaism, but in response to Israel’s oppression.”
UNRWA Employees Provide Material Support to Hamas, PIJ
Israeli Defense Minister Galant has named 12 specific UNRWA employees who “actively participated” in Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel, and also stated that Israel has “significant indications based on intelligence” that implicates “over 30” additional UNRWA employees. Gallant stated that of UNRWA’s 13,000 staff in Gaza, “1,468 workers are known to be active in Hamas and PIJ, 185 UNRWA workers are active in the military branches of Hamas and 51 are active in the PIJ military branch.”
Additional to those numbers are the 30 UNRWA teachers known to have celebrated the October 7 attacks on a UNRWA Telegram group that had 3,000 members.
Hamas’ “Data Center” Found Underneath UNRWA Headquarters
Israel also found a Hamas “data center” under UNRWA’s headquarters in Gaza, equipped with an electrical room, computer servers and rooms where Hamas operatives could work and sleep, and that there were power lines connecting UNRWA’s headquarters to this data center. And surprise, some of the equipment found was made in Iran and China. Interestingly, while the Hamas “data center” contained electronics, a server room in the above-ground UNRWA headquarters had most of its electronics missing, which appears to be indicative of “actions of someone who knew the army was coming and wanted to hide the evidence,” according to Col. Benny Aharon of Israel’s 401st Armored Brigade. After the head of UNRWA denied that UNRWA knew of this data center ahead of time, Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) tweeted “Oh, you knew,” and stated that Israel had warned UN officials about the data center but those officials chose to ignore those warnings.
Additional Evidence of Strong UNRWA/Hamas Partnership
Additionally, UN Watch cited instances of UNRWA/Hamas synergy, including that Israel found:
- At the UNRWA headquarters above ground, weapons and “documents that indicated that the same offices were also used by Hamas”;
- UNRWA aid bags in Yahya Sinwar’s bunker;
- UNRWA concrete in Hamas’ tunnels that housed hostages;
- Missiles and rockets under UNRWA equipment;
- That Hamas stashed ammunition, explosives, and weapons in UNRWA bags, and that Hamas also had UN vests;
- That Hamas stored weapons in and fired weapons from a UNRWA school; and
- That Hamas’ “Ministry of Health” stole 24,000 gallons of fuel from UNRWA.
And to further emphasize the scope of how seriously UNRWA is compromised by Hamas, every single UNRWA “site, school, mosque, [and] kindergarten” that Israel has inspected had weapons, according to Israel’s commander of the 646th Reserve Paratroopers Brigade.
Calls to preserve UNRWA merely deflect away from the “systemic” “rot” found in the organization. Israel should make sure that UNRWA does not operate in any post-war Gaza, as the organization compromises the security of the Jewish state.
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