President Biden Promises to Fight Putin and Hamas

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readNov 19, 2023

In an op-ed sure to infuriate pro-Hamas progressives, the President vowed to fight the forces of terrorism and war from Russia to Gaza.

A protestor displays a sign during a demonstration. Columbus, Ohio. November 12, 2023. (Photo: Paul Becker)

The U.S. won’t back down from the challenge of Putin and Hamas,” promised U.S. President Joe Biden in an op-ed published by the Washington Post on Sunday.

“Both Putin and Hamas are fighting to wipe a neighboring democracy off the map,” wrote President Biden. “And both Putin and Hamas hope to collapse broader regional stability and integration and take advantage of the ensuing disorder. America cannot, and will not, let that happen. For our own national security interests — and for the good of the entire world.”

It must have certainly irked some progressives — and even some progressives working in the Biden Administration — to see Hamas mentioned in the same breath as Russian president Vladimir Putin, but not everyone fails to see parallels between the two.

After assuring the citizens of the world, world leaders, and NATO powers for ten years that Russia had no plans or intentions to invade Ukraine — none whatsoever — Vladimir Putin broke the post-WWII peace in Europe by invading Ukraine in 2022.

On October 7, 2023, Hamas broke the relative peace of a long cease-fire to launch such a barbaric and terrible attack on Israeli men, women, and children as to invoke comparisons to Hitler and the Holocaust — from many Jewish quarters.

Comparisons to Hitler and the Holocaust are generally avoided on principle by Jewish historians and religious authorities. Adherents to such fields of scholarship do not take such comparisons at all lightly.

But after what Hamas did on October 7, Holocaust comparisons made themselves. Mass murder, rape, torture, and the execution of innocent children, including infants; Hamas terrorists killed parents in front of children, children in front of parents. Hamas kidnapped children, executed the elderly, and bludgeoned farm workers to death.

It was “The End of Israel’s Gaza Illusions,” as Assaf Orion observed for Foreign Policy magazine on November 2, 2023.

“On the morning of October 7, the last day of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, Israel woke up to a double catastrophe,” began…

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