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WSJ: Mitch McConnell writes Four Steps for US to help Israel

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), joined by Senate Assistant Minority Leader John Thune (R-SD) (L) and Senate Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), speaks following a Senate Republican Policy luncheon at the Russell Senate Office Building on May 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. McConnell spoke on Israel's military actions against the Palestinians, the January 6th Commission and rising inflation concerns. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Mitch McConnell gets specific.

The Senate Republican Leader pens a list in The Wall Street Journal of four specifics that would help Israel. Knowing an adversary is the old wisdom of the ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu in his tome The Art of War. https://www.wsj.com/articles/mitch-mcconnell-four-steps-for-america-to-help-israel-war-hamas-iran-cf531f1?mod=opinion_lead_pos5

McConnell headlines:

Mitch McConnell: Four Steps for the U.S. to Help Israel 

Make munitions transfers, offer intelligence support, and impose costs on state sponsors of terrorism.

He writes:

“As hundreds of Iranian-backed terrorists stormed into Israel on Saturday to butcher children and elders, kidnap Israeli civilians, and parade the naked bodies of murdered women through the streets of Gaza, many of their fellow Palestinians and supporters around the world cheered.

The world has again seen the face of evil. Those blessed to live in the democratic West must understand that this barbarism, like that in Russia’s war against Ukraine, threatens all of us. The civilized world needs to offer Israel more than rhetorical solidarity.

There are four practical steps the U.S. and our allies and partners across the world must take to help Israel.

First, distinguish between the aggressor and the victim.

….Second, quickly provide the specific capabilities and intelligence support Israel needs to target and destroy these savages.

….Third, make America’s national defense a priority.

….Finally, focus on Iran. There are already indications this war was orchestrated with considerable assistance from Tehran. The world’s most active state sponsor of terror has long provided training and lethal aid to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, just as it has with Hezbollah in Syria and Lebanon and numerous Iraqi and Yemeni proxies. We recognize the deepening partnership between Tehran and Moscow. The same Iranian drones of death Tehran has provided to its terrorist proxies are being used by Russia to inflict terror on Ukraine’s cities.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei himself has said, ‘God willing, the cancer of the usurper Zionist regime will be eradicated at the hands of the Palestinian people and the Resistance forces throughout the region.’ Hamas’s spokesman has also publicly expressed thanks for Iran’s lethal support.”