“I’ve been to Israel many times, the whole country is a fortress. When I first heard this story, I still have the same gut instinct that I did initially: I find this very hard to believe. I’ve been to that Gaza border, you cannot go 10 feet without running into a 19-year-old with an AR-15 or an automatic machine gun that’s an IDF soldier, right?
“The whole country is surveilled and so let me just kinda go through this. We don’t talk about Israeli politics very often and most Americans don’t know this. The last nine months Israel was on the brink of civil war, it’s not an exaggeration.
“This judicial stuff, there were hundreds of thousands of Israelis taking to the streets because Bibi Netanyahu is basically redefining the Israeli constitution, that’s not an exaggeration, right?
“He said the judicial branch has too much power, there were protests planned this week against Netanyahu where they anticipated tens of thousands of people to take to the streets. That’s all gone, Patrick. Netanyahu now has an emergency government and a mandate to lead.
“I think some questions need to be asked. Was there a stand down order? Was there a stand down order? Six hours, I don’t believe it. Israel’s the size of New Jersey. When I took a helicopter ride from Jerusalem to the Gaza border, it’s 45 minutes, six hours, they’re livestreaming the killing of Jews. Did somebody in the government say stand down? That is a legitimate, non-conspiracy question.” – Charlie Kirk, on today’s podcast.
Just so we’re clear:@charliekirk11 is implying Bibi Netanyahu purposely let Hamas
murder 1,200 Israelis
take 100+ people hostage
—all as part of a plan to acquire more power in Israel
— John Hasson (@SonofHas) October 14, 2023