Saturday, January 3, 2009

Chuck DeVore Statement on Israel

Lest there be any doubt that Chuck DeVore, a CMC alum running for U.S. Senate, is a friend of Israel, his office has released a statement about how he stands with them as they stop Hamas. I love DeVore's comparison with Israel and the territories and Mexico and the United States. He's right. If we were attacked by Mexico with rocket fire, we'd retaliate.

In fact, when Pancho Villa did a cross border raid at Columbus, New Mexico, President Woodrow Wilson retalliated by sending a 10,000 man force under the command of General Pershing into Mexico for nearly a year!  I suppose by the U.N. and the left's definition of proportionate attacks, we would have been condemned for defending our territory and our citizenry.

We failed to capture Pancho Villa on the raid. At least the Israelis have had more success with their killing of the rather disgusting Nizar Rayyan.

Here's a link to the statement, in case you can't see it. Click here to Donate to Mr. DeVore's campaign.

From the Desk of Chuck DeVore
January 3, 2009
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DeVore voices support for Israel

DeVore: “America must support Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorists.”

Chuck DeVore, a California legislator and declared candidate for the United States Senate in 2010 against Barbara Boxer, announced his support of the state of Israel’s current military operations in Gaza.

“For the last several years I have been amazed at the forbearance and restraint shown by Israel as Hamas terrorists rained down rocket after rocket purposefully targeted at Israeli civilians,” Assemblyman Chuck DeVore said. “Imagine if terrorists in Tijuana regularly shot rockets into San Diego – America wouldn’t stand for it. I support Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorist attacks. The terrorist organization Hamas has brought this defensive military operation on itself.”

DeVore was in the Israeli city of Sderot two years ago and met Mayor Eli Moyal who expressed his frustration at the constant terror rocket attacks. Sderot is sometimes darkly referred to as “Qassam City” after the name of the most common Hamas terror rocket. In 2006, the year DeVore last visited Israel, an average of three Qassams per day were fired into Israel, mostly into Sderot, a town of 20,000. DeVore has been to Israel four times since 1984 as well as to Lebanon, Egypt, and the West Bank.

Chuck DeVore has served in the California State Assembly since 2004. He retired from the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel. DeVore served as a Reagan White House appointee in the Pentagon from 1986 to 1988 as a Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs and in that capacity he helped to start America’s support of the development of Israel’s Arrow anti-tactical ballistic missile.

1 comment:

Lucas said...

"At least the Israelis have had more success with their killing of the rather disgusting Nizar Rayyan."

And his wives and children! ALRIGHT!