Trevor Noah Wins for Dumbest Question of the Day: Should Israel Be Retaliating So Much?

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Sometimes you just have to wonder what goes on in the minds of liberals.

Take Trevor Noah, for example, who opined last night about what was now going on in Israel.


Now, most Americans get the concept of self-defense in Israel then responding to Hamas attacks and taking out Hamas targets.

But Noah seemed to have a problem with it.

From Daily Beast:

“If you start from ‘Israel fired rockets into Gaza,’ then Israel is the bad guy, because they’re bombing Gaza,” Noah explained. “But then you take a step back in time, and you go, ‘Well, but Hamas fired rockets at Israel.’ Then Hamas is the bad guy. But then you take a step back, and you go, ‘But the Israeli police went in and started beating people up in a mosque during Ramadan, the most holy time in the Muslim calendar.’ Well then, Israel is the bad guy.”

Noah queried whether, given Israel’s military superiority over Hamas, they should be taking a different approach from what they were doing.

“I just want to ask an honest question here,” Noah said. “If you are in a fight where the other person cannot beat you, how much should you retaliate when they try to hurt you?”

“Everyone has a different answer to the question, and I’m not trying to answer the question, nor do I think I’m smart enough to solve it. All I ask is, when you have this much power, what is your responsibility?”

Imagine how dumb this question truly is. Hamas is trying to kill the Israelis, firing rockets into Israel, hitting homes, hitting schools. So when a terrorist is dropping bombs on you to kill you, should you consider how to go easy on him because you have military superiority? Or should you wipe out the terrorists that are not only attacking you, but continuing to precipitate a war that has gone on for years?


It’s not an honest question, either. It’s an attack on Israel’s response, masked as an “intellectual question.”

So if a smaller person than me is stabbing me with a knife and I have a gun, I shouldn’t shoot the guy? It’s the same question. Just when you make it simpler without all his nonsense, you can see how dumb his question is.

Hamas is indiscriminately trying to kill women, children, and any Israeli that they can. The Israelis, on the other hand, are targeting Hamas terrorists in controlled strikes. If civilians are hurt, it is sometimes because Hamas uses them as human shields, not because the Israelis are targeting civilians. That’s on Hamas, not on the Israelis. But just let them kill some more Israelis because hey, Israelis have more weapons.

Maybe, if you’re in a fight you can’t win, you shouldn’t keep trying to attack people? Just an honest question.


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