Skip to comments.State Dept. Calls Ted Cruz’s Israel Comments ‘Ridiculous and Offensive’ (chortle)
Posted on 07/23/2014 6:25:27 PM PDT by markomalley
After the Federal Aviation Administration extended its ban on U.S. flights to Israel for another 24 hours Wednesday following reports of Hamas rockets falling close to the Tel Aviv airport, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement suggesting the decision had motives outside of just protecting the safety of American travelers. Asked about his statement at a briefing this afternoon, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf called his comments ridiculous and offensive.
Did President Obama Just Launch an Economic Boycott of Israel? Cruz asked on his website, before answering his own question affirmatively. The facts suggest that President Obama has just used a federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel, in order to try to force our ally to comply with his foreign-policy demands, Cruz said.
The senator also cited the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down last week, asking, What was the FAAs safety analysis that led to prohibiting flights to Israel, while still permitting flights to Ukrainewhere a commercial airline flight was just shot down with a BUK missile?
Its ridiculous and offensive, quite frankly, Harf responded at todays State Department briefing. The FAA takes its responsibility very seriously. I will speak for them in that case. They make these decisions based solely on the security and safety of American citizens. For anyone to suggest otherwise is just ridiculous.
Watch video below, via NBC News:
Harf! Harf! What a dog.
Riiiiight. These people lack intelligence.
What was the FAAs safety analysis that led to prohibiting flights to Israel, while still permitting flights to Ukraine”
Cruz and I are on exactly the same wavelength. GO SENATOR!
She looks like pajama boy in drag.
There are numerous other airports in other parts of the world with active international flights and much more risk to flights...but Israel is treated differently :/
“She looks like pajama boy in drag.”
That’s because she is pajama boy in drag.
Helping on his campaign made all tese little dude and pj people eligible to run our govt.
What a Barnum and Bailey parade.
There you go. She is a Hamas supporter.
She is a demented animal
The face of a stupid and evil American Executive Branch
Brought to you courtesy of Universal Suffrage
The State Dept is packed with ivy-league anti-semites, drooling fools they are ...
Yes, just exactly how is Hamas going to shoot down an airplane with one of those overgrown bottle rockets?
Oh absolutely. The left have hated the Israeli’s for decades now.
Oh absolutely. The Arabists have held sway in Foggy Bottom since anyone can remember. And still do.
Exactly. You can include flights over Iraq and Afghanistan. Probably others. I bet Obama gave the order.
Why would commercial aviation be flying over and landing in a war zone? That’s the first question and most asked about Malaysian Airlines in Ukraine. The public at large should not be put into danger, or led to believe there is no danger for the sake of corporate or country economics.
Obama and Kerry HATE Israel with a passion.
They used the FAA to boycott Israel, and then
the antiSemite proMoslemBrotherhood Kerry was flown in.
Just another manifestation of Obama’s narcissistic personality. He’s vindictive and will crap on people if he doesn’t get what he wants.
If you refuse to pass his budget, he’ll close all the parks and memorials.
If you don’t pass his amnesty horse poop, he will gather up kids from south of our borders and dump them on us.
If you don’t cease you war with Hamas unconditionally, Obama will close up your airport and sh@t on your economy.
Our so-called “president” has a character disorder. He’s dangerous to the point of becoming an enemy combatant.
He needs to be removed!
The State Department is offensive and ridiculous.
She looks like pajama boy in drag.
BWAAA Now THAT is very true. Made my evening.
I would like to see how the question was asked that drew such a flaming response against a sitting senator.
If the pool reporters had foxed her with seriously asking the same questions Cruz actually posed, then that would have been more insightful and she woukd have been compelled to answer in a more sophisticated manner.
What did they ask her exactly, anyway? Probably they elicited this immature reaction full of characterization and no substance, by smearing Cruz and shaping his questions as baseless and accusatory. You know what I mean?
That’s the very first time I ever heard of an agency that depends on funding coming from Congress attack and ridicule a Senator!
But that’s pretty much where we are today. Our Representatives are mocked and ridiculed by F’ING BEUROCRATS.
Amanda Carpenter wants answers on FAA banning flights to Israel
Ted Cruz gets it...
Cruz hit a nerve
It’s an de facto economic boycott, I agree.
Plus, on the off chance an American Airliner went down, Obama would not longer have the ability to take Hamas’s side.