Fox News hosts call for American military intervention in Israel: “We’ve waged war for less”

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Citation From the October 12, 2023, edition of Fox News' The Five 

BILL HEMMER (CO-HOST): Now, we know in a big picture scene, that a lot of these leaders want this region to excel economically and they know they cannot convince international businesses to do business with them if you have fanatics like Hamas underneath the service who lie in wait for a period of six years and make you think that they want peace with you. 

What we don't know is beneath the surface in these other countries. I don't think the United States, I don't think Israel can wipe this out. I think you need a regional effort coordinated with public statements of will, backed by a military response to try and get some progress here. 


GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): You know, Judge, Bill brings up this idea of a coordinated effort. We've had 27 Americans killed, there will probably be more. We've waged war for less. Is it time to consider what we do, never mind the "escalation?"

JEANINE PIRRO (CO-HOST): You know Greg, that was exactly where I was going. But before I get there, I want to make one comment about AOC. AOC, to talk about ethnic cleansing in relation to you know Palestine, the Jews from the beginning of time have been the subject and the target of ethnic cleansing. I mean, we don't have to go through history to know that that's their target and as you say, that's the mission. 

And I also want to say one thing about AOC, you know, she's a political ideologue. What she said -- says is small potatoes, this is a bigger issue. But in 2021, when Congress allocated money for more interceptors for the Iron Dome, who was crying in Congress at the time? She said, "I wept at the complete lack of care for human beings being impacted by these decisions." Wept over the fact that Israel had an Iron Dome where they could defend innocent Israelis. Put that aside. 

Let's talk about the fact that the Arab world is not accepting these Palestinians, alright? Egypt is not accepting them. The Arab world from the creation of the -- of the state of Israel, the nation state in 1948, wanted no part of the Palestinians. What does that tell you? And Hamas does not take their power or their whatever leverage they have with Iran or the other Arab countries to say, "You know what? Take in these Palestinians." Why? Because they want to use them as leverage. They want to use them to be able to say to the world, "Look, Israel is killing these Palestinians." Alright -- who by the way have been given notice, "We're going to take out Gaza at this point."

Now, to the final question, there was a question asked today of Kirby: "Twenty-seven Americans were killed. That's a very large number, larger than the number of Americans killed by terrorists during the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Larger than number of Americans killed at USS Cole, larger than those killed in Benghazi or beheaded by ISIS. And 27 Americans killed. Why is it the posture of the Biden administration to just let Israel handle this job instead of U.S. forces going in and getting the guys that not only killed Americans but that are holding them hostage?"

And I know people, I spoke to a doctor friend of mine who on Sunday was flying in people to Israel. I mean, it's the private sector again, the former government sector or people who were in the government who are taking this on.