The Left's veneration of other nations' sovereignty, while deploring the US attempt to assert its sovereignty over its borders, has led it to claim that because a country has voted a certain way, they are beyond reproach. We hear that the Palestinians have "spoken" by electing Hamas to run it, so Hamas must be treated as the legitimate government. That is so, but becuase of Hamas' direct terrorist activities, why should we not bring all pressure to penalize these people for the erroneous choice?
Ed Koch, in his criticism of the NYT and BBC anti-Israel bias, quotes the NYT's concise restatement of this theme:
no one has the right, states The Times, to "punish the Palestinian people by endorsing any unilateral proposal (a reference to President Bush's support of a land exchange of about eight percent of the West Bank containing Jewish settlements) - doing that would punish them for exercising their democratic right to vote."
What idiocy on the part of The Times. Of course, the Palestinian people should be punished for their election decision.
That same view - not to criticize or take action - was in vogue in 1932 and thereafter following Hitler's democratic victory in Germany when he became the lawful Chancellor of the German government and began his war against the Jews and later the nations of Europe. Had the German nation been criticized and punished for electing Hitler in 1932, the world may have been spared the slaughter by the Nazis of 50 million people including six million Jews...
In the 1930s and '40s, the critical failure of The Times, reported on and acknowledged by The Times after World War II, was its omission to adequately report on the murderous war against the Jews undertaken by Hitler and his Nazi government.
Appeasement of dictators and anti-US and anti-Jewish state animus motivates the MSM today.