State Department Official Resigns Due to Biden Regime Policy Towards Hamas-Israel Conflict
Josh Paul, a State Department official at the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, recently resigned from his position due to reasons concerning the Biden regime’s policy towards the Hamas-Israeli conflict.
Paul spoke to the press about his situation. He had served in this position for over 11 years.
In a Linkedin post he published on October 18, 2023, Paul noted that he resigned from his job “due to a policy disagreement concerning our continued lethal assistance to Israel.”
“Let me be clear,” Paul stated. “Hamas’ attack on Israel was not just a monstrosity; it was a monstrosity of monstrosities. I also believe that potential escalations by Iran-linked groups such as Hezbollah, or by Iran itself, would be a further cynical exploitation of the existing tragedy. But I believe to the core of my soul that the response Israel is taking, and with it the American support both for that response, and for the status quo of the occupation, will only lead to more and deeper suffering for both the Israeli and the Palestinian people – and is not in the long term American interest.”
He added by saying: “This Administration’s response – and much of Congress’ as well – is an impulsive reaction built on confirmation bias, political convenience, intellectual bankruptcy, and bureaucratic inertia.”
“That is to say, it is immensely disappointing, and entirely unsurprising. Decades of the same approach have shown that security for peace leads to neither security, nor to peace. The fact is, blind support for one side is destructive in the long term to the interests of the people on both sides,” Paul continued.
Paul also claimed that he is incapable of supporting several policy decisions that he views as “shortsighted, destructive, unjust, and contradictory to the very values that we publicly espouse.”
Furthermore, he stated that the US, as a “third party,” should not pick sides in the conflict and declared that Israel had carried out several “gross violations of human rights.”
The former state official’s decision comes at a time when the Biden regime has increased funding and the deployment of armaments to Israel as a response to Hamas’ brutal attacks on Israel earlier in October.
The US government currently supplies $3.8 billion in military aid to Israel annually, and the regime has been calling for additional aid.
During an interview, Paul said to reporters that legal protections designed to keep American weapons out of human rights-violating nations are failing because the US is backing Israel while depriving Gaza of energy, food, medical care, and water.
Hopefully, more state department officials begin resigning if not flat out resisting the Biden regime’s efforts to escalate tensions in Israel. The Middle East is no longer of strategic importance to the US and any further escalation in Israel could potentially spark a regional war. It’s high time that the US get out of the Middle East and starts concentrating its geopolitical resources on the southern border with Mexico — its biggest national security blindspot.