As some in the Democratic Party are calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and President Joe Biden called for a “humanitarian pause” — Casey Wardynski said those are simply not realistic options for the Jewish State.
Wardynski, who served as the assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs under President Trump, said America needs to stand strong in support of its ally in the Middle East.
Wednesday on WVNN’s “The Yaffee Program,” Wardynski discussed why it’s necessary for Israel to completely destroy Hamas.
“I think Israel needs to win,” Wardynski said. “These people are right there on the border. This recent conflict began with 1,400 casualties in Israel, all civilians, brutal victims of violence, beheadings, murder, rape and all that, perpetrated by Hamas who came from the sanctuary of Gaza where they were able to build up their resources, build up their missiles, and plan and launch this attack.”
“I can’t think of a better group for Israel to crush than that.”
Wardynski said Israel cannot afford to give Hamas sanctuary just because they hide in civilian areas.
“They have to deal with these people in a very tough way,” he continued. “Hamas doesn’t obey the laws of war. I mean they’re fighting from hospitals, they’re fighting from churches, they’re fighting amongst civilians. When you do those sorts of things those areas become targets. They become legitimate military targets. They were legitimate military targets with the United States in World War Two, they are legitimate targets today.”
He also believes the full ground invasion is necessary if they want success in finding the hostages.
“There’s a lot of hostages there,” he explained. “And I think they’d like to get them back if they could. And they’re salted among the population, and all these underground tunnels, and all of these command posts that Hamas has built up in the infrastructure in the civilian world in Gaza over many years. Rooting that out is not the job of a squad or platoon or a company or special forces. You’ve got to occupy the terrain. You’ve got to cut those forces off, much as we did in Fallujah. You’ve got to go block by block, building by building, and root them out and kill them. And then destroy their logistics network and then reconstitute. That’s not an in and out job.”
“Wardynski reemphasized the need for Israel to win this war.
“I think that Israel needs to win,” he argued. “They need to persecute this war to a conclusion that puts and end to Hamas and their ability to do these sorts of operations again.”