Colombia’s socialist president Gustavo Petro, a former Marxist narco-terrorist group official, weighed in on the conflict between Israel and Palestine after the savage terrorist attack by Hamas, and it’s as bad as you can imagine. As expected, Petro joined his comrades in the antisemitic left in condemning Israel for defending itself against a cowardly and deadly attack by Palestinian terrorists, but he took it a step further. In blaming Israel for the bloodshed in the region, he decided to categorize them as Nazis.
Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro on Monday compared Israel’s targeting of Gaza in retaliation for deadly attacks by militant group Hamas to the Nazi persecution of Jews.
Replying to a statement by Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announcing a “complete siege” of Gaza in a fight against “animals,” Petro said: “This is what the Nazis said of the Jews.”
Writing on X, formerly Twitter, the Colombian president added that “democratic peoples cannot allow Nazism to reestablish itself in international politics.”
He said Gallant’s wording amounted to “hate speech” which, if allowed to continue, “will only bring a holocaust.”
As disgusting and contemptible these statements appear, it should not come as a surprise to anyone. Despite desperate and endless attempts to whitewash past and current history, the left has always been wildly antisemitic. Furthermore, it should also not come as a surprise that Petro, a terrorist, would come to the defense of his fellow terrorists in Hamas.
Petro’s statement was so egregious, that even the Biden administration couldn’t remain silent about it and publicly condemned the comments (via Retuers):
“We strongly condemn President Petro’s statements and call on him to condemn Hamas, a designated terrorist organization, for its barbaric murder of Israeli men, women and children,” Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt of the office of the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism (SEAS) said on X.
However, it should be noted Petro, a far-left extremist, was obviously the Biden administration’s favorite in the Colombian presidential elections and joyfully congratulated him on his victory.