When I worked with adjudicated youth, we used to preach to them, “To choose the act is to choose the consequences.”
If you decide to break the law, you decide to go to jail for your actions.
And if you decide to repeatedly attack a Jewish country from a specific locale, you decide to experience lines and searches to get into said Jewish country.
I think that’s what Andrea Mitchell fails to grasp here, as she blames Israel for the Palestinian economy:
SENOR: Let me respond. You said a lot. Let me respond to it. Choices that certain actors make in the Palestinian territories as it relates to security and violence and terrorism against the Israelis requires the Israelis to do certain things, to protect basic security. You talked about the security fence. You talked about the roadblocks. They don’t put up the roadblocks to have fun. They put up the roadblocks so they can actually see if someone coming in Israel has a suicide bomb strapped to their belt, to inspect a human or to inspect a vehicle to see if it’s loaded with explosives takes a little time. When you have a lot of people lined up at a roadblock and you have to check every car and every body to make sure someone’s not coming in to blow up a classroom full of school children, that takes time and that absolutely imposes that time and hassle and inconvenience absolutely imposes an economic burden on the Palestinian society. but this isn’t a choice Israel is making. It’s a response Israel is taking. In response to these decisions that these terrorists are making. So you tell me if that is Israel’s fault or that is a choice that certain actors in the Palestinian territories are making that are hurting their own people, that are hurting Salam Fayyads who just want normalcy.
Shorter Senor: Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing.