Swalwell dresses up as a CIA agent?

Rep. Eric Swalwell last week in the Middle East. PHOTO/Twitter @RepSwalwell

CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Rep. Eric Swalwell has recently sought a middle ground between being Tel Aviv’s man in the East Bay and showing a modicum of compassion for Palestinians killed during the conflict in Gaza.

Rep. Eric Swalwell and Israel Prime Minister
Benyamin Netanyahu last week.
PHOTO/Twitter @RepSwalwell

In fact, a pattern has emerged. First, Swalwell describes strong support for Israel and then waits a day or two to level the balance sheet with a perfunctory few words for Gaza. Of course, the two acts never come close to equal and some of his constituents sense the inequity. That’s why dozens made the Israeli-Gaza conflict nearly the sole topic of his most recent town hall this month in San Lorenzo.

Swalwell has always been known as someone who craves attracting national attention to himself, so his glee in being able to tweet a photo of himself Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu (to the right) was not surprising. But, before the response from pro-Gaza activists became too shrill, the expected other shoe dropped.

On Friday, Swalwell tweeted a photo of himself (above) hilariously looking like a CIA agent from central casting. Don’t worry, Swalwell is in Gaza to sort it all out. That, or he’s looking to buy a pair of shoes at the local bazaar.

Meanwhile, Swalwell’s trip to Middle East continued today. He chatted with Egypt’s president as militants beheaded another American journalist. Unfortunately, Swalwell’s track record when it comes to the vexing problems of our times is unproven, at best. He and Sully Sullenberger still haven’t found that Malaysian Airlines plane in the Indian Ocean.



Categories: CA15, Camp Congress, congress, Eric Swalwell, Gaza, hero, israel, Malaysian Airlines, Palestinians, pro-israel, Sully Sullenberger

66 replies

  1. Anonymous above you posted the same post multiple times now. We definitely have NO interest in what YOU have to say!

    The United Nations needs to set a deadline for Israel to end it's occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. Israel also needs to stop taking land from the Palestinians through settlements.

    Swalwell needs stop listening to one of the most powerful lobby in Washington D.C. and work for peace. He's supposed to represent ALL the people, not just the ones who give him money.

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  2. The last word:

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    As this article is about the great representative our district NOW has, we return you to regular programming–anti-Semite free!

    Thanks for being a great friend to Israel and representing our district well, Congressman Swalwell!

    Keep up the good work and forget the anti-Semites in the district, who were permanently marginalized with your election two years ago. They can go cry their terrorist tears for Barbie Lee.

    Like

  3. Anonymous above you posted the same post multiple times now. We definitely have NO interest in what YOU have to say!

    The United Nations needs to set a deadline for Israel to end it's occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. Israel also needs to stop taking land from the Palestinians through settlements.

    Swalwell needs stop listening to one of the most powerful lobby in Washington D.C. and work for peace. He's supposed to represent ALL the people, not just the ones who give him money.

    Like

  4. The last word:

    We have utterly NO interest in anything that you have to say. Your FICTION is of no interest to anyone. Go play ball on 880.

    As this article is about the great representative our district NOW has, we return you to regular programming–anti-Semite free!

    Thanks for being a great friend to Israel and representing our district well, Congressman Swalwell!

    Keep up the good work and forget the anti-Semites in the district, who were permanently marginalized with your election two years ago. They can go cry their terrorist tears for Barbie Lee.

    Like

  5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policy of settlement expansion on land the Palestinians claim for a future state is deemed illegal by the European Union and an “obstacle to peace” by the United States.

    The United States urges Israel to reverse its latest plan to seize Palestinian land in the Bethlehem …
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was “alarmed” by Israel's plans, his spokesman said.

    “The seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for further settlement activity, which -– as the United Nations has reiterated on many occasions -– is illegal under international law and runs totally counter to the pursuit of a two-state solution,” the spokesman said.

    “The secretary-general calls on Israel to heed the calls of the international community to refrain from settlement activity and abide by its commitments under international law…”

    Egypt — which last week mediated a permanent truce between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip to end a 50-day war — denounced Israel's move.

    “This is not a positive step — it contradicts international law and will have negative consequences on the peace process,” a foreign ministry statement in Cairo said.

    The foreign ministry did not mention the Gaza truce talks, but insisted that Israel's planned West Bank land grab would be “an obstacle” to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Rights watchdog Amnesty International similarly denounced the Israeli plans, saying that it “appears to be the largest land grab in the occupied Palestinian territories since 1980.”

    “Israel’s strategy of illegally confiscating land for settlements in the West Bank must stop once and for all,” said Amnesty's Philip Luther.

    The Palestinians have called for diplomatic action against Israel, while Israeli peace campaigners said the land expropriation is the biggest of its kind in three decades.

    Like

  6. The last word:

    We have utterly NO interest in anything that you have to say. Your FICTION is of no interest to anyone. Go play ball on 880.

    As this article is about the great representative our district NOW has, we return you to regular programming–anti-Semite free!

    Thanks for being a great friend to Israel and representing our district well, Congressman Swalwell!

    Keep up the good work and forget the anti-Semites in the district, who were permanently marginalized with your election two years ago. They can go cry their terrorist tears for Barbie Lee.

    Like

  7. The United Nations needs to set a deadline for Israel to end it's occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. Israel also needs to stop taking land from the Palestinians through settlements.

    Swalwell needs stop listening to one of the most powerful lobby in Washington D.C. and work for peace. He's supposed to represent ALL the people, not just the ones who give him money.

    Like

  8. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policy of settlement expansion on land the Palestinians claim for a future state is deemed illegal by the European Union and an “obstacle to peace” by the United States.

    The United States urges Israel to reverse its latest plan to seize Palestinian land in the Bethlehem …
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was “alarmed” by Israel's plans, his spokesman said.

    “The seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for further settlement activity, which -– as the United Nations has reiterated on many occasions -– is illegal under international law and runs totally counter to the pursuit of a two-state solution,” the spokesman said.

    “The secretary-general calls on Israel to heed the calls of the international community to refrain from settlement activity and abide by its commitments under international law…”

    Egypt — which last week mediated a permanent truce between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip to end a 50-day war — denounced Israel's move.

    “This is not a positive step — it contradicts international law and will have negative consequences on the peace process,” a foreign ministry statement in Cairo said.

    The foreign ministry did not mention the Gaza truce talks, but insisted that Israel's planned West Bank land grab would be “an obstacle” to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Rights watchdog Amnesty International similarly denounced the Israeli plans, saying that it “appears to be the largest land grab in the occupied Palestinian territories since 1980.”

    “Israel’s strategy of illegally confiscating land for settlements in the West Bank must stop once and for all,” said Amnesty's Philip Luther.

    The Palestinians have called for diplomatic action against Israel, while Israeli peace campaigners said the land expropriation is the biggest of its kind in three decades.

    Like

  9. The last word:

    We have utterly NO interest in anything that you have to say. Your FICTION is of no interest to anyone. Go play ball on 880.

    As this article is about the great representative our district NOW has, we return you to regular programming–anti-Semite free!

    Thanks for being a great friend to Israel and representing our district well, Congressman Swalwell!

    Keep up the good work and forget the anti-Semites in the district, who were permanently marginalized with your election two years ago. They can go cry their terrorist tears for Barbie Lee.

    Like

  10. The very last word:

    The United Nations needs to set a deadline for Israel to end it's occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. Israel also needs to stop taking land from the Palestinians through settlements.

    Swalwell needs stop listening to one of the most powerful lobby in Washington D.C. and work for peace. He's supposed to represent ALL the people, not just the ones who give him money.

    Like

  11. Cleanin' up bitch's graffiti!

    The last word:

    We have utterly NO interest in anything that you have to say. Your FICTION is of no interest to anyone. Go play ball on 880.

    As this article is about the great representative our district NOW has, we return you to regular programming–anti-Semite free!

    Thanks for being a great friend to Israel and representing our district well, Congressman Swalwell!

    Keep up the good work and forget the anti-Semites in the district, who were permanently marginalized with your election two years ago. They can go cry their terrorist tears for Barbie Lee.

    Like

  12. Anonymous above you posted the same post multiple times now. We definitely have NO interest in what YOU have to say!

    The United Nations needs to set a deadline for Israel to end it's occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. Israel also needs to stop taking land from the Palestinians through settlements.

    Swalwell needs stop listening to one of the most powerful lobby in Washington D.C. and work for peace. He's supposed to represent ALL the people, not just the ones who give him money.

    Like

  13. Cleanin' up bitch's graffiti!

    The last word:

    We have utterly NO interest in anything that you have to say. Your FICTION is of no interest to anyone. Go play ball on 880.

    As this article is about the great representative our district NOW has, we return you to regular programming–anti-Semite free!

    Thanks for being a great friend to Israel and representing our district well, Congressman Swalwell!

    Keep up the good work and forget the anti-Semites in the district, who were permanently marginalized with your election two years ago. They can go cry their terrorist tears for Barbie Lee.

    Like

  14. The United Nations needs to set a deadline for Israel to end it's occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. Israel also needs to stop taking land from the Palestinians through settlements.

    Swalwell needs stop listening to one of the most powerful lobby in Washington D.C. and work for peace. He's supposed to represent ALL the people, not just the ones who give him money.

    Like

  15. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policy of settlement expansion on land the Palestinians claim for a future state is deemed illegal by the European Union and an “obstacle to peace” by the United States.

    The United States urges Israel to reverse its latest plan to seize Palestinian land in the Bethlehem …
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was “alarmed” by Israel's plans, his spokesman said.

    “The seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for further settlement activity, which -– as the United Nations has reiterated on many occasions -– is illegal under international law and runs totally counter to the pursuit of a two-state solution,” the spokesman said.

    “The secretary-general calls on Israel to heed the calls of the international community to refrain from settlement activity and abide by its commitments under international law…”

    Egypt — which last week mediated a permanent truce between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip to end a 50-day war — denounced Israel's move.

    “This is not a positive step — it contradicts international law and will have negative consequences on the peace process,” a foreign ministry statement in Cairo said.

    The foreign ministry did not mention the Gaza truce talks, but insisted that Israel's planned West Bank land grab would be “an obstacle” to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Rights watchdog Amnesty International similarly denounced the Israeli plans, saying that it “appears to be the largest land grab in the occupied Palestinian territories since 1980.”

    “Israel’s strategy of illegally confiscating land for settlements in the West Bank must stop once and for all,” said Amnesty's Philip Luther.

    The Palestinians have called for diplomatic action against Israel, while Israeli peace campaigners said the land expropriation is the biggest of its kind in three decades.

    Like

  16. The United Nations needs to set a deadline for Israel to end it's occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. Israel also needs to stop taking land from the Palestinians through settlements.

    Swalwell needs stop listening to one of the most powerful lobby in Washington D.C. and work for peace. He's supposed to represent ALL the people, not just the ones who give him money.

    Like

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