Loony Chuck Hagel: Terrorists Attack Because They “Lack Hope” Just Like the “Chained Palestinians” (Video)

Hopeless terrorists flash their guns.

No wonder Obama likes this clown.
Loony former Senator Chuck Hagel told a Senate Committee in 2011 that terrorists attack because they “lack hope.” Then he went on to say the Palestinian people “have been chained down for many, many years.”

World Net Daily reported:

Terrorism is not a belief but instead is a response to despair and a lack of hope, argued Chuck Hagel in unreported remarks during a 2007 Senate hearing.

“But when people have no hope, when there’s despair, little else matters,” said Hagel.

He continued: “And this is not about terrorists don’t like freedom. Tell that to the Palestinian people who have been chained down for many, many years. Terrorism is not a strategy, it’s a tactic. Terrorism is not a plan. It’s not a belief like democracy or monarchy. It’s a tactic.”

Hagel was speaking at a Jan. 24, 2007, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on Iraq.

But, don’t worry. Hagel says he supports Israel today.

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  • ahem

    This should be fun.

  • Aaron

    All of that sounded very reasonable to me.

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  • Sam Stone

    Hagle also said Iran could be our ally.

    This man is scary.

  • Finncrisp

    Sen. Hagel has a 0% rating from NARAL. Why is this suddenly not an issue for MSM or women? His rating with National Right to Life was 100% in the Senate.

    He should be DOA from the party that had a floor fight over if God was to be part of their platform.

    Something else is going on here…

  • Chris W.

    The so-called Palestinians have more rights living in Israel than they would living in any of the neighboring nations.

  • OldSailor

    No Chuck. Terrorism is a form of asymetric warfare conducted by someone who lacks the courage or firepower for a standup fight, not because they are “in despair.”

  • Stella Baskomb

    “former Senator Chuck Hagel [speaking about the Palestinians] told a Senate Committee in 2011 that terrorists attack because they “lack hope.”

    Hope for what? The Palestinians and their fellow-travelers tell us over and over. They hope to annihilate Israel. Or as they usually put it, “push Israel into the sea.”

    No lack of hope, there. The Palestinians seem to have plenty of hope.

    Based on the continuing appeasement policy of the West, they think they’re winning.

    Hagel, what you say might sound fine in a classroom, or a government hearing.

    Try it on people who have guns and want to kill you so bad that they are willing to kill themselves in the attempt.

    That’s not “lack of hope”, bro.

    But if you think it is, that’s lack of intelligence.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Jihadists who perpetrated the September 11th attacks came from oil rich Arab countries and all of them came from affluent families.

    Most were western educated.

    They were brainwashed by Islamists, all of whom fment hate of Israel and the United States.

    It’s not a lack of hope that drives them. It’s an abundance of false hope to die a martyr in the destruction of Israel or the United States.

  • Oliver

    Related: It’s about more than guns!

    “The fuse that will ignite one of the most turbulent times in American and global history has been lit and now burns with incredible speed. Its ignition is neither an accident nor does it originate from good intent, but a deliberate act by a “deluded elite” advancing an agenda that is so breathtakingly evil that it defies all rationality.”

    Must read article: http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/52295

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  • Arnonerik

    Anyone who looks or has looked into the 700 or so years that Islam has been around knows more than what Hagel wants us to believe. I think he is just trying to make his anti-Jewish bias more palatable to the public. He is just another Jew hater.

  • BurmaShave

    They lacked hope?!?!?!?

    It was Jihad!!! you stupid dingbat!

    What dingbat would EVER consider you worthy of running a lemonade stand, much MUCH less than the Dept of Defense?!? Oh yeah, that would be Obama, who is perhaps even more inept than Chuck Hagel, if that is possible.

  • Freddy

    I guess Chuck is totally baffled as to WHY those FREE people in Libya decided to attack and KILL the US Ambasador.

    Clearly, someone without a clue is not qualified to be dog catcher.

  • donh

    Al JaZeera is getting its money’s worth giving Sheik Ali Gore 500mil for a worthless station with no viewers. …Now when Oil Gore lobbies the Clintons to pick this or that person Hamas wants for a leadership position …they know he has significant funding to lure their compliance.

  • wtd

    Former Hagel Staffer, Spencer Warren, Describing Hagel Years Ago

    “At one time I worked in Senator Chuck Hagel’s office. I believe readers may be interested in my observations of Senator Hagel.

    He has a limited educational background, and worked as a local broadcaster in Nebraska before getting his start as an aide to a Nebraska congressman in the 1970s. Before that, he fought in Vietnam, where he was seriously wounded. With his Capitol Hill background and war record, he obtained a high position in the Reagan administration’s Department of Veterans Affairs. Then he had some friends who were investing in the new cellular phone field; he sold his car to raise the funds to invest with them. That’s how he became a millionaire. And in a small state like Nebraska, that’s how a person possessed of the requisite ego, regardless of other qualifications, including intelligence, becomes a United States Senator.

    He is not an active legislator. (In fact, I did not see him take much part in the floor debate last year on the traitorous immigration bill he co-sponsored with Sen. Martinez.) Once I saw him at a committee mark-up of a bill complain about the amendments process as “minutiae.” Of course, that is the blood and guts of legislating, requiring a good deal of attention to detail and effort, as the impressive Senator Jeff Sessions resolutely demonstrated during the immigration debate. It is much easier to promote oneself by appearing frequently on television, acting “senatorial” and speaking in generalities, which is how Hagel has made his name. His staff calls his tv appearances “face time.” Alas, it seems the “face time” figures like Hagel, John Kerry and John Edwards get more attention as presidential prospects than the serious legislators like Sessions.”

    “…One prominent conservative I knew said Senator Hagel was known as the “butterfly.” That is, he makes loud pronouncements on issues, such as Iraq, gaining attention as an independent, but without actually coming to grips with the issues or accomplishing anything. He just flutters around issues. His anticlimactic announcement yesterday that he is not running for president is the latest example of his butterfly approach to serious political matters.

    Another demonstration of his judgment on great moral issues was Hagel’s support of the forced repatriation of little Elian Gonzalez back to Castro’s communist Cuba. (Recall the police-state armed assault by Clinton’s federal thugs on the home of Elian’s relatives, in defiance of a court order, when Elian had an automatic weapon pointed almost in his crying face before being seized.)

    I observed Senator Hagel to be something of a poseur, a man who, like many politicians, is skilled mainly at affecting a serious and commanding demeanor without actually achieving anything of substance as a legislator. It may not be appropriate to get into personalities in this way. But in view of the catastrophic mis-government that is leading our nation to ruin, I believe I should offer my observations for the consideration of VFR readers.

    Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 13, 2007”

  • pat

    Hagel is guilty of a disease that inflicts all liberals and many conservatives: delusional faith in one’s own intelligence. First a person tries real hard to think up a reason for a particular problem, say terrorism. Then one comes up with an explanation that one thinks will be somewhat original and ‘deep’, but which will reflect very well upon the thinker. This then is passed off as intellectualism and intelligence. Of course it is nothing more than group-think.
    Far be it for such ‘smart’ people to simply believe in what the evidence reveals. No. They must voice a cause. We see this all the time. Piers Morgan, a noted dimwit sees himself brilliant. Global Warmists miss the fact they are nothing but conformists. In conservative ranks we see ridiculous assertions regarding abortion, etc.

  • wtd

    The only shackles binding ‘terrorists or chained Palestinians’ is Islam. Islam requires adherents to subsist on the wealth stolen from non-believers held under dhimmitude. Modern era dhimmis continue the tradtion of paying the jizya masked as foreign aid, inflated trade for oil which is secured through Western taxpayer dollars. Islam without the jizya and dhimmi society will whither and die in short order.

  • bg



    GOP governor: Obama ‘minister of God’


    Muslim Brotherhood ‘infiltrated’ U.S. gov’t


    offf with the old, on with the new, oh wait..

    At the time when Our Lord Jesus Christ walked among
    us there were basically four categories of people:

    (1) The Roman Imperial rulers;
    (2) The established Church of that time with the Elders, Priests,
    Pharisees, Scribes, etc. steeped in high profiled, restrictive and
    elaborate rituals which by then had become devoid of any real
    connection with God;
    (3) The sinners — prostitutes, tax collectors, etc.; and
    (4) The masses, whose loyalty, like today, could be easily swayed
    because they did not have a firm anchor: the knowledge of God.


  • saveus

    He’s isn’t qualified to be dog catcher but then again neither is Barry so they make quite a scary duo.
    Throw in Brennan and Kerry and we have a total disaster. Then again that describes Barry all by himself.

  • BurmaShave

    @#12 Arnonerik commented:

    Anyone who looks or has looked into the 700 or so years that Islam has been around…


    It’s more like 1400 years. Have a look at this:


  • paul52

    Chucky needs to strap on a Pallie rocket and take it for a test drive over the Mediterranean.

  • GotFreedom

    Hope all the RINO’s in the Senate are reading this!

  • AuntieMadder

    The dimhi will fight fit nicely into Kenya Boy’s Muslim Brotherhood White House.

  • shadow

    How about a little context.

  • dork lungfish

    What is seemingly bizarre about Hagel’s selection is that he is apparently a “paleo-conservative” of sorts, in the Buchanan mold. But it’s not really that strange. The extreme left (Obama) and the extreme right (Hagel, the late Jesse Helms, Buchanan) share some common beliefs that are anathema to a majority of Americans.

  • DomesticGoddess

    He is no Conservative.

  • Where’s the MF money Jon?

    Obama finds a new way to exploit useful idiots! How progressive!

  • miguel cervantes
  • bg


    BurmaShave#21 January 10, 2013 at 11:12 am

    thank you..

    Imperial History of the Middle East

    The Scourge of Slavery

    The Barbary Pirates

    please scroll for more, in connecting links & threads, thank you..


  • bg


    re: #30 January 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm bg

    Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates – Past is Present (2009)

    America’s first war on terror Thomas
    Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates …

    What Thomas Jefferson learned
    from the Muslim book of jihad ..

    Ayatollah Khomeini

    “Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels
    against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says:

    Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured by [the unbelievers]? Islam says: Kill them, put them to the sword and scatter [their armies]…. Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for the Holy Warriors! There are hundreds of other [Qur’anic] psalms and Hadiths [sayings of the Prophet] urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all this mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.”

    more at links, in connecting links & threads..


  • You neoconservatives, obviously do not value; the individual-personality.

  • FMB42

    This “terrorists attack because they have no hope” baloney was spewed around shortly after 911 by various Islamic apologists.

    Others have also used the same faulty excuse for the inner city violence found both in this country and around the world.

    This lame excuse is, of course, utter nonsense.

    The reality is that there will never be any “hope” for those who rarely, if ever, attempt to better their lives by learning how to work for a living rather than leading a life of crime and violence.

    This is how it should be.

    The bottom line is that certain people, such as terrorists and inner city thugs, are where they’re at in life because of the way they act.

  • Indiana

    No wonder Obama feel so superior to everyone. He surrounds himself with bigger idiots than he is. He must be emulating that “baghdad bob” position we so much enjoyed watching when we took out his buddy Hussein in Iraq.

  • Patty

    And the saddest part in all of this is, HOW MANY MORE LOONS ARE LIKE HIM IN WASHINGTON, I typed it but from what I have seen in the past few years, we are being fooled, broke, hoodwinked and lied to by a punch of crazy people in Washington D.C.

    NOW, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT. Call Congress and tell them to stop? Well, it is puzzling that Congress has no spine and they have laid down in front of Obama like a bunch of Chickens. They have been made the fall guys by none other than Obama himself. Now, that is where I keep shaking my head. From a senator with ties to Rezko, Wright, Axelrod and so many others, it is no wonder Congress is being insulted every day. SPINELESS!

    Allowing Obama to walk all over them.

  • wtd

    bg : Video – arab slave market of the 1960’s

    “It starts with the open air market in a town on the Persian Gulf – black slaves, naked men and women for sale being examined. Then we are told the trade is not just of Africans. The film moves to Qatar where local girls (veiled) are enticed from their homes into the street to watch some entertainers. The slavers can then view the girls and decide who they will buy from their parents and who they will kidnap. Children are shown in an ‘orphanage’ run by a brothel keeper for his prostitute’s children. They are viewed by a party of Arabs and two small girls are taken off to be part of a harem or another brothel. On a flight to Jeddah children are being trafficked on one-way tickets. After a hard stint buying and selling the men of the trade relax watching a European strip-tease.

    One wonders where this documentary aired as the content is quite racy by the standards of the time.

  • mike191

    Paging Chuck Shummer; casting an aye vote for this Anti-semitic cretin will certainly be entertaining as you try to explain this choice to the Citizens of New York.

    Post 16 should be required reading for Mr. Shummer,if you can ply him from his “face time.”

  • jtb012u340

    There is no such thing as Palestine. The land of Palestine has been a barren, abandoned goat pasture for the last 1800+ years under a Turkish dictatorship (Ottoman). The word “Palestine” was invented of course by none other than the Roman CAtholic churhc. The word Palestine comes from Philistines (North African Egyptian Hamites like the RCC was originally) and is not found in the Bible as referring to Israel. Israel owns this land with Jerusalem as its capital going back 4,000 years, and was bought and paid for by Abraham irregardless of what the news mafia and the RCC think. God could care less. Mess with that land RCC/UN and you will get it in the neck LITERALLY. Of course, this was AFTER God kicked out the North AFrican Egyptian Hamites from this land for living like the devil. Then again, this is BIble and people can’t stand the BIble.

  • bg



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    #39 January 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm bg

    re: shadow #25 January 10, 2013 at 11:33 am

    thank you..


    re: #19 January 10, 2013 at 11:08 am bg

    Obama Administration Stacking the Deck with Islamists

    [Abdul-Malik also makes no bones about discussing how the election of
    President Obama is a step forward in the project of Islamization and the
    long term goal of Islamist domination which falls right in lock-step with
    that of the Muslim Brotherhood as revealed in their manifesto.


    “…even under the pressures that you and I know about, the deen of
    Islam is growing because people see even within all of this struggle it is
    better to be a Muslim under these conditions than to be a kaffir under
    any conditions… before Allah closes our eyes for the last time you will
    see Islam move from being the second largest religion in America-that’s
    where we are now- to being the first religion in America.”

    Democrats Funded by Islamists

    [“While brave young Virginia men and women are risking their lives to fight
    terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, Connolly, Moran and Kaine are yucking it
    up with them and slapping each other on the back over at the Marriott,”
    charged VAST Chairman James Lafferty.

    He noted that the three politicians’ campaign war chests are
    heavily funded by radical Islamists who support the mosque.
    “Look at their Federal Election Commission reports,” Lafferty said. “These
    spineless politicians are owned and operated by the radical Islamists and
    their sinister front groups.”

    click & scroll for more at links, in connecting links & threads..


  • Hippies Still Smell

    Cluebat to Hagel: Why don’t Greek Cypriots indulge in serial terrorism?

    Since the Islamo-supremacist occupation and ethnic cleansing of Greek Cyprus began in 1974:

    * at least 55 Greek churches have been converted into mosques
    * another 50 Greek churches and monasteries have been converted into stables, stores, hostels, museums, or have been demolished
    * the cemeteries of at least 25 Greek villages have been desecrated and destroyed
    * innumerable icons, religious artifacts and all kinds of archaeological treasures have been stolen and smuggled abroad
    * illegal excavations and smuggling of antiquities is openly taking place all the time with the involvement of the occupying forces
    * all Greek place names contrary to all historical and cultural reason were converted into Turkish ones.

    VIDEO: Famagusta, The Hostage Ghost City of Europe

    Why doesn’t Hagel howl about the continuing cultural rape and occupation of northern Cyprus? Priceless antiquities have been pillaged; Greeks have been driven from their homes; ancient churches have been converted into mosques; and the thriving resort of Famagusta transformed into a ghost town. Nobody cares.

    Instead, Hagel obsesses over the trumped-up plight of the perpetually pampered Fakestinians– apartheid Islamo-supremacists committed to genocidal jihad.

  • Hippies Still Smell

    On any given Friday, Islamo-supremacists are free to peacefully return occupied Constantinople and the desecrated Hagia Sophia (Christendoms 2nd most holy cathedral)– then and only then may victimhood cultists and assorted Hamas-huggers feel free to howl about the alleged “rights” of Fakestinians to Judea.

    Russians crush Chechens. Chinese trample Uighurs. Real genocides unfold regularly in Africa. Iran pursues a nuclear bomb. Hamas is openly dedicated to the destruction of Israel. So is Iran. Nobody cares.

    And yet the only villains (as far as today’s Leftist neo-Quislings of J Street are concerned) are Israelis. Always Americans and Israelis.

    But none of these facts matter. Indeed, it’s tiring even to recount them in an environment where big lies matter more than obvious truths, where self-defense is “ethnic cleansing,” where restraint is “intolerance,” and where the heirs of Gandhi fling spittle and molotovs (both real and rhetorical) in support of al-Qaeda and Hamas.

    Those interested in exploring the phenomenon in a more scholarly manner may read “Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left”
    [Library Stacks HN90.R3 H583 2004]

  • bg
  • bg


    wtd #36 January 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    oh my, thank you.. 😥

    i do not wonder, do not care from whence it aired, the ironic fact is
    slavery is still as alive and well in the Middle East (and elsewhere)
    today as it was back in the 7th century .. whilst those who helped
    free Affican slaves from Muhammadans grasp (slavery, as chopping
    appendages and ears off, tongues out, beheading, pedophilia, etc,
    is condoned by the Poligious entity known as the religion of ‘Peace’,
    Islam) are not only being falsely accused/condemned, but punished
    by both them and their captors (Islamic slave masters) as well.. 😡


  • bg


    January 10, 2013

    Steve Emerson on Fox Business with Lou Dobbs Discussing
    New Documentary Jihad in America: The Grand Deception

    we have Muslim Brotherhood members inside our gov.. hell=O??


  • bg


    re: #45 January 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm bg

    January 9, 2013

    Documentary Details Muslim Brotherhood in U.S.

    click & scroll for more, ie:

    “Islamist-supporters infiltrate Obama Admin to subvert US security,”

    [Islamist-allied operatives appointed by Obama are undermining U.S.
    security policy explains counter-Intelligence expert, Prof. Clare Lopez.
    Aimed at co-opting Americas foreign policy in the Middle East, a network
    including well-known American diplomats, congressional representatives,
    figures from academia and the think tank world – with ties to the clerical
    regime in Tehran – is directing the Obama Administration’s policy towards
    the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Middle East.]

    and much more..


  • bg


    They “Lack Hope” Just Like the “Chained Palestinians”

    so why are they attacking US when they are not only raising slews of
    jihadi armies to kill all infidels because their poligion tells them to when
    it’s their own gov leaders who are depriving them of any hope?? and if
    we don’t freakin’ wake up, we’ll either be doing the same, or be totally
    wiped off the face of the planet along with the evil Jews.. gah!!

    Roots The Club



  • YourMaster

    this is part of the plan to create sharia law in the usa to replace the constitution
    then they can fulfill a life-long dream of the communist utopia…
    which is to use taxpayer dollars to try and build temples and shrines to Karl Marx
    and they can pray to him 500x a day and give him large quantities of tax payer money donations …in the hopes that maybe one day… from decades of indoctrination…
    lil Karl Marx jr will be born and help lead them into the promised communist utopia…

  • Lim Lynn

    Jihad is more of a belief where nobody can deny that their Prophet Muhammad killed unbelievers. You draw any comic or write any joke about Islam they will kill you for it.
    It doesn’t consist Despair or lack of hope if not it won’t fuel their terrorists. Palestinian love freedom to bomb and remove Israel. They aren’t chain down but their are moving around thinking a way to remove state of Israel. Jihad has elements of plan, tactic, belief and strategy to put non believers to embrace their religion by force or you beheaded for standing for you faith.

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  • Lim Lynn

    I think Chuck Hagel didn’t really his job as CIA agent undercover how Jihad Islamist Hamas, Al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist organization works.

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  • welldoneson

    That’s why the left wants to confiscate guns; they plan to “chain” anyone they don’t like.

  • Lim Lynn

    Al Nusra love Al Jazeera TV for helping them call for Islamic state in Syria.