Matt Vespa

On July 11, Stephen Gutowski of the Capitol City Project covered an anti-Israel rally, where he spotted man waving a Hezbollah flag.

They decided to ask him about it and got a rather disturbing response (via Capitol City Project):

When the Capitol City Project asked why he was carrying the flag the protester responded that “in 2006 Hezbollah did something which no other resistance group was able to do against Israel. And that was defeat an Israeli Zionist army”. “At this point the only Israel, unfortunately, is able to understand is armed resistance,” he continued.

I don’t have a Hamas flag but I would’ve been waving a Hamas flag, Islamic Jihad flag” the man said. “Because these are people that, just like the IRA before them, just like the Russians against the Nazis, just like the Americans here in this country, it was armed resistance that gave them their freedom,” he contended.

He said that armed resistance is “just one aspect of achieving the freedom.” “BDS [Boycott, Disinvestment, and Sanctions] is also something that will be able to achieve that” the activist claimed.

So, I take it this guy isn’t a fan of Sodastream either.


Matt Vespa

Matt Vespa is the Web Editor and Community Manager at Townhall.com. He previously worked for CNS News and was the recipient of Americans for Prosperity Foundation's 2013 Andrew Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Activism and Investigative Reporting.