Maj. Bob Bevelacqua
Fox News military analyst Maj. Bob Bevelacqua, a former Green Beret, appearing tonight on “The O’Reilly Factor,” compared Israeli actions in Lebanon and Gaza with Nazi actions in Russia during World War II.
Bevelacqua, a long-time Fox News contributor, said the Israelis were unwilling to compromise in their conflict with Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. He denied that the Israelis willingly evacuated from Gaza and Lebanon.
“Saying the Israelis pulled out of Lebanon is like saying the Nazis pulled out of Moscow,” he said. “They invaded Lebanon. They invaded Gaza. They take homes and then they give them back. And they expect some type of great recognition.”
Bevelacqua acknowledged he had business interests in Lebanon – a company that employed 30 people. His Fox News biography says he works with the WVC3 Group in Reston, Va., an elite security group that provides homeland security services, support and technologies to government and commercial clients. But a spokesman for WVC3 says Bevelacqua has not been with the group since 2003.
“They (the Israelis) lack the word compromise,” Bevelacqua said. “They refuse to sit down and negotiate.”
His resume also says he has a 17-year history of worldwide military experience, including combat in the Gulf War, riot control in Los Angeles, a peacekeeping mission in Haiti, security assistance missions in West African countries and numerous anti-drug missions on the U.S. border with Mexico.