Skip to comments.Obama Advisor Brezinski Calls for U.S. to Defend Iran Against Israel
Posted on 09/20/2009 12:35:09 PM PDT by American Dream 246
As a political junkie, one the most baffling aspects of national elections is the Jewish vote. American Jews vote overwhelmingly for Democrat candidates in national elections. 2008 was no exception, as reported in an editorial at HAARETZ.com immediately following the election:
Despite the tense rift between Republican and Democratic Jews over the course of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, exit polls on Tuesday showed that Barack Obama received about 77 percent of the Jewish vote.
These numbers were higher even than the 2004 election, when Democratic candidate John Kerry received 74 percent of the Jewish vote. Al Gore received the highest percentage of Jewish votes in 2000, with 79 percent.
My puzzlement over these voting patterns is based on the fact that the Republican Party has been far more supportive of Israel than has the Democrat Party. This trend of decreasing support for Israel by Democrats and increasing support for Israel by Republicans was confirmed by a Rasmussen Poll in January, 2009.
Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans back Israels decision to take military action against the Palestinians, but only half as many Democrats (31%) agree. A majority of Democrats (55%) say Israel should have tried to find a diplomatic solution first, a view shared by just 27% of Republicans.
While 75% of Republicans say Israel is an ally of the United States, just 55% of Democrats agree. Seven percent (7%) of Democrats say Israel is an enemy of America, but only one percent (1%) of Republicans say the same. For 21% of Republicans, Israel is somewhere in between, and 28% of Democrats agree. Probably the most anti-Israel president the US has ever had is Jimmy Carter. Three decades after he left the presidency, Carter continues to blame Israel for the conflict in the Middle East. Some say Carter's continuing animosity toward Israel is based on his hatred for Menachem Begin, the Israeli Prime Minister, who Carter blames for the failure of his Mideast peace plan and, ultimately, for his loss to Ronald Reagan in the 1980 election. This implies, of course, that Carter didnt blame the breakdown of the peace process on Yassir Arafat, perhaps the most effective terrorist leader of all time. It also implies that American voters would have ignored the utter mess Carter had made of the economy and everything else during his presidency. But I digress.
Jimmy Carter's national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, was fully on board with Carter's anti-Israel policies. Brzezinski is now working on Obama's foreign policy team and, it appears, is giving advice similar to that which he gave Carter. In today's Weekly Standard blog, Michael Goldfarb has a post which I find quite startling:
In a little noticed interview with the Daily Beast (presumably little noticed because serious people don't read the Daily Beast), Zbigniew Brzezinski suggests that Barack Obama do more than just refuse to support an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites -- the American president must give the order to shoot down Israeli aircraft as they cross Iraqi airspace:
DB: How aggressive can Obama be in insisting to the Israelis that a military strike might be in Americas worst interest?
Brzezinski: We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?
DB: What if they fly over anyway?
Brzezinski: Well, we have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you arent just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse.
So basically Brzezinski is raising the possibility that US warplanes will shoot down the planes of one of our best allies in order to defend one of our worst enemies, Iran. In other words, America will defend Iran against Israel. Think about that.
Let's contrast the Obama Administration's views on Israel and Iran with Governor Palin's stated position. In September 2008, she was set to deliver a speech on this very topic when, at the last minute, she was abruptly disinvited for fear she would upstage other speakers. However, the McCain campaign eventually released the text of this great undelivered speech. Here's an excerpt:
But Iran is not only a regional threat; it threatens the entire world. It is the no. 1 state sponsor of terrorism. It sponsors the world's most vicious terrorist groups, Hamas and Hezbollah. Together, Iran and its terrorists are responsible for the deaths of Americans in Lebanon in the 1980s, in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, and in Iraq today. They have murdered Iraqis, Lebanese, Palestinians, and other Muslims who have resisted Iran's desire to dominate the region. They have persecuted countless people simply because they are Jewish.
Iran is responsible for attacks not only on Israelis, but on Jews living as far away as Argentina. Anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are part of Iran's official ideology and murder is part of its official policy. Not even Iranian citizens are safe from their government's threat to those who want to live, work, and worship in peace. Politically-motivated abductions, torture, death by stoning, flogging, and amputations are just some of its state-sanctioned punishments.
Senator McCain has made a solemn commitment that I strongly endorse: Never again will we risk another Holocaust. And this is not a wish, a request, or a plea to Israel's enemies. This is a promise that the United States and Israel will honor, against any enemy who cares to test us. It is John McCain's promise and it is my promise. Read her entire speech here. I continue to be amazed at the complete ineptness of McCain's campaign. It is inconceivable that they could not find another venue in which she could deliver that speech. I also continue to be amazed at the inexplicable support the America Jewish community gives to the Democrat Party. An administration they supported with 77% of their vote believes it is a reasonable policy option to defend Iran against Israel.
This has been quite an instructive week for those trying to get a handle on Obama's foreign policy philosophy, such as it is. This past Thursday Obama decided to appease Putin and abandon two of our most loyal allies. Now this. I'm afraid to speculate on what may be next. An invasion of Canada perhaps?
If Governor Palin were in charge, there can be no doubt that Israel, one of our most loyal and trusted allies, would not be second guessed in their right to defend themselves. Earlier in this post I noted that Jimmy Carter was the most anti-Israel U.S. president. I may have spoken too soon.
All commies and rats are on the same page.
It appears as though Zbiggie is looking for that elusive Nobel “peace” prize. Hey! It worked for Jimmah!
If this does not make it as plain as day as to where the dimoKKKRATS stand on Israel I don’t know what will. The Jewish vote has always baffled me. I guess most of them but not all are not smart enough to see the BS coming out of the state run media and the dimoKKKRAT party. Hopefully this will open up their eyes.
This is so offensive to me that I am going to keep my response to myself lest I get myself in trouble.
Plus the most anti-American (until now) and anti-Iranian President. More than any other outside player, he turn after turn betrayed our ally the Shah and paved the way for the Ayatollah and his minions. It's only natural that his team comes to the defense of the regime that his administration helped bring into power.
Until 1979 terrorism was dominatd by leftist groups. Thanks to the Carter reign of idiocy, islamic extremism has exploded around the globe. Never forget that the Democrats own the whole mess we are into regarding the Middle East. The most cynic thing is that Carter did this all in the name of "human rights".
American Jews are leftists FIRST, Jews somewhere way down the list...if profitable and not inconvenient. I would NOT want to depend on the Bloombergs and Feinsteins of the nation to “defend Israel to the death!”
“U.S. To Defend Iran Against Israel”
Cool. Now we can all wear turbans, wash our feet in everyone else’s sink, curse infidels wherever we find them and wear Che Guevarra t-shirts.
The Jews that came here during/after WWII were Socialists. Oddly enough, they had become socialists in response to Hitler’s fascism. They don’t care about Israel any more than they care about the U.S. Constitution. It’s the great Socialist Society — the pie in the sky idea; rainbows and unicorns and cute little puppies for all that they’re after, and at whatever cost, whatever means necessary. I don’t even think they believe in God. I think it’s a sham. They are pathologically Democrat and will see Israel and its Jews exterminated before voting Republican. I think Israeli Jews are figuring this out as well. I believe that. Have seen no evidence to the contrary. Flame away.
Somebody please tell me this is satire...either that or pinch me really hard so I will wake up from this bizarre dream.
Liberals have an open-mouthd drooling addiction to the concept of using a defense as an attack, striking out of victimhood, instigating from plausible denial, or somehow combining, in any way they can think of, real or unreal, using their very declaration of innocence to commit a crime.
If you let yourself contemplate this twisted obsession of hypocrisy-as-life, their words and actions will start to make horrifying sense.
Politics is odd. You punish your friends and reward your enemies when it comes to international affairs. I don’t base my support for Israel on biblical or religious grounds as many do; however, Israel is the only true democracy in that part of the world. It is America’s strongest ally, and it is vitally important for the United States to maintain good relations with Israel for strategic purposes. It is in America’s best interest for Israel, not only to survive, but to prosper.
Now we see the affects of liberal ideology. Libs believe that if you talk sweet to our enemies they will be nice to us. Libs have a psychological need to be liked, and they really do believe that people like them. Reality is hard to swallow. Russia, China, and Iran hate us, and they will NOT respond to weakness. Sorry, libs, America’s enemies think that you nothing but fools. They don’t like you, but they will use you.
Zbig is reaching the stage of mental dust.
Where did Brez immigrate from? I think it was Poland. My daughter-in-law is first generation Polish-American and blond. Despite all that, she’s smart as whip and insults me regularly (Which I secretly love because I think it demonstrates she cares for me). Anyway, my point is that even Polish people and blonds can be smart.
Gotta wonder what happened to old Brez.
He is a Commie?
He just wants to drive our allies away and embrace the anti-American thugs of the world.
I’ve felt that way several times today so you’re not alone.
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Born in Poland, Zbigniew grew up surrounded by commies. His teacher was a commie, the mailman was a commie, and no doubt his mommie was a commie.
If he knew who his father was, most likely he was a commie too.
So it came as no surprise that Zbigniew’s first job upon his arrival in America was as National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter, America’s peanut-farming commie president.
The Bolshvieks were Russian jews, nuff said. and this is comming from a Russian
I suspect our boys would be pretty hard pressed to shoot down Israeli planes. I’d think there would be an inordinate amount of weapons malfunctions that day. I’m sure we would be leaking orders like a sieve to the Israeli air force.
The Carter administration was full of anti-Semites from top to bottom.
listen to the about 7:05 mark.
"Today it is easier to kill a million People than it is to control a million people."
What kind of person talks that way?
Actually, communists were popular among all minorities in Russia. The most over represented were Latvians.
What kind of person talks that way?
What kind of person talks that way? A one-world-government "realist". They are "true believers" in their global Utopia, with themselves, naturally, in charge. They are willing to kill millions to achieve this, without batting an eye (they believe there are to many people to begin with, so it doesn't bother them to "eliminate the useless eaters", for which read anyone who might not agree with their vision...)
Brez was Carter’s Sec. of State. His foreign policy went along with his boss’s dislike for this country. I don’t think Brez was or is necessarily a commie. However, commies always find ways to make useful idiots out of people like Brez and Carter.
The thought had occured to me. As I recall Carter, for whom Brez was Sec. of State, was not particularly friendly toward Israel. The deal Carter struck with Begin and Sadat largely favored Egypt and has been the template for subsequent so-called peace initiatives. To wit: Give up land for some kind of half baked security agreement with the Arab, Irani and Egyption states. Oh yes, in all these agreements Israels opponents were to formally recognize Israel as legitimate country.
The PLO, or whatever name it now calls itself, has never publicly accepted the State of Israel. And it’s charter still calls for the destruction of same. Iran speaks for itself. Egypt, however, has been a relatively good neighbor to Israel. But the Palestinians manage to make a lot of mischief from Israel’s border with Egypt.
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