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Netanyahu Controls Obama’s Fate
Dick Morris ^ | 3/6/2012 | Dick Morris

Posted on 03/06/2012 9:27:09 AM PST by Signalman

If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to seal President Obama’s fate, all he has to do is to attack Iran. It is clear from Obama’s AIPAC speech that the president will continue to talk about diplomacy and sanctions for the remainder of his term and will take no military action against Iran. If Israel attacks Iran, she will achieve three things:

a. Israel will buy time by delaying the Iranian nuclear program by one to three years.

b. Those extra years will give the effective sanctions, only now being imposed, time to work.

c. The resulting increase in the price of oil – and its impact on the American economy – will doom Obama’s re-election chances, assuring that a pro-Israeli Republican Administration takes power.

With a Republican in the White House and in control of Congress, Israel will be well positioned to derail permanently the Iranian nuclear program.

Obama could never recover from the run-up of oil prices that would follow an Israeli attack. His refusal to approve the Keystone Pipeline, to drill in the ANWR reserve, and to issue permits for deep sea drilling, all make him ultra-vulnerable on the gas price issue. He has no good answers on the subject.

A huge increase in gas prices at the pump will also send the world into the same kind of oil shock as happened in 1973 and 1979, each of which was followed by a global recession in reaction. Obama would not be able to be re-elected amid the tidal wave of bad economic news he would face.

How ironic that Netanyahu, therefore, really controls Obama’s fate. He can’t re-elect his sworn enemy (I doubt anyone can do that) but he can defeat him and likely will do so.

Netanyahu has to face the fundamental fact that Israel cannot survive another four years of an Obama presidency. Freed of the constraints that the need to get re-elected imposes, the president’s anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian bias will come out in virulent form with likely lethal implications for Israel. If Bibi lets Obama get re-elected, he will be dooming the Jewish State to extinction.

All the evidence indicates that he understands his choices and will respond accordingly. At least we hope so.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: morris; netanyahu

1 posted on 03/06/2012 9:27:16 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Of course if gas prices go up, Obama would blame Israel and have political cover to punish them.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 9:50:45 AM PST by GoDuke
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To: Signalman

I’m praying to God that Bibi attacks. Strange that Israel is the only entity that can save us from Obama. It’s downright Biblical, when you think about it.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 9:52:19 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Signalman
b. Those extra years will give the effective sanctions, only now being imposed, time to work.

As soon as I read these words, I realized I was reading an article by a moron. I glanced up to the top, and sure enough it's The Toesucker. Look, economic sanctions don't work against a third-world country, and they never will. One must have an economy in the first place for "sanctions" to work, and Iran, being a third-world country, doesn't have an economy subject to outside interference.

4 posted on 03/06/2012 9:59:38 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Signalman

bfl


5 posted on 03/06/2012 10:18:11 AM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Signalman; backwoods-engineer

I was half expecting Bibi to start bombing during Obama’s pathetic speech.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 11:23:44 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Biblical with a Machiavellian twist.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 11:34:14 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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