Skip to comments.Obama's Anti-Israel Collaborators
Posted on 05/21/2009 3:46:08 AM PDT by IbJensen
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, has long and deep ties with the enemies of America and Israel. This is what Dick Morris, former advisor to President Bill Clinton, and his wife, Eileen McGann, wrote last year:
[Hillarys] relationship with terrorists began in the mid-1980s when she served on the Board of the New World Foundation, which gave funds to the Palestine Liberation Organization [when] the PLO was officially recognized by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization. In 1996, the First Lady initiated an outreach program to bring Muslim leaders to the White House. But, as terrorism expert Steve Emerson noted in the Wall Street Journal, Curiously, nearly all of the leaders came from Islamic fundamentalist organizations Among these radical groups was the American Muslim Alliance (AMA) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, both groups that support Hamas The Palestinian terrorists know that Hillary hears their point of view Abu Hamed, leader of the Al Aqsa Brigades in Gaza, [said], We just hope that she will go until the end and change American policy.
Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has advocated ending all U.S. military aid to Israel. Ed Lasky at AmericanThinker.com writes that Rice was John Kerrys chief foreign policy adviser when he ran for President. One of the major steps Kerry suggested for dealing with the Middle East was to appoint James Baker and Jimmy Carter as negotiators. When furor erupted at the prospect of two of the most ardent foes of Israel being suggested to basically ride roughshod over Israel, Kerry backtracked and blamed his staff for the idea. His staff was Susan Rice.
Lee Hamilton, as Mr. Lasky writes, is a key Obama adviser on Middle Eastern affairs. A former Indiana representative, Mr. Hamilton led the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group, which concluded, among other things, that the withdrawal of troops from Iraq should be coordinated with Syria and Iran! And that the U.S. should develop Syrian goodwill by pressuring Israel to surrender the Golan Heights and leave the West Bank but not a word about dismantling Hamas or Hezbollah! Mr. Hamilton wrote in the New York Times that Hezbollahs hatred was created by Israel; it wasnt there at the beginning.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Mr. Carters National Security adviser, has been one of Israels most consistently hostile critics and Hamas most ardent supporters, as well as a staunch admirer (both in writing and verbally) of Stephen Walts and John Mearsheimers virulently anti-Israel book, The Israel Lobby, which, among other things, contends that Jewish pressure, and not shared values, binds America and Israel together.
James (F the Jews) Baker, among the harshest detractors of Israel, has often engaged in raw anti-Semitic remarks, is known for coddling Middle East dictators (including Syrias Assad), and has been heavily invested (through the Carlyle Group) in the Israel-hating country of Saudi Arabia. In fact, Mr. Bakers law firm defended the Saudi Defense Minister who was sued for alleged complicity by the families of the World Trade Center victims.
Samantha Power, now on Mr. Obamas National Security Council, has advocated ending all U.S. military aid to Israel and written of her willingness to alienate a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import [American Jews] it may more crucially mean sacrificing billions of dollars, not in servicing Israels military, but actually investing in the state of Palestine.
Believe me, the above is the short list. As Glick has written: In the past, while anti-Israel politicians, policy makers and opinion shapers were accepted in Washington, they would not have felt comfortable brandishing their anti-Israel positions as qualifying credentials for high position today in Washington there are powerful circles of political players for whom a persons anti-Israel bona fides are his strongest suit.
Obamas Court Jews
Oh, I can hear the blather as I type: But what about all the Jews who voted for Mr. Obama and are in his cabinet and among his advisors? Make no mistake Mr. Obamas Court Jews are identical to those of the past who financed, supported, licked the boots of and sold out their people in order to gain the personal influence, privileges, wealth and protection that the nobles afforded them. They helped Roman emperors kill Jews. They helped Hitler kill Jews. But after their groveling and traitorous service, they were blamed for economic downturns and used as scapegoats to explain away the failures of the evil regimes and leaders they abetted. Fools and dupes, to a person!
Journalist Melanie Phillips writes: Obama is attempting to throw Israel under the Islamist bus, and hes getting American Jews to do his dirty work for him none of this, however, should come as the slightest surprise to anyone who paid any attention to Mr. Obamas background, associations and friendships before he became President and to the cabal of Israel-bashers, appeasers and Jew-haters he appointed to his administration, with a few useful idiots thrown in for plausible deniability.
In an article titled THE FINAL SOLUTION What Hitler didnt finish, Mr. Obama will, blogger Daniel Greenfield (Sultanknish.blogspot.com) explains:
Mr. Obama has been clever about putting his Jewish appointees front and center. Like many minorities, some American Jews suffer from self-esteem problems that are soothed when they see a seeming acceptance. Of course what they fail to realize is that exploitation is not acceptance. And that Mr. Obamas appointees are creatures of his backers, Nazi collaborators like Mr. Soros, who have nothing but contempt for Jews, individually or collectively.
While outwardly courting Jews, Mr. Obamas people have also been quietly shoving Jewish organizations and their leaders into a corner. Within the Jewish organizational world there has been a silent but deadly takeover of major Jewish groups by left wing radicals. Former alumni of the far left wing and anti-Israel groups like Breira or Coname in the 70s have been elevated to key positions in such organizations as the UJA Federation. Behind the scenes any Jewish leaders who expressed even doubts about Obama during the primaries were intimidated and silenced.
The overall idea is to keep a happy face pasted on American Jewry while the knives are out in the dark.
But why would people who hate Jews surround themselves with so many of them? As Don Vito Corleone warned his son Michael, Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. As much as the enemies of Jews hate them, they also fear them. They cant figure out how a historically besieged people whose population today is about 14 million, as compared to, say, Muslims, whose population is 1.3 billion have not only managed to survive the Jew-targeting Inquisition, Crusades, pogroms, concentration camps and pandemic outbreaks of anti-Semitism, but to flourish and rise to the top echelons of any community theyve ever lived in. In short, they want the brains of the Jews and also the ability to blame them when things go wrong.
But dont these smart Jews know theyre being used? Yes and no. Theyve studied history, but they think that the passage of time has made them immune from mistakes of the past. Of course theyre wrong. Fools and dupes always get fooled and duped. Unfortunately actually, stupidly too many Jews, over the ages, have been seduced by the hope-and-change rhetoric of the left, so yearning are they to be included and accepted into cultures that have ultimately rejected them.
Just Who Are Obamas Court Jews?
Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff and, in my opinion, Chief of Dupes. As writer Judith Apter Klinghoffer reminds us: By choosing a Jewish chief of staff to do the dirty work, Obama showed himself a worthy successor to LBJ. Arthur Goldberg was LBJs point man to read the riot act to Israel. It was his Jewish U.N. representative that was charged with berating Israel for daring to retaliate against Palestinian acts of terror in 1966 and to inform Israel that it should not rely on any American assistance against Nasser in may 1967. And now Mr. Emanuel is taking the bait, currying favor for his figurative 10 minutes of fame, the better to sell out his Israeli-born father and the land his father heroically fought for in the early years of Israels existence.
David Axelrod, the chief strategist and media advisor for Mr. Obamas 2008 presidential campaign and now a White House insider, is not front and center about his heros antagonism toward Israel. But as the old chestnut says: Silence is Consent!
Robert Malley is another fan of Hamas and Hezbollah. According to Wikipedia, Mr. Malley is the son of Simon Malley, an Egyptian-born Jewish journalist, and Barbara Silverstein, a New Yorker who worked for the U.N. delegation of the Algerian National Liberation Front. Both loathed Israel and apparently passed their toxic DNA onto their son. Mr. Malley has often called for an end to all aid to Israel.
Dennis Ross, Mr. Obamas special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia, which includes Iran, participated in 12 years of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. In 2001, he suggested that future negotiations ought to be based on something the parties have put on the table, and not [what] the United States has put on the table. Translated today, that would mean listening to the 22 hostile states that surround Israel and saying majority rules!
George Soros, the Budapest-born multibillionaire (and Nazi collaborator) has devoted his entire life, as writer Srdja Trifkovic points out, to supporting increased government spending and tax increases, drug legalization, euthanasia, open borders and immigration, immigrant entitlements, feminism, free abortion-on-demand, affirmative action, and gay rights and remains primarily committed to destroying the remaining bastions of the family, sovereign nationhood, and Christian Faith He is also devoted to vilifying Israel and funding numerous groups that work unstintingly to bring about its destruction.
Again, this is the short list. But the entire list of Obama advisers on Middle East affairs is comprised of hard-core leftists who want nothing more than to see America humiliated and Israel destroyed. As Mr. Lasky has said, This is the company Barack Obama keeps.
Consequences Be Damned
Melanie Phillips calls the Obama administrations malice toward Israel incomprehensible in its suicidal stupidity.
It is trying to make Israel play the role of Czechoslovakia in 1938, when Britain under Neville Chamberlain told it that if it didnt submit to the Nazis it would stand alone with the result that the following year, Hitler invaded Poland. Determined to prove that history repeats itself the second time as tragedy, America is trying to force Israel to destroy its security by accepting the creation of a terrorist Iranistan on its doorstep, under the threat that otherwise the U.S. will not help protect its security by de-fanging Iran but in doing so, the Obama administration is jeopardizing the security of America itself and the free world, not to mention the Arab states which have good reason to fear Iranian regional hegemony.
Indeed. As DEBKAfile reports:
Tehran itself will not let Washington dictate the limits of its expanding influence (or) nuclear aspirations.
Cairo and Riyadh will resist with all their might the U.S. bid to anoint Iran the crowning Middle East-Gulf power [and are] extremely concerned by Mr. Obamas public endorsement of Turkey as the senior Muslim power in the Eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia, a boost for Ankaras aspirations to resuscitate the Ottoman Empire.
Jerusalem will resist being cast into a peripheral role in the strategic and military processes going forward with regard to Iran, the Palestinians, Syria and their terrorist arms, Hezbollah and Hamas, all of which bear pivotally on Israels future existence.
Like Egypt and Saudi Arabia, the Netanyahu government may not accept being crushed between two hostile regional powers, Iran and Turkey, whose aggressive pretensions Washington is promoting.
Amil Taheri points out: Convinced that the Obama administration is preparing to retreat from the Middle East, Irans Khomeinist regime is intensifying its goal of regional domination. It has targeted six close allies of the U.S.: Egypt, Lebanon, Bahrain, Morocco, Kuwait and Jordan, all of which are experiencing economic and/or political crises Khomeinist propaganda is trying to portray Iran as a rising superpower in the making while the United States is presented as the sunset power. The message is simple: The Americans are going, and we are coming with pro-American and other democratic groups disheartened by the perceived weakness of the Obama administration, Tehran hopes its allies will win all the elections planned for this year in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories.
And writer Tom Gross says that the threat of a nuclear arsenal in the hands of the only government in the world (Iran) that promotes suicide bombing as a matter of state policy (by its client militias in Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq and elsewhere), and celebrates `martyrdom of its fellow Muslims in such attacks, is a threat quite unlike any the world has ever seen. The combination of weapons of mass destruction and jihadist ideology poses a problem of much greater magnitude than that when secular dictatorships and semi-dictatorships, such as Russia, China and North Korea and Pakistan, possess nuclear bombs. In addition to posing an existential threat to Israel, a nuclear Iran could mean the end of American influence in the Middle East. Tehran, not Washington would dominate oil in the region.
But none of these threats, not only to the Middle East but also to America, are of any import to President Obama. In his single-minded obsession to appease our enemies and get rid of his Jewish problem, he is willing to sacrifice the safety and security of America, the country he cant stop apologizing for. Or is that he has a Muslim problem and the Jews and Israel are simply in the way?
And yet, America’s Jewish population is overwhelmingly for Obama, nevertheless. Go figure.
These non-kosher jews need to spend a few months in Israel!
Jack, you Hammered the nail squarely on its head.
Hard for me to give a damn about Israel when American Jews vote against Israeli interests election after election.
"I love the musty camel smell of arab women."
The problem is that Israel is our best - and virtually only reliable - ally in the Middle East. To alienate Israel leaves us reliant on the character and integrity of the Moslem people and their rulers, and that’s not something you want when you’re attempting to formulate an effective Middle East foreign policy.
In this, as in so many areas, the current administration strikes out on common sense.
The Obama administration should do so, as well. They’re gonna find out the hard way that relying on the integrity of Moslem rulers in the region when formulating foreign policy is a formula for betrayal and disaster. It’s only a matter of time before events wise up the policy-makers in the White House.
With all the derelicts with which this clueless commie has stacked the administration, a normal human being would have trouble sleeping at night.
I have always supported Israel.
I just wish American Jews would.
As for Israel being our ally? We’ll see here in the near future if Israel attacks Iran and how we react.
Do you have ANY confidence in obamma lamma ding dong doing the right thing and supporting Israel?
I rather believe that if Israeli jets enter Iraqi airspace obamma lamma will have our air force go after them.
No confidence in obamma .
My guess is that if Bibi made a $50 million donation to Bill Clinton’s foundation, our Secretary of State suddenly would see Israel in a whole new light.
ping (I wish the other 78% would read this)
“Do you have ANY confidence in obamma lamma ding dong doing the right thing and supporting Israel?”
Actually, I don’t have any confidence in the current administration doing the right thing in ANY matter of policy.
I can’t say I’m losing sleep over it; however, when I consider the direction in which this administration is taking America, my waking hours are a good deal more uncomfortable than they otherwise might be.
This weekend, in my town, during Memorial Day Weekend in the United States of America, there is to be a re-dedication of the Honor Roll of local Jewish men who have served their country. I will, sadly, not be there.
To attend will be to stand with people who betray that for which these heroes served, suffered, and in some cases gave their all.
I will NOT stand with people who laud, applaud and celebrate HE who is ready and willing to betray not only his own country, but he who overtly acts to betray what is NOT my country, but the country of my people, my religion, and my own admiration.
I will NOT make further donations those groups, cloaked in the mantle of “Judiasm” whose very leaders join those who would destroy me.
And it is not ME, at my age I realize that it is 5 minutes to 12, rather it is my FUTURE being betrayed, in the lives of my grandchildren.
When the desired result does occur, there will be a cry across the land, “How did..how could...this happen AGAIN.”
How tragic to know the answer..”It is what YOU asked for. It is what YOU voted for. It is what YOU refused to see coming.”
You’re a good man, Captain!
How about figuring out why 54% of Catholics and 45% of Christians voted for Obama?
Out of his 66 million vote totals, 53.5 million of them are Christians and Catholics, and only slightly more than 1 million are Jewish. Basically, a 50-to-1 advantage.
Historically, going back to 1920, around 75% of American Jews voted Democratic, with the exception of Reagan in 1980 and George Bush in 2004, who polled 36% to 44% of the Jewish vote.
Also, historically speaking, liberal Democrats have not always been the universal pariahs that they are today nor have conservative Republicans always been the clear-headed, righteous, and American patriots of the Reagan era.
About 78% of American Jews are liberals, but they don't vote like other groups of liberals. Believe it or not, America's policies towards Israel and her enemies are what drive their choices.
Reagan's strong stance on Israel as an ally, before and after the election, is what drew him so much support from the Jewish community. Conversely, Reagan alienated a lot of the Jewish population by casting his lot with the Christian Right and inviting them to join in making policy decisions about domestic issues.
Wherever and whenever religion and politics mix, Jews are the ones made to suffer the consequences. That's why whenever conservative Republicans get too chummy with Evangelicals, Jews on both sides of the political spectrum head Left.
Unfortunately, being liberal means listening to liberal programming in the media and public broadcasting that has become decidedly anti-Israel, but it has done so gradually and over time as Arabs and Muslims became more involved in acedemia and politics, using the paucity of Middle Eastern history that all Americans have to push their own revisionist versions.
Those who are ignorant of the truth are more prone to believing lies and being manipulated by those who practice lying as an integral part of their religious and/or political ideology. The shift away from Israel and towards the Arab countries was all part of a carefully calculated effort to revise all aspects of Middle Eastern history to where the Muslims were seen as the extant founders and dominant contributors to modern civilization, and to use this faux renaissance to shape public opinion about Christian "imperialism" (aka, the Crusades) and Jewish "Zionism" (aka, the "Occupation").
I was taught in public school that the Crusades were all about Christian aggression towards nonbelievers, Jews and Muslims alike. It wasn't until I read Robert Spencer's "The Politicially Incorrect Guide to Islam," did I realize that I had been sold a bunch of Leftist/Marxist/Muslim bullsh*t. The first thing I did after reading it was to give it to my daughter to read. Boy, were her eyes opened!
I'm hoping that more American Jews will start reading about the true history of the Arab-Isralei conflict so that they will see on which side of the fence sit the Jew haters.
“Believe it or not, America’s policies towards Israel and her enemies are what drive their choices.”
Sorry, I don’t buy it. Obama’s position is clearly a denigration of American relations with Israel to the extent that Israel could cease to exist within the coming four years; nevertheless, Jews voted for him in huge numbers.
As to why Catholics (who ARE Christians, by the way) and Protestants voted for him, that’s another story for another day.
I’ve been hearing that Liberal Jews are not happy campers with Obama and his policies towards Israel. The assumption and percentages cited that claim Jews still support Hitler Jr seem distorted.
I’ve said this before and I will continue to state that the GOP has done very little to expose the RATs anti-semitic views and they’ve done nothing to increase the numbers of Jews voting Republican. The leadership of the GOP, at this point, are spineless, gutless SCHMUCKS.
I pray that Bibi has contacts within the American Jewish communities to inform American Jews about what Hitler Jr. is up to with regards to Israel and her security.
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As I noted many times, BHO has surrounded himself with and is comfortable in the company of disreputable characters including domestic terrorists, antisemites, and racists, but the case that he's antisemitic or anti-Israel not only hasn't been made, but has been denied by the GOP, so we'll just have to wait for actions.