Skip to comments.Obama’s Anti-Israel Sell-Out Continues
Posted on 02/08/2012 5:19:54 AM PST by SJackson
Lets say youre Israel. An enemy dedicated to your destruction is developing the means to wipe you off the face of the earth, with the covert and overt help of world powers like Russia and China. Its only a matter of months before that enemy achieves its goals and when it does you will not be able to stop the mushroom cloud rising over your cities.
So you come up with a sophisticated military plan to strike your foe in an extraordinarily targeted fashion. And you ask for the help of your longtime ally virtually your only ally the United States. All you want is covert logistical support and secrecy. Secrecy is of the utmost importance, since a full-scale aerial assault on your enemy is unfeasible.
Lets say youre Israel. What would you say if the United States promptly proceeded to broadcast your military plans to the rest of the world?
Two little words come to mind. And neither of them is thanks.
Thats precisely what happened this week, when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced via the Washington Post that there is a strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June before Iran enters what Israelis described as a zone of immunity to commence building a nuclear bomb. What was the point of spilling the beans? To scuttle the attack, of course. According to the Post, President Obama and Panetta are said to have cautioned the Israelis that the United States opposes an attack, believing that it would derail an increasingly successful international economic sanctions program and other non-military efforts to stop Iran from crossing the threshold.
This has become pattern for the Obama Administration. Back in June 2010, youll recall, the London Times reported that the Saudi Arabians had cut a deal with the Israelis to allow them to use Saudi airspace for a strike on Iran. Where did the Times learn this? According to the Jerusalem Post, The report cited a US defense source as saying the Saudis have already done tests to ensure no jet is shot down in the event of an Israeli attack. The source added that the U.S. State Department is aware of the agreement.
Well, isnt that odd two blown secrets, two references to the U.S. Defense Department.
The real problem isnt just the blown secret, of course. Its the signal it sends to the Iranian regime. By letting the cat out of the bag, the United States has signaled to the Iranians that the Israelis are on their own that the Israelis are in fact a rogue state operating outside the bounds of conventional international politics. By signaling open opposition to the Israelis defending themselves, the Obama Administration has demonstrated to the Iranians in crystalline fashion that even if Iran develops weapons, and even if the Iranians hand those weapons off to a terrorist group for use against Israel, America may stand idly by.
There is an obvious question here: why? Why is the Obama Administration so intent on stopping an Israeli attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities?
There are three answers. The first is ideological, the second political, the third electoral.
First, the ideological. President Obama believes that he is a global leader, and that in order to be viewed as a global leader, he must play honest broker between Americas allies and her enemies. That means that if Israel has covert nuclear weapons, Iran might as well have them too for the sake of fairness, you understand. Obama has made every effort throughout his tenure to reach out to Islamists across the Middle East, from Tunisia to Libya to Iraq to Egypt to Afghanistan and he has succeeded in empowering Islamists to attack Western interests across the region. In Obamas world citizen view, this is a good thing: if America is willing to subsume her own interests in favor of the interests of others, Obama believes, such international altruism will bear the fruits of peace.
Second, the political. There is something bizarre about using the Defense Department as a leak-source for anti-Israel activity. Typically, the Arabist State Department is all too happy to undermine Israel; the Defense Department, which works closely with the Israelis, is the friend of Israel in the room. But Obama has a political problem: hes seen as weak. That means he must use the Defense Department as a tool for his pusillanimous foreign policy. Ripping the steel out of the Defense Departments spine has become a mission for the Administration; if Obama can get the Defense Department to fall in line behind him, he can look the hawk while playing the dove.
Finally, the electoral. Wonder why Panetta said Israel might attack in April, May, or June? Why not July, August, September? The answers obvious: Obama is hoping to delay an Israeli strike for several months. If it does happen close to the election, hell back Israels play to make a stab at the Jewish vote in Florida. It would create a rally-round-the-flag situation for many Americans close to November 6 a perfect storm for Obama.
All of these considerations undoubtedly came into play. Only one consideration did not: the safety and security of Americas strongest ally in the Middle East. That was a minor matter for Obama and his cronies. After all, when youre president of the world, what does a few hundred thousand Jews matter here or there?
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How any Jew (or Catholic and/or anyone who calls themself a Christian) can cast a vote for Obama is just beyond me.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
MEMO TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN NEW YORK AND FLORIDA:
You ALL voted for Rabbi Obama the first time. Guess you will ALL do it again this time. Say goodbye to the homeland of your parents, grand parents and ancestors.
Can you spell M-U-S-H-R-O-O-M ... C-L-O-U-D, baby??
Obama is a radical Moslem dedicated to destroying Western Civilization in general and America in particular. If he can destroy a source of Western Civilization and Islam's archenemy, Israel, in the process...he's well on the way to reaching his goal.
Obama will do everything he can to advance Islam. And he has been quite successful. It's amazing that people refuse to see this simple overriding fact.
God bless Israel and what they must do.
Daddy was a Marxist Jew hater. Like ather like son.
Which only means that the Jews who support Obama are Marxists.
The term “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” comes to mind.
It was nice in years past to be under the delusion I could be an American Patriot and not be offensive to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Those days are gone and I am ashamed.
I think the Israelis know better than to trust the Barky administration with the truth. They probably told Barky and Co. April May or June, but will hit Iran in February instead.
I wonder what Obozo’s stance would be if the tables were turned and the United States had a large, heavily militarized hostile nation on our doorstep actively engaged in developing nuclear weapons while repeatedly threatening to wipe all Americans off the face of the Earth?
OTOH, maybe I wouldn’t want to know the answer to that...
“How any Jew (or Catholic and/or anyone who calls themself a Christian) can cast a vote for Obama is just beyond me. “
I can well remember a time if anyone in the public eye said ANYTHING negative regarding Jews they would be ostracized. If they were in Hollywierd or the MSM they would be out of work. If they were in the political arena the next election would take care of them.
Now, it would seem American Jews have a much greater love of Marxist and Communism than their religion or their country and have voted that way for years. Now push has come to shove and their reaction is tepid as best. I do not see them abandoning the Marxist ship in droves as one would expect.
How many times must overreaching all controlling governments attempt to eradicate the Jewish people from the earth before the Jews will give up their worship of Marxism and Communism? Unfortunately they are also destroying the best friend they have in the form of the USA.
If they support the dems once again then they will be sealing the demise of their people and the USA at the hands of a Muslim Manchurian Candidate. If it was only their demise I would say, you deserve it for supporting these Marxists but it will not only be the Jews who suffer. WAKE UP!
And still Miss, the majority of American Jews will pull the lever for obammy.
Just as will the American black even though he has destroyed any chance of black youth getting jobs.
Re: God bless Israel and what they must do!!
AMEN. OIF vet
Why is the Obama Administration so intent on stopping an Israeli attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities? There are three answers. The first is ideological, the second political, the third electoral.