Skip to comments.Debunked: The myth of a caring Obama White House
Posted on 09/03/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT by xzins
The administration of US President Barack Obama reacted sharply to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneys recent comment that Obama had thrown allies like Israel under the bus regarding Irans nuclear weapons program. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that assistance provided to Israel by the United States has never been greater than it has been under President Obama. We have an extremely close relationship with Israel, which is appropriate given our unshakable commitment to Israels security.
Barack Obama an erstwhile supporter of the Zionist enterprise? Such drivel may stick with Hollywoods glitterati, but outside of Tinseltown, the cold, hard facts indicate an administration policy thats fueled by a deep-rooted animus toward the Jewish state.
Because, while the White House claims that cooperation with Israel between our military and intelligence communities has never been closer, it turns out that the Obama administration has decided to drastically reduce US involvement in planned joint military exercises with Israel scheduled for October. Furthermore, long-promised missile interception systems will not be delivered by the US to Israel at that time.
And this is just the latest example of Obama shamefully tripping up Israel for the entire world to see. In May 2011, the American president called on Israel to make territorial concessions to some approximation of the 67 lines before an agreement is reached on the existential issues of refugees and Jerusalem. Essentially doing the bidding of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Obama chose to become the first US president to openly endorse the 67 lines as the basis for negotiating a final border during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus visit to the Oval Office.
With friends like these
Regarding Iran, the best that can be said about the Obama administration is that it is sending mixed signals to the Islamic Republic. Indeed, the White Houses idea of taking a stand on Irans pursuit of a nuclear bomb is to periodically mouth that the administration is keeping all options on the table.
Evidently, Iranian President Ahmadinejad and the mullahs have been less than intimidated by the vague threat of military action. In fact, the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that Iran had installed 1,000 more centrifuges the devices that enrich uranium at a fortified bunker in its second major enrichment site at Fordo, near Qom. The IAEA also said that Iran had increased its stockpiles of higher-grade enriched uranium from 145 kg. to 190 kg. in the past three months. Finally, the IAEA asserted that Iran was frustrating attempts to inspect a site feared to have been used to test methods for exploding a nuclear weapon.
So is Israel simply dealing with the naiveté of a former University of Chicago Law School senior lecturer, or is Barack Obamas reluctance to support an Israeli military strike against Iran an indication of a deeper, more sinister, malevolence?
Fear not, gentle reader. Hysterical accusations of anti-Semitism have no oxygen here. Yet, a possible indicator as to Obamas instinctive appeasement of Israels enemies can be gleaned from the newly minted Rabbis for Obama campaign initiative, formed to engage and mobilize grassroots supporters.
This attempt at outreach includes many leaders of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Movement, a movement inimical to Israels well-being. Among Obamas rabbis are founders of the pro-Hamas Fast for Gaza initiative. It even includes one person who spent an evening in 2008 dining with Ahmadinejad and another who says that the United States and Israel bring terrorism on themselves. Several members of Rabbis for Obama are officials of Jewish Voice for Peace, a radical group that the Anti-Defamation League featured in its list of the Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups in America.
The lingering debate among American Jews as to whether Barack Obama is a bona fide anti-Semite is irrelevant, and frankly distracts attention from the commander-in-chiefs nefarious tendency to appease and embolden radical Islamists. Continually whitewashing the Muslim Brotherhood, Obamas White House sold the movement whose primary goal was, has been and remains the destruction of the Jewish state as being largely secular.
And this reflexive courting of Israels enemies can be seen in Obamas very different approach to two Middle East tyrants. For while the 44th president of the United States supported the ouster of Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Mr. Obama refuses to demand that the Persian strongman step aside.
So, while the White House repeatedly asserts that its commitment to the security of Israel is rock solid, Obama simultaneously contends that if Israel uses military force against Iranian nuclear sites, then the timeline for any negative consequences will start with Israel not Iran. Obama has repeatedly urged Prime Minister Netanyahu to think about the profound costs of any military action, placing the focus on potential unintended consequences of Israels actions and describing the move as liable to be a distraction in which Iran suddenly can portray itself as the victim.
Barack Obama brought with him to 1,600 Pennsylvania Avenue the academic lefts values and prejudices. Israel as the epitome of Western subjugation of Third World peoples is but one facet of this cracked worldview. This most-favored narrative of anti-colonial intellectuals weaves the compelling yarn of a quasi-fascist Israel, whose continued existence is based on a combination of oppression and expansionism.
With such intellectual underpinnings, how can it be argued that Israel has a friend in the White House?
American Jews are debating: Is Obama an Anti-Semite?
I want an article on that. Anyone seen one?
Yeah, Obama has an “extremely close relationship with Israel” - demonstrated by abandoning Netanyahu during his visit to the White House, but bowing and scraping before the Saudis.
**I think the President is not anti-Israel. I think hes pro-Israel but I think hes handled the relationship with Israel in a way that has encouraged Israels enemies and really unsettled the Israelis. Because the Israelis have one really good friend in the world, its us, its natural and of course, they are very loyal to us too.
But when the President of the United States acts in a way that makes the Israelis wonder whether we are for them. Really what it does is to discourage them from taking the risk that they would ever have to take to have a peace agreement with the Palestinians or anybody else.**
The Obama White House does care - about Marxists and Muslims.
For everyone who thinks Lieberman is a great guy, I ask “why does he lie like hell?”
In a pinch, I can tolerate a useful idiot.
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