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God and Jerusalem (Sowell on Obama, Israel & Iran)
Creators Syndicate ^ | September 11, 2012 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 09/10/2012 2:25:25 PM PDT by jazusamo

Who would have thought that God and Jerusalem would become controversial issues at this year's Democratic National Convention?

Previous Democratic Party platforms had mentioned God and referred to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After both were initially missing from this year's platform, someone apparently realized that this was likely to raise questions about Democrats that they could ill afford to have raised in an election year.

So the convention faced a vote on whether to restore God and Jerusalem to their party's platform. Rather than risk a roll-call vote from the delegates, the chair called for a voice vote. The voice vote sounded too close to call, but the chair called it anyway, ruling that those wanting God and Jerusalem restored had the necessary two-thirds vote.

This added an element of farce to the proceedings, but politicians are usually hardened against any sense of shame.

More was involved than a passing tempest in a teapot. Democrats were already politically vulnerable on the issue of not respecting religious freedom, because of the Obama administration's heavy-handed forcing of Catholic institutions to finance contraception, against their own religious principles.

Jerusalem raised very different questions. In the real world, there is no question that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. That is where their national government is located.

But in the murky world of international politics — and especially in the never-never land of the mythical "Middle East peace process" — the Palestinians' demand that Jerusalem be their capital has made liberals in general, and the Obama administration in particular, skittish about recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012; godandjerusalem; iran; israel; obama; sowell; thomassowell; waronterror

1 posted on 09/10/2012 2:25:31 PM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 09/10/2012 2:29:55 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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From the article:

“As for the possibility that Israel will “launch airstrikes to disable the Iranian nuclear facilities,” D’Souza said, “I predict the Obama administration will do its best to prevent Israel from taking any such action.”

“That is what Obama is doing to this very moment. He has even taken the unconscionable step of revealing to the world Israel’s secret arrangements with Azerbaijan to provide a refueling place for its planes going to or returning from an airstrike on Iran.”

There’s no question that Obama is trying to box Israel into a corner to prevent an attack on Iran - with the necessary result that Iran will develop nukes. Well, Fauxbama, the ancient Chinese had it correct when they warned people to be careful what they wish for, because they might get it. If Israel cannot launch an airstrike on Iran to prevent their nation from being wiped out some day, then they might just launch an EMP strike on Iran instead:

3 posted on 09/10/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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Israel National News only speculated that Israel was thinking of an EMP strike on Iran (Iran in Farse = ‘Aryan’) and the Obama administration went nuts. They thought the story was a plant and came out attacking the idea.

This administration is insane.

4 posted on 09/10/2012 3:25:35 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked-
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It’s not a simple matter of Obama Must Go, but that there is absolutely no choice in the matter. Him, and every single one of his cronies have to be removed from our government if it takes carrying them out as the police do the stinking Leftist demonstrators.

Romney had better get some traction, and soon.

Thanks for the ping jaz.

5 posted on 09/10/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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The article says the Ahyatolla (sp) issued a fatwa that possessing nuclear weapons is a sin. Did Mohammed know all about nukes?

Israel’s only chance is to hit Saudia Arabia then have another wave right behind to go on to Iran. Or, the EMP. Does the EMP “fry” the electronics? If not, how long are electrical devices down?

6 posted on 09/10/2012 8:51:15 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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Yet what percentage of conservatives here have vowed not to vote for Romney?

Rather insane when you think about it...

7 posted on 09/11/2012 12:15:02 AM PDT by DB
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8 posted on 09/11/2012 3:34:23 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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