Skip to comments.Israeli Foreign Ministry officials say U.S. ignored Arab wrath
Posted on 09/15/2012 5:15:34 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
Foreign Ministry official on signs of radicalization in Arab world: We knew what was happening, but the Americans preferred to find excuses. _____________________________________
For months before the most recent attacks on U.S. embassies in North African states, Foreign Ministry and U.S. State Department officials had been arguing over developments in these countries. Senior figures in Jerusalem claimed that Washington was burying its head in the sand and ignoring the increasing radicalization in states such as Tunisia and Egypt.
The Obama administration, which since the beginning of the Arab Spring has aided, directly or indirectly, the forces that brought down the dictatorial regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Lybia, now finds itself in a position of helplessness. The attack on the consulate in Benghazi, in which the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed, and the storming of the U.S. embassies in Tunis, Sanaa and Cairo, proved the great hostility to the United States and the unwillingness of these country's new leaders to challenge domestic public opinion.
Senior Foreign Ministry officials say their conversations with their Washington counterparts have focused on what Jerusalem terms "radicalizing trends" against not only Israel but also against the United States and the West in general.
One of the most recent such meetings took place a week ago, during a visit to Jerusalem by the acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs, A. Elizabeth Jones.
"The Americans were constantly trying to supply explanations and excuses for events in the post-revolution Arab states, and simply ignored the problems," one senior Israeli official said, adding, "In practice the administration's ability to affect events in the Arab world has decreased immensely."
The Foreign Ministry official presented the example of Tunisia, which was expected to be moderate despite the rise to power of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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The timing is curious that Bibi would be denied a meeting with Obama literally hours before the first embassy attacks.
Obama is suffering from a deadly combination of delusions of grandeur and anti-Semitism, the Hitler Syndrome.
In Obama’s case, his unbridled egomania leads him to believe that everyone loves him, even Islamofascists whose fellow terrorists he has murdered. Yet when Israeli foreign-policy experts try to warn him that the terrorists actually hate him, his anti-Semitism makes him refuse to listen to them because they’re Jewish.
Obama knows what he is doing.
Does anyone really think that Obama did not have a reason to ignore these warnings?
It’s all part of his plan to destroy America.
By the tone of the Israeli press releases over the last few days it looks like they have stopped pretending in public that Obama isn’t pulling for the muslims.
That’s what I’ve been thinking, too; they’ve decided that they have nothing to gain by observing the usual niceties with this swineherd of an administration, and nothing to lose by being open in their contempt for it.
Senior figures in Jerusalem claimed that Washington was burying its head in the sand and ignoring the increasing radicalization in states such as Tunisia and Egypt.
They might be thinking they have nothing to lose and they might even be better off if Obama drops all pretense and openly opposes them. He is already undermining them while pretending he still sees us as their ally.