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Benjamin Netanyahu: Leader of the Free World ^ | November 19, 2012 | Matt Barber

Posted on 11/19/2012 7:14:31 AM PST by Kaslin

There has been much talk of late about America’s “fiscal cliff.” As troubling as our impending (Obama-spurred) economic collapse may be – and it is more troubling than even our most pessimistic economists are willing to admit – I’m even more concerned about fast-mounting tensions worldwide.

As the world government ship of fools drifts unmanned amid a sea of unparalleled global volatility, we, her passengers, behold – brewing on the horizon – an economic and foreign relations “perfect storm.”

As so often is the case, the hurricane swirls around the Middle East.

Historically, the president of the United States has captained the ship. He has, heretofore, been duly regarded “leader of the free world.”

Not now. Not with Gilligan reaching for the helm.

Indeed, the current occupant of the Oval Office spends more time with his feet on JFK’s Resolute desk than he does leading from behind it.

But “leading from behind” he does.

More commonly known as “following,” President Obama’s follow-the-leader strategy in the Middle East represents, in my view, either inherent weakness on his part, sympathy toward the Islamic cause or both.

I suspect both.

Indeed, during his first term, Mr. Obama betrayed both weakness personified and sympathy toward the goals of Islamic fundamentalism with his ongoing embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood.

This extremist group, with Obama’s help, now controls much of the Arab world. It has sworn, in its own words, to “destroy” our “Western civilization from within … so that it is eliminated and God’s religion (Islam) is made victorious over all other religions.”

Not surprisingly, today the Brotherhood rushes to the aid of both the terrorist group Hamas and Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas, head of the Palestinian Authority. This, as terrorists ramp-up decades-long rocket attacks and suicide bombings against innocent Israeli women and children.

Nonetheless – and clearly stemming from a cynical political calculus – Mr. Obama persists in paying shallow lip service to support for Israel. All the while he continues to play footsie with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Recall that, just last year, the president touted the “Arab Spring” – which any high school history buff could have predicted would devolve into the utter chaos it has – as “an extraordinary change taking place,” wherein, “Square by square, town by town, country by country, the [Muslim] people have risen up to demand their basic human rights.” (You know, like the Quran-given right for Muslim men to beat or kill women and homosexuals with impunity; or like the human right for both Iran and the Palestinian Authority to “wipe Israel from the face of the earth.”)

Whether due to naiveté, foolishness or pure dishonesty, President Obama’s bungling of the Middle East crisis – let alone his unprecedented attacks on our constitutional freedoms stateside – has disqualified him to lead the free world.

And so, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stepped forward to answer the call. He has become de facto leader of the free world – chief defender of Western civilization.

As America’s light fades under the Obama regime, Israel has become – for now at least – “the shining city on the hill.”

With a nuclear Iran perhaps only months away, Western civilization needs defending now more than ever. Israel needs defending now more than ever. Consider these words from top Hamas cleric Muhsen Abu ‘Ita: “Annihilation of the Jews here in Palestine is one of the most splendid blessings for Palestine.”

Thus, Israel defends herself. Israel defends the free world.

To be sure, the worldwide Islamic juggernaut has become emboldened by the actions – by the inaction – of a sympathetic, do-nothing U.S. president. Muslim terrorists have, as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently noted, “turned Gaza into a frontal base for Iran, terrorizing residents of Israel and forcing them to live under unbearable circumstances.”

Yet, inexplicably, many in the West – people Vladimir Lenin might have called “useful idiots” (i.e., “progressives,” mainstream media and moderate American Muslims) – willfully suspend disbelief. They play directly into the blood-soaked hands of these terrorist cowards.

Having time and again demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice their own innocent people (consider child suicide bombers), these monsters today both deliberately target Israeli neighborhoods with rockets and intentionally place their own military launch sites and terrorist headquarters next to mosques, playgrounds, factories and the like.

This, as intended, has created a propagandist boon. Much of the world blames Israel when these human shields are tragically killed during pinpoint military strikes. Who needs missile defense when you have women and children to hide behind?

To both the Israeli and the Arab victims of radical Islam, I say this: You are in our thoughts and our prayers. Our hearts break for you. We pray that God will cover and protect you during these dark days and nights.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: authority; barackobama; benjaminnetanyahu; iran; muslimbrotherhood; palestinian; world

1 posted on 11/19/2012 7:14:35 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Truer words were never spoken

2 posted on 11/19/2012 7:18:26 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin

Netanyahu is the secular leader and defender of the Jewish people. Hewill do what is necessary. He will not make the same mistake the German Jewish leaders made when dealing with Hitler in the 1920’s. These Hamas rockets are an Iranian arranged feint that is designed to provoke Israel into a messy response in Gaza. Scenes of destruction and dead Palestinians would provoke condemnation in the world press and UN. The Iranians would then hope this would weaken Netanyahu’s hand when he has no option but to deal definitively with Iran’s nuclear progress. Netanyahu has ressolve. Obama does not. The real danger is that the US navy has bee ordered by Obama to station its big blue water carriers in the narrow confines of the Persian Gulf. They are in close range of Iran’s state of the art Chinese supplied shore to ship missiles. Obama’s ineptness is not only leading to an economic disaster but possibly a military debacle. Obama said he was going to fundamentally change America.

3 posted on 11/19/2012 7:28:00 AM PST by allendale
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To: Kaslin; onyx; MestaMachine; NoGrayZone
You Know it!

4 posted on 11/19/2012 7:28:43 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Kaslin

The puke in the Whitehouse proved he’s not the “leader of the free world” months ago. When Iranians took to the streets, he sided with the tryrants. In Honduras, he sided with the Marxists. Vis a vis the Falklands ( or the Maldives as this ignorant fool calls them) he sold out the Brits. And he’s consistently supported the terrorists over the Israelis.

5 posted on 11/19/2012 7:29:22 AM PST by wny
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To: KC_Lion

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To: Kaslin

The last time President ‘O’ met with Benjamin Netanyaho he suffered a major hormonal storm and needed bed rest for two days.

7 posted on 11/19/2012 7:37:52 AM PST by Hans
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To: Kaslin

The fact that Obama will not publicly condemn Hamas’ actions already shows him to be an incompetent Democratic Leader. Word of advice: don’t just leave an obscure phrase about Israeli self-defense being justified on the State Department’s Website: TALK ABOUT IT!

8 posted on 11/19/2012 7:56:46 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Kaslin
Who needs missile defense when you have women and children to hide behind?

The official position of radical muslims...

9 posted on 11/19/2012 7:58:54 AM PST by GOPJ (The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen - Leno)
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To: allendale

his bungling is intentional.

If he had a pair, he would get rid of the greatest risk to global peace...Iran.

10 posted on 11/19/2012 8:08:10 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Kaslin

Agreed! Benjamin for President. If a Kenyian can presedent surely Benjamin should be allowed.

11 posted on 11/19/2012 9:15:26 AM PST by veracious
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To: onyx

If my bucket list had a list of people I would like to have a meal with before I die, Bibi is definately on this list!!!

I know it will never happen, but I certainly admire the man.

12 posted on 11/19/2012 9:27:51 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Kaslin

Hmmm...a Kosher Charles Martel...I like it.

13 posted on 11/19/2012 10:05:51 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Kaslin
For the ladies ... the obligatory "their leader vs. our leader" photo:


14 posted on 11/19/2012 10:25:57 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Kaslin

Netanyahu would make a great US president; can’t we just monkey with his birth certificate a little?

15 posted on 11/19/2012 2:33:02 PM PST by nerdgirl
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