Skip to comments.Syria crisis shows Israel cannot rely on Obama
Posted on 09/16/2013 6:33:40 AM PDT by epow
Israel's largest daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot has a photo of US President Barack Obama published with the comment "From threats to words." In Jerusalem, we are disappointed by Obama's behavior.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued veiled criticism of the White House: "If we do not help ourselves, no one will." According to Netanyahu, the world needs to see: "Anyone who uses weapons of mass destruction, has to pay the price."
If Syria used chemical weapons against its own people, there is no doubt it would do so against Israel. Therefore, America's reluctance to act now is being heavily criticized in the Israeli media, and Israelis are once again realizing they cannot truly rely on America to have their backs.
The Russian initiative to control the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal and to destroy these weapons (in a period of up to ten years!) provided Obama with a way to back down while still saving face. From an American perspective, the hesitation is understandable, after the heavy cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. From the Israeli perspective, the situation is dangerous, because Syria has a common border with the Jewish state.
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so it’s peachy to abort millions of defenseless babies, A-OK to chop off peoples arms or chop them in the chest with axes, or imprison them in dirt camps with no food, but if they gas their citizens we have to bomb?
However, US is supposed to defend Israel and not side with our enemies
obama got his ears pinned back by the American people because he was going to side with al quaida in Syria and the old rubrick still applies with the silent majority:
WE DON’T SIDE WITH OR NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS! DO YOU GET IT NOW OBAMA?
Obama’s inept nonsense has been a strategic disaster for Israel. Assad’s “ally” Iran has access to forward Syrian locations for mobile short range ballistic missiles. Israel cannot attack Iran’s nuclear facilities without potentially suffering a devastating counterattack. Unless the strategic situation changes, Iran will have its nuclear weapons within a year.
Netanyahu is a smart man. Better get to stocking up on your nukes. I have a feeling Iran has them now and can’t wait to try them out.
I think the Israelis were smart enough to figure this out back in '08, but you wonder why the American Jews have not.
Pfft... Other than the Muslim Brotherhood, what fool would ever rely on Obama?
“Syria crisis shows Israel cannot rely on Obama”
Duh!!! And the Israelis are just getting the message now? We’ve known it for years.
The photo has been photo shopped to make Obama look “manly”.
Obama only rides side-saddle.
Neither can America.
OTOH, I'm not at all anxious to see the patriotic men and women of our armed forces become involved in any more seemingly futile military adventures that have little or no impact on our own national security, hence my conflicted position on this difficult issue. One thing on which I think most of us on this forum can agree is that Obama is almost totally ignorant concerning military matters, and is by any measure the most ineffective president who has ever been inflicted on the American people by a deliberately dumbed-down electorate.
When Jesse Jackson said Israel would no longer be in the driver's seat, what did people think he meant?
(You know, the Jesse Jackson in whose house Michelle grew up, by her own account.)
Hussein's I will stand with them--did people think he meant Israel?
Hussein's DCI Brennan is reported to be a Muslim convert.
For whose benefit will the intrusive intelligence apparatus be used, Israel or Muslims?
Good points Phil. I am familiar with all of them but am constantly surprised at how many posters aren’t, or who still post erroneous information. But everyone doesn’t do as much reading or fact checking on Google.
Bibi’s smackdown. Great memory!