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In Israelís Desperate Hour, Obama Leads from Behind
Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Ken Blackwell

Posted on 07/24/2014 2:24:58 PM PDT by Kaslin

“We have your back,” President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently. Mr. Obama’s administration famously claimed to “lead from behind” in overthrowing Libya’s strongman, Khaddafi. Young Sergeant Benjamin Anthony spoke to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit this week. Sgt. Anthony described a different vision of leadership. Ahalai he gave as the Hebrew word for “after me.” Officers in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) they should lead from the front. That used to be America’s idea of leadership, too.

You cannot say Secretary John Kerry isn’t alert to his opportunities. He sees another chance to be a peacemaker. He is rushing to the Mideast to broker a cease-fire. Sgt. Anthony says Israel needs a victory over HAMAS terrorists who have been hiding rockets in schools and hospitals.

Kerry wants Israelis to stop trying to root out those who have sent more than 9,000 rockets into Israel. Canada’s National Post recently reported that the UNWRA—the world body’s refugee agency—closed down a school it was operating in Gaza after a cache of HAMAS rockets was discovered next door. The UN bureaucrats did what they usually do: they turned the rockets over to “local authorities.” In Gaza, that means they gave the rockets back to HAMAS. The cartoonist wasn’t kidding when he said HAMAS means “hiding among mosques and schools.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also addressed the CUFI gathering via satellite.

He has said the moral difference between Israel and its enemies is simple: “We use missiles to defend our civilians; they use civilians to defend their missiles.” An earlier Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir, was a young Jewish girl raised in Milwaukee. She spoke to her Arab enemies in these poignant words: “We can forgive you for killing our children; we cannot forgive you for making us kill your children.”

HAMAS is banking on CNN and the rest of the gullible Western media to carry pictures of Mideast violence into American homes and European homes. The late PLO chief, Yasser Arafat, saw the possibilities of CNN for his terrorist plans. He learned that airline hijacking could be a successful way to murder your way onto the front pages and into viewers’ living rooms.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) addressed an appreciative crowd at CUFI. He described his 2011 visit to Israel as part of a CODEL (Congressional Delegation). Sen. Scott’s bus was northbound when he saw a southbound Israeli bus hit by one of HAMAS’s rockets. Blood and body parts were scattered all over the street. Still, Sen. Scott was amazed to see Israeli police actually training Palestinian Arabs as police officers. The Jews’ view was that if law and justice prevailed anywhere, people might just get a thirst for law and justice. “I saw Jewish policemen acting out the Gospel of Matthew (5:38-43).” Sen. Scott will be an increasingly important voice in the U.S. Senate, but also in the black community, serving as a counter to anti-Semites like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Jeremiah Wright.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) made a point of saying she did not speak for CUFI. She repeated that message three times. But she was speaking to CUFI. And her powerful message was that as bad as HAMAS rockets are, an Iranian nuclear weapon is vastly worse. “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing,” she quoted from Psalm 2. Never have those words been more prophetic. Jerusalem is described in Hebrew as “the navel of the world.” She related how in Berlin, police allowed a Muslim demonstrator to use their police car loudspeaker. He was supposed to quiet the angry mob of protestors against Israel. Instead, he used his microphone to harangue the mob. “Allahu Akbar! (God is Great).” “Death to the Jews” cried this representative of the religion of peace. And the German police? They thought he was going to calm, not incite the crowd. They quickly learned the meaning of Takiya. That Persian word means it is permissible for Muslims to deceive unbelievers.

Congresswoman Bachmann, a key member of the House Intelligence Committee, pointed to the state of the world with President Obama leading from behind and noted White House spokesman Josh Earnest’s jaw-dropping claim: “The Obama administration has substantially improved the tranquility of the global community” Did he really say that earnestly? There may be a Sea of Tranquility on the Moon, but nowhere on Earth.

Despite crises erupting around the world, Mr. Obama seems blissfully distracted. He has just announced another four-month extension for Iran. The red line he drew in Syria has been turned into a real red line as oceans of blood are spilled there by ISIS—the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And the deadline for talks about Iran’s lunge for nuclear weapons has been extended and extended. Mr. Obama is again kicking the can down the road—until three weeks after the mid-term elections. Be careful, Mr. President, that’s a nuclear can you are kicking!

Rep. Bachmann sobered the crowd at CUFI by noting that meanwhile, Iran’s 19,000 centrifuges are spinning, Iran is developing Inter-continental Ballistic Missiles that can reach the East Coast of the U.S. and Vladimir Putin used the distraction of Israel’s response to HAMAS rocket attacks to quietly announce a new trade deal with Iran.

This wouldn’t be the same Russia Hillary Clinton and John Kerry see as our partner for peace, would it, the Russia that President Obama is relying on to help stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program?

Congresswoman Bachmann underlined her point: This is the first time in U.S. history we have an anti-Israel president. She again disclaimed she was speaking for the Christians United for Israel organization. But the audience of Christians leaped to their feet to applaud her bold statement nonetheless.

CUFI”s Executive Director David Brog brought the house to order with his moving closing. Young Sean Carneli, originally from South Padre Island, Texas, died in Gaza fighting for Israel. The government in Jerusalem was concerned that the young soldier might not have family members able to come to his funeral in time, for Jews must bury their dead quickly. Not to worry: 40,000 Israelis crowded the highways, Brog reported, treating this son of America, this soldier of Zion, as one of their own.

In Israel’s desperate hour, Sean Carneli didn’t lead from behind.


TOPICS: Editorial; Israel
KEYWORDS: 0bama; foreignpolicy; leadership

1 posted on 07/24/2014 2:24:58 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Obama Leads from Behind

Can we drop that stupid phrase now and just say it plainly?

0bama Sits On His Butt and Does Nothing!

2 posted on 07/24/2014 2:27:13 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Kaslin

If Obama is behind Israel, it’s only to stab ‘em in the back.


3 posted on 07/24/2014 2:29:03 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Naturally, what else


4 posted on 07/24/2014 2:36:15 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: TigersEye

He’s nothing but an arrogant, lazy, lying pos


5 posted on 07/24/2014 2:37:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Leading from behind saves Obama from actually Leading


6 posted on 07/24/2014 2:41:06 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Jack Hammer

Bingo!


7 posted on 07/24/2014 2:42:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kaslin

Should read, “Mac daddy follow behind”.


8 posted on 07/24/2014 2:42:56 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: TigersEye

That is what I was thinking. There is nothing going on that would earn him points for “leading” in any way.


9 posted on 07/24/2014 2:43:10 PM PDT by NEMDF
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10 posted on 07/24/2014 2:58:31 PM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: Kaslin

Kust listened again to Ronnie’s speech after the Korean airline shootdown. Øbama is not fit to live in the same house or work in the same office as our beloved Ronald Reagan.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 3:02:26 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: Jack Hammer
If Obama is behind Israel, it’s only to stab ‘em in the back.

If Bathhouse Barry is standing behind you, he might just have other things on his mind.

Cover!!

12 posted on 07/24/2014 3:17:53 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Kaslin

What would Mr. Blackwell have the US do, exactly?

There is a bill working its way through Congress to send an additional $750 million to Israel to pay for the battery replacements needed for the Iron Dome.

The US voted against the proposal that the UN begin a war crimes investigation against Israel.

The US lifted the FAA ban on flights to Ben Gurion Airport.

The Executive and Congressional branches of the US Government have repeatedly supported Israel’s right to defend herself.

The US is actively involved in trying to broker a cease fire.

So, what is the US needs to do that we’re not?


13 posted on 07/24/2014 3:46:26 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Kaslin

God help Great Britain if a country like . . ah . . . Germany were to rain rockets into . . . ah . . . London. Ya think?


14 posted on 07/24/2014 4:18:44 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: NonValueAdded

“Kust listened again to Ronnie’s speech after the Korean airline shootdown”

Remember how absolutely insane the left and the TV libs went about that speech?


15 posted on 07/24/2014 4:22:50 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Kaslin

Obama went full retard and has turned the whole planet retarded. Never go full retard!

16 posted on 07/24/2014 4:22:59 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: Mat_Helm

The “progressives” must be proud that he turned the world against this great country


17 posted on 07/24/2014 4:37:21 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Mat_Helm

Clown Prince nobama is such a degenerate hobo.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 4:37:49 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: TigersEye
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0bama Sits On His Butt and Does Nothing!


well that isn't exactly true ... especially when Obama spends "quality time" with Reggie Love ...


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19 posted on 07/24/2014 4:59:00 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Gluteus Maximus

Don’t drop the soap....


20 posted on 07/24/2014 6:52:10 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Kaslin

Amin Al Husseini seen inspecting his Hanzar Division made up exclusively of Muslims, mostly from the Crotia/Bosnia/Serbia region. They actively lead the genocide against Serbs, Serbian Jews and Gypsies.

Amin Al Husseini meets with Adolf Hitler in November 1942, weeks before the decision to implement the Final Solution which sent Europe's Jews to the gas chamber. The Third Reich provided Amin Al Husseini with a salary and appointed him Head of the Hanzar SS Division. The Hanzar Division was made of Nazi Muslims and implemented the genocide of 250,000 Serbs, Gypsies and Jews during WWII.

Amin Al Husseini shown here on a Nazi poster recruiting fellow Muslims to join Hitler in the fight against the West and the Jews. His disciples today include Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein and the leaders of Hamas, Al Qeida and Islamic Jihad.

Amin Al Husseini, future President of the World Islamic Congress (1961) and founding father of the Arab League (1944) inspects his Muslim Nazi troops, the Hanzar Division. Amin Al Husseini making the traditional nazi salute.

Yasser Arafat became a disciple of Amin Al Husseini since the age of 17. Here: recent picture of Palestinian soldiers under the leadership of Arafat making the traditional Nazi salute.

21 posted on 07/24/2014 7:02:41 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Let Israel clean out the viper’s nest by demilitarizing GAZA.


22 posted on 07/24/2014 11:50:00 PM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: RobbyS
Let Israel clean out the viper’s nest by demilitarizing GAZA.

Sure. But just how is Israel going to do that?

Israel already controls the borders, the airspace, travel, and has a tight embargo on everything going into Gaza .... and yet even with this military vice around the region, materials to build numerous and sophisticated tunnels got past Mossad. If the big stuff gets past them, how is Mossad going to keep track of small stuff--like guns and rockets?

Seriously, how does Israel accomplish this and maintain it? They have not been able to do it even though they control everything in, out and around that strip of real estate.

23 posted on 07/25/2014 12:15:25 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia

It requires them to break the morale of the Hamas fighters. That doesn’t mean heavy fighting but it does require constant pressure on them, and discrediting their military leaders. No doubt that this is rough work.


24 posted on 07/25/2014 5:54:17 PM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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