Skip to comments.Candidly Speaking: Obama is abandoning Israel
Posted on 07/29/2014 4:41:26 AM PDT by SJackson
The media behaved unconscionably in failing to highlight the fact that most of the civilian casualties in Gaza were incurred because Hamas had ordered women and children to ignore Israeli early warnings to evacuate.
In the midst of a bitter war one that Israel sought to avoid the statements and initiatives from US President Barack Obama and his inept secretary of state, John Kerry, have convinced Hamas that if they maintain their campaign of terror against Israel and the civilians of Gaza, the international community will intervene on their behalf.
From Israels vantage point, despite the continuing tragic losses, there can be no turning back until the weapons of destruction and the tunnels are neutralized.
Failure to achieve this will doom us to a future and possibly even more dangerous confrontation with these genocidal barbarians.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahus leadership has been exemplary. Despite extraordinary pressure from all sides of the political spectrum, he succeeded in charting a responsible policy. The initial restraint, his acceptance of the Egyptian terms of cease-fire and his avoidance of demagoguery, united the nation and even scored points among open-minded circles in the international community.
The most incredible aspect to this conflict was the almost total effectiveness of the Iron Dome, which neutralized missiles directed at our cities, and thus precluded an otherwise much more extensive and costly ground operation.
Yet we suffered a profound shock at the discovery of the extent and sophistication of the underground city Hamas had constructed with prolific tunnels entering into Israel even into public dining rooms of kibbutzim creating a scenario for horrifying mass terrorist abductions and massacres of 9/11 proportions.
The Western medias sympathy for Hamas, inciting hatred against Israel by its excessive display of gruesome images of dead children, was completely out of context. That Israel possesses the firepower to level Gaza, if it intended to do so, was ignored. Rarely did it acknowledge that Israel had accepted cease-fires which Hamas had rejected. Or that Israel maintained a flow of humanitarian aid, electricity and water to Gaza and that terrorist casualties were treated in Israeli hospitals. In fact, Israel even established a field hospital for the sole purpose of treating Gazan civilians.
The media behaved unconscionably in failing to highlight the fact that most of the civilian casualties in Gaza were incurred because Hamas had ordered women and children to ignore Israeli early warnings to evacuate, obliging them to act as human shields at rocket launching sites and command posts. Schools, hospitals, mosques, and UNRWA headquarters were used to stockpile armaments and launch missiles. By this behavior, Hamas is responsible for every civilian casualty, and is unquestionably guilty of war crimes.
As Netanyahu stated, Israel employs missile defense to protect its citizens; Hamas uses its civilians to protect missiles.
Whereas no army in history has ever gone to the extremes of the IDF to minimize civilian casualties, the obscene UN Human Rights Commission, dominated by dictatorships and rogue states, has launched an investigation of what it has already defined as Israeli war crimes. In what is clearly intended to be a repeat of the notorious Goldstone Commission, there is not even the pretense of objectivity and no call to investigate Hamas.
The US voted against this travesty but the Europeans, to their discredit, abstained. Predictably, this led to a global eruption of massive anti-Semitic demonstrations and violence, condemning Israel for allegedly targeting or being indifferent to the fate of Gazan civilians.
In this context, we appreciate that the American people and Congress have displayed overwhelming support for Israel and remain grateful for the financial support sponsored by Congress that enabled us to create and produce the Iron Dome.
Yet the diplomatic posturing of the Obama administration has been utterly deplorable at a time when we are entitled to rely on the US to fully support its only genuine democratic ally in the region. Israel is confronting a genocidal organization, Hamas, the equivalent of al-Qaida, whose charter explicitly calls for the destruction of the Jewish state, and enjoins its supporters to murder Jews whenever the opportunity arises. This same terrorist organization condemned the United States for the murder of Osama bin Laden.
Our current conflict is not between two states but against a barbaric genocidal terrorist organization which the US itself regards as illegal. This is a clear case of good versus evil surely something Americans, unlike postmodernist Europeans, do instinctively appreciate.
Aside from chanting mantras about Israels right to defend itself, Obama has yet to condemn Hamas for exploiting its civilians as human sacrifices. Instead, from the outset he has sought to restrict Israels military response, repeatedly urging restraint and proportional response. Obama set the pattern which the rest of the world followed, providing Hamas with expectations that with growing civilian casualties, Israel would be pressured to step down.
The hypocrisy of Obama and others in their condemnation of Israel is mind-boggling when reviewing the various military initiatives and drone attacks undertaken by the US, NATO, France, et al. The odious moral equivalence must also be viewed in the context of 180,000 innocent civilians literally butchered in Syria, and with the massacres of the ISIS in Iraq and the rest of the region.
As the IDF continues to eliminate the myriad of terrorist tunnels, Obama stepped up his calls on Israel to act more proportionately, expressing horror at the casualties and indicating that we are not doing enough to protect civilians. He even stated that once 1,000 Palestinian casualties have been reached, he would force an end to the conflict. It is also widely believed that the Federal Aviation Administration decision to temporarily halt flights to Israel was a calculated political ploy by the Obama administration to further exert pressure.
Precisely what further steps does Obama suggest Israel should take to minimize civilian casualties without endangering its own citizens? Would the United States or any responsible government enable terrorists to maintain their operations from mosques, hospitals, schools and homes and continue indiscriminately raining thousands of missiles on its citizens? It is ironic that in the present context, the Europeans, traditionally disposed to be hostile to Israel, passed a resolution not merely condemning Hamas attacks, but also demanding the demilitarization of Gaza something that Obama, who merely calls for a return to the conditions governing the former truce, has yet to demand.
The uninvited presence of Kerry who many Israelis now regard as an unguided missile and who has been making off-the-cuff sarcastic remarks about Israeli failure to avoid Palestinian casualties, will only encourage Hamas to maintain the missile attacks.
Kerry undermined the Egyptian cease-fire initiative by inexplicably turning to Qatar and Turkey to act as mediators. Qatar, regarded by the US as an important ally, with whom it recently signed an $11 billion arms deal, is a Muslim Brotherhood-dominated entity and the principal funder of Hamas and ISIS.
Turkeys demagogue Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an outspoken, hysterical anti-Semite who accused Israel of engaging in barbarism worse than Hitler. Needless to say, Israel cannot be expected to engage with those who openly promote the Hamas agenda.
His final act of betrayal of Israel was his repudiation of the Egyptian cease-fire which Israel had accepted.
Instead Kerry conspired with Qatar and Turkey to seek to impose new cease-fire terms which would prevent Israel from destroying the tunnels it had discovered and he provided undertakings that the blockade of Gaza and release of Hamas prisoners and other concerns would be reviewed, with no reference to the demilitarization of Hamas. Israel rejected this offer, placing Israel in direct conflict with the US.
The Netanyahu government is fully aware that Israel cannot accept a long-term cease-fire that would enable Hamas to again attack Israel with missiles or renew construction of terrorist tunnels into Israel.
The US will also be committing another blunder if it seeks to recycle Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resolve the impasse. While initially he had backed the Egyptian cease-fire and was happy to see his partner Hamas under pressure, he has now decided to throw his lot with Hamas and the radical jihadists. Israel can no longer contemplate negotiations with the PA so long as it remains associated with Hamas.
Defensible borders are now an absolute must. With the collapse of the artificial Arab nation states created by the Sykes-Picot treaty in the aftermath of World War I, no borders are sacrosanct, certainly not armistice lines that have never been formally recognized as international borders. Under no circumstances can we contemplate returning to the indefensible 1949 armistice lines. It is now also clear that should a Palestinian state emerge, it must be totally demilitarized with the IDF retaining security control.
We should also cautiously seek to engage with Egypt and other pragmatic Arab countries that are opposed to the jihadists and Muslim Brotherhood.
We still look toward the American people and Congress to support us in this struggle of good versus evil.
We do not ask for Americans to shed their blood for us but we expect their full diplomatic and political support in this battle against a murderous global Islamic fundamentalist movement.
He never did support Israel. He is a liar and a pretender. How anyone that knew he sat in the pews at Jeremiah Wright’s Jew hating church could think he liked Israel is delusional.
A tiger is a tiger
Lot’s of people are finally starting to pick up the clue phone. Six years to late, but....
> Obama is abandoning Israel
No he did that years ago. It’s just that idiots refused to believe it until now.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I support Israel 100%
DUH...He’s a MUSLIM!!!!! IDIOT Jews that voted for him and gave him tons of money....IDIOTS.
Not a damn country in the world that respects us. And it only took 6 years.
Those who claim that a family should have to move to keep from blowing up, haven't had their own communities bombed on a daily basis and can't comprehend that when someone says the stove is hot, they ought to steer clear of it - all the while having someone grabbing them by the wrist and pushing their hand to the burner.
Per the Bible, evil will be called good and good will be called evil....
In a sense it might be one of the best things to happen to Israel in a long time. They’re getting things done without our interference and are smart enough to know that relations with us can be easily repaired when we get a rational president again.
Look at this, this was an actual article in New York magazine, can you believe it?
I hope the Israeli people know that the American people do not claim the evil leadership in control of our foreign policy now.
80% of the US hates 0bama and his regime just as bad as 0bama and his regime hate America.
The only god Obama believes in is himself.
His supposed affinity for muslims is just part of his plan to destroy America. He's following the tenet that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend".
If anything he’s a satanist.
The man worships chaos above all else.
That train left the station long ago
Libertarian Jews I know seem to have a keener understanding of the nature of totalitarianism and how socialism and communism are simply different flavors of totalitarian tyranny. They seem to be horrified and frustrated because they cannot convince liberal Jews among their friends and business partners that this is a "bad thing".
The conservative Jews I know are so hard working it's rare we stop to chat about this stuff. The predictable, inevitable reaction is their faces turning bright red and pretty much agreement on every point. My heart goes out to them over the other two groups, who stood by complacent and supported the people who brought us here.
When did "Never again" become "Let's compromise"?!?
Above: Quoted by Toland, 1976, p. 306
WRONG. He is MUSLIM.
Proof in that Obama offered end of Ramadam greetings to the Muslims a few days ago.
I think Jewish people pride themselves on their support of minorities and the underclass.
But after DECADES of assistance, priority, favored status...etc. in America, it’s time to be realistic.
Minorities in America have done VERY well and continue to do so, and almost to a fault.
If Minorities or ‘underclass’ types are YET lagging behind, it is NOT because US social policies are deficient or that American voters have been opposed to their success.
Sympathy for THIS element is a little misplaced these days and American Jews need to wise up. There is no longer a crying necessity for them to ally themselves with Liberals, who only EXPLOIT them.
I think it would be more accurate to say that Obama is actively working against Israel, just as he’s actively working against the United States.
Maybe it’s hard for normal people to believe someone could do this, but it’s reality.
One by one the masks will come off as he knows his days are numbered. This is gonna leave a mark - on the US and the world (see tag line).
Candidly speaking, Obama is an moron!
Great article except the title. Hussein Obama has always hated Israel and her G-d.
“best friend Israel has”? With friends like that who needs enemies
I agree. Obama clearly favored anti Democratic rulers in the middle east.
In 2008, partners in crime, Chavez and Iran’s Ahmadinejad, endorsed Obama. The dubious endorsments and concerns were drowned out by an adoring media and equally influencial Hollywood machinery.
Few media noted Obama’s friendly overtures to Iran. It was spun very nicely in the NY Times.
Obama Envisions New Iran Approach -November 2, 2007
By MICHAEL R. GORDON and JEFF ZELENY
Is Barack Obama the promised warrior coming to help the Hidden Imam of Shiite Muslims conquer the world?-2008
There was a media blackout on very serious issues.
ILLEGAL OBAMA DONORS: MIDDLE EASTERN ARABS 08/04/2008
Gazan brothers’ illicit contributions listed in government campaign filings
Obama’s Foreign Donors: The media averts its eyes -2008
By Pamela Geller
In 2009 Obama released a brutal al Qaeda terrorist known as al Baghdadi, he went on to head ISIS in 2013, they have overtaken Iraq, that thousands of US military men fought to stabilize. They are killing the few remaining Christians in that nation.
Obama’s partiality to Iran, has been consistent.
US allows Iran its nuclear vision
THE AUSTRALIAN APRIL 03, 2010
The media ignored the fact that the new “anti war” President tripled the number of troops in Afghanistan in 2009.
They continue to ignore that most US military casualties occurred after the “anti war” President was elected.
US Established Taliban Headquarters in Qatar -2011
(In 2013, it was found that modern US weapons the CIA gave to Qatar, were being used by the Taliban against Americans, Obama administration handed over 5 dangerous terrorist to QATAR “Taliban Headquarters” in 2014!)
Corruption: Exposing Barack Obamas Illegal Foreign Campaign Money Loophole
Katie Pavlich | Oct 08, 2012
U.S.-backed Syrian Opposition Linked to Bilderberg, CFR, Goldman Sachs & George Soros-2012
Despite political duplicity, and pretense, Qatar and Iran have always maintained good relations, and Qatar has consistently supported Iran’s quest for nuclear power.
Qatar and US collusion
My theory is that there are too many corrupt Israeli’s making money from the flourishing drug trade. That is the problem in the US.
2011 Al-Qaeda reported in Honduras
US. Government Warns Honduras of Possible Al-Qaeda Infiltration
Obama shut down the NDIC in 2012, the itelligence agency dedicated to tracking terrorism funded by drug trafficking.
“Mexican cartel violence is at an all-time high along the increasingly porous southern border yet the Obama Administration has shut down a critical intelligence agency dedicated to identifying, tracking and severing the nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism.”
The last report from the NDIC in 2012 had dire warnings about growing problems on the border that were tantamount to living in a war zone.
Obama closed NDIC in 2012, and said Holders DEA was going to be taking over the NDIC work. The DEA has no reports since 2012.
Islamic Revolutionaries under any name you google are tied to the Heroin trade along with most other drugs, as well as human trafficking.
Heroin production hits record levels in Afghanistan - study
Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production
CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With SINALOA Mexico’s Most Notorious Drug Cartel (They claimed feds agreed they could traffic into Chicago) JAN. 13, 2014
Chavez used Venezuelan Military to turn Venezuela into the Biggest drug Distributor in the World 2013
How Venezuela’s Military Tried to Fly A Ton of Cocaine to France
State Department Reports Hezbollah Increasing Drug and Terrorism in South America 2013
“There has indeed been a marked resurgence of Iranian state sponsorship of terrorism over the past 18 months. But as the new Nisman report drives hom, heres an even more disturbing fact Iran has run intelligence networks in the United States backyard to sponsor, foster and execute terrorist attacks for decades.”
“Criminal plans” by Iran could be under way in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, the report said.
Mexican Cartels Buying Afghan Heroin
In 2011, DEA was laundering drug money from Mexican cartels, “Agency officials declined to publicly discuss details of their work, citing concerns about compromising their investigations.”
Rockefeller is Outed as a Soros Ally in the Drug Legalization Scheme in Latin America
Illuminati Billionaires Love Marxists & Marijuana
"(Kerry) hands Israel a proposition that is so outrageous that the cabinet votes 19-0 against it," he said. "Israeli cabinets have never voted 19-0 on whether the sun rises in the east. It was unbelievable."
Candidly Speaking: The press is ending the pretense that Obama is not anti-Israel
No tiger, not a dragon, either. A scorpion. An insect born to poison.
The man cannot open his mouth without lying. He lies to everyone including muslims.
Obama is a Marxist, following “Rules for Radicals” page by page. Marxists do not believe in any god. Religion of any kind is loathed in the Marxist cause.
Finally, Obama eats pork. muslims NEVER eat pork. Pics & discussion here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2947600/posts
No, to correct you, rather that Obama is rather a combination of Muslim/communist.
He does what is called TAYYQIA.
Now do you get it?
That is probably closer to the truth than anything else. The church that his mother and grandparents attended is listed as a wiccan-friendly entity.
Plus, Bathhouse Barry's ring is loaded with coiled snakes.
He's not your average Sunday school-reared president.
I can’t believe Barack Hussein Muhammad Akbar Obama would abandon Israel!
Just remember that 60% of Americans think he is incompetent but 52% would vote for him again!
Since you can’t spell that which you capitalize for emphasis - TAQIYYA, & you apparently don’t understand that communism is atheist by definition, let’s end this one sided argument.
What I get is that you don’t know what you are talking about.
Have a nice day.
What I don’t understand is why Israel hasn’t drilled hundreds of wells along that border with which to place sensors capable of detecting and locating the tunneling.
very good article! lays it out as far as Obama and his stooges having no use for Israel and trying to harm and sabotage Israel
Israel is defying Obama because they see him as a blowhard, an absentee president who will have less power after the November elections when Democrats loose more ground in the US House and US Senate. Israel is taking this gamble.
It sucks to be u 0Zero!
Abandoning? He was never on board.
WTH are you talking about?? I KNOW there are more Jews in Israel than the US, DUH......what does THAT have to do with 85% of US JEWS that vote for DEMOCRATS and Obama??? They HAD to know he was of MUSLIM SYMPATHIES, at the LEAST, and they went GAGA over him.....my family still IS and they are IDIOTS!
0bama has crapped on EVERY traditional US ally.
He is a Jew hater just like you know who.
(Famous leader in Germany 70 years ago also known for fiery speeches.)
Actually it is more like quick sand.
Strawman. US Jews voting for liberals has no bearing on the War in Gaza.
It DOES have bearing on WHO they root for!!!! OMG!!! IDIOCY!!!
You cant be serious. Electing someone who doesnt fully stand by and help defend Israel has no bearing on the war in Gaza? Did you think through that statement before posting it?
Blaming Israelis for Obama is silly. Israelis for the most part did not vote for him, and those could voted against him. There is an incessant call to SOMEHOW blame Israelis for Obama. U.S. Jews are NOT Israeli.
Those who voted for Obama are Israelis? When did we begin to allow those in Israel to vote for our Prestident?
>>Israelis for the most part did not vote for him,<<
Ive got news for you. Israelis cant vote in our elections unless they have duel citizenship.
>> U.S. Jews are NOT Israeli.<<
No kidding? And we were NOT talking about Israeli citizens. We were talking about Jews here in America who overwhelmingly vote Democratic.
Prestident should be President. The extra t came from the cloud it passed through on the way to post. Thats my story and Im sticking to it.