Skip to comments.Will the United States Abandon Israel?
Posted on 03/06/2009 12:06:54 AM PST by Iam1ru1-2
Writers and speakers such as Lance Lambert, and a few others, have been reminding us for some time that eventually Israel will be separated from her long-time best friend and benefactor, the United States. When we heard such words, most of us agreed that it would happen sooner or later, but did not think it would be soon. Now, however, there are some indications that under the new US government it could happen more quickly than any of us thought.
There are numerous indications that President Obama wants to warm up to the Arabs in general, and the terrorist-sponsoring ones in particular. This is demonstrated, for example, in his willingness to talk to Hamas and Syria, and even Iran (though strictly speaking, the Iranians are not ethnically Arabs). All of this is part and parcel of his apparent belief that the principal reason that the Arab and Islamic worlds are hostile toward the US is because the US supports Israel (Carolyn Glick, JPost, February 23). And therein lies the danger. Clearly, the Obama government wants to improve relations with the Arab world. If the President sees Israel as the main roadblock to that goal, it is believed that he will either try to manipulate Israel to his own ends, or, if Israel proves intransigent, eventually abandon her.
John Kerrys visit to Syria and Secretary of State Clintons planned participation in a conference in Egypt to raise money for Hamas-controlled Gaza are strong indications of the direction the new US government wants to go. But perhaps one of the clearest signals of that direction is the planned appointment of former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia Charles W. Freeman, Jr., as director of the National Intelligence Council. Freeman is known for his strong antipathy toward Israel. In numerous public statements he has placed most of the blame for Arab and Islamic hostility toward the US on Israel, and he has argued that the USs problems with the Arabs will disappear the minute the US abandons Israel.
In one such statement in 2007, Freeman, who praises Hamas for being "democratically elected," said, "Those in the region and beyond it who detest Israeli behavior, which is to say almost everyone, now naturally extend their loathing to Americans. This has had the effect of universalizing anti-Americanism, legitimizing radical Islamism, and gaining Iran a foothold among Sunni as well as Shiite Arabs" (JPost, February 23).
By defending itself against its Arab enemies, Freeman argues that Israel has earned their wrathful retaliation! This, he contends, also places Americans in danger. "Such retaliationwhatever form it takeswill have the support or at least the sympathy of most people in the region and many outside it. This makes the long-term escalation of terrorism against the United States a certainty, not a matter of conjecture" (JPost Feb 23).
So Freeman, whom Obama may appoint to a high government post, wants to abandon Israelnot that he alone can actually bring this about. But he will be highly influential if he is appointed director of the National Intelligence Council.
With Obama as POTUS that is the big question among others.
I doubt if he does anything radical anytime soon on Israel with all the other stuff he is trying.
When and if he does, it will be right on schedule with God’s timetable. Not a minute sooner (or later)
Personally, I think that is where we are headed and is why this guy is in office at this time... JMO
Obama’s commitment to Israel is only as strong as Rahm Emanuel’s ability to blackmail him.
Personally, I don’t see RE in this configuration.
Hilary seems to have an agenda that is unfolding, and quite frankly, I’m NOT PLEASED.
We shall see in the coming days.
Take America the way it was on September 1st, 2008. or even now. take it with all of its problems. but love it it, keep it in your heart. and never let go of it.
because it will never be this way again. We will never have the power that we have had since WW2 ever again.
Americans will not...Then again, Americans don’t control the Oval Office...
LOL! The US is being run by a Kenyan named Hussein. Whaddau think?
You may be right - remember, they’re Clintons - for sale to the highest bidders.
You may be right - remember, they’re Clintons - for sale to the highest bidders.
I already think it’s a done deal.
Pres_ _ent Obama will merely help, using taxpayer money and American weapons and forces, Israeli enemies.
I support Israel. But if American Jewry overwhelmingly supports BHO, who am I to object to what BHO does to Israel?
The “Iran Lobby” Moves Into The White House http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275490.html
I agree. The support of American Jews for BHO was about as suicidal and stupid an act as I’ve ever seen. The only way I can rationally explain it is mass delusion.
It will. It has. The $900M just committed to Hamas by PIAPS is just the first installment. More $ will follow, as she works to undermine the new PM and Israel both politically and financially.
I apologize for leaving the [/sarcasm] off.
There is NO doubt that Obama will help ALL of America’s enemies.
Just keep remembering Mrs. Clinton hugging and kissing Mrs. Arafat.
Yassar was the most frequent visitor to the White House during the Clinton administration.
boy oh boy, do I remember that , and @that time I wasn’t even a drop of dream of having a political opinion(was a latent conservative then) I DISTINCTLY remember that photo opp , too.
Soooooooooo, what’s Suha been up to these days? spending her life & money in French under the covers society? lol
I seem to remember she has about a billion of international aid her late husband salted away.
Course she wouldn’t want to give that back to the palestinian people now would she>
she didn’t seem to have any feeling for the old boy when he was on his deathbed either, she was busy somewhere in Paris.
Well, that’s ok, ‘it’s better she keep her money & spend it on herself rather than plush the purses of terrorists.
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Clearly, the Obama government wants to improve relations with the Arab world. If the President sees Israel as the main roadblock to that goal, it is believed that he will either try to manipulate Israel to his own ends, or, if Israel proves intransigent, eventually abandon her.That's not a change over US policy for the past 35 years or so, since the 1973 war. The elder Bush screwed Israel over loan guarantees (promising to support it if Israel would sit back and just take it when Saddam was shooting rockets into Israeli territory during the Gulf War) and the dominant theme during the Reagan administration wasn't exactly pro-Israel all the time. Clinton coddled terrorists in the former Yugoslavia, passed up at least one chance to nab bin Laden, and basically just rolled over and rolled us over as well.
Probably will. ALL nations come against Jerusalem in the last days. Of course, the Worthless Shepherd is the one in charge, for a season, at that time.
My reading of Scripture indicates that the USA WILL abandon Israel.
Partly because the USA is also being made an object lesson—that even the best form of
GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE
when it abandons God, turns evil.
But mostly, the USA must abandon Israel because GOD ALMIGHTY IS DETERMINED TO BE ISRAEL’S TOTAL AND ONLY SAVIOR IN EVERY RESPECT.
Just my opinion. God can do things any number of ways.
The REAL suffering of the USA will begin when we more overtly abandon Israel, imho.
With Obama and Hillary controlling U.S. foreign policy, it's a sure bet a sell out is in the works, also considering those two hate the fact Bibi & the Likud won the Israeli elections.
When Israel is vindictively sold out America will pay dearly as a nation.
Many things happen in the world that are not a part of any divine plan.
My take is that the North Koreans and the ragheads are just waiting another month to make it respectable before going whole hog.
HUSSEIN CANNOT rally the armed forces to die for him ANYWHERE
could NOT disagree more. ALL things are under God’s ultimate plan. Nothing that happens is unknown to God in advance and it ALL winds it’s way to His end.
You describe a universe of puppets on strings.
That belies the concept of freewill.