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Confronting Obama’s Messiah complex-Intoxicated by his health care victory
Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-31-10 | ISI LEIBLER

Posted on 03/31/2010 5:29:18 AM PDT by SJackson

Intoxicated by his health care victory, it seems the president has decided to take on Netanyahu with his outrageous

Seemingly intoxicated by Congress’s endorsement of his health care legislation, President Barack Obama appears to have been overcome by a Messiah complex. His actions relating to the Middle East during recent weeks oblige us to face realities about our “unshakable” alliance with the United States.

Over the past year, Israel has made major concessions to the Palestinians with zero reciprocity. Yet the US president, who seeks to engage and appease tyrants like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Syrian President Bashar Assad, exploited a bureaucratic bungle over a building zoning permit (for which Israel immediately apologized) as a pretext to ignite a massive crisis. He publicly and repeatedly humiliated the head of the only democratic state in the Middle East.

Obama demonstrated that, far from being an honest broker, he is forsaking Israel and adopting the most extreme Palestinian demands. Obama not only demanded that Israelis be denied building in their capital, but tried to impose a prohibition on construction in the exclusively Jewish suburbs of east Jerusalem which former US administrations had unequivocally agreed would remain in Israel. Obama was effectively demanding that Netanyahu agree to a division of Jerusalem even before final status talks with the Palestinians were initiated.

Beyond that, Obama sought to intimidate Netanyahu into signing additional undertakings instantly without even consulting his cabinet. These included: indefinite extension of the settlement freeze; release of thousands of Palestinian terrorists; transfer of additional territory to Palestinian control; commitment to withdraw to the 1967 “Auschwitz borders”; undertaking to discuss all core issues in the indirect negotiations; and easing the blockade against Hamas.

Obama’s objective was to demonstrate to the Arab League meeting this week in Libya that the US could bludgeon Israel into acquiescing to whatever it demanded. If Israel acceded to these demands, that would represent the opening benchmark for further concessions which Israel would be expected to grant to the Palestinians in the course of the proximity talks. In such circumstances, the Palestinians have every incentive to reject direct negotiations while the US extracts more concessions from Israel on their behalf.

NO US ally has been treated in such a contemptible manner by an American president. Obama even responds to representatives of rogue states like Libya’s Gaddafi and Venezuela’s Chavez more courteously. US administration press leaks to Israeli media alleging that Netanyahu froze and “panicked” were a cynical ploy to undermine his government. Yet despite the blunders committed by their government, Israelis will rally behind their leaders as they internalize the humiliation to which their prime minister was subjected.

It now appears that the current crisis was a calculated strategy to orchestrate a public confrontation with Israel.

Obama recognized that Palestinian intransigence would lead to a breakdown in the proximity talks and that the US public would blame the Palestinians. However, by confronting Netanyahu with outrageous demands which no Israeli government would accept, Obama’s ambition to become more popular in the Muslim world would be realized and Israel would be held responsible for the failure in negotiations.

This would be used to justify the US weakening support for Israel at the UN and other international bodies, thereby encouraging the Islamic Council and their acolytes, including the Europeans, to intensify their efforts to delegitimize and transform the Jewish state into a pariah.

Obama would then be in a position to intervene and demand that Israel accept a US-imposed settlement based on the so-called Saudi peace plan, which he has already enthusiastically endorsed.

Beneath the hypocritical facade of concern for Israel’s security, Obama’s brutal anti-Israel onslaught has unleashed dark forces which will embolden the jihadists and other enemies of Israel and fuel the growing waves of anti-Israel hysteria and global anti-Semitism.

Fortunately, the United States is a democracy whose leaders are expected to conduct foreign policies based on morality, and the majority of Americans remain overwhelmingly supportive of Israel. This was exemplified by the exceptionally warm bipartisan welcome extended to Netanyahu by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Republican leader John Boehner. It was reinforced by the letter urging the president to end the dispute signed by over three quarters of the members of Congress.

But the struggle for the hearts and minds of the American people is not over and this is a battle we must win because ultimately people power will determine US policy.

TO SUCCEED in communicating our position in this complex labyrinth requires more effective direction and better diplomacy than Israel has hitherto displayed. To start, the prime minister must stop equivocating and rally the nation. While seeking consensus, he must also lead and cease reciting false mantras suggesting that the alliance between Israel and the Obama administration remains in place. This only emboldens the White House to intensify its pressure on Israel.

Netanyahu must act decisively in the diplomatic arena. While avoiding direct or personal confrontations with the president, he must demonstrate that his government policies reflect the consensus of the nation and are morally justified; that the Palestinians are intransigent, refuse to accept a Jewish state in the framework of a two-state solution and continue to promote a culture of death, martyrdom and incitement; that Israel is a democracy and is entitled to some respect from its senior partner and not be treated as a vassal; that behaving shabbily to a long-standing friend like Israel will undermine the standing of the US with all its allies.

Netanyahu must call on mainstream opposition parties, in particular Kadima, to suspend internecine politics and establish a consensus over issues such as building in Jerusalem and defensible borders.

He must create a strategic planning committee to communicate the morality of our case and the reciprocal benefits of the alliance to friends of Israel – committed Jews, evangelicals and others.

The commitment to Israel by American Jews, Obama’s greatest supporters, will now be tested. Disregard the marginal Jew. It was always committed Jews who determined policy and led the way. Now for the first time American Jews face a president who radiates hostility towards Israel. Will they have the courage to stand up?

Abe Foxman of the ADL responded immediately and courageously criticized the policy of the administration. The AIPAC meeting showed that activist mainstream Jews remain supportive of Israel irrespective of their political orientation. The standing ovation for Hillary Clinton was somewhat bizarre. Especially so in light of some of her remarks and the commitments extended by her and her president at the previous AIPAC meeting which have now been cynically repudiated.

The stand taken by the Presidents Conference, the umbrella body dealing with Israel affairs on behalf of the Jewish community which includes many who supported Obama at the elections, will be an important indicator. American Jews are a small but influential minority. If they speak up courageously and the American people retain their support for Israel, Obama may still be diverted from his present destructive path. There is every likelihood that they will do so if our government gets its act together.

TOPICS: Editorial; Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhohealthcare; obamamessiah
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1 posted on 03/31/2010 5:29:18 AM PDT by SJackson
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2 posted on 03/31/2010 5:32:54 AM PDT by beagleone
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3 posted on 03/31/2010 5:35:50 AM PDT by SJackson (Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided, Barack Hussein Obama)
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[Obama] is adopting the most extreme Palestinian demands.

"Is" adopting? Hussein-O developed his extreme pro-Arabist, anti-Israeli worldview a long time ago. Jeremiah Wright was preachin' to the choir.

4 posted on 03/31/2010 5:38:32 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: SJackson
"Intoxicated by his health care victory"

Drunk With Power

5 posted on 03/31/2010 5:40:55 AM PDT by spectre ( Spectre's wife)
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To: SJackson

A question.
Is there anybody out there—ANYBODY AT ALL—who thinks Zero Soterio is NOT a muslim?
Ya pays yer money,
Ya takes yer choice...

Jews chose the Muslim Candidate—and got him.
A little late now, as buyer’s remorse does NOT trump forethought ahead of election day.

6 posted on 03/31/2010 5:42:49 AM PDT by Flintlock
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7 posted on 03/31/2010 5:58:54 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Flintlock

The Israelis didn’t chose Obama...not being qualified to vote in American elections and all.

8 posted on 03/31/2010 6:22:33 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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Having a classic narcissist become intoxicated by ANY political victory bodes very bad for those non-conformists that are under his political power. Our work just became much more difficult and well as important to the safety of this nation. We must attack his actions on all fronts, blocking as many of his objectives as we possibly can. We must totally frustrate his designs and cause him to blow a gasket revealing himself to the public for the evil despot he is.

9 posted on 03/31/2010 6:31:15 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (We are definitely in the Fourth Turning crisis phase.)
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To: spectre; SJackson; SunkenCiv; cripplecreek; CondoleezzaProtege
Personally, I don't believe that he's "drunk with power," nor that he is "intoxicated by victory."

I am far more cynical of this OPRAH administration.

I seriously believe that you can't really understand BHO and his henchmen unless you have some understanding of the Pop Psychology that forms the basis of Oprah's belief in anything bigger than herself.

That pop psychology is exemplified in the recent bestseller, THE SECRET and one of the main tenets is that if you believe something hard enough that it will materialize into reality.

Inotherwords, magical thinking for the masses.

Another main tenet of the positive thought movement is to ACT as though you already have something, and if you ACT like you are powerful & victorious & hugely popular, THEN you will become so, in reality.

The magical thinking part of the positive thought theology explains alot of otherwise inexplicable behavior of the BHO administration.

Anyway, HE knows he's play acting and he's desparate for it to WORK.

I'm not... fully decided yet whether this Oprah Religion is... funny... or actually seriously dangerous... it's a very large pendulum swing between the two.

I occasionally wish that Governor Palin would crack some jokes about it, along the lines of "those styrofoam pillars" didn't impart power & legitimacy, and neither will his current FACADE.

10 posted on 03/31/2010 6:32:46 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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Dear Israelis,

Obama does not speak for us. Witness the 370-plus vote in the House "unendorsing" his Israel policy. We will return him to private life in 31 months.

With Respect and Affection,

--The Ameirican People

11 posted on 03/31/2010 6:32:49 AM PDT by cookcounty (Let us not speak of the honor of men. Rather, let us bind them with the Constitution. --Jefferson)
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12 posted on 03/31/2010 7:09:25 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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The magical thinking part of the positive thought theology explains alot of otherwise inexplicable behavior of the BHO administration.

I have noted this at work as well. Hence the many pronouncements that they had the votes; the blind disbelief of Waxman that any compnay could have problems. This mind-set is dangerous, no doubt about it. It's denial 101.

13 posted on 03/31/2010 7:37:09 AM PDT by Red Boots
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I’ve read the Secret and agree with you. It was very much on display at the Olympic bid debacle. Obama, Michelle and Oprah went in full blast complete with Michelle in her “go for the gold” overdone outfit. I even commented here afterward that the defeat must have really stunned them. All their Pop Psychology “positiveness” resulted in nothing.

14 posted on 03/31/2010 7:47:23 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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I don't necessarily think that either Michelle or Barry actually BELIEVE in the Oprah Religion; however, they certainly must be beholden to her - surely she contributed ma$$ive buck$ to his campaign, right?

After the death of her father, Reverand Wright became a father figure to Michelle Obama, and she later had him conduct her marriage service. So I presume that she is an adherent of Black Liberation Theology.

Although many have claimed that BHO is muslim, he frankly strikes me as an atheist -- this is my OPINION, not any 'fact' whatsoever. I don't think that BHO believes in anything, but he must feel that he should be beholden to Oprah's deeply held belief system, right?

Oprah is the True Believer and thus we have an entire administration which is beholden to an afternoon womans variety talk show on television.

Amazing what the world's richest woman can do, hey???

Isn't it just PATHETIC, that she doesn't even realize that SHE is the only True Believer, and all the others are mere syncophants patronizing her believe system while drooling at her riches?

It's a REAL LIFE The Empress Has No Clothes, Mommy!!! saga.

Bibi & company should invite Oprah to Jerusalem, then they'll make some real headway with this administration.

Something so utterly JUVENILE as "The Secret" positive thinking philosophy should be SIMPLE for Mossad psychologists to manipulate, right????

15 posted on 03/31/2010 8:23:46 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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I agree with you, but although the Grande Performance at the Olympics is actually humorous, what really becomes downright scary.... is that these people are also displaying the this perverse "thinking makes it so magical thinking to deadly serious issues like IRAN.

This horrifies me, because most commentary I see states that BHO is siding with Islam, that BHO is a rabid antisemite, etc/etc/etc -- but no MSM commentary ever mentions that the BHO administration is probably doing CREATIVE VISUALIZATIONS and actual meditations about CREATING peace in the Mideast.

Would that surprise you, were such to ever come to light ???


16 posted on 03/31/2010 8:35:05 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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In a more primitive way (and old video)), this is almost how Obama got into office- just different players and playing field.

And briefly why this narcissist does much of what he does and his mindsets.

17 posted on 03/31/2010 1:59:25 PM PDT by FARS (Be well, be happy and THRIVE!)
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18 posted on 03/31/2010 3:16:17 PM PDT by Obadiah (ObamaCare = VA hospitals for everyone)
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Thanks FARS!

19 posted on 03/31/2010 3:28:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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whoops, and thanks hennie pennie.

20 posted on 03/31/2010 3:50:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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