Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Why Obama is Turning His Back On Israel-Should Anyone Be Surprised ?
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There is no question at this point that the relationship between the US and Israel has hit a new low. A series of diplomatic flaps culminated by the snubbing of Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House last week has called into question whether the United States under its current administration will stand by Israel's right to exist. To those who are shocked by Obama's actions, especially those who voted for Obama, it should have been no surprise.
First of all, Barack Obama is a left-wing radical. Oh, he tries not to talk like one, but most of his appointments have proven the accusation is true.
More importantly, if you look at his life, he has been surrounded by left-wing radicals. The sad fact is that we knew it before he was elected. It was all exposed before the election. Yet, the American voter chose to overlook all the warning signs.
The voters chose to ignore Jeremiah Wright-especially when Obama finally was forced to rebuke him.
They also chose to ignore Obama's relationship with William Ayres. Obama described him as just a guy who lived in the neighborhood. It was overlooked just as was his days as a community organizer in Chicago working in tandem with that corrupt organization called ACORN.
What people chose to accept was Obama's moderate, if liberal, rhetoric. He was charismatic, and he didn't talk like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or a host of other voices that could never have been elected president. Obama was different. He was likable. He was convincing.
Now it is becoming obvious to millions of Americans who had decided this man was The One. Now they are seeing what a radical world-view Obama has.
Now comes Israel. Oh sure, Obama will do the same thing all modern presidents have tried to do; he will attempt to obtain that crowning achievement that has eluded his predecessors-a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians-a two-state agreement by which two Middle Eastern countries will live side by side in peace if not in immediate friendship.
That may come to pass. The problem is that a two-state agreement is only a temporary first step in the Palestinian eyes. The new state of Palestine will be nothing more than a radicalized state that will align with other radical states with the eventual aim to take it all. Obama knows this. It is not as if he hasn't been briefed by Middle East experts.
Remember Viet Nam? Remember the Paris Peace Treaty signed by Henry Kissinger? How long did it last? Eventually, after the US withdrew, North Viet Nam relaunched its aggression and took it all while the US refused to do anything more than evacuate its citizens. President Ford wanted to at least send arms to the South Vietnamese, but the Congress refused the funding. Oh well, we got a couple of Nobel Peace Prizes out of it. It wasn't our fault that the North Vietnamese broke the agreement. I see the same thing happening with Israel.
Why is it that Israel is being asked to make all the concessions? The Palestinian side is making no concessions. Hamas' own charter rejects negotiations and is bound and determined to create an Islamic state "from the river to the sea". The PA under Mahmoud Abbas, talks about making a deal but continues to demonize the Jewish people as "apes' and pigs" in their media and broadcasts.
As do other neighboring countries in the Middle East.
Obama could care less about that. Here's where this all comes back to his upbringing with folks like Wright, Ayres and others. He believes that the Palestinians are freedom fighters and that the Israelis are occupying and repressing the Palestinian people. It is part and parcel of his extreme world view. In this sense, Obama is no different than other leftists in the West who have joined onto the Palestinian cause despite the decades of terror. Of course, as president, Obama has to put on that moderate face-same face he has always put on. He went to Sderot and expressed "support" for Israel's fighting back against the lobbing of missiles into their public places from Gaza. That's about as far as it went. Even in Cairo, he made reference to the US being committed to the survival of Israel. It meant little or nothing. In reality, Obama is no different from the loony leftists in the US who form "organizations" called Student and Workers for Peace and Justice or other groups dedicated to boycotting and divesting from companies that do business with Israel. Funny how they never lobby against countries like China with all they did to tiny Tibet and the injustices they commit against their own people..
No, Obama and the left don't care about the fate of that tiny country in the Middle East, which is the only country in the region that has a democracy and gives a whit about human rights. Look at each of Israel's neighbors and what do you see? Dysfunctional, backward, despotic states with corrupt rulers who evade responsibility for their corruption by pointing the finger of blame at Israel and the West. Generations of Arabs have been brainwashed into believing that Israel is nothing more than a Nazi state occupying land that it has no historical claim to and brutalizing its non-Jewish residents. The entire Arab world wants the destruction of the Jewish state. Why? Because it is Jewish rather than Muslim. That is intolerable.
The fact is that Obama, with his leftist world-view, is not committed to the defense of Israel. Should Israel be attacked by its neighbors or God forbid by Iran and its nukes, what would this administration do besides wring its hands, offer to mediate and..... blah, blah, blah. I truly believe that this administration would never go to the aid of an Israel under attack and threat of obliteration.
Besides, think how great a world without Israel would be. No more obstacles to our relationship with the Arab/Muslim world. No more terrorism. No more worries about lack of oil. They will all love us.
That's according to Obama's thinking. It's an illusion.