Obama administration shows itself both stupid and duplicitous when it comes to Israel

Those of us who were paying attention knew that Obama was lying during the campaign season when he claimed that he was Israel’s best friend.  The words sounded pretty, but we knew about (a) his nonexistent track record supporting Israel in the Senate and (b) his affiliations with people (Wright, Powers, etc.) who demonize Israel and long for her destruction at the hands of the surrounding Muslim nations.  Jews, blinded by the liberalism that has overtaken any true sense of Jewish affiliation or actual love for Israel, voted for Obama in droves — probably making the difference between his winning and losing.

Well, American Jews voted and Israel is paying the price.  Obama, of course, was lying through his teeth when he said he supported Israel.  In the 100 plus days since he’s taken office, he’s kowtowed to those same nations that threaten Israel’s very existence, and shown Israel the coldest of cold shoulders.

Nos, he’s going from duplicitous and cruel to stupid.  His latest initiative is to force Israel to admit that she has nuclear weapons (one of history’s worst kept, but still strategically important, secrets), so that he can force her into disarmament.  His (and his administration’s) asinine reasoning is that Israel and Iran will then have parity and, ultimately, both can be forced to disarm.

Obama and team, of course, miss one fundamental thing about the nuclear weapons situation in the Middle East.  As surrounding nations understand, Israel will never use the weapons offensively.  She will only use them defensively. They are her sole deterent.

The other nations also understand that, much as they loath Israel’s existence, which is a continuing canker in their hearts and minds, she does not offer any existential threat to them.  The reverse is not true.  We know that every nation in the region desires Israel’s destruction and there is every reason to believe that Iran, once it goes nuclear, will use the weapons offensively against Israel.  There is no parity, and forcing Israel to put her weapons on the table (so to speak), will not create any.

The other thing that Obama fails to understand is that, even if Israel is forced to show her hand and the pressure is on for disarmament, Iran will never disarm.  It will lie, lie, lie, and lie again to ensure that it continues to have a usable weapons stock pile.  While Israel’s goal is a simple one:  to stay alive, Iran has a much more sophisticated set of three-tiered goals.  Its first goal is Israel’s destruction; second, it seeks Middle East domination; and third, it desires world domination.  Israel and all of the other nations in the Middle East understand Iran’s first two goals.  Obama and team, despite their myriad degrees, don’t seem to understand any of Iran’s goals.

It will be interesting to see if Israel can withstand Obama’s pressure.  I’m reasonably optimistic that, with Netanyahu at the helm, Israel understands what Obama is doing and understands what will happen if he gets away with it, and will resist this threat.  I also think that, under the rubric of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” allegiances are going to start shifting in the Middle East.  Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, etc., may hate Israel, but they fear a nuclear Iran even more than they hate Israel.  My long-held suspicion since Obama’s election (which instantly meant Israel lost her only friend) is that Saudi Arabia, somehow or other, is going to give Israel cover for an attack against Iran.

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  • suek

    “American Jews voted and Israel is paying the price.”

    Ok…I’ve wondered about this. Not about American Jews voting for Obama – I agree and can’t understand how they could be so blind – but do you have any solid info as to how influential their vote was in giving O the majority? What kind of numbers are we talking about here??? Do you know?

    Maybe he would have won anyway – and AJs can stop beating themselves on the head about it. Or not. I just don’t know.

  • http://photoncourier.blogspot.com David Foster

    During the 1930s, some Brits and Americans argued that German re-armament was a *good* thing, because it would give Hitler and the German people more of a feeling of security and “self-esteem” (to use a modern word) and hence make them less likely to engage in a war of aggression.

    At the time of the German incursion into the Rhineland, a British newspaper editorial downplayed the event, saying:

    “There is no more reason why German territory should be demilitarized than French, Belgian, or British”

    This argument is of course structurally identical to the argument that an Israeli nuclear weapon is equivalent to an Iranian, North Korean, or Syrian nuclear weapon.

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Suek, I really don’t know if American Jews were the tipping point. I know that Obama took only 53% or so of the votes, so his victory came by a small margin. And I know that 78% of American Jews voted for Obama — and Jews turn out to vote in large numbers, relative to their population size. In other words, it’s not unreasonable to believe that their votes mattered.

  • suek

    Ok…so far now he’s alienated:

    the military
    the CIA
    Wall Street
    the Jews

    Wow. Is he on a roll!

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Sadly, as to that last, I think he’s only alienated the 22% of Jews who didn’t vote for him and who cared about Israel in the first place. The other 78% are still following the new Messiah wherever he may lead.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Suek, you don’t give the Obamanation enough credit. He’s also alienated…

    The EUropeans (about admitting Turkey to the EU)
    Britain (dissed PM, “UK just another country like all the others)
    The Pakistanis (their dysfunctional government)
    The Canadians (“just like Mexico”, protectionism)
    The Mexicans (protectionism)
    The Chinese (currency issues)
    The Japanese (NoKo missile overflights)
    The Indians (ignored)

    And the list grows.

  • CollegeCon

    It seems a little presumptious and arrogant to condemn Jews as a group for voting in what WE think is their best interest. While I am a supporter of Israel, I don’t see why an American Jew simply MUST support it, at the risk of being labelled “self-loathing”. I mean, isn’t that basically the same argument the left uses against minority and female conservatives, that they’re “self-hating” for taking what is so “obviously” not in their supposed best interest? If we’re going to rage against the nanny state and government/special interests telling us what to think and who to vote for, then we should probably refrain from doing it ourselves.

    Somewhat related, I doubt the majority of AJs are very religious, which seems to have a direct correlation with support of Israel.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    While I am a supporter of Israel, I don’t see why an American Jew simply MUST support it, at the risk of being labelled “self-loathing”.

    Obama doesn’t support Jews, let alone Israel. When you vote in a man that will use racial tensions to undermine fundamental American strengths in order to redistribute wealth from working Americans to Obama’s tax cheating frauds, power mad Senators and special lobbyists, then you got a quaint notion of “self-interest” for the Jews.

    Do the Jews have so much money that they wouldn’t mind having it stolen to pay for the obscene luxuries of Obama and his Democrat goon squad?

    Are the Jews so careless of their children that they don’t mind Obama putting them in danger via Obama’s fundamental humiliation and weakening of America in the eyes of the world?

  • 11B40

    Greetings:

    No doubt about it, Obama is a nightmare for Israel. My only bit of optimism for the Jewish state is that their current leadership (Netanyahu, Barak, Oren) are all serious soldiers. Mr. Oren appointment as ambassador to the US was a ray of light as he is also a serious scholar. Back in my infantry days, there was a bit of folk-wisdom that went. “It’s better to have a soldier as a diplomat, than a diplomat as a soldier.

    I had a long-held perspective that military service would not be a bad requirement for presidential candidates. I very much lost faith with my fellow American voters when they selected Clinton over GHW Bush.

  • suek

    >>It seems a little presumptious and arrogant to condemn Jews as a group for voting in what WE think is their best interest. >>

    Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “never again”?

    Or maybe “They came for the xxx (name your group) and I was said nothing…”

    I don’t think anyone is _condemning_ the Jews as a group for voting for what WE think is in their best interest, but obviously we see Obama as being detrimental to their interest, and wonder why they don’t see it the same way.

    The truth is, most of us who consider ourselves conservatives probably don’t understand the thought processes of those who like to consider themselves “progressives”. I, for one, would really like to know just exactly what they are progressing towards.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    I very much lost faith with my fellow American voters when they selected Clinton over GHW Bush.

    More in the case of Dole than Bush I tend to think.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    I don’t think anyone is _condemning_ the Jews as a group for voting for what WE think is in their best interest, but obviously we see Obama as being detrimental to their interest, and wonder why they don’t see it the same way.

    For the same reason that the Jews joined the GLobal Communist movement during, before, and after WWII.

    It seemed like a good idea at the time.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    I, for one, would really like to know just exactly what they are progressing towards.

    Ultimate entropy, of course. A utopia where everybody will be equal, for everything will be the same temperature, with the same qualities, and there will be no unequal social imbalances or an imbalance in the amount of money held by one person as opposed to another. Everybody will have the same money, the same opportunities, and the same jobs. For everyone will be at the same temperature, and isn’t that a very good thing, Suek.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “never again”?

    of course, the Jewish military was ever responsible for that. The rest of the Jews, those who hadn’t survived the Holocaust, would care… why?

    So long as they had the mighty Jewish host to protect them or the mighty American war machine, what cared those Jews whether some frontier families had their children’s skull smashed on the rocks by Palestinians?

    They wouldn’t care, Suek.

  • SADIE

    suek & Danny:

    Thanks for the LISTS, which I believe will grow like a nose on Pinnochiobama.

    My long-held suspicion since Obama’s election (which instantly meant Israel lost her only friend) is that Saudi Arabia, somehow or other, is going to give Israel cover for an attack against Iran.

    From your mouth to God’s ears, Bookworm.

    The King Faisal International Prize for Medicine (2008) was awarded to a Jewish doctor. I think his name is Ronald Levy. He works in Ca. and is married to an Israeli. They were invited to Saudi, accepted, went w/o a problem.

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