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Monday, March 30, 2015

America's incomprehensible conduct

Dr. Haim Shine

The incomprehensible, and borderline delusional, conduct of the American government vis-à-vis the Iranian nuclear program takes us back to an interview that then-U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull gave to Time magazine in April 1933. In that interview, Hull claimed that Germany's bad attitude toward Jews had been largely eliminated. But in the years that followed, it turned out that this was not the case, and it was the Jews who were eliminated by Germany.
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are now, like Hull back then, shutting their eyes to the dangers of the world and closing their ears to the thunderous drums of war. It appears that all they care about is achieving a historical "legacy" -- via a nuclear deal with Iran and the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Fortunately for Obama and Kerry, they will not have to answer for their recklessness, negligence and blindness. By the time the consequences of their actions become clear, they will be private citizens. American history books will tell the tale of the country's first black president, who at first inspired great, almost messianic, hope, but ultimately left behind a tired and broken nation unable to differentiate between good and bad, or right and wrong.
Every wise person knows the Iranians will not live up to what they pledge regarding their nuclear program. All Iranian "compromises" on this matter, which will be applauded by world powers, will be based on a total lie. All means, including lies and deception, are viewed as permissible by Iran in its quest to fulfill its dream of establishing a caliphate, which the possession of nuclear weapons would help bring about.
World powers will never be able to truly monitor the progress of Iran's nuclear program. And any intelligence gathered by Saudi Arabia or Israel about Iranian violations of a nuclear deal would likely not convince world powers, who do not have the will or determination to use force against Iran.
It is now clear how right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to call on the world to prevent a rogue terror state from obtaining nuclear weapons. If only the West was to maintain, and perhaps bolster, the sanctions on Iran for a little while longer, Iran would come crawling on its knees to an agreement. But unfortunately, it is the West which is now crawling on its knees. If Obama was to wake up at the last moment and end this madness, the citizens of the world would thank him.
This is not the first time in history in which the Jews have had to stand alone against the ultimate evil. Pharaoh was the first we had to deal with, and many others followed him. But now, thanks to the Israel Defense Forces, we have the military strength not just to survive, but also to stand up to evil and defeat it. There is no doubt that, at the moment of truth, a determined Israel will know how to deal with the threat.
The closing of the Straits of Tiran in 1967 led to the outbreak of the Six-Day War, from which Israel emerged victorious. It may be that the current struggle for control the Bab-el-Mandeb strait off the coast of Yemen represents the opening of a war over the identity of the new-old Middle East. "And God shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord God will blow the horn, and will go with whirlwinds of the south" (Zechariah 9:14).

Sunday, March 15, 2015

We Need Bibi

Prime Minister Netanyahu appears to be the only leader able to stand up to Iran, which is developing nuclear weapons, and the Obama administration.

“So I think we should stay focused on the real problem in the Middle East. It’s not Israel. It’s these dictatorships that are developing nuclear weapons with the specific goal of wiping Israel away.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The latest polls show that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bid for re-election could be in jeopardy as the Herzog/Livni, Zionist Union, left-leaning team has gained steam with the Israeli electorate. Israelis seem to have Bibi fatigue. Additionally, they are very frustrated with how expensive things are. Many are priced out of homes and watch the price of groceries continue to rise. It isn’t easy to make it financially in Israel.

Playing into these vulnerabilities within Israeli society, it was reported that theBibi and ObamaObama administration worked behind-the-scenes to make sure the more pliable partnership of Herzog and Livni were elected. It is believed that they would be much less likely to interfere with Obama’s hoped for deal with Iran. Obama also believes that his dream of dividing Israel with a Palestinian State, based on the indefensible ’67 lines, would also come to fruition with the ousting of Netanyahu.

Speaking to David Horovitz at The Times of Israel, Netanyahu states:

“There is an effort by leftist NGOs throughout the world, and left-leaning tycoons and consultants from various political parties, including from the United States, to try to bring down the Likud and me. They say so openly. They are conducting a campaign with tens of millions of dollars under the banner, ‘Anyone but Bibi.’ They understand that if I’m gone, the right will collapse. And that’s what they’re trying to do.

“They’re trying to get Boujie and Tzipi in government here, because they realize that they will capitulate to all the dictates the international left wants to impose on Israel. They’re not doing it because they care about the cost of living in Israel. They care about getting Israel to retreat to the ’67 lines, to divide Jerusalem, and to accept this deal with Iran. I oppose them, and therefore I’m in their way.”

This is alarming given Obama’s past downplaying of Global Islamic Jihad and the dangers it poses worldwide, not just in the Middle East.

Consider how dangerous this is now as ISIS goes on murderous rampages throughout large swathes of the Middle East and with Israel being one of their targets for annihilation.

Prime Minister Netanyahu worries, and for good reason, that ISIS would take over a created Palestinian state within Judea and Samaria.

Dueling Caliphates

Israel and the West are facing a threat of duelling caliphates. ISIS, with their newly formed partnership with Boko Haram, are rampaging through the Middle East, North and West Africa. They state their plans to move into North America and Europe. From recent reports, they have a fifth column of cells within these targeted areas.

Iran has its terror proxies in the Middle East, with their main target being Israel and then the US. The little satan and the big satan, as they have referenced in past threats. They have also made inroads within South America.

The stakes for a hegemonic caliphate are being raised and are in Iran’s favor as they are being courted by the current US administration for a Nuclear Arms deal.

Netanyahu: Firewall Against a Nuclear Iran

The Prime Minister of Israel’s speech before Congress placed Bibi in the position of the de facto world leader because the West does not have one at this time. President Obama is obviously more interested in not offending Islam and making any deal with Iran just so long as he can have some sort of a legacy to cover up for his string of foreign policy failures. Looking back to the Carter Administration’s support of Iran back in the 70’s, we can see how well that worked out.

Netanyahu appears to be the only leader who will stand up to Iran and the Obama administration. He explained in his speech that not only does Israel face an existential threat from Iran, but the US does also. The Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles are meant to reach America, not Israel.

Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel