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Preparing for War: Middle East War Coming Soon

 

 

This is the kind of deal making and last ditch diplomatic moves before a major conflict begins.  The Jerusalem Post has confirmed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken a clandestine trip to Russia according to a Kremlin spokesman.  Nothing is known of the subject matter, or of the officials involved but the probability is that it involved the situation in Iran and perhaps Syria.  It was staged without knowledge of, nor coverage of the press corps, and without the trappings of an official state visit.  A leased Jet supposedly took the prime minister on this cloak and dagger mission and no information of any meaningful nature has been released by either government to a hoodwinked press corp.

You need not be Einstein to conclude that time is rapidly running out on Middle East peace.  If Middle East Oil is interdicted or facilities destroyed by a regional war the economic effects could be catastrophic throughout the world.  Israel has no option at all and must attack or be destroyed by an Iranian Nuclear Bomb and the fact that hush-hush meetings are taking place between Russia and the Prime Minister of Israel can only mean that the day of reckoning is close at hand.

 

Kremlin official confirms PM’s trip

Sep. 9, 2009
Herb Keinon and jpost staff , THE JERUSALEM POST

A senior Kremlin official confirmed Wednesday to the Russian paper Kommersant that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu did indeed make a clandestine trip to Russia on Monday.

Commenting on the visit, the official said that “this kind of development could only be related to new and threatening information on Iran’s nuclear program.”

The Russian newspaper quoted experts speculating that such a trip would only be justified under extraordinary circumstances, “for example, in the case of Israel planning to attack Iran.”

The report comes despite a statement Wednesday from the Kremlin press service that “nothing is known” about reports of the visit. Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, also said he had no information, the Interfax news agency reported.

Nevertheless, there was never any official denial of the report from Moscow.

On Wednesday night, the Prime Minister’s Office appeared to stick to its original version of events: that Netanyahu was occupied with “secret and classified activities” during his unexplained absence of over 12 hours.

The PMO announced that Military Secretary to the Prime Minister Lt.-Gen. Meir Kalifi was not in contact with the prime minister.

According to the announcement, Kalifi undertook an independent initiative to safeguard these activities, and National Security Adviser Uzi Arad had no part in the affair.

Earlier Wednesday, the office neither explicitly confirmed nor denied a story that appeared in Yediot Aharonot claiming that Netanyahu had flown to Russia to talk about planned Russian arms sales to Iran.

Instead, Netanyahu’s spokesmen referred reporters back to the statement issued Monday evening amid a swirl of rumors that Netanyahu had gone abroad.

That statement, oddly released in the name of Kalifi and not in the name of spokesman Nir Hefetz, said, “The prime minister is visiting a security installation in Israel today.”

Asked explicitly if Netanyahu had left the country, another Netanyahu spokesman, Mark Regev, referred back to that statement.

That statement, however, did not rule out the possibility of a trip abroad, since after briefly visiting a security installation, Netanyahu could very well have flown overseas.

Faced with anger from the Israeli press that the Prime Minister’s Office had lied about Netanyahu’s whereabouts, Channel 2 reported Kalifi saying Wednesday night that, “in matters of national security, I take the prerogative of not saying the whole truth.”

Hefetz reportedly refused to issue Monday evening’s statement in his name because he was unable to confirm its veracity.

The whole mysterious episode has focused the spotlight on a reported fissure inside the Prime Minister’s Office, with Kalifi and Arad on one side, and Hefetz and Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser on the other.

According to various new reports on Wednesday, Netanyahu – who was reportedly accompanied by Kalifi and Arad on the reported trip – leased a private jet from Merhav, a company owned by Israeli mogul Yossi Maiman, one of the shareholders of Channel 10 and EMG, an Egyptian company supplying gas to the Israel Electric Corp.

This was apparently done to make the trip as discrete as possible, since using an Israel Air Force jet – it was apparently thought – would have raised the suspicions of the Israeli media.

Maiman was reportedly not directly involved in leasing the jet, as this was done through a company he owns.

Senior Foreign Ministry officials, meanwhile, denied any knowledge of the trip, saying that Israel’s envoy in Moscow was also not appraised of it.

What is almost as mysterious as whether the trip took place, is what might have been discussed, with speculation focused on Iran, possible Russian arms deals to Iran and Syria, or the disappearance of the Arctic Sea cargo ship – suspected of carrying Russian made S-300 anti-aircraft missiles bound for Iran – that went missing last month.

The trip, if indeed it took place, would not have been the result of an impromptu, emergency decision, since there was already talk among Netanyahu’s inner circle during his visit to London and Berlin two weeks ago about a possible visit to Russia ahead of the United Nations General Assembly meeting at the end of the month.

Interestingly, almost exactly two years ago, then-prime minister Ehud Olmert paid a lightning visit to Moscow to meet with then-Russian president Vladimir Putin, a day after the Russian leader returned from a trip to Teheran in which he warned outside powers not to attack Iran and said there was no evidence it was developing nuclear arms.

Back then, the Prime Minister’s Office tried to dissociate Olmert’s trip from Putin’s statements in Iran, but it was clear from the snap manner in which that meeting at the Kremlin was organized and announced that the Iranian nuclear issue would dominate the discussion.

At that time, however, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement a day ahead of the trip, informing the media of the visit, even though they were not invited to cover it.

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Unprecedented Saudi Support for Israel: Moderate Arab States and Israel Dealing with Iran while Obama Chases Fantasy Diplomacy

 

 

 

 

First the Egyptians let an Israeli Dolphin Class Sub traverse the Suez Canal so that this nuclear capable submarine can take up a station in range of Iran; and now the Saudi’s may have given Israel permission to use their air space to attack Iran.  Ever since our new President threw the moderate Arabs and Israeli’s under the bus, to demonstrate his cultural sensitivity to the raving dictator Ahmadinejad; our betrayed allies have been cooperating with each other—- without Obama!  No sane nation in the region, regardless of other differences, want Iran to be a nuclear power and the abdication of leadership and trust by the United States, has forced former enemies to truly work together.  Even the naiveté of Obama may have the unintended consequences of forging a stronger relationship between the sane powers of the Middle East.

 

Consider this article from the Times Online:

From The Sunday Times

July 5, 2009

Saudis give nod to Israeli raid on Iran

Uzi Mahnaimi in Tel Aviv and Sarah Baxter

The head of Mossad, Israel’s overseas intelligence service, has assured Benjamin Netanyahu, its prime minister, that Saudi Arabia would turn a blind eye to Israeli jets flying over the kingdom during any future raid on Iran’s nuclear sites.

Earlier this year Meir Dagan, Mossad’s director since 2002, held secret talks with Saudi officials to discuss the possibility.

The Israeli press has already carried unconfirmed reports that high-ranking officials, including Ehud Olmert, the former prime minister, held meetings with Saudi colleagues. The reports were denied by Saudi officials.

“The Saudis have tacitly agreed to the Israeli air force flying through their airspace on a mission which is supposed to be in the common interests of both Israel and Saudi Arabia,” a diplomatic source said last week.

Although the countries have no formal diplomatic relations, an Israeli defence source confirmed that Mossad maintained “working relations” with the Saudis.

John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations who recently visited the Gulf, said it was “entirely logical” for the Israelis to use Saudi airspace.

Bolton, who has talked to several Arab leaders, added: “None of them would say anything about it publicly but they would certainly acquiesce in an overflight if the Israelis didn’t trumpet it as a big success.”

Arab states would condemn a raid when they spoke at the UN but would be privately relieved to see the threat of an Iranian bomb removed, he said.

Referring to the Israeli attack on an alleged Syrian nuclear facility in 2007, Bolton added: “To this day, the Israelis haven’t admitted the specifics but there’s one less nuclear facility in Syria . . .”

Recent developments have underscored concerns among moderate Sunni Arab states about the stability of the repressive Shi’ite regime in Tehran and have increased fears that it may emerge as a belligerent nuclear power.

“The Saudis are very concerned about an Iranian nuclear bomb, even more than the Israelis,” said a former head of research in Israeli intelligence.

The Israeli air force has been training for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear site at Natanz in the centre of the country and other locations for four years.

Israel under the Bus: Obama sides with Arabs and Islamic Using Netanyahu as an Excuse

 

 

The Pro Islamic Obama Administration has thrown Israel under the bus in favor of a pie in the sky friendship with Islamic nations that have no hope of being realized.  It’s as if the Administration believes that it need not respect the work of previous administration that were not as enlightened, worldly, narcissistic and socialist as the Obama Administration.  Barak Obama is an ideological, hyper-partisan socialist who has absorbed, and now personifies the Anti Semitic stains of leftist ideology, and now has the ability to act out his ideological ignorance on the world stage. The only guide Obama has is the baby-boom, civil rights, anti white, and anti male bigotry that kindly Americans figured the higher educational system would one day evolve beyond.  This is a system that makes the so called victims, Blacks, Women, Hispanics, Kids, Handicapped people to be more human and of greater worth than white males who supposedly oppress them. Ironically this hateful doctrine is referred to as “multiculturalism” and its infested all the nations schools.  This is the social equivalent of junk science like “global warming” and the famous “gay gene”.  In other words these are publically generated abuses of “science” to perpetuate falsehood aimed at legitimizing a political aim or policy that could not otherwise be justified.

The fact that Israel has been and probably will remain a great ally and friend of the United States can’t compete with the leftist inclination, complete with a European flair of sophistication, to blame the Jews for the worlds ills instead of the clearly insane Islamic who are simply out of control. Israel is a modern, successful, freedom loving democracy that deserves many times over our admiration and support.  Most Middle East Arab/Islamic countries are backwards nations that despise freedom, enslave women and children, and hold the lives of anyone who disagrees with their world view very cheaply indeed. While it’s appropriate for us to respect the fact that hostile and repressive governments and cultures do exist and we need to be civil with them: it’s insane to suggest that such inhumane backwaters of bigotry and oppression should ever be favored over a democracy.  Israel has rule of law and the Islamic nations have a form of Sharia law that justifies the enslavement of millions to say nothing of the murder of non Muslims.  At the end of the day we’re pretending that Islam has produced a civilization that’s of greater worth and commands more respect than Israel: and that’s simply not true.  Islam is more a state of barbaric despotism than a legitimate state.  We need not and should not respect Islam when it calls for the destruction of Israel or when it calls the USA the “great Satan”. To take the side of the Arab/ Islamic nations against Israel who has offered peace from the beginning in favor of bloodthirsty Islamic jerks who want to destroy every Jew in Israel just for being Jewish, as they have consistently proclaimed over six decades, is obscene.

I’ve been monitoring the realization of Obama’s betrayal in the Israeli press for some time now and they’re far ahead of the American People in realizing that Obama has withdrawn American support for this good and trusted friend.  The American press continues to promote the Islamic view even after decades of Israeli concessions and Moslem lies and broken agreements.  If Islam had treated the United States the way they do Israel we would have wiped them out decades ago because we don’t have anything approaching the patience of our friend Israel.  Nevertheless Obama has become the Islamic champion of American Foreign Policy because he gets as much applause from European audiences for denouncing Israel as he does for defaming the nation he’s supposed to be leading. The betrayal of Barak Husain Obama means that Israel has nothing left to lose and a mortal enemy with a nuke salivating over the chance to wipe them off the face of the earth.  Obama’s ideological nonsense has made war inevitable and he has hastened the day it will come by his treachery and contempt for our best Middle East Allie. 

Consider the following story from the Debka File:

 

Clinton shreds Bush-Israel settlement understandings, fuels US-Israel row

DEBKAfile Special Analysis

June 6, 2009, 11:39 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

Gloves off, no more legalistic quibbling

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton roughly rejected any secret Bush agreements with Israel on expanding settlements. Her intention was to have the last word and so shut down the Obama administration’s argument with Israel over a West Bank settlement freeze. But she only threw fresh fuel on the fire when she stated emphatically on Friday, June 5, that according to the negotiating record which Bush officials turned over to the Obama administration, “There is no memorialization of any informal and oral agreements.”

Israel officials have protested that Barack Obama’s demand for a total freeze on settlement expansion contradicts a series of understandings – some written, some oral – with Bush officials which permitted expansion under certain conditions. This argument was put forward by prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his wide-ranging talks with the US president on May 18 and reaffirmed by Israeli officials when they met US Middle East envoy George Mitchell in London ten days later.

This key understanding referred to was reached in 2004: It provided for Israel’s voluntary evacuation of the Gaza Strip and the northern tip of the West Bank (which took place the following year) would be counter-balanced by Washington’s acceptance of the need for continuing construction in the large population blocks in other parts of West Bank territory to meet natural growth needs.

This understanding was reached by Bush’s national security adviser, Stephen Hadley and his deputy Elliott Abrams in talks with Israeli officials. Brig. Gen.

At their London meeting of May 28, Mike Herzog, defense minister Ehud Barak’s chief of staff, bore witness to Mitchell that he had led the Israeli team at the 2004 talks and that those talks had indeed ended with the two US NSC heads’ endorsement on behalf of the Bush administration of continued Israeli settlement construction to keep pace with the natural growth of those communities.

Elliott Abrams is quoted Friday by the Washington Post as acknowledging last week that there had been unwritten understandings between Washington and Jerusalem, as Brig. Herzog affirmed.

By repudiating any such understandings – written and spoken – Clinton has dragged US-Israeli relations into a new trough. It is now a straight issue of word against word, Washington versus Jerusalem’s. This is a dark point for restarting any peace process between Israel and Palestinians or other Arab governments for an accord on substantial issues which have defeated every past peace effort.

The “settlements” referred to by Obama in his demand for an end to all construction apply to five Israeli urban centers: its capital, Jerusalem, which the US does not recognize with or without its post-1967 extensions (although successive administrations have pledged to locate its embassy there), Maaleh Adummim just east of Jerusalem, Efrat to the south, Ariel to the north and Modiin Ilit, southeast of Tel Aviv.

Their total population is estimated between 250,000 and 300,000, plus isolated communities which are home to another approximate 180,000 Jewish inhabitants.

These figures do not include the unauthorized outposts over whose removal Israel is not arguing.

Abrams in an article he published on April 8 hinted that the passage in the 2004 Bush letter to Ariel Sharon – “It is realistic to expect that any final status agreement will only be achieved on the basis of mutually agreed changes that reflect these realities” – was an indirect recognition of demographic “changes” (in the Israeli and Palestinian populations over 42 years) and understanding for the “realities” applying to the large settlement blocks, meaning that Israel was entitled to continue their development.

However, DEBKAfile‘s Washington sources stress, Eliot Abrams has no standing in the new administration. Obama and his team will adopt or dump the understandings reached by his White House predecessors not according to archival evidence but according to whether or not they suit his new international policy directions over which Jerusalem is getting badly worried.

The Netanyahu government is now facing its first real test. In Washington, the gloves are off. If the prime minister holds to his defensive, accommodating posture toward on the settlement issue and fails to punch back with demands that the other side – and the United States itself stand by former accords and commitments – he will find himself inexorably forced back step by step on other vital security interests, including Iran’s accelerated nuclear weapons program.

Legalistic quibbling over dead letters will not avail – as Israeli officials will discover when confronted with new pressures for concessions from US envoy Mitchell next week.

Obama Talking Tough to Israel: A Strange Diplomatic Dance Between Washington and Tel Aviv

 

 

The Neo Socialist Brain Trust of the Ideological Obama Administration continues to “pressure” the Israeli government to essentially disembowel itself, so that there might be peace on earth and good will toward men.  If Israel would simply assume indefensible boarders and give the Islamic everything they desire than surely Iran would give up its quest for nuclear weapons. Mr. Obama thinks the key to stopping a war between Iran and Israel is to settle the “Palestinian” issue.  (Oh brother) This month, a show of consultations will take place between Obama and various Israeli leaders: in which the coldness developing between the two governments will ensure a dangerous turn of events for Israel and the Western Democracies.  Barak Obama will attempt to convince Prime Minister Netanyahu to strip his nation naked, except for a bulls-eye on their butts, and tap dance in a minefield while Obama croons a siren song of peace to Ahmadinejad. Prime Minister Netanyahu will try to get the weak and ineffectual Obama to look with his own eyes instead of a Euro/American Socialists eyes to see that Israel has no choice but to attack.  It would be better for the entire world if Israel and America would coordinate their planning, on that score, but Obama’s appeasement minded administration will have nothing to do with realities they don’t “like”.

 

The Irony that no one seems to talk about is how much the Israeli Government and Moderate Arab governments have in common in denying Iran nuclear technology.  Moderate States like Egypt and Gulf nations are far more supportive of Israeli policy, and the unavoidable attack on Iran, than President Obama and his government. Every moderate Arab government knows full well that if Iran gets the Bomb than Iran will dictate policy for the whole region because they also know, as Israel does, that any nation not dancing to Iran’s tune is going to get clobbered. In a neighborhood of knife wielding bullies and thugs, one of the dirt bags will get an arsenal of machine guns!  Iran will rule the region unless they’re stopped and the moderate Arabs know it—- and have communicated it to Washington—- but Obama spouts Democrat Ideology with his eyes wide shut!  Washington and the West have nearly as much at stake as Israel because if hostile Iran comes to dominate the oil rich Middle East we’re dependant on for economic survival: we well and truly shafted.  Moderate Arabs, and Israel, telling Obama that the only choice with Iran is a military strike against Iran and still Obama can’t comprehend the situation!  The last time we had obstinacy and stupidity at this level it was Jimmy Carters refusal to support the Shaw of Iran according to treaty and the resulting foreign policy disaster is still going on to this very day! 

 

Neither Iran nor Israel is going along on Mr. Obama’s slow boat to Shangri-La and it’s far more of a certainty that there will be a regional war in the middle east this year because Netanyahu is a stony eyed realist with responsibility for keeping his people safe.  It’s shocking to see the degree to which Mr. Obama simply doesn’t understand or can’t relate to this simple, understandable, traditional mindset. Welcome to the real world professor Obama! 

 

Consider the following article from Reuters in which its focus is not so much if Israel will attack it’s how they’ll break the news to the denizens of Obama Island in Washington!

 

Israel would inform, not ask U.S. before hitting Iran

Wed May 6, 2009 5:34am EDT

 

 

By Dan Williams – Analysis

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – When he first got word of Israel’s sneak attack on the Iraqi atomic reactor in 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan privately shrugged it off, telling his national security adviser: “Boys will be boys!”

Would Barack Obama be so sanguine if today’s Israelis made good on years of threats and bombed Iran’s nuclear facilities, yanking the United States into an unprecedented Middle East eruption that could dash his goal of easing regional tensions through revived and redoubled U.S. outreach?

For that matter, would Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu readily take on Iran alone, given his country’s limited firepower and the risk of stirring up a backlash against the Jewish state among war-weary, budget-strapped Americans?

Obama is no Reagan. And many experts believe the two allies are now so enmeshed in strategic ties — with dialogue at the highest level of government and military — that complete Israeli autonomy on a major issue like Iran is notional only.

So while no one questions Israel’s willingness to attack should it deem U.S.-led talks on curbing Iranian uranium enrichment a dead end, such strikes would almost certainly entail at least last-minute coordination with Washington.

Israel would want to ensure that its jets would not be shot down by accident if overflying U.S.-occupied Iraq, and to give Americans in the Gulf forewarning of possible Iranian reprisals.

“Whether or not Israel got the green light from Washington to attack Iran is almost immaterial, as everybody in the region would believe that the U.S. was complicit,” said Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

One U.S. diplomat envisaged Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak telephoning Pentagon chief Robert Gates, unannounced, “to give a heads-up and explain” once the mission were under way.

Gates and the U.S. military brass have voiced distaste for pre-emptive strikes on Iran, which says its uranium enrichment is for legitimate electricity production, not weapons. But their public comments have acknowledged that Israel could break rank.

“I do not doubt that Israel will do what it thinks it needs to do, regardless of whether the U.S. approves,” said Mark Fitzpatrick, non-proliferation expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

“Israel would seek forgiveness, not permission.”

A retired Israeli general who advises the government on strategic issues suggested there was a tacit synchronicity in recent messages about Iran from Israel and the United States:

“The Israeli threat adds urgency to Obama’s calls for diplomatic engagement, and should Israel take things into its hands, the Americans retain wriggle room, some deniability.”

SYRIAN PRECEDENT

Israel’s bombing in 2007 of what the CIA described as a North Korean-built reactor in Syria may provide a precedent.

According to a source familiar with the operation, Israel carried out the sortie alone, but only after “letting the Americans know that something like this could happen. It’s the difference between informing, and seeking consent.”

It was the United States which, a year later, published the allegations about the bombed site, pitting its clout as a superpower against Syrian denials. Israel, which has never discussed the attack, was spared the burden of proving its case.

As both Obama and Netanyahu head new governments, the Israeli former general said any joint strategy would go unformed at least until the leaders held their first summit on May 18.

“There’s a sense that no decision has been made on either side,” he said. “My impression is that the current American statements are for the record, to convince the international community about the seriousness of the Obama administration’s efforts to talk Tehran into a solution.”

Regardless of Obama’s eventual stance, it would be severely tested should U.S. interests be threatened — say, with Iran answering an Israeli bombing by goading Shi’ites in Iraq to stoke the embers of their insurgency, or by choking off oil exports.

“Whatever temporary sense of solidarity with Israel that ensued would be through gritted teeth,” said Fitzpatrick, a former U.S. State Department official.

Then again, drawing in the United States, with its superior air power, could serve Israel’s endgame of putting paid to Iran’s nuclear facilities. Most analysts think Israel’s warplanes might set back Iran’s plans by a few years at best and could never erase the knowledge of Iran’s atomic scientists.

After reacting to the 1981 Iraq strike by saying — according to then-National Security Adviser Richard Allen — “You know what, Dick? Boys will be boys!,” Reagan rapped Israel by holding up a shipment of F-16 jets.

Future U.S. administrations would thank the Israelis for denting the might of Saddam Hussein — whom the Reagan White House backed against Iran at the time.

Fitzpatrick said U.S. public opinion would swing in Israel’s favor “if Iran is stopped from achieving a nuclear weapons capability, and the price is not too great in terms of attacks on American citizens and facilities.”

Obama’s punitive options could, in theory, include cutting the billions in U.S. defense aid and loan guarantees to Israel, though he would face opposition in an Israel-friendly Congress.

Washington could also call for a nuclear-free Middle East as part of a regional peace drive, arguing that, with Iran neutralized and the Arab world mollified, Israel’s own assumed atomic arsenal should no longer go unchecked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barak Obama is the Judas Iscariot of American Presidents: Obama Abandons Friendship with Israel while Kissing up to Iran

 

 

There are only two nations the President of the United States finds fault with, on a consistent basis, and those two unlucky nations are: the United States of America and the Jewish State of Israel. It’s bad enough to be an American who realizes that we’ve elected a man who is fundamentally anti American as our president: but I fear Obama’s faithlessness and arrogance is now a formidable danger to our ally Israel.  In the world view of the former Harvard Constitutional Law Professor, Barak Obama feels no need to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States because he knows better.  Obama has set about replacing the constitution, which he views as deeply flawed and obsolete, with a “living and evolving” constitution by which he can justify anything.  He want to appoint “feeling” judges who will judge the social outcomes, and not confine themselves to mere law, or racist concepts of right and wrong.  Obama is not defending the constitution he’s at best trying to redefine it or at worst trying to get rid of it. The same holds true of our traditional values and alliances which Obama has been taught to see as the superstructure of white male oppression that perpetuates our exploitation of others and keeps the oppressors ultimately in control.  Obama has absorbed this through twenty years at the Church of Jeremiah Wright, immersion in institutional “Multiculturalism” in higher education and by his literary heroes like Malcolm X and Saul Alinski. As the American left has adopted European Socialism, by any other name, they’ve also absorbed much of the latent anti Semitism that abounds in Europe.  While the people watch the Economic Crisis and the Swine Flu Crisis the Obama administration has been making deals with Iran and sticking it to Israel at every opportunity. 

·        Obama has perused the ability to ship troops and equipment to Afghanistan via Iran and a back door deal with Ahmadinejad. One wonders what we must have traded to Iran for this miracle of diplomacy, or abject stupidity, as the case may be.  How valuable is a military logistics route if you can’t count on it when there’s real trouble?  Remember when our ally Turkey refused to give our troops passage during the Iraq war and we had to change our battle plan at the last minute?

·        Obama has given tacit approval to Turkey recently when the Turks held their first ever joint military exercises with Syria. (Iran by any other name)  The Israeli’s were deeply shocked that an increasingly Islamic NATO member would hold exercises with a rouge state like Syria and even more shocked that Washington seemed to approve.  Washington is letting it be known that they don’t care about Israel and they want better relations with Iran and Syria and for that matter Turkey even if they have to throw Israel under the bus to do it.

·        Obama has approved of a large Turkish Arms Sale to Lebanon who has let it be known that they would join a Middle East war on the side of Iran and Syria against Israel.  If you’re sitting in Tel Aviv you must be wondering that if you have friends like Barak Obama who needs enemies?  Turkish arms will certainly be used from Lebanon against Israel when Israel is forced to attack Iran and neutralize their nuclear program. The United States could have stopped this arms sale but very pointedly did not.

·        Obama is now allowing Iran to sell its natural gas to Europe via a pipeline that goes from the Caspian Sea via Turkey to Europe.  Wasn’t the idea to make tougher sanctions on Iran as an incentive to make them give up their nuclear program?  I thought I read that somewhere!  How does helping Iran sell gas give them an incentive to give up their nuclear program and their stated ambition to wipe Israel off the map?  At best it seems inexplicably inconsistent and at worse it seems like the heights of treachery to our friend Israel.

As we in America have learned in the last few months: Don’t listen to Obama’s words, they mean nothing, but judge him by what he does.  Obama was a big mystery coming into office and some thought he was a pragmatic centrist while others though him a committed leftist.  Those who argued that he’s a socialist pointed to his voting record in the senate where he was rated the most liberal member of an organization that included Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer.  Since taking office Obama has been the most socialist, anti Christian, anti capitalist, anti American, anti Israel president we’ve ever had. A man of Obama’s moral fiber has alliances that are momentary and fleeting and Israel would be foolish to count on this man. Obama is clearly after, and rigorously pursuing, the end of capitalism and free speech and the creation of socialized medicine and a carbon tax that is thinly disguised economic suicide in an already over stressed economic milieu.

It sticks in my craw to say it but Israel must be made to understand that the American People still support them and admire them but the American President would sell them out in a heartbeat.  Obama is no great friend of Israel nor of the United States. Obama’s words are nothing as compared to his actions, which are flagrantly Anti Israeli, if not Anti Semitic. At this critical time Obama is abandoning Israel as his actions clearly illustrate and giving aid and assistance to those who would destroy another six million Jews given half the chance.  Israel needs to make plans for a world that includes a neglectful if not passively hostile American administration and must see to her own security.  If Israel doesn’t look after her interests no one will because the Obama Administration is now and will continue to stab her in the back.

Consider the following clips from the Debka File:

http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=6048

DEBKAfile – We start where the media stop


Talks on Iranian corridor for US troops, supplies to Afghanistan on fast track

From DEBKA-Net-Weekly updated by DEBKAfile

April 28, 2009, 8:40 PM (GMT+02:00)

On March 27, DEBKA-Net-Weekly 390 revealed exclusively Barack Obama’s plans “to transform the Khomeinist Islamic Republic’s clenched fist against America into a helping hand by formally asking Tehran to permit the passage to Afghanistan of fresh US troops, weapons and supplies across Iranian territory.”

In its follow-up of April 3, our military sources reported that US defense secretary Robert Gates, Chief of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen and transport command chief Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, have laid before the president a detailed plan, which had been cleared in back-door meetings between US and Iranian officers.

 

DEBKAfile‘s sources ask how much leverage against Iran’s drive for a nuclear bomb will be left to Washington when the US becomes dependent on Tehran for its war supplies to Afghanistan.

Tuesday, April 28, US envoy Dennis Ross set out on an extensive tour for pouring oil on troubled waters in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. He is accompanied by the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command, Lt. Gen. John R. Allen, and National Security Council official Puneet Talwar.

Like secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who promised in Beirut this week that the US was not selling Lebanon out by dealing with Syria, Ross will try and reassure America’s Arab friends that Washington’s new ties of friendship and strategic cooperation with Tehran will not be at their expense.

Egypt is signally its willingness to team up with Israel to counter those ties, with Saudi Arabia quietly following suit.

http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=6046

DEBKAfile – We start where the media stop


Turkish-Syrian exercise prompts Israeli review of sophisticated arms sales to Ankara

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

April 27, 2009, 11:21 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak commented Monday, April 27, that Turkey’s decision to hold three days of military maneuvers with Syria is “disturbing.”

And that is not all. The exercise will be accompanied Monday or Tuesday by the signing of a letter of intent between Turkish defense minister Vecdi Gonul and his Syrian counterpart Hassan Turkmani for cooperation in the defense industry.

 

Israel is now in a hurry to slash its military exchanges with Turkey to prevent the leakage of military secrets to an avowed Arab enemy.

Ankara is furthermore defaulting on payments for military purchases and other contracts. It has piled up a debt of several million dollars to Israel’s military and air industries, in payment for a $5 billion deal to build a Mark 3 Chariot plant in Turkey. Production of 1,000 Israeli tanks, to have been Turkey’s main theater tank, should have begun in early 2009.

Construction is now halted.

 

The Turkish armed forces is no long the body it once was. The generals of today are in harmony with Recip Tayyep Erdogan’s decision to turn Turkey’s back on Israel.

                                                                                                                  

DEBKAfile – We start where the media stop


Israel shocked by Obama’s approval of large Turkish arms sale to Lebanon

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

April 22, 2009, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

DEBKAfile quotes senior Israeli military circles as staggered by the discovery that US president Barack Obama had approved a large Turkish arms sale to the Lebanese army, including the services of Turkish military instructors. This was taken as further proof that the US president is deaf to Israel’s immediate security concerns. Lebanese president Gen. Michel Suleiman has more than once threatened neighboring Israel. When he signed the arms deal in Ankara Tuesday, April 21, he once again pledged publicly to place the Lebanese army at the disposal of the Shiite terrorist Hizballah in any confrontation with Israel.

If that happened, said one Israeli source, Israel could find itself under attack not just by Hizballah as in the past, but by a Lebanese army, well trained and armed by Turkey. He noted that more than 50 percent of Lebanon’s fighting manpower are Shiites loyal to Hizballah.

The conviction is growing in Jerusalem that the US president endorsed the transaction as a means of breaking up the long-standing military pact between Israel and Turkey, because it interferes with his Middle East objectives. Our sources note that neither Washington nor Ankara bothered to inform Israel of the transaction or its scope.

After meeting Turkish president Abdullah Gul, Suleiman at the head of a large Lebanese military delegation signed the contracts for the sale and declared with deep satisfaction: “We reviewed the new [US] policies towards the region in the light of President Obama’s recent visit to Turkey.”


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Washington to cut Iran in on Nabucco pipeline

DEBKA-Net-Weekly Exclusive

April 28, 2009, 11:26 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran is about to become a major fuel supplier to the West, DEBKA-Net-Weekly reports.

For the sake of dialogue and cooperation, Washington is ceding Tehran the chance to feed its natural gas into the 3,000 kilometer-long Nabucco pipeline project (from the Caspian to the EU via Turkey).

The strategic-economic consequences of the Obama administration’s major perk for Iran is analyzed in the coming DEBKA-Net-Weekly‘s issue out Friday.

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A Fresh Season of Hate: Once Again the Jewish Scapegoat Is Castigated in Europe

 

As economic conditions decline the hunt is on for a scapegoat.  This last week we’ve seen lots of death threats against AIG employees, in Briton a bankers house was targeted and suffered damage, and in the upcoming week: we’re likely to see property destruction, and perhaps violence, at the G20 meeting in London.  As the people who are behind the failures (Politicians) encourage everyone to find a scapegoat; it’s a sad sight to see Europe dusting off a traditional whipping boy and once again fomenting hate against the Jewish People.  The mob mentality runs amok once again and the stereotypical Jew bashing, that was just barely latent in Europe, gains strength once again as anger is misdirected from the political elites to a traditional victim class. How many times must the world witness this spectacle and why would any Jew with the means to escape Europe not immigrate to Israel or America?

 

The following story ran on CBN this week and is indicative of the rising antipathy toward the Jews and the increasing isolation of Israel as we progress in what many believe are the end times.

                                                                                                                                                                    

Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Europe

By Dale Hurd

CBN News Sr. Reporter

March 23, 2009

CBNNews.com – If you don’t think anti-Semitism is rising in Europe, look at the political cartoons.

A Greek cartoon suggests Israelis kill Christians on Easter. An Italian cartoon shows the baby Jesus worried that the Israelis are going to kill him again.

And then there are the cartoons that compare the Jews to the Nazis. It reminds Jews of another period: the 1930s, the time before the Holocaust.

History Repeating?

In Europe today, most Jews are at least anxious. Some are scared, and many have already left for Israel or the United States. Because even though many European governments have condemned the new rise in anti-Semitism, there is a clear perception among many Jews that Europe’s terrible history is somehow coming back to life.

“Jewish communities around the world are under more pressure now than at any time since 1945,” says Robert Wistrich of Hebrew University in Israel. Wistrich is the son of Polish Jews who fled the Holocaust. “Here we are 60 years after that and what lessons have been learned? Not enough.”

A survey last year by the Anti-Defamation League of five European countries found that half of those questioned believe Jews are more loyal to Israel than the countries in which they live. That was what the Nazis believed.

And almost half of Europeans surveyed also said Jews “probably” have too much control of international finance. That was another Nazi view.

Almost half also believe that Jews control U.S. Middle East policy. The Nazis would have agreed.

The editor of Der Sturmer, Julius Streicher wrote in 1944: “The Jews have made America what it is today: a nation…forced into helping the Jews achieve world domination!”

Manfred Gerstenfeld, a leading Holocaust expert, says the constant demonization of Israel by the European media and the European left has helped create what he calls a “new anti-Semitism” against the “collective Jew”; that is, Israel and Zionism.

“All studies show that Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism almost entirely overlap,” he said. “Now, of course, it is very bad to say you are against the Jews after the Holocaust, so you have a found an escape clause to be against the Jews without saying you are against the Jews. And you say I am against Israel, applying standards to Israel that you do not apply to any other nation.”

University of Michigan Professor Andrei Markovits, author of Uncouth Nation adds: “Criticizing Israel, Israeli policy, certainly is not Anti-Semitic. Criticizing Israel the State is not Anti-Semitic. But when you bring in old anti-Semitic tropes to criticize Israel or to depict Israel as the murderer of God, as the blood libel, showing them as Nazis; that is anti-Semitic.”

And Markovits, a self-described progressive or leftist, says hatred of Israel is now a core principle for many on the Left. At anti-Israel protests, you’ll see radical Muslims and Leftists both expressing, not only anti-Israel messages, but anti-Semitic messages, too.

This political cartoon from the London Independent newspaper, showing what Jews claimed was an imitation of the ancient blood libel, won best political cartoon award in Britain. The same cartoon later showed up in a rally by radical Muslims in the Middle East.

“The terrorists have allies in European society,” Gerstenfeld said. “In the media. In the NGO’s, on academia, among leftwing politicians.”

The leftist mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, said he’s against anti-Semitism. But he has also said that anyone who goes to kill Israeli soldiers is not a terrorist. And a onetime member of the British parliament, Jenny Tonge, said if she were a Palestinian, she would consider being a suicide bomber.

Distorted Media Coverage

Throughout Europe, distorted and one-sided news coverage has created an Israel that is aggressive and evil.

“It’s a demonization based on a radical detextualization, de-legitimization that’s been going on,” Melanie Phillips, a British conservative, says. “And if you’re the averagely ignorant Brit, watching your TV, listening to your radio, you believe it. That’s your world view.”

In France, a court is deciding whether a government TV channel, France2, showed faked footage of the supposed death of a Palestinian boy, Mohammed al-Durah, during the second intifada in 2000, to make it look like he was killed by Israeli solders. When the judge ordered France2 to turn over all of its footage of the incident, it also showed the boy moving his arms and peering through his fingers after he was supposed to be dead.

But Muslim rage at the original France2 news story led to countless reprisals against Jews around the world. It was even mentioned by terrorists as a reason for the beheading Daniel Pearl.

Scott Jacobs at DemocracyBroadcastingNews.com says the France2 story “globally defames the Jewish nation, Israel, with a fabricated icon of hypocritical brutality and immorality; and criminalizes Jews and their State to justify pariah-punishment.”

The EU says Muslims are responsible for half of all attacks on Jews in Europe. In France, Muslims outnumber Jews 10 to 1. Nidra Poller, an American writer and commentator in Paris, says the government and media are afraid of the Muslims.

“The French are using the Muslims, allowing the Muslims, to express this vicious and violent, murderous Jews hatred, and they get a free ride on their old fashioned anti-Semitism,” Poller said. “The whole Lebanon war was shown from the Hezbollah point of view. Israel was the villain. And Hezbollah were the innocents who were suffering. So all the Muslims in France got another dose of Jew hatred.”

And when Israel invaded Lebanon in 2006, anti-Semitic violence in Europe surged.

Surpising, But Not Unique

Anti-Semitism is by no means just a European phenomenon. But it is in Europe, the place of the Holocaust, where the return of anti-semitism is so surprising.

As a boy in the Netherlands, Manfred Gerstenfeld hid from the Nazis in an upstairs apartment. He may have never believed it could happen again. But he now believes Europe is re-living the 1930s.

“A senior Dutch politician told me a few months ago, ‘Look, the Jews have to understand that in the Netherlands, they have no future,’ he said.

In large part because Israel lost the media war in Europe long ago, and the Jews are still paying for it.

A Biblical National Security Update: March of 2009 is not Looking Very Peaceful or Stable

 

 

It’s a dangerous world these days and nothing underlines that more than the recent headline. 

·        Consider the fact that North Korea has a long range missile on the launching pad and has promised to resume their nuclear activities if anyone interferes with their upcoming launch.

·        Iran continues on its merry way to regional war by continuing to develop its nuclear program which seems to have prompted the Israeli People to elect a much more right wing government who is certain to attack Iran this year.  The Bible suggests that Iran will one day join a coalition of nations led by Russia against Israel touching off the war of Armageddon.  (Were it not for Russian assistance the Iranians would not be anywhere close to where they currently are on the development of nuclear weapons.)

·        Russia has increased its funding for the military even as its economy goes down the drain with plummeting oil prices.  They claim it’s a response to NATO expansionism and the deployment of an anti missile shield to Europe. The Bible calls Russia Gog and says that will lead a coalition against Israel in the last days touching off the war of Armageddon.

·        China has recently hassled our warships in the sea of Japan and the Pentagon has released a report chronicling their MASSIVE MILLITARY BUILDUP and openly questioned their intentions. This report enraged the Chinese whose military might seems designed to challenge the United States for world dominance.  The bible indicates that a third of mankind will be wiped out by the “kings of the east” and most scholars agree that china would definitely be included in that description.

·        Russia has announced that they will form a division of their military whose mission will be to guard the oil recourses they’ve recently claimed in the arctic. 

·        Obama has announced cuts in military spending with the intention of adding substantially to those cuts with “reforms” that would save even more money.  The United States is not mentioned by name in the Bible and leadership of the western world is held by Europe not the USA.

·        There is growing civil unrest around the globe due to the world economic crisis.  Even nations like Great Briton are courting insolvency underlined by their recent bond offering that failed and with the 30% drop in the British Pound.

·        President Obama has expressed willingness to trade away missile defense for Russian influence with Iran in an attempt to halt their progress toward a viable nuclear weapon.  It’s largely regarded as too little too late.

·        Security for the G20 summit is at issue as the people of Europe have not been shy about expressing their displeasure at the state of the world’s finances.  Violence is expected at the G20 summit in London nest week and there’s a high possibility of a Terrorist Event as well.  The British are one level below “Imminent attack Expected”

·        The Situation in the Nuclear Armed Islamic State of Pakistan continues to degenerate as the weak government fights for survival and as the extremist elements become more powerful.  Nuclear Armed India watches nervously as the government of their traditional foe spirals more out of control; the Mumbai Massacres still fresh in their minds.

·        The Mexican Border is increasingly violent and the CIA thinks Mexico may collapse entirely creating a major problem on our southern border.  Mexico may well become a failed state with untold consequences to the USA