A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
This past March, AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) released a statement in which they took the Obama Administration to task for what they described as "escalated rhetoric" from the Obama Administration. In their statement, AIPAC said the following:
"The Obama Administration's recent statements regarding the U.S. relationship with Israel are a matter of serious concern. AIPAC calls on the Administration to take immediate steps to defuse the tension with the Jewish State." AIPAC went on to say: "The Administration should make a conscious effort to move away from public demands and unilateral deadlines directed at Israel, with whom the United States shares basic, fundamental, and strategic interests."
I agree with AIPAC. In fact, a growing number of Americans agree with AIPAC. There can be no question that Obama is anti-Israel. For anyone who has paid attention to Obama’s attitude toward Israel, it is clear that the American President is making a deliberate effort to destroy the US/Israeli relationship. With every back-handed slap at Israel and their Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, it is ever more evident that Obama wishes to break all ties the US has with our only ally in the Middle East.
The naiveté of Obama is going to cost America and the world a terrible price. For war is coming in the Middle East. The coming war will render the two current conflicts involving the US, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the status of Sunday School picnics.
Obama may be afraid to use nuclear weapons in defense of this country, but rest assured that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is certainly not afraid to protect his country’s very existence with Israeli nuclear weapons. Israel has made it clear that in a life or death struggle, they WILL turn to their nuclear arsenal -- and they have a substantial number of nukes, more than enough to wipe out a few prime targets located in their enemies country.
On the immediate horizon, however, is the impeding air strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. With the bonds broken between Israel and America, the Israeli government will feel no compulsion to “request” permission to strike Iran when THEY make the decision to do so. And that could be any day.
Of course, there is the strong rumor about that Obama will order US aircraft to shoot down Israeli bombers. Understand, there is strong hostility towards Israel from the left wing in the Obama Administration as well as from the Congress. Zbigniew Brzezinski, you may remember him as the former National Security Advisor from the limp leftist administration of Jimmy Carter, has suggested that it may become necessary for US aircraft to shoot down Israeli bombers as they pass through Iraqi airspace enroute to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities. (SOURCE). Iran’s Bushehr reactor is expected to go online sometime this summer. Time is growing short for an attack to neutralize that threat to Israel. And Israel knows it -- and they have not been sitting idly by.
We can only speculate as to why Obama feels so hostile toward Israel as he so obviously does. Some have suggested that it is a result of the time he spent with Rashid Khalidi (reported to be an associate of Yassir Arafat at the time) while at the University of Chicago.
Whatever the reason, it has become evident that Obama intends to cut the ties between the US and Israel. Of all the blunders, and grievous errors in judgment Obama has made, so far, this is the worse, by far. It could easily blow up in his face. It could spark another world war. Blundering narcissistic fools who perceive themselves as Caesar-like emperors have a way of triggering events that lead to the deaths of multitudes of their fellow human beings. I fear we are about to witness one of those events. One might even say we are on the threshold of Armageddon.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned the legend tells us. Obama just makes endless speeches filled with the words “I.” “Me,” “my,” “mine,” and droning on about his accomplishments and his plans for his government.
Just over the horizon we can see the glow of the flames of an approaching conflagration.
J. D. Longstreet