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September 3, 2013 10:42 am

Obama Reminds Israel to Rely Only on Itself

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President Obama on Meet the Press. Photo: Screenshot.

Clearly, no matter what one believes politically vis a vis Machiavelli, no leader ever wants to be untrusted, isolated, and unfeared. President Barack Obama is a disaster, completely inept, indecisive, and not a man of his word. This has been shown repeatedly over the past few months, and it’s clear for anyone to see.

Russia and China protected Edward Snowden despite Obama’s warnings. They acted solely according to their national interests. Assad repeatedly crossed America’s red lines, and Obama is now stammering for a response.  The man is weak and ineffective. The world is mocking America.

Just a few weeks ago, Obama spoke of the importance of the American people having confidence in his policies.  The American people don’t and should not have confidence – the Syrians, Russians, and Chinese do and should. How can any American have faith or confidence in the administration of President Barack Obama?

Whether one liked President Bush or not, he was a true patriot who meant what he said. Bush cultivated allies and instilled fear in enemies. And amazingly, Obama today is less popular than President George W. Bush was near the end of his presidency.

The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project finds that support for the United States is lower now in Egypt, Jordan, and Pakistan than it was in 2008. Approval for Obama’s policies was at only 15 percent in Muslim countries last spring; what that rate would be now in Egypt and Syria is unknown.  What is known is that throughout the Arab world, neither Obama nor America are liked or respected.  Obama is simply a disaster.

And there are many lessons Israel can learn from what’s been happening.

How can Israel believe that Iran’s nuclear ambitions will be halted by America if Obama won’t even protect thousands of Syrians who have been gassed?  As Israeli Cabinet Member Naftali Bennett said, “The international stammering and vacillation over Syria proves, yet again, that Israel can trust in none but itself. More than 1,000 civilians, many of them babies and children, were murdered by a dark regime using poison gas. And the world hesitates. This is a major lesson. At the moment of truth, we will depend only on ourselves.”

No matter what one believes about Obama, and whether an attack on Syria would be justified, it is quite clear that Obama remains at a loss in the Middle East. It should be very clear to Israel that the Jewish state is completely alone and dependent only on the Jewish people.

Shana Tova.

Ronn Torossian is CEO of 5WPR.

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  • Joe Gluck

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently said Israel cannot rely on any other country, even an ally, when it comes to facing up to the perceived nuclear threat from Iran.”But at no stage will we abandon our fate into the hands of other countries, even our best friends.”

    Exactly what author of this piece said.

  • Glenn

    Many Americans would cheerfully debate the author of this opinion post about the statement “It should be very clear to Israel that the Jewish state is completely alone and dependent only on the Jewish people.” The facts are that the Israeli government has received overwhelmingly more funding, weapons, security and support from the US than any other country, yet all the Israeli government can manage to do is cry for more and complain that the US doesn’t do enough.

    Most Americans have no issue with the Jewish people. It is the corrupt and criminal Israeli government who is at fault. Israel’s government blatantly and consistently attempts to manipulate policy within the US, UK and other governments. These machinations will be much harder for the Israeli government going forward regardless if it’s Obama or another Bush clone. Both are traitors in the eyes of many Americans.

    Americans are no longer willing to accept the propaganda that the Israeli government and the media claim as truth about the Middle East. The Israeli government is like a spoiled child to us. We wish the Israeli government would grow up and leave our lovely home.

    “Yes, Israel, it is sad what is happening to your ‘friend’ Syria.”

    “Yes, dear Israel, you have made a mess of things again.”

    “No, dear Israel, we aren’t helping you to clean this up anymore.”

    • Reply to Glenn

      Indeed, the new Jew, those of us in Israel say great, America can get lost. And we will ally with Russia, and lets see how big bad America does then. Don’t use our army bases. Don’t depend on us for a stop over or safe place in middle east. Lets see how it goes then.

      We don’t need or want America. Hussein Obama is your President we are good over here.

  • Lawrence Kulak

    The very fact that Obama would seek to wait for Congressional approval before taking action against Syria proves that he is not only not a man, but that he places little or no value on human life. The same man who spoke out against the killing of Trayvon Martin which was later proven to have been justified, now refuses to take immediate action after the gassing of innocent people including children. Let us not forget, that the Syrian rebels were begging for his help a year ago and the man refused to even out the playing field against Syria. Obama could easily have prevented the use by Assad of chemical weaponry, but he essentially gave him a free hand by refusing to take any action at all. Obama is an utter disgrace to humanity and we see now why as Illinois Senator, he was absent when the vote to ban partial birth abortion came up. Lets face it, the man is an African, anti-colonialist dictator type like Mugabe was and has ice running through his veins.

    • Beth Spanier

      It is too late to protect anyone in Syria. Assad and his commanders are in Tehran. American action can no longer be seen as moral, only too litle too late and for the wrong reasons. We will kill a lot more people, and Assad will be spared. All sides fighting each other are our enemies, and dead is dead. Chemical weapons? Whether you are lined up and shot, only to fall into a mass grave, or gassed to death, you are dead. This outrage over chemical warfare is so much the indulgence of western intellectual masterbation and posturing. Obama is the enemy and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. He would have gone into Syria had the Brotherhood had the advantage. They didn’t, so he didn’t. The moral outrage over the form of murder, the tools of murder and the indelicacies of, and outrage over how the less ethical among the human race choose to commit attrocities, is vile. This outrage over chemical weapons is the disgusting chatter of political correctness that draws the line not at the unacceptability of mass murder, but at how civilized is the weaponry. A chemical weapon is like a gun and a drone, no different. It is a tactical tool. We are depraved lunatics for making this an arguement about tactics. It is an arguement about murder. Can I imagine my realtives executed in a Polish forrest for being Jews, as the world remained silent? Yes. Were the ones who were gassed to death in Auschwitz entitled to intervention because the gas chambers offended? I think it was the murder that was the point, not the method. Mr. Obama, If you dont wanted to save Syrians, you shouldn’t be strutting around yelling about chemical weapons. If you wanted to save Syrians, you would have done so long ago. Please, just shut up and be still for the next three years, lest you destroy us all.