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Iran and the State of Obama-Land

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In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, US President Barack Obama painted a “Žrosy picture of America’s condition at home and abroad, presenting a delusional list of his “Žown accomplishments since taking office six years ago. “Ž

A careful dissection of each of his falsehoods — which were nearly as numerous as the “Žstanding ovations he received from the Democrats in the room every time he punctuated a “Žsentence — could fill the pages of a lengthy book. But the abridged version is as follows: “ŽEverything would be even rosier if the Republicans were to stop opposing his policies, “Žwhich not only have been making Americans healthier, wealthier and wiser, but have “Žbridged gaps with countries all over the world.”Ž

One didn’t know whether to laugh or cry while watching the lame duck remind us that he “Žstill has two more years of damage to inflict and veto powers to exercise.”Ž

Of most relevance to Israel, and to Americans who grasp the real and present danger of “Žradical Islam, was the president’s position on the Islamic Republic of Iran.”Ž

To lead into it, Obama first took credit for “stand[ing] united with people around the “Žworld who’ve been targeted by terrorists — from a school in Pakistan to the streets of “ŽParis. We will continue to hunt down terrorists and dismantle their networks, and we “Žreserve the right to act unilaterally, as we’ve done relentlessly since I took office to take “Žout terrorists who pose a direct threat to us and our allies.””Ž

Purposely omitting the religion and stated goals of these generic “terrorists,” he went on “Žto assert that “for the first time in a decade, we’ve halted the progress of [Iran’s] nuclear “Žprogram and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material,” and assure Congress that he “will “Žveto any new sanctions bill that threatens to undo this [diplomatic] progress.””Ž

The giggles of glee from the mullahs in Tehran could be heard across the globe. You see, “Žthey have been speeding up their development of long-range missiles, while increasing “Žtheir anti-Western rhetoric and openly threatening Israel with destruction. Oh, and serious “Ž”Ž”retaliation” for its having killed a Revolutionary Guard commander during an airstrike “Žon Hezbollah honchos in Syria on Sunday.”Ž

Nor are Shiites the only Islamists emboldened by Obama’s behavior. The Sunni radicals “Ž”Ž– most notably ISIS (the Islamic State terrorist organization that has been committing “Žmass atrocities against “infidels” the world over) — are just as buoyed by a weak and “Žsupplicant White House. “Ž

Still, it is Iran that is on the brink of possessing nuclear weapons.”Ž

This is why Speaker of the House John Boehner extended an invitation to Israeli Prime “ŽMinister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday to address Congress in early March. If “Žanyone can spell out the Iranian threat — and how it relates to and governs the terrorism “Žthat Obama claimed to be fighting — it is Netanyahu. “Ž

The timing of the invitation, which Netanyahu promptly accepted, was eerily apt. On “ŽWednesday morning, an Arab terrorist from the Palestinian Authority boarded a bus in “ŽTel Aviv and stabbed more than a dozen people, wounding several critically.”Ž

Battling terrorism is nothing new to Israelis. But whenever there is an attack in the White “ŽCity, it serves as a reminder that the bloodshed against Jews and Israelis really has “Žnothing to do with the so-called “occupation” of lands won in the Six-Day War. The “ŽPalestinian leadership and media make no bones about their viewing the entire state of “ŽIsrael as illegitimate and deserving of elimination.”Ž

Like their Islamist brethren across the Middle East, the Palestinians are players in a global “Žjihad against Christians and Jews.”Ž

Obama doesn’t see it that way. On the contrary, as he pointed out in his address, he “Žconsiders “the deplorable anti-Semitism that has resurfaced in certain parts of the world” “Žto be on a par with “offensive stereotypes of Muslims.””Ž

He was thus far more angry about the “breech of protocol” made by Boehner and “ŽNetanyahu, for arranging a trip to Washington to warn about Iran, than about the terrorist “Žattack in Tel Aviv. “Ž

And then came the real clincher: a Bloomberg new service report, according to which the “Žhead of the Mossad told a congressional delegation visiting Israel last week that he “Žopposed new sanctions on Iran, on the grounds that this would be “like throwing a “Žgrenade into the [diplomatic] process.””Ž

Though this did not sound the least bit plausible (and not merely because it goes against “ŽNetanyahu’s stance on the matter), it created a big media stir, which spurred an “Žinvestigation into the allegation.”Ž

On Thursday, Mossad chief Tamir Pardo issued a statement denying the claim. It turns “Žout that what he had said was, in fact, the opposite — that sanctions have been effective, “Žand that more “sticks,” not fewer, are needed in the “carrot-and-stick” approach with the “ŽIslamic republic.”Ž

Secretary of State John Kerry, however, was quick to use the misquote as proof that “ŽNetanyahu’s demand for tougher measures against Iran is both unreasonable runs counter “Žto the assessments of Israel’s top espionage echelon.”Ž

Each new incident revealing the depths of animosity on the part of the Obama “Žadministration for Israel, coupled with its sidling up to the likes of Cuba, gives an energy “Žboost to the enemies of Western democracy.”Ž

But Obama is more concerned with the weather.”Ž

“Ž”No challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat to future generations than climate “Žchange,” he said, as Israelis in the Golan Heights and the Galilee prepared their bomb “Žshelters for the next round of Iranian-sponsored rocket rain.”Ž

Ruthie Blum is the author of “To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama, and the ‘Arab “ŽSpring.'””Ž This article was originally published by Israel Hayom.

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  • 6 million Jews perished in the Holocaust; not in open battles, not with arms in their hands, not fighting enemy as the other peoples and armies did, but like animals in the worst imaginable slaughter house. But it is the last time in history, unless the mankind exists The Jewish people will survive many others that exist today, But the Jews wherever they are must stop crying, whimpering and fearing. They must stop hiding and pleaing for defense. They must attack. They must do it at all “frontlines”: by diplomatic way, media-way, military way using a gybrid war: they must learn from their enemy, too; by unconditional deportation of -first of all- entire familes of terrorists, including remote relatives. They must launch a “reply- rockets” for each rocket coming from Hamas’ Gaza. Indiscriminately, as the Gazan terrorists do. They must stop any help to Gaza (they still do it!), cut it off any source (food, oil etc). Then the world will respect Israel (it respects only strength, not weakness: remember the 6-day war) and will stop attacking Israel. They must fire Avigdor Liberman (former Soviets) for his benting before Putin’s Russia, which is behind many conflicts and terrorist acts in the Arab world and Israel. Then, it will be the glorious way for Israel to a normal, prosperous life without any fear. We all must praise Netaniahu and support him whatever we can, Shame on American democrats, on Nancy Pelosi, Robert Naiman and other for their intention to boycott Netaniahu speech before Congress. It is incredible for modern America.

  • Yoel Larry

    Only G-d can stop this wretched little man from completing the ‘fundamental transformation’ of America and the destruction of the Jewish State in the two long years he has left to complete his foul plan. Please recite Psalm 94 and ask The L-ord to intervene: ” G-d of Vengeance, Arise. Render to the arrogant his just reward.”

  • Simon

    Despite Obama’s threat to Vetto further sanctions on Iran, this whole Theatrical Show will not end the way Western Gov’s hope for. The biggest enemy of Iran, is Iran itself & by their own propulsion the Iranian Iyatollas Will usher their own destruction.

    Allah HUAKBAR.

  • The conflict goes on. Ishmael against Jacob. Obama is a Muslim, he should never have been elected President of the U.S. How did he manage to get past the legal rites to become President?

  • Isabella1709

    Obama trying to create a moral equivalence between antisemetism and muslim stereotyping is showing his pathetic Islamism. Who goes around threatening the extinction of Iran or any other Islamic country? They do this to both Israel and America routinely. Obama is a pathetic antisemite and I hope we all survive his 8 year reign of terror and antiAmericaism.

  • Richard R Silverman

    Great read, good synopsis. Appreciate the post.
    I noticed the equal-handiness by his comment about Jewish hatred and Muslim hatred as though Jews indiscriminately send their children to blow up innocents, fire rockets from civilian areas into Israeli cities, and talk freely, and constantly about destroying a nation, and its citizens. This is pure BS and antisemitism against Jews and Israel. In short, President Obama is a deceitful bigot.

  • there is no greater threat to Middle East peace than US president Obama. Iran, having been sanctioned for UN peace violations with red line consequences was allowed to continue development of a nuclear bomb that Iran said it would used to destroy Israel. Never the less Iran was allowed to continue development of the bomb without sanctions or consequences and with the blessing of the US government/Obama. Iran was never our friend and always a bloody enemy and today Iran represents the greater immediate danger to world peace and most of all to our ally Israel whom we love. Now, Obama’s chief of staff Valorie Jarrett was born Iranian, live in Iran the first 5 years of her life and whose family still lives there. Is that fact sufficient enough to jeopardize world peace. It must be to Obama.

  • Julian Clovelley

    The Settlers write some dreadful rubbish to back up the untenable.

    There is no practical policy here just an incredibly boring Right Wing rant

    One thing is for sure if Iran is attacked, militarily the first areas to suffer revenge attacks are likely to be the settlements. I genuinely fear for those families who have been led into a delusion.

    A nightmare of stupidity.

    Enough said

  • steven L

    Doing his utmost best to undermine America and the Western democracies!
    The more time passes the more evident his longing for “Islam”.

  • Obama’s relations with Israel and other Nations r3
    Obama has no respect from many of the International community. Obama has no credibility, he has the least experience in real politics, he is the worst president the U.S. has ever had.
    Obama has alienated many nations and has caused foreign policy damage that is costing the American taxpayer trillions. His decisions are also costing numerous American lives in vain.
    Obama has abused his executive powers and should be prosecuted for his violations. Obama is ignoring the true sovereignty of the Jewish people in Israel and the various treaties and international agreements entered into after WWI and the various congressional resolutions on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people since WWI. Obama’s blatant disrespect of Netanyahu and Israel’s International legitimate rights shows his naivety in International matters and foreign policy.
    Obama’s lack of etiquette is an outright embarrassment to the United States.
    Natanyahu is trying his best, but he will not compromise the security of Israel and that is the way a leader should perform. No other decent leader of the free world perform differently.
    It is interesting to note, that Jordan is a country that never existed in history before WWI and nobody is contesting its legitimacy or territorial sovereignty and control. The same powers that established 21 Arab States plus Jordan after WWI also re-established the State of Israel based on the Balfour Declaration and the San Remo Treaty of 1920.
    On the other hand, Israel and its Jewish people have over 4,000 year of recorded history.
    Many Nations and people are questioning Israel’s control of its liberated territory. No one is mentioning that the Arab countries had ejected about a million Jewish people from their countries, confiscated their assets, businesses, homes and land. About 650,00 of these expelled Jewish people were resettled in Greater Israel. The Land the Arab countries confiscated from the Jewish people 120,000 sq. km. which is over 5-6 times the size of Israel, and its value today is in the trillions of dollars.
    Let the 21 Arab countries resettle the Arab Palestinians in the land they confiscated from the Jews which is 5-6 times the size of Israel. Provide them with funds they confiscated from the million Jewish people they expelled and let them build an economy, This will benefit both the Arab-Palestinians and the hosting countries, The other alternative is relocate the Arab-Palestinians to Jordan, (originally land allocated for the Jewish people under the San Remo Treaty of 1920) which is already 80% Arab-Palestinians, and give them funds to relocate and build an economy. This will solve the Arab-Palestinians refugee problem once and for all. It will also reduce hostility and strife in the region.

    If this is not discrimination against Israel, I do not know what is.
    It seems like nobody cares about land violations in other countries in the world, but when it comes to Israel, everyone has a say. Israel’s rights in the terms of the treaty of San Remo of 1920 are in affect in perpetuity, it clearly states that the Jewish people are the only ones with political rights in the British Mandate of Palestine and that the Jewish people can live anywhere in the British Mandate.
    If the U.S., Europe and other countries will stop meddling, and stop its criticism and involvement in the politics of Israel and the Arabs, than there will be a chance for peace.
    We know the great powers are only interested in the OIL and nothing else, that is the bottom line.
    A true and lasting peace in Israel will bring mammoth economic prosperity to The Israelis and The Arabs alike.
    An approach to peace starts by teaching your children and the people not to hate and condemn any acts violence that hurts civilian population and stop celebrating and rewarding the death and destruction of each other.

    YJ Draiman

    No Jew has the right to yield the rights of the Jewish People in Israel –
    David Ben Gurion
    (David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel and widely hailed as the State’s main founder).
    “No Jew is entitled to give up the right of establishing [i.e. settling] the Jewish Nation in all of the Land of Israel. No Jewish body has such power. Not even all the Jews alive today [i.e. the entire Jewish People] have the power to cede any part of the country or homeland whatsoever. This is a right vouchsafed or reserved for the Jewish Nation throughout all generations. This right cannot be lost or expropriated under any condition or circumstance. Even if at some particular time, there are those who declare that they are relinquishing this right, they have no power nor competence to deprive coming generations of this right. The Jewish nation is neither bound nor governed by such a waiver or renunciation. Our right to the whole of this country is valid, in force and endures forever. And until the Final Redemption has come, we will not budge from this historic right.”
    at the Basle Session of the 20th Zionist Congress at Zurich (1937)

    “No country in the world exists today by virtue of its ‘right’.
    All countries exist today by virtue of their ability to defend themselves against those who seek their destruction.”