Ah, how fast the news cycle can shift. It was just yesterday that Secretary of State John Kerry was trying to convince America that our relationship with Israel had never been better, and now today we learn that maybe he wasn’t being completely honest. (I know, I know – don’t be shocked.) In a new report that is sure to stun many Americans (and possibly more than a few Israelis), President Obama reportedly threatened to attack one of our closest allies to protect one of our greatest enemies!
President Obama is alleged to have stopped an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets, according to reports to emerge from the Middle East at the weekend.
The incredible audacity of a move like this is breathtaking. Can you imagine any other President in the last 70+ years threatening to attack Israel for the crime of defending themselves from a violent Islamic nation? A nation, I would add, whose regime holds as one of its core principles the eradication of Israel from this earth! The threat of American intervention forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to back down and cancel plans to hit Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Apart from being aghast that Obama would threaten any of our allies, in particular our only real friend in the Middle East, one wonders what might have happened had Israel called the President on his threats. What if Netanyahu had gone forward with Israel’s attacks on Iran – would Obama have shot down Israel’s fighters? If they had, what would have been the response from the world and from Israel against us?
It is abhorrent that we continue to dictate to Israel how they should respond to the aggressive Islamic nations that surround (and threaten) them every day. Israel should be unfettered and given the leeway to interact with their neighbors as they see fit. We, in the USA, do not face an existential threat from the Islamic nations (or terrorists) in the Middle East… but Israel does. The fact that our President and our politics could tie the hands of our ally half a world away is deplorable and immoral. We would never allow another nation to dictate to us how to best protect ourselves from an existential threat, and we should not expect anyone, especially not a close ally, allow us to command them.
This situation underscores a bigger problem for us here in the USA, though. It is a stark reminder of just how dangerous and insane President Barack Obama really is. The man is ruled by chaos, and his decision-making ability is topsy-turvy to reality. His grip on reality must be tenuous, and every decision he makes endangers us ever more. God forbid something world changing occurs over the next two years, because with Barack Obama at the helm, it could spell doom for our nation.
This move was akin to threatening Britain while supporting China – it makes no sense strategically, politically or morally. Bobby Jindal is right. President Obama has most assuredly disqualified himself to be Commander-in-Chief. Every action he takes and every decision he makes further imperils our Republic.
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