Yesterday was an exception when the word came out about President Obama's harsh rhetoric and unbending dogma in dealing on the matter of Gaza with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A transcript of the phone call was released by Israel's Channel 1 and has been confirmed by multiple sources. Both governments, however, would not confirm this as is common in diplomatic circles. And Netanyahu, with a small country that needs American assistance, can't speak out loudly in public since he is in such a precarious situation.
The Prime Minister, a seasoned international player who lived and studied in the United States (he's a graduate of MIT), is acutely aware of the importance of America to his success and he has always cultivated careful and close relationships with American presidents. Never before Obama has he ever been faced with an American Head of State who has clearly, and openly, sided with the terrorist Hamas organizations instead of Israel. He has tried to work around this, but Obama has rebuffed him at every turn, and the recent outrageous visit by the hapless Secretary of State John Kerry to Jerusalem just further highlighted the problem. And now the phone call from Obama, curt, ugly and demanding may very well have been the last straw.
Apparently what took several days ago was this. Obama called the Prime Minister and told him that he must immediately declare an unconditional cease fire, that he was sure that Hamas would reciprocate. When Netanyahu responded by explaining that Hamas had broken the last five cease fires, Obama's response was that monitors would be provided to insure that was not the case. And who would the two monitors be? They would be Turkey and Qatar.
Turkey is now being governed by a man who hates Israel and wants her destroyed and Qatar is where the brave Hamas leadership comfortably lives while watching their minions die in the cesspool that Hamas has turned Gaza into. And in response to the Prime Minister's concerns Obama said that Netanyahu was entitled to no input on the matter.
This followed Kerry's "shuttle diplomacy" to both Israel and her ally on the Gaza issue, Egypt, hawking a truce proposal that was just what Hamas wanted. And after he was summarily turned down by both respective national leaders, Obama got his "dander" up which likely led to the phone call.
Why would Obama and Kerry act this way? Why would they both show such a bias against a country which has no other option than to defend herself in a hostile Middle East? Well, perhaps the very viewpoints of the President and his Secretary of State tell us the reasons. It may be just that simple.
President Obama was and is by his background a community organizer and activist. Despite all the hype about his being a constitutional law professor, he was never any such thing, merely serving as lecturer with no tenure or firm job standing. He was raised by a mother who didn't like the philosophy of the American experiment and took quite a fancy to Marxism. His father, Barack, Sr., was a rabid anti-Colonialist who saw both Britain and America as states which furthered that cause. And then, on top of that he was mentored by an avowed American Communist, Frank Marshall Davis, as a young man and, of course, spent a significant part of his youth in Muslim schools in Indonesia.
And there you have it for Obama. He was taught to disapprove of American governance and leadership, developed a fondness for all things Muslim and was drawn to radicalism and surrounded himself with those of similar bent. I don't think he's a believer in Islam as a religion because I think he sees himself as a religion unto himself, but it is clear that he is fond of Islam and certainly prefers it to all things American, including the Judeo-Christian ethic and the relationship between the two religions.
And what about John Kerry? Well, Kerry showed his true colors as a young man when, after one of the shortest tours of duties in Vietnam he was returned home and actively protested and reported alleged atrocities by what should have been his "Band of Brothers". Later a group offered plenty of evidence of his deception but, of course, we all know how the "Swift Boat" patriots became tarred and feathered by the press.
Kerry is a vowed socialist, a believer in the concept of the One World Order and has done all that he can to undercut the American military. Further, he is clearly no diplomat, making major blunder after blunder and therein makes his country appear as a lighweight on the world stage which, unfortunately, seems to be the case.
Meanwhile, you have Bibi Netanyahu, a clear thinker, a true patriot who has given his life to the Jewish state, and one who stands strong for what he believes. Is it any wonder then that Netanyahu has 82% favorable approval by his citizens on the Gaza matter while Obama hovers at home around 40%.
Open your eyes and look at the truth of what is happening and you can come up with no other conclusion than to support Israel. She just wants to end the threat and then find peace which is lasting, something that requires a strong hand right now.
Word is even now slipping out from Gaza that their beleaguered citizens are fed up with Hamas. Even they are realizing the serious mistake that they made by electing a terrorist government. They have seen first hand the differences between the action of Jewish soldiers, who have field hospitals available even for enemy combatants and Hamas and its human shield approach.
It appears that Netanyahu clearly understands that there can be no peace with the right for Israel to exist unless he takes the cancer that is Hamas out. For the first time in modern history it is clear that the United States government is no longer his good friend. So he announced yesterday that his people need to be prepared for a lengthy period of combat. All good Americans need pray for the continued existence of Israel and stand by her side. Otherwise we can expect nothing but brutality to continue in the region with its spread throughout the world. Get ready, America, if Israel fails it is likely to be headed our way and soon.