The opening words of a World Tribune article should make every American – and every lover of freedom in the face of terror and unrelenting terrorism – shudder to the depths of his or her soul:
Update: Israel’s chief of staff cuts short trip after doors close in Obama’s Washington
Washington after getting an extraordinarily cool reception from the new U.S. administration.
Last year, Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi had no problem setting up meetings with top officials in the U.S. government.
On his current trip to Washington, Ashkenazi sought to meet the administration of President Barack Obama, but most officials were unavailable. A statement to WorldTribune.com by the Israel Defense Forces spokesman attempted to downplay the snubs.
Diplomatic sources said Ashkenazi failed to obtain access to any Cabinet member, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Israeli military chief, who sought to discuss the
Iranian nuclear threat, was also unable meet his counterpart, Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
[On March 19, the Israel Defense Forces spokesman e-mailed the following statement to WorldTribune.com: "The schedule for the United States visit of the IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, was preplanned according to requests made by American officials. Any meetings that were canceled were substituted with telephone conference calls."]
This parallels – even tops – the previous incredibly shabby treatment of America’s other formerly trusted friend and ally – the United Kingdom by way of snubbing and insulting its prime minister.
Obama can get in front of his constant teleprompter – necessary for him to keep his lies straight as much as to allow him to speak coherently and avoid butchering the English language – and say anything. But actions speak far more loudly. And the utter humiliation accorded to a top Israeli official speaks as loudly as a slap in the face over a loudspeaker.
Obama is already a repeat documented liar, who began his very campaign for President by breaking his word. He promised he would serve out his full six-year Senate term and not run for president, but he lied. He promised he would accept public campaign funding – but lied and raised more money with more fraud than any candidate in American history. Obama promised that Jerusalem would remain the undivided capital of Israel. And then he showed that he could not be trusted.
Obama’s “word” is only as reliable as whatever current opinion poll his handlers are watching. But when he and the heads of his administration show their utter disdain for first the leader of the United Kingdom and then a top general of Israel – well, that matters. We can count on the ugly side of Barack Obama.
Obama cares only about what the world thinks about him – and he will throw Israel overboard to receive the world’s praise the moment it is in his best interest to do so.
Because the world – measured by world history, measured by virtually every United Nations resolution since the one that created the state of Israel in the first place, and measured by the liberal intellectual elite – finds it fashionable to despise and condemn Israel.
Ethan Bronner, writing for the uber-liberal International Herald Tribune (the soul mate of the New York Times) recently took his opportunity to use the “the bitch deserved to get raped!” mentality to anti-Semitism. One of his paragraphs gets to the gist:
Of course, for Israel’s critics, including those who firmly support the existence of a Jewish state, the problem is not one of image but of policy. They say that four decades of occupation, the settling of half a million Israeli Jews on land captured in 1967, the economic strangling of Gaza for the past few years and the society’s growing indifference toward a Palestinian state are all reasons Israel has lost favor abroad, and that no amount of image buffing will change that.
Hal Lindsey – who cites both Ethan Bronner’s Antisemitism and Obama’s snubbing of General Ashkenazi in his own article “A Fearful Thing, Betraying Israel” – reveals the pile of lies that liberal “thought” on Israel is based upon:
Does anybody remember how Israel ended up “occupying” the land it “captured” in 1967? Israel captured it after beating back the combined forces of the Arab world that had launched a war of annihilation against Israel. And this wasn’t the first pan-Arab war aimed at annihilating the Jews – it was the third.
Israel fought them off in 1948. And again in 1956. And then again in 1967. And once again in 1973. This strip of land, so coveted by the Arab world, amounts to less than one-sixth of one percent of the Muslim Middle East.
While we’re on the subject, does anybody remember what it was that spurred the Jews to return to their ancestral homeland in the first place? It was the Holocaust.
The Holocaust wasn’t personally perpetrated by Adolf Hitler. Hitler never killed a single Jew. It was perpetrated by the Germans – aided by Frenchmen, Italians, Romanians, Ukrainians, Arabs, et al, while the Allies did their best not to notice.
The Palestinian State that the rest of the world insists that Israel owes the Palestinians could have been theirs in 1947. They turned it down in favor of a war of annihilation.
Does anybody recall exactly why Israel went back into Gaza? It was because Palestinian terrorists fired more than six thousand rockets into Israeli cities and towns.
The reason that Israel is a pariah nation has absolutely nothing to do with Israeli policies. Israel was a pariah nation before it even had time to formulate national policies. As already noted, long before there was an Israel, the world tried to exterminate the Jews.
After there was an Israel, the Arabs tried to exterminate the Jews. It isn’t the Israeli state – it is the Jews that the world finds so offensive. But what has really caused this race of people to be so hated? This kind of racial hatred is unprecedented in history.
Lindsey’s article contained an advertisement for a book that was only too-fitting:
United in Hate (Hardcover) by Jamie Glazov
“United in Hate” analyzes the Left’s contemporary romance with militant Islam as a continuation of the Left’s love affair with communist totalitarianism in the 20th Century. Just as the Left was drawn to the communist killing machines of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and Castro, so too it is now attracted to radical Islam. Both the radical Left and radical Islam possess a profound hatred for Western culture, for a capitalist economic structure that recognizes individual achievement, and for the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United States. Both seek to establish a new world order, leftists in the form of a classless communist society, and Islamists in the form of a caliphate ruled by Sharia law. To achieve these goals, both are willing to ‘wipe the slate clean’ by means of limitless carnage, with the ultimate goal of erecting their utopia upon the ruins of the system they have destroyed. One of the foundations of the Left’s romance with militant Islam, as with communism, is the lust for death – for others.
Don’t think that Antisemitism isn’t right out of the heart of the political left.
In May 1998 John Miller of ABC News was granted an unprecedented interview with bin Laden, in which he revealed his total hatred of the Jews and the Christians of the West. He claimed that holy war was essential to allow the Islamic nations to defeat the world dominated by Christians and Jewish “heretics.” He said that terrorism against Westerners was completely justified because no Western citizens are innocent. He claimed that the degraded moral standards of Islam’s Christian and Jewish enemies justified any terrorist atrocities.
This obscene justification of blind brutality was delivered by a man who has been responsible for destroying the lives of thousands and thousands of men, women, and children from many different faiths – Islam included – in countries throughout the world. Bin Laden claims that the United States should be held responsible for what he calls acts of world terrorism, including the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII and the Allies bombing of Iraq in 1991. In addition, he has used pejorative and hate-filled anti-Semitic language in his many public attacks on the Jewish people.
In other words, Osama bin Laden sounds very much like Barack Obama’s own pastor and spiritual leader for 23 years, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Let me state in no uncertain terms that Barack Obama comes out of a tradition which substantially agrees with Osama bin Laden regarding Israel.
To paraphrase Barack Hussein Obama’s reverend, when Obama was elected president, the chickens of hostility toward Israel began to come home to roost.
Rupert Murdoch recently gave an address entitled, “Could Europe and US Survive Without Israel?.” He says:
In the West, we are used to thinking that Israel cannot survive without the help of Europe and the United States. Tonight I say to you: Maybe we should start wondering whether we in Europe and the United States can survive if we allow the terrorists to succeed in Israel.
In this new century, the “West” is no longer a matter of geography. The West is defined by societies committed to freedom and democracy. That at least is how the terrorists see it.
Given the fact that Israel is a democracy surrounded by Arab nations filled with extremists who would murder every Jew if they could, and given the fact that the Arab nations themselves have four times in the past launched self-proclaimed “wars of extermination” to “drive the Jews into the Sea,” it is at least certain that we could only survive as a true nation of moral cowards (to use a term that Obama’s Attorney General has already called Americans).
As Jamie Glazov argues in his book, the left has idolized and supported every murderous totalitarian regime of the 20th century. From Stalin’s Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to Adolf Hitler‘s National Socialist German Workers’ Party (“NAZI”), to Chairman Mao’s People’s Republic of China, to Fidel Castro’s and Che Guevara’s Cuba and Latin American revolutions, to Ho Chi Minh’s Democratic Republic of Vietnam, to Pol Pot’s Cambodia. The American left has sided with them all – at least until doing so became a political liability.
Liberals have called conservatives “fascists” for years, but ask yourself this: if I say, “National Socialist American Workers’ Party,” which does it sound more like: the Republicans, or the Democrats? Jonah Goldberg in his book Liberal Fascism masterfully demonstrates – using their own words to hang around their necks – the left’s affinity for fascism and fascist policies.
And now, on top of everything else, we’re increasingly seeing more and more similarities between Obama and Hitler. And it isn’t merely in the little things; it’s in his unprecedented and frankly shocking attempt to take over the American economy in the guise of averting a “crisis.”
As Goldberg points out, “Crisis is routinely identified as a core mechanism of fascism because it short-circuits debate and democratic deliberation. Hence all fascistic movements commit considerable energy to prolonging a heightened state of emergency” (Liberal Fascism, p. 43).
Please let Barack Hussein Obama and your own elected representatives know how you feel about the Obama Administration’s cold indifference to Israel.