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For a brief moment it seemed that US President Barack Obama was moved by the recent events in Iran. On Friday, he issued his harshest statement yet on the mullocracy’s barbaric clampdown against its brave citizens who dared to demand freedom in the aftermath of June 12’s stolen presidential elections.

 

 

Speaking of the protesters Obama said, “Their bravery in the face of brutality is a testament to their enduring pursuit of justice. The violence perpetrated against them is outrageous. In spite of the government’s efforts to keep the world from bearing witness to that violence, we see it and we condemn it.”

 

 

While some noted the oddity of Obama’s attribution of the protesters’ struggle to the “pursuit of justice,” rather than the pursuit of freedom – which is what they are actually fighting for – most Iran watchers in Washington and beyond were satisfied with his statement.

 

 

Alas, it was a false alarm. On Sunday Obama dispatched his surrogates – presidential adviser David Axelrod and UN Ambassador Susan Rice – to the morning talk shows to make clear that he has not allowed mere events to influence his policies.

 

 

After paying lip service to the Iranian dissidents, Rice and Axelrod quickly cut to the chase. The Obama administration does not care about the Iranian people or their struggle with the theocratic totalitarians who repress them. Whether Iran is an Islamic revolutionary state dedicated to the overthrow of the world order or a liberal democracy dedicated to strengthening it, is none of the administration’s business.

 

 

Obama’s emissaries wouldn’t even admit that after stealing the election and killing hundreds of its own citizens, the regime is illegitimate. As Rice put it, “Legitimacy obviously is in the eyes of the people. And obviously the government’s legitimacy has been called into question by the protests in the streets. But that’s not the critical issue in terms of our dealings with Iran.”

 

 

No, whether an America-hating regime is legitimate or not is completely insignificant to the White House. All the Obama administration wants to do is go back to its plan to appease the mullahs into reaching an agreement about their nuclear aspirations. And for some yet-to-be-explained reason, Obama and his associates believe they can make this regime — which as recently as Friday called for the mass murder of its own citizens, and as recently as Saturday blamed the US for the Iranian people’s decision to rise up against the mullahs — reach such an agreement.

 

 

IN STAKING out a seemingly hard-nosed, unsentimental position on Iran, Obama and his advisers would have us believe that unlike their predecessors, they are foreign policy “realists.” Unlike Jimmy Carter, who supported the America-hating mullahs against the America-supporting shah 30 years ago in the name of his moralistic post-Vietnam War aversion to American exceptionalism, Obama supports the America-hating mullahs against the America-supporting freedom protesters because all he cares about are “real” American interests.

 

 

So too, unlike George W. Bush, who openly supported Iran’s pro-American democratic dissidents against the mullahs due to his belief that the advance of freedom in Iran and throughout the world promoted US national interests, Obama supports the anti-American mullahs who butcher these dissidents in the streets and abduct and imprison them by the thousands due to his “hard-nosed” belief that doing so will pave the way for a meeting of the minds with their oppressors.

 

 

Yet Obama’s policy is anything but realistic. By refusing to support the dissidents, he is not demonstrating that he is a realist. He is showing that he is immune to reality. He is so committed to appeasing the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ali Khamenei that he is incapable of responding to actual events, or even of taking them into account for anything other than fleeting media appearances meant to neutralize his critics.

 

 

Rice and Axelrod demonstrated the administration’s determination to eschew reality when they proclaimed that Ahmadinejad’s “reelection” is immaterial. As they see it, appeasement isn’t dead since it is Khamenei – whom they deferentially refer to as “the supreme leader” – who sets Iran’s foreign policy.

 

 

While Khamenei is inarguably the decision maker on foreign policy, his behavior since June 12 has shown that he is no moderate. Indeed, as his post-election Friday “sermon” 10 days ago demonstrated, he is a paranoid, delusional America-bashing tyrant. In that speech he called Americans “morons” and accused them of being the worst human-rights violators in the world, in part because of the Clinton administration’s raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993.

 

 

Perhaps what is most significant about Obama’s decision to side with anti-American tyrants against pro-American democrats in Iran is that it is utterly consistent with his policies throughout the world. From Latin America to Asia to the Middle East and beyond, after six months of the Obama administration it is clear that in its pursuit of good ties with America’s adversaries at the expense of America’s allies, it will not allow actual events to influence its “hard-nosed” judgments.

 

 

TAKE THE ADMINISTRATION’S response to the Honduran military coup on Sunday. While the term “military coup” has a lousy ring to it, the Honduran military ejected president Manuel Zelaya from office after he ignored a Supreme Court ruling backed by the Honduran Congress which barred him from holding a referendum this week that would have empowered him to endanger democracy.

 

 

Taking a page out of his mentor Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez’s playbook, Zelaya acted in contempt of his country’s democratic institutions to move forward with his plan to empower himself to serve another term in office. To push forward with his illegal goal, Zelaya fired the army’s chief of staff. And so, in an apparent bid to prevent Honduras from going the way of Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua and becoming yet another anti-American Venezuelan satellite, the military – backed by Congress and the Supreme Court – ejected Zelaya from office.

 

 

And how did Obama respond? By seemingly siding with Zelaya against the democratic forces in Honduras who are fighting him. Obama said in a written statement: “I am deeply concerned by reports coming out of Honduras regarding the detention and expulsion of president Mel Zelaya.”

 

 

His apparent decision to side with an anti-American would-be dictator is unfortunately par for the course. As South and Central America come increasingly under the control of far-left America-hating dictators, as in Iran, Obama and his team have abandoned democratic dissidents in the hope of currying favor with anti-American thugs. As Mary Anastasia O’Grady has documented in The Wall Street Journal, Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have refused to say a word about democracy promotion in Latin America.

 

 

Rather than speak of liberties and freedoms, Clinton and Obama have waxed poetic about social justice and diminishing the gaps between rich and poor. In a recent interview with the El Salvadoran media, Clinton said, “Some might say President Obama is left-of-center. And of course that means we are going to work well with countries that share our commitment to improving and enhancing the human potential.”

 

 

But not, apparently, enhancing human freedoms.

 

 

FROM IRAN to Venezuela to Cuba, from Myanmar to North Korea to China, from Sudan to Afghanistan to Iraq to Russia to Syria to Saudi Arabia, the Obama administration has systematically taken human rights and democracy promotion off America’s agenda. In their place, it has advocated “improving America’s image,” multilateralism and a moral relativism that either sees no distinction between dictators and their victims or deems the distinctions immaterial to the advancement of US interests.

 

 

While Obama’s supporters champion his “realist” policies as a welcome departure from the “cowboy diplomacy” o
f the Bush years, the fact of the matter is that in country after country, Obama’s supposedly pragmatic and nonideological policy has either already failed – as it has in North Korea – or is in the process of failing. The only place where Obama may soon be able to point to a success is in his policy of coercing Israel to adopt his anti-Semitic demand to bar Jews from building homes in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. According to media reports, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has authorized Defense Minister Ehud Barak to offer to freeze all settlement construction for three months during his visit to Washington this week.

 

 

Of course, in the event that Obama has achieved his immediate goal of forcing Netanyahu to his knees, its accomplishment will hinder rather than advance his wider goal of achieving peace between Israel and its neighbors. Watching Obama strong-arm the US’s closest ally in the region, the Palestinians and the neighboring Arab states have become convinced that there is no reason to make peace with the Jews. After all, Obama is demonstrating that he will deliver Israel without their having to so much as wink in the direction of peaceful coexistence.

 

 

So if Obama’s foreign policy has already failed or is in the process of failing throughout the world, why is he refusing to reassess it? Why, with blood running through the streets of Iran, is he still interested in appeasing the mullahs? Why, with Venezuela threatening to invade Honduras for Zelaya, is he siding with Zelaya against Honduran democrats? Why, with the Palestinians refusing to accept the Jewish people’s right to self-determination, is he seeking to expel some 500,000 Jews from their homes in the interest of appeasing the Palestinians? Why, with North Korea threatening to attack the US with ballistic missiles, is he refusing to order the USS John McCain to interdict the suspected North Korean missile ship it has been trailing for the past two weeks? Why, when the Sudanese government continues to sponsor the murder of Darfuris, is the administration claiming that the genocide in Darfur has ended?

 

 

The only reasonable answer to all of these questions is that far from being nonideological, Obama’s foreign policy is the most ideologically driven since Carter’s tenure in office. If when Obama came into office there was a question about whether he was a foreign policy pragmatist or an ideologue, his behavior in his first six months in office has dispelled all doubt. Obama is moved by a radical, anti-American ideology that motivates him to dismiss the importance of democracy and side with anti-American dictators against US allies.

 

 

For his efforts, although he is causing the US to fail to secure its aims as he

 

himself has defined them in arena after arena, he is successfully securing the support of the most radical, extreme leftist factions in American politics.

 

 

Like Carter before him, Obama may succeed for a time in evading public scrutiny for his foreign-policy failures because the public will be too concerned with his domestic failures to notice them. But in the end, his slavish devotion to his radical ideological agenda will ensure that his failures reach a critical mass.

 

 

And then they will sink him.

 

 

Originally published in The Jerusalem Post.

 

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33 Comments

  • Marc Handelsman, USA 06/29/2009 at 20:36

    President Obama’s ideology is not a surprise because he campaigned as a liberal. It is frustrating to watch America’s decline as a moral force in the world. But this is reality, and Israel must defend its interests. Although the mishandling of Iran has caused President Obama little political damage, a continued pattern of blunders will ensnare him. For now, it appears that President Obama has the political power to advance his liberal agenda. And if former President Carter’s administration is any guide to what lies ahead, we are in for turbulent days ahead.

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  • Killer Bear 06/29/2009 at 21:39

    O Great Spirit, deliver us from Obama…you can go ahead and give him his 72 virgin demon whores, just please get him out of office.

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  • Arius 06/30/2009 at 0:34

    Obama must sink, the sooner the better…

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  • Sadie 06/30/2009 at 5:12

    No one makes the point/s better.
    Absolute clarity and purpose.
    I would like to share your voice with my Israeli friends. Does this particular article exist in Hebrew?

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  • Marcel 06/30/2009 at 8:05

    Obama threatened ,Netanyahu retreated.
    These evil American Marxist’s can smell the fear from another weak Israeli leader.
    They have irrepairbaly damaged the US in five short months.
    WIth all the evidence that Obama is a clear and present danger to Israel,why have you elected another proven, spineless leader who cannot stand up to the evil aagenda,another empty suit talker who only knows the diplomacy of retreat.
    To even agree to the removal of one village or town is defeat for the fearful and cowardly Nation of Israel To agree to a suspension is more evidence that Israel is ruled by another Washington lacky who will folllow thair orders with only a show of fake resistance. The Vichy approach is Netanyahu’s style in dealing with the enemy you call a friend.
    How many examples after Honduras and Iran does Israel’s God have to send you on the American treachery underway against Israel ?
    Didn’t you cry when you heard that the poodle Benji failed to stand up to Sarkozys insult to the people of Israel in insulting it’s foreign minister Liberman,when he sent Gereral retreat and surrender Barak to meet with Israel’s destroyers in Washington ?
    Why do you and Israel show such slavish devotion to your destroyers.
    Why can’t you say no to the Obama,Clinton,Rham Troika ? It seems that Idol worshiping is a ahrder bad habit to break than smoking is and it looks like Israel will give the destroyer Obama the knife to cut it’s own throat

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  • Ron Grandinetti 06/30/2009 at 8:50

    Marcel
    This is one of your best.
    It wasn’t full of hate and scripture messages.
    Although it wasn’t necessary to attack Benji you were able to get your point across.
    You do have some good and valid points and I am by no means an expert however, I believe you become so angry while composing your comments this anger is then injected throughout your message.
    Keep it short, sweet (but don’t sugar coat it) and to the point and it sells.

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  • leib 06/30/2009 at 8:51

    Caroline is right on the money except, perhaps, for the end since it isn’t clear given the reporting in the US whether Obama’s ideologically based policies ruinous to freedom and to US interests will lead voters to remove him. Time will tell. Meanwhile, the interconnections among all our enemies continue: Chavez, Putin, the Mullahs, Hizballah all of them are expanding in South and Central America, the strategic rear of the US. And in the Middle East the quickening withdrawal of US troops from Iraqi cities could undo eventually the gains made for democracy (which served as an inspiration to Iranian freedom seekers). At the same time, Russia and China are moving forward with offensive nuclear modernization while the US stands still and it is cutting anti missile defense expenditures as well. This situation could become worse after Obama goes to Moscow where I would not be surprised if some outline of a treaty on nukes emerges that will ultimately disadvantage the West. At the same time beware of Moscow hosting a Middle East Peace conference where Israel’s interests will be served even less than at present. And just around the corner will be the demand for Israel to give up its nuclear deterrent to be “fair”. That prospect is worse even than Iran getting the bomb.

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  • leib 06/30/2009 at 9:00

    For background from a decade ago on the global connections of recent events in Israel, Iran and Latin America that are coming to fruition “thanks” to the new US administration, see Lawrence Kohn in Midstream: The “New Russia” and Iranian “Moderates” April 1999 and Russia, Venezuela and the Palestinian Authority December 2000.

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  • Marcel 06/30/2009 at 9:11

    ‘It wasn’t full of hate and scripture messages’.
    Ron,Con ,
    I get accused of hate by the left and moslems often when I expose their evil hate filled agenda.
    Funny how you should side with them in this false accusation.
    I SMELL A RAT !
    I know how much you Catholics hate the Torah,Bible as it is the truth,God’s word ,not the counterfeit christian agenda of a bunch of corrupt,perverted old men who wear dresses in Rome.
    It’s good to see you’ve come up for air from kissing your Pope Benedict’s behind.
    You take much upon yourself in judging me and my motives.
    What you call anger is what most while males had at one time before the drugs and mind contol,brainwashing neutered them into docile and easily controlled sheep headed for slaughter.
    I’ve got a Bible verse for you, cursed Ron.
    You should go out and buy yourself this book, you might learn something.
    Jeremiah 17:5

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  • Ron Grandinetti 06/30/2009 at 9:53

    Marcel
    I wasn’t attacking you; in fact I thought it was a complement.
    You turn it into something else and go on a rampage about me being a Catholic.
    Ron Con, cursed Ron what is all that about.
    The hate I talk about is just what you displayed.
    Is it too much trouble to be civil with someone?
    Putting all of this aside I believe both of us including the majority that comment here are supporters of Israel and her people.
    Please

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  • Marcel 06/30/2009 at 10:21

    Ron,
    Like so amny other wolves in sheeps costume you’re easy to see thru.
    All you had to do was stop you demonic urge to smear me again with your devious charm.
    Since you hate the word of God ,the Jewish book ,why are you really here,Poseur ?
    EVIL U.S.Interference with Israel
    ‘A tough US stance against Israel as a bargaining chip with Iran is no longer relevant.’
    http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=1397
    Israel , to your “friend” you’re just a chip to chuck when necessary,a worthless chip.
    And it sad to see that you are too stupid and faithless to extricate yourself from the counsel of an evil friend ,a direct enemy of the Holy One of Israel.
    After all the Oslo and Road Map years of fruitless painful concessions, suffering,surrender and retreat for lies and murders from your false peace partners in return all you have to show is an impending great war.
    You have compromised and betrayed your heritage as Esau did to evil men and women in Washington.
    There shall be no peace for Israel because you played the whore to your false god and ignored the command of the God of Israel.
    ‘I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.
    “And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you. “I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. “Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land.
    “And I will set your bounds from the Red Sea to the sea, Philistia, and from the desert to the River. For I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.
    “You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
    “They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
    Exodus 23
    Instead of obeying God’s command ,you run to your false god in Washington for a peace you will not have.
    Only the God you ignore can bring the peace you seek.

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  • Hugh 06/30/2009 at 17:13

    Marcel, you have very strong views about Israel, her citizens and politicians. I suggest you make alyiah, join the IDF, and subsequently run for office. After all, those of us who live safely in North America or other parts of the world, have relatively little at risk. It’s easy for us to tell Israelis what they ought to do. I suspect that our suggestions would be taken more seriously, were we to live there, pay taxes, and put our lives on the line.

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  • John B 06/30/2009 at 17:47

    The enemies of liberty and freedom have successfully engineered their way back into power over the last few years, after three decades during which their ideologies were in remission and were to a large extent regarded with the contempt they deserved.
    It has taken clever mind manipulation through the media and the co-operation of large segments of that media, but they have done it. My sympathies go to those whose freedoms and substance are being pickpocketed.
    However, if people choose to believe what those who construct the political and social environments say – from their words – and not from what they do and most importantly from the actual results of their words and actions, then they really only have themselves to hold responsible when the lights go out.

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  • Marcel 06/30/2009 at 18:15

    ‘Marcel, you have very strong views about Israel, her citizens and politicians. I suggest you make alyiah, join the IDF, and subsequently run for office. After all, those of us who live safely in North America or other parts of the world, have relatively little at risk. It’s easy for us to tell Israelis what they ought to do.’
    If it is so easy to tell Israel what to do than why are you sitting on your hands ? head ?
    The marxist moslem in the White House not only has strong views about ISRAEL but actually interferes in Israel’s internal affairs.He even sticks his long ears in Israel’s personal business and tells them where they can and cannot live. It bothers me greatly when hypocrites like yourself do not tell Obama to do what you suggested I should do.
    I despise the people of the double standard,Hugh. Whats good for the goose is good for the Marxist.
    Judges 3 is for Ron the Grand who loves scripture and has encouraged me to press forward.
    NOW these are the nations which the LORD left, that He might test Israel by them, that is, all who had not known any of the wars in Canaan
    (this was only so that the generations of the children of Israel might be taught to know war, at least those who had not formerly known it),
    namely, five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who dwelt in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entrance of Hamath.
    And they were left, that He might test Israel by them, to know whether they would obey the commandments of the LORD, which He had commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
    Thus the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
    And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons; and they served their gods.
    So the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD. They forgot the LORD their God, and served the Baals and Asherahs.
    Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and He sold them into the hand of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the children of Israel served Cushan-Rishathaim eight years.
    When the children of Israel cried out to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for the children of Israel, who delivered them: Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother.
    The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the LORD delivered Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed over Cushan-Rishathaim.
    So the land had rest for forty years. Then Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
    And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD. So the LORD strengthened Eglon king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD.
    Then he gathered to himself the people of Ammon and Amalek, went and defeated Israel, and took possession of the City of Palms.
    So the children of Israel served Eglon king of Moab eighteen years.
    But when the children of Israel cried out to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for them: Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. By him the children of Israel sent tribute to Eglon king of Moab.
    Now Ehud made himself a dagger (it was double-edged and a cubit in length) and fastened it under his clothes on his right thigh.
    So he brought the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. (Now Eglon was a very fat man.)
    And when he had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people who had carried the tribute.
    But he himself turned back from the stone images that were at Gilgal, and said, “I have a secret message for you, O king.” He said, “Keep silence!” And all who attended him went out from him.
    So Ehud came to him (now he was sitting upstairs in his cool private chamber). Then Ehud said, “I have a message from God for you.” So he arose from his seat.
    Then Ehud reached with his left hand, took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.
    Even the hilt went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the dagger out of his belly; and his entrails came out.
    Then Ehud went out through the porch and shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.
    When he had gone out, Eglon’s servants came to look, and to their surprise, the doors of the upper room were locked. So they said, “He is probably attending to his needs in the cool chamber.”
    So they waited till they were embarrassed, and still he had not opened the doors of the upper room. Therefore they took the key and opened them. And there was their master, fallen dead on the floor.
    But Ehud had escaped while they delayed, and passed beyond the stone images and escaped to Seirah.
    And it happened, when he arrived, that he blew the trumpet in the mountains of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with him from the mountains; and he led them.
    Then he said to them, “Follow me, for the LORD has delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand.” So they went down after him, seized the fords of the Jordan leading to Moab, and did not allow anyone to cross over.
    And at that time they killed about ten thousand men of Moab, all stout men of valor; not a man escaped.
    So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years.
    After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed six hundred men of the Philistines with an ox goad; and he also delivered Israel.
    Judges 3

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  • BigB 07/01/2009 at 4:33

    “Obama is moved by a radical, anti-American ideology that motivates him to dismiss the importance of democracy and side with anti-American dictators against US allies.”
    Why don’t you call a spade a spade? The ideology is Islamist, and Obama, like Usama, is Muslim, serving the Muslim cause. His one and only priority is the submission of Israel, having already achieved American submission to his will. If you dont see it, and spell it out, what do you expect of B&B?

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  • beniyyar 07/01/2009 at 12:56

    The Obama connections with Bill Ayres and the Reverend Wright would have and definitely should have set alarm bells ringing in mind of every American voter as to the dangers of an Obama administration.
    Tragically, the eight years of Bush derangement syndrome, a fawning ultra Left wing American mainstream media, and an American public punished with an economic tsunami it could neither control, live with, or understand worked together to put the most ignorant, inexperienced, immature, and misinformed individual in history into the American Presidency.
    Now the American public and the international community, especially Israel, will have to find a way to gently but quickly bring Obama into real world try to get him to recognize that his New Left, SDS historical narratives and “facts” are simply complete drivel.
    This will not be easy, as even his wife, Michelle almost divorced Barack Obama for being totally egotistical, completely self absorbed, utterly convinced of his absolute knowledge of everything, and ambitious to the point of being oblivious to everything but himself and his career.

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  • Marcel 07/01/2009 at 18:50

    When Aliyah Bullies Attack
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/8883

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  • Robert Belvedere 07/01/2009 at 20:19

    Thank you for all you do. We need the likes of you and Mark Steyn to keep up the struggle for The West.
    Quoted from and linked to your article at:
    http://www.thecampofthesaints.com/2009.06.28_arch.html#1246491121194
    and at:
    http://www.thecampofthesaints.com/2009.06.28_arch.html#1246492838885

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  • scott 07/02/2009 at 1:27

    It’s all so true. So true. Surely America is failing and darkness descends across the globe.
    But George W. Bush and the pubbie party gave us Obama. Signed sealed and delivered in a pretty package.
    All that remains for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
    But when they act like brigands and thieves the caca really hits the fan.
    Prepare to meet your maker.

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  • Ron Grandinetti 07/02/2009 at 6:32

    But George W. Bush and the pubbie party gave us Obama. Signed sealed and delivered in a pretty package.
    Sorry Scott
    Not true, it was George Soros & company, the liberal left media and the kool-aid drinkers.
    They voted for change and are now being short-changed.
    Yesterdays binge is today’s hangover.
    Let’s hope and pray the 4th of July Tea Party rallies across the US will send a message to the knuckle heads in Washington.

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  • Marcel 07/02/2009 at 7:52

    ‘But George W. Bush and the pubbie party gave us Obama. Signed sealed and delivered in a pretty package.’
    Thats a fact, Bush help to set up the final domino to fell America and McCain played the part of the fall guy well.
    He plated to lose.
    How did Bush get away with so many anti-Coonservative and unRepublican actions during his 8 years like placing a homosexual pervert as Ambassador to Romania and spending and acting like a Democrat his whole 8 years ?
    Because the American voters are easily duped as they are in Israel.
    There is no hope for America when the so called conservative could not even see thru Bush.
    The clever devil gets his D team to attack his R team to make us think there is a difference and the dumb rons lap it up like happy pigs in a pen.
    JFK the Democrat was a better conservative and Republican than the phony republican Bush.
    How far the right has fallen to be swindled by such a con like Bush.
    The right was ambushed and defeated under the Bush,Hastert,Frist phony republican years and it is dead never to rise again and this lead tghe way to Obama.
    That is why the,globalist,New World Order,Skull & Bones, fiscal socialist,Bush is so silent on the marxist Obama and why the phony Cheny is so encouraging of Turkey Baster women everywhere.

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  • Marcel 07/02/2009 at 10:33

    ‘Now the American public and the international community, especially Israel, will have to find a way to gently but quickly bring Obama into real world’
    beniyyar,
    I am surprise no one had any response to your ‘gentle’ wimpy Israeli appproach.
    Can’t you see that it has failed miserably Mr. Doormat?
    Is it something on the media airwaves,education system or the water that has reduced the sabra into a square of yellow jello ?
    Israel is bullied because it acts like a doormat
    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1097242.html
    Only Israel fired the director general of its Defense Ministry, Amos Yaron, because that’s what the Americans dictated.

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  • Mike N 07/02/2009 at 10:55

    A great post. I agree 100% that Obama is an idealogue. He hides his ideology, collectivism, statism, socialism behind a facade of pragmatism pretending that he is just being ‘practical’.

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  • beniyyar 07/02/2009 at 11:13

    I would take Marcel seriously if he actually lived in Israel and had to suffer the consequences of his rather puerile and silly advice.
    Foreign Jews are tough and hardline, and yes uncompromisingly religious when it doesn’t cost them anything while they sit in their comfortable houses in their largely Gentile neighborhoods. Further, they can fearlessly spout all the largely irrelevant scripture in the Torah and belittle others on the internet, but when it comes to taking personal responsibiity for anything, much like Marcel, they start crying and run away like little girls.

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  • NoahDavidSimon 07/02/2009 at 11:23

    strange that we are calling Bush a big spender at this juncture when in one hundred days Obama spent four times what he spent defending our country for eight years after an attack. Cap and Trade alone probably will be the equivalent of the price on the war on terror. also note we still don’t have health care to boot.
    but this really isn’t about a fiscal issue. this is about the reality our country is in and the arrogance Obama’s people have about contradicting sound policy because of some paper they wrote in Grad school.
    surprise Susan Rice and Samantha Power! you will find out you were wrong. I hope you come to your senses before millions of lives are lost. think about it this way: your ego will be worse busted if you keep this non interventionist charade going. act now and history will say you were wrong, but were wise enough to “change”

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  • termlitt 07/02/2009 at 12:03

    This article is one of the best that I have read in years. It hides nothing and moves speedily through basic and direct truths. If only 10% of journalists wrote this way, we would have an easier time keeping this American ship on the right course.
    Thank you for telling it.
    We are listening.

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  • Marcel 07/02/2009 at 12:36

    ‘but when it comes to taking personal responsibiity for anything, much like Marcel, they start crying and run away like little girls.’
    RUN AWAY?
    You mean like Israel has been doing for their god and his Road Map to Hamastan ?
    Personal responsibility to the SLA ?
    You mean like the failed Defense Minister,Ehud retrea n’ surrender Barak,Ariel, the bulldozer of Jews,Sharon,Olmeret the skull breaker of Jews at Amona, and now Netanyahu the tweeny girl poodle,and beniyyar the ‘gentle’ girl ?
    You set a good example little doormat girl.
    RUN AWAY ? Like Israel has been doing
    Personal responsibility in Israel has been reduced to the evacuees living in tents 4 years after the criminal government threw them out of their homes and land and successful business in exchange for moslem rockets,missiles and mortars.
    These criminals, AKA Isralei politicians got away with THIS EVIL because of faithlsss,neutered Jews living in the land.
    THEY HOLD THEIR HEADS UP HIGHT THIS SCUM OF ISRAEL BECAUSE OF GENTLE BENIYYAR’S.
    You mean like the failed Defense Minister,Sharon,Olmeret and now Netanyahu and beniyyar ?
    You set a good example little doormat girl.

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  • Ron Grandinetti 07/02/2009 at 13:25

    [fearlessly spout all the largely irrelevant scripture in the Torah and belittle others on the internet]
    Beniyyar
    It didn’t take you long to figure out Marcel.
    By the way he isn’t even Jewish.
    Best thing is consider the source and ignore him.

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  • Ron Grandinetti 07/02/2009 at 13:26

    [fearlessly spout all the largely irrelevant scripture in the Torah and belittle others on the internet]
    Beniyyar
    It didn’t take you long to figure out Marcel.
    By the way he isn’t even Jewish.
    Best thing is consider the source and ignore him.

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  • Marcel 07/02/2009 at 15:13

    Ron the Poseur is at it again.
    The reason Israel is so screwed up is their attitude towards Torah and Ron wants to make sure it stays that way.
    He says your way to salvation is in the political realm.
    All we are to the state and its institutions are milk cows to pay for their lavish lifestyle. Like Ehud Barak who stayed at a hotel in Paris for only 20000 shekels a night at our expense. There is an old joke that goes as follows, one does not need sex, because one gets screwed daily by our government. Civil servants, although by now it is a totally ridiculous word, are today’s royals, who tax and rule its people with ruthless power, under the false impression of a democratic law based system. They keep on raising taxes and tell us stories of budget shortfalls, to bleed us dry. That the state does not give a toss about its citizens, we already know, that is why they can sit back and allow 8000 rockets to rain down on us for 8 years. But that they have the gall to do it in such a blatant scummy way, that is a new level of low. No wonder more and more people do not give a damn about the state and refuse to serve in the army or any other service for that matter.
    This state has become a monster that eats its citizens and then spits them out, without any shame.
    DAVID , JUDEA (07.02.09)
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3740615,00.html
    Most blessed among women is Jael,
    The wife of Heber the Kenite;
    Blessed is she among women in tents.
    He asked for water, she gave milk;
    She brought out cream in a lordly bowl.
    She stretched her hand to the tent peg,
    Her right hand to the workmen’s hammer;
    She pounded Sisera, she pierced his head,
    She split and struck through his temple.
    At her feet he sank, he fell, he lay still;
    At her feet he sank, he fell;
    Where he sank, there he fell dead.
    “The mother of Sisera looked through the window,
    And cried out through the lattice,
    ‘Why is his chariot so long in coming?
    Why tarries the clatter of his chariots?’
    Her wisest ladies answered her,
    Yes, she answered herself,
    ‘Are they not finding and dividing the spoil:
    To every man a girl or two;
    For Sisera, plunder of dyed garments,
    Plunder of garments embroidered and dyed,
    Two pieces of dyed embroidery for the neck of the looter?’
    “Thus let all Your enemies perish, O LORD!
    But let those who love Him be like the sun
    When it comes out in full strength.”
    So the land had rest for forty years.
    Judges 5
    Beniyyar would have gently rubbed his tummy and told him how impressed he was that so many people loved him and with all his chariots and great power.

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  • sullivan 07/04/2009 at 3:13

    As I pointed out to my Jewish friends before the election O will try to destroy Israel –he is not liberal he is far left ; like the left he appeals to no higher moral authority , nor a moral authority of any kind ; he appeals to ‘expediences ‘ if that is a word, to advance the idealogy of the left —hence his support for infanticide (good politics ) he is at home with Stalin with Pol Pot with tyranny, terrorism, Islamic extremists , totalitarians of any stripe — anything that will result in rule by an elite — anything other than rule by ‘citizens’ choosing their futures freely in a free state with ‘sanctity of life ‘ and sanctity of freedom as First Principles.. ( I am lost without a spell checker)

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  • Hugh 07/04/2009 at 9:45

    Sullivan, no problem. What you said is easy to understand. I agree with respect to Obama. I suspect that, were we to be living in the 1930s, he’d be trying to start up a dialogue with Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and Fascist Italy. They’d be less impressed than are Iran, Syria, the Norks and Venezuela.

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  • Stephen Munch Ph.D 07/24/2009 at 3:55

    Caroline:
    The chess match in the middle east has only one obvious objective. From the Islamic viewpoint the strategy is to ultimately destroy Israel. There is no other agenda. Obviously the strategy is deep with devious political positioning and created distractions. Obama wants to weaken the USA by using many clever tactics which I call the pitch fork strategy .
    Making evil sound good by repetitive lies until the lies wear out the opponents either with fear or exhaustion. He is a closet Moslem that fooled an entire population using very clever tactics. A motivated liberal media., a public lulled to sleep by whispers of a illusion of change. He is not Israel’s friend and unfortunately never had any intention of being Israel’s friend. Syria and Egypt under the illusion of making a stake for power. Iran trying to be the first to create a Islamic world by using nuclear blackmail should be wiped of the earth themselves because there motive are not conducive for world peace. World peace is a whole world worshipping a non-existent God. There is only one God and his name is Jehovah plain and simple.
    President Obama by destroying the US constitution is claiming it is outdated and must become part of the world order of international community of cowards,. State Obama and the far left can gradually make capitalism and democracy appear to be oppressive and out dated.
    The US foreign policy is absurd because the objectives are illogical and submissive bartering with our mutual enemies can not work. Israel’s enemies are chipping away at Israel by using the excuse that they are being deprived of their liberties and only land will solve the issues between Israel and the Palestine questions. All of this political maneuvering by forces who want Israelis destruction at any price have no interest in the Palestine s people..
    The puppeteers behind Obama underestimated their ability to make a quick power grab by distracting the American population with their fascist tactics. Weaken American turn the United Nation into a leverage tool against the free world US and Israel , thus a world order run by International controllers of money, ie bankers. Creating chaos by a using creative destruction to promote massive spending polices that affect world equity markets . While we are busy worrying about a created depression. The power elite and religious zealots and extremist grab power.
    The old story. Power and control. The State becomes the pacifier for the population . We become like a drug addict, dependent on the drug of propaganda. The US will erode and become weak thus the hidden power brokers waiting in the wing China and Russia will try to finish off the capitalist and democratic system .
    The USA fought for democracy since 1776 with blood as our Jewish brothers have fought with their blood.. The USA and Israel maybe the last man standing if they wake up in time. This means we have to keep away from false distraction and speak the truth no matter what the cost of freedom is always the right price to pay.
    Viet Nam Vet

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