President Obama, Prime Minister Netanyahu … and Doctor Strangelove

Dr. StrangeloveAdd and stir over rising heat:   Iran, Nuclear weapons and Israel. Use a long spoon for the stirring and be ready to jump back quickly. President Obama has picked up the legendary Tar Baby, the wood doll coated with tar that, once grabbed, stuck to the hands and can not be put down. And it is no prize.

Our Prez has as a price paid for ‘negotiating’ over its undeniable nuclear weapons program, allowed Iran to proceed unrestrained but by existing ‘sanctions’ that have not restrained its nuclear progress. The Prez has pointedly excluded Israel from the proceedings. Iran has now produced the missiles to transport nukes and continued its threats against Israel’s existence. And at home, laughed at America. The Ayatollahs are having fun; we doubt that Secretary of State Kerry and the President are as happy. But they proceed, protecting themselves with secrecy.

This backstory sheds much light upon the White House dyspepsia over Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming address to the U.S. Congress. What if he, not famous for veiling realities, should speak the truth in such a public place?

It is such an unpalatable truth. One: Short of obliterating Iran with a nuclear attack, no one can stop its acquisition of nukes if it wants them, as it apparently does. After all, the likes of Pakistan and North Korea are already there. And there is little doubt others are more quietly, following. Japan, utterly dependent upon a receding America across a bit of water from an increasingly bellicose China? And others in reaction to these: Saudi Arabia will not go unarmed with a nuclear Iran in the offing. So it goes, and our Prez can’t stop it.

If about to be raped, the old axiom goes, relax and enjoy it. The Prez needs a negotiating triumph with Iran; we hear he’s “permitting” nuclear progress in a’controlled, phased progression.’ Yeah. Then what? Deponent sayeth not. Louis XIV likely said it for him: “Apres moi, le deluge!”

So our Mighty Leader of the ‘Free World’ has to act in control of a reality to which he is subject. Do they have Oscars for that? When in fact, he is merely midwifing the birth of a newly dangerous era in our world. Poor fellow. Poor us. And for Israel, a sign over the gate: “All hope abandon, ye who enter here …”

The Congressional Democrats are setting up to absent themselves from Netanyahu’s obviously desperate appearance in Congress as the Obama Administration and the European Union continue with their abandonment of Israel.

This resembles the script from when Israel was born, amid fake smiles from those same folk. It was supposed to earn them credit overnight and then properly disappear before the armed might of all its neighboring Arab Moslems. The triply-damned Jews failed to follow the script; they beat the onslaught and here they are. We seem to be watching a new round in a long fight, centered upon an aggressive Moslem nation acquiring nukes. Obviously, they will be acquired. The real question is: Then, what?

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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