Israeli Prime Minister “Bibi” Netanyahu spoke to Congress today, or at least, to that part of it that was not absenting itself in support of President Obama’s snit. Afterward, the Prez sniffed that Netanyahu had said “nothing new.” The Prez’ head gun, Valerie Jarrett, declared ominously that Netanyahu would “pay a price.” Putting the welfare of Israel ahead of his instructions from President Obama is not acceptable.
The President was correct; the Israeli said nothing new. He merely pointed to the massively secret negotiations with Iran over its nuke program. Iran has repeatedly sworn to wipe Israel from the planet, one ought to be able to understand Israeli interest in its acquisition of nukes, right? But poor Prez. Obama: he’s in view just as the Left is switching from Pro Jew to Anti Jew and he’s having some difficulty managing the switch. Who wouldn’t?
President Obama has apparently excluded Bibi from the results of the negotiations with Iran, leaving the Israeli to assume the worst. Well, and leaving all the rest of us too. So Bibi has no choice but to not only assume, but to prepare for the worst as well, said ‘worst’ being near term acquisition of nukes by Iran. What other choice does Bibi have? Should he put Israel at risk of nuclear attack by sworn enemies simply for trust in a secretive President Obama?
In fact, Iran has ressolutely sworn to acquire nukes and driven toward that goal without letup for decades, regardless of sanctions and threats. Iranians, even when deprived by economic sanctions, are generally pleased by that. And no matter what anyone has said or done, the program has proceeded under forced draft in Iran. Bettors in the know assume that Iran will have its nukes, whether the world is pleased or not; Pakistan and North Korea after all, are there already. Never mind Russia, China and allegedly, Israel. Nor is the formula secret anymore; it’s on the Internet for those interested.
So the Obama negotiations are a sham, intended to let him take credit for whatever time elapses between now and the first Iranian nuclear explosion.
In his Congressional speech, Netanyahu repeated the declaration that this time, the Jews would not sit still, accepting the holocaust as they did under the Nazis. They would fight. President Obama wants them to sit still again as they are erased. Struggling will make him look bad. There is a story this week that claims he threatened to shoot down any Israeli aircraft attacking Iran.
So the reality, brushing aside all the political deceptions, is simple:
1. Iran (and others) will acquire nukes, regardless.
2.Iran has sworn to blot Israel from the earth, repeatedly including this week. If it wishes cover, it need only allow Islamic terrorists to ‘steal’ a nuke or two.
3. The Obamfolk and much of Europe won’t m,ind a bit. (Until the nukes start dropping on them, courtesy of ‘Islamic terrorists.”)
That’s only one scenario; in another, we are reminded that Putin has been threatening nuclear warfare against NATO because it objects to his reaqisitionof Ukraine. China hasn’t been threatening nukes, but it’s moving into South China Sea areas legally owned by others with new military bases built upon islands to which it has no rights.
The sleeping world nuclear threat seems to be waking up. President Obama is giving it cover in Iran with his secret deal, as though he had a choice. It appears that he accepts that. The only thing that he absolutely will not accept, is Israel defending itself.
But the only way Israel can do that, is a preemptive attack on Iran, one that would have to be massive. And the preemption would be temporary and merely enrage more Moslems against the Jewish state.
If you were Obama or Netanyahy, what would you do?