Barry Shaw, 09/17/2012
“For the sake of the security of the free world either America must change its foreign policy, or America must change its president” by Barry Shaw. Little did I suspect how prophetic my comments were following the attack on the US Embassy... in Cairo. An Egyptian mob stormed the US Embassy in Cairo, tore down the American flag and destroyed it on the anniversary of 9/11 and replaced it with an Islamic flag associated with Muslim terrorists.
I asked then “How is democracy working out for you, America, with the new ‘Arab Spring’ you encouraged in the Middle East?”
Today came the tragic news of the murder of the American Ambassador at the US Consulate in Libya, and my question now demands a clear answer from the Obama-Clinton Administration whose foreign policy lies in tatters in the Middle East. For two years I, and other Israeli experts, have insisted that the Arab Spring is, in reality, the Islamic Winter. We were right. You were wrong. When will the American president stop making abject statements like the one that followed the attack in Cairo, blaming non-Muslims (meaning Christians and Jews) for the widespread Islamic chaos, murder, and mayhem that is the Middle East?
We need an America to be the leader of the free world with backbone and with the clear-eyed vision of what is
at the heart of the violence that is wracking our region. Instead, we have a wishy-washy, Obama-Clinton
Hollywood 'happy end' version of a 'global village' where, in reality, we have a dangerous and deadly neighbor-hood.
On 9/11, Obama insulted non-Muslims in answer to the Egyptian Muslim targeting of America. By the way, the response from the US Embassy in Cairo was typical of the thick-headed, appeasing, foreign policy nonsense of the Obama-Clinton Administration. It condemned "the continuing efforts of misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims."
Give me a break! Wake up America and smell the coffee! The President and his advisers are leading America down the path of defeat and submission to an unrelenting enemy. Now he is trying to create an alibi for the murder of American diplomats.
Israeli television detailed the intelligence warning that was given to America of an impending al Qaida terror
attack against US targets in revenge for the drone assassination of a leading Libyan terrorist, Abu Yahya al-Libi. This included a video from Al Qaida leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, calling on local cells to avenge the death of al-Libi, the Libyan. Despite this, America took no (read ‘zero’) action is boosting security of their embassies and consulates throughout the volatile Middle East, including Libya, even on 9/11.
Instead, the American public is being fed the line that it was an amateur movie featuring Mohammed that led to the death of the US Ambassador in Benghazi. It wasn’t. It was the well prepared attack by thirty Al Qaida terrorists armed with the most sophisticated weaponry that was allowed to succeed with impunity as American intelligence and security were asleep on their watch.
If Israel, the Quilliam Foundation, and other agencies knew about this, how come American intelligence, the State Department, and the White House didn’t know? This is a clear failure of national security. As such, a Commission of Enquiry must be held to investigate what the Administration know, or did not know. Definite intelligence as to specific targets, perpetrators, and timing, are not necessary. It should have been sufficient to receive the Al-Qaida warning and call for action which was recevied just days before 9/11 to take preventative action, especially in Libya the home nation of al-Libi.
On the same 9/11 Obama refused to meet the head of America's strongest ally in the Middle East, namely Israel's Prime Minister, on the serious global issue of a nuclear Iran. This is not the first time that President Obama has snubbed Israel’s leader since taking office. Benjamin Netanyahu was left to stew in a White House side office while Obama went to dine with his family in May 2011.
It took three votes and much vocal opposition by Arab delegates to the Democratic Party Convention in August 2012 to approve recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Even after that vote the State Department still refuses to name Israel’s capital. In answer to the question “Which city does the US Government recognize as the capital of Israel”” the State Department Press Secretary, Patrick Ventrell, gave a rambling non-answer that echoed the earlier denials of White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, and Victoria Nuland, that Israel has a capital that the Obama Administration recognizes.
Trust is a vital component for America’s closest allies. Countries such as Israel depend on a strong and confident America that can formulate and express affirmative action, and stand by its commitments around the world. But when the American leadership is unable to influence an unruly and violent region, or control the dangerous ambitions of enemy regimes such as Iran, or even formulate what actions it is prepared to take, if any, against the threat of a nuclear Iran, then trust quickly erodes into lack of confidence and faith in America as the world’s super power that truly has Israel’s back. When that happens the free world is in jeopardy. America! Get real before you, and we, have more deaths. Instead of appeasing your enemies, learn to affirmatively support your allies, such as Israel, against our joint enemies. For the sake of Western values and security, and the safety of the free world, the American president must change his dangerous, vacuous, and appeasing foreign policy, or America must change its president.
Barry Shaw is the author of ISRAEL RECLAIMING THE NARRATIVE.
On 15 September 2012 Braun wrote:
BTW, 65% of US Jews intend to vote Democrat Party this coming November 2012, always no matter who the candidate is. Even if Obama who has weakened Israel and emboldened her enemies. Used to be traditionally 80% of US Jews voting Democrat,
but the percentage has dropped due to Obama's veiled antisemitism recognized by
some Jews. Have a lovely weekend!
Obama is our enemy – make no mistake about it
on September 12, 2012
You receive this message as you likely look over the latest reports coming from the crisis that is now truly engulfing the Middle East. What symbolism to be found in such tragic events for America taking place yesterday,
September 11th? As we all remember with a mixture of sadness, horror , and righteous anger those events of 2001, we are then greeted with yet more tragedy yesterday from the very same hatred that flew those planes into those buildings not so long ago. And as you so rightly put it yourself, the man calling himself Obama has indeed built this crisis. Built it with his own arrogance, his own ignorance, and his own evil intent to destroy America as it exists and
replace it with something far less strong, far less capable, and far more prone to defeat.
Many months ago I shared with you information pertaining to a growing rift between Israel and the Obama government. It was a rift born directly from the anti-Jewish policies of those closest to the false president. A manifestation of biases found deeply rooted in such figures as ValerieJarrett, a figure our mutual friend has of course spoken of often and with such frightening accuracy. She, Iranian-born, who long ago embraced the patronage and radicalism of the Muslim Brotherhood, that institution who now controls Egypt, much of Libya, and intends to spread like an aggressive cancer across the Middle East. Even the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia is not safe within the confines of their collective trillions. They helped to create this monster, but as the story so often goes, the monster inevitably turns against its master. So it now is with the Muslim Brotherhood.
What then of Israel?
Alone in this wilderness of vile hatred and violence, surrounded by the most vile of extremism that would like nothing better than to snuff it out of existence. Netanyahu has been treated by this Obama regime as a dog. Kicked and cornered, rebuked and reprimanded. And now, on the eve of action, the Man Calling Himself Obama, does so yet again with even more sinister intent. You have likely read the reports of screaming matches between officials of both governments. Those are most certainly true, and tell less than the whole regarding just how fractured the relationship has been. But what of Netanyahu and Obama themselves?
Do you recall something I hinted at before – how Obama himself demanded of Israel? How this false president threatened the only true ally America has in that troubled part of the world?
Since then you have often asked what it was that was told to the Prime Minister. For my own reasons, both personal and professional, I did not comply with your requests. I will do so
now. And please note, what I tell you is absolutely accurate. This information was delivered to me from sources at the highest levels of the Israeli government.
Prime Minister Netanyahu, when last at the White House and during an extended period of private conversation with “Obama”, implored the president to be far more forceful in his public comments regarding the United States’ devotion to Israel’s safety and protection and its very right to exist.
Netanyahu warned the president that his administration’s half-hearted gestures of friendship to Israel were in fact emboldening the more radicalized elements in the Middle East and thus endangering not only Israeli lives, but the lives of everyone in
that part of the world.
And then he also remarked this condition would further endanger American citizens within the United States as well, that the capitulation policies of the American government in the 1990s were instrumental in forming the attack of September 11th, 2001.
Obama’s reaction to these words were, “agitation followed by derision”. The president then leaned toward the Prime Minister and said: “You have just as much blood on your hands as they do. They got a right to exist as well. Everybody does. And I don’t want this thing…this back and forth…you and them… I don’t want this turning into an election issue for me, right? I can’t be telling those people how to treat your country any more than you want me telling you how to treat them, right?
You see where I’m at in this? Don’t you turn this into something that might take away Jewish votes for me. That’s what you got going here – I know what you’re up to. Don’t do it. This thing…Iran…don’t try…don’t hurt me politically with it. You need us. We don’t need you.”
Now I must put that statement by Obama further into context to ensure you realize the stunning implications of what he was communicating to the Israeli Prime Minister.
Netanyahu had spent considerable effort attempting to detail to
the Obama what Israeli intelligence had gathered regarding Iran’s nuclear capabilities. He had also warned of the very real and serious threat of nuclear materials being handed over to terrorists both capable and willing of detonation in other parts of the world, including inside the United States. The Prime Minister indicated his own government was unwilling to take that risk, and was preparing to take very specific measures to try and ensure Iran was not given that option to do so.
And to that Obama, this man so tragically elected president, to that he replied to Netanyahu to not make this an election issue for him? To not make it something that might take away Jewish votes from him?
Imagine you are sitting in a room with a man who oversees the most powerful military in the world. The most powerful military in the history of humankind. And you are communicating earnestly, based upon knowledge you have from your own considerable intelligence sources, that not only is the Middle East in danger, but citizens living inside the United States as well, and these concerns are met with a self-serving plea not to harm an election. To in essence, simply shut up about it so as to not influence voters?
How horrifying that must have been for a man
so honorable as Benjamin Netanyahu. How frightening to know that the government of the United States was now being represented by the
likes of “Obama”and Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, two creatures so detached from the rich and proud history of the United States, who view that history with disdain and a desire to punish.
That is not simple ignorance friend. What that is, so willfully exhibited by this man calling himself Obama, what that is, is outright evil.
Look now on what Obama, as you describe, has built in the Middle East. American embassies being overtaken. Ambassadors and citizens murdered. Their bodies dragged through the streets. And what does the Obama administration do during all of this but apologize and promise billions more to the very people who are committing these atrocities against us. What of the fact that during their own recent political convention, these Democrats stoodbelow a massive photo depicting Russian naval vessels? The Russian military! The very same Russian government Obama promised to be more accommodating to “after the election”. Or their purposely removing God from their own platform, and the public denunciation of Israel that occurred by over half of the delegates on their own convention floor?
Sadly, Every Concern About This Man Calling Himself Obama Has Proven True – And Far Worse Is Yet To Come.
My work to help defeat this threat continues, as most certainly does your own and so many others who have realized the dangers now facing all of us who love this country that was blessed since its inception by the Divine. There are now fewer than two months to Election Day. And then fewer than five months to Inauguration Day. I pray God deems me worthy enough to share with all of you in that moment. You and your many wonderfully intelligent and patriotic readers. If I had only come to know what they already knew so much earlier in my own life.
Better late than never.
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