Iran knows as well as anyone that this president isn’t big on preserving, protecting, and defending the United States.
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But even the 12-year-old Amy Carter would be a strategic giant in this Administration. That includes the miserable failure of our esteemed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who Washington insiders are already advancing as the future savior of the Democrat party.
As Arthur Herman reports in the August 19 New York Post, nuclear proliferation is now spreading to Syria. Herman writes:
Last week, the Obama Administration woke up to the fact that Syria has been steadily working on a nuke-weapons program. It is considering asking the United Nations to investigate — even though Syrian dictator Bashir Assad has been blocking the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency from investigating suspected nuclear sites for years. Sorry: It’s not the United Nations that holds the key to keeping Syria from becoming the next Iran. It’s the United States — and it’s time to realize American decline has consequences.
This represents another disastrous Obama Administration foreign policy failure. As Herman further explains:
Ironically, just five years ago, Assad’s vicious, unpopular regime seemed on the ropes. It had been chased out of Lebanon by the democratic ‘Cedar Revolution’ and stood in international disgrace for its links to the assassination to Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. President Bush had slapped firm sanctions on Damascus…. Syria looked isolated and vulnerable. Then came President Obama to the rescue.
President Obama lifted sanctions and reopened the American embassy in Damascus, restoring diplomatic relations with no punishment for Hariri’s murder. Then, in April, he sent as his emissary Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry to “dialogue” with the Islamofascist dictator. Now, in August, we have the results of this “tough diplomacy.”
President Obama’s knock-kneed Middle East policies are leading to nuclear proliferation throughout the region. In self-defense, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt maybe even Jordan and smaller oil rich Gulf states will now develop their own nuclear weapons, reversing President Bush’s true diplomatic coup in convincing Libya to drop its nuke program, which resulted from the demonstration of force in Iraq.
Nuclear War in the Middle East?
Israel is now surrounded by Iran’s Islamofascist allies. Hezbollah sits on its northern border rearmed with 45,000 Iranian missiles, many of which can now reach Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. To the east lies Hamas in Gaza, also rearmed by Iran and sworn to Israel’s destruction. Soon Iran will be armed with nukes, with Syria on the way.
The Obama Administration’s response is more “tough diplomacy.” It has arranged for early September talks between Israel and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. But just as it was obvious that Obama had no prospect of sweet talking Iran out of its nuclear program, it is obvious that these talks have zero prospects of achieving peace.
That is because the Palestinians have given every indication that they do not want peace with Israel. They are committed to Israel’s destruction. The only Palestinians willing to even talk about peace are those being paid by the U.S., with a leader who has already announced his retirement, kept even in partial power only by that U.S. funding.
This is nothing new. While Israel has repeatedly accepted a two-state solution, it is the Palestinians who have long rejected that. George Will points out that all the way back in 1936, when the British Peel Commission proposed an Arab/Jewish partition of British administered Palestine, the Palestinians responded with a violent revolt.
When the United Nations proposed a partition plan on November 29, 1947, Israel immediately accepted. The Palestinian response came on November 30, when Israel was attacked, Will writes. In late 2000, when Israel accepted a Clinton Administration brokered deal that gave the Palestinians almost everything they had asked for, the Palestinians responded with the Intifada killing more than 1,000 Jews. Israel is a democracy, and no elected government could survive giving away more than that 2000 deal, which, indeed, already gave too much.
And even if Abbas did agree to a deal on behalf of the PA, that would just engender another attack on Israel, as in 1936, 1949, and 2000. First from Hamas, then when Israel responds, from Hezbollah, with the PA canceling the agreement on the grounds it cannot deal with an Israel killing Palestinian attackers. And if Israel presses on to looming victory, then from Iran and Syria, possibly then with nukes, claiming the Israeli self-defense as justification.
The Jews are not going down to a second holocaust without fighting back. Their nuclear counterattack would have to be aimed at taking out their enemies once and for all.
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