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I have always thought Obama an anti-Semite. He has opened his mouth again and removed all doubt, at least in my mind.
The Israeli government’s decision to cut off food, water and electricity to a captive civilian population (in Gaza) threatens not only to worsen a growing humanitarian crisis; it could further harden Palestinian attitudes for generations, erode global support for Israel, play in to the hands of Israel’s enemies, and undermine long term efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region.
Who is holding the civilian population captive in Gaza? Not Israel. Hamas. And the larger Arab world. Consider that the entire population of Gaza could be transferred to Qatar, and instantly the per capita GDP of Qatar would fall by half–putting it on par with the per capita GDP of the United States. Qatar is the richest nation on the planet based on per capita GDP. The Hamas leadership hangs out in Qatar. Why not the rest of the Gaza population? All the breast-beating about the “captive civilian population” in Gaza would disappear instantly. Why has no one called for relocating the Gaza population to Qatar? Or Turkey, for that matter, whose leader has fully endorsed the Hamas atrocities. Reward them with a nice apartment each in Istanbul. Why not? Might be a little crowded for a while, but resources abound to address that.
Consider that when Israel was created, and close to a million Jews fled Arab lands to Israel, they were welcomed with open arms. And that the Palestinians who fled Israel were welcomed–nowhere by anyone, but placed in refugee camps. Adjacent to Israel. With the express purpose of putting international pressure on Israel. And so it has been ever since. And so we have: Terrorists to the East of Israel: Terrorists to the north of Israel; Terrorists to the South of Israel. All Iranian proxies, to a lesser extent Arab proxies.
So of course the terrorists must be allowed to continue to surround Israel, to continue the pressure on Israel. The international opprobrium visited on Israel would dissipate, even disappear if that were to happen. That’s not what Obama is interested in, or the Left, or the International community. Or Iran. They are all interested only in doing harm to and destroying Israel. Why?
The Iranians greenlit the Hamas attack (according to Hamas) and that at a time when Israel was about to conclude a peace with Saudi Arabia. If that were to happen, the “captive citizen population” of Gaza would become more or less irrelevant, Israel would be far more secure, peace would be more likely to break out all over the Middle East, and Iran would be disempowered. That peace that was about to break out had to be stopped, from Iran’s point of view. And Obama’s point of view. So, while Israel was engaged in bringing peace to the Middle East, Hamas attacked to prevent that peace, which is now dead, and Obama criticizes Israel for endangering peace? Ultimate Chutzpah. Unfortunately, ignorance and gullible Americans, even the ones who are not hard-core Leftists seeking the destruction of Israel (as is the majority of Democrats in America now), will nod and criticize Israel.
The Hamas attack was aided and abetted by Obama policies, now employed by Biden. It is almost as if Biden were sitting in Tehran conspiring with the Mullahs. His policies could hardly be more favorable and empowering to Iran. Financially, economically, politically, militarily. All aspects of Biden’s policies point to support for Iran. His supposed funding for Israel’s military is a joke–the money is going to Ukraine (or elsewhere–including Hamas), where, one tends to think, Biden is keeping open prospects for family grifting and financing the US military-industrial complex to get contributions from American military materiel manufacturers. While he provides supplies to Hamas. And sends hundreds of millions of dollars to Islamic Jihad, aiding Hamas. And timidly responds to Iranian attacks on the American military with pinpricks designed, as the British say in order to keep up appearances.
Obama undertook rapproachment with Iran during his administration, leading to Hamas attacks on Israel, to which Israel responded, which gave Obama the pretext for giving a billion dollars to Hamas. To rebuild infrastrucure, of course, used to shield Hamas military equipment.
Obama released some $150 billion in assets to Iran, gave them billions in pallets of cash (unmarked bills?) for “hostage” (read, deserter) exchange, tried to give $4 billion in military equipment, including fighter jets, to the Muslim Brotherhood (the original organization out of which, Al Qaeda, Isis, etc., grew), and worked overtime to allow Iran a path to atomic weapons while trying to look like he was doing the opposite. Anyone who was fooled by that wanted to be fooled by that. And Joe is at it again, deja vu all over again.
Obama, as Walter Russell Mead and others have long pointed out, wanted to empower Iran to become the hegemon in the Middle East to “stabilize” the Middle East and allow America to reduce its footprint and influence in the region. Mead and others now tell us that strategy has failed. As if that were a serious policy initiative in America’s interest. Give the Mullahs everything they want, including nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, and how could that not increase American security and prosperity, with nuclear capability in the hands of extreme, terrorist, fanatics that shout “death to America”? Is our foreign policy commentariat so blind, deaf, and dumb? It appears so. Or complicit.
The only perfectly predictable effects of such a policy would be to existentially endanger Israel, ourselves, and Western Civilization. So, we get to the crux of the issue:
Obama’s policies were and are designed to destroy the Western World. Not just Israel. But Western Civilization entirely, based as it is on a Judeo-Christian ethic. Which Obama, and the Left, nationally and internationally, hate with a great passion.
Jurgen Habermas, the famous German philosopher of the public square, noted, when he emerged from his discussion with Cardinal Ratzinger:
For the normative self-understanding of modernity, Christianity has functioned as more than just a precursor or catalyst. Universalistic egalitarianism, from which sprang the ideals of freedom and a collective life in solidarity, the autonomous conduct of life and emancipation, the individual morality of conscience, human rights and democracy, is the direct legacy of the Judaic ethic of justice and the Christian ethic of love. This legacy, substantially unchanged, has been the object of a continual critical reappropriating and reinterpretation. Up to this very day there is no alternative to it. And in light of the current challenges of a post-national constellation, we must draw sustenance now, as in the past, from this substance. Everything else is idle postmodern talk.
That is what Obama objects to. That is what Hamas objects to. That is what the Mullahs in Iran object to. That is what the UN objects to. That is what the pro-Palestinian demonstrators here and around the world object to. That is what the Enlightenment objects to. That is what postmodernism objects to. This is what “science” objects to. This is what the Democrat party objects to.
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