“If Israel hits Iran, the whole American ‘exit strategy’ falls apart.”
Israel’s in trouble.
“By now the efforts of the White House to isolate and humiliate Israel because of the latter’s decision to approve 1,600 new Jewish homes in East Jerusalem (which is, after all, its capital) are well known.” If these efforts are not well known to you, follow the link. Peter Wehner lays out the whole case. Part of his argument against the White House’s treatment of Israel is, “The entire theory on which the Obama administration is operating is false.”
However, what appears false is Wehner’s analysis. He seems to believe that Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing, that Obama’s making a mistake out of some misunderstanding of the dynamics of the Middle East. What if Obama understands the situation perfectly and has consciously decided that Israel can be destroyed as long as Obama gets what he wants?
Here’s what David Goldman, aka Spengler, has to say:
“I quoted State Department officials’ on-record invitation to Iran to play a major role in Afghanistan. Getting Iran involved IS the administration’s ‘exit strategy.’ Obama wants an ALLIANCE with Iran. And that’s why he picked a fight with Netanyahu over the non-issue of apartment construction in a part of North Jerusalem that every draft piece plan agrees will remain Israeli. If Israel hits Iran’s nuclear capacity, the deal is off.”
Goldman lays out his entire Middle East scenario. If you want to delve in, follow the link. The shortcut version is:
“Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former Carter National Security Advisor Zbignew Brzezinski proposed to enlist Iran’s help in stabilizing Iraq and Afghanistan in a 2004 report for the Council on Foreign Relations. . . . Obama is following Gates’ and Brzezinski’s recommendation to the letter, but also the point of absurdity. It is the stupidest, most reckless, and most destructive foreign policy action the United States has taken in my lifetime.”
Is Obama so anxious to get out of Afghanistan that he’ll ally with Iran? That would explain his absurd deafness about the Green Revolution. Does our great ally in the Middle East, Israel, mean so little to him? That would explain why he treated Netanyahu during his recent visit like “an unsavory dictator.”
“Obama is saying, ‘Screw the Jews, they’ll vote for us anyway,’ a prominent American rabbi said this week. The mainstream Jewish organizations, who overwhelmingly supported Obama and share his domestic agenda, are in such a state of shock over the outcome of Netanyahu’s visit that it will take them some days to begin to blink.”
We know Obama’s disdain for the will of the people. During the healthcare debate he cared little for the voters’ opinion. The Jewish vote is 3% of the electorate. Add in pro-Zionist Christians and you still aren’t going to grab Obama’s attention. It sounds like a bad lightbulb joke: How many voters will it take for Obama to change his policies?
In the meantime, Netanyahu has a crisis. To accept Obama’s crazy demands for Israel would be “supremely dangerous.” And if Bibi denies Obama’s demands, who knows how far Obama will go? Diplomatic isolation? Active U.S. opposition to an Israeli strike? Either option puts Israel in an existential bind. A third scenario for Israel becomes much more likely, considering Obama’s actions:
“Israel completely reshuffles the deck by attacking Iran.”
For America to pawn off the decision to strike Iran is cowardice. Israel should not be put in this position. Obama’s America, however, is looking less like a timid partner to Israel and looking more like a back-stabbing traitor.
[Title quoted from Spengler.]