Hear No Middle East, See No Middle East


President Barack Obama’s speech on Middle East policy did more damage to U.S.-Israel relations than anything said by any previous president during the almost forty-year alliance between the two countries. Yet, ironically, the speech wasn’t intended to be on Israel at all; Obama apparently thought he was being friendly toward Israel; and the point that created the biggest controversy was something that the president didn’t even say.

The crisis, then, was caused by three factors:   The ignorance of the Obama Administration over the issues involved; Obama’s chronic lack of friendliness toward Israel; and his refusal to recognize the threat from revolutionary Islamism.

His speech mainly focused on a totally uncritical evaluation of the current upheavals in the Arab world. The idea that Egypt is about to become a radical state, that the Egypt-Israel treaty is jeopardized, and that Israel is now facing the prospect of a renewed enemy to its southwest with twelve times its own population simply has not entered Obama’s calculations.

In other words, Obama is asking Israel to make risky concessions at the very moment when its security situation is potentially at its worst in the last thirty years. The assumption that Arab states would not launch a conventional war on Israel—which has prevailed since Egypt moved toward peace in 1978—no longer holds.

The fact that the president blithely sees no danger whatsoever from the Egyptian situation or the current upheavals in the region—a point that was the main theme of his speech—reduces his credibility with Israel to zero.

A second factor that makes Obama’s timing dangerously thoughtless is that he is rewarding the Palestinian Authority (PA) after it made a cooperation deal with the revolutionary Islamist group Hamas. Of course, Hamas is an openly antisemitic organization that makes no secret of its refusal to recognize Israel, its pride in committing terrorism, and its intention to commit genocide against Israel’s Jews.

Obama did take a stronger stance against the merger than the U.S. government has done previously. But so what? He has taken no sanctions against the PA for engaging in a merger that virtually tears up the Israel-PLO agreement of 1992. He doesn’t even criticize the PA for doing so. Hamas is for Israel what al-Qaida is for America.

In practice, Obama accepts the entry of Hamas into the PA government, just as he accepts that of Hizballah into Lebanon’s government, and the Muslim Brotherhood into Egypt’s government. While the president’s rhetoric on Israel and the Palestinians is studiously “even-handed” his policy is clearly on the other side, that of Israel’s and America’s enemies.

I don’t think Obama realizes this fact. But who cares? That’s what he’s doing and it is catastrophic for the United States, its Arab allies, and Israel. .

But there’s more! In his speech Obama took a tough verbal stance against the PA’s plan to get the UN General Assembly to grant Palestine independence unilaterally in September. That this is a total violation of all agreements made by the PLO and PA since 1992 doesn’t seem to register with Western governments, though almost all of them will vote against it.

While it is nice to know that the Obama Administration will vote against the proposal—one can’t take anything for granted with this president—that’s not what’s most important. In line with his principle of not taking leadership, Obama isn’t lobbying strenuously to press other countries to oppose the measure or the PA to drop the idea, and certainly isn’t threatening to punish them if they do.

Thus, this fiasco, which destroys even the chance for any Israel-PA talks in 2011 and perhaps for far longer, is partly the result of American passivity.

Yet the list of administration mistakes on these issues is still not complete. In his speech, Obama proposed a plan. Again, he tipped his hat at Israel by saying that he wouldn’t try to impose a solution—no doubt thinking that would win him praise from Israel—but then made a proposal that totally tramples on Israel’s interests.

Obama’s idea was that Israel would withdraw from the remainder of the West Bank and turn it over to the PA in exchange for unspecified security guarantees. Palestine could become a state and the issues of Jerusalem and refugees would be postponed.

The effect of such an outcome would be to throw away all of Israel’s leverage on the remaining issues; free the Palestinians to do what they wanted; and exchange real strategic assets (land) for promises written on paper (security guarantees). Given the PA’s past practices and the European-American implementation of their own pledges, that would be very flimsy paper indeed.

Then there is Obama’s refusal to give credit to Israel for the ways it has already shown its desire for peace, readiness to make concessions, and willingness to take risks in order to resolve the conflict. He never mentions that Israel has already withdrawn from the Sinai Peninsula, returned small amounts of territory to Jordan, pulled completely out of Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, and given the PA all the Arab-populated portions of the West Bank (except a small area in Hebron).

Most annoying of all, in discussing what Israel has done “wrong” in the speech he said that Israeli settlement activity is continuing. Since Israel froze construction for nine months at Obama’s request (and the PA then refused to talk) one might expect some gratitude on the president’s part for Israel’s cooperation and some criticism for the PA’s refusal to do what Obama asked.

If Obama refuses to acknowledge, much less reward, Israeli cooperation and concessions in the past, Israelis and Israeli leaders know that he won’t do so in future. If Obama refuses to maintain past U.S. pledges to Israel—like the country being able to annex settlement blocs and support for Israel being recognized by the PA as a Jewish state in a peace agreement—Israelis have no faith in any promises including security guarantees he offers in future.

Given all this, it is ironic that the big controversy was regarding Obama’s sentence on borders. What he said is completely in line with past U.S. policy. He didn’t demand Israel return to the 1967 borders but called for those serving as the basis of an agreement with mutually agreed changes. So Israel would have to accept any future borders. Since Israel won’t agree to return to the 1967 borders, then, that will never happen.

Israel is not going to allow a president with no credibility, who clearly doesn’t understand what’s at stake, fails to support his Arab allies, is soft on his Iranian and Syrian enemies, doesn’t learn from his past errors, is sacrificing U.S. interests in the region, and pays no attention to what’s happening in Egypt, to determine its future.

And it isn’t just Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who thinks that way. There’s a national consensus on the issue. For almost two and a half years, Israel has played along with Obama, working hard to avoid friction, because the relationship with the United States is of tremendous importance. There was some hope that Obama would learn from experience or, at least, the bilateral relationship could muddle through his four-year term.

Now, however, in large part because of the revolution in Egypt definitely headed toward radicalism and probably toward Islamism, and the PA’s readmission of Hamas—as well as Obama’s failure to learn much about the Middle East and Israel’s situation—that effort has come to an end.

Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, and a featured columnist at PajamasMedia His latest books are The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition), The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East (Wiley), and The Truth About Syria (Palgrave-Macmillan). The website of the GLORIA Center is. His PajamaMedia columns are mirrored and other articles available here.

  • kblink45

    Obama's protean Middle East policy is an ominous and unmistakable sign of his deep-seated loathing for America and the West.

    • sky

      The man who shattered our economy beforeitsnews website under featured money

  • Matt

    There was also headlines regarding the world ending today which was only a day after this meeting was to take place. Personally I saw both headlines — about Obama and Netanyahoo meeting each other, and I saw something about all world news media finding a Christian credible regarding the end of the world, and I put two and two together and I thought maybe a war was brewing.

    • Supreme_Galooty

      If you ever try putting two and two together again, I suggest you seek outside counsel.

  • Captain Nemo

    Barry Rubin's assumption is that whatever is good for Israel is good for the United States. Nuts!

    • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

      Your comment invites a few questions.

      1) So what is good for the Judeo-Christian America (which is not necessarily good for Israel)?

      2) Is it good for America if Israel is swallowed by Islam?

      3) What must happen to Israel, Captain Nemo, that is good for you?

    • aspacia

      We have covert operators in Israel with Israeli permission. This is great for U.S. interests. Besides, Israel is the one decent government in the intolerant Middle-East.

    • HLW

      Captain Nemo…how appropriate, since you are in waters far over your head.

    • sodizzy

      I share Barry Rubin's idea that we are affected together, and I do not think it is assumption but demonstrable fact as well as supported and directed in the Word of God.

  • alvin

    It is been decade of conflict and killings,,,do you any suggestions how to do it? Your answer is as good as mind. But for sure it will be a blood bath for all the people in the area for a status quo . At the present situation both parties do not agree to one another, with Pres. Obama at least one party agree to it. You need to take chances to stop the killing on both parties.

    • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

      "It is been decades of conflict and killings" is not an accurate assessment. For Israel it was decades of appeasement after refusal to completely defeat and rid of the islamic enemy at least since 1967. For the so called "world community" it was decades of twisting the hands to Israel and blackmailing Israel not allowing her to completely win the war for her liberation. Since 1967 Israel ought to annex Judea and Samaria, expel all those who wish to remain moslems, prohibit islam and remove all mosques from her territory, and the most important: to re-possess completely the Temple Mount, remove the mosques from there and to restore the Third Temple.
      http://www.resonoelusono.com/DeclarationForIsrael

      • Supreme_Galooty

        Alexander, you have stolen my Thunder. Again! Annexation of Judea and Samaria, expel all who wish to remain Muslim, demolish all mosques and ban Islam, reposess the Temple Mount completely. I would add only that after all the jolly Musselmen finish catterwauling and blowing up their children, Israel could help the fine people of Lebanon accomplish the same thing – all in the name of a beneficent God.

        Should you ever be tempted to steal my thunder again, please do so.

      • sodizzy

        What a dream come true!! to see those mosques removed from the holy sites.

    • aspacia

      Regardless of the concession Israel makes, (Gaza, Sinai, fuel, humanitarian aid) the Arab world will demand Israel's annihilation. Read Arab media for insight. Israel has humiliated them on numerous occasions, and to an Arab this in unforgivable.

    • RiverFred

      Hey Alvin read your history books, every time Israel made concessions to the Palestinians where did it get them? What do you think the last war was about – concessions by Israel (Gaza,) rockets by the Palestinians. How about the Palestinians recognizing the Stae of Israel for openers and stop teaching hatred against the Jews. Now that would be a start.

    • Joe

      The old saying, you give an inch and they'll take a mile applies here. Islamists will not be happy until they dominate everywhere. Once they have established a foothold, they will scream bloody murder (hate crimes, Islamophobia, you are going against Islam and the prophet, jihad everybody, and the killing and terrorism will never end) if they are not allowed to continue trying to concur the world for Islam.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    - It is not an "ignorance of Obama administration". On the contrary, it is a concious consistent implementation of the Leftist dream about self-liquidation of Israel swallowed by islam. The "dream" of self-liquidation of the West swallowed by islam is being implemented in the entire Western world indeed. Yet to see Israel swallowed first is so joyous for every anti-Semitic heart.

    - It is not "Obama's chronic lack of friendliness toward Israel". It is a direct result of his communist/islamic up-bringing and "inspiration" received at the "pastor's" Write "church" of Satan. That's on his own. Yet more importantly, he acts as told by his handlers of the Soros one-world-order crowd and by the islamic donors.

    - It is not his "refusal to recognize the threat from Islam" (forget euphemism "revolutionary islamism"). "Jihad is our weapon, islam is our goal" which means Obama's goal.

    An islamic agent – an impostor and fraud! – resides in the White House. The administration, almost the entire state bureaucracy and even US Army are islamic sympathizers – yet America is yawning…

    • WHAaaa

      The US Army? I think you owe an explanation to that one. You had me til that.

      • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

        It does not make me joyous at all, yet it is too easy to provide you with many proofs to what I said.

        1) Cover up for and caving to islam in the recent most dramatic loss of soldiers on the US territory, when "major" Hasan murdered over 10 and wounded over 30 unarmed soldiers in Fort Hood: While the fat ass secretary of defense assures that "He is not even going into considering islamic terror"…

        2) Impossible rules of engagements endangering American soldiers in favor of islamic enemy – during all administrations. How many American lives were lost because of the second guessing?

        3) Worse: prosecution and imprisonment of American soldiers for not enough second guessing.

        4) Suppression of … of Christianity (!) – YES CHRISTIANITY! – in American army, and yet having and caving to imams – IN AMERICAN ARMY!!! Can you imagine having Nazi commissars in US Army during WWII? Now we have them and kowtow to them…

        • Rob Jones

          Ya know, Mr. Gofen, the people working around Hassan bought into the whole "Islam is out to get us all" thing, and that made them afraid to report him, thinking his rhetoric was untouchable Islamic doctrine. One could blame Robert Spencer, but the impressionable idiot is ultimately responsible for his or her actions or lack thereof.

          Another thing. Why would you assume Obama, a guy who's obviously never been punched in the face much less punched anyone else, a guy who shoots his mouth off when he feels powerless, has the worst of intentions anyway? Can you not tell the difference between the average well-meaning idiot and a cold, calculating sociopath?

          Obama = Ahmadinejad? No. Not even close. Even your kook peers won't hold hands with you on it. Oh forget it, I'll let you get back to your acoustic guitar and campfire.

        • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

          Let me see:

          … people working around Hassan bought into the whole "Islam is out to get us all" thing – you write, while in reality islam is out here for what?

          For what else is islam in the 100% Judeo-Christian country like America since its foundation?

          So according to you it is R. Spancer to blame for intimidation of brave US military apparatchiks with islam: not their own dhimmitude, cowardice and yes-man attitude which makes them to go out of their skin to please Gates/Betraous brass of the US military. The very military brass that betrayed their oath by not upholding the US Constitution and backing the impostor Obama …

          As to whether "Obama/Soetoro is well-meaning idiot or a cold calculating sociopath" – it does not matter much. It is bad enough if he is an obedient marionette of those who placed him there: the anti-American – and yes, anti-Israel – one world government crowd.

        • WHAaaa

          All those examples seem to show the doctrine of the administration more than the Army kowtowing to Islam. Number four is just kinda out there.

          • sodizzy

            Good points! I don't want to get lost in all this. Thanks for your input.

      • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

        Rank and file soldiers who daily put their lives and limbs on the line are heroes. Yet their commanders (up to the very top) sending them to die because of the impossible rules of engagement are yes-man cowards kowtowing to islam.

        Gen. Betraus lecturing Americans to not burn korans in order to not upset islamic enemies is a shameless gutless yes-man. It was on his watch that US Army burnt … Christian Bibles delivered as gifts for American soldiers! CHRISTIAN BIBLES BURNT EN MASS IN THE US ARMY!!! Christian chaplains or Christian rites are being banned or limited in the US Army – while imams are having green light – the very enemy we are fighting against!

        We have treason in the entire upper echelon of the US Army, whose betrayal begins with fight against the Christian foundations all the way up to the betrayal of their oath to uphold the US Constitution! Instead they backed the impostor and fraud Obama. In fact they had committed a silent coup.

      • sodizzy

        Fort Hood?

        Did he mean "some in the" US Army?

        Thank you for questioning.

    • temarch

      I have to agree with you. I have always thought this about him and his minions.

  • Casey

    The fact is that Netanyahu was being unreasonable, wanting 20 war planes in exchange for a 3 month hold on new developments. Netanayahu told Obama to go to hell – Obama showed Netanyahu the map and demonstrated to him that it would be smart to try to get along, being Israel's continued existence is contingent on it and all. This is clearly Obama showing Netanyahu his place, it needed to be done, and now we all need to move forward.

    • Jhon

      So you think Israel can continue her existence by ceding her land to her enemies? have you ever encounter any nation ever do it this way just to survive through out history? Do you know what constitute the existence of a country? IT"S LAND AND IT'S PEOPLE!

      • Jim_C

        I certainly believe Israel is more than capable of doing what is necessary to defend itself, yes.

    • sri

      How can you be so ignorant and dumb?

      Islam has eaten up entire eastern Christianity yet West talks like this? If Israel is going to end, it is West that will be on the menu of Islam.

      • Fred Dawes

        Obama is total evil his loathing for a cultural ideals of good over evil is well understood by any who will look at his black soul of total corruption and hate for freedom if this evil pig become president the only course is civil war and race war against evil people like obama.

      • SpiritOf1683

        That is true. It seems that nobody in the entire West ever bothers to ask what was the dominant religion in Muslim lands before they were Islamized. They don't want to know that Pakistan was once Hindu, Iran was once Zoroastrian, Afghanistan was Buddhist and the entire Middle East and Turkey was once Christian, likewise North Africa and the Balkans, and if they did know, then they'd be forced to give an answer as to why they're no longer Christian, Buddhist, Zoroastrian and Hindu when asked that simple question. But they don't want to out of political correctness, self-loathing and their fear of unpleasant facts.

        • temarch

          Yes, a point that most forget. Thank you for a very complete picture of the situation.

    • aspacia

      Oh, what rubbish. When is it moral for one leader to demand that another leader risk his nation's security.

    • Rob Jones

      Unreasonable eh? I dare say you would fill your pants if you knew how many lanes of parking lot I'd turn Palestine into.

    • ziontruth

      "Obama showed Netanyahu the map…"

      The map is one thing Obamarx hasn't even looked at, let alone showed Netanyahu. The map is what shows that the Jewish nation doesn't have land to spare, and that it is the height of injustice to suggest the Jewish nation give away its meager possessions in favor of the land-rich Arab world.

      "…being Israel's continued existence is contingent on it and all."

      Israel's continued existence is HaShem's affair, not that of human beings and their petty schemes.

      "This is clearly Obama showing Netanyahu his place,…"

      You seem to believe Israel is America's vassal. This is not so. During his office as Minister of Finance, Mr. Netanyahu managed to reduce America's aid to Israel to 1.1% of Israel's GDP. For that if for nothing else, Netanyahu deserves great praise, and puts him in the position of saying No to an errant superpower that has made the wrong choice in history by putting a Marxist in its leadership.

  • riverlaw

    What we have been trying for the past 20 years has not worked. what is the def of crazy

    • Rob Jones

      Crazy: taking the side of the Palestinians or showing them anything remotely resembling sympathy or even neutrality. See crackers, cuckoo, or I've-been-living-under-a-rock-with-Bill-Ayers-my-whole-life-and-now-I'm-embarrassed-about-it-because-I'm-president.

      • ziontruth

        "Crazy: taking the side of the [Arab settlers] or showing them anything remotely resembling sympathy or even neutrality."

        Because no one is more deserving sympathy or even neutrality than those who raise the children to aspire to be suicide-murderers. /sarc

    • ziontruth

      "What we have been trying for the past 20 years has not worked."

      Right. It's time to try something new. Something like, after having taken back our land (Palestine, indigenous territory of the one and only true Palestinian nation, the Jewish nation), expelling all the Arab settlers squatting thereupon.

  • michiganruth

    it has been said before: if the Palestinians put down their weapons, there would be no more war. if the Israelis put down their weapons, there would be no more Israel.

    until the Pals acknowledge Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state, and stop teaching their children to loathe and fear the Jews, there will never be peace. and it isn't Israel's fault. the fact that our quisling president is trying to make it so doesn't mean it's true.

    • Jhon

      That's the real point, Palestinians and all the arab worlds want ISRAEL'S DEATH AT ALL COST.

  • Matt

    What was wrong with my comment?

    Too much truth for ya?

    • Fred Dawes

      MISS LEADING?

    • aspacia

      A war has been brewing since the Iranian protests. Read Debka File for inisight.

    • Supreme_Galooty

      Too much illiterate smart-assery. No modicum of sense.

      Is that succinct enough for you?

    • sodizzy

      Stupid.

  • Jhon

    How true it is, but I do think Obama bin Laden do realize what he did, he is the president and future caliph of the muslims, after all. And how arrogant it is for him to ask Israel to return to 1967 border to give back land to her enemies? do you think any country will do so just because other nation leader ask her to?.

  • Fred Dawes

    its not ignorance its hate for all jews and christianity; its hate for all good ideals and love for all our futures.
    Obama wants war and wants subugation of all free people.

    • Rob Jones

      You mean "subjugation?"

      Where in the yellow wallpaper are you corn cob holders getting the idea that Obama~ — Mr. "I'm so mad about the oil spill I just want to kick someone's backside" — is a threat to anything other than his own reputation and political career? Have you never in your life met an idiot? I want to move where you live.

  • SHmuelHaLevi

    It is really a sorry state of affairs one observes from the distance. Is that the best the US can offer as a leader? Oy vey!
    Since I live in Eretz Israel I prefer not to address our local considerations that at this point have been adequately presented by Mr. Netanyahu. That is what reports imply and one takes with large grain of salt such reports.
    What we see is a very dangerous individual controlling a massive military without even a remote inkling of its reach and limitations.
    I am a former Senior-Fellow Engineer, USDoD Military Avionics Programs. I have seen several Wars first hand stating with Nam and through the Golf War.
    Also participated in one War here in the 80's.
    Mr. Obama is not dangerous any longer to Israel. He is deadly to the US and the Western World at large.

    • Dispozovdaburka

      Thank G-d for PM Netanyahu!!!!!
      He is a true leader.
      Obama squirmed in his presence.

    • sodizzy

      Chilling assessment.

  • http://jc.does-it.com Gene Waldenmaier

    We assume he is dumb .. he knows exactly what he is doing … As a Muslim terrorist, he is executing his mission to detroy everything God loves and established (Judeo-Christians, Israel and USA).
    This is not politics … it is an end-time struggle between Righteousness and Evil. USA is abandoning God.
    Name a non Judeo-Christian country where anyone, who knows freedom, would love to live

    • Rob Jones

      No, we know~ he's dumb. Just like we know you~ are. Only an idiot would think a man who shoots his mouth off like Obama does and pals around with an idiot like Bill Ayers is anything other than an idiot. It takes an idiot to analyze past the obvious.

      For those of you who are new to politics, or simply new to the idea that anyone in the world could simply be ignorant, listen carefully so I don't have to repeat myself for a million-and-one'th time.

      Every couple of years, we vote for numbskulls who're dumb enough to engage you in conversation as if your opinion counts for the oxygen you deprived thinking beings of while getting it from your friends. Every election, it's the fool who cares about "stopping socialism" vs. the fool who "cares about the people." We never elect someone for ourselves who might do something productive, like capturing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and forcing him to star in a Rocky Horror Picture Show remake. We elect babysitters, and even when they're having affairs and children right out in the open, and spending us into oblivion, you kooks aren't happy unless you get your birth certificate the moment rumors start circulating.

      If you're going to assume the worst about Obama for being an airhead about the middle east, then why shouldn't people assume the worst about you and every other republican for being an airhead about Mexico? Is that how adults solve problems, Gene? By throwing backhanded missiles at the other's character? Wow, you must run a multi-million dollar company to have such an advanced conflict resolution skill.

      Nuff said.

      • sodizzy

        Your sarcasm and disdain for your reader lead me to believe you may be the ignorant one.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    and his refusal to recognize the threat from revolutionary Islamism.

    It’s radical Islam, extremist Islam, Islamism as opposed to Islam, and now it is revolutionary Islamism. Wow, how many ways can we manage to dance around the truth, and the truth is mainstream orthodox Islam has from the very beginning and always will obligate all Muslims to wage jihad against unbelievers for the spread of Islam, as the subjugation of the world into a very draconian form of Islamic totalitarianism via the imposition of Sharia is the fundamental mission and main goal of Islam. In fact, it is the sole purpose of Islam.

    Indeed, you know it is pretty damn bad when the conservative media has to bend over backwards like submissive and oppressed dhimmis to appease the tyranny of the Left. They will never defeat the tyranny of the Left by being weak kneed, submissive, and passive.

    Of course, Hamas is an openly antisemitic organization that makes no secret of its refusal to recognize Israel, its pride in committing terrorism, and its intention to commit genocide against Israel’s Jews.

    And the PLO, Fatah, and the PA are not? Give me a break. More dhimmitude.

    Hamas is for Israel what al-Qaida is for America.

    Actually, if America and Israel both don’t realize that they are not just at war with AQ and Hamas, but also with the entire Islamic world including millions of Muslim immigrants living within our midst, then lord help us all.

    Thus, this fiasco, which destroys even the chance for any Israel-PA talks in 2011 and perhaps for far longer, is partly the result of American passivity.

    It really doesn’t matter since the perpetual genocidal jihad of conquest that is being waged against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel by the Islamic world, mainly through their proxies the so-called Palestinians, is permanent like all other jihads in the past and like all current jihads in the present also being waged against Hindu unbelievers in Kashmir and Jammu, Buddhist unbelievers in Thailand, Christian unbelievers in the Philippines, atheist and Christian Orthodox unbelievers in Chechnya and Russia, Christian and animist unbelievers in the Ivory Coast, Christian Serb unbelievers in Bosnia and Kosovo, etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum.

    Indeed, all of those jihads, including the greater global jihad at large targeting all unbelievers in the world, will continue to be waged perpetually regardless of any and all fake peace processes used to weaken the unbelievers and to dupe gullible kafir infidel useful idiots as long as there are unbelievers anywhere in the world that haven’t been forced to submit to the authority of Islam.

    • thecolonel

      An absoluetly – and accurate – historical summation of the threat of radical Islam. I would like to add the humiliation the Islamist suffered when they were thrown out of Spain and were forced to abandon the Cordoba Mosque – the same name that was to be that 'Freedom Center' at Ground Zero.

      I think I just gave BHO a new name: 'Ground Zero'!

      thecolonel

      • ObamaYoMoma

        An absoluetly – and accurate – historical summation of the threat of radical Islam.

        Uhm…reread the first paragraph of my post again. There is no such thing as “radical Islam” and the only reason the Left uses the term “radical Islam” is to delude themselves, and the only reason the conservative media uses the term “radical Islam” is because they are afraid of the tyranny of the Left, and therefore submit like submissive dhimmis. In any event, there is only mainstream orthodox Islam, as the texts and tenets of Islam are immutable and anyone seen as changing just one word of it would be guilty of blasphemy, which is a capital offense under Islam.

  • Sallie G. Schaffer

    As bad (terrible, evil) as obama is. The self hating Jews worry me just as much.

    • sodizzy

      Seriously!!!

  • Monty Lasovsky

    The large number of comments is indicative to the feelings of a lot of readers to Obama's thoughtless speech, made before Netenyahu even got to the US.
    Suffice it to say, Obama the ditherer, has made some "errors" of judgement(?) the worst being his speech on the "67 borders. Why? Because he now believes that having been instrumental in the elimination of bin Laden that he can now do no wrong and tested this feeling with his '67 border speech. He lost. This "goof" will come back to haunt him for the duration of his term of office. Hopefully, it's his last. The backlash has started and the clarion call for the support of Israel as a result of this shocking "back stabbing" speech will be heard far and wide, again hopefully, expressed in the worlds major media. Or is this expecting too much?

  • MixMChess

    This video provides a simple explanation for why the 67 borders are a recipe for genocide:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annota

  • JackKinch1uncle

    Israel should ignore muslim President Nomobama. He is temporary and anti-American even if he wins again. If God said to return to Israil, nobody is going to 'change' that.
    We need term limits in congress.We need laws against favoring financially 'special interest groups'.to stop vote buying with our taxes and laws.

  • Wesley69

    There is no misread here by Obama. Its going as he hoped. A lot of right wing dictators are being tossed aside to be replaced by Muslim Brotherhood types. Political Islam is on the rise and Obama wants to be a part of it. Betrayal of Israel may accomplish his goal.

    • sodizzy

      seems true

  • kblink45

    Let us return to the boundaries of 1840. Shall we relinquish the territories won then? Shall we return Texas, and Califiornia? This man is a diabolical idiot!

    • sodizzy

      maybe he's playing Get their Goat.

  • Dispozovdaburka

    Won't someone volunteer give Obama a b.j. so we can impeach him?