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At the fundraiser, Obama also insisted that the U.S. stands firmly “on the side of democracy” and with Israel. And yet he refused to help the democratic opposition forces of Iran and Syria, and his intervention in Libya and Egypt led to both countries being delivered into the hands of Israel’s enemies. Democracy is only as good as the values brought to it by the parties involved; when “democratic” elections lead to the ascendance of the Hitler-worshipping Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, for example, then merely “standing on the side of democracy” isn’t supportive enough. With President Mubarak gone, the new Egyptian regime has restored the relations with Iran that had been severed for 35 years, ended the arms blockade of Gaza, and merely looked on while the Israeli embassy in Cairo was stormed and overrun by agents of the Brotherhood.
Middle East analyst Barry Rubin sums it up:
[T]the Obama Administration encourages and supports the coming to power of fanatically anti-Israel groups, then have the nerve to say Israel is becoming isolated because it isn’t making enough concessions! They encourage and support the rise of regimes that are totally against any peace with Israel or any two-state solution, then have the nerve to say that Israel can defuse the situation by making peace.
Obama explained the reasoning behind his boast:
Whether it’s making sure that our intelligence cooperation is effective, to making sure that we’re able to construct something like an iron dome so that we don’t have missiles raining down on Tel Aviv, we have been consistent in insisting that we don’t compromise when it comes to Israel’s security.
Apart from the fact that “something like an iron dome” over Tel Aviv sounds terribly unworkable for all sorts of reasons, it wouldn’t be necessary at all if Obama 1) had not paved the way for the rise of the Brotherhood in Egypt and al Qaeda in Libya, 2) had supported Iran’s 2009 Green Revolution and helped bring down that fundamentalist state’s threatening theocratic regime; and 3) had put the screws to Hamas rather than Israel for peace process concessions.
Obama and his people are not the only ones in the grip of delusion regarding Israel’s security. American Jewish Congress chairman Jack Rosen, who hosted the fundraiser at his home, seconded Obama’s vote of self-confidence. While acknowledging that “there are many in the Jewish community who are concerned” about the strained relationship between Israel and the United States, Rosen said
America has never been as supportive of the state of Israel as President Obama and his administration.
With suicidally clueless Jews like this and an American president like Obama claiming to be Israel’s best friends, she hardly needs enemies. And yet this tiny sliver of a pro-American democracy is surrounded by a swelling tide of genocidal hostility. You would never know it, however, from listening to Obama’s smug self-congratulation.
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