Obama Adviser Wants Syrian ‘Resistance’ to Israel

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In fact, since becoming president in 2000, Bashar has continued his father Hafez Assad’s policy of making Damascus a headquarters for Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and other anti-Israeli terror groups. It was in Damascus that—in a move many attribute to Israel—Hizbullah arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated in February 2008. Under Bashar, Syria has continued its role as weapons-conduit from Iran to Hizbullah in Lebanon.

It’s only recently that Hamas—with Bashar’s largely-Alawite forces killing many of Hamas’s Syrian Sunni compatriots—appears to have left Syria. But Palestinian Islamic Jihad remains based in Damascus, and with Iranian and Syrian encouragement and assistance played the major role in last week’s bombardment of southern Israel from Gaza.

Seemingly, then, Bashar’s credentials on “resistance to Israel” aren’t bad.

And yet Mogahed may have a point. Since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Assad dynasty—while a hub of anti-Israeli terror—has kept Syria’s border with Israel quiet and avoided war. Even if the reason is deterrence, that leads many in Israel to think Assad could be a lesser evil than forces—especially if Islamist-dominated—that might ultimately topple him.

In other words, if one sees Bashar Assad as unable to “deliver” on “resistance to Israel,” it can only mean one favors an “upgrade” from mere terrorism to war. And that appears to be the stance of Dalia Mogahed, one of President Obama’s advisers on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

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  • truebearing

    The question is: how do you remove a Marxist Muslim from power? What are Americans willing to sacrifice to end Obama's regime? If we fail in November, the cost to the nation is incalculable, and it is doubtful he will ever willingly relinquish power. People who worship power don't voluntarily give it up, especially when they are malignant narcissists.

    • Abisja

      How indeed America, how! The BALLOT or have you forgotten what leaders of old have warned you about: Pres. Andrew Jackson in 1832: "…never have thirteen millions(2012 – 300mil) of people associated in one political body who enjoyed so much freedom and happiness as the people of these United States. You have no longer any cause to fear danger from abroad; your strength and power are well known throughout the civilized world, as well as the high and gallant bearing of your sons. It is from within, among yourselves – from cupidity, from corruption, from disappointed ambition and inordinate thirst for power – that factions will be formed and liberty endangered. It is against such designs, whatever disguise the actors may assume, that you have especially to guard yourselves. You have the highest of human trust committed to your care".

      • Abisja

        I REST MY CASE – WHAT AMERICA, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!

        • Steve Chavez

          "It's the price of gasoline STUPID!" Everyone will feel the pain from the price of gas including those who don't have cars since the food they eat gets to the shelves in gasoline powered autos. Plane tickets are rising. Everything is going up and "WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?" BLAME OBAMA! While at the pump, BLAME OBAMA! While at the restaurant shooting the bull, bring up your pain, your friends pain, your co-workers pain, your companies pain, AND BLAME OBAMA!

          "It's Obama's WAR ON OIL STUPID!" Gulf moratoriums, Keystone, no Alaska drilling, regulations, and HIS UTOPIAN DREAM of hybrids that are a flop and will be until a miracle battery is invented. His Green program is also a nightmare. SO, BLAME OBAMA TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW and when they are at the pump seeing the dollar amount spinning faster than the gallon amount, IT MIGHT REGISTER unless they are so brainwashed that reasoning with them is a waste of time!

          • A D

            Are you so stupid to believe that ANY president, Democrat or Republican, has a bearing on the price of oil? That's market forces and oil companies gouging the public with artificial raises, not any policy.

            Unbridled drilling in Alaska would not produce enough to make a dent on the oil imports of the US, and prices would keep rising.

            Keep telling yourself that oil prices are rising due to Obama, or the evil socialist fairy, or whoever you want to blame. It's your own folly, the only culprits are OPEC and the refiners/retailers.

            Ironically, the hybrid engines you malign – which are not a flop – are the only thing we have right now to counter that by reducing the demand for gas. Oil is a finite ressource that will run out one day – alternative energy, green or otherwise, will have to exist.

    • Abisja

      Truebearing, The issue at stake is not just one Marxist Muslim. I've been following US domestic policies for along time, and sore as it may be – the US has been going Socialist for a very long time – without even the slightest notion of knowledge of a very large part of the populace. In 2009 already there were 123 known socialists in the US House of Reps. The crises your country is in, is the rejection (gradually) of your founding documents, giving up your sovereignty and embracing globalism. This is precisely what globalists/socialists have been waiting for; intentionally creating just such a crises. Don't read me wrong – I'm pro America – and that is why I've quoted Andrew Jackson; BUT – AMERICA – NOW IS YOUR WATER SHED HR. -STAND UP TO IT! Not by might, but by the will, not to let the socialists outsmart you from your freedom.

    • Amused

      uh….take an aspirin truebearing, term limits a secoind term only ….just like Bush , just like Reagan .Seems youb got a loose bearing .

      • truebearing

        Hey, it's my old buddy, Bemused! How are the old, worn out synapses doing these days? I haven't seen you howling at the moon lately.

        Boy, are you ever stingy. All you can offer is advice to take an aspirin? How about sharing some of that stuff your shrink gives you? Your morning dose should keep me catatonic for weeks, and I really do need a vacation.

        • truebearing

          BTW, when did you first start hallucinating about Obama's deep and abiding respect for our constitution and laws?

          You aren't very observant, are you.

  • crackerjack

    Let's wait and see what happens when a victorious Western supported free Syrian administration demands the freedom of Syria's Golan from Israeli occupation. LOL. The spin will sure be breathtaking.

    • stern

      Oh, you mean the Muslim Brotherhood that will be voted in, under the coming new Arab system of "One person, one vote, once"? Yup, that will be supported by Obama and Europe – and we'll be told that they're "moderating" because they're now in government, and soon, we'll have yet another ayatollah-run "republic" going wild. Ah yes, that will definitely be breathtaking.

    • UCSPanther

      The Syrians try to retake the Golan heights, and I guarantee the IDF will cut them to pieces as they did in previous wars. They ain't giving it up. Face it.

      Plus I think they'll be too busy fighting amongst themselves to even think of the Golan heights for a while too.

  • David M

    She is one of many Muslim Brotherhood agents in the Barack Hussein administration. This is an unholy alliance between Marxism and Islam.

  • WildJew

    Just as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke for former President Bush — when she inferred Israel is a racist state by comparing the Palestinians to pre-civil rights Blacks in the American South — so Dalia Mogahed speaks for Obama. Truth be known Mogahed and Obama would like to see more 'resistance' to Israel from both Syria and Iran.

  • Jerry

    When exactly will Ms. Mogahed be leaving the Obama Administration?

  • Amused

    So I guess Condoleeza and Bush get a free ride Eh ? As for Mogahed ? She should be on the unemployment line ….YESTERDAY .

    • effemall

      I would let her stay there as long as she wants as long as her boss goes back to his family in Africa.

    • mrbean

      Yassah, It dun awl beez dat blue eye debil George Bush's fault, Dah man dun keepin' meh down. Yassah, and Condoleeza Rice done beez a race traitaw cause she stray fum dah plantation. Yasaah! (smacking lips rapidly mettttt….mettt…..mettt)

      • Ghostwriter

        Please stop with your disgusting "Amos n' Andy" routine. It's not funny. It's NEVER been funny. So,why do you keep doing it?

    • Scott

      She should be ineligible for unemployment compensation.

  • Amused

    Aside from blogs , where is the outrage from other quarters ? I find it curious that when the late Breitbart took an agriculture secretary's words purposely out of context, that person was immediately dismissed in a firestorm of outrage and controversy , yet narry a whimper in the case of Mogahed .
    I find the reactions or lack thereof kinda strange.

  • maturin20

    USA is the man moving the couch. Israel is the woman saying it looks better near the window, except that it blocks the light, and that no, no, it looks better near the door but it blocks the table. How many times and how many countries now have we heard them say that the current leader has to be deposed or assassinated, and then deal it back and complain that it would leave radical Muslims in charge of the country? At this point there is a media blockade in the US and we can't even properly and fairly elect our own leaders because hagglers and lobbyists are unsure about who should be dispensed into office in our own country. This can only be solved by reducing the amount of countries in which Israel has a lobby and limiting it to just Israel.

    • Amused

      The arguments there are soley political, for the only difference between the deposed leader and the apparent "victims " of the tyrant , is the way in which they choose to attack Israel . Publicly or covertly ….national policy or non-stated national policy , will of the people officially or unofficially .The truth of the matter is , Islam is universally the enemy of Israel , and it makes no difference whether a particular dictator is directing it , or an "apparent " benign entity is directing the same , but doing so covertly . Iran ,Iraq , Lebanon , Syria , Jordan, Saudi Arabia or Egypt …there is no difference , only in that which are we buying our oil from . They all consider Israel , the "Nakba " , all seek her destruction . This is the only issue all muslims agree on .For Assad /against Assad ? Its all partisan politics as far as the US is concerned .

      • maturin20

        War is simply politics at its most determined. I agree though that Israel and Islam are mortal enemies. I would love to see them fight it out to the death somewhere privately instead of this global brawl. At the very least, I think the United States should deny both groups any space to do it here.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          They have been since the start of Purim. Well, even a bit before that with the order to kill the male babies in the Nile before Moses came along.

          And their God keeps them alive each time.

          • maturin20

            I don't think we know enough about that, after all, we only have the Jewish side of the story to go on. If the Turks invaded my massive empire and I was able to restore native rule but for the fact that Jews controlled all the copper and grain, I might be tempted to throw a few in the Nile. Look at modern day Israel. They are very self-conscious about their immigration and marriage policies.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            What other side is there?

            Even if you only go by more recent history it's the same story over and over.

            You have heard of the shoah haven't you?

          • maturin20

            Only every day.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And do the words mean anything as they pass between your years?

            Or do you just hear 'blah blah blah…" and tune it out?

          • maturin20

            At this point I just tune it out. One can only absorb so many glass shrines and soviet art and Spielberg movies, and bathos paperback novels.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Then you need to go tour Masada.

            They have graduation there for military people.
            "Never again" isn't just a slogan, it's a hope. It's a goal, and a challenge.

            And in large part thanks to people such as yourself.

          • maturin20

            Yes yes, I know all about Masada. Site of the mass suicide, failed standoff against Vespasian. Now there are Krav Maga training sessions there. The issue at hand is, I never conquered Israel. I didn't enslave the Jews and force them to build pyramids. I didn't steal the Ark of the Covenant. I didn't fire up the ovens. I didn't turn away boats of refugees in WWII. I think I have been a pretty nice guy. I even subsidized a Jewish guy's mansion in Florida. I also pay exorbitant fuel prices to finance wars in the Middle East. Really, except for kissing Israel's butt, I have been pretty generous.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Are you sure that isn't just the Jewish side of it?

          • maturin20

            I am comfortable with the Jewish version of it. My own son is named after Simon bar Giora.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            So, are you one of those 'self hating' jews?

          • maturin20

            Not by my reckoning. By my reckoning the Zealots are cowards, afraid to fight out in the open. They like thinking they have something over you, holding you back, until you send them a big box of their own amputated hands. Anyway, I'm not Jewish.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You mean like the muslim militants?

          • maturin20

            Yes. Like them. And like Israelis who try to get Americans to do their dirty work for them.

          • Anonymous

            you're a human joke …

          • maturin20

            I'm all punchline.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Not so much.

        • sambatyon

          A tiresome specimen you are, obsessed with Jews, envious of their intelligence which is superior to your own, and yet you are weirdly self-satisfied. Anyway, nothing you do matters. Toodles.

          • maturin20

            Thanks for the Yoda impersonation.

      • mah29001

        Hey Dummy20, why are you ignoring the Turkish Lobby, didn't they get Obama to not recognize the Armenian genocide?

        • maturin20

          Why are you misdirecting with a nonsequitur?

  • Eric G

    Why would a woman advocate sharia? In a nutshell, to reduce competition. Islam teaches a very harsh and competetive world view. Apparently she (naively?) believes that by advocating sharia, she will receive special treatment from men who assume power, while other woman will be accorded 2nd class status, reducing the threat to her special status.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Maybe her husband tells her she has to?

  • DogsHateRomney

    Dalia Mogahed

    "~ Obama has kept her, and continues to keep her as official spokesperson.
    ~Obama appointed her to serve on the White House Office of Faith-Based Partnerships."

    Obama's BLACK DALIA.

  • DogsHateRomney

    Bible Alert: Damascus, Syria, and Isaiah 17 *

    The Bible states that the destruction of Syrian Damascus will be so great that the city will be nothing but a "ruinous heap" after the fulfillment of this ancient prophecy.

    Damascus is also the "home" to many of today's leading world terrorist masterminds.

    - A Prophecy Against Damascus – One of most intriguing Bible prophecies in the end times has to do with Isaiah 17. The prophecies in Isaiah 17 point to the end times destruction of Damascus, Syria.

    *NAS http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaia
    *NIV http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaia

  • ObamaYoMoma

    In the Arab and Middle Eastern context resistance is, of course, a codeword for terrorism and war.

    Excuse me….but it's a code word for jihad instead, which is holy fighting in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme and in which constitutes total warfare that employs both violent and non-violent means. Meanwhile, terrorism, on the other hand, is not only blasphemous and an un-Islamic capital offense in Islam, it can also be for any political cause other than in the cause of Allah. Also, unlike jihad, which is total warfare that employs both violent and non-violent means, terrorism, in stark contrast, as its name implies is always only violent.

    Indeed, it is very important for the West to stop conflating jihad with being terrorism, because it enables the many covert and deceptive non-violent varieties of jihad, such as mass Muslim immigration to the West, which is really covert and deceptive non-violent jihad for the purpose of mass infiltration and stealth demographic conquest, to occur totally below the radar and completely uncontested and unopposed.

    In fact, Muslim jihadists can do far more damage to the West via duping useful idiot non-Muslim unbelievers than via blowing them up, which is why covert and deceptive non-violent jihad is employed by the Islamic world against the West astronomically far more prevalently relative to violent jihad and constitutes an exponentially far greater threat to the peace and security of the West.

    It wasn’t Mogahed’s first venture in radicalism.

    The notion of Islamic radicalism is a misconception that stems from the false PC multicultural myth whereby Islam is a so-called Religion of Peace™ and the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims in the world are peaceful and moderate people. Thus, when Muslims act outside the context of that false PC multicultural myth, a new false PC multicultural myth is required to explain away the deviant behavior. Shazam a new false PC multicultural myth is created: the myth of radical or extremist Muslims and radical and extremist Islam.

    However, the reality is per Islamic doctrine, all Muslims on earth are jihadists. A tiny minority of Muslims are violent jihadists, while the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims are covert and deceptive non-violent jihadists, and the few that are not jihadists are not Muslims at all, but instead blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of mainstream orthodox Islam must be executed.

    Two years ago she advocated Sharia law on British TV, saying it provided “gender justice” even though

    What's so radical about a Muslim advocating Sharia law? Indeed, Sharia and Jihad are intrinsic to Islam. In fact, you can't import Muslims into your country without also importing Sharia and Jihad at the same time, as Sharia is the will of Allah and Jihad is the sixth and most important pillar of Islam. Indeed, Sharia and Jihad in Islam couldn't be anymore mainstream, and if Mogahed was anti-Sharia and anti-Jihad it would mean she is a blasphemous apostate, which per the dictates of mainstream orthodox Islam means she must be executed.

    Hizb ut-Tahrir is just a mainstream orthodox Islamic group. However, unlike the vast overwhelming majority of covert and deceptive jihadists, it doesn't conceal its intentions.

  • maria

    Maturin20 wants Jihadists killed all Jews and wipe out Isral from the map. He thinks that it will be end of Islam's nightmare. Ignorant coward. Per Koran world divided by muslims and infides. Infidels are all non-Muslims who have a choice "convert or die". The goal of Islam is conquer all the world. They are merciless barbarians. Jews as it is always was in history are the first victims but next will be all others… or even at the same time. Look what's going on in the world. All terrorists acts are commited by Muslims. Pray for Israel as they defend all of us here. Stand with Israel as if G-d forbid it will be defeated, next turn is ours.

    • maturin20

      Let me know the next time an Israeli soldier takes a bullet for me.

  • evy

    Along with Isaiah 17, see Psalm 83, and Ezekiel 35-36. That is probably round one of the big ones. Later, it seems, when Israel finally thinks they have achieved peace, the next big war would be Ezekiel 38-9. But note the outcomes. Who does the mopping up? And what is the purpose? homework: KJV http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Psa&am… The Lord is patient, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. However He has clearly stated He will not always strive with man.

  • gambino

    Anti-Semitism ONLY arises when economics decline. Follow the money and the power to secure the money peeps.
    It's not sustainable to run $16T current deficits, let alone $53+T projected deficits, and blow hundreds of billions in aid here and there, fight wars here and there and have open borders- this copies the Roman model for destruction.

    Nevertheless, the reason it's not about Nukes in Iran is simple, Iran has oil. Syria doesn't. Both oppose Israel.
    It's more about gaining ctrol over the Iranian oil, the price global oil sells at, dollar hedgemoney and of course most important, the 'agreement' how portion of these petro-dollars are invested in refinancing the U.S.DEBT.

    If in the likely even U.S. MANAGES to accomplish the "takeover" of Iranian oil, and secure agreements on the petro-dollar deficit reinvestment security agreements, kinda like the Saudi's get it, the Chinese get it, sort of, then the next game plan will be quite simple.
    Coming Out, and trading Israel under the bus plan, making America the doer of good for the oppressed so called Palestinians.
    Not a problem, they already have the keywords.
    Apartheidt, Racism, Separation wall, etc.
    So, lets recap, Anti-Semitism arises from declines in economics……
    We have serious economic problems, credit lines are maxed out, serious collateral is needed to restart global economics.
    Trade Israel in for ctrol of global oil……..
    I think i know what's coming next.

    • UCSPanther

      Translation: When in doubt, blame the Jews.

      Real good plan. It worked for Hitler…

  • testificari

    This woman is so very evil in so many ways. She is treacherous, betraying at least 1/2 the world population (female) and all other religions. She is power mad and subservient to all men at the same time, and she is a consummate liar. Because i believe in a God of justice I pray that the harm she crafts for other women should fairly come to her first.

  • KKKK

    this is yet another reason to get this lunatic osama-obama Marxist-Muslim out fo the oval office. Israel is our friend; Syria and Iran are our enemies.

  • PDK

    Every person Barac selectived to serve in his administration is an anti American the same as Barac. There was not one decent American chosen to fill a czars position and Barac had 36 czars. Should Barac be reelected a separating out of conservatives to republican states followed by a declaration of independence would be called for.
    They, the liberals are the parasites. We could live very nicely without them.
    One and done. Nobama 2012, vote republican. Thank you.

  • Amused

    Hmmmm….still waiting to hear something about this from the mainstream Republicans ,Conservatives or Christian right . Nothing from the Democrats either .

  • Amused

    Ahhh bi-partisan apathy !

  • truebearing

    The loss of our moral clarity, courage, and rapacity for self-indulgent behaviors are ushering in our demise. When the majority of voters in a democratic republic become immoral and uneducated, it will fail. We are at that nexus now, and have been for awhile. The Left did everything it could to corrupt our culture so they could take over. Parasitic organisms can't defeat a healthy host, so like the warped, devious beings they are, they saw to it our schools, churches, arts, and government were infiltrated and weakened, just as Antonio Gramsci conceived the fall of the west.

  • Amused

    uh ….yea ……lets elect her president . Dont mistake stupidity for honesty . When it comes to muslim hatred of jews and Israel , muslims simply can not contain themselves ,Even to the detriment of their own strategies and agendas .
    Any muslim holding ANY public office of any kind , sooner or later feels the neccessity to validate themselves on the issue of Israel …..and that is to oppose its very existence .If it is the policy of the United States that Israel has the right to exist , then it is highly inappropriate that any advisor to the president should take an opposing position to that policy -privately or publicly ,as this would taint any advise offered .Thias woman should be dismissed unceremoneously and immediately .

  • Fred

    And Jews voted for this Muslim Freak and probably will again. Barry Soertoro or whatever his name is must go.

  • MrZZ

    Few points
    First one: with friendly Russian Forces on the ground in Syria, fighting for Assad, it would be interesting to see NATO bombing Assad in a way they did it to Gaddafy. Russia acts out of its best diplomacy – protecting Iran from Israel, Syria from NATO – all out of grown respect to USA, thanks to Obama-Hillary amateur diplomatic efforts.
    Second one: Maturin20 comments reflect ordinary post-Soviet Russian Anti-Semitism, which show a clear difference between this site and a left wing one – my comments against Iranian Mullahs have been censored out in Haffington Post, but comrade Maturin is free to his/her opinion on the subject.
    Third one: Jewish People are now in a year of 5772 and are not only People of the Book, but of computers, ships and fighter jets – just a reminder to anyone, who forgot it.

  • MrWritingIII

    I can't wait until this nightmare is over.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    Great point.

  • UCSPanther

    The Assad regime has always ruled with fear, especially as demonstrated with Hama in the early '80s. Some say the only reason why Bashir Assad isn't going all out like his old man did then is that he is afraid of attracting foreign intervention.

    The biggest problem with ruling with fear is that you have to ensure that the populace fears you more than they loath you, and that balance is starting to fade.

    The Assad regime has been called a "dead man walking" because they are loathed by the Sunni majority, and many factions within the Alawite camp also hate the Assads with a passion.