The trajectory of conflicts like these are fairly clear. Israel bombs some terrorist targets and then launches a ground incursion into Gaza to suppress terrorist activities. But the Obama Administration is already working against a ground offensive behind the scenes, as a New York Times report mentions.
Obama supposedly called Netanyahu to discuss options for “de-escalating” the situation, but all those options are going to involve signing on to another meaningless cease fire while Hamas continues carrying out attacks, on and off. Netanyahu has made calling off a ground operation contingent on an end to rocket attacks. Which Obama isn’t likely to be able to deliver. And worse still, Obama has proposed that Egypt broker a ceasefire.
That might have made some kind of sense in the Mubarak era, but today Egypt is run by the Muslim Brotherhood, which also runs Gaza, it’s like asking the Soviet Union to broker a peace between China and India. Worse still, there is good reason to believe that Egypt pushed this conflict to distract from its domestic problems. And the Muslim Brotherhood leader of Egypt, Morsi has been quite blatant about calling for war with Israel.
Obama called Morsi to thank him for his efforts in calming the conflict despite the fact that Morsi made multiple threats against Israel and sent his Prime Minister to Gaza in a show of support to Hamas. That’s a rather strange notion of calming the situation.
Here’s a sample of some of Morsi’s calming efforts
Egypt will continue to support Gaza against continued attacks from Israeli armed forces, President Mohamed Morsi reiterated on Friday.
“The price will be high if the aggression continues,” Morsi said after he performed Friday prayers in Fatma Al-Sharbatly Mosque in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement.
“Egypt is different from yesterday,” he added. “We assure them [Israel] that the price will be high for continued aggression, and [we tell them] you have to bear the responsibility.”
During Morsi’s speech, worshipers chanted: “Khaybar, Khaybar, Oh Jews, the army of Mohamed will return,”
Morsi said earlier that “Gaza will not remain alone as it was,” adding that the aggressors “know they will pay a heavy price is they continue their aggression.” He also said that “the Egyptians throughout their history were not an aggressive people, but they are capable of stopping any attack.”
What exactly is Obama thanking Morsi for?
But operating out of some alternate reality, the New York Times article has crazy quotes like these
“If Morsi wanted to use this for populist reasons, he’d be adopting a different posture,” said Martin S. Indyk, the former American ambassador to Israel and the author of “Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy.”
“If he wanted to take apart the peace treaty, this is his opportunity,” Mr. Indyk said. “The fact that he’s not and is instead apparently working with President Obama to calm the situation is important.”
Obama then called Turkish Islamist leader Erdogan, who is basically Morsi on steroids, to discuss the situation with him. Turkey took the lead in backing Hamas and its aggressive statements regarding Israel have become so commonplace that they are hardly worth mentioning.
Meanwhile the New York Times keeps pushing three lies
1. Morsi is being pressured into his position by popular outrage
2. Hamas is not responsible for rocket attacks from Gaza
3. Israeli attacks on Hamas are worsening its relationship with Egypt
All three are completely untrue, but they are the building blocks of the appeasement bloc’s arguments. These are the arguments being assembled to back Obama’s betrayal of Israel.