Time to Confront Obama


obama-press-reut-670Originally published in The Jerusalem Post. 

The time has come for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to confront US President Barack Obama.

A short summary of events from the past three days: On Tuesday morning, the head of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Analysis Division Brig. Gen. Itay Brun revealed that the Syrian government has already used “lethal chemical weapons,” against Syrian civilians and opposition forces. Brun described footage of people visibly suffering the impact of chemical agents, apparently sarin gas.

Hours later, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Netanyahu had told him on the telephone that “he was not in a position to confirm” Brun’s statement.

It is hard to imagine the US was taken by surprise by Brun’s statement. Just the day before, Brun briefed visiting US Defense secretary Chuck Hagel on Syria. It is not possible he failed to mention the same information.

And of course it isn’t just the IDF saying that Syrian President Bashar Assad is using chemical weapons. The British and the French are also saying this.

But as a European source told Ma’ariv, the Americans don’t want to know the facts. The facts will make them do something about Syria’s chemical weapons. And they don’t want to do anything about Syria’s chemical weapons.

So they force Netanyahu to disown his own intelligence.

Thursday afternoon, in a speech in Abu Dhabi, Hagel confirmed, “with some degree of varying confidence,” that Syria used chemical weapons, at least on a “small scale.”

What the administration means by “some degree of varying confidence,” is of course, unknowable with any degree of varying confidence.

Then there is Iran.

Also on Tuesday, the former head of IDF Military Intelligence, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, said that Iran has already crossed the red line Israel set last year. It has already stockpiled 170 kg. of medium-enriched uranium, and can quickly produce the other 80 kg. necessary to reach the 250 kg. threshold Netanyahu said will mark Iran’s achievement of breakout capability where it can build a nuclear arsenal whenever it wants.

Yadlin made a half-hearted effort Wednesday to walk back his pronouncements. But his basic message remained the same: The die has been cast.

Due to American pressure on Israel not to act, and due to the White House’s rejection of clearcut reports about Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium, Iran has crossed the threshold. Iran will be a nuclear power unless its uranium enrichment installations and other nuclear sites are destroyed or crippled. Now.

True, the Americans set a different red line for Iran than Israel. They say they will not allow Iran to assemble a nuclear bomb. But to believe that the US has the capacity and the will to prevent Iran from climbing the top rung on the nuclear ladder is to believe in the tooth fairy – (see, for instance, North Korea).

Iran has threatened to use it nuclear arsenal to destroy Israel. Have we now placed our survival in the hands of Tinkerbell? And yet, rather than acknowledge what Iran has done, Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon carry on with the tired act of talking about the need for a credible military option but saying that there is still time for sanctions and other non-military means to block Iran’s quest for the bomb.

Perhaps our leaders are repeating these lies because they want to present a unified US-Israel front to the world. But the effect is just the opposite.

What their statements really demonstrate is that Israel has been brought to its knees by its superpower patron that has implemented a policy that has enabled Iran to become a nuclear power.

Indeed, the US has allowed Iran to cross the nuclear threshold while requiring Israel to pretend the course the US has followed is a responsible one.

The announcement that the US has agreed to sell Israel advanced weapons specifically geared towards attacking Iran should also be seen in this light. Israel reportedly spent a year negotiating this deal. But immediately after its details were published, the US started backing away from its supposed commitment to supply them. The US will not provide Israel with bunker-buster bombs.

It will not provide Israel with the bombers necessary to use the bombs Israel isn’t getting. And anyway, by the time Israel gets the items the US is selling – like mid-air refuelers – it will be too late.

When, after overthrowing Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, the US failed to find chemical weapons in the country, then-president George W. Bush’s Democratic opponents accused Bush of having politicized intelligence to justify his decision to topple Saddam. In truth, there is no evidence that Bush purposely distorted intelligence reports. Israel’s intelligence agencies, and perhaps French ones, were the only allied intelligence arms that had concluded Saddam’s chemical weapons – to the extent he had them – did not represent a threat.

The fact that Bush preferred US and British intelligence estimates over Israeli ones doesn’t mean that he politicized intelligence.

In contrast, what Obama and his advisers are doing represents the worst case of politicizing intelligence since Stalin arrested his senior security brass rather than heed their warnings of the coming German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941.

Never in US history has there been a greater misuse and abuse of US intelligence agencies than there is today, under the Obama administration.

Take the Boston Marathon bombings. Each day more and more reports come out about the information US agencies had – for years – regarding the threat posed by the Boston Marathon bombers.

But how could the FBI have possibly acted on those threats? Obama has outlawed all discussion or study of jihad, Islamism, radical Islam and the Koran by US federal government agencies. The only law enforcement agency that monitors Islamic websites is the New York Police Department.

And its chief Ray Kelly has bravely maintained his policy despite massive pressure from the media and the political class to end his surveillance operations.

Everywhere else, from the Boston Police Department to the FBI and CIA, US officials are barred from discussing the threat posed by jihadists or even acknowledging they exist. People were impressed that Obama referred to the terrorist attack in Boston as a terrorist attack, because according to the administration-dictated federal lexicon, use of the word terrorism is forbidden, particularly when the act in question was perpetrated by Muslims.

Then there are the Palestinians. On Thursday, it was reported that in the midst of everything happening in the Middle East, Obama is planning to host a peace conference in Washington in June to reinstate negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

The terms of reference for the conference are reportedly the 2002 Arab League “peace plan.”

Among other things, that plan requires Israel to accept millions of hostile foreign-born Arabs to whatever rump state it retains following a “peace” agreement with the PLO. In exchange for Israel agreeing to destroy itself, the Arab peace plan says the Arabs will agree to have “regular” relations with Israel. (“Regular” by the way, is a term devoid of meaning.) During his visit here last week, Kerry announced that the new US policy towards the Palestinians is to pour billions of dollars into the Palestinian economy. Among other things, the administration is going to convince US companies like Coca-Cola to open huge plants in Judea and Samaria.

Sounds fine. But as usual, there is a catch. The administration wants US firms to build their factories in Area C, the area of Judea and Samaria over which, in accordance with the agreements they signed with Israel, the Palestinians agreed Israel should hold sole control.

In essence, the policy Kerry announced is simply an American version of the EU’s policy of seeking to force Israel to give up control over Area C.

Area C, of course, is where all the Israeli communities are, and almost no Palestinians live.

Those Israeli communities and the 350,000 Jews who live in them are the strongest assertion of Israeli sovereign rights to Judea and Samaria. So the EU – and now the Americans – are doing everything they can to force Israel to destroy them. The campaign to coerce Israel into surrendering its sole control over Area C is a central component of that plan.

It cannot be said often enough: The administration’s focus on the Palestinian conflict with Israel in the midst of the violent disintegration of the Arab state system and the rise of jihadist forces throughout the region, coupled with Iran’s steady emergence as a regional power, is only understandable in the framework of a psychiatric – rather than policy – analysis.

For the past five years, perhaps Netanyahu’s greatest achievement in office has been his adroit avoidance of confrontations with Obama. With no one other than the US willing to stand with Israel in public, it is an important national interest for Jerusalem not to have any confrontations with Washington if they can possibly be avoided.

This attempt to avoid confrontations is what made Netanyahu agree to Obama’s anti-Jewish demand to deny Jews their property rights in Judea and Samaria in 2010. This is undoubtedly what stood behind Netanyahu’s decision to apologize to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan during Obama’s visit to Israel last month. That apology constituted a moral abandonment of the IDF naval commandos who Netanyahu’s government sent – virtually unarmed – to face Turkish terrorists affiliated with al-Qaida and Hamas aboard the Mavi Marmara terror ship.

To a degree, all of Netanyahu’s seemingly unjustifiable actions can be justified when weighed against the need to avoid a confrontation with America.

But by now, after five years, with Iran having passed Israel’s red line, and with chemical weapons already in play in Syria, the jig is up.

Obama does not have Israel’s back.

Contrary to the constant, grinding rhetorical prattle of American and Israeli politicos, Obama will not lift a finger to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power. He will not lift a finger to prevent chemical weapons from being transferred to the likes of al-Qaida and Hezbollah, and their colleagues in Syria, or used by the Syrian regime.

From Benghazi to Boston, from Tehran to Damascus, Obama’s policy is to not fight forces of jihad, whether they are individuals, organizations or states. And his obsession with Palestinian statehood shows that he would rather coerce Israel to make concessions to Palestinian Jew-haters and terrorists than devote his time and energy into preventing Iran from becoming the jihadist North Korea or from keeping sarin, VX and mustard gas out of the hands of Iran’s terrorist underlings and their Sunni competitors.

No, Israel doesn’t want a confrontation with Washington. But we don’t have any choice anymore.

The time has come to take matters into our own hands on Syria and Iran. In Syria, either Israel takes care of the chemical weapons, or if we can’t, Netanyahu must go before the cameras and tell the world everything we know about Syria’s chemical weapons and pointedly demand world – that is US – action to secure them.

As for Iran, either Israel must launch an attack without delay, or if we can’t, then Netanyahu has to publicly state that the time for diplomacy is over. Either Iran is attacked or it gets the bomb.

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  • Mickey mouse

    Barack OBAMA will never go against his buddies <whom he loves>"the muslim brotherhoodlums". ^Who he dotes on (sends f-16s & m1a1 abrams tanks) at no charge.^^American tax payers foot the bill of islamic terror. (They pay for their children to be blown to bits)& vaporized with buildings on fire. Shame.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      It was time to confront Obama Inc back in 2009, after his animus was on frontal display. At this critical juncture in time, this is where Israel finds itself, but the onus also belongs on Jerusalem, as they allowed themselves to become Washington's puppets. Regardless, Israel is facing an existential threat and Prof Louis Rene Beres's assessment ( a close associate) must be internalized with all due deliberation – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/04/israels-pre-e

      In fact, bewitching time has come due!

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • AnOrdinaryMan

    Thank you, Caroline, for this ominous, but refreshing brace of truth, in a sea of PC vomit. High Noon is indeed here, and Obama does not have Israel's back. Obama's incompetence is staggering; and I can't imagine that he or his advisors would even know how to secure Syria's chemical weapons, but I sure hope I'm wrong. If he can't secure Syria's chemical weapons; how on earth will he help Israel with Iran? Obama doesn't inspire confidence in the future.

    • DontCare

      Jews shouldn't have voted for him and used the media to spin ordinary Americans into racist terrorists for opposing his re-election.

      Congratulations on your new nuclear neighbor. Here's hoping the Tel-Aviv bomber is an Arab Muslim form Iran.

      • Parenthetical Phrase

        Whoa! Okay so what you're saying is that Jews voted for Obama and that is why he won? Jews are less than 2% of the population. According to you, though, they manipulated the media and the "ordinary Americans" (meaning Christians, Muslims, atheists, agnostics, Hindus, etc.) who are so mindless that they are virtual putty in the hands of those crafty Jews, they had no choice but to vote for Obama. First off, I know plenty of Christians who voted for Obama; I dare say most Muslims and atheists did as well as the Mormon haters and they didn't need any prodding from those crafty Jews. Second, if you're so angry about the Jews "manipulating the media" (Ted Turner is Jewish?), you might want to ask your God why He deliberately gave you an inferior brain because you definitely are an idiot. A chipmunk could manipulate you. Grow up and quit feeling sorry for yourself.

        • Looking4Sanity

          The issue is not how many Jews voted for Obama. The issue is that ANY Jew voted for Obama. It can not be justified logically…especially the second time around.

          • Mary Sue

            well, most jews in "liberal" households learn from when they're knee high to a grasshopper that The Republican Party Is SATAN! And other bedtime stories for children

          • Mary Sue

            tell that to all the union people that continue to vote NDP in Canada despite the fact that the NDP generally causes job loss, not job gain…

      • AnOrdinaryMan

        No one is a "racist terrorist" for voting in an election; that's something called "FREEDOM." which you obviously don't understand. But don't worry…the jihadis will eat you last….and you'll have all that time to think about it!

      • Looking4Sanity

        Do you really think we don't know the difference between a Jewish American and an Israeli Jew?

        If you're trying to imply that Israel covertly influenced the outcome of an American presidential election, you'd better have something besides that clumsy attempt at innuendo.

  • truebearing

    It may be too late to stop any of the things we fear the most. Obama's aggressive passivity has ripped open an international Pandora's Box, where every force of evil is unrestrained, especially the Islamists.
    China is more than happy to supply arms in return for oil. Russia is more than willing to supply anything for desperately needed money. And America is frozen into inaction by the straight-jacket policies of Obama and the Left.

    That being said, Caroline Glick is right. What is to be gained by further dithering?

  • Webb

    Netanyahu must go before the cameras and tell the world everything we know about Syria’s chemical weapons and pointedly demand world – that is US – action to secure them.

    And absolutely nothing will happen. Obama and 99% of the rest of the world hate Israel, and want it to disappear from the face of the earth. I'm sorry Caroline, but that's the way it is.

    • DontCare

      Jews will be just fine without Israel, they still have all those cushy jobs at CNN and in the Obama administration.At this point in time,I'm pretty glad they helped stick us with Obama.

      You guys thought you were gonna be ok, it was just going to be all those dirty old goyim who were going to suffer,huh? SURPRISE!

      Hahahaha.

      Get over it,Israel, Obama won. You need to check your Jew privilege,screaming and whining about the imminent destruction of your "homeland" and all that racist stuff. Quit being so racist. Racists.You're just bitterly clinging to your bible and your country because you're so racist and you watch MSNBC.

      • Mary Sue

        there is no such thing as Jew Privilege.

      • Parenthetical Phrase

        "Dirty old goyim"? Is that how you see yourself? "Jew privilege"? What would that be — the pleasure of getting murdered by people like you? If anyone is "bitter" it's you! You have no arguments to stand on, all you do is shout "racist!" By the way, according to Obama, the "Bible clingers" aren't the Jews. They're the Christians.

      • Webb

        Oh, what a surprise that my comments brought out a Jew-hating troll to gloat that you side with the rest of the world against Israel.

      • Looking4Sanity

        You really are a vile little prick, aren't you? Your sociopathic behavior makes me mourn for your neighbors and your family members.

      • Judean

        Judeans will keep on surviving as a nation as long as nations will exist (or until the world kills it self).

        Of course, Her DontCare, you do realize that for Israel to disappear as you hope, the Judeans in here would have to perish. Funny enough, this year we have crossed the 6,000,000 Judeans living in Israel mark.

        Now that's a number that would cause a tiny mustache to grow on any Judean hating scumbag.

  • Anamah

    A giant hoax to America and the whole world. The guy a puppet head of fraud; a walking suit. Do you know what is the antidote to end this madness?

    • 11bravo

      Yes!!! Confront the Ideology – Islam too!!

  • Recruit

    I'm enlisting in the IDF at the end of this year, from Australia. Whatever happens, I'll fight for my people. I won't stand by, safe and distant, while the hordes of Islam destroy my people. All Jews and right-thinking Christians have to stand together.

    • Webb

      Good for you. While serving in Sar-El I have met English-speakers who enlisted in the IDF from other countries — Overseas Volunteers, and they were very happy with their decision. I admire your dedication and your heart.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The israeli government must let each and every enemy government know they are targeted for
    obliteration if Israel is attacked, The Israeli government must target Syria and Iran with EMP
    detonations, the indiginous populations will remain in the seventh century life they already have
    but the Mullahs will have had thier wiskers pulled and the only thing that may be heard from
    them is, someone please turn on the lights. Israel has military might and that is ultimately
    what it will have to fall back on in a live or die situation. Obama is untruthful and dances to
    the drum of leftist forces that could be brought down by the American citizenry, a citizenry
    already angry at the destructive conduct of the Obama regeme. Muslim fanatics will probably
    hit the red button at any time in this dance with death, putting them out of business is a must,
    there is no other way outside of Divine intervention and in that vein please pray………..William

  • κατεργάζομαι

    YES! America should address her ENEMY.

    OBAMACARE: ~ The ENEMA of America!

    • WilliamJamesWard

      No truer pain in the a$$ ever was ………….William

    • Obama Guy

      Obamacare?????? I see, repealing "Obamacare" will save Israel. And also, some black people are
      on welfare. Yeah, that's a good point. And Chicago and Detroit too.

  • jenner

    If the Jews don't like the situation in the Middle East, they're free to do something about it.
    The United States has no business in the region.
    By the way – what has Israel done for the U.S. lately?

    • κατεργάζομαι

      …..if Obama voters without cell fones in America, don't like theyz' SIT–U-A-SHUNs

      ….they's FREE to get off their lazy fat SDI arse, and GO WORK to EARN a damn cell phone!

      'jus like the resta us.

      …..whatta concept!

      • Obama Guy

        Cell phones has what to do with this essay? Are you O.K.? Get some help.

    • 11bravo

      A hell of a lot more than you ever will. Google it, you might learn something about Jews, and their gifts to all of humanity.

  • Mr. Polly

    "Iran has threatened to use its nuclear arsenal to destroy Israel," says Caroline Glick.

    Stop making up stories! You can't cite any such threat (and, of course, you don't).

    • 11bravo

      You are joking…Right?

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Mr. Polly, what a cracker!……………………….William

      • A. Triscuit!

        Replying to WilliamJamesWard's lame post, "Mr. Polly, what a cracker!…………William "

        I LOVE CRACKERS!

        I ARE ONE TAX-PAYING (cracker).

        …..moreover, I PAY for OBAMA's ….. RE- -DISS – -TO-YOU-BUU-SHUN.

        ……putz.

        • WilliamJamesWard

          Moron!!!………………..William

    • Lan Astaslem

      go take a lard enema accccccchhhhhhhhhhmed!

      • Mr. Polly

        So far, three people have replied to my comment, and none of them can specify any such threat either. They can only mock and namecall like silly schoolchildren.

        • A. Triscuit!

          Replying to Mr. Polly (QUOTE) "Iran has threatened to use its nuclear arsenal to destroy Israel," says Caroline Glick. Stop making up stories! You can't cite any such threat (and, of course, you don't).

          Regale and entertain us Mr. Polly with IRAN's LUV for Israel & the JEWS……putz

        • RebeccaJean

          So tell us. Is their nuclear program solely for "energy"?. And if you believe it is not solely for energy, but that they intend it militarily as well, why do you think they would not use it to "wipe Israel off the map"?. Especially given the statements that have been made by the powers that be in Iran. Or are they just planning to use convential arms to do it? Or are you just ignorant..oops sorry, namecalling…and nitpicking because Ms. Glick said they have threatened Israel with a nuclear conflagration, when, technically they haven't used those words. If America threatens another country with annihilation, is the nuclear option off the table if we don't specifically say we are going to use them? Or is the use of nuclear weapons implied just by the threat of annihilation.

        • A. Triscuit!

          Replying to Mr. Polly's Red Herring fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is presented in order to divert attention from the original issue.

          Kindly Regale and entertain Us Mr. Polly with your rendition of IRAN's GOODWILL for Israel & the JEWS….. you loser, putz

        • A. Triscuit!

          Replying to Mr. Polly (quote)"So far, three people have replied to my comment,"

          THAT is due to everyone's multiples of response are wantonly DELETED by a politically correct, FACT-Challenged software System.

          Replying to Mr. Polly,……….. In a REAL Non-Politically-Correct Monitored World –

          You Would Be Intellectually Eviscerated!
          .

        • A. Triscuit!

          Replying to Mr. Polly "So far, three people have replied to my comment…"

          Do you know WHY?????

          I ALONE have had FOUR courteous replies DELETED.

          NICE GIG.

        • Drakken

          Hey shortbus, the bearded savages of Iran have threaten Israel and the west for years, apparently while you were window licking the shortbus it escaped your notice. Don't forget to cover your ears and deny reality at all cost because in the liberal worldview it just feels good.

          • Mr. Polly

            1) I didn't say Iran is not a threat to Israel. I specifically said it did not THREATEN TO USE ITS NUCLEAR ARSENAL TO DESTROY ISRAEL. And, like everybody else, you can't quote any such threat. 2) I am not a liberal. If I were a liberal I would deny reality concerning the nature of Jews, wouldn't I?

          • reader

            You are a nazi troll – and not particularly a smart one.

    • RebeccaJean

      You are clearly one of the useful idiots who believe Iran's nuclear program is for "peaceful purposes". Only for energy not for military use. Ali Larijani "We will peacefully use nuclear technology…But if we are threatened, the situation may change" Riiiiight. Iman Kohmeini "the occupation regime of Israel must be wiped off from the map of the word, and with the help of the Almighty we shall soon experience a world without America and Zionism" "Today the Iranian people is the owner of nuclear technology. Those who want to talk with our people should know what people they are talking to" Ahmadinejad promises a second holocaust "the zionist regime…will be eliminated by one storm. The rage of the Muslim peoples will not be restricted to the boundaries of our region. The waves of the explosion will reach the corrupt forces which support this fake regime (Israel)." You are technically right, they have not said we are going to bomb Israel with nuclear weapons, but I think the intent is clear.

      • RebeccaJean

        My post above is for Mr Polly. Not Lan. I hit the wrong reply button.

      • Mr. Polly

        I believe the Iranian leadership supports the intention summarized in the rhyme "From the river to the sea/ Palestine will be free." But this means free of the Zionist regime, not free of living things! Hence naturally the use of nuclear weapons to achieve this goal would be precluded.

        • RebeccaJean

          So basically the jews get to live, they just don't have the right to their own land. They must live under the bootstrap of the Muslims. Do they have to pay the jizyah tax too? Like good little Dhimmis.

          • Mr. Polly

            I'm worried about an attack on Iran escalating into a shooting World War III, which would be vastly more consequential than whether the unnecessary "Jewish state" continues to exist. Lies like "Iran is a nuclear threat to Israel" are being peddled to incite an attack on Iran.

          • reader

            Who exactly ever told you that you are necessary? That was a big lie, Mr. Trolly. You aren't. Think about it.

          • Mr. Polly

            1) I never claimed to be necessary. 2) Unlike the "Jewish state," I'm not a threat to the world's peace and possibly to the survival of civilization itself.

          • reader

            If you're unnecessary – and you are, why do we need to care what you claim? So, we don't. I don't even understand why you waste time on trolling here. Are you getting paid for this?

          • Mr. Polly

            Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pays me.

          • reader

            I got bad news for you: he's not going to last too long. Even the Arabs don't like him. You see, your mantra "from a river to a sea" is all clap trap for the indiots like yourself. When the push comes to shove, even the brothers fold and beg for money. Terrorism is business. Only foot soldier idiots like Tsarnayev run to bite the bullet. The masters who sent hime over are running to the bank.

          • RebeccaJean

            I'm worried about Iran, which is run by a Muslim nutjob, getting nuclear weapons. And Israel is also worried. And they have a right to be worried since the "wiping off the face of the earth" statements are coming from the Muslim nations, not Israel. Israel wants to be left alone on their little spit of land.

            So is that a yes on the Jews getting to live, but under the bootstrap of the "necessary" Muslim states. How about the Jizyah tax. Is that necessary also?

          • Mr. Polly

            Do gentiles get to live, or are the world's gentiles to be sacrificed on the altar of a fanatical, irrational obsession with clinging to a "little spit of land"?

          • RebeccaJean

            You find it irrational that the Jewish people would want to hold onto their traditional homeland once they were allowed to resettle it after the holocaust? What I find irrational is that the Muslim people hold the vast majority of land in the region and still they want this little piece. I would submit to you that it has nothing to do with the land and everything to do with hatred of the Jews themselves. Islam has a history of Jew hatred. It did not begin with the settlement of Israel in the 40's. They cannot stand having a free self governing Jew among them. In the Middle East, the Jew is to be under the Muslim and paying for the privilage of being allowed to exist.

          • Mr. Polly

            I find it irrational because the benefit to Jews of holding on to that land is so small compared to the cost to them and countless others in violence, terror and world conflict, the last already more actual than potential.

          • reader

            The benefit to the world is very high. The cell phone technology, for example, even though it is shared with nazis like Mr. Trolly, comes from Israel. Not to mention many other useful technologies. What comes from the surrounding Israel back water countries? Nothing their inhabitants actually create. Any imbecile can sell oil pumped by somebody else with somebody else's technology and equipment.

          • Mr. Polly

            That's right, the cellphone is worth World War III.

          • Drakken

            War is coming whether you deny it or not, Comrade Obummers policies are making it come closer by the day. If the hadjis want war, I say give it to them in spades, make their cities burn, they will be more concerned with eating,than they will making jihad.

    • Rothschild

      It seems to me; that the conflict that the Iranians are expressing with wanting to threaten to use the bomb against Israel; is merely propaganda… war games… which is nothing new, and has been going on forever in the military world in the United States and with other countries……what most don't know, is that even threatening too use a nuclear bomb in diplomatic fashion (in the media) is the process of war ( a real war) that usually goes on without the public knowing about it.

      In other words, the politicians globally are so incompetent, that they cannot even control their own militaries that are under their control; where raw emotion hate (fanaticism), are displayed in the media; rather then a diplomatic behind the scenes process; with some boring speeches about promoting peace between conflicting parties like during the time of Walter Cronkite.

      Welcome to the apocalyptic age of war.

      Even the language of war has replaced a true independent media; and with the media officially kicked out of war zones; the only news that the people will receive are infomercials, from both the right or the left, center, radical and independent etc.

      • Drakken

        So do tell us, what is a pacifist like you going to do exactly? Lie down for the jihadist? Or Fight?

  • 11bravo

    Bibi has more clout with everyday Americans than our president. I would call out Obama if I were Bibi. The American people will have his back. The pressure from the people will be too much for Barry – he will come to heel and send the needed weapons to Israel.
    The American public also knows there is no peace plan/accord/or summit left with the Jew haters. A two state solution is a myth. Israel should just annex all the way to the Jordan river and put Hamas and the PLO out of their misery as leadership entities. The sooner the better.
    If Obama won't support Israel against Iran, Israel should consider using NUKES!! Americans will still support them, and Islam will come to heel…For a while anyway.

  • Brujo Blanco

    Obama will abandon Jews like the Muslim he is. This abandonment will not just be for the Jews of Israel but the Jews of the world. Look at the status of Mideast Jews outside of Israel. For that matter look at the Christians in Egypt; they are being exterminated. It was asked what Israel has done for us. Now let us ask what any Muslim country has done for us. Consider the war machinery and money we have given Egypt. Would Egypt hesitate to use these items against Israel or the US for that matter?

  • bubbaland1

    Glick's column raises two questions: First, is Israel an independent state free to act in its best interests. Answer, no. Second, does Netanyahu have the personal strength to break ranks with the US and attack Iran. The lies in Glick's column when she quoted Netanyahu as stating that “he was not in a position to confirm” Brun’s statement." Talk about a weak kneed leader. The Right in Israel as in the United States is typified by self serving individuals who who strut about claiming to be Conservatives or Nationalists yet they stand for nothing except their self interests. I am also sorry to say that Glick, in her columns and on Latma TV, has consistently given Nentanyahu a pass for his policies. The unfortunate reality is that Political Correctness combined with terrible "Conservative" leaders will result in the 21st century being a period of Islamic ascendancy and perhaps dominance. I believe that Israel will be the first fatality among many. Not much to look forward to.

  • Indioviejo

    Just as Caroline Glick I believe we are past the "red line" by any measure. Israel must protect itself by all means available to it. There is the threat of a wider world war, but everybody has seen it coming for years and have done nothing to prevent it. We had the same inaction before WWII, when the Western Democracies kept appeasing Hitler to no avail. The only unfortunate result about the needed attack on Iran is that once the war genie is out of the bottle you can't stuff him back in until it is exhausted. There will be hell to pay, but the world wished it so.

  • Rothschild

    It's a waste of time to talk with Obama, or his administration;, because they are basically to inexperienced to be diplomatic.

    Actually, if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu; simply ignored them, and walked away from any and all talks about anything… that is a form of negotiation.. that might work….because all the Obama administration is thinking about is selling weapons (probably so they can make millions of dollars from the sale…i.e., insider information about conflicts in the world).

    I have been doing research about my ancestors in Israel; and I may be a successor of King David.

    When, I found this out, I was actually quite impressed…I had visions, including mystical visions. it was the first time that my research went from being a dry feeling sort of like a professional historian might, too feeling like I was a part of history, and the spiritual life of my Jewish half….I an a half Jew.

    What I also concluded was that it has been scientifically proven; actually most recently; that the Jews did indeed have a Kingdom of Judah….none of my relatives on my Jewish side made me aware of this, and I frankly doubt they even know that they too may be successors to king David….there is proof that the Israelis have every right to claim the West Bank, and make it into one country called Israel…the Palestinian terrorists see the world in a upside down manner, thinking they have a claim too it; when they don't…a possible peace plan with them might be to give the non-violent Palestinians a city that was formally called the West Bank …and give them a city named Palestinian in a part of Israel that was called the West Bank…… and then the Israelis would kick the rest of the Palestinians that were/are violent terrorists out of the West Bank and Gaza, as part of the peace deal.

  • Truthteller

    There is a God, and He will not allow Israel to be destroyed – ever. He brought His people back to His land after 2000 years of exile. When you side against Israel you are on the losing side. You are taking the side of the Hamans and the Hitlers and anyone else that has tried to destroy Israel or the Jewish people in the past. The Obama administration is supporting the enemies of both the United States and Israel. I am ashamed and heartbroken that US tax money goes to support the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt – and even buys tear-gas to use on the Copts when they dare to fight back.

  • http://www.thedarwinpapers.com James Foard

    Great article. I’m going to forward a link to this article to Ryan Mauro at RadicalIslam.org.
    He was on Sean Hannity’s show the other day, and he REALLY NEEDS TO GET HIS DUCKS IN A ROW concerning “Radical Islam”. He’s exactly the type of person you are addressing in this article. He promotes the idea that terrorists have hijacked this “great Abrahamic religion”.
    That kind of wolf in sheeps clothing is more dangerous than our more visible enemies.

  • Chris

    Obama to Israel: " don't call my bluff"

    Time to draw a new red line and head off for some golf or hoops.

  • Bimbam

    One caveat with this article is that the chemical weapons were moved out to Syria.

    The traitorous MSM did not call this out on it because they did not want to give Booosh any credibility at all!

    How do you explain all the chemical weapons Syria was going to use in a terror plot awhile back and even today? 20 Tons of it. They have no manufacturing capabilities of this type.

  • Carole

    Please, Israel, do not believe anything Obama says. As an American, I can tell you he is a pathological liar who is totally amoral and unethical. He hates America as much as he hates Israel. Please re-read the Old Testament stories about being "brave and courageous" and do what you must do as a country to protect yourself. Rembmer, Obama, Hagel and Kerry are not your friends.

  • Mladen Andrijasevic

    Both Amos Yadlin and Daniel Pipes indicate that the decision on Iran is close, perhaps weeks away.

    Daniel Pipes: Iran deadline is not just the matter of months, but even weeks http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2013/04/danie

    And yet, despite the gravity of the threat, the majority of the general public, even in Israel, are unaware of the eschatological/ideological motivation behind the Iranian threat. Even when PM Netanyahu quoted Bernard Lewis at the UN General Assembly there was very little reaction. The PM had said:

    “There’s a great scholar of the Middle East, Prof. Bernard Lewis, who put it best. He said that for the Ayatollahs of Iran, mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it’s an inducement.”

    There was very little reaction because most people had never heard of Bernard Lewis and they assumed that if this whole subject were real, the press would have written about it, but it kept avoiding the subject. Isn’t it time that the JP NYC conference bring the subject up? If not now, when?

    At the UN General Assembly Netanyahu quotes Bernard Lewis on MAD http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2012/09/at-un

    • Rothschild

      I agree 100%…the media (on all sides though, right, left, Independent) and the powers that be have completely miscalculated the dangers.

      I have carefully reviewed the Boston Bombers…and my personal opinion, is that the attack was carefully designed; and staged from beginning to end for maximum media coverage…in other words, they wanted to make a symbolic statement, that was like watching a TV show…

      Even their clothes, were symbolic, and used codes (uniforms)for the other thousands of terrorists to recognize them, and give other orders to the other Saudi Al-Qaeda terrorists in the US…sort of like how coaches at a football game give instructions to their team members by a coded type of sign language.

      They even planned to get killed or caught; in the exact manner, in which they were; if their pictures were put on the MSM. They obviously could of simply walked away; yet years before with the House of Saud's training ( Al-Qaeda)—- the terrorists choose to wage battle, a confrontation with the cops, National guard etc., with grenades etc., because they were “suicide bombers” sent by their leaders years ago, in a way, very similar to the terrorists in movie Telefon.

      They likely used the movie Telefon, as part of their training from the House of Saud's Al-Qaeda branch.

  • mohshin habib

    I think Al Obama Ibne Obama sr. is an insoluble character on Middle East policy

  • Smote

    To all Lefties with their designer hatred, repeat after me: 'Obama is a Muslim, Obama is a Muslim, Obama is a Muslim…'. For he is.

    I can't even begin to imagine how the people of Israel must be feeling right now. I bet they feel sold out. Polish your guns, people of the Book. You're going to need them. Fire up Dimona, for you'll need a 'bloody rod' of your own.

    I'm not Jewish, but I love ya!

    • Mr. Polly

      "I'm not Jewish, but I love ya!" Stockholm syndrome.

    • DeeDee

      I'm truly disappointed in the Obama administration. Although I didn't vote for him, I thought surely I couldn't be so 100% right in my selection.

  • DeeDee

    It's a shame someone doesn't regulate our gov't as well as you seem to on this comment page…."threats are treated seriously and reported to law enforcement." If someone had done so, a few State Depart employees would still be alive.

  • Obama Guy

    Who is going to pay for your American war against Iran Caroline Glick? We have budget deficits in part
    caused by the war against Iraq. Not saying Israel caused it, idiot Republicans did, but where does it end?
    Idiots at this web site blame all of the U.S. fiscal and economic problems on black Americans. Since
    you are Israeli, does that sound familiar? Cell Phones? Obamacare? Jesus Christ…….

    • reader

      How does a guy with IQ lower than a floor trim can call other people idiots? Try to read your post before posting it. Then try to make any sense out of it. You know, just follow regular routine for a third grader.