People will ask: “does President Obama actually believe this ?“…. the answer is a resounding YES. More thoughts after article:
(CNSNews.com) – President Obama on Sunday played down the notion that the conflict between Israel and Hamas has been complicated by “Arab spring” transitions in the Middle East.
Despite warnings from various Arab leaders and Turkey that Israel faces a new environment in the changing Middle East, Obama pointed out that conflict between Israelis and Palestinians had been going on long before what he described as “democratization in the region.” [...]
Asked in Bangkok whether the Arab spring “has made matters worse,” Obama demurred.
“Let’s just remember that the exact same situation arose just a couple of years ago, before the Arab spring,” he replied, alluding to the 22-day Israeli military operation against Hamas in Dec. 2008-Jan. 2009, also prompted by escalated rocket attacks.
“So I don’t think anybody would suggest somehow that it’s unique to democratization in the region that there’s a conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. That’s been going on for several decades now.” (more)
President Obama is specfically playing the role of Neville Chamberlain in this international crisis, attempting to play down the risk to Israel by failing to recognize the evolution in the surrounding opposition to the Nation State.
Iran is smuggling in weapons and long-range rockets to Hamas through Sudan and Egypt into Gaza. Egypt’s Islamist Muslim Brotherhood President, Morsi, is blindly turning a cheek and facilitating the transfer of massive shipments of rockets.
In addition the massive Libyan weapons caches are in the hands of radical Islamists who have shipped those weapons into surrounding Islamist states. Hence, the attack on the U.S. Consulate / CIA operation which was working to eliminate this flow.
Turkey, via President Erdogan, has openly called Israel a “Terrorist State” for defending herself so her Northern Border is compromised. Syria is currently in the hands of radical Islamists who are funneling weapons, some of which come from Saddam Hussein’s former arsenal in Iraq, to Hizbollah on the West Bank for use against Israel.
Jordan is occupied with radical Islamists who view Jordan as too westernized, and they have hijacked and stirred protests around the false auspices of fuel prices.
And President Obama does not reflect any of this in the above statements?
Why? Because fundamentally he is of the liberal belief that too much has been done to defend Israel in the region before. Obama is willing to see “events” play out while leading from behind in a reactionary role. Remember – Erdogan (Turkey) is one of Obama’s closest personal allies in the region.
Israel has never been so isolated. The Islamists are creating fronts that will collapse the defenses of Israel. Iran and the West Bank to the East, Turkey/Syria to the North, Egypt and Gaza in the South – all ideologically aligned to see the destruction of Israel.
There is only one thing defending Israel right now – U.S. Public opinion. With 56% support for Israel President Obama will be forced to assist even if reluctantly – WE HOPE.
But it is obvious President Obama will be dragged into the fight for freedom unwillingly.