It’s no secret that President Obama has no love for Israel or its embattled prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama’s rudeness during Bibi’s visit to the White House in March 2010 was overtly hostile and juvenile. Obama’s continued support for the Palestinian cause, learned at the feet of his minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is evident with the selection of anti-Israel stalwarts to prominent posts, such as Sen. George Mitchell, Hillary Clinton, Van Jones, Hannah Rosenthal and Samantha Power, just to name a few. And add, for good measure, Chuck Hagel and John Kerry, who will soon be dictating to Israel.
Now we learn that Obama, as president of the United States, inserted himself into the recent Israeli elections by demeaning Netanyahu in the media, namely in Jeffrey Goldberg’s column in the Atlantic, published Jan. 14, a mere week before Israeli voters went to the polls to decide if Netanyahu should keep his prime minister post.
Without a doubt, this was an intentional effort to defeat Netanyahu. It is sort of reminiscent of then-President Bill Clinton’s successful efforts to champion the candidacy of Ehud Barak over Netanyahu in 1999. Clinton emissaries James Carville, Stanley Greenberg and Robert Shrum were sent to Israel to openly run Barak’s campaign. Shameful, internationally intrusive, but successful.
So what will the next four years of an Obama regime mean for Israel with the likes of Barack Obama in the White House? He is transparent. He makes no bones about his intentions. He can give gifts of modern warfare to a terrorist-led Egyptian government. He can give the Iranian regime time to build an atom bomb, and he can meet with Muslim Brotherhood officials in the White House. All without a whimper from the electorate. But can he destroy the Israel we know in his next term? Who knows? But with the drooling media supporting him, he is a man of steel. He is faster than a speeding bullet and can leap over tall buildings with a single bound.
My answer is, yes, he can — and will!
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