Well, I think we all saw this coming. Tensions between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been mounting for years. In fact, the two leaders seem to clash in every way, from personality to ideology. And now, it seems to be reaching critical mass. (Mostly due to the clashing of the latter.)
Speaking of critical mass — as you might have heard — Iran is on verge of building an apocalyptic nuclear weapons arsenal. Yes, that Iran. The same Iran currently run by genocidal jihadist theocrats who think they can impose radical Shi’a Islamic theology on the world, thus bringing about their prophesied armageddon. The same Iran hellbent on annihilating western civilization as we know it. The same Iran guilty of harboring terrorist barbarians who plan to wipe Israel off the map. The same Iran that openly refers to the United States as “the great Satan.”
Yeah. THAT Iran.
Of course, our illustrious Community-Organizer-In-Chief thinks he can wheel-and-deal his way out of a potential nuclear holocaust scenario. Personally, I think he has too much confidence in that silver tongue of his. You can’t negotiate with terrorists. It just doesn’t work that way. In what alternate dimension completely devoid of irrational thought does it even remotely make sense to believe that extremists intent on destroying Israel (and America) would honor any sort of agreement about their nukes? Seriously?
Oh. Wait. This is the same president who traded five high-ranking Taliban terrorists for an American deserter. I guess “making deals” just isn’t one of his strengths.
Anyway, this has understandably ticked off Netanyahu (not to mention a lot of Republicans), who decided to speak before Congress this week at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner. As everyone expected, the Prime Minister’s speech, which focused mostly on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, deeply divided Congress, with the majority of Democrats from both houses siding with President Obama. (What a shock.) This did little to sway Netanyahu’s stance and conviction concerning Iran and the threat of nuclear war. I think we can all agree that this is because Netanyahu understands the severity of the threat. He has an intimate understanding of his enemy. Obama and the Democrats, obviously, do not.
In choosing to work towards a nuclear deal with Iran (which is really Obama’s way of trying to make Iran a stable ally in the region), Obama had to essentially throw Netanyahu, and the entire nation of Israel, under the bus. Granted, this is not the first time our president has snubbed the Prime Minister. It seems to be a personal hobby of his. He repeatedly avoids meetings, rejects dinner invitations and essentially goes out of his way to subtly, or oftentimes openly, insult Israel in every way imaginable. Barack Obama is, without a doubt, the most anti-Israel president America has ever had.
In fact, it was blatantly obvious that Obama and his sycophants didn’t even want Netanyahu to deliver that Congressional speech today, fearing he would reveal the true reality of the Iranian nuclear threat — a threat that our president has gone out of his way to cast as insignificant and inconsequential. (Which couldn’t be further from the truth.) Obama, fueled by his warped and horrifically skewed ideological worldview, naively believes that Iran will eventually agree to cease its pursuit of nuclear weaponry. Then he’ll be the heroic savior who brought about peace in the midst of apocalyptic turmoil. This is the message he and his cohorts have been trumpeting for the last several weeks, much to the chagrin of just about every conservative Republican in the country. What Obama fails to understand is that Iran is not swayed by economic sanctions or cheesy political threats. Iran wants to have a presence on the global stage and, in order to accomplish that, it needs to obliterate the nation of Israel.
No deal, agreement or treaty will deter this wicked regime from going after the world’s only Jewish-majority state — a state that God Himself warned very strongly about protecting. (It’s too bad Obama doesn’t have a grasp on the Biblical theology and history regarding Israel.)
I mentioned earlier in this post that, in addition to personality clashes, Obama and Netanyahu simply don’t share a similar worldview, particularly when it comes to issues like terror and, more specifically, Iran — something Obama even admitted earlier this month: “I don’t want to be coy. The prime minister and I have a very real difference around Iran.”
While Netanyahu was cordial and respectful of Obama, even going so far as to thank and praise him for what seemed like an eternity, he did make it clear that he felt the need to warn the president (and, really, all of America) about Theran’s nuclear program and the threat that it poses. President Obama has tried reassuring the world that, despite lifting sanctions, he will never allow Iran to come close to possessing an atomic bomb, much less dropping one on the nation of Israel. However, given his trips to the U.S. and speeches before Congress, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Prime Minister Netanyahu has very little faith in those assurances.
And, really, who can blame him? Obama is more concerned with suppressing Iranian terroristic potential than extinguishing it altogether. This is not only a horrific strategy, but a full-fledged rejection of Israel and the threat she faces should Iran gain nuclear weapons.
Sorry, Mr. President, you don’t appease evil. You expose it. You confront it. Then, you annihilate it.
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