March 7, 2014
Obama to Netanyahu (in so many words): 'Nice little Jewish state you've got there' (it would be a shame if anything happened to it)Topics: Israel, Political News and commentaries
Pro-Palestinian-in-Chief Barack Obama (with his long-standing pro-Palestinian sentiments) never has been much of a fan of Israel, but now that he's not running again he's dropping all pretense of support for the Jewish State.
Caroline Glick sums it up: "Obama's newfound courage to begin abandoning his pretense of supporting Israel presents Israel with a new challenge":
Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg minced few words in discussing the interview that President Barack Obama gave him on the eve of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's latest visit to Washington.Continue here ...
Speaking with Charlie Rose, Goldberg equated Obama's threat to stop supporting Israel in international forums to the talk of a mafia don. Obama told Goldberg, that if Israel doesn't cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, "our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited." He added, "And that has consequences."
That statement, Goldberg noted, was a "veiled threat" and "almost up there with, 'Nice little Jewish state you've got there. Hate to see something happen to it.'"
Goldberg saw the interview as Obama's way of showing that he is beginning to abandon the pretense of supporting Israel, now that he no longer faces reelection. In Goldberg's words, "It's not that the gloves are coming off. It's more that the mask of diplomatic language is coming off a little bit."
Goldberg added that due to the fact that Obama, "doesn't have to run again for anything," he doesn't need to pretend feelings for Israel that he doesn't have, by among other things, going to AIPAC annual policy conference.
And indeed, Obama has achieved a comfort level with implementing anti-Israel policies. His threat to step aside and let Israel-haters have their way in places like the United Nations or in certain quarters of Europe is of a piece with several steps the he is already reportedly undertaking to harm Israel in various ways.
Admittingly, Caroline Glick is no fan of Barack Obama, and sometimes is a bit off-course in her pro-Israel positions. But in this case she's spot-on, especially as she goes on to suggest that Obama's new willingness to threaten Israel and to take the actions he feels it is safe to take to downgrade Israel's relations with the US, will likely only grow after November's midterm elections. After the Congressional elections, Obama will feel entirely free to attack the US's closest ally in the Middle East.
So typical and expected of a president whose foreign policy misadventures have brought us to a point at which our enemies no longer fear us, our allies no longer trust us, Vladimir Putin is a rock star,and the U.S. president is a Bozo.
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Posted by Hyscience at March 7, 2014 11:59 AM
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