God Help The USA and Israel

The original poster read, “God bless USA and Israel”

I created the above photoshop, last year when Obama’s animus towards Israel first started revealing itself through his policies.

Now it can no longer be denied, after posing as a pro Israel candidate during the 2008 election, and securing nearly 80% of the Jewish vote – Obama is no friend to Israel.

By now the efforts of the White House to isolate and humiliate Israel because of the latter’s decision to approve 1,600 new Jewish homes in East Jerusalem (which is, after all, its capital) are well known: from the scolding language to the leaks about Secretary Clinton’s phone call dressing down Prime Minister Netanyahu to the failure to release even one official photograph of the prime minister’s meeting with President Obama to much else. One cannot but conclude that this escalation of tensions with Israel is not the result of a misunderstanding or of things spinning unexpectedly out of control. No, what we are seeing is premeditated, calculated, and indefensible.

Among the practical outcomes, this will lead to further Palestinian intransigence. We have already seen this. Thanks to the approach taken by the Obama administration, Palestinians are for the first time demanding as a precondition for negotiations a freeze on settlements, even as they haven’t offered any concessions of their own.

It will embolden the enemies of Israel and America. Memo to the Obama administration: we share the same ones. As Norman Podhoretz pointedly once wrote, “the hatred of Israel is in large part a surrogate for anti-Americanism.” And the president’s actions will make Israel more reluctant to make concessions of any kind. If Israel’s most important ally is undercutting her, then she will feel doubly threatened and significantly more insecure. (One of the reasons Ariel Sharon felt he could withdraw from Gaza was because in George W. Bush, Israel knew it had a strong and faithful friend in the White House.)

You need only read the recent headlines (but do click and read some of these) from Commentary’s blog to get a flavor of the disdain, and disappointment from Jewish quarters to Obama’s treatment of Israel:

Bibi’s Predicament

On Obama’s Behavior Toward Israel

What Did You Do?

Obama’s Humiliation of Israel May Only Be Getting Started

RE: RE: No Denying White House Animus Toward Israel

RE: No Denying White House Animus Toward Israel

No Denying White House Animus Toward Israel

Nile Gardiner, writing for the UK Telegraph sums up the situation with his trademark visceral disgust: Barack Obama’s humiliation of Israel is a disgrace:

The ritual humiliation of the Israelis is an absolute disgrace, and yet another example of how the Obama administration views its allies with indifference, contempt, and at times outright hostility. It is extraordinary how far the Obama team has gone out of its way to grovel to state sponsors of terrorism, such as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Muammar Gaddafi, while kicking America’s friends in the teeth.

Israel is literally fighting for its survival on a daily basis against an array of vicious terrorist groups, from Hamas to Hizbollah, while facing a looming threat from a genocidal, nuclear-armed Iran. President Obama’s top priority in the Middle East should be preventing Iran from building a nuclear weapons programme. Instead he seems obsessed with kowtowing to America’s enemies by bashing Israel at almost every opportunity.

This is a foreign policy doctrine that is both destructive and fundamentally against the US national interest. The future security of the United States rests not upon the degree to which it can appease her enemies, but upon the strength of her enduring alliances with the rest of the free world. Israel needs Washington’s support and vice versa, not a slap in the face from a president whose idea of world leadership seems to consist largely of apologising for his country while throwing America’s friends to the wolves.

Did we not try to warn voters in 2008 that Obama was uncomfortably close  to many anti-Israel  Islamists and radicals?


Atlas Shrugs weighs in on the matter at Big Government:

The Jewish people, both in Israel and the diaspora, seem to be suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome. There can be no logical reason why an American Jew could intellectually excuse Obama’s twenty-year friendship and closeness with the anti-Semitic Farrakhan acolyte Jeremiah Wright. There is no way an American Jew could explain away or rationalize Obama’s connections to Rashid Khalidi, Ali Abunimah, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and know about those connections without knowing what was coming. These Jews (and our history is plagued with them) love ideas, not people. They are so married to their dogma, their ideology, that they cannot, will not, see what is right in front of them. They worship at the church of human secularism. That is their religion. They have no G-d. They are merely wearing a Jewish coat, but do not speak for Jews.

It is the curse of the Jewish people historically to be betrayed by our own. This is the deepest cut of all. The kinderlach, the mamas, the tatas, the bubbies and zadies, shvestas and bruders who were tortured and died unspeakable deaths are crying out to you. Are we so broken a people that they shall have died in vain, for nothing?

See Also:

Hamas Responds To Obama By Killing Two Israeli Soldiers

Nearly 300 Congress Members Send Letter to Clinton Declaring Commitment to ‘Unbreakable’ US-Israel Bond…

Poll: Only 9% of Israelis Think Obama is “Pro-Israel”…

(I’m guessing those 9% are Muslims).

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!


Andrew Klavan (and others) Have A Little Fun With The Media

How about an Andrew Klavan PJTV spot to brighten your morning?

Love this:

Angry or furious? Threatening or deeply, deeply sinister? From their angry pickup trucks to their extreme extremities, Mainstream Media News anchor Andrew Klavan delivers a hard-hitting, objective report on America’s angry tea party of anger.

I also loved the bit of fun John from Verum Serum had with the MSM: CSI Washington: Media Bad Actors. Read it!

The crime scene in this case is whatever example of right-wing extremism the press can drum up. If they can find a genuine example, like the shooting of George Tiller, they go with that. If not, they’ll find a way to transform a communist, Bush-basher into a right-wing ideologue.

The quips change from week to week, just as they do on TV, but the lines themselves don’t matter. Not really. What matters is the familiarity, the repetition, the setting of expectations which then are met with…something, anything to which the hosanna chorus of the paranoid left can say an amen.

Another great piece by David Harsanyi: Masters of distraction:

…this campaign of distraction mounted by Democrats meaning to smear millions of Americans involved in legitimate political expression is as transparent as it is distasteful.

The narrative: Fearful underdog Democrats (true if you ignore their notable majorities in both houses of Congress and control of the presidency) are fending off hordes of ferocious, irrational detractors to do what’s right.

Democrats insist Republicans must condemn — over and over — this imaginary rise of widespread radicalism. In doing so, they are implicitly accusing Republicans of controlling the aforementioned radicals.

Other Democrats, like Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, went as far as to claim that Republicans were “aiding and abetting terrorism” against Democrats.

For those grappling with history, here’s what a “mob” looks like: furious citizens raiding the Bastille, stabbing and decapitating its governor, Marquis Bernard de Launay, and placing his head on a pike to parade around Paris streets to cheering crowds.

Or, to put it in more contemporary terms, think anti-capitalist, stone-throwing, Starbucks-hating, economic-justice thugs. Or perhaps radical environmentalists who burn down housing projects and research facilities for Mother Earth. For a domestic terrorist, you won’t need to go farther than your local Chicago university to spot a Weatherman — sorry, Weatherperson.

Note to Greta Van Susteren and other media hosts:

When a guest appears on your show, (like Congressman Bart Stupak, for example), and they start whining about the “ugliness” of the tea partiers, citing the alleged spitting and racial slurs at the Kill the Bill rally in Washington – instead of just letting that pass – would it be too much for you to ask them if they’ve seen evidence of those things actually occurring? I would think that since absolutely no evidence has appeared that prove the allegations, (although countless numbers of  people were videotaping, including members of the black caucus entourage) and in the case of  the so called “spitting” incident, video has appeared that actually disproves the allegation (of intentional spitting), you would want to correct the record. These defamations should be stopped in their tracks – not facilitated.


I wonder if the MSM would be interested in reporting on this: Leftist Issues Death Threats to Palin and Family on Twitter

He’s been doing it since 5/09, and it’s really vile stuff.


Why The Left Is Attacking The Tea Partiers, And Why The Trumped Up Charges of Racism Will Continue

Video Of The Spitting Incident Appears On Youtube

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!


Fidel Castro Praises ObamaCare Passage

The Cuban model for health care

Does this surprise anyone? It shouldn’t.

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Thursday declared passage of American health care reform “a miracle” and a major victory for Obama’s presidency, but couldn’t help chide the United States for taking so long to enact what communist Cuba achieved decades ago.

“We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his (Obama’s) government,” Castro wrote in an essay published in state media, adding that it would strengthen the president’s hand against lobbyists and “mercenaries.”

But the Cuban leader also used the lengthy piece to criticize the American president for his lack of leadership on climate change and immigration reform, and for his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, among many other things.

Castro supported Obama during his candidacy, and he’s tickled to death, now, that his ideological little cousin to the north is emulating his policies.


Via William Teach:

Obama, speaking in Iowa City, soothed his disappointed progressive audience, Thursday by admitting that ObamaCare will lead us to “universal health care” or single payer.

So, yes, this is a common-sense bill. It doesn’t do everything that everybody wants, but it moves us in the direction of universal health care coverage in this country and that’s why everybody here fought so hard for it. (Applause.)

Which is what we’ve been saying all long, but our warnings about Obama’s ultimate designs were branded as “misinformation” by the White House.

Last year, the Liar in Chief tried to explain away the YouTube videos that showed him expressing support for single payer; as something he favored, “only if we were starting from scratch.”

Remember that howler? I sure do. I believed it for approximately 0 seconds.