Before it happened Barack Obama’s speech was dismissed as a reset/redo of his failed Cairo speech “to the Muslim world.” But that is false. The “Cairo II” speech at the State Department was a series of additional stabs of treachery against Israel and was not just a simple redo of the Cairo speech disaster.
When Barack Obama went to Cairo in 2009 he deliberately snubbed Israel as he hopped from Arab capital to Muslim capital bowing and scraping before potentates. Obama equated American slavery with Israel’s treatment of Palestinians too. At the time we quoted Ricki Lieberman:
“Let’s be really honest, Mr. President. The obstacle to peace is the lack of a critical mass of Arabs who will recognize Israel as a Jewish state, and work for a Palestinian state which both guarantees Israel’s security and benefits from the regional prosperity that will accompany peaceful co-existence. To acheive [sic] peace, this is where the real work needs to be done. Until this happens, the rest is a distraction…”
We noted then how President Bill Clinton tried to bring about, with the full cooperation of Israel, a Palestinian state only to be rebuffed by the Palestinian side. The Palestinians, almost as proof of their bad faith tactics, only accepted the Clinton proposal after it was too late. A few days after the Obama Cairo speech we again addressed the Obama treachery and placed it in historical terms, namely the Sudetenland.
To understand what happened yesterday is to ask where it happened. Unlike the exotic locale of the first Obama treachery speech yesterday’s treacheries happened at the State Department. Why the State Department? One aim was to attempt to squash any rebellion within the State Department and send the message to Israel and Arab/Muslim states that Obama is directing the State Department and that there will be no “good cop” Hillary that will be able to come to the rescue. Obama knows and fears Hillary will defend Israel and Obama does not want anyone to attempt to get Hillary on board a sub rosa “help Israel” campaign.
The New York Times reports today that before the speech Prime Minister Netanyahu called Hillary Clinton before the speech and he was “furious”:
“As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel heads to the White House on Friday for the seventh meeting since President Obama took office, the two men are facing a turning point in a relationship that has never been warm.
By all accounts, they do not trust each other. President Obama has told aides and allies that he does not believe that Mr. Netanyahu will ever be willing to make the kind of big concessions that will lead to a peace deal.
For his part, Mr. Netanyahu has complained that Mr. Obama has pushed Israel too far — a point driven home during a furious phone call with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday morning, just hours before Mr. Obama’s speech, during which the prime minister reacted angrily to the president’s plan to endorse Israel’s pre-1967 borders for a future Palestinian state.”
The news account relates that Barack Obama intends to stab Israel in the back this September by not helping to get European allies to reject a United Nations resolution unilaterally establishing a Palestinian state. The Times notes that Obama “the son of a Muslim man from Kenya whose introduction to the Arab-Israeli conflict was initially framed by discussions with pro-Palestinian academics.”
Barack Obama knows that Israel and her supporters wisely do not trust him and he does not want a back door communication with Hillary Clinton by those supporters. So Obama went to the State Department to attempt to create the impression that Hillary Clinton is on board with his treachery. [We’ll discuss Hillary in our promised forthcoming article.]
Tough talking Donald Trump might be gone from the political scene but Benyamin Netanyahu has long known that the only way to deal with a thug is to fight back strongly. When Barack Obama tried to thug Israel in 2009 by demanding no more settlements Netanyahu slapped Obama down. Barack Obama snubbed Netanyahu by not allowing photographs of Netanyahu in the Oval Office, as is normal. Barack Obama continues his thuggery and treacheries.
This year, Netanyahu received word that Barack Obama planned new treacheries in a speech – the one from yesterday. Netanyahu was invited by Republicans to speak to before a joint session of Congress in order to lay out his plans for Middle East peace. Barack Obama, in order to humiliate Netanyahu then scheduled his treachery speech for yesterday (“So White House officials timed Mr. Obama’s speech on Thursday to make sure he went first.”)
Somehow Barack Obama and his thugs believe they can terrorize Israel into self-destruction. Unlike Barack Obama in his Pearl Harbor style attack, Netanyahu appropriately warned Barack Obama that there would be a response to Obama’s speech – today. The response from Netanyahu came today and it was a strong one, worthy of a strong leader of a free nation:
“Normally these Oval Office grip-and-grins begin with a few minutes of blah-blah from the president about America’s enduring bond with the other leader’s country, followed by a minute or so from that leader about the “productive discussion” they just had, and that’s it. Not this time: Netanyahu takes off here for a good seven minutes, parts of which are so cutting — the conclusion about history not giving the Jewish people another chance is simply devastating — that it’s hard to believe it was extemporaneous. In fact, by the end he’s facing Obama and addressing him personally, just to add to the theater. Bibi knew this would be his golden opportunity to pay Obama back for yesterday’s speech, and darned if he didn’t seize it. It’s riveting. O was probably completely blindsided by it too, but no doubt realized quickly that this little history lesson would soon go viral in the media and online. Hopefully no meaningful agreements were reached earlier in their private meeting, because if they were, you can forget about ‘em now.”
Prime Minister Netanhahu and every supporter of Israel must understand that Obama is an enemy of Israel. In 2009 after the Cairo speech we wrote:
“The Jew baiting is taking place in the context of Barack Obama’s speech last week when he parroted Arab theories against Israel, as Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu prepares to deliver a response speech on Sunday, and as Iran votes on Friday.”
Not much has changed from back then. Only the locale of the treachery from Barack Obama is different. Again, why did Obama speak at the State Department yesterda? Why didn’t Barack Obama go on another of his expensive traveling extravaganzas and speak to Muslims and Arabs in a Muslim or Arab country? The answer is this was not really a speech “to the Muslim world”, as advertised, this was a Pearl Harbor style attack on Israel.
Before the speech Obama Israel haters made repeated denials that the 1967 borders language was included in the text of the speech by Barack Obama. The speech delivered the sneaky treachery of what all the denials denied. While Prime Minister Netanyahu prepared for diplomatic talks Barack Obama scheduled a sneak attack.
Barack Obama did not go to the Middle East to talk to Muslims because he is not interested in upsetting Arabs or Muslims. Barack Obama did not go to the Middle East for his talk because his interest was to attack Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Barack Obama’s speech must be seen in the same context as speeches from Muslims and Arab leaders who say one thing in Arabic and another thing entirely when they communicate in English.
What should Obama have said and where? Barack Obama should have gone to a Muslim and Arab country and told them outright that the problems in their societies are of their own making. Their problems are not due to the Jews or the United States or anyone else. Barack Obama should have told the Muslim and Arab world that their fates are in their own hands. They can author an Arab Spring or an Arab Winter. Stop blaming others for your own deficiencies. Stop blaming Israel. Stop blaming the United States. An American president concerned about American interests would have told the Muslim and Arab world that we are allied with Israel and if they want progress they need to stop trying to destroy Israel and put all efforts to building up their own societies. That’s what a president of the United States should have said.
Those who say they want peace and pressure Israel to take measures that would destroy Israel would be wise to keep their counsel to themselves or to say things in secret. Israel does not need advice, Israel needs a friend. Those who say they want peace but who unwittingly, or wittingly, destroy Israel should understand: If the Muslim and Arab worlds want peace they must reform themselves and stop blaming others for their circumstances. If the Muslim and Arab worlds want peace they must stop their hatred of Jews and Christians (and they can never be trusted with control over Christian or Jewish sites – not with the history of pissing inside the Church of the Nativity.)
The United States has known, until treacherous Barack Obama, that you can only negotiate in good faith. When the United States violated Pakistan sovereignty it did so partly because Pakistan could not be trusted to help capture Osama Bin Laden. The United States went into Pakistan to kill Bin Laden but somehow Israel is supposed to ignore its national security interests. Israel will do what it needs to do to survive and the United States should make it clear to Muslims, Arabs, and Europeans that America stands with Israel. That’s how to get peace.
The way to a lasting peace is to declare unwavering American support for Israel. Anything less allows Muslims and Arabs who hate Israel to delude themselves that the path to peace is the destruction of Israel by separating it from the United States. Enemies of Israel, like Hamas, must be destroyed not negotiated with. Enemies of Israel, like Barack Obama, must be held to account.
America must stand side by side with Israel.