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    Again I Ask, “Can Israel Survive A Second Obama Term?”

    Again I Ask, “Can Israel Survive A Second Obama Term?”

    Last June, in the midst of the “Gaza Flotilla” in which leftists joined Islamists against Israel, I asked Can Israel Survive A Second Obama Term?:

    This past week has seen the coming together of the growing Islamist-Leftist Coalition in the war against Israel.

    Leftists who, among other things, claim to believe in freedom of speech, women’s rights and equality for gays, are in political bed with people who would cut their throats for blasphemy, revel in abhorrent misogyny, and execute gays.

    The Leftists do not see the sick irony, and the Islamists are happy for the help from these Useful Idiots….

    It need not have to come to this.

    While the currently fashionable argument is that that unyielding support for Israel is disloyal to the United States (“Israel-Firsters” in their words), in fact this unyielding support has kept the peace between Israel and its three major bordering nations by tamping down any hope that Israel could be destroyed.

    This peace through the strength of the U.S.-Israel alliance was in the United States’ interest. By keeping nation states out of the fight against Israel we advanced our own interests….

    Obama administration oratory and actions have rekindled hope for the destruction of Israel, and thereby unleashed the beast.

    The damage done so far may not be irreparable, but we are on an incredibly destructive trajectory.

    I really wonder whether Israel can survive a second Obama term.

    Some of the commenters responding to that prior post castigated me, insisting that the threat to Israel was not from a second Obama term, but from the first.

    Given where we are today, the situation has deteriorated dramatically.  I fear my readers may have been right. The threat to Israel is immediate, not long term.

    The Muslim Brotherhood is staged to exert great influence, if not outright control, over Egypt in the coming year.  The Egyptian Army of 2011 is far superior to anything Israel has faced in the past, with a reported 300 F-16s and thousands of M1 Abrams Tanks, with sophisticated American-made air defense and offensive weapons. 

    And it gets worse.  The arms flows to Hamas in Gaza almost certainly will increase not just in quantity but in quality with diminished Egyptian adherence to peace; Lebanon is under the hegemony of Hezbollah; and two of the most repressive and anti-Israel regimes — Iran and Syria — are treated with kid gloves.  Who knows what will happen in Jordan.

    Rather than working the past two years to smooth transitions in the Middle East, the Obama administration has undercut allies without laying the foundation for stability or transition.  And into that vacuum will step the worst elements, emboldened by a pattern of the United States abandoning its allies.

    Maybe it all will work out.  Perhaps Egyptians will embrace an open society and peace, and the Egyptian model will undermine the tyrannical regimes in Syria and Iran.  But I’m not optimistic.

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    If Israel puts her trust in God, she can survive anything. If she trusts in America … good night and good luck, Israel.

    James is right. Iran would welcome the nuclear Armageddon, but the rest of the region, and the world would suffer for generations.

    Here is from my website. I've had a spirited back and forth with Jason Lewis about this subject more than once. He is one of those who morality is pricked by the fact we dealt with such a harsh leader like Mubarak, but at the same time argues that war is something to be avoided. I asked him the obvious, "How much money is one soldier's life worth, not to mentions the millions that would be lost in a nuclear exchange?"

    Once this particular Islamic genie is out of the bottle in Egypt, Israel will be on war footing. It has to in order to survive.

    Is that the talk-show Jason Lewis? 'Cos I had not heard of him until I moved to my present location, and I'm stunned whenever I hear him on the radio. The guy seems to have no clue about islam…to the point that I can't figure out how he even got a local talk show, let alone a nationwide, prime-time spot. He seems completely unaware.

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