BLOG 241 February 23, 2015
Why is it that when every American election season rolls around, the political parties send in the clowns and crazies? We get a pizza executive with a 6-6-6 plan or Donald Trump with secret information that turns out to be nonsense. The media is so frantic for a wild story they will print anything. Beat the drum! Here come the buffoons!
Yes, of course President Obama is a Christian. I personally heard him declare his personal faith in his “Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” at a Presidential Prayer breakfast. The roots of his activism were born in a Roman Catholic parish in Chicago. When Obama first came to Chicago, he officed in Holy Rosary Church than is now called New Day Ministries. Yes, of course Obama loves America. You can hate his policies without talking foolishly about his personal ideology.
In contrast, what America needs today is leadership that understands how vulnerable the current Obama position on Iran is making this country. The January 18, Israeli strike on a convoy driving on Syria’s side of the Golan Heights killed Hezbollah’s head of operations in Syria, a commander of Hezbollah forces along the Syrian-Israeli border, and it is reported Iran lost three generals. The fact that these leaders were exposing themselves to such high risks indicates the degree of support that Iran is placing behind a possible attack on Israel.
Whether Democrat or Republican, Washington never seems to access the thinking of its enemies. It did not do so in Viet Nam and is again failing to pay attention to this factor in the Middle East conflicts. Fumbling to say the West is not in a religious war, they fail to say out loud that from Hezbollah to Hamas to Iran, the other side considers themselves in exactly this variety of conflict. Of all forms of warfare, the religious war is the most irrational, spontaneous, and dangerous. While they have never crossed swords with Israel, Iran hates them with a passion. The exposure of their officials to death on the Golan Heights reveals the extend of the threat that Iran remains in the Middle East.
And why is this a problem for America? The delay and leniency of pushing Iran into cancelling their nuclear arms program only gives them more time to build The Bomb. Whether you like or hate Prime Minister Netanyahu, he is coming to Washington to address the Congress because Israel would be destroyed if American is wrong at the bargaining table.
No country in the world understands the possibility of annihilation as does Israel. It appears Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barrack Obama still don’t get it.
When America backs down or away, the vacuum is filled by bad guys. Obama retreated from his red line in Syria and Putin seized Crimea. This is an old story that once featured Neville Chamberlain acquiescing the Sudetenland to Hitler. If the Obama administration doesn’t get tough with Iran at the coming bargaining table, the world may pay a horrendous price.