Gracious President: Israel CAN Defend Herself!

A few days ago, the President stated he believes Israel should not escalate military activity in Gaza

It wasn’t stated that succinctly. The president, as is his wont, was much more long-winded. And he inadvertently showed us some ankle. The president, after imperiously decreeing that “Israel has a right to defend herself from Hamas” last week, took the time in Bangkok, Sunday, to clarify his position.

According to the Associated Press, he handed down the pronouncement that “Israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory.” Big of him. But, why “territory?” Diplomatically speaking, what is a territory? Webster’s Dictionary defines “territory” as “an indeterminate geographic area.” Not a country, nation or state, a “territory.”

Our imperial president continued: “If that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in Gaza, that’s preferable. It’s not just preferable for the people of Gaza. It’s also preferable for Israelis, because if Israeli troops are in Gaza, they’re much more at risk of incurring fatalities or being wounded.” Uh HUH.

Perhaps the president presumes that Israelis should throw spitballs or, if everyone in Israel stuck their tongues out and yelled “N’yah N’yah” in the direction of Gaza, Syria and Egypt, that would do the trick. But, no; that would surely be “escalating” things.

Last week, dozens of rockets were launched into civilian centers in Israel, directly into the heart of Tel Aviv. Attacks have subsequently increased. Missiles were being fired into Jerusalem and its surrounding suburbs. But the Lyin’ King is worried that Israel might escalate hostilities by responding. The Israeli military might incur “fatalities” or be “wounded.” In that order. The mortal danger to Israeli children, men, women, civilians in general, is of no concern. CNN, however, aired phonied-up images of “injured” Palestinians (verified as bogus) to gin up sympathy for the attackers.

It should be pointed out that some attacks originated from Egypt. Yes, Mohamed Morsi’s Egypt, home of the “Arab Spring” and the nothing-to-see-here eruption of “isolated incidents,” leading to the Islamic firestorms in Benghazi and all around the Islamic world.

The biggest hypocrite concerning peace with Israel is a toss-up between our president and the president of Egypt. It’s dead even; the tie can’t even be broken by awarding extra points for “lying with a straight face.” Every action taken by Mohamed Morsi, an unrepentant representative of the Muslim Brotherhood, demonstrates his desire for Israel’s destruction. He has ordered Egyptian troops into the Sinai, in direct conflict with Egypt’s peace treaty, supposedly in force with Israel. He has even been taped, praying for Israel’s destruction, in a mosque.

Yet with our current administration and their toadying press corpse, all Mohamed Morsi has to do is say that he wants “peace.” A precedent set by Yasser Arafat. But actions speak louder than words; what he really wants is for Israel to take a long walk off a short pier; a vision that our president evidently shares.

The Lyin’ King is committed to his fiction of an Arab Spring. To protect that fantasy, he is willing to commit cover-ups that dwarf anything that has ever been perpetrated on an American public. He never requires Islamic nations that completely surround Israel, a country roughly the size of New Jersey, to moderate their rhetoric or actions. These Islamic countries instigate the violence at every turn. They outnumber Israel’s microscopic population by an order of magnitude, yet they are incessantly peddled as “victims” while Israel is forever cast as the aggressor.

According to the president, Israel is not a state; it’s a territory. And a “territory” is land up for grabs. What the president really intends by his charitable pronouncements is that Israel “has the right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory” but, if missiles are fired, Israel had better not do anything about it.

UPDATE: The Associated Press story titled “Obama Warns Against Ramping Up” is, as of this writing, No longer available. That headline still appears on The Drudge Report and in many other locations but the story attached to that headline has been replaced in its entirety with a paean to the president’s “landmark” trip to Myanmar.

About the author: Marilyn Assenheim

Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area.

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    • slickzip

      You got that right ,,,,,,,,,,,

      • WASP

        Snakes, and the Anti-Christ, have forked tongues. The Kenyan may be one–or both. Would Civil War II be considered ‘Civil” disobedience?

  • slickzip

    ODUMBA needs to crawl back into his nest of snakes and die with his brother muslim terrorist ,,,, what a great CHRISTMAS present that woukd be ,,,, AMEN

  • dcartmill

    A Travesty,

    We call for peace ,threaten the Israelies , ask
    Arrafat to request no more suicide bombings. No more terrorism. Arrafat ignores us , won’t even acknowledge
    suicide bombing of civilians is terrorism ,there are several additional suicide
    bombers in civilian Israelie sites/buses.
    Israel responds and WE rake
    THEM over the coals. We spout
    rhetoric about ,“ If you harbor terrorist,if you support terrorist,you are a
    terrorist and will feel the wrath of the US “.
    We draw a long line in the sand and dare you to step over it…NOT ONLY
    DOES SADAAM HUSSAIM LEAP OVER THE LINE BUT SPITS IN OUR FACE. As you peer back in his direction ,you see a
    series of lines in the sand with deep boot tracks, where he has leaped with impunity many times before. What
    part , of giving $25,000 to the families of the suicide bombers ,is it
    that you don’t understand (as supporting / encouraging terrorism ) Arrafat has never wanted peace ,and has
    only paid lip service to the idea when he was in a box ,or it served his purpose for another reason. He has repeatedly violated cease fires directly
    or by failing to encourage cessation of terrorism against the Israelies. The Israelie war effort for years , has
    nearly al;way been in response to a Palistenian attack… the Israelies have been
    counterpunchers. The Palistenian premis
    is to eradicate the Israelies . Where as
    Israel , as said by Simon Peres, when
    interviewed on MSNBC 4 / 11 /02, wants to live in peace, this has been
    forced upon us…we have no alternative .
    I think the media and all concerned government officials , should step
    back and take another look at what , is and has been going on for years between
    Israel and Palistine…Look at our expressed desires to confront and eradicate
    terrorism where ever it rears its ugly head… View the biased reporting of an Israelie counter
    attack ( biased in the sense , “Oh the total devestation of these compounds”
    the tone implying ,oh so tragic. ) when there were many weapons and suicide
    bomber vests recovered from these very ruins.
    At the same time a civilian Bus that is ripped asunder is
    reported in an offhand manner ( I guess it is just hard to get excited about
    body parts hanging from bushs and blood stains reaching to the 3rd
    floor of bldg’g at the explosion site.)
    There is something terriably wrong with this
    picture. You are the ones who can and / do
    mold the perceptions of the public and your peers …Let’s get it right
    the first time…not politically correct BUT the right thing to do. The Israelies remind me of a saying we
    use here in Ky and where I was raised in W Va; “If you mess with the BULL
    you are going to get the horns”

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