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Friday, August 15, 2014


Even before Barack Obama was elected to his first term, I contended that his past words and some of his questionable associations made him ambivalent about Israel at best, and more likely, covertly anti-Israel.

Because one of the very few strengths that this president exhibits is fundraising, and because he relies heavily of the Jewish community to support Democratic candidates, his anti-Israel positions are only occasionally evidenced in his words. But as I have said many times in this Blog, watch Barack Obama's actions, not his words.

For years, the U.S and Israeli military have had an outstanding relationship. Our DoD rightly recognizes the quality of the IDF and respects it. Both sides regularly share technology, intelligence, and weaponry. The DoD has a long-standing relationship with the IDF that transfers armaments to them as they are needed.

Of course, that was until the Obama administration found out about it from The Wall Street Journal. Now, every transfer of weapons must be approved by the White House—an unprecedented move.

John Podheretz comments:
What on earth? In the middle of a war this country’s president publicly says is justified owing to the relentlessness of the rocket fire against civilian populations, U.S. officials proudly tell the Wall Street Journal, they are holding up weapons transfers to Israel:
They decided to require White House and State Department approval for even routine munitions requests by Israel, officials say.
Instead of being handled as a military-to-military matter, each case is now subject to review—slowing the approval process and signaling to Israel that military assistance once taken for granted is now under closer scrutiny.
These transfers were taking place through entirely traditional, legal, and uncontroversial means. Israel is an ally. It’s at war. War depletes stocks. So why is this happening?

Simply put: It’s a gigantic hissy fit, an expression of rage against Bibi Netanyahu, by whom the administration feels dissed. The quotes in this article are almost beyond belief. In the annals of American foreign policy, no ally has ever been talked about in this way.
It's quite evident that Barack Obama doesn't like Bibi Netanyahu. Obama has directly insulted Israel's Prime Minister on a number of occasions, and Obama's Team of 2s is all too anxious to leak the president's displeasure.

Of course, Bibi is everything that Barack is not—a strong, decisive leader, a man who recognizes the clear threat of radical islam, a man who will not accept the notion that Hamas or Iran or Hezballah will somehow come to terms with Israel's existence and make peace, and most important, a man who can ennuciate these things clearly and extemporaneously, without the need for teleprompters or equivocation.

This recent blockage of arms to our ally is still another example of Obama's passive-aggressive positions on Israel. Sure he sometimes says the right words, but watch his actions—always watch is actions.