by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook
Israel will never take out Iran's nuclear facilities. When President George Bush walked out on his promise to never allow a nuclear Iran, it left the most moral of world decisions unhinged. The Bush exit left the decision to Barack Obama. Iran's Achmadinejad and the Mullahs...now they will have their way with Israel, because the most moral of decisions is left to Barack Obama. Barack Hussein Obama will not touch Iran - not with weapons or with sanctions - not even with some strongly couched verbal threats.
But now we have Benjamin Netanyahu at Israel's head, and he says Iran will never be nuclear. That has been a comforting promise since Bush looked the other way. I believe that promise is what got Netanyahu back into office in Israel, because just think what it must be like to live there.
But can Netanyahu attack Iran? Israel has the weapons. They do not have the resolve of the free world, however, to back them up. But does it make any difference? It seems clear...cut and dried...Israel will take out the Iranian nuclear program. But...but what if...what if the United States Air Force prevents an Israeli attack. What if the Israeli Air Force cannot pass over Barack Obama's Air Force?
At first, I thought this American Thinker article was a bit dramatic, although I am always completely serious anytime I think about Israel - and the danger they live with just heightens every day. I didn't read the beginning of this article with a careless attitude. When I see a title such as Farewell to Zion. Forever., it captures my full attention.
Cliff Thier's article doesn't ask questions. It answers them, even the questions we haven't asked for many, many years.
Since the Obamas came on our horizon, we've heard and learned many things about America, things I surely didn't know before these two got to a microphone: We are not a Christian nation, we are arrogant, dismissive and derisive. "Our souls are broken in this nation." There is no "war on terror," only man-made disasters. The current man-made disaster is battled through the Overseas Contingency Operation, "focusing your life on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition," and maybe the most frightening: "we cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as strong, just as well-funded, and "we will defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Pakistan."
We've seen many things: election fraud at stunning levels with the offenders protected by the White House, veterans being asked to provide their own insurance to treat war wounds, American taxpayer dollars paying for abortions overseas and doctor's forced to participate in abortions, our government grabbing up companies and firing executives, the Executive Office taking control of the U.S. census, the Obama administration taking control of cyberspace under very tough rules - and capable of shutting-down "we the people" without notice or cause. The Obama administration accepting tax evaders into the highest offices in the land, the President of the United States telling Turkey that the United States is not a "Christian nation," the Treasury Secretary seeking authorization to seize financial entities that he deems in trouble. And we've seen our President bow to the King of Saudia Arabia in a low bow that is shocking the world. As I said on more than one occasion in comments around the blogs, this was not a etiquette faux paux - the man was having a moment, an emotional moment. No need to mention the distribution of my wealth and yours through the Stimulus.
We've had countless promises broken: "lobbyists "will not find a job in my White House," "very seldom will you hear me simplify a problem," "You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.
So why would we discount Cliff Thier's hypothesis, which I think he sees as a very sure bet? I hope you will read this article, then come back here and let me know what you think. Be sure to read to the end.
"Israel" photo credit: National Geographic