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American Power: US ‘Appeaser in Chief’ Warns Israel Not to Strike Iran

President Obama doesn’t like ‘surprises’..

(Haaretz) U.S. President Barack Obama has sent a message to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanding that Israel not surprise the U.S. with an Israeli military operation against Iran. The message was conveyed by a senior American official who met in Israel with Netanyahu, ministers and other senior officials. [...]

The message from the American envoy to the prime minister reveals U.S. concern that Israel could lose patience and act against Iran. It is important to the Americans that they not be caught off guard and find themselves facing facts on the ground at the last minute. [...]

Obama, the New Abraham of our age!

So this is effectively the 1st message Obama has chosen to deliver to Israel thus far. Further, by sending it along with a lone senior American official like the lone ranger mere days ahead of Netanyahu traveling to meet the US President, Obama  effectively conveys a policy message as well – Don’t expect any coordination or backup from America.

If the opposite were the case, Admiral Mullen, Secretary Gates, senior American commanders, or senior US intelligence officers would be the ones conveying these messages. That omission of senior security officials & talks sends a clear message that coordination is not ongoing, nor is it welcome.  To date they have refused to meet with Israel’s new government, The IDF Chief of Staff was denied meetings on his most recent trip in late March.. He cut his trip short & came home early.

Quid Pro Quo..

The American President has made  a large request, his cold warning is a catch-22. No surprises, and no coordination to avert one, in effect he has tried to tie Israel’s hands from defending itself should that need arise, the new Abraham prepares Isaac up for sacrifice to the ‘Grand Bargain’ Gods.

This is what the President’s new advisers must mean by ‘smart power’ – Warning the need to be intimately involved while simultaneously bolting closed the door marked ‘involve me’, more like smart-ass power really. Those seeking the types of pressures Obama might choose to employ against us as penalty for not playing along with Palestinian concession Quid Pro Quo? - Here they are, delivered by lackey yet! As befitting the royal house of Obama, which one gathers only bows to Arabian Kings.

Israel has already made clear it intends to give President Obama some time, 3 to 4 months in order to test his ‘smart power’ appeasement strategies. But, there are warnings of our own. The ‘smart appeasement’ window isn’t open ended, time is now more precious. Maybe Obama should stop warning & start preparing, as Israel evidently is..

IAF practicing MIG-29 / F-16 dogfights

(JPOST) Israel Air Force test pilots are flying MIG 29 jets and conducting dogfights against the IAF’s F-16 fighters, Channel 2 revealed Wednesday evening.

The MIG 29, developed by the soviets in the 1970s, is one of the best fighter jets used by eastern and Arab countries, as well as by Syria and Iran. It was developed to counter American-made jets such the F-16 or F/A-18.

The jets were loaned to Israel by an unnamed foreign country. The experiment is meant to prepare IAF pilots for missions where they might have to fight a foreign air-force. “We tested them – we trained the IAF pilots against them,” an unnamed IAF official said. [...]

The IAF has according to the report also been testing the mechanics & aerodynamics of maxed up fully loaded F-16s, training & testing their performance loaded for bear with full strike packages.
(Photos from Israel Channel 2 )

Israeli Flown MIG 29 Takes Off from Southern Airbase

Israeli Flown MIG 29 Takes Off from Southern Airbase

 

On loan Israeli Mig-29 headed off for 'Mock Dogfights' vs IAF Fighters - Heh.

On loan Israeli Mig-29 headed off for 'Mock Dogfights' vs IAF Fighters - Heh.

 

Two IAF Mig29s with an IAF F-16 SUFA in the lead

Two IAF Mig29s with an IAF F-16 SUFA in the lead

3..2..1.. Surprise!

‘Great Society’: Iran Confiscates 84,000 Satellite Dishes

American President via video message called on Iran to display..
Peaceful actions that demonstrate the true greatness of the Iranian people and civilization“.

Problem is, Iran is not led by peaceful people – Nor does it display under Islamic Fundamentalist rule much in the way of true greatness. While the US President was busy pandering to the Iranian regime, they’ve been busy curtailing personal freedom, hanging juveniles, stoning people, and all sorts of family fun activities befitting the great societies of our time..

Iran Focus – London, May 8 – Iran’s State Security Forces (SSF) confiscated 84,000 satellite dishes during the Persian calendar year that ended March 20.

“In the past year, 84,000 satellite receivers and other satellite appliances have been discovered and seized by police”, said the head of the SSF anti-smuggling department. “Fighting against forbidden and anti-cultural goods is the priority in our department”, he said. His remarks were carried by the state-run news agency Fars on Wednesday.

SSF agents went up rooftops in Tehran and other major cities removing satellite dishes which are banned in Islamic Iran. The Islamic Republic banned satellite dishes in 1995. The crackdown on satellite dishes was prompted by broadcasts from Iranian opposition groups whose television programs reportedly have a large audience in Iran.

Other examples of Mullah greatness this week via the Focus:
Dela Darabi – Beautiful Iranian juvenile hung secretly this past week;
Bombarding Iraqi Kurds in violation of Iraqi sovereignty;
Steadily progressing toward a secret & illicit nuclear weapons program;
Reaffirming deadly support for terrorist organizations

We can go on & on..
Just a few examples of the ‘Great Regime’ the Obama Administration seeks to appease at the expense of America’s allies like Israel, and Iran’s yearning to be free of oppression peoples & reformers.

Via Daled Amos, the Arab world is also thrilled with the appeasement effort so far, rebuffing both envoys Denis Ross & SecDef. Gates – Who were on missions to smooth over ruffled feathers. Mission Status? Failed.

Israeli Insurgency: Dear Mr President, We Will Not Go Quietly Into the Wind

Consider the Honeymoon in Israel Over

Much has been made stateside over the Obama honeymoon period, the short few months after an election where the public is enthralled with their choice. The new administration has certainly tried to capitalize, a bit odd for a socialist don’t you think? Not when it comes to spending it seems, ramming trillions of dollars in spending down the American pipe, aggressively trying to rig up a new America before the magic wears off and people start asking questions..

You know things like where’s my job, and where’s all my cash, and how come life isn’t the total bliss MSNBC promised me!? Sadly, we’ve seen this ‘New America’ before, it was called the Carter Administration and is fondly remembered as being pretty disastrous.. Of course Obama’s biggest fans were too young to remember these ‘good ole days!’

For Obama, surrounded by 14 Time Magazine covers in a year, a glowing media that turns his every passing of gas into a national event that needs to celebrate Presidential greatness, this period will probably extend a bit longer than normal. After all, his wife planted an herb garden so Oprah has already declared her the greatest First Lady in the history of the USA! So clearly, the bar for the new President and everyone around him is set awfully low. Too bad the President in the realm of foreign policy has already bitten off more than he can chew.

Ill conceived..

His ‘play foosball with dictators approach’ is going to end badly, spectacularly so. His reliance on chumming up to the Muslim world will lead to disappointment, the Arabs don’t deliver and he will learn that the hard way as most of his predecessors have. The Taliban won’t be cooperating any time soon either, and his pre-election Pakistan strategy is already a massive failure. It was his and all his pals insistence of removing Musharaf & threatening aid cuts that left Pakistan in the weak situation it is in.

His go to war in Pakistan statements seem absurd today, the US is already looking to limit Predator strikes in the region. On the surface, it looks like this admin is trying to downplay what is clearly a crisis to perhaps avoid general panic or probing questions. But why would you worry about nukes ending up with the Taliban or Al Qaeda, I thought everyone wanted to be friends with Obama’s America?

Sadly we have taken the President’s temperature internationally and the results are in, he seems like a lightweight in a heavyweight world. When the mush hits the fan and it is already starting, he will be badly boxed in. His base wants to sing Kumbaya, and his media fandom will turn fickle should he need to take a hard line approach just about anywhere, save of course Israel.

Carrot & Stick

So far his administration appears intent on bending over backward to appease the Muslim world, if you want to make a killing in the US market I advise going long & heavy on Carrot futures. The only forestry futures for sticks seem reserved for Israel – Where it has become clear President Obama intends to pass off his dangerous policies as ‘tough love’. Here’s the thing about tough love, it helps the strategy when the recipient isn’t tougher than you. I have news for the new Democrats, here in Israel we are more than prepared to take a lickin & keep on tickin so to speak.

Israelis are stubborn people, being taken for a ‘friar’ or sucker in Israel is considered tantamount to the sin of the Golden Calf here. There’s a sucker born every minute, unfortunately he is not born here. We will likely not be the sacrificial lamb for this President’s badly conceived policies and absurd world view. That’s why we elected Mr. Netanyahu and not Tzipi Livni, hindsight is 20 / 20 and we knew what was in store for us in Washington when we went to the polls. Obama has a presidential legacy to worry about, here we have more weighty issues on our minds, we are not going to budge very far.

We do well with our backs against the wall

The alternative for us is destruction, if not via a nuclear weapon than by Iranian proxies surrounding us with whom the USA seems intent on appeasing at our expense. We will be polite, we will even try to cooperate. But, these grand bargains, these appeasement policies, they are going to need another creditor besides the State of Israel in my opinion. So far the ideas floated don’t look like very good deals for us.

One thing is for certain, the USA is stronger with Israel as an ally, just as Israel is infinitely stronger with the USA as one. But we will not fall on the sword so Obama can build a bigger presidential library, or so he can sweep the Iranian problem under a rug and claim victory when nothing is won, much like the USA tried to do with North Korea to ‘glorious success’ so far. Nor will we stand by idly and cozy up to negotiating with terrorists & killers like Hamas & Hezbollah in Lebanon, in order to make laughable ‘peace deals’. We’ve been to the White House lawn for the ‘peace photo op’, as much as Obama relishes these it seems, in our experience it isn’t what it is all cracked up to be. Sorry, no sale.

Steel Spine Mr. Biden? We know, we probably invented the alloy..

The Arabs & Muslims have been resisting the USA for what seems like eternity now to temperate success, but we routinely kick their asses. It won’t be pretty if inane American policies force us to resist, for anyone including the President. The last thing the USA needs right now is to start losing key allies while it tries to build very weak bridges to new ones, especially when they consist of the worst sludge around. Opinion is turning here, it has already started.

Obama’s Latest Genius: Israel Should Join NPT says State Department (Updated)

I appease, therefore I am:
The Obama Assault on Allies continues..

(JPOST ) Israel should join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a pact intended to limit the spread of nuclear weapons, a top US official said Tuesday.

“Universal adherence to the NPT itself, including by India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea…remains a fundamental objective of the United States,” Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller was quoted by Reuters as saying at a meeting of NPT signatories. Gottemoeller would not say whether the US intended to press Israel to join the treaty.

Former prime minister Ariel Sharon’s chief strategist, Dov Weisglass, said Gottemoeller’s comments were very alarming. “If these statements indicate a change in American policy on this issue, I believe this may be the most worrisome development for Israel’s security in many years,” he told Army Radio.

Just how intent is the new administration in totally weakening and destroying the State of Israel is a question we should start asking?

  • With Samantha Power on the national security council (who advocated US forces invade Israel to protect the Palestinians from genocide) whispering sweet nothings in his ear.
  • A twenty year stint in the Church of ‘we hate Israel, America & Jews’ under his belt.
  • A Chief of Staff who is an Israeli American ‘Ballerina’
  • A Sec. of State who threatens to quid pro quo us to death in ‘return’ for helping stem our common mortal enemy Iran.
  • A National Security Advisor who sends telegrams to Europe boasting of how ‘forceful America intends to be against its ally Israel’ including language involving not ‘rolling us under a bus’ just yet
  • A VP who when he isn’t shoving a full boot in his mouth counts us as best friends, yet threatened to terminate our Military Aid..

I can’t say I’m all too surprised.

Israel’s nuclear ambiguity and deterrent has safeguarded the State for over 40 years, and has been a corner stone of our security & defense policy, and incidentally Israel has been a corner stone of America’s security and defense policy for decades now under that very same ambiguity.

The apparent lengths this administration in America intends to go to in order to wring out pain from Israel as a policy of appeasing the biggest dregs on the planet appears astounding nonetheless.

Bert & Ernie have taken over America

Even more frightening, Obama and his new administration really do believe that America, Israel and everyone else can just dismantle all the nuclear weapons, live safely & peacefully ever after.. and all the bad guys everywhere will all just go along too! Nuclear terrorism, no a problem, rogue regimes? Who needs ‘em, why worry? It boggles the mind. Its as if the United States of America is being run by the producers of Sesame Street.

Update: From Haaretz

[...] A senior Foreign Ministry official voiced amazement Wednesday at the U.S. call for Israel to join the treaty.

“The Non-Proliferation Treaty has failed to prevent any country that wanted to from obtaining nuclear weapons,” the source said.

“The examples of Libya, Iraq, the current example of Iran, which signed the treaty, only demonstrates this; therefore, it is hard to understand the insistence that Israel should sign the treaty as a miracle cure for the world’s ills.” [...]

Yup, we’re amazed all right.. Our #1 ally on the planet is being run by a bunch of amateurs who frankly don’t have a clue what they are doing, either that or this is simply the most hostile & sinister American administration to the State of Israel EVER in the over 6 decade long relationship – Currently enjoying 80% American Jewry support rates, go figure?

Jesse Jackson: Obama will cut down Israel and bring ‘justice’

Leading African American Democrat hails Palestinian deliverer..

As if we weren’t already concerned here with the American left’s steady march towards open hostility regarding Israel, the advisors surrounding Obama who hold openly antagonistic views to the Jewish State, Obama’s own ties to radical preacher / hater Wright, and prominent Palestinians in the US, the Iranian & Arab quiet endorsements, the Hamas support..

Now Jesse Jackson spells it out

PREPARE for a new America: That’s the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week.

He promised “fundamental changes” in US foreign policy – saying America must “heal wounds” it has caused to other nations, revive its alliances and apologize for the “arrogance of the Bush administration.”

The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where “decades of putting Israel’s interests first” would end.  Jackson believes that, although “Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades” remain strong, they’ll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House.

“Obama is about change,” Jackson told me in a wide-ranging conversation. “And the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it.”

Jackson warns that he isn’t an Obama confidant or adviser, “just a supporter.” But he adds that Obama has been “a neighbor or, better still, a member of the family.” Jackson’s son has been a close friend of Obama for years, and Jackson’s daughter went to school with Obama’s wife Michelle.

“We helped him start his career,” says Jackson. “And then we were always there to help him move ahead. He is the continuation of our struggle for justice not only for the black people but also for all those who have been wronged.” [...]

He goes on hitting on everything from Mexico, to black slavery, to Iraq.. Normally I’d be skeptical of Jesse’s views since he doesn’t represent the traditional democratic mainstream, but in this case these are worldview fears commonly discussed & aired by Israel’s supporters for months now regarding Obama.

I don’t pretend to say Obama will actively seek to harm Israel or damage the strong alliance between us & America, only that his ‘game changing’ policies and sure to be futile diplomacy moves resulting in pressure on the Jewish state, will. Obama hails from the liberal far left portion of the Democratic party. Perhaps Jackson doesn’t represent the democrat mainstream, but Obama who shares many of those same extreme liberal views now does so by default as his party’s nominee for President. How’s about a bit more? Sure..

[...] “Barack wants an aggressive and dynamic diplomacy,” he says. “He also wants adequate preparatory work. We must enter the talks after the ground has been prepared,” he says.

Jackson is especially critical of President Bush’s approach to the Israel-Palestine conflict. “Bush was so afraid of a snafu and of upsetting Israel that he gave the whole thing a miss,” Jackson says. “Barack will change that,” because, as long as the Palestinians haven’t seen justice, the Middle East will “remain a source of danger to us all.”

“Barack is determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims,” Jackson says. “Thanks to his background and ecumenical approach, he knows how Muslims feel while remaining committed to his own faith.”

Great, he may be leading the nation and be joined by a fully powered US House & Senate to boot.

LINK Update: Plenty of action on this story over at the memeo