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Obama or Carter?: “I have been in love with the Palestinian people for many years” (Videos)

Two peas in a pod?

President Obama is often compared to former president Jimmy Carter. A Google search of the words Obama & Carter in fact turns up over 13 MILLION results. Considering the fact that one of those two keywords (Obama) is fairly unique, that’s a heck of a lot of returns.

Regarding American domestic policy, especially looking at economics & parallels one could probably write an interesting book on the topic. In the domain of foreign policy things become even more striking. As an example, Newt Gingrich about a week ago appearing on Fox News was asked directly by Greta Van Susteran whether such a comparison was valid?

Israel & the Palestinians?

Gingrich makes some solid points, I’ll gladly leave it to the reader to decide whether or not one agrees. On the topic of Israel & the Palestinians however I think there’s much less room for debate. Former President Carter openly holds contempt for Israel, his most recent book implies Israel is an apartheid state for heaven’s sake. His open admiration of the Palestinian people & their cause is certainly no secret.

Turning to President Obama, his own past associations are replete with examples of Palestinian sympathy. His most recent speech in Cairo calling the Palestinian situation quote “intolerable” is only one of many, it painted an odd contrast to Mahmoud Abbas himself who recently told the Washington Post that life for the Palestinians was great!

I’m also reminded of statements by Jesse Jackson (another famous ‘Israel fan’) during the presidential campaign, when he referred to Obama as the ‘Palestinian Deliverer’.. Further, Obama’s literal crusade against Israel of late is well reported & well known, prompting the Washington Post editorial page (no huge friend of Israel) to question whether the President needed to temper his anti-Israel zeal.

It’s all a bit disconcerting really

Especially when one looks at the fact that Jimmy Carter just finished meeting in Syria with Hamas terrorists and being honored by the Palestinians, who have awarded him the “Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity” whatever that means. Here’s President Carter’s response..

“I have been in love with the Palestinian people for many years,” he said Saturday, adding that this is a feeling shared by members of his family. “I have two great-grandsons that are rapidly learning about the people here and the anguish and suffering and deprivation of human rights that you have experienced ever since 1948,” he said.

Notice that Carter scales all the way back to 1948, blaming Israel for ‘oppressing’ the Palestinians while Jordan ruled the West Bank & Egypt ruled Gaza, thus basically delegitimatizing Israel’s right to exist entirely. This is quite similar to President Obama, who famously did the exact same thing in Cairo when he denied the Jewish people’s 2000 year long true historical claim & longing to return to the land of Israel. This is the basis of Judaism - the Jews covenant with Gd.

Instead, Obama swallowed the Arab narrative whole and basically stated that Israel was created because of the Holocaust, mirroring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s view of the situation to the letter, a man who questions Israel’s right to exist because he claims Europe should pay the price for the Holocaust, not the Arabs or the Palestinians – Therefore according to his and Israel hater’s logic the Jews don’t deserve a homeland in Israel.

Indeed, here’s a bit more Carter today, and his view of Obama policy..

Referring to President Barack Obama’s call for an Israeli settlement freeze, Carter said thatin the future, I am sure, he will call for the dismantling of the settlements that exist.” But he noted that Obama also called for an end to violence against Israelis and for Arab acceptance of Israelis’ right to their own nation. [...] Carter, 85, pledged his “assistance, as long as I live, to win your freedom, your independence, your sovereignty and a good life.”

Lovely. First freeze, then deport all the Jews entirely! I myself am rapidly coming to the conclusion that Carter is probably right about Obama in this case. I think President Obama is an Israel hater just like Carter – Perhaps he too has ‘been in love with the Palestinian people for many years.’

Some Images of Obama meeting with Abbas at the White House recently.

Love is in the air..

Love is in the air..

Best Friends Forever?

Best Friends Forever?

And one of Obama Professing his ‘love of Israel’ with Netanyahu at the White House..

Kind of says it all dont it?

Kind of says it all don’t it?

(Abbas images h/t the astute blogger)

Dhimmi in Chief: President Speaks ‘Troof to Power’ at Cairo University (Updated, Video)

The big billing Obama is selling with his ‘new relationships’ is truth. Yesterday he set it up with a softball interview courtesy of Thomas Friedman. The theme was ‘truth’..

But, in his major address which is platformed on truths to address the rift in Muslim & Western ties - There weren’t many. The whole conflict is predicated on a Jihad, a violent holy war which seeks to have a primitive world view based on radical Islam dominate the west. This world view is characterized by terrorism, religious hatred, intolerance, anti semitism, violence, lack of human rights, a lack of value for human life, a lack freedom & education. It is an entirely Islamic owned enterprise, it feeds and breeds in the Arab world which on the whole generally shares many of the same characteristics; Terrorism, lack of freedoms, religious intolerance, subjugation of women, no human rights, poor education.

Missing Link

President Obama fails to see these basic truths, and as a result he placates the Arab & Muslim world to ignore them as well. He sugar coats the ugly realities, terrorism is a concept totally removed from his speech. Democracy, human rights, freedoms, the ideals of American thought and values are totally lacking in the Arab / Muslim world, yet the President never chastises or truly implores for them. He tries to sell the notion that a new relationship can be forged while simply turning a blind eye to the ugliness and basic existence of the very root causes of the original rift itself, an unwillingness to come to terms with truth, apparently by either party. This is the strategy of a coward, an appeaser.

On Israel – Surrounded by troof

 

Rahm Emanuel pretty much summarizes the Israel Palestinian components of the speech, which are also sold yet again as a ‘bill of truth’, ‘a moment of truth’. Sadly, every time another scheme is hatched up to cover up the ‘truths’, Israel is the one that suffers most while peace, the one truth we seek remains elusive. Instead of facing up to the real truths that the Palestinians have time & again simply rejected peace, statehood, and have instead embraced the unspoken virtues of Jihad against Israel, which finds common cause equally with the Arab World, & radical Islam as above - We play the game.

Every land concession has been met by violence & extremism, by rejection. Non of this was in Obama’s speech, instead he frames the Palestinians as innocent victims. They are not innocent, like Condi Rice before him Obama seemingly seeks to project his own racial experience on the Palestinians. These are not black slaves oppressed by a colonial master, they are willing participants in their lot. This is not truth Mr. President. They have rejected peace, rejected a state, rejected the UNs overtures time and again, they do not reject billions of dollars in aid however or Arab world intransigence, a basic truth to their and the causes continued existence in perpetuity..

Inconvenient Truth

The Gaza handover was also a ‘moment of truth’, it was billed & sold as precisely that. Yes, it was indeed a moment of truth for the Palestinians and the Arab world, look what the real truths wrought. It should have also been a moment of truth for Europe and the American left, to take a good long hard look at reality. Even when every demand they had was filled, when every aspiration acknowledged, when every appeasement was granted – Look at the truth, and what the Palestinians they themselves chose, Hamas. Violent struggle, Jihad.

In both cases, whether it be globally or specifically regarding the Palestinians in his speech Obama fails to force the Arab & Muslim world to look in the mirror and seek the real truths. In both cases, the root causes which co-exist in radical Islam & the Arab World, terrorism, violence, religious hatred & intolerance, ignorance, lack of human rights, abuse of women, homosexuals, minorities.. These are glossed over or simply ignored.

President ‘Poser’

Instead the President sacrifices American ideals & values (by the mere act of this omission) and perpetuates Arab truths, or the infamous Arab / Muslim myths which also share co-existence in the Arab World & Jihad. That is, it is always someone else’s fault. The Christians, The Jews, The Americans, The Israelis, The Saudi’s, what have you. The burnt in effigy figure changes routinely depending on the circumstance or the bit players, but the fundamental truths do not. No conflict between the West & radical Islam, between Israelis and Arabs, or between Americans & the world, or anywhere else can ever truly be solved without facing basic truths..

For Obama to sell something different while calling it ‘troof’ is emblematic of his Presidency, policies, and beliefs so far. His main problem is like his Arab audience which he addresses – He’s full of crap, and everybody from the Christians, to the Muslims, to the Jews right down to the Atheists knows it.

Link Updates:
Hugh Hewitt hammers the speech on honesty too
Malkin also finds it odd the word Jihad is not mentioned..
Ed at HotAir is sleeping through the whole thing, metaphorically & physically ; )

Allahpundit however hits the mark squarely imho, both in terms of what is missing and the cotton candy delivery of those things that are actually said. A delicious bonus also courtesy of HotAir? Liz Cheney video on the speech, most excellent..