22 July 2008

Barry Obama Loves the Jews - NOT! The View from the Mountains of Samaria

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Copyright © 2008, R. Kossover
First published at Blogcritics Magazine

Ma'ale Levona, 8 June, 2008

When Barry (it's time to give him a nice American name, don't you think?) Obama clinched the Democratic nomination for the American presidency, he gave a speech before AIPAC, the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee. And boy, was it a stem-winder, let me tell you. He said all the right things, hit all the right notes; he had the whole crowd at AIPAC in his hands.

Before we get into details though, for those of you who have been drinking port wine under a bridge for the last three years, AIPAC is that dreaded, powerful, ever-present JEWISH LOBBY that, according to some, runs America.

Yup!

When those evil Elders of Zion got tired of meeting in the Shabtai Tzvi Nursing Home in Geneva Switzerland, they all went to their grandkids, plastic surgeons, and dentists, all of them, and got tummy tucks and chin mods, facials and false teeth and the like, so they would all look like Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand or maybe even the Piano Man when he still had hair on his head. You don't believe me? Ask Steven Walt and Don Mearsheimer or consumer advocate Ralph Nader. After all, a wise consumer is an informed consumer.

Anyway, now that we know who AIPAC is, we can go to that Obama stem-winder where he wowed 'em and sounded as if, instead of attending Trinity United Church of Christ for the last twenty years listening to black liberation rants by Jeremiah Wright, he was really wrapping t'fillín (phylacteries worn on the head and arm) and praying the 'amidá (the central feature of all Jewish prayer services), begging the Almighty to re-build Jerusalem, restore the royal House of David, and bring home His Children Israel from the four corners of the earth.

In this speech, Obama spoke as a true friend of Israel, speaking from his heart. He talked about being among friends who were grassroots activists; he talked about understanding that, "...there is always a homeland at the center of the story" ... As president, I will never compromise when it comes to Israel's security." He laid the butter on thick. "Support for Israel goes beyond party ... Those who threaten Israel threaten us ... I will always stand up for Israel's right to defend itself in the United Nations and around the world! ... Israel's security is sacrosanct ... And Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided!"

And the crowd at AIPAC applauded wildly. These folks assumed he meant that a Jerusalem undivided meant a Jerusalem under the Shield of David, under the blue and white flag of the Zionist movement and the State of Israel.

But the realities of the world set in all too quickly.

Ynetnews, the English on-line version of the Hebrew daily yediót aHronót (Hebrew for "latest updates") reported that "Abbas called for talks with Hamas government, denounced Obama's remarks on Jerusalem." This was on 4 June. Abbas wasted no time attempting to adjust to what appeared to be the new song out of the Obama campaign, "Hatikva". This was only one of many articles that noted the stunned feeling of Arabs round the world.

On 5 June, Sana Abdallah of the Middle East Times wrote that Obama's AIPAC speech shocked Arabs. He noted that, "millions of Arabs were able to watch the address to the powerful American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which was aired live on some Arab television networks, serving as a 'rude awakening' that the United States, regardless of its leadership, would continue to favor Israel at the expense of Palestinian and Arab rights."

Al-Jazeera chimed in on 5 June with Arabs shocked by Obama speech noting that,
"His comments appalled Palestinians who see occupied East Jerusalem as part of a future Palestinian state."

The response from Barry Obama should have been expected. Around midnight local time (6 June), The Jerusalem Post reported that Obama clarifies united J'lem comment.

It wasn't Obama who did the "clarification", by the way. According to the newspaper, it was a campaign aide. The un-named aide said Thursday that,

Obama believes 'Jerusalem is a final status issue, which means it has to be negotiated between the two parties' as part of 'an agreement that they both can live with. Two principles should apply to any outcome: Jerusalem remains Israel's capital and it's not going to be divided by barbed wire and checkpoints as it was in 1948-1967.' He refused, however, to rule out other configurations, such as the city also serving as the capital of a Palestinian state or Palestinian sovereignty over Arab neighborhoods.

It is no surprise that this left many Jews who were cheering wildly just a couple of nights ago rather cold. This is not their vision of a "united Jerusalem".

According to the Post, the Orthodox Union's Nathan Diament expressed disappointment a mere day after praising Senator Obama for these remarks. Similarly, Morton Klein, of the Zionist Organization of America, found this backpedaling "troubling".

By contrast, Congressman Robert Wexler, a Democrat from Florida, a long-time supporter of Obama, rejected the idea that the Illinois senator had been misleading with his comments. He basically repeated what had been said by the Obama aide. Americans for Peace Now, the American fundraising arm for Peace Now, a group of pro-Arab Israelis, was pleased by this clarification. According to them, Obama's clarification reflected their own position advocating shared sovereignty over Jerusalem.

But enough of the corned beef and kishkes of Jews arguing over what "Goyisher princes" say. Barry Obama has a record and it speaks for itself. Let's have a look at some of Obama's real life foreign policy experience. it might provide a foretaste of an Obama presidency.

Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs, posted this at her site at the beginning of this year. Let's look at some highlights.

The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya has posted on its website a photograph copy of a Memorandum of Understanding, dated and signed on August 29, 2007, between Raila Odinga and Shiekh Abdullah Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum of Kenya.

It pledges the support of Kenyan Moslems for Raila's election. In return, as President of Kenya, Raila agrees to 14 actions, listed a) through n) on page two. Read them all, and be sure you're sitting down. Here's a sample:

b) Within 6 months re-write the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Sharia as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared regions.

c) With immediate effect dismiss the Commissioner of Police who has allowed himself to be used by heathens and Zionists to oppress the Kenyan Muslim community.

g) Within one year facilitate the establishment of a Sharia court in every Kenyan divisional headquarters. [Note: everywhere in Kenya, not just in "Muslim declared regions."]

Raila Odinga has, in his own words, a "close personal friendship" with Barrack Hussein Obama Junior.

When Obama went to Kenya in August of 2006, he was hosted by Raila and spoke in praise of him at rallies in Nairobi: Obama's bias for his fellow Luo was so blatant that a Kenya government spokesman denounced Obama during his visit as Raila's "stooge."

Barry Obama, referred to here as Barrack Hussein Obama Junior, was at home with Zionist (almost every member of AIPAC sees himself as a Zionist) friends - after facilitating this agreement? Who does he think he is fooling?

Now let's go back to that Democracy Now's video explaining Walt and Mearsheimer's piece on the Jewish lobby. Michael Massing, from the New York Review of Books, explains, among other things, that they are realists coming out of the Brzezinski school of foreign policy. Guess who is one of Barry Obama's foreign policy advisors? Zbigniew Brzezinski!

Let's also look at who likes Obama - or who did until a couple of days ago. "Hamas Un-'Endorses' Obama" says this ABC news blog. This means that Hamas did like him. They had endorsed him.

For the moment, Obama will have to endure the "alcohol slap" that everyone endures when appearing to befriend Israel and Jews. That's just life, and with time, Obama will "clarify" point after point of this speech to AIPAC until they have all disappeared into smoke and mirrors.

This is the point where you are supposed to read that you should vote for John McCain because he does love the Jews for real, right? Well, guess what, folks? McCain has Jim (fu-k the Jews) Baker whispering sweet somethings into his ear about this neck of the woods, particularly Israel. So McCain is no better than Obama.

If Obama wins the American election, though, he will be just what the doctor ordered for those of us who want to rid Israel of American puppets who ruin our lives threaten our security and ultimately endanger the Jewish entity that has finally arisen here after two thousand years of exile and persecution by foreigners.

McCain will glad hand and lie through his teeth - just like Obama did to AIPAC - and Israelis will believe him. He'll be able to carry the lie off a lot better. By contrast, Obama will be the personification of the anti-Israel and anti-Jewish policy of America's oil and banking establishment. And military reservists, the backbone of Israeli society, whose lives are endangered every time the IDF throws them into foolish assaults in Gaza, and misuses them in military offensives in Lebanon, while Israeli government power-holders hide in bunkers, will finally become disgusted with the thieves and incompetents who ruin their lives.

And they will finally do what is necessary to break the yoke of oppression on our necks, so that we can build our homeland in dignity, and with G-d's help, peace.

So, I'm not condemning Obama at all. I'll be voting for the guy. He is, ironically, "the great black hope".

Author's Note: While this article generated a lot of comments at Blogcritics Magazine, I'll just include one item.

"Obama will 'clarify' point after point of this speech to AIPAC until they have all disappeared into smoke and mirrors."

I do so enjoy rubbing your noses in my ability to predict what your pathetically predictable politicians will do. According to Arutz Sheva, Barry Obama Gives Final Burial to 'Undivided Jerusalem' Statement. As I pointed out five weeks ago, "Obama will be the personification of the anti-Israel and anti-Jewish policy of America's oil and banking establishment." And his advisers will make clear what he leaves doubtful. That is why I support the son of a bitch.

Having said all this, something could happen that will make the possibility of American elections academic, at best. Looking at Debkafiles, there are several possibilities of war breaking out in this neighborhood, a war that will very seriously involve the United States in one way or another.

It's always interesting to live in Israel....

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