Originally published in Blogcritics Magazine, 17 March 2010
Copyright © R. Kossover, 2010
When we first moved to Israel, we lived at an absorption center in southeastern Jerusalem. As I got more familiar with Jerusalem, I got to realizing that the main drag in southern Jerusalem was the Hebron Road that leads to – Hebron - and turns into Highway 60 south of the city. The bus to the center of the city travels along the Hebron Road – as do many other bus lines in southern Jerusalem.
One day, while we were waiting for a bus to the center of the city, one of our kids, upon seeing a bunch of IDF jeeps passing near the absorption center asked if we were in danger, and I joked that the only time we would be in danger would be if we saw American jeeps tooling up and down the Hebron Road.
Little did I know.
The Petraeus Briefing you didn't know about
Just this morning (17 March 2010) I got this e-mail from a neighbor of mine, the wife of a veteran of the US Armed Forces.
Remember how some Rabbis have said in the past, how when we are finally being threatened by the US, and we turn to HaShem (a term referring to G-d) only and break our ties with the US, Redemption is quickly going to follow?
Well, read this! The real background to Biden's/Hillary's/Obama's tantrum is much more serious and ominous that we have been reading/hearing about on the news. Here is the background to what led up to the recent Biden position — a very real possibility of a US military takeover of the West Bank via Petraeus. The excuse? US soldiers are dying because we live out here. This is the real threat and pressure that Netanyahu (and also all of us) is under.
She cited an article in Foreign Policy detailing how General Petraeus basically asked for control of this “theater of operations”. Put simply, he related traveling to various Arab capitals and being told that the Arabs viewed what they termed as “Israeli intransigence”, the refusal of the Israeli government to jump when told, as a situation that makes America look weak in the Arab world. So, now there is a fear (these guys never say that “they are scared”) that American soldiers elsewhere in the Middle East will die because Arabs will view them as targets – all because I live in Ma’ale Levona in violation of US policy! Obviously the Cerberus, Obama/Biden/Clinton, who runs the American hell doesn’t care about me personally. It’s the lot of us uppity arrogant sheenies daring to endanger the lives of American soldiers by daring to defy the Almighty Word of some arrogant fool in the White House.
I remember warning about this very possibility, an American invasion of Israel, from the day I realized in 2002 that an invasion of Iraq was inevitable. What would happen once the Iraqis got their butts whipped? Where would the Great American "Saviors" go next? In 2003 or 2004, they could have gone home – but since the 2008 financial crack-up, bringing all those soldiers home from Iraq all at once would not be a good idea. With official unemployment at almost 10% in the States, loading another 100,000 guys onto the economy to find work is not the wisest idea. Even a dummy like Obama could figure that out.
And now General Petraeus rides to Obama’s rescue! What a guy!! After Obama made himself look like a common street whore to be kicked by Arabs by bowing and scraping all over the Arab world, is it any wonder that a Jew – a sick pathetic Jew – should make Obama or any of his flunkies look like trash by daring to stand up to unreasonable American demands? Petraeus' unspoken threat behind moving this area from the "European" (EU-COM's) theater of operations to his in the Middle East (CENTCOM's) - the unspoken threat of an American invasion - is music to Obama's ears, and especially music to people like Susan Powers, who advises him. Sending American soldiers to crack Jewish heads, crush Jewish resistance in Judea and Samaria and destroy our homes here is a great way to get them out of Iraq and not bring them home to the States!
Moving Israel from one operational theater to another will mean that all Obama has to do is make a speech pointing his bony finger at Israel, saying that "regretably, Israel is on the wrong side of history". Heck, I could practically write that speech myself! General Petraeus would take care of all the logistical details for him, and Obama can come out smelling like a war hero!
Do we in Israel have what it takes?
As I predicted, Obama has torn the false mask of American friendship from the “special relationship” between Israel and America. America is clearly revealed to be an imperialist bully willing to sacrifice the last Jew to obtain its aims in the Middle East. In doing this, Obama has done Israelis – particularly the Israeli officials who make it a habit to kiss American ass – a huge favor. It is obvious to all but the blind that the American regime is an enemy – a mortal enemy – that must be dealt with as such.
The real question is does the regime here have the cojones to actually do this?
In the end, that is the real question. Worshiping America and its seeming power is a form of idolatry. Hence my neighbor’s comment that, “when we are finally being threatened by the US, and we turn to G-d only and break our ties with the US, Redemption is quickly going to follow...” This is precisely what is being talked about here. It is fitting to note this in the days running up to Passover, a holiday celebrating our initial Redemption and rescue from Egyptian bondage. Rescue from American bondage will come at a terrible price to us Jews – particular those Jews who are unwilling to recognize G-d, and the Land, People and Torah Covenants between G-d and Children of Israel - but the Judgment delivered from On High upon America will be even more terrible.
From the Haggadá of Passover:
Pour out Your wrath upon the nations that know You not, and upon the families that call not on Your name; for they have devoured Jacob, yea, they have devoured him and consumed him, and have laid waste his habitation." (Psalms 79:6,7) “Pour out Your wrath on them; may Your blazing anger overtake them.” (Psalms 69:25) “Pursue them in wrath and destroy them from under the heavens of the Lord.” (Lamentations 3:66)