by Caroline B. Glick
On Thursday, the South Korean government did something important. It told the truth about North Korean aggression. On March 26, a North Korean submarine attacked a South Korean naval corvette with a torpedo. Forty-six South Korean sailors were killed in the unprovoked attack. And on May 20, the South Koreans ended all ambiguity about the nature of the attack and placed the blame where it belongs.
In its write-up of South Korea’s statement, the Los Angeles Times assessed that South Korea’s acknowledgment of North Korea’s murderous aggression will return the region to the days of the Cold War. The paper quoted Prof. Kim Keun-sik from
It is true that on Thursday, Obama released a statement saying that the “act of aggression is one more instance of
But the Obama administration’s relations with
Lee reportedly told Obama on Tuesday that his government’s investigation of the attack proved beyond a shred of doubt that
IN A related matter, the Obama administration spent the better part of the week congratulating itself for convincing
Unfortunately, Obama’s great achievement will have no impact on
Beyond all that, on Thursday we learned that as a payoff for
In its frenetic bid to court
And just as it makes light of the threat emanating from
If the Turkish-Brazilian uranium enrichment deal with
AS FOREIGN Minister Avigdor Lieberman noted in his trip to
But while it is true that
Depressingly, just as the Iranian threat is greater than the North Korean threat, so the Obama administration’s denial of the nature of the Iranian threat is greater than its denial of the North Korean threat. Quite simply, the Obama administration refuses to believe the ideology that informs the actions of
In its latest demonstration of its deep denial of the nature of the threat it faces, this week John Brennan, Obama’s chief adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, said that the
Brennan argued that since in addition to its Iranian-commanded and -supplied military organization and its Iranian-commanded and -trained international terror network, Hizbullah also has members in the Lebanese government and parliament, it is a group that the Obama administration can do business with.
To the extent that Brennan’s statement echoes the Obama administration’s analysis of Hizbullah, it is simply terrifying.
Hizbullah was established by
But then, Brennan’s asinine position on Hizbullah is part and parcel of his overall denial of the threat radical Islam poses to the
In his words, “Using the legitimate term jihad, which means to purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal [to describe the cause for which Islamic terrorists fight], risks giving these murderers the religious legitimacy they desperately seek but in no way deserve.”
What Brennan’s statements show is that Obama, who picked Brennan to serve as his chief counterterrorism adviser, is ideologically committed to the notion that Iran and its fellow jihadists are not an inherent threat to the US and its allies. That is, Obama is ideologically committed to the notion that there is no reason to take any action against
SINCE OBAMA took office nearly a year and a half ago,
And now, a year and a half later, Obama’s sanctions gambit is revealed as a dangerous joke.
Caroline B. Glick
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