by James Lewis
The Arab word "nakba" means catastrophe. Because the Palestinians live in an endless self-inflicted catastrophe, they have now been ordered to make "nakba" their word for Israel's Declaration of Independence.
But Jews living in their land is not a disaster for Arabs. On the contrary, it could be a bonanza if Muslims could ever tolerate Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Bahá'ís, atheists, or each other. Muslim tolerance is on display today in Syria, where Sunnis and Shi'ites are killing each other. No Arab regime in history has been peaceful for long, because Islam means holy war.
Obama has been working with Samantha Power and Code Pink to undermine Israel. In that process, at least 20,000 Arabs have died in what the media call the "Arab Spring." It has turned into an Arab Nightmare. Twenty thousand dead is a lowball estimate from Strategypage.com.
This is Obama's Nakba.
It ain't pretty, and it gives the lie to Obama's election-year sucker-play to American supporters of Israel. Obama adores Muslim radicals, because he believes Lenin's dictum that things have to get worse before they can get better. Lenin made things worse in Russia in 1917, and they never, ever got better. Obama is making things worse in the United States by organizing the Occupy mobs. Occupy is Obama's re-election campaign. It used to be Hope. Today, Occupy is Obama-speak for "we'll make you do it."
The principle is the same as Obama's actions in the Middle East.
So Israel and the Arabs won't kowtow to The One? Well, take this Arab Spring! And take this demand for Israel to go back to 1949!
Psychiatrists will recognize this behavior as narcissistic rage, parading as foreign policy. Today the United States is conducting a war of targeted assassinations in Libya, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Yemen, and probably in Egypt and Syria, but probably not in Iran, the obvious source of all the trouble.
The phony Arab Spring started with the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, our only Arab ally to keep the peace in the Middle East for 30 years. Obama publicly told 80-year-old Mubarak to get out, and now the Muslim Brotherhood is taking over the biggest Arab country. But the Moos killed Anwar Sadat, Mubarak's predecessor, for daring to make the only peace treaty with Israel. The Moos are Muslim fanatics, just like the ones who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001. The day after 9/11, they were dancing in the streets and passing out candy to celebrate.
Obama has surrendered the Middle East to our enemies. That follows his religion of third-world socialism, which grew out of Lenin's war ideology. Obama's bio-dad in Kenya was a third-world socialist, which is why El Presidente wrote Dreams from My Father. Obama Senior lost a political battle with Jyomo Kenyatta, but Obama still clings bitterly to that old post-colonial socialism. For Obama, an "organic revolution" is better than moderation. ("Organic revolution" is what he called it in an argument with Hillary in the White House.) Just make things worse, and by some miracle they will get better.
Obama is historic -- not because he is our first black president, but because he is the first president who believes in a war ideology. Abraham Lincoln did not believe in war, and neither did George Washington or FDR. Normal Americans don't, but Obama believes in class warfare, racial warfare, ideological warfare, religious warfare. This is Jerry Wright and Louis Farrakhan thinking. How could it not be? When you spend 20 years learning at the feet of Jerry Wright, you can't think outside of that box.
Egypt is now in the hands of throwbacks to the 7th century. Iran and the rest are rushing to get nukes -- it's all organic to Barry.
For sixty years the United States has been the good cop in the Middle East. We have mediated between Arabs and Israel, and we have accomplished much.
Obama had a huge window of opportunity to knock down Iranian nuclear facilities in the last four years, when Iran had no bomb and no long-range missiles. The U.S. had the power to do that. We did it four times in the last twenty years.
But Obama refused.
That window of opportunity has now slammed shut. If we end up fighting Iran, they will be armed to the teeth, because we lost the chance to pre-empt them.
We are now "negotiating" with Persian rug-sellers in Iran, when they have us at a huge disadvantage. This is nuts. It's a formula for surrender.
This is nakba for real.
The liberal PR machine is now working overtime to cover up the truth. But don't be taken in, please. The libs are going to announce a phony peace with Iran, just like Bill Clinton announced a phony peace with North Korea. Bill Clinton won his second term with smoke and mirrors, but the Norks went ahead and made nukes and ICBMs anyway. Surprise! Clinton didn't care that they violated promises made to him. He figured they would anyway, and he could sucker the voters. And he did.
So expect an "Obama Made Peace in the Middle East!" headline any day.
It'll be Peace in Our Time, which means War -- When I'm Outta Here, Baby!
Bill Clinton had four chances to get bin Laden, and he waved 'em all by. They were too risky for his political career. The result was 3,000 dead people in New York City on 9/11/01. Clearly and obviously Bill Clinton's direct responsibility. Historians will say it, but our media are too corrupt to see the obvious.
Obama had endless chances to stop Iranian nukes. He voted "present" on all of them. They were too risky for his political career.
We don't know what will happen now. Maybe a miracle.
But the current president of the United States has failed to "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Because the U.S. relies on its friends and allies, we cannot betray them.
The entire civilized world, which depends on us for its safety and security, is watching this drama and coming to its own conclusions. Japan and Europe will surrender if we do.
The greatest tragedy in history could have been prevented had the civilized world spoken up[.] Each time, in Berlin, Goebbels and the others always wanted to see what would be the reaction in Washington and London and Rome, and there was no reaction so they felt they could continue. So in this place we may ask: Have we learned anything from it? If so, how is it that Assad is still in power? How is it that the No. 1 Holocaust denier Ahmadinejad is still a president? He who threatens to use nuclear weapons to destroy the Jewish state."
Have we not learned? We must know that evil has power. It is almost too late.
-Elie Wiesel to President Obama, April 2012.
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