Category Archives: Israel

Why Is The President Pandering To Muslim World?

The Presidential trip this week that begins in the Muslim world has me wondering, once again, where the President’s loyalty lies.  On Wednesday, the President meets with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia where I anticipate he will once again bow to the King.  This part of the trip, as well as the visit and speech in Cairo, is being termed as an outreach and effort to change the conversation with the Muslim world.  So far the President’s efforts in this arena have been paying off well since violence in Iraq is up, the Taliban is on the move in Pakistan and we just stopped a terrorist attack from taking place in New York.  What exactly does the President think giving a speech to people who hate Americans and specifically Jews and Christians is going to accomplish?  The Muslim world will only be happy with America and ally with us when we accept Sharia Law.

White House Spokesmoron Gibbs said in a press conference on Friday about the speech in Cairo on Thursday, “President Obama’s speech will be an important part of his engagement with the Muslim world, which began in his inaugural and has continued through venues such as his interview with Al Arabiya, his Nowruz message, and his speech and town hall in Turkey.  The speech will outline his personal commitment to engagement, based upon mutual interests and mutual respect. He will discuss how the United States and Muslim communities around the world can bridge some of the differences that have divided them. He will review particular issues of concern, such as violent extremism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And he will discuss new areas for partnership going forward that serve the mutual interests of our people.”

That Israeli-Palestinian conflict that the President seems to think he will solve calls for Israel to give up Jerusalem and stop settlements in “Palestinian” territory.  World Net Daily is reporting that a Palestinian Authority official has told them that the President’s meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas last week went well for the PA and the oficial said, “We were told from this new administration they will not allow a Netanyahu government to hurt their efforts of rehabilitating U.S. relations with the Arab and Islamic world, which is a high priority of Obama.”  Perhaps those Muslim studies from his youth meant a little more to Obama then we have been lead to believe.

Nimer Hamad who is Abbas’ senior political advisor said, “[Abbas] heard from Obama and his administration in a very categorical way that a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital is in the American national and security interest.”  People wonder why I claim that Obama is not a Christian.  What Christian would side with the Muslims over the Jews who have been an ally for decades without us having to bargain anything with them?  And what Christian would slap God in the face and give His city to the Muslims?  Jerusalem must never fall completely into Muslim hands!  It should not be divided as it is now.  I know that you have not bothered to read the Constitution, Mr. President, but at least read your Bible.  And try praying to God for guidance.  If any of our previous presidents would have listened to God, I’m sure they would have heard Him tell them that there will be no peace for Jerusalem until He comes again so stop pandering.

Denis McDonough with the NSC said during the same press conference, “So the message the President wants to send is not different, frankly, than the one he’s been sending since he was inaugurated, namely that we believe that this is an opportunity for us in the United States, who, frankly, have arrived at a place here based on many of the advances that come out of the Muslim world, be it science out of Baghdad, be it math and technology out of Al-Andalus or otherwise. The fact is that we’ve had a great partnership over the course of many decades. We want to get back on a shared partnership, back in a conversation that focuses on the shared values, and that’s what the President will talk about in Cairo.”  Shared values!?  Since when do we send our children to blow themselves up and consider it an honor?  Since when do we treat women as less then second class citizens?  And how about those honor killings that have floated across the pond to America?  People worry that gay marriage will allow for polygamy – try allowing Islam to take over and you can hang up America’s values on marriage.  And I know that math and science have much to thank the Muslim world for in the past, but what innovation have they brought to the table in recent years?  A bomb packed with nails to do more damage?

Somedays I feel as though I live in an alternate reality.  At least the President will take the time this trip to honor our fallen soldiers in Normandy.

They Don’t Want Peace!

I really wish the international community would come out of their dreamworld into reality and that reality is that Islamic Terrorists do not want peace.  Just as Israel goes to Egypt to work out a cease fire agreement with HAMAS, Lebanon launches three rockets into northern Israel.  Hezbollah has not claimed responsibility at the time of this writing, but is there any doubt they are responsible?  Israel is talking peace and instead of Hezbollah allowing that (which all these terrorist groups claim they are defending the Palestinians by attacking Israel) they try to open another front.  It is a sign that a broader war is desired.  It is a sign that the terrorists may be ready to drive Israel into the sea – even if the Palestinians have to die to make that happen.

And is a cease fire really possible with HAMAS?  French President Nicolas Sakozy claimed that there had been an agreement, but a senior Israeli official said, “There is an agreement on general principles, that Hamas should stop rocket fire and mustn’t rearm.  But that’s like agreeing that motherhood is a good thing. We have to transform those agreed principles into working procedures on the ground, and that’s barely begun.”  And I do not see that happening.  Even in times of “peace” Israel is hit by suicide bombers and a missile here and there.  HAMAS will never agree to closing their smuggling tunnels and actually has asked for easier access through Egypt.

The International Herald Tribune reported, “At the United Nations, several Arab delegates said Wednesday night that they thought they now had enough votes to approve a Security Council resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire. That would likely put the United States and other Western powers, which oppose a binding resolution, in the awkward position of having to veto a cease-fire.”  The United Nation’s idea of a cease fire is ordering Israel to stop.

Islamic militants want the Infidels dead and the West and Israel are the Infidels.  There will be no peace for them until we are all dead.  It is hard to believe that in a post 9/11 world, along with the thousands of other suicide bombings and attacks, that the world still thinks that there can be peace.  They (the extremists) do not want peace!

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict In Gaza

In December the most recent cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians expired and HAMAS wasted no time in lobbing missiles at Israel once again.  In typical fashion, the international community has critcized Israel for returning fire and called the defensive retaliation “disproportionate”.  I for one support Israel and am glad that they have crossed over into Gaza and I pray that they finish this once and for all.  And what I mean by that is weakening HAMAS to such a degree that they can longer rule.  Quite possibly, Israel may need to occupy the Gaza Strip to try to get living conditions for the Palestinians back to some kind of livable standard.  I would hope that the Palestinians would realize that the choice of HAMAS for leadership was horrible and will pick a new kind of leadership that does not embrace terrorism.  Perhaps FATAH which governs the West Bank could take over in Gaza as well.  There really are no easy answers, but Israel just sitting back and allowing their country and citizens to be attacked is not an option.

Some pictures taken at a protest in NYC I think capture the essence of this conflict and I have chosen two to post here.  H/T to Atlas Shrugs and the Silent Majority.

This is the lie.

This is the lie.

This is the truth.

This is the truth.