Every day, in far too many ways, it's looking like the period when Hitler demanded Germany's "rights" in Czechoslovakia, and the West caved in, believing this would satisfy him.
Now it is Iran, and the threat to Israel. But just as Hitler never intended to stop after gobbling up Czechoslovakia, Ahmadinejad and the ayatollahs regard Israel really as a pimple on the backside of the West. Their aim is altogether bigger: dominance of the Islamic world, and then dominance of the West. They are committed to jihad in its truest sense--the conversion of the Infidel to Islam, and the purification of Islam [that is, the Shi'a form of it]. Iran hates Israel, would love to be able to exterminate it, will use it as a hostage -- but you don't need missiles which can reach the US to annihilate Israel. Iran has much larger plans.
In Obama's speech to AIPAC he said all the right things, but we know that so far, his words have never been matched with action. Apparently he feels he cannot move until Iran actually announces that it has the Bomb and begins threatening everyone with it. He also misses the main point. When bragging about all his assistance to Israel [which made me faintly nauseated] he mentioned the Iron Dome system which has prevented rockets from hitting Israeli cities, but he never mentioned what he has done to prevent those rockets from being launched, because the US has done exactly zilch -- or worse than zilch, with the "1967 borders" gaffe -- to make the Palestinians understand that the US will not tolerate unprovoked attacks on an ally. Every time I see Obama these days I think of Chamberlain, and how the British breathed a huge sigh of relief when he returned from Munich. England would have been spared the Blitz if only Chamberlain had said "No, Herr Hitler, you move into Czechoslovakia and we regard ourselves in a state of war with Germany".
Teddy Roosevelt said "Speak softly and carry a big stick". Obama speaks stridently but carries no stick at all. One can only hope that American Jews aren't taken in by this "charm offensive". So far Obama can talk about his friendship with Israel, but his actions betray his words, and unfortunately, just as he "led from behind" in Libya, I think that on some level he wants Israel to do the US's dirty work in Iran --and suffer the inevitable consequences. That would rid him of two problems: Iran and Israel.
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