Benjamin Netanyahu spoke this morning at AIPAC. In this speech, he paid lip service to his respect for President Obama. He also said that Israel has always been and must remain a bipartisan issue.
But Israel is no longer a bipartisan issue.
Obama and the postmodern Democrats are sculpting American-Israel relations according to a hard left reading of history in which Israel is viewed as a colonial force occupying native lands belonging to indigenous people.
Of course, the historical fact is that the Jewish people are the indigenous people. The Arab Muslims are late interlopers, products of a cruel colonial Islamic empire whose roots and justifications are found in the Koran.
And of course, it is Democrats who are boycotting Bibi’s speech, not Republicans. Thus, Obama has cynically chosen to make Israel a partisan issue using the tried and true tactics of his political guru, the Communist agitator Saul Alinsky.
The reason Obama and the Democrats are boycotting the PM of the Jewish State is because Obama is going to allow an Iranian nuclear break-out.
Obama is focused on turning the Islamist state in a strategic partner in order to achieve (a theoretical) balance of power in the Sunni-Shia rift — and to defang Israel’s military superiority.
That’s why Obama is unwilling to say anything about the Iranian expansion into Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq.
The people of Israel are not willing to see Iran go nuclear. The Sunnis in the region are also unwilling to see the Iranians with a nuclear capability.
The Europeans are politically helpless and militarily hopeless in the face of IslamoNazis who are creating their own mini-caliphates in every major European city from Stockholm to Paris.
The only people who seem just fine with Iran going nuclear are:
1. The Iranians
2. Barack Obama.
If Obama and the Iranians have their way, we will see an arms race in the Middle East that will involve every significant Sunni player: Saudi Arabia and Egypt are looking into building their own nuclear programs.
The Middle East is already dangerously destabilized. The Westphalian model of nation states with boundaries is crumbling before our very eyes.
Obama’s plan to arm Iran with a nuclear capability is what passes for smart power. This from a man who, all his life, has made common cause with the left’s most vicious Jew-haters, from Rashid Khalidi to Jeremiah Wright.
And the only thing standing in opposition to Obama’s grand plan is Benjamin Netanyahu and those annoying Jews.
As Caroline Glick writes:
Netanyahu is not coming to Washington next Tuesday to warn Congress against Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, because he seeks a fight with Obama. Netanyahu has devoted the last six years to avoiding a fight with Obama, often at great cost to Israel’s national security and to his own political position.
Netanyahu is coming to Washington next week because Obama has left him no choice. And all decent people of good will should support him, and those who do not, and those who are silent, should be called out for their treachery and cowardice.
And my friend Wolf Howling notes:
The left has continuously and catastrophically misjudged Iran’s theocracy since 1979, when Jimmy Carter made Iran’s theocratic revolution possible. Carter wholly misunderstood the ideology and threat of Ayatollah Khomeini, allowing him back into Iran to take over the revolution under the belief that Khomeini was rational and could be swayed by American economic benefits. We are still paying for Carter’s catastophic naivety today, as Iran remains the single most destabilizing influence, not just in the Middle East, but the world. You can read the roll-up of Iran’s actions here. Since I wrote that in 2008, little has changed other than Iran’s machinations are starting to pay off. The theocracy is playing an ever-more dominant role in Iraq, and the Shia rebels they were backing in Yemen have forced that country’s leadership to flee. The rebels now control the capital.