This past Shabbat, Rev. Dr. DeeDee M. Coleman and Bishop Kenneth Ulmer were guest speakers at my synagogue, the Young Israel of Century City. Articulate and impressive religious and political thinkers, these Christian leaders are in the forefront of a new movement in some black churches—black churches are the engine of black politics—to forge ties with the American Jewish community. As strong supporters of Israel and active in AIPAC, both Rev. Dee Dee and Bishop Ulmer spoke of their profound concern for Israel’s security and existence.
As Rev. Dee Dee stated: “Of course the national debt is a major concern for American voters, but if Iran goes nuclear there won’t be a debt to worry about!”
At the end of their talk, we gave our Christian friends a standing ovation.
For several years, Seraphic Secret has warned that a nuclear Iran is a danger not just to Israel, but to the Sunni Gulf states, Europe and ultimately to America.
Sanctions have never in history deterred tyrants from achieving their goals. North Korea is the most heavily sanctioned country on the face of the earth and yet the totalitarians who rule that blighted land prefer to let their population starve—we’re talking millions of dead through hunger and disease—so they can become a nuclear power. To think that the Islamic theocrats of Iran would act any differently is to give clinical delusions the force of reality. We are talking about an Islamic leadership who, in Iran’s eight year war with Iraq, sacrificed over 100,000 children as human minesweepers. The children were given plastic keys around their necks and assured that this was the key to paradise.
Barack Obama is focused on his reelection. At this very moment he is strong-arming Israel, trying to extract a promise that the Jewish State will not defend herself against the existential threat posed by Iran before the 2012 election.
It’s good to know where Obama’s priorities lay. The Iranian threat should be beyond narrow political considerations. But of course that’s not how Obama rolls. The ultimate narcissist, this failed president cannot see beyond his own reflection.
Benjamin Netanyahu will respectfully listen to Obama’s emissary Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Bibi will nod his head and make vague statements.
Obama can threaten dire consequences but all is just sound and fury when measured against a nuclear Iran.
A simple fact: Israel does not trust Obama.
The President of the United States is viewed as hostile to the Jewish State and a weak leader who chronically betrays his allies and enables Islamists. The Taliban are the most recent enemies of civilization to benefit by Obama’s largesse.
On Monday, Netanyahu, in a speech to Israel’s parliament, sent a not so subtle message to Obama:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israel’s parliament Monday that the current sanctions against Iran are not going to stop its nuclear program.
Speaking to the Israeli Knesset’s Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee, Netanyahu said stronger sanctions against Iran’s central bank and oil exports are needed to halt its nuclear ambitions.
“As long as there will not be effective sanctions on Iran’s central bank and oil industry, there won’t be any effect on its nuclear program,” Netanyahu said, according to Israeli media.
Full story at The Hill.