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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Obama Withholds Arms From Israel

Wow, what a day!

First, The Washington Post, in its lead online article entitled "Obama administration shows little urgency for stemming Islamic State violence" by Greg Jaffe and Greg Miller, is telling us that "the Obama administration’s response to the [Islamic State]’s blitzkrieg through northern Iraq has been defined primarily by the limits it has placed on the U.S. military’s intervention." Or stated otherwise, the US air force attack on ISIL militants besieging tens of thousands of Yazidis seeking refuge on Sinjar Mountain, amounted to pure cosmetics, intended to deflect criticism from a neo-isolationist Barack Obama, vacationing in Martha's Vineyard.

And now, we are being told by The Wall Street Journal in an article entitled "Israel Outflanks White House in Pressing Gaza Strategy" by Adam Entous that the Obama administration is withholding arms shipments to Israel:

"The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, or DSCA, was about to release an initial batch of the Hellfires, according to Israeli and congressional officials. It was immediately put on hold by the Pentagon, and top officials at the White House instructed the DSCA, the U.S. military's European Command and other agencies to consult with policy makers at the White House and the State Department before approving any additional requests."

Yes, America's president is seeking revenge after Netanyahu refused to agree to Obama's demand that Israel allow Qatar and Turkey, the world's leading backers of Hamas, to mediate the Gaza conflict.

It doesn't matter that the US has just signed a deal to supply Qatar with $11 billion of arms. After all, Obama needs to show Israel who is the boss during this time of crisis.

We are also hearing that the US plans to provide the Lebanese army with weapons.

I suppose it was only a matter of time. With less than two and a half years until he departs the Oval Office, Obama, a petulant leftist in moderate's clothing, has decided that he can play golf to his heart's content while ISIL threatens America's Kurdish allies in Iraq, and that he can withhold arms from Israel while it is at war with Hamas.

Can it get any worse? Absolutely.

1 comment:

  1. Let me check if I understand it correctly.
    America's ALLY is attacked by TERRORISTS and American government applauds, applauds, applauds, helps, helps, helps ... the attacker?
    Make sense ....? Why don't I see this ... sense?
    I should stop here because the rest is unprintable. Maybe because antisemitism is one of the areas of my expertise and, sadly, the "leader of the world" leads the world only ... in antisemitism.