Iran sends warships to the Gulf
Israel shunned/CIA exasperated
“As President Obama prepares to meet in Washington next week with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and then travel to Egypt in June to deliver a major speech to the Muslim world, Iran-backed terrorist groups in Gaza continue to fire rockets, mortars and missiles at Israel.” www.theisraelproject.org
“Here is what Obama and the American Left do not understand. When you negotiate with Iran, you aren’t negotiating with a country – you are negotiating with a cause. Countries can be convinced to make concessions. But a “cause,” in this case the creation of a worldwide Islamic caliphate, does not make concessions or follow the rules of diplomacy.
Ahmadinejad and groups like Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad see themselves as warriors for Allah. To them, every Western concession is further proof that Allah is bringing them victory; it is further justification for terrorism and other barbaric tactics.
Israel understands this. Sadly, our president does not.”
In a rebuke to the president’s commitment to diplomacy, Iran conducted a missile test within hours after Netanyahu left Washington for Israel. If Iran gets a nuclear bomb, everything will change in the Middle East. Whatever dim prospects for peace there may be will come unraveled. That’s why stopping Iran’s nuclear ambitions trumps a Palestinian state and everything else.
Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self Love – Narcissism Revisited, reports the following, 5/24/09:
“During Netanyahu’s visit, Israel shared intelligence with the CIA regarding a forthcoming terrorist attack which will dwarf 9/11. Obama’s staff is ignoring the intel (HUMINT, btw) because they believe that it is intended to manipulate the Administration into accepting Israel’s planned bombing of two facilities in Iran. They are also ignoring intel regarding a cell in Cairo that is bent on mischief. Can’t say more except that it is in Obama’s best PERSONAL interests to listen to us. Yet, Israelis are shunned. The CIA is exasperated.”
On January 20, 2009, Sam Vaknin appeared as a guest in the most popular political affairs program in Macedonia (“Glasot na Narodot”, or The Voice of the People). He warned that Israel is willing to wait 6 to 8 months for Obama’s “diplomacy” with regards to Iran’s nuclear capability to show some progress. If Iran remains incalcitrant, Israel plans to bomb two facilities in Iran as it did in Iraq in 1981, said Vaknin. Refueling won’t be a problem, Vaknin assured the program’s host: both Egypt and Saudi-Arabia offered to help.
I think Buchanan is wrong and that Bauer, Thomas and Netanyahu understand the mind of the Muslim extremists: their motivations, goals and methods.
Netanyahu defies Obama
Iran sends warships to Gulf
In classic Stockholm Syndrome fashion, the Obama administration is empathizing more with the Iranian leaders who are holding Israel hostage than with the nation that may be wiped off the map if Iran acquires the bomb. Dick Morris