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Roger L. Simon

Obama and Kerry’s Middle East Racism

March 17th, 2014 - 9:51 pm

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Initially, John Kerry seemed entirely copacetic with Benjamin Netanyahu’s requirement that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state as the basis for any peace agreement.  After all, Mahmoud Abbas had already declared that no Jews would be allowed to live in any future Palestinian state, although more than a million and a half Arabs live in Israel.  Palestine, like almost all the Middle East but Israel, would be judenrein.

But then Abbas refused and, first via the State Department’s Jen Pseki and then through his own words, Kerry started to walk his agreement back.  He even claimed Netanyahu’s insistence on recognition was a “mistake.” In all probability Obama got to the secretary of State and changed his marching orders. What went wrong?

To begin with, we can assume the White House is panicked.  They are looking at foreign policy failure in every direction — Iran, Syria, Egypt, Libya-Benghazi and now Ukraine, and that’s leaving aside Russia and China, where their ineptitude has been staggering.  ”Leading from behind” has been mocked as an absurd and almost childish show of weakness.

The administration’s only possible avenue of success in an immediate sense would be to broker some kind of Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.  They are, quite literally, desperate. (And the simultaneous failure of their domestic agenda makes them yet more so.)

Which has led them to get it all backwards.  The truth is that the requirement for  Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is the single most important aspect of a peace agreement.  All the rest pale by comparison.  They are details, as Abbas (though not Obama or Kerry) well knows.

Without formal recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, any agreement could be construed by the Palestinians as what is known in Islamic literature as a hudna, a temporary ceasefire in preparation for the greater war, in this case driving Israel into the sea as Arabs nations have repeatedly attempted since 1948.

I rather doubt that Obama or Kerry knows that term, and I’d be yet more surprised if they have spent even five minutes on the MEMRI website that translates Arab television, vividly documenting the unending Jew hatred of the Arab world, inculcated literally from birth.

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Well, Roger...we don't know what Obama knows or doesn't know. Our "incurious" media doesn't ask what was discussed with Rashid Khalidi at all those dinners. It does not seek to do a deeper dive into the Jeremiah Wright affiliation with Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. It seeks no depth of inquiry into Don Warden. It has no interest in Columbia professors or Edward Said. It avoids asking questions of Ali Abunimah. In fact, it hides and holds hostage any tape or other evidence from the people.

Obama may have indeed had plenty of discussions that would shed light on why his actions mirror those enmities of the hard left. Why Bill Ayers and the Socialist Scholars and the Nation of Islam would applaud the obvious tilt in favor of those who despise Israel.

There are those who struggle with the existence of God in their lives, but respect the overwhelming mass of humanity for whom God is a presence in their existence.

And then there are those who seek to destroy God and His presence in the lives of nations who worship Him. Israel as a nation devoted to Judaism is an affront to their DEMAND that God not be present...much less at the forefront of a Nation's identity. That is...the Judeo-Christian God.

Where your analysis takes form, is in the patting on the head of their adopted "pets". They romanticize the "other" religions which give off "pyramid power" and "earth mama" goodness.

The assault on Judeo-Christian tenets and tying them to evils of capitalism, is the leftist at work. The cowardice and hypocrisy of picking on people of faith...who don't fight back, is the hallmark of the execrable small c communist.

Not a chance they would denigrate Mohammed. Laugh at, scoff and scorn at Native Americans and sun/moon worship?

Never.

But they live to pick on and bully people who turn the other cheek. It is the leftist who knows he won't get his ass kicked, much less beheaded, who "bravely" assaults Israel and America....for the very reason that there are no consequences for doing so.

The small c communist is a bully. Scratch a bully and a coward bleeds. They have infested Europe where Jew hatred is now in full display. Our inglorious media has bathed itself in this cesspool.

America and Israel are not merely held to a higher standard of behavior, they are targeted because they react softly to totalitarianism, treason and slander. They are self-reflective and apologetic for past trespasses and transgressions.

The despotic regimes never apologize. The barbaric regimes do not respond softly. And the cowards unveil their trembling hypocrisy by alibis and excuses for their brutality and criminal behavior.

In essence, the small c communist coward must then, by definition...attack freedom. Assault liberty. For it is the easy prey that doesn't fight back. The very greatness of nations conceived in liberty...make them targets for those who creep inside and infest them with traitorism.

The small c communist does not march in Goosestepping cadence, he hides in "liberal" masks. Like a traitorous, treasonous, hypocritical, lying coward.

And Israel and America are full of them. It is high time we stop being victims.

It is time to confront them and call them out for who...and what...they are.
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I wouldn't trust the PA even it were to recognize Israel. There's another concept I learned about a long time ago in a blog far, far away: taqqiya. Abu Abbas and his boys could mouth all they wanted to about recognizing Israel, but it'd all be a lie in order to give them their blasted hudna.
23 weeks ago
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I have stopped caring about the travesty that American politics has become. The US remains an interesting melting pot (also importing Muslims in large numbers, btw) with fine vistas, friendly people and a population that has lost common sense, mortgaging it in favor of what feels good at the moment. We won't count on the US, Roger, and not on Jewish Americans any longer.
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Kerry is pressuring Israel to release more terrorists. Israel should first demand that they will give back the terrorists once the terrorists give back the people they murdered - to show the asymmetry. They should ask for reparations for the families at least.

When they release these people they should condition it on the Palestinians agreeing that if these people participate in any future terrorism, Israel will be free to kill them and their families.
23 weeks ago
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How do you define leading from behind? Bending over and taking it in through the out door?
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If Arafat acknowledged Israel as a Jewish state and Abbas will now not do it, it shows you what these promises are worth.
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23 weeks ago
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Roger, I wish you -- and other conservatives -- stop using the word "racism". It is *their* word, not ours, and every time one of us uses it, we feed the beast.

Let's come up with some other language.
23 weeks ago
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THE OBAMA DOLL
You wind it up and it sticks its head up its ass, saying: "Look at me!!! I'm leading from behind."
23 weeks ago
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Hey Roger, It may surprise you to learn that I support Abbas when he demands that, ".... no Jews would be allowed to live in any future Palestinian state...".
In fact I think the only sane response to that demand is reciprocity.
No Palestinians would be allowed to live in Israel.
If population transfer is on the table thats fine with me.
In order to work the arrangements out we need the one missing link in the negotiations to participate- Jordan.
It takes three states to make a two state solution.
23 weeks ago
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Just out of interest, as one Palestinian Jew to another, how are you defining "Palestinian"?
23 weeks ago
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All Judeo-Christian nations are being delegitimized...not just Israel.
23 weeks ago
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Yes, but how many have their entire population under threat of extermination?
23 weeks ago
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OH for heaven's sake, Benghazi? REALLY? How is it that under Bush/Cheney, TWENTY-FIVE Benghazis happened and no Republican said "boo." Many more Americans were killed in those attacks, but because Hillary Clinton was the SofS, the Republicans are screaming as though it was the first and ONLY attack on our outposts.
The Benghazi attack, while totally regrettable as lives were lost, was not an embassy, it was a CIA outpost.
Could American forces gotten there in a timely manner? HOW? How long did the incident take place? Not that long. How far away was any possible help? Too far.
And why didn't Secretary Clinton bump up the security at the outpost? Because the REPUBLICAN CONGRESS said NO.
Everything is not anyone's fault. When Secretary Rice down played the attacks that killed Americans, oh well, such is life.
When are the Republicans going to stop their idiotic attacks on people simply because they're not Republicans? Are y'all to childish to act like adults?
23 weeks ago
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25 Benghazis?

Really? You mean a civilian American outpost was threatened, and George Bush went to sleep instead of sending help, and then lied about why it happened, and then jailed an American citizen to appease the terrorists? In what alternate universe do you live?

Your statements about the possibility of help may be true or false, but due to the cover-up, we have no way of knowing. I think they are quite questionable, given the facts we DO know.

Watergate didn't kill anyone.
23 weeks ago
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but B.o. told us he is so good at foreign affairs because after all he grew up in Indonesia. And probably that is why he is promoting friends to be ambassadors to countries that they have never been too, because who knows what B.O. is thinking, except much of what comes from him truly stinks.
23 weeks ago
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Dang, he "grew up in Indonesia?" No, he grew up in Hawaii. He was in Indonesia for a fairly short period of time.
For birthers, no matter where the president was born, he would STILL have been a natural born American because his mother was an American. Cruz was born in Canada, but is a natural born American because his mother was an American. McCain, who also ran against President Obama, was born in Panama, but was born of an American mother.
You people amaze me with your bigotry. Are the Democrats perfect? Hell no. But neither are the Republicans.
Bottom Line: We are all Americans, get used to it.
23 weeks ago
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I seem to recall that the first birther was a certain B. Hussein Obama, in his literary biography. I no not understand where bigotry comes in. He was raised by American Communists, and never gave it up. Islam would be better.
23 weeks ago
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Both of McCain's parents were US citizens, his father, a USN admiral

It was B Hussein who made the remark about knowing foreign policy due to his formative years in Indonesia. See how that's worked out?
23 weeks ago
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It's going swimmingly for the first Anti-American president.

At least the French like John Kerry...and the Kenyans are still fond of Obama.
23 weeks ago
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First? Well, maybe. Let us say, although it is hard to sustain, The Carter loved the US in some weird way. And Clinton was simply in love with Clinton. Hilary was never elected. OK, maybe.
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First Muslim-born. In Islam, faith is determined according to the father.
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