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Roger L. Simon

Israel’s Most Dangerous Enemy

July 27th, 2014 - 9:36 pm

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Barack Obama is apparently very angry with Bibi Netanyahu.

We have known for some time, via hot mike and other methods, that neither he nor his secretary of State much care for the Israeli prime minister. But — perhaps exacerbated by a multiplicity of foreign and domestic policy failures, plus atrocious poll numbers, one this weekend showing Romney beating him handily were the election held today — Obama seemed more irked than usual.

He needed someone to beat up since the world was beating him up. And the Israelis had just hugely embarrassed his secretary of State (and by extension him) by pointing out their absurd bias in favor of Hamas in ceasefire negotiations, so absurd in fact that they outraged even Israel’s most famous liberal/left politician, Tzipi Livni, who would normally do almost anything for a chance for peace. (Ironically, the details of the pro-Hamas negotiations in which Israeli security concerns — the tunnels, demilitarization, etc. — were ignored were exposed by Barak Ravid in Israel’s most liberal newspaper, Haaretz.)

Further, they had outraged the Egyptians, who were dumped from the negotiations by Obama and Kerry in favor of Turkey and Qatar. Our administration seems to have a preference for the more extreme Islamist/Muslim Brotherhood societies, although you would think, given their professed loyalty to women’s and gay rights, these cultures would be anathema to them. Never mind. Obama is an equal opportunity narcissist and everything’s fine, unless you cross him.

Which, according to sources in Israel, is where Netanyahu found himself when the American president called Sunday to admonish him about Gaza. Obama reportedly used or implied the threat of withholding the resupply of weapons — don’t know if this includes the Iron Dome itself — if Israel didn’t fall into line and stop attacking Gaza immediately.

What Obama is doing, in effect, is saving Hamas. It’s almost mind boggling to think, but it’s true.

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Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine the true political leader of the free world would be holding office in Jerusalem, and not 1600 Pennsylvania Ave - at least in my lifetime.

I weep that my country has grown so weak, so quickly, after offering so much to so many.

And it makes me ashamed that I could do nothing about it.
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You know, I am always astounded by the lack of street smarts displayed the media.
For instance, on July 15 the Obama Administration sells $11billion worth of arms to Qatar.
Qatar, that is the worlds largest financial supporter of terrorism, the largest financial supporter of Hamas and Al Qaida.

Two weeks later, John Kerry is meeting with Qatar regarding Gaza.

Qatar, a country with 300,000 citizens, Wahabi fundamentalists all, now will decide the fate of Israel?

Just how much is two percent of $11 billion dollars? . How about five percent?

How much is an unconditional cease fire worth to Qatar ? Allowing their clients terror organization to rearm.

There is a lot of money flying around and in Chicago you grab with both hands.

Just how big a cinderblock has to fall on the main stream media before they put two and two together?
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We will survive Obama. The real question is will America survive Obama. There is no country more damaged by this pandering brainless oaf than the United States. Running from fundraiser to fundraiser, never interested in the well being of those that elected him, Obama continues to be in over is head. Everything Obama touches turns to garbage. Every plan of Obama results in disaster.
One day we can be sure the truth will come out. The hidden bank accounts, the payoffs from Qatar and Soros. The drug abuse and fraudulent use of taxpayer monies. The deceptions, lies and corruption will one day come to light.
When Obama is no longer President he will join the long line of hucksters, and petty thieves that plague American politics with his snout firmly planted up the back side of whomever offers him the biggest payoff. Never has a man of lower moral character sat in the Oval Office.
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A person I trust posted the following on a local Jewish e-board in NJ. She advised that it is from an IDF solider presently serving in Gaza:

"What's happening here in the staging area [area where soldiers prepare to enter Gaza] is beyond comprehension, not rationally, not emotionally and begs the imagination.

Almost every hour a car shows up overflowing with food, snacks, cold drinks, socks, underwear, undershirts, hygiene supplies, wipes, cigarettes, backgammon and more. They're coming from the North and the Center, from manufacturers, from companies and private businesses, from prisons, Chareidim and Settlers, from Tel Aviv and even Saviyon.

Every intersection on they way down here we get stopped, not by the police, but be residents giving out food. What is amazing is that the entire situation wasn't organized and everyone is coming on their own without coordination between the folks coming.

They're writing letters and blessings, how they're thinking of us all the time. There are those who spent hours making sandwiches, so they're as perfect and comforting as possible.

Of course representatives of Chabad are here to help soldiers put on Tefillin and distributing Cha'Ta'Ts (Chumash, Tehillim, Tanya) for every troop transport and Breslov are showing up to the border and dancing with the soldiers with great joy.

The Chareidim are coming from their yeshivot to ask the names of the soldiers with their mothers' names so that the whole yeshiva can pray for them. It should be mentioned that all of this is done under the threat of the terrorist tunnels and rockets in the area.
Soroka Hospital (in Be'er Sheva) today looks like a 5 star hotel. A wounded friend who was recently discharged told us how the MasterChef truck is parked outside and is preparing food for the wounded.

It goes without saying the amount of prayer services that are going on. On the religious front as well, there are lectures and Torah classes, all the food is obviously Kosher. Shachrit, Mincha, and Maariv with Sifrei Torah. They're giving out tzitzit and Tehilim by the hundreds. It's become the new fashion! The Rabbi of Maglan [Special Forces unit] told me that almost the entire unit has started wearing them, because the Army Rabbinate has been giving out tzitzit that wick away sweat. They're gaining both a Mitzva and a high quality undershirt. We've started calling them "Shachpatzitzti" (a portmanteau of the Hebrew term for body armor and tzitzit). We're having deep conversations late into the night without arguments, without fights and we find ourselves agreeing on most stuff.

We're making lots of jokes at Hamas's expensive and without politics. There's lots more to add but my battery is running low and the staff has been requesting someone give a class on Likutei MoharaN (Breslov).


How happy is the nation that is like this."
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Is there some way we can help from America?
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God bless you for asking.

We have given informally to a friend taking money to Israel to buy supplies for families from towns near the Gaza border who have been displaced by the fighting, as well as to the father of a tanker newly graduated from advanced training and now fighting in Gaza who started a group to buy non-issue supplies for tank crews which are helpful but not normally issued(camelbacks, headlamps, etc.).

One worthy charity is Friends Of The IDF (FIDF), http://www.fidf.org. FIDF sponsors projects analogous to USO, Wounded Warriors and other programs similar to those which do such great work for U.S military troops and dependents. FIDF also has a program which aids "lone soldiers", new immigrants who are serving in the IDF but whose families are overseas and also IDF soldiers who are citizens of other countries but who have volunteered to serve a tour with IDF. They have a tough time as the IDF is something of a commuter army. Many IDF troops can go home on weekend leave by traveling an hour or two For soldiers with nowhere to go this can be tough so FIDF and other organizations try to help .

US medical and emergency workers can actually volunteer to go to Israel and lend their skills for a few weeks, http://www.evp.org.il/. Many US emergency responders are there now, both Jewish and non-Jewish.
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http://fundisrael.org/

Just write IDF on the bottom of the check. Tax deductible in the USA.
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The IDF Hebrew website mentions two places for contributions in general - the libi fund, and the association for the soldier (awis), whose website is in Hebrew, but when I called they said that you can dial *3399 from anywhere to make a contribution.
http://www.libi-fund.org.il/libi/eng/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.awis.org.il/hp_contact.html
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Unity, unfortunately, grows out of horrible things; certainly neighbors who want to exterminate you qualifies. While your American friends can't bring food and clothing, we can put pressure on our adult leaders to support Israel.
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More power to you Israeli forces and may God Bless. I don't often pray but I am of late.
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Thank you. That is one of the most amazing and heartening comments ever on this blog, which has been running now for eleven years.
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Roger,

Thanks very much for your reply. I hope that this account gets spread around a bit. Please contact me privately if you would like me to seek validation.
7 weeks ago
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People seem to forget that Obama (actually, Barry Soetoro, since he's never LEGALLY changed his name) was adopted and raised by Lolo Soetoro in Indonesia, a muslim country. And people wonder where his politics/loyalties lay (Actually, I wrote lie, but that's what what he always does). And, yes, he is bought and paid for by Soros.
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Barack Obama is as much Israel's enemy as is Hamas. He is the 'friend' who slips the knife into your back.
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In the late 1990's I deployed to Israel to participate in joint exercises with various IDF units. While 'in-country', we were allowed to travel around the Jewish nation and interacted with multitudes of people. Needless to say it did not take very long to comprehend why the U.S. has been steadfastly committed to Israel's independence and security, besides the obvious regional security concerns.

I never thought these thoughts would enter my mind, much less the words escape my lips, but IF THIS REGIME IMPERILS ISRAEL IN HER HOUR OF NEED, if our pathological liar and mooslim-in-chief in the White Mosque fails to defend Israel, I hope a coalition of civilian and military leaders forcibly remove and properly adjudicate the DOZENS - MAYBE HUNDREDS of democrats, republicans, career civil service all either elected or not, and criminally prosecute them all for failing to uphold the honor and integrity of the United States of America; every one of us knows personally, or at least knows of an American veteran who was either killed, wounded or maimed keeping our honor and OUR WORD the class of the free world. For these un-American, leftover hippie burnout, commie/mooslim loving corrupt/thieves enriching themselves from our tax dollars while watching veterans suffer and die from their THIEVERY......I cannot remember when I have been this mad - sorry for rambling.

Remember BENGHAZI!
7 weeks ago
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Bibi has more class in his little finger than in Barry's entire administration.....

...... and when are the conservative pundits out there ever going to tell the truth - that treason has been substituted for Obama's foreign policy?
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B.o gets a pass for as long as the media ignores what is happening and refuses to put any blame on him.

If the media did 1/2 of blitz they did against Bush, B.O. poll numbers would be at such a level that the cry for impeachment would be at about the level of those that agree with his immigration policy 23%.

Seems he also wants a truce fire prior to election so he can try and say something about him being a leader and stopping war in Israel.

But what about his Iraq failure. When he inherited Bush's relative peace both he and Biden spoke of the peace being his crowning jewel of foreign policy. what a joke.
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Actually, should Obama interfere with the supply for Iron Dome, Israel might be pushed into settling the whole Gaza and West Bank problem permanently Does Obama want to se his darling Precious, Hamas, completely liquidated and Gaza razed to the ground, that not one stone stands upon another, that there are no more Gazans? Israel is not about to allow another Masada, not ever again.
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Masada with nukes aka the "Sampson Option". And the smaller version of that is an attack on Iran, possibly a nuclear preemptive attack. I believe that is on the table right now, and is the only explanation I can imagine for why Hezbollah has not already joined the festivities.

I think that Israel needs to destroy about 5% to 10% of Gaza, including "civilians". Maybe less. But a lot more than the 1/2 of 1% that they've been targeting so far. The Islamic jihadi culture is all about giving up maybe 1% to ongoing, continuous war. You are simply playing their game if you stay within those parameters. Hamas has 10,000 rockets and they are not going to stop until they are pretty much gone, unless you first get their attention. So far Israel has not even got their attention.

And it should be a basic ROE that if Israeli troops are going to invade Gaza, all power and water is shut off for the duration. If that is not done it is a mistake, the kind of mistake that gets into the history books.
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FYI -

Gaza is about the size of Manhattan. Israel turned it over to the enemy. I knew it was wrong when it happened of course. I think most sane people thought the same way.

We had turned Gaza into an oasis. One tenth of Israel's entire GDP was produced in Gaza. We grew flowers, made cheese and developed medicines. Now they make bombs to kill us and then to come and kill you.

ISIS has been busy crucifying, beheading, and demanding Christians convert to Islam or die.

From Obama? Deafening silence.

There is no doubt whose side he is on.
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Shouldn't Obama's sympathies for terrorists been realized by voters back in 2012 (if not 2008)? How many times will this perfidious president betray Israel, and yet be given "a pass"? It should be universal knowledge by now that Obama operates on behalf of HAMAS terrorists, and the more innocents that are murdered by these filthy terrorists, the more it pleases the psychopath in office.
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You keep making the mistake of thinking Obama is motivated by political concerns. He's not, anymore than Marx or Lenin were. He is a "true believer" in the cause.

Obama is not doing what he is doing because he's trying to cover up for failures, he's doing what he's doing because he is SYMPATHETIC to the Muslim brotherhood and Hamas. He IS on their side. He IS their ally. He DOES believe in the justness of their cause.
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