Israel Assumes US Betrayal Forthcoming

Israel Assumes US Betrayal Forthcoming
Vol: 94 Issue: 25 Saturday, July 25, 2009

Israel is preparing for a compromise agreement by Western powers that would approve Iran’s uranium enrichment program.

Officials and analysts believe the European Union and United States were moving toward an offer that would enable Tehran to continue to enrich uranium. They said the proposal was expected to be submitted to Iran over the next few months.

“I heard, unenthusiastically, the Americans’ statement that they will defend their allies in the event that Iran arms itself with an atomic bomb, as if they have already reconciled with this possibility, and this is a mistake,” said Dan Meridor, an Israeli Cabinet minister responsible for the intelligence community.

“We don’t need to deal now with the assumption that Iran will attain nuclear weapons, rather we need to prevent this from happening.”

On July 21, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States would offer defense guarantees to its allies should Teheran assemble nuclear weapons.

“We want Iran to calculate what I think is a fair assessment: that if the United States extends a defense umbrella over the region, if we do even more to develop the military capacity of those [allies] in the Gulf, it is unlikely that Iran will be any stronger or safer,” Mrs. Clinton said.

Israeli officials and analysts viewed Mrs. Clinton’s statement as a signal that the United States would tolerate an Iranian nuclear weapons arsenal. They said the Obama administration was resigned to the likelihood that Iran has already completed the nuclear fuel cycle, developed a nuclear warhead and could assemble an atomic bomb within weeks.

Leading Israeli analysts agreed that Obama has virtually eliminated a U.S. military option against Iran. Instead, the White House was preparing to offer a compromise that would grant approval to Iran’s uranium enrichment program, banned by the United Nations Security Council.

“Both the United States and the European Union are coming to the conclusion that Iran will turn nuclear in any case, so there is a need for a compromise,” Ephraim Kam, a senior fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, said.

Officials said the prospect of a Western compromise offer to Iran would mark a leading subject in discussions with a visiting U.S. defense delegation.

On July 29, a U.S. delegation, including National Security Advisor James Jones, presidential adviser Dennis Ross as well as senior members of the U.S. intelligence community, is scheduled to arrive in Israel in an effort to resume a strategic dialogue regarding Iran.

“Understand that a nuclear-armed Iran could provide a nuclear umbrella to terrorists, and it could possibly provide nuclear weapons to terrorists,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told American Jewish leaders in a conference call on July 21.

“I think for the sake of the peace of the world and the security of my own country and that of the United States, this must not be allowed to happen.”

Allowed or not, it will happen. The handwriting is on the wall — and it is in Arabic, not Hebrew.

Assessment:

Barack Obama held the first meeting of his presidency with American Jewish leaders last week. The White House cherry-picked those in attendance, including those who supported Obama while blackballing those who did not.

The second largest Jewish organization in America, the Zionist Organization of America was not invited.

Noted one Jewish writer, “This leaves the president willing to engage Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad but not ZOA President Mort Klein.”

The growing alarm in the Jewish community was also something the White House was bent on covering up. They refused to put the meeting on the President’s public schedule — until it was outed. The White House demanded strict confidentiality and issued a terse couple of lines acknowledging it occurred — but not until it was all over.

But there is no papering over the distressing reality that emerged. The president told his listeners that he preferred “putting daylight between the United States and Israel”. His reported justification: “there was no light between the US and Israeli positions for the last eight years, and no progress was made.”

It is already painfully obvious that the president is a racist. If there is a conflict between a black man and a white man, his default position is that it is racially-motivated and that the black is the victim.

That same worldview extends to the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is just as obvious that the president has prejudged the Israelis as the ones responsible for the conflict.

One need only listen to some of the anti-semitic rants of his former pastor and mentor, Jeremiah Wright and then examine the past six months of the Obama presidency. His first major interview was with Al-Arabiya.

His first foreign policy speech was delivered from Turkey and was addressed to the Islamic world. His second was from Cairo and addressed to the Arab world.

Earlier this year, the Obama administration pledged just under one BILLION dollars in aid to the Palestinians, who so far have refused every Israeli offer to return to the peace table.

Secretary of State Clinton went to Ramallah to deliver the first two hundred million US tax dollars to a government jointly led by Yasser Arafat’s Fatah party and Hamas.

What is the US government expecting to get for its two hundred million dollars? Clinton was vague about prospects for a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, saying only that she believes the Obama administration is making progress in creating the “right environment” for such negotiations in the near future.

The Olmert government offered Mahmoud Abbas everything that the Palestinians had asked for and was turned down flat. The Palestinians have yet to meet to first two obligations imposed on them by the Quartet; recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state and disarm the Palestinian terror groups.

For all of modern Israel’s history, the Jews of Israel knew they could count on the United States for support. There are two main reason(s); one political, the other religious.

In 1948, when Harry Truman first recognized Israel, it wasn’t because of his love for the Jews. Truman’s anti-semitism was the stuff of legend. When he recognized Israel, he did so out of fear of a backlash from the US Christian community if he did not.

American politicians in 2009 are not quite so afraid of the Christian community as they were sixty-one years ago. Christianity as a political force in America has been largely marginalized over the years. And while the Jews and the Christians may be loud, the world’s second largest religion is louder. And a lot more dangerous.

“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zechariah 12:3)

That isn’t just a prophecy of what will come in the last days. It is a warning of the judgment to befall those nations who find themselves on the wrong side of the Jerusalem equation.

President Clinton put America on the wrong side of the Jerusalem equation at the Rose Garden in September, 1993 when the division of Jerusalem was made one of the central issues of the Oslo Accords.

That was the same year that Ramsi Yousef and Abdul Rahman conspired to blow up the World Trade Center. The more America leaned toward the division of Jerusalem, the more dangerous the world became for Americans.

It isn’t a coincidence. And things aren’t getting any better.

Because the Bible is true. These are the last days. Everything the Lord said would happen is happening according to schedule. We’re living in the final hours of human history — and we know it.

“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” (Romans 13:11-12)

Maranatha!

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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