Hamilton — Proxy war: The president and the prime minister
Since 2009, the Obama administration has favored the Palestinians over Israel. Meanwhile, in order to retain U.S. funding for Israel’s essential Iron Dome missile-defense system, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has turned the other cheek.
But now, President Obama has gone a step too far by dispatching four of his top political operatives to teach Prime Minister Netanyahu’s political opponents how to defeat Mr. Netanyahu in the upcoming Israeli elections. Their leader, Jeremy Bird, was the genius behind President Obama’s grass-roots election campaigns in 2008 and 2012. Bird has now joined Victory 2015, the “anybody but Bibi,” political campaign.
This week, Prime Minister Netanyahu struck back by telling the American Congress and people that the secret negotiations conducted with Iran by President Obama and his closest advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, will give Iran the atomic weapons Iran needs to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.
President Obama’s great hope for historic achievement is to be the president who ends the 36-year-old “war” with Iran. But the Obama/Jarrett efforts are already truly historic. This is the first time the U.S. has ever tried to unseat the democratic government of one of our closest allies while actively aiding and abetting a brutal dictatorship in a way that could, eventually, lead to the total destruction of our democratic ally.
So why has President Obama gone out of his way to snub Prime Minister Netanyahu and repeatedly insult our only democratic ally in the Middle East? Recently, former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, made a stab at the answer; however, Giuliani got it backwards when he opined that President Obama may not love America. Instead, Mayor Giuliani might have expressed his wonder that President Obama, given how he was raised, loves America at all.
His two autobiographies told us that Candidate Obama’s Kenyan father was an anti-colonial, anti-British, Communist Muslim who abandoned him and his mother in Hawaii. His divorced mother, a disciple of the avowed communist Frank Marshal Davis, married an Indonesian Muslim, and then moved young Barry Soetoro to Indonesia — the world’s largest Muslim country — where he spent his most impressionable years in a Sunni Muslim environment.
Recall, the serial colonial occupations of Indonesia by the Portuguese, Dutch, French, British, and Japanese (1512-1945) were extremely brutal. A young Barry Soetoro (later, Barack Hussein Obama) could not attend school in Indonesia from age 6-to-10 without developing an understandable hatred for colonial oppression.
Returning to Hawaii, he was enrolled in Punahou, Hawaii’s most exclusive private prep school, while he lived with his maternal grandparents in an environment which is rife to this day with talk of secession from the United States and talk of the exploitation of Hawaii by the five, white missionary families who were the virtual rulers of Hawaii from 1837 to 1954.
So, without even discussing Mr. Obama’s further education at the elite bastions of anti-Semitism as found in the faculty lounges of Occidental, Columbia, Harvard, and in the “God Damn America!” sermons of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Obama’s efforts to throw Prime Minister Netanyahu out of office tell us about President Obama’s motivations much more concretely than the somewhat ambiguous concerns expressed by Mayor Giuliani.
Nationally syndicated columnist, William Hamilton, is a laureate of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma University Army ROTC Wall of Fame. He was educated at the University of Oklahoma, the George Washington University, the U.S Naval War College, the University of Nebraska, and Harvard University.
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