Who will President Obama blame when Iran acquires nuclear weapons?


by Richard H. Frank

In case it may have slipped by without you noticing, our President Barack Obama, always manages to place the blame for  America’s problems on someone or something other than himself.  For instance:

  • The War in Afghanistan, the “good war,” now not so good, is all the fault of George W. Bush.
  • The collapse of the financial institutions has been solely the responsibility of Wall Street not having enough regulation.
  • The $878 billion dollar bailouts  – largely a failure to stimulate our economy is because the problems went much deeper than we realized.
  • Job creation has failed largely due to the private sector’s reluctance to invest as they hoard massive profits for their greedy investors
  • Failure to implement and proceed with his socialist, progressive agenda is the fault of the Republicans in Congress, even though he held the majority in both houses during the first two years of his administration.
  • His latest rejection of the Keystone Pipeline was caused by the Republicans in Congress imposing an unrealistic timeline for his Administration to study the projet.  Three years for his State Department to do so is apparently not enough.

The pattern is all too apparent and I could go on and on with additional examples.

This week, however, events in the Middle East may expose Obama for the Master of Insulation and Diversion that he really is.

On  Sunday, March 4, 2012 he stood before the AIPAC convention in Washington and pledged America’s unconditional support of Israel and their attempt to keep Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.  He insisted “all options are on the table.”  From his words you might expect he was including “military force” if necessary.  He only stressed, however, diplomatic initiatives and sanctions specifically and went on to claim that he “had Israel’s back!”

On Monday, March 5, 2012 Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, met with Obama to discuss the Iranian nuclear program and to seek assurances of the U.S. support for his Country.

Following that meeting, remarks made to the news media indicated the President was convinced pursuing diplomatic negotiations and continuing sanctions was the appropriate course of action in light of the present situation and Iranian advances made toward acquisition of nukes according to intelligence sources.

The same evening, March 5, 2012, Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed AIPAC, and in my estimation sent an emphatic and timely message to Barack Obama.

The message wa delivered as follows:

“Some commentators would have you believe that stopping Iran from getting the bomb is more dangerous than letting Iran have the bomb.  They say that a military confrontation with Iran would undermine the efforts already underway; that it would be ineffective; and that it would provoke an even more vindictive response by Iran.

I’ve heard theses arguments before.  In fact, I’ve read them before – In my desk, I have copies of an exchange of letters between the World Jewish Congress and the United States War Department.

Here are the letters:

The year was 1944.  The world Jewish Congress implored the American government to bomb Auschwitz.  The reply came five days later.  I want to read it to you.

Such an operation could be executed only by diverting considerable air support essential to the success of our force elsewhere, and in any case, it would be of such doubtful efficacy that it would not warrant the use of our resources…

And, my friends, here’s the most remarkable sentence of all, and I quote:

Such an effort might provide even more vindictive action by the Germans.

Think about that – “even more vindictive action” – than the Holocaust.

My friends – 2012 is not 1944.  The American government today is different.  You heard it in President Obama’s speech yesterday.

But here is my point:  The Jewish people are also different.  Today we have a state of our own.  And the purpose of the Jewish state is to defend Jewish lives and to secure the Jewish future.

Never again will we not be masters of the fate of our very survival.  Never again!

That is why Israel must always have the ability to defend itself, by itself, and against any threat.

We deeply appreciate the great alliance between our two countries.  But when it comes to Israel’s survival, we must always remain the masters of our fate.

His message to Obama is quite clear.  In 1944 America was fighting WWII on two opposite sides of the world and resources were scarce.  Also, history now leads us to believe our government thought the atrocities by the Nazis against the Jews was exaggerated and mostly propaganda much of which came from Russia.

One year later, we learned the truth as our troops entered concentration camps like Auschwitz and saw the horror of the Nazi effort to exterminate a race of people from the face of the earth.

Today, the leaders in Iran have vowed to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, and unlike 1944, America has the means to prevent this action.  Benjamin Netanyahu questions whether Barack Obama possesses the resolve to stand behind Israel as he asserted in his speech to AIPAC.

On Tuesday, March 6, during a news conference, Barack Obama was asked to define his commitment to “have the back of Israel.”  The President responded that having Israel’s back entails diplomatic negotiations, crippling sanctions and sharing of intelligence and our surveillance capabilities.  “All options being on the table” apparently means  he no longer includes military support, just a few days after making his speech.

Benjamin Netanyahu is a very astute, intelligent and courageous leader who recognizes political doublespeak when he hears it.  He certainly recognizes it whenever Obama opens his mouth and said as much to AIPAC when he stated: “For the last decade, the international community has tried diplomacy.  It hasn’t worked.  For six years, the international community has applied sanctions.  That hasn’t worked either.  Israel has waited patiently for the international community to resolve this issue.  We’ve asked for diplomacy to work.  We’ve waited for sanctions to work.  None of us can afford to wait much longer.”

Today, March 8, 2012 we got a further look at how the Obama Administration conducts foreign affairs with one of our closest allies as newspapers in Israel are reporting that the Obama Administration agreed to supply “bunker buster” bombs and refueling support to Israel aircraft if they agreed NOT to attack Iran until after the 2012 Presidential election.

Coincidence, I think not.  Political extortion, of course.  Provable, probably not; however, not beyond the realm of possibility within the Obama inner circle.

Obama himself would never propose such a deal. Although he is not above having someone else do it for him.  That will give him “plausible deniability” or the means to blame someone else.

So in the interim, should Israel not take military action, and Iran acquires nuclear weapons, who will Obama have to blame then?

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