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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Israel to pay the price for Obama's failed appeasement policy

This is almost spot-on.
Israel should not be made to play the role of a victim of a failed appeasement policy, a learning curve unfortunate error in judgment of a rookie American president. For the lesson learned would have been that an Iranian-Israeli nuclear war would be a disaster not only for Israel but for the US as well. So why make the error in the first place?

As an Israeli citizen I therefore voted for those who have already experienced the futility of appeasing the jihadists in more than 15 failed peace process attempts in the last 15 years and who will in protecting Israel's survival be protecting American interests as well.
I say 'almost' for two reasons. First, because I am beginning to believe that Obama's intentions when it comes to Israel are malicious and not just mistakes that can be chalked up to inexperience. Follow the trail of foreign policy advisers. If I am right, Israel must adjust to the fact that the United States does not necessarily share our interests - down to our very survival.

And second because I have a hard time sharing Mladen Andrijasevic's apparent confidence that the government we have just chosen has really learned the futility of appeasing the jihadists. So yes, I also believe that I did the best job I could have done in voting in Israel's elections - but I'm not 100% confident of that.

Read the whole thing.


At 3:38 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Its 1938, Obama is Chamberlin, and Israel is Czech.

Those who do not study and comprehend history, such as Obama, are dooming us all to repeat it.

At 4:01 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl and Kranky, no, its not. The Czechs were never prepared when the chips were down to go it alone and beat Hitler and they probably could have. Israel is prepared to go it alone if necessary and it won't dither on Iran. The Germans did not exterminate the Czechs. But the Iranians would make good on their vow to wipe out the Jewish State. Israel is not going to pay the price for other countries' failure to take Iran seriously the way the Czechs paid the price in the 1930s for the West's failure to stop Hitler when they could have stopped him and averted a world war.

History will not repeat itself.

At 7:19 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


"Israel is prepared to go it alone if necessary and it won't dither on Iran."

I wish I could share your optimism.

There's going to be a lot of pressure to dither.


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