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Friday, June 04, 2010

Apocalypse 2012?

Here's a frightening and, unfortunately, all too realistic scenario for 2012 (Hat Tip: Leah P).
In 2012, Obama is narrowly reelected. He is angered by the defection of Jewish voters disenchanted with his Middle East policy. Unfettered by electoral concerns, he is prepared to use his remaining years to consolidate the relationships he has built with Arab states and further reassure the Muslim world of America’s friendship.

After delaying their intended 2011 announcement, the Palestinians declare independence and ask the world to recognize Palestine and to force Israel to allow the establishment of its capital in Jerusalem.

Israel protests and says that it will no longer honor its past agreements with the Palestinians. It closes its borders and reasserts the unity of Jerusalem.

Every country at the UN except Micronesia recognizes Palestine. Having pledged in 2010 to facilitate the establishment of a Palestinian state within two years, and frustrated with the failure of his peace initiative and furious with what he views as Israel’s intransigence, Obama announces U.S. recognition of Palestine. The General Assembly admits Palestine as a member.

The United States demands that Israel reopen borders and enter negotiations on the division of Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, Iran announces it has built its first nuclear weapons. As many had forecast, sanctions proved useless and Obama was unwilling to use military force to stop Iran’s program. Israel is warned that any attack on Iran will be opposed by all means necessary to protect American interests in the region.

The Saudis declare that they will use all their resources to ensure the Arab states have a deterrent capability. The Arab League and the United States begin furious negotiations to head off a nuclear arms race in the region and reach an agreement with Iran to dismantle its nuclear program in exchange for Israel doing the same. Israel rejects the idea.

The United States votes with the other Security Council members to impose sanctions on Israel if it does not open its nuclear facilities to inspectors and agree to destroy its weapons. A second resolution calls for additional sanctions if Israel does not open border crossings to Palestine and agree to withdraw from East Jerusalem and to allow Palestinian control over the Temple Mount. Israel defiantly rejects both resolutions.

Following the Europeans’ lead, the Obama administration announces a trade embargo against Israel and also declares a cutoff of all military aid and cooperation until Israel satisfies UN demands.

The pro-Israel community expresses “concern” and asks members of Congress to oppose the administration policy. A handful of Republicans protest, but the Democratic majority is unwilling to challenge the president’s foreign policy beyond signing a letter expressing America’s continued commitment to Israel’s security. Israeli leftists and American Jewish progressives applaud the administration and say Israel needs “tough love” to save it from itself.

Obama tells the press the Israeli lobby is jeopardizing U.S. interests. Administration officials quietly warn Jewish leaders if they continue to criticize the president he will go on prime time television and tell the nation that Israel and its supporters are endangering American soldiers fighting in the Middle East and undermining national security. Only a handful of Jewish gadflies continue to speak out against Obama’s policy.

Before the year is out, Israel capitulates. It recognizes Palestine, agrees to divide Jerusalem and begins the process of dismantling its nuclear arsenal.
What could go wrong?

Read the whole thing.


At 4:17 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

G-d could intervene. Actually,for starters, He is the One running the show.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger 935684 said...

This assumes that there will be a Democrat majority in Congress after 2010. I doubt that that will be the case in the House, and perhaps even the Senate will be Republican.

At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carl --

There's nothing worse than a self-fulfilled prophecy and aren't opinions such as these exactly that?

I'm not a biblical scholar by any means, but I do not see scenarios such as this played out in any interpretation of Daniel, Ezechiel, or Zechariah.

And if you believe there is a G-d, and He has chosen the Jews (which both axioms have been proven enough to satisfy me), then stories/opinions such as this one are nothing more that sadistic nihilism.

At 6:32 PM, Blogger Moriah said...

Along that same vein - Please listen to this INN interview of Dr Yakov Tabak discussing the unfolding of prophesy in our(Hashem's)world:


At 6:38 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


While God has promised us that the Jewish people will never be destroyed, He has not promised us that the Jews in any particular place will not be wiped out. We saw that time and again 65-70 years ago.

The Talmud in Bava Bathra relates a story about people who settled on an island in the middle of the sea. Suddenly, one day, their 'island' flipped over and tossed them into the sea killing them all.

More than a century before there ever was a State of Israel the Hatam Sofer (at least I think it was he) wrote that the story told in the Gemara refers to a group of Jews who will settle in the land of Israel just before the Messiah comes and who will (God forbid) be thrown out of the land of Israel.

It's not just a self-fulfilled prophecy.

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

The scenario will not ever happen. Isreal and USA are so connected togother. The top elite people in earth are also so connected to isreal. Isreal is the part that complete the US capped payramid in the US dollar.
Isreal can live without it is base, body, whis is the US. Also USA cant live without its head, Isreal.
They are one body , the die of head is the die of USA bit the die of USA might allow the head to survive by other blood supply connections.

Ammar Shami, M.Sc. PMP
Amman-Jordan Middle East


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