I’m wondering if our President managed to broach the topic of Egypt’s President’s unprecedented power grab during their convos; experts believe Morsi’s latest actions — accomplished by dictatorial fiat – will insulate his allies from judicial oversight and advance the Muslim Brotherhood’s efforts to replace traditional Egyptian law with sharia (Islamic law).
I consider myself a foreign policy pragmatist, folks. America often finds itself having to work with bad people in order to advance its interests and, ironically, its democratic principles around the globe. That’s part of a superpower’s reality. What’s so uniquely scary about Obama’s approach, however, is the naive over-reliance on his own personal diplomacy (read: “hubris” or “believing one’s own press” to an unhealthy extreme)…
I’ve said it before and I won’t stop until a critical mass of our fellow citizens stops being polite and start using their brains: you can’t negotiate with a caveman culture that’s perfectly okay with strapping bombs to its own children!
Do what you’ve got to do, Bibi. You can’t wait for the go ahead from the Western powers’ new class of gutless, post-Cold War leadership. They don’t have the intestinal fortitude to do what needs to be done here.
Forget “cowboys and indians.” This the civilized versus the savages…
There are many people on the Left and some on the Right who are up in arms about the State of Israel defending itself against the bombing of its cities and population centers.
They accuse Israel of war crimes and excuse the actions of any and almost all Arab parties to the conflict. They do this based on selectively chosen numbers – in the present conflict they point to the five Israelis (including an Israeli-Arab) murdered by terrorists launching rockets out of hospitals, schools, and homes and the roughly 100 Palestinians who have been killed both by rockets that have landed short and when Israel has sought to bomb the rocket launchers and terrorist leadership.
That the Geneva Convention prohibits combatants from using human shields does not bother Israel’s detractors. That Israel defends itself by bombing those sites instead of lettings more of its people become casualties to rockets launched from them does.
Were the presumptive “policy” of these detractors carried out and Israel to accept several hundred rockets per day (recently up from the average of 3 a day over the last decade), surely the number would continue to increase, more Israelis would be murdered, and Israel would not be able to function as a country. But by the twisted logic of the morally underdeveloped, Israel would be in the right because more of its citizens would be dead.
Moreover, the anti-Israel crowd loves to assert that Israel is engaging in genocide. If so, Israel is perhaps the least effective perpetrator of genocide ever!
Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense boosted Israeli morale on Saturday, knocking two Iranian-developed Fajr-5 rockets out of Tel Aviv’s skies:
Isn’t that something? Hitting a missile moving at high speeds with a second object moving at comparably high speeds is an impressive feat.
Still, hundreds of rockets have bombarded Israel is recent days. Israeli defenses are working overtime to stem the merciless terrorist onslaught. Unless you’ve been in combat or braved the events of 9/11 firsthand, it’s hard for Americans (myself included) to appreciate the sheer terror of the situation…
Listening to Benjamin Netanyahu’s Thursday afternoon U.N. General Assembly address, Save Jerseyans, I couldn’t help but note the striking similarities between the Israeli Prime Minister and our American Founding Fathers.
The Founders risked much — financially, physically, professionally — when they declared Independence in 1776. They sure didn’t challenge the greatest naval power of the 18th century for fun! 56 men pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor for love of countryandan idea of what it could become. I see that same marvelous fire in Mr. Netanyahu’s eyes when he takes to the rostrum, stands before a room of hostile nations and passionately makes the case for his people’s right to peace and prosperity.
And given the choice, I’d absolutely rather be the Founders. They had an ocean to absorb the impact of Enlightenment-age weaponry. Netanyahu’s people are crammed onto a narrow strip of land that is beset on all sides by enemies with medieval sensibilities, barbarous intentions and nuclear ambitions.
So at a time when this country is led by a passionless man (I’m using the term loosely) who considers overt acts of war mere “bumps in the road” to his own reelection, I have to respect a leader who is so utterly and completely devoted to his country’s survival.
Who says there’s no “Thatcher” or “Reagan” left on the global stage? Here’s his full speech:
Can’t watch? The full transcript of Netanyahu’s U.N. speech is below the fold…
Save Jerseyans, its obvious that the Joe Kyrillos for Senate campaign needs a shot in the arm, because so far his 2012 effort has been about on par with the Phillies 2012 the Mets 2012 effort. And luckily for Joe, I’m here to administer that shot.
Senator, there are so many things you could be hammering Bob Menendez on while touting your own plans/ideas.
So tell you what, Joe. I’ll leave some great ideas up here for you and your campaign.
Someone needed to say it, Save Jerseyans, and the Israelis don’t have the luxury of denial:
Meanwhile, the Obama Administration and the Libyan government are going back-and-forth over whether last week’s attack resulting in the death of our U.S. ambassador was premeditated or spontaneous. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is, in a sense, the least important element of the ongoing Middle Eastern wave of unrest. That which plagues Middle Eastern culture goes a lot deeper than YouTube video or one particular terrorist network. The State Department’s decision to stick its head in the sand and ignore real root causes won’t make them go away, Save Jerseyans.
I only wish the United States had ONE politician as honest, articulate, and passionate about saving his country as Benjamin Netanyahu…