Update:Â Obama’s brilliant career as Defender of Israel lasts about one day. Jerusalem goes under the bus…
Fitzgerald: What Obama has to do now
The promise by Obama in his AIPAC speech to “personally” take part in a renewal of Israeli-“Palestinian” negotiations is worrisome. Very. It should fill everyone with anxiety. For everything about Obama until now — the people he has allowed to tell him all about “Palestine” (Rashid Khalidi), the people who were his early financial backers (Anton Rezko, who in turn is backed by an Iraqi billionaire), his early political backers (Rev. Wright, possibly Louis Farrakhan), his choice of foreign-policy advisers (Zbigniew Brezezinski, and Samantha Powers), his endorsement by Jimmy Carter, all point in one direction.
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And his endorsement of one undivided capital is “just words,” until we see exactly what he means by this. And he should be asked. Does he mean Jerusalem as the Israelis now define it, and include the Old City? And what else does he mean?
John Bolton ain’t buyin’ any:
Obama the naive
His views on world affairs ignore history and imperil the U.S. and our allies
Barack Obama’s willingness to meet with the leaders of rogue states such as Iran and North Korea “without preconditions” is a naive and dangerous approach to dealing with the hard men who run pariah states. It will be an important and legitimate issue for policy debate during the remainder of the presidential campaign.
Consider his facile observations about President Kennedy’s first meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, in Vienna in 1961. Obama saw it as a meeting that helped win the Cold War, when in fact it was an embarrassment for the American side. The inexperienced Kennedy performed so poorly that Khrushchev may well have been encouraged to position Soviet missiles in Cuba in 1962, thus precipitating one of the Cold War’s most dangerous crises.
Arabs ‘shocked’ by Obama speech
Barack Obama said he spoke as a
“true friend” of Israel [EPA]
* With ‘friends’ like this…..
* Remember: “War is deceit” said Muhammad. The Bommah will promise anything and everything to get in.
* From Al Jizz
Arab leaders have reacted with anger and disbelief to an intensely pro-Israeli speech delivered by Barack Obama, the US Democratic presumptive presidential nominee.
Obama told the influential annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Council (Aipac): “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided.”
His comments appalled Palestinians who see occupied East Jerusalem as part of a future Palestinian state.
Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, told Al Jazeera on Thursday: “This is the worst thing to happen to us since 1967 … he has given ammunition to extremists across the region”.
“What really disppoints me is that someone like Barack Obama, who runs a campaign on the theme of change – when it comes to Aipac and what’s needed to be said differently about the Palestinian state, he fails.”
And here the latest endorsement for the Bommah:Â Â British communist and terrorist sympathizerÂ George ‘georgeous’ Gallowwayswine:
Following is an interview with British MP George Galloway, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on May 2, 2008:
George Galloway: I hope that the new presidency in the United States… I pray for the safety of Barack Obama, and I pray that he can shift the United States attitude to this question. But as you know, Palestine cannot free itself. It is a small country against a huge superpower. The real problem is not in Palestine. It’s not even in London or Washington. The real problem is in the Arab world. From Marrakesh to Bahrain â€“ 300 million Arabs, oil at 136 dollars per barrel… If the Arabs wanted to solve this Palestine problem, they could do so in six days.
The Americans are not in a position to intervene anywhere in the Arab world, because they have been defeated by the muqawama [resistance] in Iraq. And so, sunk in this swamp in Iraq and in Afghanistan, the U.S. is no longer able to assist its puppets in the Middle East. So as we come towards the November elections, and the real prospect of a significant victory for Obama, everyone will have to re-find their footing, and these puppet presidents and corrupt kings may discover that the ground has moved under their feet, Allah willing.
I think there are important changes coming in Israel also. Olmert may be in prison by the weekend. He may be replaced by the foreign minister or by Barak. He may be replaced, God forbid, by Netanyahu. I don’t believe the key lies in Tel Aviv. Israel is not an independent country. It must act under the orders of the United States, which provides every bullet and every dollar. So we have to change the policy of the United States, through our work in Europe, through a change in the attitude, or a change of the leaders of the Arab world, to show the United States that it must change its policy in the region. After all, if the United States can take everything she wants from the Arabs, and still follow a policy of cutting throats of the Arabs â€“ why to change? If you can have whatever you want, and do whatever you want â€“ well, why to change?
Obama’s Gitmo Delegation
Here is a fantastic Investor’s Business Daily editorial from June 5 (thanks to Jihad Watch) about Obama delegate Yousef Yee, who was once a recurring character at this site.
Election 2008: It’s fitting that an ex-Muslim chaplain who once insisted there weren’t any terrorists at Gitmo is a delegate for Barack Obama, who’s itching to shut down Gitmo.
James “Yousef” Yee, a former Army Muslim chaplain charged with espionage while serving at Gitmo, will represent Washington state for Obama at the Democratic National Convention, where he’ll likely have a center-stage speaking role.
The two are a perfect match. Obama promises to not only close Gitmo, but “reform” the USA Patriot Act. He apparently plans to take those steps in between tea parties with state sponsors of terror.
Since the Pentagon in 2004 dropped charges against him, Yee has become a poster boy of the anti-war movement. He’s cashed in on his ignominy with a book claiming he was the target of “sheer bigotry” and was silenced for exposing “systemic” abuse of prisoners at Gitmo.
One of his biggest boosters in Washington is Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the Muslim convert who insisted on taking the oath of office on the Quran. Ellison is an Obama superdelegate who’s been doing advance work for Obama’s planned tea parties in the Middle East.
Last month, he told an Egyptian weekly that Yee’s “case was dropped because there was no case to begin with.”
Nice try. Here are the facts:
1. Yee was caught returning to the U.S. with maps of Gitmo prison facilities, among other classified materials, and was arrested at a U.S. airport.
2. He was charged with espionage, mishandling classified documents and lying to investigators.
3. He served hard time in a South Carolina stockade.
4. Two of his Muslim cronies at Gitmo were convicted of stealing or mishandling classified documents.
5. Far from being exonerated, the military dropped charges against him to protect national security.
Guantanamo commander Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, who originally accused Yee of spying, explained that there were “national security concerns that would arise from the release of the evidence” if the case moved to trial.
There’s no question that Yee, a captain who converted to Islam, was sympathetic to al-Qaida and Taliban captives at Gitmo.
At times, in fact, he acted more like a defense attorney for the terrorists. He complained that guards subjected them to cruel “abuse” and “psychological torture.”
Waterboarding? Electric shock? No, they committed the sadistic act of mishandling copies of the Quran that Yee had made sure each inmate received.
He also saw to it that each copy of the Quran came with a surgical mask to cradle the Muslim holy book above ground to keep it safe and clean.
In addition, Yee convinced his superiors to provide the Muslim prisoners with prayer beads, prayer oils, prayer caps and up to half a dozen books on Islam from the library, which he stocked with some $26,000 worth of Arabic and English titles.
Thanks to him, the terrorists have been able to brush up on their jihad as they await repatriation to Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan.
But not to worry, Yee says, he didn’t see any terrorists there. “It’s safe to say there weren’t any prisoners who could be definitely connected to hard-core terrorism,” he recently told BBC Radio….