Below is the latest column from Charles Krauthammer and it is in ref to the anti-semitic resolution recently passed in the UN.
“Ye shall know them by their fruits.” the Lord Jesus Christ quoted in Matthew 7:16
The two so-called legacies of CES’ foreign policy negatively impact the Jewish nation of Israel.
Also the recent CES action and press release in ref to supposed connection of Russia with election and the kicking out of Russia diplomats was the administration’s way to change the news cycle/focus from their anti-semitic actions of the past week into something else so MSM will fill the airwaves/internet with liberal propaganda tied to their LOSS in the presidential election.
Emphasis added below by me…
By Charles Krauthammer Opinion writer December 29
“When the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.”
— Barack Obama, AIPAC conference, March 4, 2012
The audience — overwhelmingly Jewish, passionately pro-Israel and supremely gullible — applauded wildly. Four years later — his last election behind him, with a month to go in office and with no need to fool Jew or gentile again — Obama took the measure of Israel’s back and slid a knife into it.
People don’t quite understand the damage done to Israel by the U.S. abstention that permitted passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel over settlements. The administration pretends this is nothing but a restatement of long-standing U.S. opposition to settlements.
For the first time in 36 years, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution critical of Israel’s Jewish settlements on Palestinian territory. The United States abstained. (Reuters)
Nonsense. For the past 35 years, every administration, including a reelection-seeking Obama himself in 2011, has protected Israel with the U.S. veto because such a Security Council resolution gives immense legal ammunition to every boycotter, anti-Semite and zealous European prosecutor to penalize and punish Israelis.
An ordinary Israeli who lives or works in the Old City of Jerusalem becomes an international pariah, a potential outlaw. To say nothing of the soldiers of Israel’s citizen army. “Every pilot and every officer and every soldier,” said a confidant of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, “we are waiting for him at The Hague,” i.e. the International Criminal Court.
Moreover, the resolution undermines the very foundation of a half-century of American Middle East policy. What becomes of “land for peace” if the territories that Israel was to have traded for peace are, in advance, declared to be Palestinian land to which Israel has no claim?
The peace parameters enunciated so ostentatiously by Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday are nearly identical to the Clinton parameters that Yasser Arafat was offered and rejected in 2000 and that Abbas was offered by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in 2008. Abbas, too, walked away.
Kerry mentioned none of this because it undermines his blame-Israel narrative. Yet Palestinian rejectionism works. The Security Council just declared the territories legally Palestinian — without the Palestinians having to concede anything, let alone peace. What incentive do the Palestinians have to negotiate when they can get the terms — and territory — they seek handed to them for free if they hold out long enough?
The administration claims a kind of passive innocence on the text of the resolution, as if it had come upon it at the last moment. We are to believe that the ostensible sponsors — New Zealand, Senegal, Malaysia and a Venezuela that cannot provide its own people with toilet paper, let alone food — had for months been sweating the details of Jewish housing in East Jerusalem.
In major speech, outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defends the U.S. abstention of a U.N. resolution vote that demanded Israel end settlement building, saying the vote reflected U.S. values and was intended to defend the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Reuters)
Nothing new here, protests deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes: “When we see the facts on the ground, again, deep into the West Bank beyond the separation barrier, we feel compelled to speak up against those actions.”
This is a deception. Everyone knows that remote outposts are not the issue. Under any peace, they will be swept away. Even right-wing Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who lives in one of these West Bank settlements, has stated publicly that “I even agree to vacate my settlement if there really will be a two-state solution.” Where’s the obstacle to peace?
A second category of settlement is the close-in blocs that border 1967 Israel. Here, too, we know in advance how these will be disposed of: They’ll become Israeli territory and, in exchange, Israel will swap over some of its land to a Palestinian state. Where’s the obstacle to peace here?
It’s the third category of “settlement” that is the most contentious and that Security Council Resolution 2334 explicitly condemns: East Jerusalem. This is not just scandalous; it’s absurd. America acquiesces to a declaration that, as a matter of international law, the Jewish state has no claim on the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, indeed the entire Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. They belong to Palestine.
The Temple Mount is the most sacred site in all of Judaism. That it should be declared foreign to the Jewish people is as if the Security Council declared Mecca and Medina to be territory to which Islam has no claim. Such is the Orwellian universe Israel inhabits.
At the very least, Obama should have insisted that any reference to East Jerusalem be dropped from the resolution or face a U.S. veto. Why did he not? It’s incomprehensible — except as a parting shot of personal revenge on Benjamin Netanyahu. Or perhaps as a revelation of a deep-seated antipathy to Israel that simply awaited a safe political interval for public expression.
Another legacy moment for Barack Obama. And his most shameful.
Mr. Krauthammer wrote this week about the vacancy in the presidency in the USA. While he is “spot-on” I would add that considering what is going on in Israel and Gaza that it is a good thing he is vacant and that actually Barak Hussein Obama needs to butt completely out as well as pull his administration out of tampering the situation. I know I posted recently about this belief but a week has past and this nation’s president continues to meddle in the affairs like an overweight, ignorant Monday morning quarterback of a sport he knows nor understands next to nothing about. The tragic thing of this scenario is that he unfortunately has the power to push his ignorance into the actual field of play unlike the normal Monday morning quarterback.
The president and his administration do not have the correct morals, principles and values in 99.9% of the situations and issues that have occurred during his presidency. (I am sure that is the case for before his terms and will be so in the after as well).
Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah exist because of a supernatural evil and hatred of Israel. Don’t listen to our administration’s or MSM view of the matters, read these organizations and governments own words. This hatred has existed for thousands of years under different names.
But over here in America I would also offer this thought to consider. What does it say about the media (MSM and entertainment industry etc) and our own governmental leaders that so many if not the clear majority often side in beliefs and values with the organizations such Hamas, Iran and Hezebollah? What does it say that they take up the cause of the Palestinians when the Palestinians elected as their government in Gaza the leadership of Hamas? What are we saying about the state of the matter here in our own country?
Their is plenty of stories and headlines out there about the issues surrounding Israel and Gaza right now. I have been watching and reading and I am not surprised that the president of our country and his administration – specifically Kerry – find that the most constructive thing to do is put pressure on Netanyahu and Israel. The administration of our government is void of character, virtue, common sense and understanding of what is actually going on over there (or heck anywhere). Hamas which is the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza is a tool of Iran and with that knowledge that should be enough to be said. Israel gave them Gaza free of police, military and sanctions. They tried to provide the best foundation for the Palestinians to thrive and become a separate nation. Hamas immediately went to work arming and creating fortresses so as to attack Israel. Read the history. Krauthammer’s recent article is a great summary of what is happening and what is the history of that land is. Kerry mocking Netanyahu and the nation of Israel when he thought no one could hear him just proves the point that in the real moment of his and their being they are void of character and understanding.
Netanyahu has had the military to try their best to limit civilian deaths. Hamas being the cowards and immoral use the civilians as human shields. Again, enough should be said with that knowledge and understanding.
I am embarrassed and close to humiliated that our so-called presidential leadership and his cabinet are the people that they are. I look forward to them all being replaced. I know that is against the grain of the majority in our society in America and that is disturbing as well.
Word of advice for our current president – please shut up and leave Israel alone. You do not have the correct knowledge, understanding or character to try and influence the situation over there.
Mr. Netanyahu please ignore our current administration in all matters that your nation is dealing with.
Wise words from Governor Rick Perry on current events in Syria and Iraq.
An article I have been holding since 5/25 yet again clearly states Iran’s perspective of the USA. Really, as a president, why would you trust them?
Krauthammer’s 6/19 post on developments in Iraq.
In this Guardian post today, 80% of all audio calls (in length not just metadata) are recorded by the NSA.
Or put another way….
In the accent of Ricky Ricardo, “Obama you have some splaining to do.”
The much publicized 7.1m subscribers to O-Care is a deceptive figure.
“If it turns out that the overwhelming majority of the so-called 7.1 were people who had health insurance, liked their health insurance, were renewing their health insurance, and got kicked off their health insurance, whose lives are disrupted, premiums are raised, deductibles are raised, and lost their doctors are now among the 7.1 . . . it’s a net negative,” Krauthammer said.
2. Don’t hold your breath, lets see how many of that 33% will actually follow-through and PAY for their health coverage.
2 cents: Remember the general rule and the corroborating understanding that an exception proves the rule: If Obama’s or his administration’s mouth is moving…….. He/They are lying.
Mr. Krauthammer does another excellent job of putting the tail on the donkey.
One of the points of Gates’ book new book is that policy in the United States is something of a political tool not an ethical or moral tool. Anyone following the antics of some of our Presidents would say “duh, obviously”. But the matter has not always been the case. Reagan’s policies were mostly (I have to use this word since I lack perfect recalling ability) ethical and moral responses or strategies. “W” often acted as such (definitely not always). The current president, our empty suit, however is a political creature with a liberal backbone and his actions are based on the narcissistic acquiring of personal power and prestige so that he can shape the USA in his own image (words selection is deliberate here). But let’s not stop there – we must also look our Congress that has finally matured into a monstrosity organism and organization which is in many ways the same type of creature our president is. Morality, ethics and values that are intertwined in one’s DNA that are not self-serving, narcissistic in nature is almost completely void in our Congressional representation. Why is that? Well ladies and gentlemen that is because they are merely getting away with what our society is allowing them to get away with. Our society in my nation is on the whole diseased and sick with narcissism, immorality, amorality, unethical people. Question my diagnosis? Look at our elected officials. Look at our entertainment industry and their products. Look at our public schools. Look at our universities and colleges. Sad isn’t it.
Yet I am certain of this: Our president and congress doesn’t represent me and a few thousand others.
What a mess this nation has become. When our country desperately needs its own SPRING we are yet dead in the middle of a hard cold winter.
This week the WH of the USA has been scrambling trying to position itself in any way it can that will not appear that it wants to be a leader in the world. Krauthammer points out in his column this week that this continued strategy of the WH has made nations and governments that were once our allies now looking for other ways to grapple with the issues pushing in on them. It seems to me that the WH is trying to make allies of governments that represent some of the most dangerous in the world, aka Iran and Syria. Ostracizing Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Ukraine, Japan, South Korea, EU, Israel, Iraq, Pakistan etc. Central Europe is feeling the press of Putin’s Russia. All of these governments have been dealt icy policy changes from the WH. I realize no government made of human beings will be perfect but surely they can strive to be better than evil, apathetic, narcissistic, amoral, immoral and scandalous. It is a sad reality but in reference to the USA’s WH, no one should trust the current administration. No one meaning other governments and nations but also people like me, citizens of the nation of the USA. Their is a far left neo-socialist agenda in play via the current president which wants a world where all are dependent on governments because the infrastructures of society as each nation knows it are crippled or flat out destroyed. Of course these type of people will be free of the trappings of these degenerate philosophies so it is all theory to them. They won’t have to engage and survive in the new practicality of the destructive forces they unleash on society as a whole. This type of thinking is a cancer and in order to improve quality of life to the patient (society), radical dangerous decisions and actions have to be made. The society/patient may eventually survive but their quality of life is forever weakened. These type of so-called thinkers that institutions prop up and place keys of power in are sociopaths in suits and fine clothing. Well groomed, polished teeth, but beneath the clothes – away from the sight of eyes is disease and putrification. They are corrupters. Designer-diseased pathogens that have the looks of peace and well being but result in a “bad trip” and destruction of the host/society.
The wares being pumped out by the USA now, near future and the past six years are dangerous, destructive cells that allies need to avoid. This administration and specifically the president need to be managed and removed from opportunities of influence, power and infection. Mitigating the activity and crossing with the USA now and in the near future may be difficult in the present but it will ultimately be easier than having to detangle, disinfect and treat one’s government and society from the implications of allowing the relationship continue as it had in the past.
Bottom-line: nations of the world – do not engage with the government of the USA now and the near future. Citizens of the USA, don’t trust your government; it does NOT have your best interests and liberty at heart.