View Full Version : Will Obama Say: An Attack on Israel is An Attack on the U.S.? ...Ed Koch

09-13-2011, 11:50 AM
Israel is now surrounded by Arab and other Muslim nations who believe this is the moment when they can finally destroy the Jewish state. They tried and failed to conquer Israel in five different wars since 1948. They are still trying.

Since the "Arab Spring" revolts in the Arab heartland of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Syria, opinion-makers in the Western world have sought to glamorize those revolutions by comparing them to those by which eastern European countries freed themselves from Communist regimes imposed on them by the Soviet Union.

So when the uprisings took place against the existing repressive Arab governments, the media labeled the various revolutions the "Arab Spring." That title was intended to convey that finally, the Arabs, heretofore stuck in medieval times, had come out of those dark ages and were now to be applauded and welcomed to the western world.

Some observers, including myself, have voiced great concern about the blind support in the west, particularly in our government, for the Arab revolutionary movements everywhere. In my view, it was harmful to our own - the U.S. - national security needs to throw the President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak under the bus by demanding his removal as President Obama did.......

Yes, he was a despot, described as an authoritarian in a world of Muslim dictatorships, but he believed in keeping good relations with the U.S. and keeping the peace with Israel established back in 1978 by Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin at Camp David.

Those who overthrew him have made clear that their intention is to end that peace. The forces that are dominant in Egypt today are the military, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists....... The goal of the military is to preserve their special niche as the principal governing power..... The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist factions are the strongest politically and most organized of all the civilian groups vying for power in the next presidential election.


09-13-2011, 03:12 PM
Will Obama Say: An Attack on Israel is An Attack on the U.S.? ...Ed KochOnly if forced. This should put the final nail in the NATO Alliance.

DumbAss Tanker
09-13-2011, 04:27 PM
Will Obama Say: An Attack on Israel is An Attack on the U.S.?

Probably not, especially if it looks like they can handle it. Just my estimate of the situation.