TRUCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL
AND GAZA - LOOKS AS WORTHLESS
AS THE PAPER IT'S PRINTED ON
By: Rob Miller,
The American Thinker
Gaza Ceasefire That Has Taken Effect
This is a follow-on report to our last main article,
"Obama's Mideast Policy: Making
Peace with Islam by Throwing Israel 'Under the Bus'."
It gives evidence to the radical tilt toward the jihadists
(and against Israel) that the Obama Administration has adopted;
it also gives evidence to what can only be considered the purposeful
blindness of the Obama Administration insofar as the threat
that Hamas – acting as a "FRONT" not only for Egypt's
Muslim Brotherhood, but the entire worldwide jihadist
movement – poses for Israel. Like the millions and millions
in the West who refused to take Hitler's craving to annihilate
the Jews seriously, Obama is heading down the same road that
Winston Churchill, Edouard Daladier, FDR and other leaders in
the West took eighty years ago regarding the Jews; he is manifesting
the same cavalier attitude these leaders manifested regarding
the annihilationist threat under which the Jews of that era
Moreover, not only does Obama remain impervious to the threat
the Jihadists pose for Israel, he is impervious to the
cry of the Jewish state:
NEVER AGAIN !
the hill top fortress where in 74 AD, 1,000
Jewish zealots (men, women and children)
led by Eleazar ben Ya'ir decided to end
their own lives rather than be taken alive.
The Zealots cast lots to choose 10 men to
kill the remainder. They then chose among
themselves the one man who would kill the
survivors. That last Jew then killed himself.
Masada is the place where new members of
Israel's Tank Corp take the pledge -
- i.e., that the Jews of Israel would rather suffer another
Masada than allow themselves
to go "gently into that good night" the way the Jews of Europe
did during the Hitler era; that the Israelis are committed,
as the poet Dylan Thomas put it, to "RAGE,
RAGE against the dying of the light," that is
to say, against the annihilationist threats of those who hate
Israel and the Jews. [Please see our article, "Precipitating
a Cascade of Prophetic Events."]
It is precisely this – i.e., Israel's Masada
Complex, a state of mind that entirely escapes the mindset of
Obama and his cohorts – that is making an air strike against
Iran's nuclear facilities a certainty, an event that will catalyze
the final radicalization (Islamization) of the Middle East,
Central Asia and North Africa, and will set the stage for the
Gog / Magog War.
Commenting on the seeming inevitability of such a Masada-like
Israeli air attack against Iran, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Charles Krauthammer writes:
"What's alarming is not just Iran's increasing store
of uranium or the growing sophistication of its rocketry.
It's also the increasingly menacing
emanating from Iran's leaders. Israel's existence is
'an insult to all humanity' says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
'Anyone who loves freedom and justice must strive for the
annihilation of the Zionist regime'. Explains the country's
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Israel is 'a true cancer
tumor on this region that should be cut off'."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Egyptian equivalent
Mohamed Kamel Amr held a joint press conference recently announcing
a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel with Egypt
as a mediating partner. Both sides are to cease attacks
on each other, Israel is to cease targeting Hamas leaders, and
to take some undefined steps to ease its sea blockade of Gaza
after a 24-hour period.
Now, here's what actually happened.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Egyptian equivalent Mohamed Kamel Amr held a joint press conference
According to a couple of my notorious lil' birdies who are
very much in a position to know [all of whom have "past muster"
at the extremely reputable publications at which he works (see
sidebar)], the Israelis fully intended to go into Gaza and eradicate
Hamas. A country like Israel doesn't call up that many reserves
and affect its economy unless they are serious about the matter.
Miller writes for a number of publications, including
the Jerusalem Post, the Los Angeles Times,
the American Thinker and the Atlanta Constitutional
But then the Obama Administration intervened. They were
perfectly happy for Israel to go into Gaza and take out Hamas,
but insisted that they then turn Gaza over to the Palestinian
Authority. This was supposed to strengthen PA President Mahmoud
Abbas as 'Palestine's savior'. As a kicker, President Obama
insisted that Israel immediately declare a Palestinian State
in Gaza and most of Judea and Samaria, including areas currently
under Israeli sovereignty from which the
Jewish residents would then be removed. These were
also to be turned over to Abbas.
If the Israelis were unwilling to
have the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) do Mahmoud Abbas' dirty
work for him and then give up large areas populated by Jews,
then the Obama Administration told the Israelis the U.S. would
not back an IDF ground assault in Gaza.
So the Israelis took the ceasefire, essentially meaning
that Hamas is going to be left in place to regroup and fight
another day ...
NOTE: It seems
that Obama would have preferred to work with Abbas and
the PA, but if that couldn't happen he was (is) prepared
to work with Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood in the hope
that Hamas can be "tamed." What
he seems to have forgotten is that Hamas is the creation
of the Muslim Brotherhood.
mistake about it, Israel is definitely under Hamas's
As a sop for being cooperative, President Obama said in a statement
that he congratulated Netanyahu for accepting the truce and
that the US would use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire
to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs,
especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives
the White House expects the new Muslim Brotherhood government
in Egypt to take charge of policing Hamas - kind of like
the fox guarding the henhouse.
But how that is supposed to happen is, shall we say, problematical.
Apparently, the White House expects the new Muslim Brotherhood
government in Egypt to take charge of policing Hamas –
kind of like the fox guarding the henhouse.
The President also said that he was committed to seeking additional
funding for Iron Dome and other US-Israel missile defense programs.
What's really behind this, of course, is an effort to strengthen
Egypt's Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government
as a regional player and improve ties
between the Islamists and the U.S. ... [Again, we
urge you to see our article, "Obama's
Mideast Policy: Making Peace with Islam by Throwing Israel 'Under
VERY OBVIOUSLY, OBAMA IS PUSHING ISRAEL
INTO A CORNER IN HIS ATTEMPT TO APPEASE THE JIHADISTS
OF THE MIDDLE EAST; BUT IN THE END, HE MAY (INDEED, HE WILL)
PUSH THE ISRAELIS TOO FAR. [Please see our article,
"Precipitating a Cascade
of Prophetic Events."]
Here's yet another indication that President Obama (without
even the consent of 'moderate' Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas Abu Mazen) forced Prime Minister Netanyahu to accept a
'cease fire' arrangement that is favorable to Hamas: the cease-fire
terms released by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's office
do not mention any measures to penalize Hamas for launching
another wave of rocket attacks against Israel.
cease-fire terms released by Egyptian President Mohammed
Morsi's office do not mention any measures to penalize
Hamas for launching another wave of rocket attacks against
The announcement also seems to accept Hamas's demand for
an end to Israeli restrictions on the importation of military-related
items into the enclave, and its ban on the movement of Hamas
people from Gaza to the nearby West Bank [where, very evidently,
Hamas would be free to "infect" the West Bank with the same
kind of jihadism that has taken hold in Gaza] ...
The announcement does not include mechanisms to enforce Hamas's
compliance ... The absence of any enforceable terms in an
inconclusive cease-fire agreement, which would still prevent
Israel's threatened ground movement into the enclave is senseless.
The fact is, any cease-fire arrangement
without terms is a de facto rejection by the United
States and Egypt of Israel's safety.
Israel's government had sought new curbs on Hamas' ability
to smuggle rockets and other weapons into the enclave, and for
the creation of a kilometer-wide buffer zone between Israel
and Gaza. They sought the buffer because local jihadis
routinely launch rockets at Israeli border patrols and farmers.
They didn't get the buffer zone.
It should be clear that the only way
Israel agreed to such a one-sided arrangement is that President
Obama forced the Prime Minister's hand. In other words, Bibi
caved in ...
There's an [Israeli] election very soon. Netanyahu does not
want to give his opposition more ammunition about how he has
spoiled Israel's relations with the United States – something
which is assigned way too high a value here in my humble opinion.
Now, suppose Bibi wins. Does he continue to kiss Obama's butt
after the election, at least for some period of time. My guess
is yes because -
- he wants Obama to strike Iran or at least not veto an Israeli
- unlike the US, a Prime Minister of Israel has no limit on
the number of terms he can serve (Bibi has already served
two) but is subject to his government falling at any time.
Bibi may be afraid that Obama can bring him down if he's not
a good boy.
But Bibi is wrong, he will never get Obama's
okay for such an attack – and that is exactly the point
where Netanyahu's patience with Obama will snap.
As much stock as Israelis put in their relations with the
US, they also recognize that there are
no good relations to be had with this President.
If Bibi eventually defies Obama, the [Israeli] public will back
him. The proof? A Channel 2 poll [in Israel] taken before the
cease fire went into effect ... found that -
- 70% of the Israeli public opposes the cease fire,
- only 7% believe it will last.
And you can bet that most of that 24% that favor it
were not aware of the provisions I highlighted above.
Plainly, the world – and most particularly the
Obama Administration - remains unreceptive and even uncaring
regarding the threat the Jihadists pose to Israel;
as we indicated above, they have forgotten the cry of
the Jewish people:
NEVER AGAIN !
- that the Jews of Israel would rather suffer another
Masada than allow themselves to go willingly "into that
dark night" the way the Jews of Europe did during the
[Again, we URGE you to see our article,
a Cascade of Prophetic Events."]
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