Mar 19, 2009

The United States Abandoning Israel?

By Michael G. Mickey

It looks as though everyone who feared that Barack Obama would prove to be anything but a friend of Israel was correct in their suspicions, myself among them.

Israel National News is reporting the following, in part:
An unnamed former highly-placed U.S.intelligence official has broken silence and says that America may soon be abandoning Israel in favor of the Arabs. “This is just the beginning”, he said, "Israel could be about to lose the support of the United States."
Just when we thought things couldn't get much worse, if this unnamed source is correct, the United States of America is about to land on the curse side of God's promise of blessing and curse where the nation of Israel is concerned, at a time when we can least afford to no less!
Genesis 12:3: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
While this is but a rumor, albeit an apparently well-grounded one, and the jury is still out concerning where U.S. foreign policy is ultimately headed under the Obama administration, President Obama turning out to be an enemy of Israel is seeming more likely by the minute, both in rumor and in practice.

This morning, even before I stumbled across the story linked above, I read an example of how insanely sensitive to radical Islam the Obama administration is and it made me ill. Absolutely ill.

Conservative Sean Hannity posted the following yesterday:
The language police in the Obama administration have struck again! First they got rid of the term "War on Terror," then they threw "enemy combatants" overboard. Now it's the word "terrorism" itself!

The force behind this change is Secretary of Homeland Security , who told the German newspaper Der Spiegel that she's not going to use the word "terrorism" because it perpetuates the politics of fear. Instead, she'll call terrorist murders "man-caused disasters."

According to the secretary, "I did not use the word 'terrorism,' I referred to 'man-caused' disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur."

Madam Secretary, if you can't even call it by its name, how exactly do you plan to protect us against it? Shying away from the word "terrorism" in an effort to be politically correct is cowardly, not courageous.
Many laughed and mocked those who, leading up to the November elections, openly expressed fears that Barack Obama may secretly be a Muslim. I caught my fair share of heat for writing a commentary on our president's connection and potential affinity to Islam entitled "Music to Barack Hussein Obama's Ears" almost a year ago, but look at us now!

America may be on the verge of turning its back on Israel and we have stooped so low in under 100 days of Barack Obama leadership that this once proud and brave nation can no longer call terrorism by its name, choosing instead to refer to it as a 'man-caused disaster.'

While September 11th, 2001 was one peach of a 'man-caused disaster', I think time may reveal that a far greater 'man-caused disaster' took place on November 4th, 2008 when we elected a proven socialist and potential Muslim sympathizer (at the very least) to be our president.

While I love my nation and pray for the salvation of its leadership, including President Obama, America has slowly been turning its back on God for a long time, but what we're on the verge of now, potentially? I feel physically ill and, quite frankly, scared. So much for "hope and change!" Change we are definitely getting, but HOPE? There is no hope for America's future if we're about to abandon Israel! No hope whatsoever.

I say it often but this morning, after what I've taken in during an hour or so of reading? I have never meant it more when I say, "Come quickly, Lord Jesus!"

Related Links

Update: Israel's chief of staff comes home early after doors close in Obama's Washington - World Tribune
Netanyahu seeking Obama meeting in May U.S. trip - Haaretz
Barack Obama and Israel - American Thinker