Monday, March 30, 2015

If Israel Can Be Underbussed ...

If President Obama really does push Israel under the bus in retaliation for their opposition to his grand plan at rapprochement with Iran, how do you think Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Turkey will react?

Is President Obama going to turn on Israel under Netanyahu? Never mind the hypocrisy of the president's team over a Netanyahu warning little different than the president's own campaign tactics as a pretext for a break.

Just how do you think Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Turkey will react to a major break with Israel?

Oh sure, in the short run they will probably draw some satisfaction at seeing Israel knocked down a peg by President Obama. They might even be a bit giddy and dance in the streets.

But then they'll realize that Israel has been a very close ally of ours. And still President Obama threw them under the bus. In defense of Iran:

The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran's behalf with other members of the 5+1 countires and convince them of a deal.

And then the Sunni Arab Saudis, Egyptians, and Turks will remember that they also worry about Shia and Persian Iran a lot, too.

And then they'll wonder just how much President Obama would help them against Iran if he'd throw Israel under the bus? They believe the Jewish lobby in America is all powerful--yet even they couldn't prevent this? Whoa.

This is when their pucker factor redlines.

And then they'll say, well at least Israel has nuclear weapons if worse comes to worst regarding a nuclear Iran.

And then Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt--probably in that order--will get their own nuclear weapons to hold off Iran--lest they find themselves under the same nuclear bus as the Israelis.

Do recall that our president won the Nobel Peace Prize for his potential for fighting nuclear proliferation and that he professes to practice "smart" diplomacy.

Combine these two delusions and this is what you get.

Yes, Kerry is probably the worst Secretary of State in living memory. But consider the marching orders he has to work with.