Iran, Israel, Turkey, America: The Coming Train-Wreck
Posted by KingShamus on June 9, 2010
Well, the anti-Israel bias coming out of the Obama White House is getting so intense even al-Reuters is starting to notice.
Under President Barack Obama, the United States no longer provides Israel with automatic support at the United Nations where the Jewish state faces a constant barrage of criticism and condemnation.
The subtle but noticeable shift in the U.S. approach to its Middle East ally comes amid what some analysts describe as one of the most serious crises in U.S.-Israeli relations in years.
Under Obama, the United States seeks to reclaim its role as an impartial Middle East peace broker which critics say it lost during the previous administration of George W. Bush.
“Israel became used to unconditional support of the United States during eight years of the Bush administration,” said Marina Ottaway, director of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington.
But at least the Obama Admenstruation is giving Israel some much needed support.
However, Washington continues to block what it sees as efforts to use the United Nations as a forum for bashing Israel — which one U.S. official told Reuters was “nine out of 10 initiatives regarding Israel in New York.”
So the UN can only blood libel the Israelis a little bit. That’s…great…I guess.
But really, St. Barry is truly doing an awful lot to help out our best Middle Eastern ally.
Obama has also pushed hard to get a fourth round of U.N. Security Council sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program, which Israel sees as its top security threats. A vote on new Iran sanctions is expected this week.
Wow.More weak-piss fake-o-la UN sanctions. For a country-Iran-that has never given a fuck about UN sanctions. President SmartiePantsDiplomacyDude sure has an uncanny knack for giving American allies exactly what they don’t need. Next American gift for Israel: An IPod full of Barack Obama’s speeches.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Middle East seems to be coming unglued. As Ken over at the Conservative Hideout notes, Iran is threatening to give naval cover to the next Gaza flotilla of Missiles/Peace. The fact that Iran can even make that threat speaks to just how weak the American-Israel alliance is seen by the douchebag Iranian mullahs.
Will Iran actually go through with it? Probably not. It’s a dangerous gambit that will almost surely lead to a regional clusterfuck with the Iranians ending up on the short end of the stick. Besides, the Iranians don’t yet have the bomb (I hope), so they’re probably quite averse to starting a fight with Israel before they’re ready. The Iranian regime seems intent to string the West along with this sanctions crap until it gets nukes.
That doesn’t mean that Iran won’t give the Israelis a black eye if they can get away with it. What they might do is get some boot-licking Islamo-dweeb lackey state to jump in front of the bus for the Iranians. Any takers?
…I am no expert on Turkey, but I am prepared to consider the possibility that the Iranians have urged him [Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan] to attack, and that they swear to Allah that they’ve got his back. It would be folly to believe the mullahs, who love to gull others into doing their dirty work, but Erdogan might be dreaming crazy dreams about being the great liberator, taking back the Holy Land, and reconstituting the Empire/Caliphate.
Yes it’s crazy. But the world is full of crazies. And the United States is absent, thereby giving the crazies license to act on their nutty visions.
And there you have it. America cannot or will not help Israel in any meaningful way. That lack of fortitude is now seen by the regional bad guys as a sign that they’re now free to crawl out from under their rocks and strike at their enemy: Israel.
It seems pretty clear that Obama is perfectly happy to let Israel twist in the wind. America has done little since the Obamster’s ascendency to back down the mutual enemies of the US and Israel. In the case of Turkey, it’s done little to try to keep it in the pro-Western/pro-Israel orbit. Fail.
Prediction: There will be another Hezbollah War this summer. This time, however, Israel might be forced to fight not just the proxies…who are growing by the day it seems…but the puppet-masters as well.
Good luck, Israelis. You’re on your own.