Give ‘Em Hell, Bibi!

bbDuring the 1948 presidential campaign, Harry Truman toured the country attacking Republicans and putting forth his own views on what was best for America.  At one point during a speech in Bremerton, Washington, a man in the crowd cried out, “Give ’em hell, Harry!”
To the delight of the listeners Truman called out,

“I don’t have to give ’em hell.  I just tell ’em the truth and they think it’s hell!”

Well, one thing is certain, Benjamin Netanyahu has not been “giving ’em hell” in recent years.

Under pressure from a hostile American administration and its European Union partners, Benjamin Netanyahu, was forced to humiliate himself by apologizing to Turkey’s president Erdogan for the fact that Turkish Jihadis got themselves killed in a foolhardy attempt to break the blockade of Gaza.  Netanyahu caved to the Palestinian demand that it release Jihadi terrorists in return for the privilege of maybe, at some point, sitting across the table from Palestinian-Arab dictator, Mahmoud Abbas, who is now in the tenth year of his four year term.  Netanyahu agreed to support the creation of a “Palestinian” state on traditional Jewish land in Judea and Samaria and provided electricity to Gaza while the Gazans were shooting rockets into the southern part of the country, making life practically unlivable there.

Netanyahu even agreed to a ten month freeze on building within Jewish townships in Judea and Samaria in order to encourage Abbas back to the negotiating table, but Abbas refused until the final weeks of that ten month period, pocketed the concession and then demanded an extension of the freeze in return for exactly nothing.

No matter how many concessions Israel makes, the Palestinian Authority never reciprocates, continues to teach its children to despise Jews, and incites its people to violence against us.

Yet, as far as Barack Obama is concerned, it is the side that calls for peace and that makes concessions, i.e., the Israeli side, which is intransigent, while the “Palestinian” side calls for blood, never makes a concession, and is never asked to concede anything.  It does not matter to the Obama administration what the “Palestinians” do or do not do, because it is the Jews of Israel, and only the Jews of Israel, that must be disciplined and forced into compliance.

As for Obama, he did give ’em “hell”… the Israelis that is.

As Caroline Glick recalls in the Jerusalem Post:

He and his representatives have given a backwind to the forces that seek to wage economic warfare against Israel, repeatedly indicating that the application of economic sanctions against Israel – illegal under the World Trade Organization treaties – are a natural response to Israel’s unwillingness to bow to every Palestinian demand. The same goes for the movement to deny the legitimacy of Israel’s very existence. Senior administration officials have threatened that Israel will become illegitimate if it refuses to surrender to Palestinian demands.

Last summer, Obama openly colluded with Hamas’s terrorist war against Israel. He tried to coerce Israel into accepting ceasefire terms that would have amounted to an unconditional surrender to Hamas’s demands for open borders and the free flow of funds to the terrorist group. He enacted a partial arms embargo on Israel in the midst of war. He cut off air traffic to Ben-Gurion International Airport under specious and grossly prejudicial terms in an open act of economic warfare against Israel.

But, now, Netanyahu has an opportunity to “give ’em hell” in return and I very much hope that he does so.

This is not for the purpose of giving Obama the comeuppance that he so richly deserves, but to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear bomb within 2 years or 5 years or 10.

Obama broke his promise.  He told the world that the United States would prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weaponry, but now he has changed his tune.  Instead of preventing Iran from nuclear break-out capacity, the Obama administration wants the United States to constrain, but not impede, Iranian nukes for maybe ten years, while allowing it a one-year window for completing its Jihadi Bomb.

The reason that Obama is going to allow Iranian nuclear break-out capacity is because the US administration is endeavoring to turn the Islamist state into a regional strategic partner.  It is also for this reason that the Obama administration is comfortable with Iranian expansion into Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon, if not Iraq.

This is entirely unacceptable to the people of Israel – left, right, and center – and the Sunnis throughout the region are, for the most part, no happier about any of this than are the Jews.  The only people who seem comfortable with Iranian nukes are Barack Obama and the Iranians, themselves.

If Obama gets his way, we will see an arms race throughout the Middle East with virtually every significant player scrambling to kick-start their own nuclear programs.  There is certainly no possible way that Egypt will allow a nuclear armed Shia Iran without Cairo gaining that capacity, as well.

What is necessary is for the American people to make it clear to the Obama administration that we stand not only with the people of Israel, but with people the world over – most particularly in the Middle East – who understand that a nuclear-weaponized Iran is potentially disastrous enough that as a basic matter of common sense it must be prevented.

Obama is not up to this job, because his heart is clearly not in it.  Obama the community organizer is comfortable with Iranian nukes.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the commando, clearly is not.

I say, give ’em hell, Bibi.

Just tell ’em the truth and they’ll think it’s hell.

First published at ISRAEL THRIVES

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  1. Ray in Seattle

    After reading both your post here and Caroline Glick’s last week – it seems clear to me that Obama’s heart is in it. Unfortunately it’s into transforming the ME into a place where it would be impossible for Israel to survive. If one were to imagine the perfect plan to do that – it would look very much like the steps he has already taken – enumerated very well by Caroline in her last essay. This is exemplified perhaps by his brazen attempt to empower the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt – which at created a speed bump for Obama. I believe making Israel defenseless against its worst enemies is the legacy he came into office with and most wishes to achieve before he leaves office. Israel may soon be faced with a multi-army assault from Hisb’allah and the Iranian Guards on the north borders and Hamas in Gaza. Israel’s enemies may realize they will never have a better chance. This time Obama has nothing to lose from withholding support and openly impeding Israel’s military defense – which he’ll blame on Netanyahu for “interfering” in US politics. Of course, he’s the one interfering in Israel’s but you won’t see any “analysis” of that sort from the liberal US media.

    • I just heard on FOX news where a broadcaster remarked, “President Obama will not meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu because he has no desire to interfere with the forthcoming Israeli election.”

      It made me throw up in my mouth a little.

      The hypocrisy is just astounding!

      It’s so naked and so brazen.

      Everyone who follows Israel knows that the WH sent a team to unseat Netanyahu.

      Not only do they not want him in Washington D.C., they clearly don’t want him in Jerusalem, either.

  2. The comment “President Obama will not meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu because he has no desire to interfere with the forthcoming Israeli election.” was said ages ago when this visit was first touted.

    The interference into the Israeli electoral process is an utter disgrace.