The U.S. abandonment of Israel

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

8 March 2009: It is indeed change you can believe in. The Obama administration has broken from tradition by choosing to remain silent and failing to condemn a terrorist attack in Israel that occurred last week. On Thursday, Marei Radaydeh, a Palestinian construction worker used a bulldozer to attack a police car, a bus and other vehicles on a busy Jerusalem street, injuring two police officers. Radaydeh used the bulldozer to drag and flip the police car in a busy intersection and pushing it into a bus that was stuck in traffic before being shot and killed. Police found an open Quran in the driver’s compartment of the bulldozer. Obama’s condemnation was conspicuous amid the praise bestowed upon the terrorist by HAMAS lawmaker and spokesman Mushi el-Masri.

“So what,” you might say. After all, the incident was really insignificant in the overall scheme of things. Perhaps, but the U.S. response - or lack thereof - is more ominous than it appears.

It has been a long standing policy to stand behind our Israeli allies, even if such policy merely amounts to paying lip service in public while exerting political pressure of restraint privately. Now, it appears evident that the United States, under Barack Hussein Obama as President and Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, is not even willing to do that. The pro-Palestinian, pro-HAMAS agenda of Barack Hussein Obama and his administration should be clear to anyone who is willing to take time away from watching their retirement funds evaporate into thin air, and equally unsettling.

It was December 31, 2008 that I published “Part I” of my interview with a now retired intelligence official who explained that the U.S. would abandon Israel in favor of the Palestinians, who would attempt to slice and dice the nation of Israel to achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East. According to this source:

“I have every reason to believe, based on what I’ve seen at my level of [security] clearance especially over the last several years, that Israel will soon be completely on their own… or worse.” When asked what could be worse than losing the support of the United States, he stated: “when our administration provides more support to Arab countries [with] financial and military aid, undercutting Israel’s defense efforts all while pushing Israel to succumb to the pressure of unreasonable demands designed to end with their political annihilation as a nation.” [emphasis added].

After I published that article, I received countless e-mails from readers who stated that the prospect of the U.S. sending troops to help the Palestinians was absurd. Even a number of listeners to Israel National Radio during my appearance on the Tamar Yonah Show expressed skepticism regarding the accuracy of my information and validity of my source. That skepticism began to wane with the publication of an op-ed piece on February 7, 2009, written by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman who suggested that the U.S. should commit troops to assist the Palestinians.

One might respond that Friedman is a columnist, not a policy maker.  Enter Samantha Power, appointed by Obama to the National Security Council. Power. Watch the following 3 minute excerpt from an interview where Power appears to advocate the use of U.S. troops to in support of the Palestinians, bringing the scenario described on this site in December one step closer to reality:

This shift in policy is one change you can believe in. It is at the core of the establishment of a “new world order,” a phrase once exclusively uttered by conspiracy theorists and nutjobs.  This is a change that you can not only believe in,  but a change that will ultimately have the greatest impact on the future of the United States and the balance of global power.

It would appear that the information provided by my intelligence source was dead-on accurate. Consider the following:

  • The first telephone call made to a foreign leader by Barack Hussein Obama in his capacity as President was to Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). Although Abbas is seen by many in the West as a key person in Middle East peace talks, he is on record publicly minimizing the number of Jews killed in Nazi Germany during the holocaust and insistent on the establishment of Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state.
  • The first television interview by Barack Hussein Obama as President was with Al-Arabiya TV, an Arab station with an estimated audience of 23 million viewers across the Gulf region.
  • The first official act within the Middle East foreign policy by Barack Hussein Obama was the signing of an executive order on January 27, 2009 giving over $20 million in “migration assistance” to Palestinian “refugees” with ties to HAMAS to settle in the United States. That stroke-of-the-pen action pales in comparison to the $900 million pledged by Barack Hussein Obama to the Palestinian Authority “to help rebuild Gaza after Israel’s invasion.”
  • Pledging nearly a billion U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Palestinian Authority during a time of economic crisis should be considered insane fiscal policy by itself, but becomes even more questionable when history has proven that a substantial chunk of that money will end up in the hands of Islamic terrorists intent on the destruction of Israel – and the United States.

Barack Hussein Obama, a man who was supported by the votes of 78% of American Jews, has created a foreign policy team that represents the greatest threat to Israel ever coming out of the United States, including:

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is determined to undermine the national security of Israel by slicing up the tiny nation to appease Arab and Islamic paymasters;
  • Robert Malley, the head a group of Middle East policy advisers for a think-tank funded (in part) by anti-Israel billionaire activist George Soros;
  • Charles Freeman, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1989 to 1992, president of the Middle East Policy Council, and selected by Obama to head the National Intelligence Council;
  • Samantha Power, appointed by Obama to the National Security Council.

Coming tomorrow: Additional information offered by this intelligence source: The coming war.