Op-Ed: Israel and Obama's Perilous Shift in Foreign Policy
Dr. Joe TuzaraBorn in Manila, American by choice, the author is a former clinical research-physician-general surgeon for Saudi Arabian, Philippine and American healthcare systems and currently an American freelance writer as well as op-ed contributor.
At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Seoul last week, Obama said that he would have "more flexibility" to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him "space, "ABC News reports.
Unbeknownst to the two leaders, the private conversation made public by a live microphone provide a clear pattern of Obama's mindset and glimpse into his future far-left approach to foreign policy in the second term he expects to win.
The implication is far-reaching, since he can do whatever he wants and he no longer feels accountable to America's voting public.
And to everyone's surprise, why in the world should the US with an unmatched strategic advantage in missile defense yield to Russia just to placate Vladimir Putin? And what foreign policy interests is Obama willing to trade for that 'space' so that he can win a second term?
Obama totally unmasked himself with his remarks to Medvedev and his body language speaks volumes about his real sympathies. And that is no joking matter when he showed little regard for our national security.
Barring a surprise Israeli attack on Iran nuclear program, it's hard to imagine that foreign policy will play heavily in an election year. However, expect the American electorate to think twice about giving Obama a second term because of his 'flexibility' of caving on missile defenses.
In a broader sense, Obama's 'flexibility' and politically driven timetable makes no strategic sense to unilaterally disarm America. Hoping that our adversaries will respond in kind is dangerously naïve and completely illogical.
Unprecedented Betrayal and Appeasement
The abrupt cancellation of a Polish- and Czech-based US missile defense system in 2009, deeply undercut two very pro-American allies who had agreed to host in defiance of Russian threats.
This major concession, together with a New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty far more needed by Russia than America, was supposed to ease US-Russia relations, assuage Russian opposition to missile defense and enlist its assistance in stopping Iran's nuclear program, the Washington Post reports.
In a strange display of appeasement, US government officials confirmed to Reuters this week that the Obama White House want to share top-secret intelligence on US missile-defense systems with Russia.
Obama's underhanded overture expressing more faith in Russia at the expense of America and our traditional allies is mind boggling. Indeed, Obama's pursuit of nuclear abolition fantasies to weaken our missile defense systems is a weird recapitulation of American weakness.
In an article written for Foreign Policy magazine, 'Israel's Secret Staging Ground" disclosed that Israel is secretly staging an airstrike on Iran in neighboring Azerbaijan- which would make an Israeli attack on Iran easier.
The Obama administration want to make the plans public to disrupt any secret agreements between Israel and Azerbaijan that would leave the US in the dark, according to Moscow's RT News.
Former US Ambassador John Bolton called the alleged leak "just unprecedented to reveal this kind of information about one of your own allies."
When asked by The Daily Caller, renowned Middle East expert Barry Rubin scoffs at Obama's foreign policy and replied that Israelis does not believe Obama has their back in the face of the Iranian nuclear threat as he recently publicly proclaimed.
Why is this happening?
It is an open secret that George Soros, wealthy anti-Israel Hungarian-American Jew is financing Obama's policies through Media Matters, according to Huffington Post. So it is not surprising that the presence of the left-leaning media watchdog in White House to counter Fox News and Obama's enemies remain suspect for the coordinated leak.
And why would the 'Jewish support for Obama strong despite Israel stance'?, according to Washington Post.
Since Obama took office, a series of verbal mishaps have led to a dreadful question: 'Is Obama a Muslim, Communist or a closet anti-Semite?' 'If not, why is Obama undermining America and its allies?'
Faced with the inconvenient realities, Obama's socialist policies and Islamic upbringing he vehemently denies are all evidence to the contrary. To which former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says 'Obama gives people reason to believe he's Muslim', the Washington Post reported.
Diplomatic Faux Pas Nobody Can Deny
In an unprecedented act of absurdity, Obama was criticised for 'bowing' to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and broke royal protocol by speaking over the national anthem during the Queen's banquet at Buckingham Palace, The Telegraph reported.
On Iran, Obama began his presidency profusely apologizing for the US role in 1953 coup d'état and called for a diplomatic engagement policy without pre-conditions and failed miserably.
Consistently from day one, Obama pressured and bullied Israel over settlements. After his major foreign policy speech last year Obama unilaterally endorsed a Palestinian state based on pre-1967 borders, which proved detrimental to the comatose peace process.
In an utter lack of statesmanship, never in American history has a foreign head of state been treated so rudely at an intense meeting at the White House. Obama even refused to have his picture taken at all with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
To top it all, Obama's lack of regards for other stems from his extreme 'Narcissism of Big Differences', according to the Wall Street Journal.
Last February Gingrich told CBS News that Obama is running a feckless foreign policy of appeasement that endangers the nation's security is "the most dangerous president in modern American history," And defeating that president is "a duty of national security."
Perhaps, it is about time to demand that all presidential candidates submit to mandatory rigorous mental health evaluation with the results to be made public as part of the vetting process. Only then can we declare earnestly at least, that never again another narcissistic and 'dangerous' president whose legacy is a massive post-traumatic stress disorder for America and its allies get inadvertently elected.
Abraham Lincoln famously said 'You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.'