Mark LangfanThe writer is Chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI) and specializes in security issues, has created an original educational 3d Topographic Map System of Israel to facilitate clear understanding of the dangers facing Israel and its water supply. It has been studied by US lawmakers and can be seen at www.marklangfan.com.
On March 21, 2011, two full days after US President Obama launched 112 tomahawk missiles against Libya without notification to, or approval of, the US Congress, Obama finally notified Congress in “efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution."
July 12, 2013 is a month after Obama promised heavy weapons anti-Assad rebels to check the Iranian-armed Hizbullah in Syria, no U.S. arms have remotely reached the Syrian rebels.
Iraq claims it is "unable" to stop its neighbor Iran from transferring weapons to Syria through its airspace. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said in a Asharq al-Awsat interview published today July 13, 2013:
"We reject and condemn the transfer of weapons through our airspace and we will inform the Iranian side of that. But we do not have the ability to stop it," he said. "If you imagine these flights breach United Nations Security Council resolutions banning weapons imports and exports from Iran, I invite you to help us."
The same Obama who bombed Libya without informing Congress is now, in the face of Iran's military re-supply of Assad, seemingly impotent to push a few 5k range anti-tank weapons through Congress to the anti-Assad rebels. Such short, but powerful weapons would surely eviscerate Assad's northward supply-line from Homs to Aleppo, without posing a danger to Israel.
Obama called Saudi King Abdullah, and emphasized “the United States’ continued commitment to provide support to the Syrian Opposition Coalition and the Supreme Military Council to strengthen the opposition.” Yes, yes, Obama will "continue" his policy of commitment to Syria, and continue to fail to deliver so much as a single bullet to the Syrian rebels.
Why is Obama dissembling to and harming America's only two remaining Middle East allies?
The only anti-Assad action Obama actually took was to have "three unnamed U.S. officials" (not one, but three officials) specifically name Israel as the guilty party that destroyed the Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles at Latakia last Thursday.
So, not only does Obama prevaricate to the Saudis, he also exposes the possible covert Israeli anti-Assad military blows. Why is Obama dissembling to and harming America's only two remaining Middle East allies? Is Obama publicly goading Assad to launch a retaliatory strike at Israel by embarrassing him with Israel's Latakia strike?
It's simple. Obama doesn't see a Middle East with either Israel or Saudi Arabia. Is this a radical statement? In the most under-reported news story of the Middle East, on Obama's post-election March 2013 trip to Israel, Obama privately laid out his vision of a Saudi Arabia-less Middle East to Netanyahu's inner circle. It was reported in the World Tribune that:
"Diplomatic sources said President Barack Obama has proposed an alliance by [as of then Muslim Brotherhood] Egypt, Iran and Turkey."
“Obama was telling [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu that these countries would stabilize the region and should be supported,” a source said.
The sources, familiar with Obama’s discussions during his March 20-22 visit to Israel, said Egypt, Iran and Turkey represented the new Muslim powers that would determine the future of the Middle East. They said Iran’s alliance with Sunni Egypt and Turkey would avoid a nuclear arms race despite concern over Teheran’s uranium enrichment program."
Where is Saudi Arabia in Obama's "future of the Middle East"? In the dustbin of history, taken over by Iran, that's where! And now the Saudis know it. The Saudi appear to have caught on to Obama's "bait and switch" tactics and have decided to strike back by funding the toppling of the Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt.
And where is Israel in Obama's "future of the Middle East ", with an Islamist Egypt, Islamist Turkey, and an Islamist Iran all working together? Would such an Islamist Triumvirate "stabilize the region"? Would such three-way Islamist entente "avoid a nuclear arm's race"?
How long did Poland last when Hitler and Stalin agreed to the Molotov-Ribbentrop/Nazi-Soviet "Non-Aggression" Pact? It was finalized on August 23, 1939, and Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. That makes 8 days. An Egypt-Iran-Turkey alliance would bring about Israel's annihilation as surely and quickly as the Germany-Soviet pact brought about Poland's occupation.
Israel has no place in Obama's "vision" of a proto-Caliphate three-way Islamist vise with Israel as its common and sole enemy. Having heard Obama personally argue for the Islamist Triple Entente on Obama's signature trip to Israel, Israeli officials would have to be certifiable to believe Obama would ever bomb Iran or defend Israel from an adjoining Palestinian Arab State.
Obama's Islamist "Trifecta" dream of a "United States of Islam" superpower is a genocidal Anaconda nightmare to Israel and Saudi Arabia. Israelis have heard it straight from the horse's mouth. Obama will, if he gets his way, wipe Saudi Arabia off the map, and squeeze Israel to death.
Obama is reversing Churchill's Middle East colonization which divided the Muslims, and was meant to enable Great Britain to to conquer the Muslims. Instead, the anti-colonialist Obama wants the US to unify the Muslims, which will cause the United States to lose to the Muslim world. It seems as though Obama is planning to be the Che-Mao-Bolivar-Saladin of what his Middle Eastern friends intend to create: the world's soon-to-be-established Muslim Caliphate.