Op-Ed: US Weapons Resupply - Also to be Grounded?
Mark LangfanThe writer, who specializes in security issues, has created an original...
President Obama is the master of Double-Speak, saying one thing and meaning the exact opposite. Remember how Obama promised, “You can keep your doctor if you like him,” and how it turns out that you can’t keep him because Obamacare won’t pay him?
Israel and Americans Jews cannot wait for the last-minute to discover whether Obama will refuse Israel’s request for military assistance.
Given Obama’s track record of betrayal of Israel, his hollow recital of “Israel has the right to defend herself,” might actually have a doublespeak meaning as well - that "Israel has the right to defend herself", but without any American military resupply.
Israel could now be on collision course with the most anti-Israel president America has ever seen.
On October 6, 1973, Yom Kippur, Israel was shocked by the massive and effective surprise attacks by Egyptian and Syrian armies afer America forced it to refrain from attacking the Egyptian army massing on its borders. On October 8th, Israel was losing the war. On October 8-9th, Israel went on to nuclear alert. Kissinger learned of the Israel nuclear alert on the morning of October 9. That day, President Nixon ordered the commencement of Operation Nickel Grass, a massive American military airlift to replace all of Israel's military material losses. In a couple of weeks, Nixon’s military air-bridge shipped 22,325 tons of military supplies to Israel and saved Israel from might have been her destruction.
In Mid-June 2014, Hamas kidnapped and murdered three Israel teens. Israel launched an operation to sweep up the Hamas operatives in Judea and Samaria and exact punishment for Hamas’ crimes. On July 6, after Israel defeated Hamas in their quiet battle to take over Judea and Samaria, Hamas began to launch barrages of various range missiles into Israel from Gaza and employ its tunnels to murder and attempt to kidnap Israelis inside of Israel.
Hamas declared, “All Israelis” had become “legitimate targets.” Hamas refused any reasonable ceasefire, and Israel was forced to attack Gaza proper in a land operation. Instead of President Obama declaring the immediate creation of a military re-supply of America’s ally Israel, Obama ordered his FAA to shut-down Israel’s entire economy by grounding all flights to Ben Gurion Airport. The FAA banned not only passenger planes, but supply planes as well.
To compound Obama’s betrayal of Israel, Obama declared a donation of $47 million aid to the very Hamas-controlled Gaza from which Hamas was firing rockets. Obama has turned the United States into an ally of Hamas, the supreme terrorist group, and into what would appear to be a de facto enemy of Israel. In the coming days, Israel will likely need a massive re-supply of military goods of all kinds. It is then when Obama’s real intentions will be exposed for Israel to see.
Hamas is thinning its missiles barrages, perhaps because it is weakened, but perhaps because it is hoping to outlast Israel while Obama saves Hamas by forcing Israel into a premature ceasefire. Obama may have several strategic motives before refusing military re-supply.
1) Obama could be planning to demand Israel’s ironclad commitment to a Green-Line Palestinian State into return for his military re-supply;
2) Obama wants to pour poison into the budding strategic military entente between Israel and the moderate Sunni Arab states;
3) Obama wants anti-Israeli street protests to de-stabilize Egypt’s Sisi and the other Sunni Arab states so as to provoke a Muslim Brotherhood re-takeover; and/or
4) Obama intends to so weaken Israel militarily that Israel’s military option against Iran is neutered permanently.
Obama could very likely want any one or all of these militarily debilitating results.That, of course, doesn't mean he will achieve them.
There is even the possibility that if Israelshows signs of military shortages, Iran will order Hezbollah, even though it is weakened after fighting for Assad and is much less powerful in Lebanon, to escalate and hit Israel from the north and put Israel into a two-front war with already deleted military supplies.
Israel and Americans Jews cannot wait for the last-minute to discover whether Obama will refuse Israel’s request for military assistance. We must mobilize our Israeli military re-supply offensive now, or when the crisis fully hits we will be powerless. Israel must sound the clarion call to all American Jews, and to its supporters in the US Congress. Israel must make clear now that this war is a “do or die” war that could spell the end of the Jewish State if Israel is denied military resupply, and if it ends on Obama’s terms of surrender.
American Jews will have to disabuse themselves of the delusion that “Obama is the greatest friend Israel has ever had.” This won’t be easy. But unless the military re-supply political machinery is built now to expose the possible Obama refusal to resupply when it hits, it will be to late in real-time to save Israel. We must act now, or be rendered powerless to stop a President Obama who may be the “worst enemy Israel has ever had.”