Israel’s interception of Iran-sent weapons to Gaza exposes Obama and Kerry’s villainous nature

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GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, March 7, 2014 — In his fascinating book, “I Wear the Black Hat”, Chuck Klosterman defines a villain as the person that, “in any situation, knows the most but cares the least.” Doing the least is tantamount to caring the least, so one who knows the most but takes no action would be a villain, as well.

In their interactions with the radical Islamic regimes of the Middle East, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, men with access to more information on the subject than nearly anyone else in the world, are doing the least.

No one could honestly believe that Obama and Kerry’s’ pathetic love-affair with toothless diplomacy will influence the fate of the region positively in any way.

They are wrong when they insist that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is Israel’s last great chance at peace, and that Israel must be forced to enter an agreement with him at all costs. They are equally incorrect in the assessment that the West should experiment with diplomacy to deal with the nuclear-weapons-seeking, Ayatollah-run establishment in Teheran.

If America’s utopian foreign policy could be proven foolish by an early-morning raid by the Israeli Defense Force — a story that no American news outlet will even bother covering — then it had very feeble legs  to stand on to begin with.

Early Wednesday morning, the Israeli navy intercepted a ship in the Red Sea that was bound for the Gaza Strip. The captured vessel was found to be carrying an Iranian weapons shipment on its way to the Strip. According to the IDF, following an initial sweep of the ship, a soldier discovered several dozen advanced Syrian M-302 missiles, with a range of up to 125 miles and a payload of up to 375 pounds. The missiles were hidden in shipping containers also carrying sacks of concrete. The ship had reportedly set sail from Iran 10 days before.

Instead of acting like the superpower they think they are, admitting that they have been wrong in their approach to Iran, and taking measures to reverse course before it’s too late, the Obama Administration’s limitless arrogance and ideological zealotry once again got in the way of rational policy.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday that talks were still “appropriate” to try to reach a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program.

Assessing this seemingly run-of-the-mill raid by the IDF with Occam’s razor shouldn’t have proven too difficult to the great and mighty Obama crew, but saving face is clearly a higher priority than global security for them.

If Iran is shipping weapons to Hamas in the Gaza Strip to be used to kill Israelis, then Hassan Rouhani and his government are clearly not interested in peace with the Jewish State. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put it, “as it conducts talks with [world] powers, as Iran smiles and utters pleasantries, the same Iran is sending lethal weapons to terror organizations … via an intricate network of clandestine global operations … in order to hurt innocent civilians.”

“This is the real Iran and this country must not be allowed to have nuclear weapons,” he said. This is hardly a disproportionate response to the Israeli Navy’s discovery.

Earlier in the week, Kerry said in his speech to the 2014 AIPAC conference that America’s current easing of sanctions to allow diplomacy to prevail was, “not a process that is about trusting Tehran. This is about testing Iran.”

A test is administered when an unknown exists. What exactly is unknown about Iran and their intentions at this point?

The IDF raid in the Red Sea does not only invalidate all of Obama and Kerry’s policies regarding Iran; it contradicts their warped outlook on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well.

In Obama’s sadly expected hit-job on Netanyahu while the PM was airborne, en route to the White House, his interviewer, Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg noted that,

Obama made it clear that he views Abbas as the most politically moderate leader the Palestinians may ever have. It seemed obvious to me that the president believes that the next move is Netanyahu’s.

“I believe that President Abbas is sincere about his willingness to recognize Israel and its right to exist, to recognize Israel’s legitimate security needs, to shun violence, to resolve these issues in a diplomatic fashion that meets the concerns of the people of Israel. And I think that this is a rare quality not just within the Palestinian territories, but in the Middle East generally … In that kind of environment, where you’ve got a partner on the other side who is prepared to negotiate seriously, who does not engage in some of the wild rhetoric that so often you see in the Arab world when it comes to Israel, who has shown himself committed to maintaining order within the West Bank and the Palestinian Authority and to cooperate with Israelis around their security concerns — for us to not seize this moment I think would be a great mistake.”

If Abbas were honestly sincere about making peace, he would not be allowing long-distance missiles to fall into the hands of the extremist Hamas regime.

If Abbas had no idea that the missiles were making their way to Gaza, or if he could not have kept them from reaching Hamas or convinced Hamas to stand down once they had the missiles, then of what possible value is a peace treaty signed by the P.A. president?

Even if they had previously deluded themselves into believing that Abbas was a last great hope for peace, Obama and Kerry now know, via this early-morning raid, that this can no longer be a logical assumption. Abbas is either complicit in the attempts to eradicate Israel, or he is an ineffective means to preventing such attempts.

Barack Obama and John Kerry are certainly among those who know the most about the current situation in the Middle East. If they continue to do nothing, or worse, willingly or unwillingly help strengthen radical Islam, then they are villains plain and simple and should be labeled as such for posterity.

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  • irtechie

    Please understand, the left has pushed their “un-education” system, and it has affected quite a few. We will get this fixed soon and get people back on track, or I fear we will have a civil war. Either way it will be fixed within a few years. Most of us back you, the rest think a comedy channel is real news.

  • Carla Cox

    Yes and Thank You for Saying it!
    They are not as inept as they appear, this is all part of a plan. I agree there may be civil unrest.
    Americans must be ready for whatever happens next and I fear they are not.

  • guy r west

    there are those who will not bee happy with what ever happens but for those who can read and under stand who display some bit of common since pray and get ready as best you can NO one is out too like what happens

  • Eugeneq

    Lets get those ham grenades ready

    • mrmike

      Launch cans of “Pork & Beans” into Philistine. That will be a hoot !

  • LeeSturgeon

    The original reports [this story is a little old] explained [1] that U.S. provided Israel with the information to know about and locate this ship, and [2] there is no evidence to prove for sure that the cargo came from Iran. Other follow up stories have also reported that it would make no sense for Iran to ship military items to Gaze BY SEA since everyone knows that Israel has Gaza surrounded and patrols the seas nearby to the extent that nothing gets through. Sounds phony to anyone willing to think rather then jerk a knee.

    • bumpkin

      again, the end justifies the means for them… lie, a little, cheat a little, steal a little, scam a little… the daily diet of a true liberal… Their college teachers spend much time on browbeating their students into thinking they are liberals, so that when these little kids get to the polls, they will vote liberal at least once… then as they later realize what hogwash they were treated to, they quietly change parties, and nobody is the wiser- no grad sues their teachers for brainwashing… They just feel embarrassed about it happening to them… Be thus sure to explain to your upcoming college kid that they are NOT a liberal… ,more likely a libertarian, although at least ONE of their college instructors will try to convince them otherwise in order to get votes for liberals…

  • bumpkin

    Thus, it is right to assume that s/he who knows the most and cares the most is a hero! Good. We need one, since those who care the most right now are on the OUTSIDE of the government, unfortunately. Glenn Beck’s The Blaze Network actually DID report on this news, so a media outlet DID cover it. And what do you really EXPECT from a Liberal Government? They are behaving EXACTLY as Liberals the world over are behaving… as though THEY have all the answers to every problem, but when it comes down to the rubber meeting the road, they are as aclusitic as a third grader- and in some cases, much less so. After all. Obama cant even SPELL the word ‘respect’, so how can anyone expect his to actually HAVE any? Sit a group of Liberals down with a group of third graders, ask them the same questions, on how to fix this or that problem, and I believe you will receive much the same answer from both groups once the silliness subsides from either group… The thing that gets Liberals a bit of forward motion in politics is money… When one is not smart enough to EARN money, one will resort to stealing it, and many common criminals are good at that, often even outshining financially those who believe they should work for their money. Be that as it may, money does buy political positions, it can buy votes, it can buy con artists, etc, and throw enough money at any political problem, (never fail to recall, however, that thieves are far less cautious with ‘their’ money than the working man is, because thieves understand there is an unending stream of it out there so long as there are working men left, and THEY don’t need to sweat to get it..) …you will buy the rights to that political problem. which is what has happened with the Obama presidency pro tem. We all know he isn’t REALLY our President because he didn’t come by it honestly, -however, like stolen money, he gets to spend it until its gone, because he has enough other common thieves surrounding him with machine guns to force the issue with the outsiders. (which is why he wants to control our guns, btw) I only hope the truth comes out while he is still alive… and we get to have the satisfaction of seeing him in prison, writing and then selling his books to other up-and-coming thieves.,, sort-of a how-to-scam biblio…

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the world is struggling with trying to overcome all of the stupid liberals and all of their mistakes in all of the nations of the world… and it is a mess, kids. The only way I can see to stop the bRat attack on the Earth is to stop feeding the bRats. Rather than run around cleaning up their bRat-droppings, we need to ELIMINATE the bRats. Find a way to motivate yourselves to BE present and accounted for during voting, including actually following your vote from the end of your pen to the counting table and back to where its tallied and finally stored… make laws -pass that maintain your right to do so if there are none in your state at the moment,… talk to your congressfolk! Raise hell in your State capitols, until they feel the earthquake from it at the National level. There is nothing more appealing to a thief than a target who just doesn’t care and inst actively involved in guarding their stuff. Look. Thieves are there to target absolutely everything in the world that they can resell, from votes to bees Yes, bees. In SanFran, I read that a beekeeper has to chain his hives down because thieves actually come and steal his bees, or even his frames from within the hives! Thieves are that low. How does that apply to politics? Again, thieves will steal anything from you, from your vote, right down to the shoes off your feet. Once there is a market for navel lint, watch out… Liberals are immoral, (they believe the end justifies the means they used to achieve it- yes, immoral…) and thus, very likely to be thieves. Watch out for them, don’t trust them, and for Heaven’s SAKE, don’t FEED THEM A PRESIDENCY! omgsh! Talk about your disaster! It is tantamount to walking into a Federal Prison and grabbing an inmate and announcing that this is the next POTUS! You will not get different results than we have today.