Planet Earth Calling to the UN!

March 26th, 2015 by ilyameyer

The parallel universe – totally divorced from reality – that is the UN:

“2014 is the worst year for Palestinians since 1967″.

Excuse me? THAT is what is worrying the UN today?

Let’s see just some of the things that meantime are worrying people on Planet Earth, far removed from the rarified atmosphere of the UN:

  1. At the time of writing, Shia Iran is invading Yemen via its Houthi terrorist proxies.
  2. Sunni Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan and other countries have sent in jets to bomb the Iranian-backed Houthi troops.
  3. Saudi Arabia says 100 jets and a ground invasion of 150,000 troops will be needed to counter the Iranian offensive.
  4. With this latest development, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Gulf states have tacitly allied themselves with Israel in openly acknowledging that US President Obama the biggest single strategic danger to the Middle East – and by extension the world – for his string of catastrophic foreign-policy failures. That at least is the one encouraging sign in all this – Obama’s policies have actually created a kind of detente between the Jewish state and much of the Arab world. Kudos – finally! – to Obama. Albeit not the way he planned it…
  5. Lebanon is already lost to Shia terrorist army Hezbollah, another Iranian proxy.
  6. Syria has seen more than 200,000 of its civilians butchered in a primeval slaughter carried out by – you guessed it – Shia Iran-backed Alawite leader Assad. He is currently engaged in battling not only his own civilians but also various ISIS/Daesh terrorist groups. ISIS/Daesh are Sunni groups. Not to be confused with Sunni al Qaeda subsidiary al Nusra, which sometimes fights alongside ISIS/Daesh, and sometimes against them.
  7. Sunni attacks against Shia mosques, and Shia attacks against Sunni mosques, in Iraq are reaching epidemic proportions on a weekly, often daily, basis.
  8. The Christian population in the Arab world is being decimated. Not least in the Palestinian territories under the control of Fatah and Hamas. And in Nigeria. And Syria. And Iraq. And Pakistan. And Egypt.
  9. The Kurds, a wonderful 20-million strong people crying out for their independence, are being utterly ignored by the world community.
  10. Iran is on the verge of being allowed to reach break-out to create its very own nuclear bomb – with the agreement of US President Obama and the slightly more reluctant but coerced agreement of the Europeans.

And all this is just the Middle East. That’s before we get to massive political, medical and educational problems in Africa, economic problems in South America, Russia’s constantly flexing muscles in first Ukraine and now Finland (!), China’s illegal occupation and ethnic cleansing of Tibet, Turkey’s illegal occupation and ethnic cleansing of half of Cyprus, the massive, seemingly unstoppable, flow of desperate migrants from North Africa to Europe, and more and more and more.

But the UN bigwigs, bless their high tax-free salaries, free travel, air-conditioned offices and publicly funded golden retirement schemes, choose to ignore all this and instead highlight the fact that Palestinian civilians died in 2014.

That would be the year Hamas declared war on Israel and fired rockets on Israeli civilians from within civilian infrastructure – and even killed scores of their own people with misfired rockets, as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have now documented.

Seriously, isn’t it time we disbanded the UN and recreated a world body open only to democratic states? Which would, for instance, automatically exclude “Palestine”, whose President Mahmud Abbas has now entered the eleventh year of his five-year presidency. Abbas is supported in this venture, financially, diplomatically, militarily, by the US, EU and – you guessed it – the UN …

Does Barack Obama Even Remember What He Says?

March 20th, 2015 by ilyameyer

What’s that saying about ‘the pot calling the kettle black’?
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest characterized Netanyahu’s suggestion that Arabs were voting ‘in droves’ against him as a “cynical Election Day tactic” and questions Netanyahu’s commitment to peace.

In other words, Barack Obama doesn’t approve of cynical election day tactics.

Really?

Let me see now; I wonder who said the following:

“Let me be clear. Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable … any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

Read that last bit again:

“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

Today Obama, furious that he lost the Israeli elections, is reportedly planning on punishing Netanyahu – and all of Israel – by supporting the Palestinian terrorists’ position on statehood. A unilateral move that entirely ignores every single one of the above commitments.

Remember that the above are the words of Barack Obama. In his defence, he spoke them while he was candidating for election to the Presidency.

He spoke them before he became President Obama. Once elected, he no longer needed to keep to his word.

And today he professes indignation over an Israeli statesman whom he accuses of “cynical election day tactics”…

Candidate Obama, who through outright dishonesty and blatant lying managed to fool sufficient numbers of Americans into voting for him, turning him into President Obama, now accuses Benjamin Netanyahu of using “cynical election day tactics” to retain the premiership.

After receiving a massive barracking (no pun intended) in the press for being just about the only leader of a democratic nation not to congratulate Netanyahu on his electoral win, Obama waited a few days and then, shamed into action, chose to call the Israeli premier at two-thirty in the morning.

The sheer immaturity, the back-biting, spiteful puerility and spoilt-girl antics of the current incumbent of the White House are unsurpassed in the annals of diplomacy.

Obama needs to acknowledge that he lost his election campaign in Israel. It may be galling to Obama, especially bearing in mind the significant sums of US taxpayer dollars spent on the Israeli election campaign, but he needs to reconcile himself to the fact that, scarcely surprisingly, the Israeli electorate chose – well – they chose an ISRAELI to lead the nation, rather than the proxy favoured by a massively discredited American who already leads his own nation. Well, kind of…

Barack: get over it, you lost the Israeli election. Now get on with your life. And leave Israel to do what it needs to do to live its own life in its troubled neck of the woods.

The Emperor’s New Clothes Are Embarrassingly Transparent

March 19th, 2015 by ilyameyer

Apparently Barack Obama is the President, Prime Minister and National Saviour of the Jewish state of Israel.

He is also the Global Conscience of the entire world.

In his own mind, at least.

Yesterday, March 18th 2015, it became clear that:

The administration of President Barack Obama will not accept Netanyahu’s policy reversal since his historic speech at Bar-Ilan University in 2009 and have handled his statements as driven by electioneering.”

(Reported by Ynetnews March 18, 2015)

As the above curt report makes clear, President/Prime Minister/National Saviour and Global Conscience Barack Obama does not approve of policy reversals.

Interestingly, here is what this very same Barack Obama had to say in 2008 on the subject of Iran’s nuclear weapons strategy and Israel’s capital city Jerusalem. Remember, however, that back then, in 2008, Obama was just Senator Obama, candidate for the Presidency. Today that same Obama is President.

So of course this is not policy reversal. Not at all, and here’s the explanation.

The salient point is that he had one policy as Candidate Obama, and a totally different one as President Obama. Now THAT’s consistency! So don’t go confusing that steadfast, pre-planned tactic with policy reversal, don’t go accusing him of folding in the face of dangerous demands by the sworn enemies of America’s staunch ally Israel, enemies such as the terrorists who rule in Tehran and Ramallah.

We knew, in 2002, that Iran supported terrorism. We knew Iran had an illicit nuclear program. We knew Iran posed a grave threat to Israel … We will also use all elements of American power to pressure Iran. I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon“.

(Transcript of Senator Obama’s speech to AIPAC, June 4, 2008)

And:

Let me be clear. Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable … (any) agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

(Haaretz, June 4, 2008)

Like I said, the above statements, which totally and irreversibly contradict his current positions on both Iran and Jerusalem, can in no way be misconstrued as flip-flopping or policy reversal – those are mistakes made by mere mortals, and Obama is elevated way beyond that meagre level. They are NOT policy reversals because he has consistently maintained two policies, one as Candidate Obama and a totally different, entirely incompatible, one as President Obama.

So please stop picking on the POTUS and join him in focusing your venom on elected Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of Israel’s Likud party. That man Netanyahu, whose sole claim to fame is that he is an Israeli politician representing what he sees as Israeli interests, needs to be taken down a peg or two. Preferably in public, so that US Democratic voters can see just how powerful President Obama is. That power is not so much in evidence, it has to be admitted, when Obama is dealing with Iran. Or Russia. Or North Korea. Or China. Or Cuba. Or Libya. Or Iraq. Or Syria. Or Yemen. Or Pakistan. But at least when it comes to those pesky varmints in Jerusalem, in particular their elected leader Netanyahu. Incidentally, the only elected leader in the only democratic state in the entire Middle East.

And yes, there is an ever so slight element of irony in what I have written above.

Obama now needs to accept with good grace that he lost his electoral battle to head the Jewish state of Israel, and take a leaf out of Buji Herzog’s book: Herzog immediately did the honourable – and graceful and civilised and polite – thing and called Netanyahu to concede defeat and congratulate the winner.

No such phone call from Obama.

Who has been upstaged by India’s PM Modi, who immediately congratulated Netanyahu on his electoral win – in Hebrew!

Barack Obama has SUCH a lot to learn, and there’s nobody in his administration willing or brave enough to teach him. Everyone in his administration is too busy frantically ignoring an increasingly unpalatable truth:

The emperor is indeed naked and there isn’t a tailor in town courageous enough to offer him a mirror.

Read my blog, Barack Obama, and you might learn something about how the rest of the world sees you. Which is a refreshing departure from how you see yourself.

The problem, you see, with surrounding yourself with yes-men is that you only hear the same voices in your head the whole time.

Take it from me, Barack: there’s a whole lot of voices out there that also need to be listened to.

And most of them are saying it’s high time you stopped throwing your little-girl hissy-fits and started behaving like a statesman.

Such as Buji Herzog or Benjamin Netanyahu. Both of whom could teach you a thing or two about how to behave magnanimously, politely, honestly.

Basically, either of them, from two totally opposing political standpoints within Israeli politics, could still work together to hold up a mirror to you.

Believe me, you need to take a good, long, hard look in that mirror.