Allies - Standing With Israel
In The Coming Storm
They have not wanted peace at all; they have wanted to be
though the absence of war was the same as peace.Dorothy Thompson
Daniel Pipes' recent analysis, "Israeli Jets vs. Iranian
Nukes," in response to the Whitney Raas and Austin Long's (Massachusetts
Institute of Technology) paper, "Osirak
Redux? Assessing Israeli Capabilities to Destroy Iranian Nuclear
Facilities," is yet again another harbinger of the impending clash between
Iran and the West. Professor Pipes postulates that the widest possible
dissemination of this paper could deter Iran from proceeding with its nuclear
proposition is laudable, it is not probable. While the West hopes current and
building financial and trade sanctions leveled against the theocratic Islamic
state and current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will bring about a more
compliant attitude, many people familiar with the conflict and the geo-politics
of the region are not so optimistic. The draw of the prestige and influence of a
nuclear weapons capability on the part of the Iranian leadership is just too
with the hobbling of the Bush Administration both at home, with their crippling
adherence to PC norms dismissing fundamentalist Islam as the foundational source
of the "war on terrorism" as well as abroad because of the effectiveness of the
burgeoning global "Marxist/Islamist Alliance," Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs
continue to placate a world terrified to deal with the reality of what they are
certainly facing in the future with the existence of the "Islamic bomb" ... and
the regime continues on its merry way building their program of looming nuclear
Only the U.S.
has the sure capability to smash this imminent nightmare to rubble, hopefully
buying the Iranian dissident community, both in Iran and the expatriate bloc,
time to induce a change in the Iranian government. The clock is ticking as the
environmental disaster resulting in a military strike on a more mature nuclear
program becomes too harmful. Likewise, the threat of a Middle East arms race, as
other countries in the area seek to counter the Mullah's influence in the region
opens the doors to further nuclear proliferation-and the greater chance of a
nuclear weapon falling into the hands of Islamic killers worse than Ahmadinejad.
Then there is
Israel. Ahmadinejad has stated specifically "Israel must be wiped of the face of
the map," and, "I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine,
and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate this disgraceful
stain from the Islamic world," voicing the long held hopes and objectives of
Islamists globally. There was little response from the rest of the world. What
is Israel supposed to do? Wait and hope the Islamists achieve their stated
goals? The Jew-haters of the world would like that.
Up to this
point it has been believed by many the Israelis did not have the capabilities to
carry out a military option of the scope needed to answer a tangible threat like
this, therefore they have to put up with pretty much every offensive demand put
on them by the U.S. in behalf of the U.S.'s own self-serving interests in the
Middle East. But apparently they do.
So it falls
to the Israelis, or America, to face Iran, and in response to ElBaradei's
insipid remarks, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated, "The president
of the United States has made very clear what our policy is. That policy is
supported by all of the members of his cabinet-and by the vice president of the
United States ... The president has made clear that we are on a course that is a
diplomatic course, but it is a diplomatic course backed up by disincentives for
Iran to continue its activities." And Iran continues to
have, yes, will have to move against this very tangible threat, as the
American Gulliver is tied down by the Marxist/Islamist Lilliputions of a
mediocre, morally bankrupt world incapable of seeing and dealing with the
Islamist menaceunless the Bush Administration can retake the initiative and
turn this course around. Global events are narrowing our options down to two
choices: Deal with the realization of the threat, which is nuclear arms
proliferation throughout the Islamist world and a catastrophic nuclear incident,
or the repercussions of dealing decisively with that threat and facing the
fallout on another plane.
These are the
decisions we, and our leadership, have to face. For Israel, in the current
Israel and Jew-hating environment, coupled with a blind and irrational global
anti-Americanism, Israel will certainly face a furious backlash as every
hate-filled Islamist and screaming radical leftist individual and organization
comes unglued, even more than they already are. The now and again fickleness of
America's relationship with Israel, even though America's and Israel's interests
are truly mutual, leaves her response under duress less sure.
warned, my American Evangelical/Christian friends and supporters of the Nation
of Israel, of all stripes. The spiritual and cultural freight train which is the
association we are all a part of may be massive, impacting America at all
levels, from the local church to Washington DC. But the value of all this global
and American Evangelical "support" of Israel is soon to be tested as more than
mere whimsical, happy talk-or a true caliber cultural/political force in the
nation and world acting as a bulwark against the Jew-hate always looking for a
new trigger to manifest itself more openly.
America and Israel and our equally fallible and flawed leaders. Just as
important, be prepared, today and in the near future, to let the American
administration know clearly we will not silently stand by as they are pressured
to further distance themselves from our only true ally in the Middle East,
Israel, as they defend themselves from a mutual enemy. Standing solidly
together, we can face any challenge.
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