Any thinking person has to have a sense of fear and foreboding as one reviews the last 48 hours since the N. Korean launch.Despute UN resoilutions,despite warnings by world leaders,despite world public opinion,the launch went on.
Despite the ability of the Japanese to protect their sovereignty, and shoot the missile down as it crossed Japan,and despite our ability to shoot it down -nothing occurred.As a matter of fact the US encouraged Japan to sit like lambs.
Then our President standing before thousands in Prague,makes a campaign speech that echoes all the right words but yet has no action other than "refer the matter to the UN Security Council".
Enter our friends at the UN, where China will not allow the words "express concern" to be used.Thus we have nothing ,and will have platitudes.In the end N. Korea will get its day in the sun, a slap on the wrist, more sales of rockets to Iran and Syria.
But the important lesson which I talked about yesterday and a few months ago is the lesson for Iran and Israel.
YOU MUST READ THE EDITORIAL IN TODAYS WSJ AS WELL AS THE OP-ED BY JOHN BOLTON.
The message is clear.IRAN WILL SURELY SEE AN OBAMA WHO IS WEAK AND INEXPERIENCED.
He is ready to run to the UN,talk about the world responsibility,but in the end=ZERO.
For Israel,the lesson is clear.You can only depend upon yourself in this dilemma that threatens your existance.Sadly as Netanyahu put it less than 70 years after a Hitler could threaten and almost succeed in wiping out world Jewry,the world is placid as Iran talks the game,and prepares for its end point.As the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs told the WSJ,Israel has the ability to knock out the Iranian nuclear complex.
When they strike,and the clock is ticking,and when Iran lashes out at Europe etc., Obama and his ineptitude will be to blame.In truth Israel expected Bush to act,however the pressure from Iraq from the Dems prevented that.We are in for a serious period in Israel,and hopefully Bibi and Barak are up to the challenges.I believe they are. `
The King of Jordan accuses Israel of "holding the ME hostage,until it accepts the Saudi plan".It is like starting a movie or book in the last few moments.Gone is the history of Arab countries decade after decade attacking Israel. There is no mention of Hamas or Hezbollah.
Yesterday an independent Norwegian poll was published which shows that 53% of Palestinians are against a 2 State solution.,33% of them want Israel annhihilated,while 20% want a uited Islamic-Jewish State with the Arabs engulfing the Jews eventually.
With Hamas firing rockets and refusing to join the PA,because they will not recognize Israel and the anti-Israel rhetoric and incitement at a high level,how could Israel consider national suicide to make the King (and all the other little and big Kings)happy?
Who in the Arab world,or in the Palestinian society,or in the UN and who in the White House could Israel trust with its security and future?
If it wasn't so serious and sad,you would have to laugh at their chutzpah!