Saturday, December 03, 2011

Leon, Stifle Yourself!

This weekend, I am disappointed - to put it mildly - with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. But I really shouldn't be surprised at his Israel comments given the Obama Administration's attitude toward the Jewish state.

Here is the offending article in question if you want to see it in context. In a nutshell, Panetta thinks Israel needs to do more to make peace in the region, the same old weary litany . . .

"For example, Israel can reach out and mend fences with those who share an interest in regional stability -- countries like Turkey and Egypt, as well as Jordan," he said. "This is not impossible. If the gestures are rebuked, the world will see those rebukes for what they are. And that is exactly why Israel should pursue them."

I really do get tired of this bovine effluent coming out of the mouths of our present government. Panetta's statement is either wildly naive or intentionally insulting and provocative. Israel has bent over backwards to make peace with her neighbors. Repeatedly. And instead of making genuine reciprocal actions, all we hear from the Palestinian/Arab/Muslim street is "more, more, more." You'd think they were singing disco with the late Andrea True.

The Islamic side of this equation has done precisely what Panetta references - rebuked the gestures Israel has made ad infinitum and ad nauseum. Unfortunately, the world does NOT see these rebuffs for what they are. Israel has her back against the wall, and now she can no longer count for certain on her greatest ally.

Let me rephrase that. Her greatest EARTHLY ally. She still has the God of the Bible who does not slumber or sleep. Mr. Panetta and the rest of his colleagues in our government would do well to remember that.


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