Obama’s been getting tea bags in the mail lately. I guess at least he’s aware of the Tea Party Movement now. He’s also saying that swine flu isn’t a cause for alarm, although he’s blaming Republicans for an epidemic. Meanwhile, “No Secretary of HHS, no head of the CDC, no Surgeon General - whoops.” Wouldn’t these be the people to deal with this crisis?
Awhile back, Paul Mirengoff at Power Line posted that Israel wasn’t going to move forward on the Palestinian problem until the US did something about Iran’s nukes. Israel denied this, but not long ago Biden did warn Israel not to attack Iran.
So despite the denial, did Israel call Obama and raise? Ed Morrissey:
Asked about those comments during an appearance before a panel of the House Appropriations Committee, [Secretary of State] Clinton said she did not want to “prejudge the Israeli position until we’ve had face-to-face talks.” But she then cautioned that Israel was unlikely to gain support for thwarting Iran unless there were visible efforts to achieve Palestinian statehood.
“For Israel to get the kind of strong support it’s looking for vis-a-vis Iran it can’t stay on the sideline with respect to the Palestinian and the peace efforts, that they go hand-in-hand,” Clinton said….
As I predicted, Clinton and Barack Obama got this backwards. The Palestinian problem is being stoked by Iran, not the other way around. Iran is behind the rise of Hamas and their coup d’etat in Gaza, which has effectively split the Palestinian proto-state into two entities. They want to ensure that an annihilationist force remains in power in order to give Iran a channel with which they can conduct proxy attacks on Israel. Iran openly funds Hamas for this very reason, just as they fund Hezbollah in Lebanon to create conflict on Israel’s north….
Ha’aretz reports that an Iranian vessel of arms destined for Gaza mysteriously sunk just as it attempted to dock and transfer its cargo. According to the original report in an Egyptian newspaper, the ship got attacked by either Israeli or American naval forces, continuing an effort to interdict the flow of weapons to Hamas and Hezbollah….
Israel does have submarines. My guess is we’re seeing the beginnings of a Netanyahu pushback, and Obama isn’t happy. There are rumors afoot that Obama won’t meet with Netanyahu at next month’s America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) summit in D.C. Contrast that with his grip-and-grin with Chavez.
As the pundits say, we’re in the very best of hands.