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sula
12-09-2007, 12:34 PM
How sad this is.....our own gov't and it's adminstration have betrayed Israel, manipulated her and have betrayed us, a nation that has always stood strong with Israel.

Jerusalem Watchman « Annapolis Dispatches: What Bush said (and didn’t say)

‘America has abandoned us’ Posted on Sunday 9 December 2007
The newspapers here in Israel made for sobering reading this weekend.

In the words of a visiting compatriot in the cause of Christian Zionism, it is as if, after years of moving towards a cliff in Israel-US relations, we have suddenly arrived, and tipped over the edge.

The United States has betrayed the trust of its once 'faithful friend' in the Middle East, and things are spiraling at an alarming speed - seemingly out of control.

Israelis today believe that Washington successfully worked to lure them to Annapolis by promising to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Jewish state against Iran’s fevered efforts to obtain, deploy and possibly use nuclear weapons.

Largely as a result of this 'guaranteed' alliance, the Olmert government went to Annapolis despite the refusal of the Palestinian Arabs to, among other things, recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Once there, believing that America truly has Israel’s best interests at heart, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert agreed to work towards the creation of a Palestinian state by the end of the Bush presidency, and gave the US the right to judge whether or not Jerusalem is complying with its commitments under the Road Map.

And then, with this Israeli commitment in its pocket, and before the news crews had barely departed the US Naval Academy, Washington suddenly lifted its threat to use force against Iran, issuing a report whose heading announced that the genocidal mullahs had in fact halted their nuclear weapons program in 2003 and therefore no longer posed a serious threat to Israel or anyone else within reach of their long range, surface-to-surface missiles.

The fact that the body of the National Intelligence Estimate report soundly contradicts its headline has done little if anything to alleviate the fallout from its release.

For Israelis, the announcement means that America has left it dangling before the diabolical designs of the Islamic world - and particularly of holocaust-threatening Tehran.

This was the consensus of understanding, at least on the staff of The Jerusalem Post, Israel’s biggest-circulation English-language daily, who expressed their sense of shock and disbelief:

We have been 'bushwacked' exclaimed disbelieving editor-in-chief David Horowitz.

America has 'dropped a bomb on Israel' said reporter Ya’akov Katz.

An American guest columnist, Jonathan Tobin, said the 'intelligence bombshell [had left] Bush’s approach to Middle East peacemaking in ruins and Jerusalem isolated.'

And Post deputy managing editor and columnist Caroline Glick wrote a requiem for Israel-US relations in her 'Column One' piece hauntingly headlined: 'The abandonment of the Jews.'

Elsewhere, in a Ynetnews report Sunday Shas Party Minister Yitzhak Cohen slammed 'the manner in which the Americans relate to the intelligence report on Iran [as] similar to the way in which they viewed those reports they received during the Holocaust on railways transporting hundreds of thousands of Jews to their death at Auschwitz.

'It cannot be that Bush is committed to peace as was declared at Annapolis, and then the Americans propagate such an intelligence report which contradicts the information we have proving Iran intends to obtain nuclear weapons,' Cohen continued.

'How can we rely on the Americans if they publish this report that emasculates what the world explicitly knows regarding Iran, and renders impotent the entire struggle against the Iranians?'

Another Ynetnews writer described the NIE report as 'a below-the-belt blow for the Israeli struggle on the international arena against Iranian nukes.'

Israelis, knowing their country is hated by every other nation on earth, have for decades been clinging almost pathetically to their American 'ally' even as the US has pushed and levered Israel into taking increasingly dangerous risks for 'peace.'

Suddenly, in the waning days of 2007, the truth is sinking in.

Israel stands alone.

http://www.stangoodenough.com/?p=94

Richard Amiel McGough
12-09-2007, 01:54 PM
How sad this is.....our own gov't and it's adminstration have betrayed Israel, manipulated her and have betrayed us, a nation that has always stood strong with Israel.

Suddenly, in the waning days of 2007, the truth is sinking in.

Israel stands alone.

http://www.stangoodenough.com/?p=94
I'm confused here. How does Israel stand alone? We still support her, don't we? I read over the article you linked, and as far as I could tell, the only thing that Bush did was report an update from the intelligence community that brought forth the very good news (if true) that Iran stopped their nuclear weapons program in 2003. How is that a "betrayal?" I don't see any justification for the ominous statement that "the announcement means that America has left it dangling before the diabolical designs of the Islamic world - and particularly of holocaust-threatening Tehran."

America has not left Israel "dangling before the diabolical designs of the Islamic world." That sounds like irresponsible hype. It's not as bad as all that. The world knows perfectly well that the USA would not stand by while Iran or any other Islamic nation attacked Israel. It's just not going to happen.

But don't get me wrong! I think it would be absolutely crazy to allow Iran to develop the bomb - but that's no only because of Israel, but because of our own safety. Remember 9-11? Give the Muslem terrorists a few nukes and see what will happen!

But how are we going to stop it? I don't know. Its a pretty complicated mess, since the world is dependent upon the oil reserves that are largely controled by Muslems.

Richard