Israel has dominated the headlines for the last week or so, thanks to a tone-deaf speech by Barrack Obama telling Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders. On Monday, I took the occasion to discuss the absolute ridiculousness of that statement. Today I want to point out something entirely different. Anybody else remember President Obama and other Liberals talking about how America has no right to tell the rest of the world how to live? That was what Liberals said about Iraq and Afghanistan, when America was fighting wars for the sake of our own security, and while we were already deposing their despot governments, we also gave those nations the ability to choose their own government (trusting that those individuals would not vote themselves into rape rooms and torture chambers). That was said to be wrong by Liberals, including President Obama.
Yet now Obama is telling another sovereign nation…A DEMOCRACY…that they should forfeit part of their land as part of a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Come again? So basically, it’s okay for Obama to tell other nations what to do because…what…because he’s Obama? I know Obama does not like having standards applied to him, especially his own, but since Liberals love to wait for people to fail and pounce, turnabout is fair play, I’m calling the President to the carpet on this one.
This was pure Obama narcissism at its most obvious. This is Obama thinking the he can solve the Israel/Palestine problem with a speech. This is Obama thinking that he and his fellow academics have figured out how to simply and quickly solve the Middle East problems over coffee in the faculty lounge at Harvard. It shows all the signs of Liberal problem solving on a world scale: Do one thing, call it easy (even though it’s clearly hard if not impossible), tell the people who have done most of the compromising to compromise already, treat the bad people like they’re victims and treat the good people like they’re the evil ones, and don’t forget to sound arrogant, as if you can’t believe the two sides haven’t already thought of this oh-so-simple solution.
This solution can’t work, it won’t work. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it immediately after Obama’s speech, that the 1967 lines are indefensible. That’s not just a rhetorical point. At certain points of the 1967 borders, Israel would be a mere 8 miles wide and surrounded by hostile nations. It’s pretty darn difficult to defend, which is one of those pesky nuances I mentioned moments ago that don’t come up in teachers lounges thousands of miles away between Liberals who are living in an overly ideal world where nothing ever goes wrong. If Obama was a tithe as smart as we’re told he is, he would understand the reality of the situation in which Israel finds itself. Israel isn’t surrounded to its north by a highly friendly nation like Canada and a nation to our south, Mexico, who, although not particularly wonderfully safe to its own people, the U.S. Navy could defeat the Mexican Army in a land war. Israel, on the other hand, is surrounded by nations who desperately want to wipe them off the face of the Earth and are perfectly willing to suicide bomb not just soldiers but the women and children to achieve that goal.
This is just another example of Obama’s arrogance and narcissism, thinking that he could solve a centuries old problem that dates back to the book of Genesis and the feud between the brothers Isaac and Ishmael, the sons of Abraham. It’s going to be solved only if Palestine comes to the bargaining table for real, not just with unrealistic requirements. As a Christian I’ve read the Bible, I’ve read the book of Ezekiel (1), and I know how this will end. It says nothing about a speech being given by a foreign leader that solves all the problems.
So here we see the narcissistic Obama on display. Whether it be in the fact that he told his predecessor that the U.S. shouldn’t interfere in other nation’s businesses as it pertained to tin-pot dictators who oppressed their people and then told a Democracy how to protect itself, or the fact that Obama seems to genuinely believe he can give a speech and solve a centuries old problem, Obama is showing us his arrogance. This is who Barrack Obama believes himself to be, a “chosen one” who can solve the world’s problems with his voice. Of course, he can’t. He didn’t do a darn thing in Israel but tick off our ally. This is who our President is…an intellectual, overly educated fool who doesn’t understand the world works.
(1) Ezekiel 38 and 39
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