Monday, March 12, 2012

Sitting and Waiting

As of late, it hasn't been enough to advocate for Israel. The reality of the situations with Iran and Gaza, the erroneous claims of Apartheid and other such examples of the insane goings on in the world against Israel is maddening. The world sits idly by while Iran arms itself with nuclear weapons, even people like Meir Dagan, the former head of the Mossad, thinks that "we have more time."

Watch this video: Can you imagine what type of mixed message this exudes to the enemies of, not only Israel, but of the United States and our ways of life? Unfortunately, Meir Dagan, who believes he is doing and saying the right things is wrong. He fails to take history into account. Since when have sanctions stopped the undeniably insane from carrying out their missions? Has Hamas stopped their terror campaigns? How about Hezbollah? al-Qaeda? The obvious answer is no. Even in the time that Meir Dagan acted as the spymaster, when his hit squads succeeded, retaliation was quick to come, dropping missles on the south of Israel or sparking violent riots and/or homicides.

In regards to Iran, Israel should not act alone. Not because Israel couldn't handle it, because it is widely believed they could. Israel shouldn't act alone because the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and any other country with interests in not being attacked should act in a unified action. Iran has been responsible, either by themselves, or by proxy, for untold amounts of terrorist activities. They back the Assad regime in Syria, notorious recently for murdering their own citizens to quash "rebellions." They fund Hezbollah, Hamas and many offshoots in and out of Israel.

Iran's main goal is to destabilize and to rebuild this world under a global caliphate. Through the sword, through the "bazaar culture" of negotiating,it doesn't make a difference, until we all claim a fealty to the so-called "Religion of Peace."

How can the world not see the writing on the wall? With President Obama not willing to "get Israel's back," the world has seen the cracks in friendship and relations and has acted with unprecedented vigor to make up for the time that was lost when Presidents Bush, Clinton, Bush and Reagan were in office.

"The episode reached a climax when, after failed attempts to negotiate a release, the United States military attempted a rescue operation, Operation Eagle Claw, on April 24, 1980, which resulted in a failed mission, the deaths of eight American servicemen, one Iranian civilian, and the destruction of two aircraft. It ended with the signing of the Algiers Accords in Algeria on January 19, 1981. The hostages were formally released into United States custody the following day, just minutes after the new American president Ronald Reagan was sworn into office." (Iran Hostage Crisis).

This example of what these mindsets respond to should act as a rule of thumb today. President Carter, who up until recently, is referred to as the worst president in American history, was weak in the defense of the United States and its values. When he was finally voted out of office, the Iranians knew they couldn't get away with any more shenanigans. Fast forward to today. President Obama, often equated to President Carter, is currently dealing with a crisis exponentially bigger than 52 American hostages being held. The world is worried sick and his response is to disrespect Prime Minister Netanyahu, ask for "tougher sanctions" against Iran and wait.

As an oil dependent country, we are at the mercy of Iran and OPEC. What sanctions can really be effective in this case? This is folly, pure and simple.

The only way to fight fire is with fire. By banding together, the United States, the European Union and other entities and countries can eradicate these threats with Israel. If Meir Dagan is right and we have "more time," great, but who wants it? Who wants to let them get closer to their goals of destruction and subjugation? Military action, as well as crippling sanctions, must be imposed. Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and the Iranian regimes (not to mention any other terror based regimes such as Syria) must not be able to send homicide bombers, missiles from Gaza into Israel, nor should they be able to reach into Asia or Europe with their bully tactics and senseless crimes.

The longer we let this madness go on, the more the madness multiplies. Claims of Apartheid in Israel are becoming louder and louder. Insanity begets insanity. The only country where a Muslim doesn't have to worry about losing their lives if they decide to be less religious, or where women can drive, or where the Muslims of the lesser branches have freedom to practice their religion, is in Israel. Yet, I do not see a Jew in Saudi Arabia. What happened to the Jews in Iraq? Yemen? Syria? Lebanon? Libya? Surprisingly, Iran has a Jewish community of 25,000, but with many reports over the last few years, many are trying to leave. Who could blame them?

It is really time that the world wake up.