What I wish Obama would learn from Israel (not holding my breath)

I wish our government would take note: when it comes to sovereign protection of its citizens, Israel talks less and acts more. Israeli leaders don’t speak of “red lines” and hopefully they learned the lesson from recent combat operations to understand that limited ops yield limited results — and actually embolden the enemy.

As the Washington Post reports, “Israeli warplanes and rockets struck nine targets in Syria early Monday in retaliation for a missile attack from Syria on Sunday that killed an Israeli teenager and wounded his father along the border in the Golan Heights.

A spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces said Monday that Israel fired guided missiles from the ground and rockets from the air that hit sites in Syria, including a military command headquarters.”

Someone has to take a leadership role against Islamic terrorism, since the U.S. clearly won’t.

On Sunday, the Israeli teenager was killed and two other civilians were injured in what the Israeli military called an intentional cross-border attack from Syria into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

“This is a very severe event and marks another step in deterioration on the border with Syria,” said Eyal Ben Reuven, a former deputy head of the Israeli army’s northern command.

If you consider the regional situation facing Israel, it is truly bleak and the Obama administration has turned its back on our best ally in the region. Israel finds itself in the jihadist dream neighborhood — Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, instability in Syria and a highly threatening Islamist army in ISIS.

Jordan knows that ISIS has it targeted as ISIS has secured the border crossings on the Iraqi side and is actively recruiting in Jordan. Al-Qaida-aligned forces are occupying the Sinai and capable of launching attacks into Israel — and Obama talks about “whacking moles.”

When I sat in Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s cabinet room in August 2011 as part of a congressional delegation, he warned us of “zeroing out” our troop presence in Iraq and creating a vacuum. He knew exactly what would come of that misstep — and here we are, with a far more dangerous security situation for Israel. And by the way, I don’t believe we’ve heard any reports of Obama calling Netanyahu and pledging utmost support, do you?

Hope and change? Israel was hoping we’d change presidents in 2012.

23 COMMENTS

  1. He, not only, doesn’t care, he is purposefully making choices and taking action to bring them under subjection to Islam. But, have not fear Israel, God is on your side!

  2. Why does it take a 2×4 upside his head to get him to know we support Israel. Oh that don’t even work does it. I am glad God know best and loves Israel.

  3. LTC West, with all due respect to you and for you. barry is a travesty. He doesn’t give a crap about you or me or anyone else that has anything to do with our country. He ONLY cares about the muslims and islam. Please for all of our sakes, Stop believing barry ever meant good for the country.
    He is not so stupid, that he does not know what he is doing, he surely does. Valarie Jarrett pulls the strings and he walks the walk.
    The sooner people come to realize what he is really all about the sooner we can get rid of this traitor in the White House.
    Pretending he is anything else, is to give him credibility

      • that is only your opinion. based on hear say. As far as I am concerned you are the fraud. You doo not have proof you need to keep your mouth shut. As far as that ridiculous link, it is to a liberal site of course they will rag on West. You libs are all the same

  4. Our president did not have an accurate world view when he was elected in 2008… only personal (flawed) ideology was followed. His cabinet of activists push their view of the world as if their view is actually ‘the way things are’. Our president and friends are finding out that the world does not see things through their spectacles.

    I shudder to think what can happen in another two years with inept and corrupt neophytes running the biggest advocate for good the world has ever seen.

    Ignorance is a dangerous thing. It is too easy to sway it with power.

    • All you need to know about Allen West is that he could have ended the Fraud in Chief’s presidency 3 years ago if he has teamed up with Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Lt. Mike Zullo and provided a platform for them to present all the CRIMINAL evidence they had gathered proving Obama was a fraud. He refused to help on TWO separate occasions. Below is an article from Western Journalism about him cowering away after being asked to help. Shame on him.

      http://www.westernjournalism.com/allen-west-wont-help-expose-obamas-ineligibility/

      • If Arpaio and Zullo had such evidence, why did they not bring it forth themelves? Arpio was and is a more well known public figure than Col. West. Rather just saying they had it, and not much else? I suspect Lt. Col. West thought they were not really in possession of such evidence and were a bit round the bend.

  5. “Israel was hoping we’d change presidents in 2012”

    So was I sir, so was I. And I could not believe that in the middle of the worst economy since the Great Depression, we did not.

  6. Israel was hoping we’d change presidents in 2012.

    You really have never been right about anything, have you West?

  7. As the Washington Post reports, “Israeli warplanes and rockets struck nine targets in Syria early Monday in retaliation for a missile attack from Syria on Sunday that killed an Israeli teenager and wounded his father along the border in the Golan Heights.

    A spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces said Monday that Israel fired guided missiles from the ground and rockets from the air that hit sites in Syria, including a military command headquarters.”

    This BTW shows the incompetence of the current Israeli government under Netanyahu. ISIS launches a rocket attack that kills an Israeli teen, and Israel responds with air strikes not against ISIS but against the Syrian military that is fighting against ISIS.

    • It was not ISIS. It was government forces. Israel can track to the level of centimeteres any projectile in the border area. Which is why it can hit coca-cola-bottle diameter rockets hurtling from Gaza. Let me assure you they bombed the correct installations and forces. Which is why the attack was not repeated.

  8. The Syrian front is easy to deal with because there are hardly any civillians there, and very condensed UN presence. Gaza is far more difficult because they shoot from within civillian population, hoping Israel will retaliate and create a fiasco. However, the IDF is much more Media savvy these days. They bide their time and get the terrorists accurately when they are isolated

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