Is Obama Naive or Gutless?

by Gavriel Queenann

Former US ambassador to the United Nations blasted President Barack Obama's sanctions-driven approach to curtailing Iran's nuclear ambitions…

"Sanctions have long been touted as the answer, but they are not," Bolton explained. "Sadly, we have been behind the curve for years, and recent Obama administration claims about slowing Tehran down are little more than re-election propaganda."

Noting that Iran's alliances with China, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela and others are sufficient to undermine sanctions, Bolton called Obama's stance 'naive' and said that Tehran does not "buy our theories of deterrence."

"The most likely outcome is stark: The world's central banker of terrorism will very soon become a nuclear weapons state," Bolton predicted. The end result, Bolton predicted, would be "a multipolar nuclear Middle East [that] simply awaits the first match." "The only other option is to take pre-emptive military action to break Iran's program," Bolton opined, adding sabotage operations and targeted assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists were merely “a distraction.”

Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday that an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities was "far away." Nonetheless, Barak maintains there are strategic red-lines - such as Iran approaching 90% uranium enrichment - that would force Israel to take military action.

Gulf Arabs and Western states share Israel's fears Iran is seeking an atomic bomb - with officials in Saudi Arabia saying, should Tehran obtain nuclear weapons, they too will follow suit. (Could it be that Obama, by his inaction, deliberately allows Iran to develop its nuclear weapon program beyond the point of no return?)

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

Israel is the best political and military friend of the United States! Unfortunately, the US has a long list of allies it had abandoned and betrayed when it was economically or politicly convenient. In order to protect the future of the Jewish state, Israel must assert its sovereignty!

Israel Freeing Hands from Obama’s Deception Game

Contrary to reports in Washington, Jerusalem - and this site too - it was Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, not the Obama administration, who called off the joint US-Israeli military exercise Austere Challenge 12, a step unprecedented in Israel-US relations. Netanyahu acted when he judged the Obama administration's resolve to preempt a nuclear Iran to be flagging. His action also aimed at freeing Israel's hands for a unilateral strike on Iran's nuclear sites - if necessary.

PA Complains Abbas No Longer Israeli VIP

Palestinian Authority officials complained that Israel has stripped President Mahmoud Abbas of his VIP status and given him a temporary travel permit good for only 60 days, suggesting that Israel was punishing him for his now stalled application for recognition of statehood membership at the United Nations. (Unilateral track is a direct violation of the 1993 Oslo accords which has expired long time ago. But, the game of ‘peace process’ is still on!)

Nobody Objects to anti-Jewish Rhetoric of Muslims

A top PA cleric claimed at a major Fatah event that Muslims are in a religious war with the Jews -- the descendants of "apes and pigs." The Mufti Muhammad Hussein also presented the murder of Jews by Muslims as a religious Islamic goal while celebrating the 47th anniversary of the PA's Fatah faction.

Raise of Cyberwar

Several days after a hack attack by Saudi and other Arab hackers against the web sites of El Al and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Israel's hacker group, “IDF-Team”, struck back against web sites of large banks in the United Arab Emirates and in Gaza. The same group hit the sites of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, and Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange site. The group threatened to take down even more sites in Arab countries, as the cyberwar between Israel and its Arab enemies heated up. “We will decide on our next actions based on the actions of the terrorists, who seek to interfere with normal life in Israel.”

Hezbollah Planned the Killing of Jews in Bangkok

The Thai police's capture of a Lebanese-Swedish Hezbollah suspect thwarted a terrorist attack on Bet Habad in Bangkok, involving the taking of hostages and lowing up the building - on the same lines as al Qaeda's 2008 assault on the Mumbai Habad centre which killed 8 Israelis and Jews - only more ambitious.

Saudis are Eager to Stop Nuclear Iran

Even as Western officials try to tamp-down the drums of war with Iran amid spiking oil prices, Saudi Arabia says it is ready to go to war to defend its interests. Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal told delegates at a Gulf Cooperation Council conference that Riyahd will use "all available options" to defend itself against Iranian "threats". (Will Saudi Arabia persuade Obama take action against Iran? Security of Israel is definitely not his concern.)

Iran is on the War Path

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Turkey have alerted Washington to intelligence reports that Iranian Al Qods Brigades operatives are heading their way to blow up oil installations and American targets. They ask how the US intends to respond.

Quote of the Week:

"Any threat to our interests or security will force us to use all available options to defend our interests, and national and regional security" - Prince Turki al-Faisal, Former Saudi intelligence chief - Israel must have the same attitude regarding threat from its enemies. Any pressure from so-called friends that compromise national security must be ignored.

Good, Bad and Ugly anti-Semites

by Steven Shamrak.

Dear human beings. It has become apparent that a phenomena of anti-Semitism, in old and modern forms, is on the rise again.  At the same time, according to one of the EU directors there is "…a problem with the definition of anti-Semitism…” For that reason, I would like to focus on the definition of the people who subscribe, perform and propagate anti-Semitism. They are anti-Semites:

1. Good anti-Semites: They express freely their prejudicial feelings toward Jews. I admire people who have an opinion and openly express it, regardless of their political inclinations. I welcome and respect any opinion, even if it is based on lack of factual knowledge. When an opinion is expressed it is opened for discussion. Discussions facilitate growth and change for the better.

2. Bad anti-Semites: They actually act on their prejudicial belief system. They paint graffiti, smash Jewish tombstones, break windows in Synagogues or even sacrifice themselves in suicide attacks. The rule of law must be indiscriminately applied to any act of violence against individuals, organisations and government institutions regardless of their political, racial or religious affiliation!

3. Ugly anti-Semites: They are the worst kind. Many of them are, seemingly, nice people. They could be beggars or multi-billionaires, your neighbours or Prime Ministers. Most of them are nice, polite and very illusive. They are quiet when their voice must be raised but vocal when it is not. Their silence facilitates the rise of any ugly discrimination and prejudice, not just anti-Semitism.   

Only simple human decency and intolerance to “killer silence” can stop the sickening circle of hate.