Will Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barack Obama Provoke a Preemptive Nuclear Strike on Iran?
Netanyahu won't let Israel be Pearl Harbored.
President Barack Obama managed to get himself elected President of the United States by posing as a defender of traditional marriage and the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) enacted by shamelessly lying.
Doubtless he would justify it, if he dared to admit it, by claiming to be serving a greater good.
There's no doubt that President Obama wanted Israeli's leftists who call for "social justice" to put an end to Netanyahu's prime ministership.
Standing up to the President of the United States usually would be a poor reelection strategy for an Israeli prime minister, but with the President being Barack Obama and a dubious deal with an Iran hellbent on becoming a nuclear power, it was Netanyahu's and it worked splendidly.
Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is no Barack Obama and no one should expect him to let israel be destroyed by a nuclear Iran.
When Netanyahu says "Never again!," he means it.
No nuclear iran on his watch.
The Obama Administration may have expected Netanyahu not to be reelected, but the Israeli people wisely opted for security over "social justice" and the Obama administration needs to deal with the political reality in Israel, despite its frustration that kept White House aide David Simas from expressing even perfunctory congratulations to Netanyahu.
Simas: "We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process for the election that they just engaged in with all the parties that engaged in that election. As you know now, the hard work of coalition building begins. Sometimes that takes a couple of weeks. And we're going to give space to the formation of that coalition government and we're not going to weigh in one way or another except to say that the United States and Israel have a historic and close relationship and that will continue going forward."
Netanyahu's trip to the United States to address Congress not only resulted in his resounding reelection victory, but publicized the fundamental flaws in the Obama Administraation's treatment of the dire threat posed by Iran.
Charles Kraauthammer summed up reality nicely (www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-do-we-really-mean-never-again/2015/01/29/25447c92-a7f4-11e4-a06b-9df2002b86a0_story.html):
"The Iranian bomb is a national security issue, an alliance issue and a regional Middle East issue. But it is also a uniquely Jewish issue because of Israelís situation as the only state on earth overtly threatened with extinction, facing a potential nuclear power overtly threatening that extinction.
"On the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz, mourning dead Jews is easy. And, forgive me, cheap. Want to truly honor the dead? Show solidarity with the living ó Israel and its 6 million Jews. Make 'never again' more than an empty phrase. It took Nazi Germany seven years to kill 6 million Jews. It would take a nuclear Iran one day."
If Obama's machinations force Netanyahu to make a preemptive nuclear strike, it will be no solace when Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is rescinded!
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.