‘Red Line’ for Israel
By Gilad Atzmon
September 15, 2012 "Information
- - Israeli news outlets reported today that President
Obama rejected an appeal by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to
set a specific “red line” to stop any further Iranian
According to reports, in an hour-long conversation on
Tuesday, Obama deflected Netanyahu’s proposal to make the
size of Iran’s stockpile of close-to-bomb-grade uranium the
threshold, the crossing of which would trigger a US military
strike on the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities.
But it seems that, this time at least, President Obama has
decided against launching a world war on behalf of the
Jewish State and its powerful lobby.
“We need some ability for the President to have
decision-making room,” said an American official. “We have a
red line, which is a nuclear weapon. We’re committed to that
red line.” The meaning of this is simple: America just
doesn’t buy the Israeli intelligence reports regarding
Israel is not happy. Apparently, the Israelis want to see
Iran wiped out - and soon and its officials have already
confirmed that such an American guarantee falls far short of
the Jewish state’s security needs.
Ynet reported today that prime minister Netanyahu told
reporters this week that “the Obama administration had no
‘moral right’ to restrain Israel from taking military action
on its own if it refused to put limits on Iran.” Ynet adds
that “the remarks were followed by reports claiming that
Obama snubbed Netanyahu's request to meet during the United
Nations General Assembly session in New York this month.”
So it seems that for now, the Obama administration has come
to its senses - it has said NO to Jewish pressure.
Of course, this decision is far more likely to be political
than ethically or morally driven. Amid the presidential
election, Obama has been quick to perceive a window of
opportunity that may prove to be a game winner. Obama lets
the Republican party and their presidential candidate Mitt
Romney operate as Netanyahu’s Sabbath Goyim. Obama clears
the stage to Romney who foolishly and voluntarily pushes for
another Israeli war, he lets Romney be a Zionist mouthpiece,
the one who scarifies America and American soldiers for
Israel. Consequently, Obama presents himself as a
reasonable, sensible and responsible leader– all in all, a
‘real American patriot’.
But, by now, one thing should be clear. Israel, as we now
have long known, lacks the military capacity to destroy
Iran’s nuclear project and needs America to take care of it.
Netanyahu and the Jewish Lobby were convinced they could,
ahead of the election, pressure Obama into such a suicidal
mission. They were wrong.
But still, the take-home message is plainly written on the
wall: Israel and its lobby are the gravest danger to world
peace and they are not going to hold back.
We’ve long known that the arrival of Obama did not bring
peace. Like those before him, he has surrounded himself with
rabid Zionist warmongers. But we can only hope that the
penny has now dropped - even if we also know that the penny
isn’t worth all that much anymore.
Gilad Atzmon is a musician-composer.
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