Obama ignoring the real reasons there is no peace in the Middle East

Mladen Andrijasevic
The president of the United States is playing games with Israeli lives.  He is spending time on totally irrelevant construction of apartments in Ramat Shlomo while Iran is coming closer to the bomb.

The construction is irrelevant because the building of apartments has nothing to do with the reason there is no peace. The reason there is no peace is because 14 centuries ago Muhammad after his move from Mecca to Medina received, among others, the following Suras 9:5 and 9:29

"9.5" :    So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
 
"9.29" :    Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.

But President Obama does not see it this way.  He does not want to see it this way because it would mean studying Islam seriously and not just reminiscing about the muezzin calling to prayer in his youth. It would mean quoting Sura 5:33 in his Cairo speech which he deliberately skipped by quoting only Sura 5: 32.

Only last week he addressed the Iranian people and said this 

Finally, let me be clear: we are working with the international community to hold the Iranian government accountable because they refuse to live up to their international obligations. But our offer of comprehensive diplomatic contacts and dialogue stands.

"But our offer of comprehensive diplomatic contacts and dialogue stands."  When will the offer cease?  When the nuclear bomb explodes outside my window?   Would he only then take seriously Bernard Lewis‘s statement that to the Iranians "MAD [mutual assured destruction] is not a deterrent but an inducement"?

Churchill saved western civilization in the nick of time.  It was a close call. The Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic. Even Churchill would have been helpless if Werner Heisenberg had not been wrong and Hitler had gotten the bomb.  But Churchill won and he will be remembered as the greatest statesman of the 20th century.   Obama sent his bust back to the UK.  So much for Obama's understanding of history.

Do Americans realize whom they have elected?

Will Americans sit on their hands and see how this administration is increasingly limiting Israel's chances of survival by narrowing its space for maneuver and increasing the risks of error?  Or will they demand that Israel be permitted to defend itself?  Is it possible that Americans do not see the gravity of the situation? A nuclear exchange between Iran and Israel resulting from the miscalculation of a stubborn and ignorant President bent on containment of the mullahs as if they were Communists would be disastrous for everyone.

Israel will not permit itself be turned into a Czechoslovakia.  We have learned the lesson of history and we have no choice but to act.

The president of the United States is playing games with Israeli lives.  He is spending time on totally irrelevant construction of apartments in Ramat Shlomo while Iran is coming closer to the bomb.

The construction is irrelevant because the building of apartments has nothing to do with the reason there is no peace. The reason there is no peace is because 14 centuries ago Muhammad after his move from Mecca to Medina received, among others, the following Suras 9:5 and 9:29

"9.5" :    So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
 
"9.29" :    Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.

But President Obama does not see it this way.  He does not want to see it this way because it would mean studying Islam seriously and not just reminiscing about the muezzin calling to prayer in his youth. It would mean quoting Sura 5:33 in his Cairo speech which he deliberately skipped by quoting only Sura 5: 32.

Only last week he addressed the Iranian people and said this 

Finally, let me be clear: we are working with the international community to hold the Iranian government accountable because they refuse to live up to their international obligations. But our offer of comprehensive diplomatic contacts and dialogue stands.

"But our offer of comprehensive diplomatic contacts and dialogue stands."  When will the offer cease?  When the nuclear bomb explodes outside my window?   Would he only then take seriously Bernard Lewis‘s statement that to the Iranians "MAD [mutual assured destruction] is not a deterrent but an inducement"?

Churchill saved western civilization in the nick of time.  It was a close call. The Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic. Even Churchill would have been helpless if Werner Heisenberg had not been wrong and Hitler had gotten the bomb.  But Churchill won and he will be remembered as the greatest statesman of the 20th century.   Obama sent his bust back to the UK.  So much for Obama's understanding of history.

Do Americans realize whom they have elected?

Will Americans sit on their hands and see how this administration is increasingly limiting Israel's chances of survival by narrowing its space for maneuver and increasing the risks of error?  Or will they demand that Israel be permitted to defend itself?  Is it possible that Americans do not see the gravity of the situation? A nuclear exchange between Iran and Israel resulting from the miscalculation of a stubborn and ignorant President bent on containment of the mullahs as if they were Communists would be disastrous for everyone.

Israel will not permit itself be turned into a Czechoslovakia.  We have learned the lesson of history and we have no choice but to act.