Thursday, March 21, 2013
Obama's Israel Speech Bunked
(Stone) You know Il be honest, the man has charm, I know about the NDAA, the kill lists for extra-judicial drone assassinations he signs off on, and the staged shootings, but I too want to believe these carefully crafted words, and it was an incredible speech, I'l give him that, but heres where he lost me.
"Let me begin with security. I’m proud that the security relationship between the United States and Israel has never been stronger. (Cheers, applause.) Never. More exercises between our militaries. More exchanges among our political and military and intelligence officials than ever before. The largest program to date to help you retain your qualitative military edge. These are the facts; these aren’t my opinions. These are facts."
This part brought me down to the reality of the ever-present doom, and reminded me that this is not at all by chance, these events in history have been carefully shaped behind closed door meetings none of us are invited to, and where the interests of humanity as a whole fall well below those of a select few ruling dynasties.
"When I think about Israel’s security, I think about five Israelis who boarded a bus in Bulgaria, who were blown up because of where they came from, robbed of the ability to live and love and raise families. That’s why every country that values justice should call Hezbollah what it truly is, a terrorist organization -- (cheers, applause) -- because the world cannot tolerate an organization that murders innocent civilians, stockpiles rockets to shoot at cities and supports the massacre of men and women and children in Syria right now. (Applause.)
The fact that Hezbollah’s ally, the Assad regime, has -- has stockpiles of chemical weapons only heightens the urgency. We will continue to cooperate closely to guard against that danger. I’ve made it clear to Bashar al-Assad and all who follow his orders: We will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people or the transfer of those weapons to terrorists. The world is watching. We will hold you accountable. (Cheers, applause.)
The Syrian people have the right to be freed from the grip of a dictator who would rather kill his own people than relinquish power.
(Cheers, applause.) Assad must go so that Syria’s future can begin, because true stability in Syria depends upon establishing a government that is responsible to its people, one that protects all communities within its borders, while making peace with countries beyond them. These are the things I think about when I think about Israel’s security."
Heres where he really lost me though, now look, this is categorically false. I dont think that anyone really believes USA tired line of spreading democracy and supposed human rights by taking over sovereign countries by whatever means necessary, I hope thats not the case, but in case it is just get this straight. Syria is not a threat to any country, save Israel, for its outright theft of Palestine and usurpation of Syrian territory as well, and even Israel has and will be spared for the sake of humanity. Syrian intentions have been clear, they're forced into the same situation as Ghadafis military was, fighting off mercenary jihadis while trying to make the world understand what is being done to them and the lies being told disgracing the heroism of their defenders. If anyone is going to attack with chemical weapons, the most likely scenario would be that the so called FSA, in an intentional act of terrorism, would carry out an attack to blame the Syrian Military Forces.
"When I consider Israel’s security, I also think about a people who have a living memory of the Holocaust, faced with the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iranian government that has called for Israel’s destruction. It’s no wonder Israelis view this as an existential threat.
But this is not simply a challenge for Israel; it is a danger for the entire world, including the United States. (Cheers, applause.) A nuclear-armed Iran would raise the risk of nuclear terrorism. It would undermine the nonproliferation regime. It would spark an arms race in a volatile region. And it would embolden a government that has shown no respect for the rights of its own people or the responsibilities of nations.
And that’s why America has built a coalition to increase the cost to Iran of failing to meet their obligations. The Iranian government is now under more pressure than ever before, and that pressure is increasing. It is isolated. Its economy is in dire straits. It (sic) leadership is divided. And its position in the region and the world has only grown weaker. (Applause.)
I do believe that all of us have an interest in resolving this issue peacefully.
Strong and principled diplomacy -- (applause) -- strong and principled diplomacy is the best way to ensure that the Iranian government forsakes nuclear weapons. (Applause.) Peace is far more preferable to war, and the inevitable costs, the unintended consequences that would come with war means that we have to do everything we can to try to resolve this diplomatically. Because of the cooperation between our governments, we know that there remains time to pursue a diplomatic resolution. That’s what America will do, with clear eyes, working with a world that’s united and with the sense of urgency that’s required.
But Iran must know this time is not unlimited, and I’ve made the position of the United States of America clear. Iran must not get a nuclear weapon. This is not a danger that can be contained -- (applause) -- and as president, I’ve said all options are on the table for achieving our objectives. America will do what we must to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. (Cheers, applause.)"
Its no accident that Israel has been allowed to acquire nuclear arsenals, and even survivable retaliatory capacity in the way of nuclear armed submarines. Its no mistake that Israel, a warmongering nation that makes no secret its intention of taking the entire world down with it in nuclear hell on earth in the event of its own destruction is permitted a nuclear program without any IAEA oversight. And it certainly isnt by happenstance either that Israel has been in concert with Washington and other western powers, been engaging in covert war and trade sanctions against Iran, which are obviously acts of war. Add to that the constant talk of attacking Iran preemptively, and we see clearly a situation where Iran, with Russia and China by proxy, being goaded into an attack, while the rest of the world has been programmed to accept as inevitable a future 3rd world war. DPRK too is unjustly targeted, and considering USA wargames and rhetoric, strong words from DPRK can be expected, as well as from Iran.
"Here, in this small strip of land that has been the center of so much of the world’s history, so much triumph and so much tragedy, Israelis have built something that few could have imagined 65 years ago."
Link for Obama's Israel Speech Full Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-e6gL3Mn1Q
Obama's full March 21 2013 Israel speech text: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/world/middleeast/transcript-of-obamas-speech-in-israel.html