By: Susan Bea Good
In my preparations to watch today’s speech from Israel’s Prime Minister I came across the Drudge Report, which carried a link to this. According to sources, the “former leader of the free world” slithered into his Situation Room to view Netanyahu’s address to Congress.
Weeks ago President Barak Obama pre-excused himself from attending this personal appeal from Israel. In addition, he will not send a single member of his Cabinet. Instead his representatives have been using the Press to undermine both the Prime Minister and his message. Susan Rice and John Kerry said this visit is “destructive” and “mistaken.” An additional disrespect came from the Congressional Black Caucus (Black members of the Congress), who made plans to disrupt the speech with a mass exodus, but were unseen and irrelevant.
One national group, trying to offset the effects of Obama and the Liberal Democrats, is Star Parker’s Urban Cure. Ms. Parker, a former Democrat, gathered conservative black pastors to Washington for today’s speech. This group of dedicated Christ-following patriots voiced their support for the nation of Israel in advance of the Prime Minister’s speech.
So what’s this Netanyahu “situation” all about? Only the imminent nuclear weaponization of Israel’s most vocal enemy. Iran, a nation intent on the destruction of God’s chosen people, is on the verge of achieving a nuclear weapons treaty with the only world power able to stop them. The President of the United States is about to compromise with the Iranians.
As Netanyahu argued before his speech, “America faces a security threat…Israel faces an existential threat!…Israel cannot gamble with Iran.”
Netanyahu was vigorously welcomed, in the Senate chamber, with the respect due to a world leader of his stature. His comments included the following:
“In 4000 years of history, many have tried to destroy the Jewish people…The celebration of Purin begins tomorrow, when Jews celebrate Esther’s role in defense of her people against an ancient Persian threat…Another Persian potentate, the Ayatolla Khomenai, spewed the oldest hatred of anti-Semitism.”
“Iran threatens the survival of my country and the future of my ancient people. Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah said, If all the Jews gather in Israel it will save us the trouble of chasing them down around the world.”
“The peace of the entire world is threatened…The nature of the Iranian regime is a dark and brutal dictatorship dedicated to fulfill a Jihad of the world…Death, tyranny, and Jihad equals Iran!”
“The foremost sponsor of terrorism could be weeks away from nuclear weapons, along with the means of delivering that arsenal to every part of the world, including the United States. The greatest danger in the world today would be to allow the marriage of radical Islam with nuclear weapons!…Today many hope that Iran will join the community of nations, but instead, even under sanctions, Iran is gobbling up the nations!”
“This deal (Obama’s treaty with Iran) is so bad…it doesn’t stop the path to the bomb, it paves the path to the bomb!…This deal doesn’t ‘kick the can down the road’…in fact (if this deal goes through) it will allow and promote nuclear tripwires to criss-cross the Middle East.”
“Standing up to dark murderous Iran is not easy!…Call their bluff…they (Iran) need a deal more than you (USA)…you have the power to make them need a deal…no deal is better than a bad deal…and this is a bad deal…we’re better off without it!”
“We must choose between two paths…a bad deal leading to a nuclear armed Iran, which will lead to a world war. The other path is a better deal…a ‘path less traveled,’ but one which will lead to a peace which we all desire!”
“Never again! (said Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel who was in attendance at the speech)…the days when the Jewish people would remain passive in the face of genocidal enemies…those days are over!…We are no longer scattered among the nations, powerless to defend ourselves…we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves…even if Israel must stand alone, Israel will stand!…but Israel does not stand alone, America stands with Israel!”
“The story of Israel is the story of the human spirit, which refuses to succumb to horrors…Moses said, ‘Be strong and resolute, neither fear nor dread the challenges ahead!’”
Obama’s situation with Netanyahu is now exposed. He can either continue on his petulant path or choose the better path.
(God) “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!
Credit: Frank Gaffney (Netanyahu, the “new leader of the free world”)