Title: Israeli Leaders Sense That President Obama Is Leading America Out of the Middle East And Abandoning Israel
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From the beginning of modern Israel's existence, the United States of America has been a rock-solid friend to the tiny Jewish State. Not only was President Harry Truman's diplomatic support crucial to the United Nations' creation of Israel on May 14, 1948, but President Nixon stood toe-to-toe against Russia in the Yom Kippur War of 1973, protecting Israel from Russia on the one hand while stripping American reserve stocks in Europe so he could resupply a beleaguered IDF on the other hand. Did you know that many Israeli citizens today consider President Nixon a true Jewish hero?
Time and time again, American Presidents have demonstrated their unwavering loyalty to tiny Israel.
Even President Obama has reassured Israel repeatedly in the last five years that he is committed to Israel.
But, in the last few months, Obama's actions have alarmed Israel and her supporters because the President seems determined to pull America out of the Middle East, leaving Israel to face her implacable enemies alone. Tiny Israel numbers 8 million, but her bitter Arab enemies number 400 million!
Let us now face facts.
NEWS BRIEF: "Israel's Fear: We'll end up all alone here", by Eitan Haber, Israel National News, 9/22/2013
"Tired of running the world, America will slowly leave Middle East – and Israel – behind. There will be no official (American) response to the issues raised here, and if there is – it will discuss 'identical interests, shared moral values… The US has supported Israel from its inception and will stand by Israel in the future as well'. The unofficial response will be something like 'hmmm'. And the real response, probably and unfortunately, may be: 'There's something in it'."
Indeed, the issues raised in this Editorial are real, and so obvious that a blind man can see it instantly and with great clarity.
President Barack Obama -- probably a Muslim at heart -- is beginning to move America out of the Middle East, abandoning our friends in the region to the power of Russia and the Arabs who are energetically moving right behind the Russian Bear. Let us examine the issues presented by Eitan Haber of Israel National News.
"America, if one can generalize, is abandoning us – the Middle East in general and Israel in particular. It's not a matter of weeks, months or even a year. It's a process which will take a long time, and when it ends we will remain here, in the Middle East, all alone. It will be us against all Arab countries in the first, close circle and in the second, more distant circle, and if one can determine with the required gentleness: The scarier circle, which includes the 1.25 billion Muslims living today."
The concept that Israel is going to face Arab enemies in three concentric circles is a very frightening idea. What are these three circles of Arab enemies Israel is facing?
1) Her immediate Arab neighbors -- Palestinians from within, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt
2) Arabs living in the region but beyond this circle: Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Kuwait and even Afghanistan
3) Arabs living throughout the world - 800 million strong
Every Arab in every one of these circles simply cannot wait for the day when tiny Israel is crushed.
Why is American leadership tired of the problems in the Middle East? I see several reasons Americans are growing tired of this most volatile region.
1) The problems seems unsolvable. President Nixon and his National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger, tried "shuttle diplomacy" in 1973 in an effort to create peace in the Middle East. Repeatedly since that time, Presidents and and Secretaries of State have repeatedly attempted to diffuse the Palestinian anger by creating a Palestinian State, all to no avail.
Consider some of the most notable diplomatic disasters as America has attempted to forge peace in the Middle East:
Assessing Oslo Accords, 1993: False "Peace"
MK Feiglin Warns: "Peace" Catastrophe is On the Way
Likud MKs Demand Meeting to Torpedo 'Peace' Negotiations
2) After the attacks of 9/11/2001, President Bush launched an invasion of Afghanistan (Nov 2001) and of Iraq (March 2003) in which many thousands of American lives were lost and over $6 trillion of money spent, and all to no avail. Today, commentators are agreeing with the position taken by Cutting Edge in 2007, where we declared that all our efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq were going to fail to meet the official goals set out originally by the White House.
Americans are tired of losing loved ones and money in the Middle East.
Consider some current news commentators:
"Iraq Is Lost"
"Iraq is slowly imploding"
"Why We Lost Afghanistan"
3) With American domestic oil production skyrocketing, the importance of Middle Eastern oil is dropping, and I think the average American is beginning to understand this new reality. No longer does America have to go to war if someone tries to close the Straits of Hormuz. In terms of geopolitical considerations, the Middle East is close to becoming irrelevant to the economic health of the rest of the world.
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"Much has been said and written about America crossing its eyes back home ... about the diminishing Jewish power, about a government which has a decreasing interest in competing with Russia... "
All these factors are true, and should be troubling to any seasoned observer of Israel today. Consider how important America's commitment is to the average Israeli citizen.
"America is still holding our hand and another hand, and is affecting us mostly positively. Without it we have no life, certainly no economical and security-related life. Our security at the moment depends entirely, or almost entirely, on the great America..."
Israel has every reason to be concerned. Under the leadership of a President whom many people believe is Muslim at heart, America is slowly withdrawing her forces from the region, we have abandoned our leadership role versus Russia, and our President is actually supporting the very radical Islamic killers in Syria that we have been fighting against since 9/11.
Please consider these articles:
"America's Middle East Policy Collapses"
"Islamic Terror Groups Are Killing Christians All Over The World And Obama Wants Us To Ally With Them"
America Must Descend While Russia Ascends According To End Times Prophecy
To accomplish this part of the study, we must go backward in time a few years; you see, even under President Bush, foreign nations were sensing a growing American weakness. In fact, America has been getting steadily weaker ever since we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq following the attacks of 9/11/2001.
For the purposes of this study, we shall be focusing on the dramatic increase in Russia's diplomacy and in her standing in the Middle East -- the particular area in which she is prophesied to play such an important role in End Times events.
As we study what Russia is doing, it becomes obvious to us that Russia is delivering cutting-edge weaponry and developing diplomatic relations with precisely the countries which Ezekiel 38-39 foretell will march with Russia against Israel. Today, let us examine the sudden surge of boldness which Russia is exhibiting throughout the world. It seems that Russia is literally thumbing her nose at the United States, daring her to do anything about Russia's increased power and authority in the world.
Unprecedented Boldness In Face of Unprecedented American Weakness
NEWS BRIEF: "China and Russia Begin Teasing Washington", by Linda Heard, Arab News, 14, August, 2007
"Moscow and Beijing have teamed up and appear determined to send a message to the White House, singly and together, which translated could mean, 'Don’t mess with us' and Stay clear of our allies'.The two countries are currently playing war games together with Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, all members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), considered a buffer to US oil and gas ambitions in the Caspian. The SCO claims its mission is counter terrorist but while Iran, India, Pakistan and Mongolia have been invited to attend an associated Aug. 16 summit, the US has been rebuffed."
The only way in which Russia and China could be taunting America is this way is if they had lost fear of America's capabilities. Perhaps they are thinking of news stories like these:
NEWS BRIEF: "Extending surge may prove tough for stretched American Army: Sapped by nearly six years of war, the Army has nearly exhausted its fighting force", By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press, reprinted by "The Tennessean.com", Monday, 08/20/07
"WASHINGTON — Sapped by nearly six years of war, the Army has nearly exhausted its fighting force and its options if the Bush administration decides to extend the Iraq buildup beyond next spring. The Army's 38 available combat units are deployed, just returning home or already tapped to go to Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere, leaving no fresh troops to replace five extra brigades that President Bush sent to Baghdad this year ... For a war-fatigued nation and a Congress bent on bringing troops home, none of those is desirable."
As the British are pulling out of the southern area of Iraq, of which Basra is the main city, these over-stretched American soldiers may be asked to shoulder a burden unanticipated only months ago -- to guard the southern area bordering on Iran and to secure the north-south communication lines for the time when American troops begin to withdraw to secure bases in Kuwait.
President Bush quietly removed all American carrier groups from the Persian Gulf, after they had been ordered there to threaten Iran with physical attack. These carrier groups entered the Persian Gulf amidst great fanfare and threatening public rhetoric, but they were silently ordered out. Cutting Edge posted a critical important article on this subject, NEWS2225, "U.S. Quietly Pulls All Naval Carrier Groups Out of The Persian Gulf!"
All these elements within Iraq add up to a diminishing strength for America in this critical region and in the world at large.
Now, let us examine a couple of instances in which Russia is gaining stature in the region and is pushing her diplomatic and/or military agenda to nations who play a prominent role in the End of the Age prophecies.
NEWS BRIEF: "Putin toughens stance against US and its allies", China Daily News, 8-01-2007
"Russia lately seems to be toughening up its diplomatic posture as it faces heavy pressure from several fronts ... Russian President Vladimir Putin failed to reach consensus with his American counterpart George W. Bush when the latter 'warmly' welcomed him during his US visit early this month. On July 14, Russia announced it had temporarily stopped implementing the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), citing 'current extraordinary circumstances' as a reason, and stated the country 'needed to maintain its national security'."
As if this talk were not tough enough, Russia then unilaterally made two diplomatic decisions, in the face of determined American pressure.
1) "... during the temporary halt, Russia would not be subjected to any international agreement on limitation of conventional arms and it would decide the specific quantity of weaponry as the development of international military and political situation calls for." (Emphasis added)
2) "... in his meeting with top Russian military and security services last Wednesday, Putin cited a number of 'global threats' that Russia must be prepared to encounter. The threats include the US pushing forward plans to deploy forces in Eastern Europe and the stalled ratification of CFE in Europe."
For the first time since the end of the Cold War, Russian leaders are actively considering Russia's global interests and are actively looking out for "global threats", especially coming from America. The Cold War shows signs that it is being activated once again, with a much stronger Russia and a much weaker America.
In the midst of deteriorating relations between Syria and Israel, Russia plays two tough trump cards.
NEWS BRIEF: "Putin's Power Play", by Simon Tisdall, The Guardian (UK), August 16, 2007
"The declaration earlier this month by Admiral Vladimir Masorin, the commander of the Russian navy, that Moscow intends to re-establish a permanent naval presence in the Mediterranean, is under close scrutiny from Washington to Tel Aviv ... the move carries myriad, challenging implications, ranging from the US Sixth Fleet's regional monopoly on naval power to the security of trans-Caucasian and north African energy supply routes."
"But it is the prospect of Russia reactivating its cold war naval bases in Syria, at the ports of Tartus and Latakia, that could have the most dramatic geopolitical impact. By raising Syria's stock in the region, analysts say such a move could further complicate western attempts to achieve settlements in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. Defensive missile and surveillance systems around any Russian installations might also shift the military balance to Israel's disadvantage."
What this last paragraph means is that Russia will have to erect state-of-the-art protective webs above and around its new Syrian ports. During the time of war, Israel might find its aircraft being shot down by these Russian missile systems as they are on their way to bomb Syrian targets.
But, Russia has also taken a more direct route to ensuring Syria's survival in the event of war with Israel.
NEWS BRIEF: "IDF Warns: Syria's antiaircraft system most advanced in world", YNET News, August 13, 2007
"Syria possesses the most crowded antiaircraft system in the world following its continued purchase of Russian weapon systems ... In a bid to respond to the Israel Air Force's supremacy, Damascus has been exerting great efforts in the past few years to improve its ability in terms of ground-to-ground and ground-to-air missiles. According to the military source, as part of these efforts the Syrians have purchased the most advanced ground-to-air missiles from the Russians, considered the cutting edge in aircraft interception technology. Some of these missiles were snatched from the production lines even before being introduced into Russian operation service. Damascus' race to purchase antiaircraft weapons is one of the prominent characteristics in the Syrians' preparations for a possible conflict with Israel."
Did you catch that most important statement?
Russia has sent Syria brand new missile defense systems, before Russian forces received those systems! That is a heavy-duty commitment from Russia, as she invests in the upcoming war with Israel. If Israel has planes which can penetrate this anti-aircraft missile defense system, their losses will undoubtedly be far greater than they would have been without those systems. Attrition of IDF airplanes is a major concern for Israeli commanders during a war, because Israel possesses so few of them.
Do you see now why the West was so reluctant to establish a "no-fly zone" over Syrian airspace? With this advanced anti-aircraft system in place over Syria, can the Russians manning this system shoot down cruise missiles? Perhaps President Obama backed down from attacking Syria because the Pentagon warned him that American forces could suffer significant losses if we launched fighter craft and missiles at Syrian targets.
Since 2007, Syria, Iran and Russia are taking notice as the balance of power seemingly shifts away from America/Israel to Russia/Syria/Iran.
God Will Protect Israel In The End Times
Throughout Israel's national history, one of the greatest ways in which God has validated His claims of Sovereignty over the world is by protecting Israel against her many enemies, especially when these enemies vastly outnumbered Israel. When an obviously outmanned, outgunned, Israel is able to decisively defeat her enemies in battle, God receives the glory. Let us review some of the promises God has made, and kept, to Israel in protecting her militarily:
1) "The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways." (Deuteronomy 28:7)
2) "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee." (Psalm 91:1-7)
Actually, all of Psalm 91 records God's protection of Israel against her foreign enemies. The only time Israel had to fear foreign enemies was when she was living in direct rebellion against God.
END TIME PROTECTION FOR ISRAEL AFTER SHE HAS BEEN RESTORED
3) "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered ..." (Daniel 12:1)
4) "Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah ... But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion." (Joel 3:19-20)
5) "And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel ... And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God. (Amos 9:14-15)
NOTE: Orthodox Jews today, in Israel, are pointing to verses like these as proof that Israel will not be defeated in battle, but will prevail and will expand to control all the land God promised Abraham. They are as familiar with the Old Testament prophecies I have shared with you as are we. Confidence in these prophecies is the foundation for the confidence which Orthodox Jews feel when they promote the "Greater Israel" concept.
6) "For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head. For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been. But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it. [Here comes the Greater Israel] And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south. And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S." (Obadiah 15-21) Greater Israel concept
Then there are promises that God will protect Israel and Jerusalem from Last Days' enemies which shall surround her, threatening her from overwhelming destruction. Israel's Orthodox Jews are aware of these prophecies as well, and looking for them to also be fulfilled by her Messiah.
2) "For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle." (Zechariah 14:2-3)
The Orthodox Jews are expecting that they will be surrounded by hostile armies at the time of the end, and these armies will be overwhelmingly powerful, even irresistible. But, when the situation looks the most bleak, they expect their Messiah to arise, come to their aid, and totally annihilate the enemy forces.
Is the time approaching when God Himself is going to have to defend Israel, because her friends have abandoned her? Modern Bible scholars have noticed that America is not mentioned in End Times prophecy! Even when Russia is leading her consortium of nations southward toward Israel, no nation friendly to Israel steps forward to oppose the Russian march.
Where is America? I believe that America has withdrawn her mantle of protection over Israel because the White House has diplomatically withdrawn her power and authority in the entire Middle East. When Russia is marching the long distance to Israel, I can see President Obama issuing a weak diplomatic protest to Russia. Do you remember the prophecy as to the exact wording of this weak and ineffective protest as powerful Russian-led forces bear down upon Israel?
"Have you come to take spoil? Have you gathered your hosts to take the prey? To carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take a great spoil?" (Ezekiel 38:13)
I can just hear President Obama issuing this weak-kneed protest. Old "Tricky Dick" Nixon flatly told the Russians that he would meet their ground troops in Israel with American paratroopers if they intervened in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and just to make sure the Russians got the message, President Nixon ordered our nuclear forces to go on full alert. And the Russians backed down.
But, if the Russians invade Israel during the time of President Obama or during the time of another Liberal Democrat President, all Nixon-type toughness will disappear, replaced by this weak prophetic note, a diplomatic protest totally devoid of a military threat.
We must pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for God to demonstrate His awful omnipotence as Michael the Archangel stands to defend Israel. We believe that, while God will not allow Israel to be annihilated, He will allow her to suffer great devastation After all, Israel is charging into her prophetic "Time of Jacob's Trouble", an unprecedented time of physical destruction. Listen to the prophecy in Daniel 12:1:
"And at that time of the end Michael shall arise, the great angelic prince who defends and has charge of your [Daniel’s] people. And there shall be a time of trouble, straitness, and distress such as never was since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered..." (Parallel Bible/KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Prophetically, we know the following must occur:
1) Israel has no nation to come to her aid when Russia marches in fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39
2) America is not mentioned in Bible prophecy and she certainly does not come to Israel's defense
3) Russia's star in the Middle East rises as America's star plunges
President Obama is leading America out of the Middle East and is accelerating the decline of our power and influence. Soon, events will get so bleak that Israel can only survive if Michael the Archangel stands up to personally defend Israel. We are seeing this prophecy being fulfilled, in your Daily News.
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