So, in a not-so-surprising move, with only weeks left in his presidency, Obama threw Israel under the bus. In a United Nations vote that defines settlements in West Bank and Jerusalem as “illegal”. the US abstained, allowing the vote to pass. Traditionally, the US would have vetoed the vote. Legally, it means essentially nothing. However, it’s creating all kinds of diplomatic problems that will only make the situation in the Middle East worse, if that’s even imaginable. Obama doesn’t care about world peace, he only cares about stroking Muslim egos.
Apparently John Kerry was bothered by the criticism of Obama’s decision to throw the only democracy, and only ally we have in the Middle East under the bus. So, he went public with his outrage:
It is important for people to know, that a major reason why he elected to throw a country under constant attack from Palestinian militia and terrorists under the bus on a world stage, is because the settlements make it impossible to make roads that go in a straight line.
Yes, he did say that.
His underlying argument is that although 99% of the geographic region that is the Middle East is extremist Islam controlled, the Israeli occupied area needs to be a two-state solution. In theory so Iran knows who to bomb, and who not to bomb. Right now their terrorists are killing innocent Palestinians whenever they try to blow up Jews. That makes for messy social networking PR.
John Kerry and Obama are idiots. Israel IS the two state solution. The problem is the Muslims don’t accept that. Israel has ceded lands already in efforts to appease the United Nations and Palestinians. It got them nothing but more terrorist attacks. If Palestinians want to live in extremist Islam rule, they have plenty to choose from within a hundred miles of where they are now.
Now, a lot of the reason I feel this way is because extremist totalitarian Islamic governments haven’t done much of anything good for the world. Afghanistan, Iraq, iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and increasingly Egypt, have gone from fairly progressive countries to beds of terror impacting the entire planet. Nothing good comes from those environments today. Obama’s appeasement to the radical Islamic states such as Iran and Palestine have only empowered and escalated “rogue” terrorists in the United States and Europe. We don’t need this philosophy festering in environments that promote it. We need more Israels.
Additionally, this was done at a time when it could have just as easily been put off a month to allow the incoming President to determine the direction he wanted to pursue for next four to eight years. Instead, Obama intentionally created an issue they will have to fix, with absolutely nothing to gain by doing it. That’s just petty.
Not that this president has ever done anything petty before. Obama needs to be called out for his childish temper tantrum.