Excerpts from Unexpected Treason

Obama admitted in 2007 his support for Israel was campaign rhetoric.  Ali Abunimah commented on the opinion editorial page of The Electronic Intifada on March 4, 2007 stating, “The last time I spoke to Obama was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.  He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies.  But at that time polls showed him trailing … As he came in from the cold and took off his coat, I went up to greet him.  He responded warmly, and volunteered, ‘Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race.  I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.’  He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and U.S. policy, ‘Keep up the good work!’  Abunimah made these comments after listening to Obama give a very pro-Israeli speech at an AIPAC conference.  Abunimah continues, “If disappointing, given his historically close relations to Palestinian-Americans, Obama’s about-face is not surprising.  He is merely doing what he thinks is necessary to get elected and he will continue doing it as long as it keeps him in power.”  Abunimah has been a vice president and a member of the board of directors of the American Arab Action Network, which received funding from the Woods Fund while Obama and Ayers were on its board of directors.  Abunimah had previously met Obama at the home of Rashid Khalidi during a political fundraiser.

In August 2015, during the heat of the debate, Obama again relied on anti-Semitic innuendo to advance his war on opponents of the Iranian deal during a conference call with liberal activists.  Obama stated critics were opposed to any deal with Iran, were warmongers who were “responsible for getting into the Iraq war,” [Bill Kristol – Weekly Standard publisher – Jewish] and accused opponents of being “well financed lobbyists” [AIPAC – Jewish], “big check writers to political campaigns” and “billionaires” [Sheldon Adelson – Jewish] associated with super-PACs.  In contrast, Obama had no problem with J Street spending millions of dollars for ads supporting the agreement, or other liberal Jews in favor of the agreement.  In an interview with Fareed Zakaria of CNN, Obama called Israel’s vocal opposition to Iran’s future acquisition of nuclear weapons and Netanyahu’s protesting the increased risk of a second Holocaust “unprecedented” interference in American affairs, and then added, “I don’t recall a similar example.”  Yet Obama quickly forgot his “unprecedented” interference with the Israeli elections when he tried to organize an electoral defeat for Netanyahu, or when he travelled to Great Britain to lobby against support for Great Britain leaving the European Union.  John Kerry declared the administration would put the blame on Israel if the deal was rejected by the Congress, even though the overwhelming majority of congressmen allied against the deal were not Jewish, and the American public did not support the agreement by a ratio of almost 2 to 1.  Obama even admitted that he was using anti-Semitic tactics in a meeting with Jewish leaders by stating, “It’s my birthday and I’m going to be blunt … If you guys [not exactly a term of endearment] would back down, I would back down from some of the things Im doing [anti-Semitic rhetoric].”  Obama concluded with “You’d think theyd [the Jews] would be nicer to me on my birthday.”  Obama is telling the Jewish leadership of America that they don’t have the right to express their political thoughts or advance collective Jewish interests if they are opposed to Obama’s policies, or they will face anti-Semitic verbal assaults along with political, economic (IRS audits), and quite possibly physical harassment.

Although there are many inputs to this destructive political atmosphere, the majority of Jews view the immigrant Muslim communities as a major component of this increasingly virulent anti-Semitism.  And Obama is a major cheerleader for the empowerment of these Muslim communities.  A root cause of this exponential rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the West is that the perpetrators of these hate crimes must realize that the political leadership in the West, starting with Obama at the top, is sympathetic or at least quietly supportive of their prejudicial actions.  Their lack of concern for an American president who works against Israeli interests and whose anti-ISIS strategy is ineffective, is evidence that the perpetrators understand that Obama has a political ideology that is in line with Islamists.  It is no coincidence that the tremendous increase in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe and in the United States, and the increasingly bleak future of Jews in Europe occurred during Obama’s presidency.

Many politicians will not label Obama a Muslim because they trust him when he states that he is a Christian – they take his word as legitimate.  Yet, Obama declaring himself a Christian is just another example of the taqiyya that has permeated every aspect of his presidency and his relationship with the American public.  Knowing that Obama lied about his red lines during the Iranian nuclear negotiations or that military options were always on the table, lied about Obamacare and the future cost of premiums and keeping one’s health insurance, lied that there wasn’t even a smidgeon of corruption at the IRS or that a video was at the root of the Benghazi attacks, and that ISIS was “JV” or al Qaeda was “on the run,” and his deep affinity for Israel, why wouldn’t he lie about his religion, since identifying himself as a Muslim was the quickest way to lose the 2008 presidential election?  Without winning the election, there is no hope and change, there is no fundamental transformation of the American society, and there is no significant advancement of jihad or the attempted establishment of an Islamic caliphate.  Nothing is sacrosanct with Obama.

Since WWII, the function of American diplomacy has been to use American power to provide stability to Europe and the Middle East, support our allies by creating an environment where American strength inhibits the aggressive behavior of those powers that rally against freedom, liberty and capitalism, and to support Israel, which is a tiny state that is constantly threatened by Islamic forces wanting to rid the Middle East of any Jewish presence.  These policy guidelines have been cast aside by Obama, creating the policy disasters that plague the international community.  Kissinger did not explore the reasons for these policy shifts but did examine the consequences of the Obama presidency.  Unfortunately, all these consequences threaten the world order.  With Obama hailed by his political allies as one of the brightest presidents in history, graduating from Columbia and Harvard, and navigating his way through the volatile world of American politics to the presidency, it is incomprehensible that he would not have anticipated some of the consequences of his policy initiatives.  These initiatives have consistently empowered America’s enemies and Islamic radicals while weakening and elevating the overall risk for the United States and her allies, Europe and Israel.  Kissinger indirectly approached this conundrum and should have followed his meticulous dissection of Obama’s foreign policies through to its logical conclusion, that Obama is a radical Muslim.

Kissinger expressed concerns about the consequences to the United States caused by Obama’s actions.  Kissinger articulated his insights with:  the geopolitical pattern is now in shambles, the region’s geopolitical framework has collapsed, the American role in the Middle East has now disintegrated, America has retreated from the region, the nation has lost its ability to shape events, it is at odds with all moderate parties in the region and a catastrophic outcome is nearly inevitable.  Never in the history of political commentary have so many negative and derogatory remarks been made by a senior statesman, who has been highly respected for decades by almost all political leaders worldwide, against a sitting president.  It is unprecedented, alarming and should cause all politically astute Americans to question the motivations and allegiances of President Obama, who swore to protect the United States of America.  Kissinger repeatedly used words reflecting his view that the present administration has completely failed to advance American interests and has paralyzed the ability of America to reassert stability and confidence in the most volatile region in the world.

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