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“Incredible Shift”
by Art Sadlier   
September 2nd, 2012

In the last few days we have seen an incredible shift on the part of the Obama administration with regard to its support for Israel. This is either a change or it is the unveiling of the real attitude of Obama toward Israel.

In recent days the Obama administration has let Israel know that they will not have America’s support if they attack Iran. Furthermore Israel has been notified that if war breaks out the US will not help Israel against Hezbollah, Syria or Hamas. On top of that the US has indicated that the weapons and weapons systems America had promised to Israel will not be forthcoming. Very plainly Obama has said to Israel, you are on your own.

Instead of the 5,000 US troops originally assigned for Austere Challenge 12, the annual joint annual military exercise with Israel, the Pentagon will send only 1,200 to 1,500 service members. The missile interception systems at the core of the joint exercise will be reduced in number and potency: Patriot anti-missiles will come without crews and maybe one instead of two Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense warships, according to Time magazine.

The news gets more incredulous each day. It has now been announced that the US will conduct joint military exercises with Egypt.

The new Egypt was to be a democracy, according to Obama, but it is clearly turning into a Fundamentalist Islamic state with sharia law as its base.

The US has just indicated that they will forgive 1 billion dollars owed to it by Egypt, even as Egypt is in negotiation with Bedouin tribal elders to grant a body of 6,000 Al-Qaeda-linked Salafi gunmen the status of an approved, independent militia. Armed with up-to-date Egyptian weapons, this militia is to be charged with responsibility for maintaining security in the peninsula. Its goal is not to maintain security in the Sinai Peninsula, but to attack Israel.

Israel’s troubles with Obama’s new so called democratic Egypt are just beginning.

At the Democratic National Convention Obama’s Democratic Party is pulling out all the stops to show their antipathy to Israel.

The new Platform of the Democratic Party deleted recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. After the republicans condemed this move, and in order to gain Jewish votes the policy was reversed, but the reversal was loudly bood from the floor of the convention.

One can scarcely imagine how Obama will deal with Israel if he is re-elected.

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