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“The Handwritting on the Wall”
by Art Sadlier   
March 21st, 2010

For some time now the Obama administration has been turning away from Israel and identifying with the Arab Muslim nations and the Palestinians. The following news item appeared this week under the Debcafile banner.

"Israel is one of our closest allies and we and the Israeli people have a special bond that's not going to go away," said President Barack Obama to Fox News Wednesday, March 17, after denying any crisis in the relationship. Debkafile's Washington sources noted that denial makes a lot of sense for the president because it lets him off the hook for dealing with it. 

However, in Jerusalem, prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu called his inner cabinet into its second session on the crisis that same night. The seven ministers were asked to review the situation after President Obama and secretary of state Hillary Clinton turned down their initial proposals for easing the upset and laid down three pre-conditions for restoring normal relations with Jerusalem:

1. The Netanyahu government must extend the 10-month freeze on West Bank settlement construction to include East Jerusalem;
2. When the moratorium runs out in September, it must be renewed for the duration of peace negotiations with the Palestinians;
3. Israeli must make more concessions to the Palestinian Authority and its chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

The Israeli government was informed that until those conditions were met, its ministers would not be received in Washington by high-level American officials - a virtual boycott, which downgrades the normal diplomatic, strategic and security exchanges between the two administrations to the level of senators and the special Middle East envoy George Mitchell.

Netanyahu tried offering the Obama administration a number of compromise proposals, such as the suspension of construction in East Jerusalem and the city's outlying Jewish suburbs until September, but they were rejected, as was an offer to prohibit further Jewish purchases of land and buildings in Jerusalem's Arab districts during peace negotiations.

Obama and Clinton made it clear they would brook no departures from their three demands, which Israel is required to treat as an ultimatum.

Neither party to the difference has mentioned the US administration's fourth condition for resuming normal relations: an Israeli commitment to refrain from attacking Iran's nuclear program without prior US consent. Because that commitment has not been offered, administration officials are continuing to hammer Israel in every possible arena. Indeed, the gloves are now off in earnest for insinuations that Israel's settlement policy is the root-cause of Iran's drive for a nuclear bomb and of the conflicts endangering American lives in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Vice President Joe Biden launched this drive, when he reportedly attacked Netanyahu for the announcement of 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem by saying: "What you are doing here undermines the security of our troops who are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan."

A much-admired American military figure, CENTCOM chief, Gen. David Petraeus, was the next US official to put this linkage into words. In his briefing to a Senate panel, he said Wednesday, March 16: Clearly the tensions on these issues with Israel have enormous effect on the strategic context in which we operate in the Central Command's area of responsibility."

The general denied he had as yet formally asked for the Palestinian territories to be transferred to his command, but added: "In fact, staff members at various times have discussed asking for the Palestinian territories to be added to CENTCOM's turf."

Debkafile's military sources explain that, if approved, this step would be tantamount to providing the Palestinians with an American military umbrella against Israel.

Former presidential candidate, Republican Senator John McCain, caught on fast to the way the wind is blowing in Obama's Washington: During his testimony, he put in: "Isn't the issue not the issue of settlements as much as it is the existence of the state of Israel…? So maybe you could put it all into the larger context of what needs to be done to reduce tensions on the US's closest ally and friend in many respects."

The general did not rise to the senator's challenge, except for a polite: "Absolutely true."

Some of the more respectable US and British media are playing up the theme that Israel has shot itself in the foot and therefore deserves what's coming, namely escalating punishment from the Obama administration.  {End of the article}

In our opinion, the Obama administration is now saying what the Arabs have been saying all along, Israel is responsible for all of the world's problems. If Israel ceased to exist all the problems would be solved. Senator John McCain understands the issue correctly, the issue is the existence of the state of Israel. That is the sum and substance of the entire endtime scenario. That will continue to be the issue until the King of Israel comes and establishes peace in the world through the nation of Israel.

America is rapidly becoming Israel's enemy. Apparently what Obama says for home consumption is different than what is actually unfolding in US / Israel relations. Obama is seemingly demanding that Israel surrender to both the PA and Iran. According to the above report American guns could  be turned on Israel, as the US becomes the protector of the PA.

In another commentary in the Jerusalem Post entitled, "America’s shiny new Palestinian militia" we read the following, "The stupidest program the US government has ever undertaken”; that’s how I last year called American efforts to improve the Palestinian Authority military force. Slightly hyperbolic, yes, but the description fits because those efforts enhance the fighting power of enemies of the US and its Israeli ally. (unquote)

At the expense of American taxpayers the US government has spent 100 million dollars a year to train and equip a Palestinian force of 30,000 troups. These troups have ungone 1,400 hours of training at a US facilty in Jordan.

Israel now truly stands alone in the world, if they turn to their God He will take care of them, if they do not, I believe the end time scenario of Zechariah 13 will overtake them.

America may be sealing it's fate in this assault on God's people! The issue for America is changing sides, they have gone from Israel's ally to lukewarm supporter and now Israel's out and out enemy.  This week Obama has been charged with being an anti-semite. It has been stated that his sitting under an anti-semetic pastor for twenty years would certainly tend to make him anti-semetic. He has apparently chosen to sacrifice Israel in order to gain the favor of the Arab / Islamic world.

In another news item this week under the banner of the World Tribune we have further evidence of Obama's abandonment of Israel. The article says,

The United States has diverted a shipment of bunker-busters designated for Israel. Officials said the U.S. military was ordered to divert a shipment of smart bunker-buster bombs from Israel to a military base in Diego Garcia. They said the shipment of 387 smart munitions had been slated to join pre-positioned U.S. military equipment in Israel Air Force bases. 

"This was a political decision," an official said. 

In 2008, the United States approved an Israeli request for bunker-busters capable of destroying underground facilities, including Iranian nuclear weapons sites. Officials said delivery of the weapons was held up by the administration of President Barack Obama. 

Since taking office, Obama has refused to approve any major Israeli requests for U.S. weapons platforms or advanced systems. Officials said this included proposed Israeli procurement of AH-64D Apache attack helicopters, refueling systems, advanced munitions and data on a stealth variant of the F-15E. 

"All signs indicate that this will continue in 2010," a congressional source familiar with the Israeli military requests said. "This is really an embargo, but nobody talks about it publicly."

The decision to divert the BLU munitions was taken amid the crisis between Israel and the United States over planned construction of Jewish homes in Jerusalem. The administration, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has warned that Washington could reduce military aid to Israel because of its construction policy. {end of article}

The whole end time scenario is unfolding exactly as the prophets foretold. The amazing thing is that so very few seem to have any realizeation as to what is really happening!

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