It is reported that President-elect Obama plans upon taking office in January to extend the United States’ nuclear umbrella to Israel. Obama intends to sign a strategic defense pact with Israel that would mandate that any nuclear attack by Iran upon Israel would result in a a “devastating U.S. nuclear response.”
Of course when I say “it is reported,” I mean it is reported by numerous international news sources, not by the American MSM – with the sole exception at this point of Fox News.
I’m not sure why this alleged – probable is a better term – action on the part of Obama is cause for surprise or concern. Obama’s administration’s defense of Israel and countering Iran should have been an wholly expected course of event.
Obama has so far seemingly taken great pains to stock his incoming administration with Zionists and possibly Islamaphobic “Hawks.”
I am a Zionist. You don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist.
I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president, we will attack Iran (if it attacks Israel)
In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.
— Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
2007 interview with Good Morning America
Then there’s Obama incoming White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. Rahm Emanuel is the son of Benjamin M. Emanuel who was an Irgun (HaIrgun HaTzva’i HaLe’umi BeEretz Yisra’el or National Military Organization in the Land of Israel) terrorist who regularly took part in attacks civilian targets (both Arab and the British) in the 1940s.
Rahm is the namesake of Rahamim, a combatant in the Zionist Lehi (Lohamei Herut Israel or Fighters for the Freedom of Israel) terrorist faction who was killed. His family name, Emanuel was adopted by his family in 1933, after Rahm’s paternal uncle, Emanuel Auerbach, was killed in a skirmish with Arabs in the holy city Jerusalem.
In 1991, during the 1st Gulf War, Rahm Emanuel left America and volunteered with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). During the war he performed noncombat duties at an Israeli supply and repair depot.
All in all, by his choices of the people who will surround him and advise him Obama has made it quite clear that he will maintain the strong and uncritical alliance that has continued for decades between America and Israel.
I’m not sure of why the bulk of the Liberal MSM has so far decided not to cover this. It’s newsworthy, but hardly shocking – except to the anti-Israel – sometimes but not always antisemitic – fringe of the Left, many of whom saw Obama as hope for ending America’s support for Israel.
Even if – possibly especially if – Israel’s claims of this pending “nuclear umbrella” are partially or totally false, I would think that their claiming of it as fact and citing a what would have to be classed as yet another leak in the Obama team would be worthy of reporting.