Weakness always begets aggression,
and, like clockwork, Obama’s repeated signals that he is weakening America’s
commitment to Israel are emboldening the Jewish state’s enemies.From Syria to
Iran to Lebanon, from Hezbollah to Hamasand the
PLO, the wolves smell blood and are trying to gauge whether they can get close
enough for the kill.
We heard some of this last week, too, about how Obama was so mean to Netanyahu and that completely made it okay to board a ship and shoot activists in international waters because … WELL JUST BECAUSE OKAY SHUT THE FUCK UP. This argument basically states that Israel’s government can commit heinous acts if our president appears to be rude, and that members of Hamas and Hezbollah are sitting around waiting for his secret bat signal to be fuckholes in their turn. I don’t know how, exactly, this makes things better for Israel. I don’t think this is the argument you want to seize on as a defense.