Op-Ed – Benjamin Netanyahu: Leader of the Free World By MATT BARBER

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BARBER_J.MattThere has
been much talk of late about America’s “fiscal cliff.” As troubling as our
impending (Obama-spurred) economic collapse may be – and it is more troubling
than even our most pessimistic economists are willing to admit – I’m even more
concerned about fast-mounting tensions worldwide.

As the world
government ship of fools drifts unmanned amid a sea of unparalleled global
volatility, we, her passengers, behold – brewing on the horizon – an economic
and foreign relations “perfect storm.”

As so often
is the case, the hurricane swirls around the Middle East.

Historically,
the president of the United States has captained the ship. He has, heretofore,
been duly regarded “leader of the free world.”

Not now. Not
with Gilligan reaching for the helm.

Indeed, the
current occupant of the Oval Office spends more time with his feet on JFK’s Resolute desk than he does
leading from behind it.

But “leading
from behind” he does.

More
commonly known as “following,” President Obama’s follow-the-leader strategy in
the Middle East represents, in my view, either inherent weakness on his part,
sympathy toward the Islamic cause or both.

I suspect
both.

Indeed,
during his first term, Mr. Obama betrayed both weakness personified and
sympathy toward the goals of Islamic fundamentalism with his ongoing embrace of
the Muslim Brotherhood

This
extremist group, with Obama’s help, now controls much of the Arab world. It has
sworn, in its own words, to “destroy” our “Western civilization from within …
so that it is eliminated and God’s religion (Islam) is made victorious over all
other religions.”

Not
surprisingly, today the Brotherhood rushes to the aid of both the terrorist
group Hamas and Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas, head of the Palestinian
Authority
. This, as terrorists ramp-up decades-long rocket attacks and suicide bombings against
innocent Israeli women and children.

Nonetheless
– and clearly stemming from a cynical political calculus – Mr. Obama persists
in paying shallow lip service to support for Israel – all the while he
continues to play footsie with the Muslim Brotherhood. 

Recall that,
just last year, the president touted the “Arab Spring” – which
any high school history buff could have predicted would devolve into the utter
chaos it has – as “an extraordinary change taking place,” wherein, “Square by
square, town by town, country by country, the [Muslim] people have risen up to
demand their basic human rights.” (You know, like the Quran-given right for
Muslim men to beat or kill women and homosexuals with impunity; or like the
human right for both Iran and the Palestinian Authority to “wipe Israel from
the face of the earth.”)

Whether due
to naiveté, foolishness or pure dishonesty, President Obama’s bungling of the
Middle East crisis – let alone his unprecedented attacks on our constitutional
freedoms stateside – has disqualified him to lead the free world.

And so,
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stepped forward to answer the
call. He has become de facto leader of the free world –
chief defender of Western civilization.

As America’s
light fades under the Obama regime, Israel has become – for now at least – “the
shining city on the hill.”

With a
nuclear Iran perhaps only months away, Western civilization needs defending now
more than ever. Israel needs defending now more than ever. Consider these words
from top Hamas cleric Muhsen Abu ‘Ita: “Annihilation of the Jews here in
Palestine is one of the most splendid blessings for Palestine.”

Thus, Israel
defends herself. Israel defends the free world. 

To be sure,
the worldwide Islamic juggernaut has become emboldened by the actions – by the
inaction – of a sympathetic, do-nothing U.S. president. Muslim terrorists have,
as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently noted, “turned Gaza into a frontal
base for Iran, terrorizing residents of Israel and forcing them to live under
unbearable circumstances.” 

Yet,
inexplicably, many in the West – people Vladimir Lenin might have called
“useful idiots” (i.e., “progressives,” mainstream media and moderate American
Muslims) – willfully suspend disbelief. They play directly into the
blood-soaked hands of these terrorist cowards.

Having time
and again demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice their own innocent people
(consider child suicide bombers), these monsters today both deliberately target
Israeli neighborhoods with rockets and intentionally place their own military launch sites and terrorist
headquarters next to mosques, playgrounds, factories and the like.

This, as
intended, has created a propagandist boon. Much of the world blames Israel when
these human shields are tragically killed during pinpoint military strikes. Who
needs missile defense when you have women and children to hide behind?

To both the
Israeli and the Arab victims of radical Islam, I say this: You are in our
thoughts and our prayers. Our hearts break for you. We pray that God will cover
and protect you during these dark days and nights.

To Benjamin
Netanyahu I pledge this: Mr. Prime Minister, Christian America thanks you for
your bold leadership. We thank you for being the lone voice of freedom in the
Middle East.

Sir, you,
too, are in our thoughts and our prayers. 

America
stands with Israel.

We demand
our president do the same.

  Matt Barber (@jmattbarber
on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as
Vice President of Liberty Counsel
Action
. (This information is provided for identification
purposes only.) 

eHeziOp-Ed – Benjamin Netanyahu: Leader of the Free World By MATT BARBER

Comments 5

  1. reasonable proposals to try and address very real and potentially damaging problems, too bad guys like matt barber won’t write articles about them, he will just sling blame around in a partisan way.

  2. the debt situation is NOT obama’s fault and those
    who say it is have short memories..When clinton
    left office we had a surplus not a deficit..Bush promptly went on a binge and started two wars without
    paying for either and signed a medicare drug rx bill
    also without paying for it…when the bottom fell out
    of the financial markets because alan greenspan’s easy money policy enticed millions to buy homes they
    couldn’t afford and to take out mortgages that ended
    up being worthless…the larger financial institutions
    sold these mortgages in bundles and at the same time
    becuase they knew they were dreck…(netanyahu knows
    what that means) they bet against the mortgages and
    their own clients and when the liquidity crisis came
    as the result of the popping of the housing bubble
    it was Henry Paulson, bush;s sec of the treasury
    that begged congress for TARP an 800 billion dollar
    bailout…Obama took office while we were still bleeding 700,000 jobs PER MONTH…and he also needed
    to pass a stimulus to keep us from going into a full
    fledge depression…Now if you don’t understand that
    supply side economics is indeed voo doo economics
    and if you don’t get that income inequality is the
    highest it has ever been in our nation’s history and
    if you don’t understand that the middle class is
    getting squeezed because of this, and if you don’t
    get that cutting tax rates from 90 to 70 or from
    50 to 35 is not the same as cutting them from what they
    are now to a number that cannot produce enough revenue
    to pay for stuff we already have committed to..then
    you simply are myopic and or have no backround in
    economics whatsoever..this isn’t complicated its mathe
    and here is one way to get out of it..,BUT PLEASE
    DON’T LAY THIS ON OBAMA..
    1. the bush tax cuts expire on people making more than 350,000
    and additional brakets have to be created so as your income goes up your
    bracket increases
    2. capital gains and interest can no longer be taxed at 15% but they don’t have
    to be taxed .22-25% for those making under
    250,000 in retirment 0
    3.the ss and medicare payroll tax has to be paid on all income
    4. medicare has to be means tested..the more income you have the less you are covered
    for ordinary medical expenses up to a certain threshold…for catastropic diseases the
    standard should be different.no one should go broke paying for hospital or surgical care
    5. social security has to be means tested …for upper income folks who have
    interest and dividends in excess of 400,000 they begin to lose benefits gradually
    6. corporate tax rates lowered to allow us companies to be
    competitive in a global marketplace
    7. federal spending has cut both for defense and non defense a dollar in revenue increases 3-4 dollars in spending cuts
    9. deductions limited to a percentage of adjusted gross income
    going up as your income exceeds 350,000
    10 the AMT has to be abolished
    doing all of the above gradually over the next 10 years…and slowly raising the retirement
    age by 2 years will solve the problem

  3. “As troubling as our impending (Obama-spurred) economic collapse may be…”
    i am no fan of obama’s, but matt barber must be a complete idiot. both democrats and republicans at all levels of gov’t have been spending like drunken sailors for decades. Throw on top of that ordinary citizens borrowing to the hilt for cars, homes, coach handbags, etc…
    Now the chickens are coming home to roost and matt barber wants to say it is all obama’s fault?
    it is clear to me that people would rather throw around blame and partisan bs rather than have an intelligent discussion about the very serious issues facing this country.
    who are these pundits anyway. they should help with solutions or get out of the way…

  4. you must be kidding..half of Israel and a subtantial
    number of american jews do not stand with netanyahu
    who is a captive of the right wing orthhodox parties
    and in order to hold on to power has to sanction
    further expansion of the settlements in the west bank
    it has been the official position of this government
    for at least four of the past presidents that the
    settlements should stop and that there should be a two
    state solution…Netanyahu and the likud does not
    want a two state solution and if he does he is certainly doing nothing whatever to advance the peace
    process. there is no question that Israel has the
    right to defend itself against jihadist attacks from
    hamas in gaza but there is a larger point here and that is that if you told Israel back in 1967 that it]
    would be able to live in peace behind those existing
    borders it would have agreed instantly…now however
    the radical settlers and they are as over zealous in
    their claim that god has mandated that Israel contain
    all of judea and sumaria , as the radical islamists
    claims of what god wants or the evangelical anti
    science anti math claims right here in america, are,
    are dictating Israel’s path..and that path is going
    to lead to continuing warfare and given that Israel
    is no longer surrounded by the mubaraks of this
    world but rather the muslim brotherhood…it is time
    for another prime minister who undertands that a country which occupies another land cannot be a democracy for long

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