This headline at DEBKAfile is spot on, Barack Obama wins reelection: Mid East faces nuclear Iran, Brotherhood grip:
The prospect of another four years of Obama in the White House fills some Middle East nations, including the Persian Gulf and Israel, with trepidation.
They envisage a foreign policy that continues to focus on hitching US influence in the Muslim world – Sunni and Shiite alike – on to a wagon led by Iran as the first Islamic Shite Muslim nuclear power and the sponsorship of Muslim Brotherhood rule of Sunni Arab nations.
For Israel, this policy translates bleakly into American backing for the two most forbidding ideological foes it has faced in all its 63 years: Iran, whose leaders call openly for Israel’s extinction – even from the UN platform – although this is achievable only by nuclear aggression; and the hostile Muslim Brotherhood…
This goal actuated the Arab Revolt – or Spring – which erupted in December 2010. It has condemned Israel to an ever-tightening Islamist noose around its borders with worse to come: The last gap will be filled after the Brothers attain power in Damascus and ultimately set their sights on Jordan as the springboard to Saudi Arabia.
The American party of anti-Israeli internationalists and liberal Islamist delusionists has another four years to bring Israel to its knees.
The anti-Israeli internationalists were in full display at the DNC, vocally objecting to references to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and throughout the left-wing media.
The liberal Islamist delusionalists are represented at mainstream media outlets which do not view themselves as anti-Israeli, but are in denial of reality, as ably demonstrated by Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times in this tweet today:
This would be the same Nickolas Kristof who wrote of the “Arab Spring” in Egypt on February 3, 2011:
The lion-hearted Egyptians I met on Tahrir Square are risking their lives to stand up for democracy and liberty, and they deserve our strongest support — and, frankly, they should inspire us as well. A quick lesson in colloquial Egyptian Arabic: Innaharda, ehna kullina Misryeen! Today, we are all Egyptians!
Along with co-columnists like Roger Cohen, Kristof failed to recognized the anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli, Islamist revolutionary nature of the Arab Spring.
Demonizing Bibi Netanyahu has been a part of that delusion since the start, as Cohen wrote on February 3, 2011:
Already we hear the predictable warnings from Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu: This could be Iran 1979, a revolution for freedom that installs the Islamists. But this is not 1979, and Egypt’s Facebook-adept youth are not lining up behind the Muslim Brotherhood, itself scarcely a band of fanatics.
Israel faces mortal enemies. Some of them have rockets and soon nuclear weapons and intend Israel harm, others have columns in The NY Times and are too blinded to see reality.
Israel will need to hunker down, again. The anti-Israeli internationalists and the liberal Islamist delusionists still control U.S. foreign policy.