Weakness has its consequences, Re: Israel’s Defense Chief Says U.S. Projecting Weakness, Washington Free Beacon, March 20, 2014

Moshe Yaalon, Israel’s Minister of Defense, recently stated that the United States was projecting weakness on the international stage and that Israel could not depend on the United States to do anything meaningful to prevent Iran from developing and using nuclear weapons. He also said that Israel could look to no one except itself to keep nuclear weapons out of Iran’s hands and that in the matter of Iran and nuclear weapons Israeli’s “have to behave as though we have nobody to look out for us but ourselves,”. His remarks were a clear condemnation of President Obama and the way he conducts foreign policy, weakness being the last thing an American President and by extension America itself should project, especially in this day and age of multiple threats by powerful, very capable enemies, enemies not only of the United States, Israel and the rest of the free world, but enemies of freedom, democracy, pluralism and secularism as well, enemies who are getting more powerful and capable every day.

Yaalon’s remarks were pointed directly at President Obama and were of course absolutely correct. He only voiced what America’s friends and allies have been thinking for some time now and what America’s enemies have known for some time now too. Obama is a paper tiger and no one has anything to fear from him at all. Not only does he project weakness, he is weak and that means that the United States will not respond in force no matter what anyone does, that America’s enemies have carte blanche to do whatever they want, no matter how much it jeopardizes America itself or America’s friends and allies, Iran’s nuclear weapons development program and Russia’s invasion and annexation of the Crimea being but two examples among many.

Obama’s weakness has not only jeopardized the national security of the United States and the safety and security of the American people, it has also jeopardized the national security of every single one of America’s friends and allies and the safety and security of their people…its not just Americans who are affected by Obama’s weakness, who are vulnerable and endangered…its also the Australians, British, Canadians, French, Germans, Israelis, Italians, Spanish, Scandinavians and everyone else in the free world…its not just freedom, democracy, pluralism and secularism in the United States that are in danger because of Obama’s weakness, its freedom, democracy, pluralism and secularism in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and everywhere else in the free world too…its not just the very existence of the United States that is jeopardized by Obama’s weakness…its the very existence of the rest of the free world too. The lack of a credible American deterrent means that the enemies of America and the rest of the free world, Russia and Iran included, feel they can do anything they want to and get away with it, which means that they will do anything they want to, no matter how bloody or heinous or reprehensible. All of that goes directly to Obama. That’s what Yaalon was saying and he couldn’t have been more right. Weakness has its consequences and none of them are pretty.

So you see, its not only in American’s best interests to force Obama out of office, to impeach him or charge him with a possible multiplicity of offences or convince him to resign. Its in the best interests of everyone else in the free world too… the Australians, British, Canadians, French, Germans, Israelis, Italians, Spanish, Scandinavians, everyone.

Its not in the best interests of the Russians or the Iranians or the Chinese or the North Koreans or al-Qaeda or other religious fanatics et.al. though. They know how valuable he is to them and would love to see him serve out his term.

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