Would anyone be surprised to see this headline in the spring or summer of 2016: “Obama orders U.S. military attack on Israel / blocks Israeli strike at Iran / Iran grateful“?
Like it or not, there is an increasing likelihood we will see that kind of headline before Obama leaves office.
Why should we worry about that? Does water flow downhill?
President Obama’s treasonous sellout to the Iran nuclear program is only the latest chapter in his betrayals of America and our allies in the face of Iran’s Islamist ambitions. A U.S. military attack on Israel would have been unthinkable under any other president, but it is now quite conceivable.
There are two reasons we need to take that possibility seriously. First, it is entirely consistent with Obama’s pattern of pro-Iran policies and actions. Secondly, there is no one standing in his way.
For six years, Obama has done nothing to oppose or hinder Iran’s ambition to become the dominant power in the region. In fact, he has said that Iran can become a stabilizing influence in the world. At the same time, he has consistently opposed and belittled Israel’s security concerns. Iran has only repeated and reconfirmed its stated goal that “Israel must be wiped from the face of the earth.” Understandably, Israelis take such threats seriously considering Iran’s open support and financing for terrorist groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah.
Obama, by contrast, believes “Islam is a religion of peace” and “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” Moreover, in his book, “The Audacity of Hope,” Obama said: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Well, forgive me, but nuclear missiles pointed at the United States and Tel Aviv from the foremost terrorist-sponsoring nation in the world might be construed by many as “an ugly direction.”
Who or what would stop Obama from attacking Israel? A Republicans Party that is already throwing in the towel on the Iran nuclear agreement? Republican leaders who will not even utter the word “impeachment” no matter how unconstitutional Obama’s actions? Republican presidential candidates who can’t even make a strong case for secure borders?
There is good reason why Obama does not fear the Republican-controlled Congress. Why should he? Does the snake fear the mouse?
By adopting the Coker bill, abandoning the Senate’s constitutional role in treaty ratification, Senate Republicans have signaled acquiescence to Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. The so-called “bipartisan Senate compromise” is a white flag as big as a parachute, and all the world understands that.
That surrender in the Senate will have grave consequences. Obama will understandably interpret that victory as a green light for full speed ahead with his pro–Iran policies.
It is a simple and inescapable fact of life that given Iran’s very public and very serious commitment to Israel’s destruction, the United States cannot be both pro-Israel and pro-Iran. In choosing to surrender to Obama on the Iran nuclear deal, the Republicans in Congress have also signaled a historic shift away from the support of Israel. With the acceptance of a nuclear “agreement” that does not halt Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, the United States Congress has signaled that America is no longer Israel’s best friend and most loyal ally.
In looking at the American sellout on the nuclear agreement, Israel faces a dark and possibly horrific future. Taking unilateral action against Iran’s nuclear facilities is obviously one of the choices Israel has in the months ahead.
Obama’s world outlook accepts a nuclear Iran but not the catastrophic consequences of that event. Obama purports to believe Iran wants nuclear weapons as a sovereign right but will not use them against either Israel or the United States. The problem is that the evidence for that belief is nowhere in sight.
Time is not on Israel’s side, and neither is Barack Hussein Obama. The clock is ticking and Israel may feel compelled to act.
Whatever Obama and his team of advisers may think after their morning Kool-Aid, the people of Israel have no illusions about how trustworthy Iran is about the peaceful uses of atomic energy. Israel is not expecting the Leopard to change its spots or Iran to abandon its 36-year history of sworn hostility to Israel.
So, it is entirely likely and predictable that if Israel decides it has no choice but to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities before Iran can produce nuclear weapons, Obama would likely act to block that military intervention by whatever means necessary, including a U.S. military attack on Israel.
Why would he not do it? Who would stop him?
Tom Tancredo is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Foundation and founder and co-chairman of Team America PAC.He represented Colorado’s sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009, and he is a former presidential candidate.
He is the author of In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America’s Border and Security, and he can be heard every Monday on Grassroots Radio Colorado with Kris Cook (KLZ 560 AM).