US OUTS ISRAEL
- Blog Post by: Gary Fine
- February 10, 2012 - 5:58 AM
How the Obama Administration continues its foreign policy love-in with America’s enemies balancing disdain for America’s friends:
“Israel teams with terror group to kill Iran's nuclear scientists, U.S. officials tell NBC News-- Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service, U.S. officials tell NBC News, confirming charges leveled by Iran’s leaders…. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Obama administration is aware of the assassination campaign but has no direct involvement…The Iranians have no doubt who is responsible – Israel and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, known by various acronyms, including MEK, MKO and PM.. As it has in the past, Israel’s Foreign Ministry declined comment… Said a spokesman, "As long as we can't see all the evidence being claimed by NBC, the Foreign Ministry won't react to every gossip and report being published worldwide.".. For its part, the MEK pointed to a statement calling the allegations “absolutely false.” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton immediately denied any connection to the killings. “I want to categorically deny any United States involvement in any kind of act of violence inside Iran,” Clinton told reporters on the day of the attack…. NBC, By Richard Engel and Robert Windrem, Thu Feb 9, 2012 6:16 AM EST
Only recently, the Obama administration offered a stirring, punchless “verbal” criticism of UN Security Council behemoths Russia and China for blocking action against the terrorist regime of Syria’s Assad. In tandem with US criticism, there was no US outing of China and Russia to the media for protecting the terrorist Syrian state engaged in mass murder. Media outrage was sparse to absent.
But the leftist media was all too willing to vilify Israel in collaboration with the current US administration policy of abandoning and/or criminalizing America’s friends, for their enemies’ aggrandizement. With the US announcement to NBC, the Obama administration has tacitly encouraged the attack media to equate Syria’s terrorist actions, which include openly murdering thousands of its own people, to Israel’s unconfirmed self-defensive, targeted, coordinated, assistance to an Iranian anti-government group in its action against a handful of Iranian scientists. NBC stated that, “Daniel Byman, a professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and also a senior fellow with the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, said that if the accounts of the Israeli-MEK assassinations are accurate, the operation borders on terrorism.-Engel and Windrem,NBC.
As the media rushes to portray Israel as assassin, Iran’s frequent and direct threat of nuclear holocaust against Israel becomes an insignificant afterthought, unworthy of mention- just old news. Also overlooked is the blatant fact that these innocent Iranian scientists are engaging in an operation that when/if completed will threaten not only Israel, but all of western civilization with nuclear disaster.
If the Obama administration can publicly pride itself for assassinating Bin Laden as a non- US state sponsored terrorist action, then how can the US administration rightfully encourage the media to infer that Israel’s unconfirmed antiterrorist actions in assisting the elimination of Iran’s nuclear scientists,(thus reducing Iran’s nuclear bomb capacity) borders on state sponsored terrorism?
With full knowledge of the repercussions, why did the Obama Administration purposely out Israel to a negative media attack?
Why does the Obama administration have a hands off policy to America’s enemies contrasting a confrontational, accusatory policy against Israel and other US allies?
NBC also noted that “two GOP presidential candidates have no problem with the targeting of nuclear scientists. In a November debate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich endorsed “taking out their scientists,” and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum called it, ”a wonderful thing.””-NBC,2/9/12
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