Americans have just re-elected a President who supports the virulently anti-Semitic and anti-American Muslim Brotherhood and appeases Iran! Imagine what would have happened if FDR had supported the fascists and appeased the Nazis .
Are we living through the alternative history of a Robert Harris novel? With Churchill fleeing the British Isles and Joseph Kennedy becoming US president? No Churchill War Rooms, no V-E Day? Alas! This is not alternative history. This what happened today is the real history.
I wish I could see how this day will be explained by the historians of the 22nd century, if our civilization survives to that day. How will they explain today's vote?
Four years ago I wrote Facing Iran, Alone Unfortunately, reality has become even worse than I thought then, so I reproduce the article here once again. This time the polls will be on January 22.
Facing Iran, Alone
In May 1940
Britain stood alone facing Nazi Germany. The USSR had signed the Ribbentrop-Molotov
nonaggression pact; the US had not entered the war yet.
On May 7, Leo Amery spoke in the Commons, attacking Neville Chamberlain's government, quoting Oliver Cromwell: "You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"
On May 10, 1940, Winston Churchill became Prime Minister.
Ever since the
US government's National Intelligence
Estimate report it has become increasingly probable that Israel will be the one to tackle Iran.
With the election of Barack Obama this is
now almost certain. We are back in May 1940.
There are many who believe that, for all their talk, the Iranians would never launch a nuclear attack. The 12th Imam is for the masses, the way Marx was, the argument goes, and not to be believed in verbatim. How many Arab or Muslim leaders have become suicide bombers to get the virgins? None.
But comparing Communists with the followers of the Islamic prophet is misleading. For one, the Communists never produced suicide bombers and we already have had 148 explode here in
Muhammad Atta was not the top leader, but he was
among the educated, for whom education
was just a tool to be used in accomplishing his jihadi goals. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is an ardent believer in theMahdi, the Hidden Twelfth Imam, the four-year old who went into hiding in
a well 1,140 years ago. The idea that Iran itself may become a nuclear suicide
bomber is real.
Those who question Iranian motives are projecting Western values, almost patronizingly so. The privileged party members in the
the so-called priviligentsia,
would not dream of sacrificing themselves. They had their closed shops,
hospitals and pharmacies, access to foreign media and, most coveted of all,
access abroad. They enjoyed their privileges. The Iranian mullahs are no
The world watched Hitler rearm, reoccupy the Rhineland in 1936, annex the Sudetenland in October 1938 and the rest of
Czechoslovakia in March 1939, and rape Austria in 1938. As Churchill put it, they
kept feeding the crocodile hoping they would be eaten last.
Anyone who reads about the policies and the press of the 1933-1940 period cannot but be struck by the similarities. We know what happened then, yet we are following almost the same path. Scary.
Israel strike at Iran before Obama takes over? As reported in the Jerusalem Post, Benny Morris
says yes. Most other analysts disagree. I believe that it is in the US interest
for Israel to destroy the Iranian nuclear sites, since the destruction and the
rise in oil prices resulting from a non-nuclear Iranian retaliation would still
be much less than the consequences of a nuclear war following an Iranian
nuclear strike on Israel and an Israeli nuclear retaliation.
There is only one remaining scenario left.
On February 10
Israel goes to the polls. The leaders we
elect will be our last line of defense. Help will not come from the Europeans,
the United Nations and not even from the US.
The decisions that will determine the survival of this country will come from
Benjamin Netanyahu, Moshe Yaalon, Benny Begin or Tzipi Livni. Make your pick.