It often appears as if this blog is continually whacking Obama and his lawless regime. It is. Yet it is not as if Israel’s leadership leaves much to be desired. Not at all. In fact, if one had to sum up their main deficit it would be impossible. There are too many. But when push comes to shove, a glaring shortcoming comes to mind – appeasement.
This attribute is not only revolting and embarrassing, but it is deadly. And when an imperiled nation continually aligns its security with another nation – even its “best friend” – it behooves Israelis to sit up and take notice. Not only that, but to demand to know: why are their leaders incessantly flying off to Washington, every time a national strategic imperative is in the offing? Moreover, in light of the fact that an Islamist-in-Chief is at the helm, and his new DM (& soon to be CIA head as well) has proven to be in bed with Arab/Muslim interests, why in hell did PM Netanyahu send his leftist-bent DM to consult with Arabist DM Hagel? Has he lost his mind? Not exactly.
As revealed in previous commentaries, spineless leaders are simply incapable of making strategic decisions – adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/23/spineless-leaders-always-revert-true-to-formthey-cave-and-israels-leaders-are-its-poster-boys-addendum-to-israels-ship-of-fools-led-by-delusional-leadership-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. Forget about the fact that PM Netanyahu was a Sayeret Matkal commando – www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2001/12/israeli-counterterrorism-200112 – his brave ship has sailed.
It is too often the case, when military types become political honchos the first thing they lose is their nerve, becoming squishy leftists in the process. A recipe for national disaster. Why? Ask their psychiatrists. Nevertheless, the result is deadly, as Al Qaeda and its offshoots are poised to take over areas abutting another ! Israeli border, if PM Netanyahu doesn’t buck up.
‘Syrian no-man’s land bordering Israel and Jordan is up for grabs’
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2013,
The four Syrian mortar shells exploding on the Israeli side of the Golan Saturday, March 2, flashed a signal to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that the moment is at hand to step in and decide how to dispose of the expanse of southern Syrian bordering on northern Israel. This urgency sent Defense Minister Ehud Barak flying to Washington Friday March 1, to meet new US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel next Tuesday.
At the top of their agenda for discussion this time will not be Iran but, DEBKAfile’s military sources report, the disappearance, except for scattered military units, of Bashar Assad’s ruling presence and army from the Syrian areas abutting on Israel and Jordan. The collapse of Assad’s defense lines on these two borders generates a new strategic situation of major import.
Most Israelis, including their media, are too deeply engrossed in the ins and outs of Netanyahu’s struggle to form a coalition government to notice that a no man’s land has opened up on the Syrian Golan, the Horon province (where the Syrian uprising first erupted two years ago), and the Yarmuk River dividing Syria from Jordan.
At the same time, the Assad army is all but gone from there and the Syrian rebels are constrained from moving into the abandoned territory by three considerations:
1. They are short of the manpower for seizing and holding it;
2. Their commanders have evidently not caught onto the brilliant international, strategic opportunity waiting to drop in their laps;
3. The Druze community in their mountain fortresses overlooking the territory is poised to prevent any outsider takeover.
Israel is confronted with a choice between leaving the long-menacing areas overlooking the Sea of Galilee and its north-eastern regions to an unknown fate – or asserting control itself.
At this point, Israel’s armed forces still have three options:
a) Directly capturing dominant points in those no-man’s land areas as guarantees of a say in who eventually dominates them.
b) Military support for a Druze land grab.
c) Military collaboration with Jordan to control the fate of the abandoned lands abutting both their borders.
There is still time to pre-empt developments that would be detrimental to Israel’s security: One such development would be a deal being reached on how to dispose of the abandoned territory between the Assad government and Syrian opposition in the talks opening in Moscow Tuesday, March 5.
This deal would open the door for ensconcing on the Israeli border Muslim extremists, such as the pro-Al Qaeda factions fighting with the Syrian rebels.
Barak’s mission to Washington is to align Israel-US positions on these and other urgent topics with the new US defense secretary. DEBKAfile’s Washington sources are skeptical about his chances of success in view of the Obama administration’s decision to pass the resolution of the Syrian question to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This leaves the initiative up to Netanyahu. He has shown exceptional skill of late in ducking clear decisions on such matters. However, indecisiveness at this moment could cost Israel dear in the future.”
Upon reading the above, does it appear unreasonable for this American-Israel to be hyper-concerned, even if booms do go off?- adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/28/israels-special-forces-sayeret-matkal-take-the-lead-fordow-goes-boom-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. Whereas every offensive/defensive measure is more than mandatory, it is a far cry from taking hold of territory; land which will otherwise be grabbed by the enemy to target Israel’s citizens, rendering them little more than ducks in a shooting gallery.
Thus, the combination of spinelessness/toadying is coming to a head via Syria. Soon thereafter, decision time re Iran is coming due. Though both threats are morphed together, as Syria is a client state of Iran and so is Lebanon, the abandoned land on Israel’s border is a neon sign for Al Qaeda and tentacles, if PM Netanyahu doesn’t pre-empt.
Most significantly, recall the recent “ceasefire” with Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia’s progeny, and how PM Netanyahu acceded – once again – to Washington to “cease” Israel’s fire – adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/16/pm-netanyahus-cease-fire-and-its-deadly-results-soon-to-blow-up-in-israels-face-addendum-to-spineless-leaders-revert-true-to-form-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. What kind of leadership behaves like a yo-yo, pulling its forces in and out of war zones, effectively, allowing another nation to call its shots – literally? A tethered one.
If past is prologue, wondering whether PM Netanyahu has the internal fortitude to man up is more than in order. The lightening speed of events on Israel’s northern front (or any of its borders) necessitates more than a pair of binoculars and requisite knowledge of the encircling perils. It requires a spine of steel. There is every reason for pessimism.
UPDATE: pessimism, re Netanyahu’s ability to step up, particularly due to his leftist DM – the ever scowling Barak – is indeed warranted, even though this blogger couldn’t predict that its efficacy would eventually come from Washington’s quarters – www.debka.com/article/22803/Washington-Hizballah-has-got-hold-of-chemical-weapons.