Can Israel Survive As The Jewish State? – An Interview With Adina Kutnicki (INQUISITR.com)

( Originally published at INQUISITR.com )       

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Today is a day of decision in Israel. The citizens of the Jewish state will either re-elect Prime Minister Netanyahu, who despite his faults, refuses to bow to Obama’s demands and will not give the Palestinians half of Jerusalem or they will replace him with Issac Herzog, a Leftist politician who is willing to divide Jerusalem and surrender more of Israel’s precious land. Herzog’s vision of peace with the Palestinians will confine Israel to indefensible borders and turn Jerusalem into a battlefield.

To discuss the Zionist perspective on the future of the Jewish state, the Inquisitr welcomes back Adina Kutnicki for another no-holds-barred interview, Adina is an investigative journalist, Political Commentator and security expert who has never hesitated to speak out on behalf Israel and the Jewish people. She is committed to maintaining the Jewish character of the world’s only homeland for the Jewish people with an undivided Capital in Jerusalem.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PART ONE OF THE INQUISITR’S INTERVIEW WITH ADINA KUTNICKI

Young Arab throwing rocks at Israelis. Far from harmless, quite a few Israelis have been killed by rock throwers.

Young Arab throwing rocks at Israelis. Far from harmless, quite a few Israelis have been killed by rock throwers.

Israel is now surrounded by well-armed bitter enemies, none of whom are calling for a Palestinian state to exist side-by-side in peace with the Jewish state of Israel. Instead, they have all called for the destruction of Israel and the creation of an Islamic Palestinian state from the river to the sea. These enemies include Hamas in Gaza, Syria and Lebanon in the North and the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria.

In the north, Syrian troops, Hezbollah and ISIS have set up positions in the Golan Heights near the Israeli border. Lebanon, ruled by Hezbollah, has literally thousands of Iranian-supplied rockets aimed at Israel’s civilian population centers, which they will launch any time Iran gives them a green light. Hamas in Gaza is bragging that they are rearming and digging new tunnels, and they have openly declared they intend to wage a war of extermination against every Jew on earth. The Palestinian Authority says whatever they have to in English to keep the foreign aid flowing, but in Arabic, they too talk about eliminating Israel, and there are several heavily armed terror group in Judea and Samaria that are all affiliated with the Palestinian Authority.

Making matters even more complicated, the leaders of the BDS movement have said they will not stop calling for sanctions on Israel when Palestine becomes a nation. They are demanding the full right of return for all 5.5 million so-called Palestinian refugees as a condition of ending the demand for sanctions on Israel. This flood of Arab Muslims would be a death blow to the existence of a Jewish state.

At the moment, Egypt and Jordan are dealing with their own terror groups who are making life very difficult for al Sisi in Egypt and King Abdullah in Jordan. However, should the rest of Israel’s neighbors and their assorted state-approved terror groups launch a coordinated attack on Israel, there is a strong possibility Egypt and Jordan would attack Israel as well.

This Israeli bus was completely incinerated by a suicide bomber.Buses are a favorite target of Palestinian terrorists.

This Israeli bus was completely incinerated by a suicide bomber.Buses are a favorite target of Palestinian terrorists.

WOLFF BACHNER: Adina, considering the dangers facing Israel, plus the threat of ISIS in Iraq, Libya and Syria, how can any sane world leader expect Israel to surrender more land, divide Jerusalem, and create a 23rd Arab state at this time?

ADINA KUTNICKI: Wolff, thank you for inviting me back to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing Israel, since its modern rebirth in 1948.

In point of fact, her enemies (near and far) continuously “forget” that Israel has been the nation state of the Jewish people for upwards of 4,000 years, and this convenient amnesia is not for nothing. Instead, they mendaciously claim that the state of Israel is recompense for the six million souls slaughtered during the Holocaust! Have mercy.

Now, a preponderance of Israel’s detractors will grudgingly concur that Jews are, for the most part, an intelligent people, albeit, some more so than others. Therefore, logic dictates that an intellectually endowed group would hardly settle for a sliver of land, one which is barely the size of New Jersey, never mind its total lack of strategic depth. Alternatively, the flip side becomes: were they collectively dropped on their heads to agree to “settle” in, of all places, the fiery Mid East? By extrapolation, those who are up in arms (due to the “stubborn” claim of Jewish ownership/title to Israel) shouldn’t they be curious, querying: to begin with, why are Jews insisting on living within this postage stamp sized land mass? Not only that, but since Israel (up until its recent gas find) is barren of natural resources (relying on its tremendous Jewish intellectual capital for its stunning success) — – again, why would Jews (myself included, living in Israel close to 7 years) want to reside in the midst of the barbaric Middle East?

Furthermore, have any of Israel’s vitriolic critics bothered to examine: where does the word Jew derive from? Well, the fact of the matter is Jews are called Jews due to the tribe of Judah. Consequentially, the region of Judea (originated from Judah) is the mountainous southern part of the historic land of Israel; the Jewish inheritance. Incontrovertibly, irrespective of all else, the heartland of the Jewish people is Judea and Samaria. This is the truth within every realm which is based upon a factual standard; historically, biblically or legally. Case closed.

Egregiously, this is the same territory which is purposefully bastardized as the “West Bank”, all in order to rip the heart out of the Jewish people’s historical, biblical and legal title to Israel. The same ahistorical claim is laid to Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal capital, Zion.

Yet, before we proceed with your highly charged questions, it must also be internalized that the same dark forces encircling Israel are targeting America. Indeed, the entire west is in the cross-hairs of Sunni and Shia Islamic jihadists, most especially the “Big Satan” and the “Little Satan”.

Resultant, within any rational discourse, the hegemonic ambitions of Arabs/Muslims should, on its face, obliterate all demands for Israel to forfeit even a centimeter of Jewish land. Besides, the bullet proof Jewish title to the entire land of Israel (intrinsically, Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem) is more than enough ammunition to shoot down the braying jackals. For the record, some readers may recall a tangential discussion in our first interview (Oct. 2013), The Reality Of Life For An Israeli Patriot.

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This ISIS commander, surrounded by his hand-picked fighters, was known for his brutality. He was killed in a US airstrike.

WOLFF BACHNER: Now that the world is witnessing first hand the homicidal explosion of violence and Jihad in the Middle East, and the massive increase in the threats to annihilate the Jewish state, shouldn’t responsible world leaders call for a halt in the peace process until ISIS is defeated, Hamas is disarmed, Iran stops arming Israel enemies to the teeth, and the thousands of advanced Iranian missiles aimed at Israel’s cities are destroyed?

ADINA KUTNICKI: Assuredly, this has not stopped so-called sane world leaders from obsessively clamoring for Israel to relinquish its historical heartland, all for the sake of the “peace process”. Mind you, the only “peace” which has evolved since the “process” began has been thousands of pieces of (mostly Jewish) body parts blown to smithereens, and countless others maimed for life. And never mind those who are severely traumatized, plagued with PTSD and associated distress disorders, due to their obdurate quest for “peace.”

Atop said proven disastrous outcomes, and in light of the nation’s encirclement by Hamas in Gaza, Syria and Lebanon in the North and the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria, and with Syrian troops, Hezbollah and ISIS positioning in the Golan Heights near the Israeli border, it is mind boggling to conceive that any non-malignant world leader (including some of Israel’s too) would push her to give up even a centimeter from the tiny ancestral homeland. As always, the salient question becomes: why?

Basically, western leaders are playing a numbers game, and the Arabs/Muslims win hands down. Placating them, despite their barbarism, manifests in two directions. Firstly, there are more financial deals to be made with a billion plus people, as opposed to a paltry few million. This is despite the fact that western collusion with the Arab/Muslim world has a direct hand in what they excel at best; the import/export of jihad through money laundering via narco-terror and various criminal enterprises. The main umbrella under which they operate is the Muslim Brotherhood; a Mafia-like syndicate of jihadi enterprises, which, at times, traverses with Hezbollah’s narco-terror networks F/B/O Iran.

The above is accomplished through a maze-like hydra of financial institutions throughout the west, as the dirty money wends its way into all corners of the world, wherever funds for jihad are required. Yes, “it be” true, there are many western leaders (political and others) who are accomplices, and HSBC is one such “slush” house.

Secondly, it is not inconsequential that the side most willing to use barbaric methods is the one which demands (and receives) appeasement. In other words, even though experience has proven that feeding the poisonous snakes will not keep the dangers at bay, still, the course of least resistance has its appeal to a mostly opportunistic, craven, highly intimidated western leadership. Couple the above with some who are rooting for Islam’s triumph, consequently, the waters become red and overflowing with innocent blood.

Still, in a highly Orwellian manner, Israel is accused of being the “bully” in the Mid East neighborhood, by dint of the fact that it has the strongest military force. Even so, if this scurrilous appendage was remotely correct, the discussion herein would be moot. DOA. How so?

Assuredly, Israel has the military capability to crush its menacing neighbors, and from several diverging force multipliers. On the other hand, time and again, Israel’s political leaders (unduly influenced by the nation’s leftist-driven media and non-elected, but very powerful, self-appointed elitists, be they from the academic, legal or cultural realm) have shied away from victory. Why?

The answers are varied and complex, but a few intrinsic factors are noteworthy. As detailed within our last interview (Sept. 2014), ISIS, Islam and Obama: Understanding The Threat To The Free world, PM Netanyahu is tethered (for a multiplicity of reasons) to Washington’s harness, even though he is at odds with the Obama administration regarding Iran. You don’t say…

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warns the United Nations General Assembly that Iran is close to build an atomic bomb.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warns the United Nations General Assembly that Iran is close to build an atomic bomb.

WOLFF BACHNER: And speaking of responsible world leaders, why isn’t the Prime Minster of Israel bringing up these serious issues with the nations involved in the peace process and especially with Obama and demanding an end to all military threats to Israel before Israel will negotiate again? Is he trying too hard to appease Obama and the various European talking heads, and by doing so, weakening Israel’s position even further in a peace process that is already an anti-Israeli charade?

ADINA KUTNICKI: It is this lock-step and debasing march which stopped him (during 9 years as PM, from 1996-1999 and 2009 -2015) from declaring victory over Hamas during the 2014 summer-long war, one which blanketed/blitzed the entire country with missile and rocket barrages. More indicting, instead of laying waste, years ago, to Iran’s mushrooming genocidal WMD program, he is still begging President Obama to lead the charge, knowing full well that he has no such intention. Chasing ghosts.

Inherently, he could have taken a page out of (the late) PM Menachem Begin’s playbook, when he defied President Carter and destroyed Iraq’s Osirak reactor. Now, as then, Washington issued threats to “cease and desist”, but one PM ignored said orders, while the other (continuously) caved. Statesmanship, or the lack thereof.

In the main, PM Netanyahu is best described as a “serial accommodator”, comparable to a badly battered wife who just can’t help herself from going back to her abuser, one last time, for more punishment. Now, others may tsk, tsk and opine: well, the POTUS is the big man in the arena, therefore, what can poor “Bibi” do but genuflect? Hogwash.

For the record, PM Menachem Begin didn’t have a problem executing what his mantle required of him; protecting Israel at ALL costs! Similarly, Israel’s first PM, David Ben-Gurion, gave Eisenhower the proverbial finger, when he launched a war in 1956 in concert with Britain and France against an increasingly belligerent Egypt. As always, Washington attempted to stay Israel’s hand. History repeats.

In furtherance to the above charge and indictment, whereas PM Ben-Gurion took on the U.S. when Israel was little more than a military pipsqueak, PM Netanyahu behaves as if Israel is a vassal state. This is the case even though he has at his disposal the most adept forces in the region, let alone technologically advanced. Hence, the question is not one of actual force strength, but one of inner and moral fortitude. Hmm.

At its base, the moment that PM Netanyahu conceded to a PA (terror) state (during his speech at Bar Ilan University in 2009, two and a half months into his tenure…regardless of how he framed it), the fact of the matter is that he gave Israel’s “kosher” stamp of approval to carve a 23 rd Arab state out of the Jewish heartland. This historical injury lands at his doorstep. Agreed, previous PM’s have been equally appeasing and beyond injurious, but the imprimatur for the above became cemented under his watch. No doubt.

Thus, he weakened Israel’s position within (already hostile, pro Arab) international forums, once he gutted the nation’s core standing. Realistically, are others supposed to be “more Catholic than the Pope”, so to speak? Not only that, why should they disagree with Israel’s PM, in effect, after he already conceded (his “reasoning” doesn’t count for a damn) to the “rights” of the so-called Palestinians? Unforgivable.

Most significantly, the “peace process” was irrefutably designed to weaken Israel on numerous fronts, rendering her a walking corpse. This is hardly a secret.

” As early as August 1968, Arafat defined the PLO’s strategic objective as “the transfer of all resistance bases” into the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, occupied by Israel during the June 1967 war, “so that the resistance may be gradually transformed into a popular armed revolution.” This, he reasoned, would allow the PLO to undermine Israel’s way of life by “preventing immigration and encouraging emigration … destroying tourism … weakening the Israeli economy and diverting the greater part of it to security requirements … [and] creating and maintaining an atmosphere of strain and anxiety that will force the Zionists to realize that it is impossible for them to live in Israel.”

The Oslo accords enabled the PLO to achieve in one fell swoop what it had failed to attain through many years of violence and terrorism. Here was Israel, just over a decade after destroying the PLO’s military infrastructure in Lebanon, asking the Palestinian organization, at one of the lowest ebbs in its history, to establish a real political and military presence—not in a neighboring Arab country but right on its doorstep. Israel even was prepared to arm thousands of (hopefully reformed) terrorists who would be incorporated into newly established police and security forces charged with asserting the PLO’s authority throughout the territories”…..

Unarguably, PM Netanyahu is the best orator on the world stage. He proved it on several occasions, most recently, at his speech to Congress on March 3, 2015. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, he is a highly gifted and polished communicator. But his commanding presence is both a byproduct of having been a special forces commando in Israel’s elite Sayeret Matkal Unit (General Reconnaissance Staff), coupled with the natural confidence gleaned from being a top graduate of MIT, one of the most acclaimed universities in the world. Not too shabby, brawn and brains alike.

To wit, it is not unreasonable to posit (and to expect) that a man of his inestimable gifts should utilize them (unlike at the aforementioned Bar Ilan speech) to highlight ALL the reasons why a PA (terror) state is a non-starter, regardless of any cockamamie caveats of “demilitarization”, in and of itself an illegal demand! For heaven’s sake…

Conclusively, to round out the first part of my interview, let me leave the readers with the following concrete shout out: as to the charge sheet that PM Netanyahu is essentially spineless, I would like nothing more than to be proven wrong, as would millions of others. Intrinsically, he can redeem himself without any oratory flourishes, and this can be accomplished by veering into immediate “action-mode.”

  • In the starkest of terms, one of my close counter terror contacts, Tom Trento, demonstrated said efficacy via: “Bomb Iran” – The Musical. Don’t be fooled by the title, the players within are beyond reproach. Deadly serious. They are TOPS in their respective fields – intelligence and military.

MEMO to PM Netanyahu: way past time to stop talking and to give the order – bombs away! Don’t fall short by caving. Muster your courage. Otherwise, (Jewish) history will be very unforgiving.

INTRODUCTION TO PART TWO OF THE INQUISITR’S INTERVIEW WITH ADINA KUTNICKI

While children recoil in horror, men murder shouting Allah’s name and women cower in Burqas.

As we reflect on the trials and tribulations of the last six years since a little-known US Senator from Illinois was proclaimed the Second Coming at his presidential inauguration, we see a world in chaos under the leadership of Barack Hussein Obama. When we examine the global repercussions of Obama’s time in office, a frightening pattern emerges. Every corner of the planet has experienced a never-ending cycle of violent Jihad and Islamic terrorism as America’s President embraces the Muslim Brotherhood, apologizes for America’s past behavior, and throws one ally after the other under the proverbial bus.

No longer able to blame Bush, Obama’s presidency is marred by the obliteration of one Arab nation after the other at the hands of ISIS and an ever-increasing roster of like-minded Islamic terror organizations. Millions have fled their homes to struggle for survival in refugee camps or starve to death on lonely mountain tops. Parents have literally flung their own children to their doom from the heights rather than allow them to fall into the hands of the demented child molesters of ISIS, who sell girls as young as six as sex-slaves.

Happy to fill the void created by Mr. Obama’s unconscionable decision to completely withdraw the American military from Iraq and his misguided campaign of destruction in Libya, the Twelvers of Iran now control Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, and Gaza. The Ayatollahs who rule Iran with an iron fist are quite content to be the world’s leading financiers of Islamic terrorism as they make speeches calling for the total destruction of Israel and the annihilation of the Jewish people.

Now a lame duck president, Obama is showing his true colors to Israel. While he once proclaimed, “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided,” he has made a mockery of his words. No longer worried about alienating voters who support Israel, he demands the Jewish state divides Jerusalem, returns to the indefensible borders of 1948, and creates a 23rd Arab Islamic nation in Judea and Samaria. While constantly browbeating Israel for even building Jewish homes in Jerusalem, Obama has not said a single word about Abbas announcing to the world that the nation of Palestine will be 100 percent Jew-Free.

Israel faces the threat of total annihilation if Iran acquires deliverable atomic bombs and the slow death of the Jewish state if Palestine becomes a nation under the Obama peace initiative. As Israel struggles for its very survival in a world that deliberately forgets the United Nations reestablished Israel in 1948 specifically to be the national homeland of the Jewish people, a relentless Obama demands that Israeli leaders shut up, do what he tells them and trust him alone with Israel’s very existence.

OBAMA AND ISLAM

WOLFF BACHNER: How can the elected leaders of America’s closest allies, many of whom have been victims of Obama’s temper tantrums, insulting lectures and juvenile bullying, remain silent while Obama continues to ignore the Islamist war on the entire non-Muslim world?

ADINA KUTNICKI: Wolff, oh my. In no uncertain terms, your questions are akin to rapid fire exchanges of ammunition. Regardless, I will dive into them sans any armor, sugar coating or PC balderdash. Pointedly, it is through conducting said interviews, depressing as they are, that I hope to offer Inquisitr’s readers additional insight into some of the most pressing issues of our time. Nevertheless, I apologize in advance for being the (constant) bearer of bad news, and for any ensuing headache and heartburn.

From the onset, discussions relative to Obama, his nexus to Islamic terror and Israel piggyback each other. As a result, some of my analysis will, by extrapolation, intersect between segmented questions. Subsequent answers are, de facto, inter-linking parts of the same (geo-political) jigsaw puzzle.

That being said, in the main, western leaders are collectively “tired of fighting…tired of winning.” This self defeating (Orwellian) phrase was coined by none other than the most appeasing leader within Israel, ex President Peres. Tragically, there exists a laundry list of candidates who possess the requisite traits for such a distinctive appellation. However, Peres is in a class by himself, and the “honor” belongs to him. Readers may innocently inquire: why is he being singled out?

Acutely, Peres’s lengthy political life (refusing to retire gracefully from the political stage, despite all the wreckage and mangled body parts his “peace at all costs” train caused) is infused with the same sickness plaguing a preponderance of western leaders – an unholy addiction to appeasement. Therefore, he serves as their “poster boy”, the elder “statesman”. More specifically, he is treated like a rock star within Euro capitals and Washington’s leftist elite, hence, he must be unmasked. Birds of a feather.

Simply put, he ingrained within Israeli society the damnable “conceptzia” of appeasement, as a preferred way forward. KADIMA… קדימה. His ilk replaced unapologetic hard-core Zionism – a righteous and valued Jewish doctrine – and substituted surrender as a “strategic” and national imperative. Did you ever??

Resultant, since then, Zionists have paid (with no end in sight) in blood, sweat and tears for the fantasies of successive leaders. Now, does this sound like a gaggle of leaders (similar to their Euro counterparts) who are (mentally or morally) capable of raising their voices against ” Obama’s temper tantrums, insulting lectures and juvenile bullying while Obama continues to ignore the Islamist war on the entire non-Muslim world?”

Consequentially, the aforementioned damage is the deadly coinage paid for Peres’s (and others) “peace” illusions and delusions. Effectively, once “peaceniks” (aka leftists) become invested in their besieged mindsets, frankly, it is easier to separate pigs from their crap, instead of attempting to convince them to volte-face.

Along this dangerous trajectory, increasingly, as Islamic forces smell weakness, the west’s encirclement by Islamic jihad grows by leaps and bounds and in direct proportion. In the meanwhile, western leaders (Israel’s in the forefront) are gripped with a form of collective Stockholm Syndrome. Essentially, they are held captive by the biggest lie propagated (miss-educating) within Middle Eastern Studies Departments; the historical falsity of Orientalism.

Audaciously, through mendacious falsehoods, the late Edward Said was able to guilt (and game) western leaders (elected and non-elected) into paying penance for all the ills endemic within the Arab/Muslim world.

In other words, traditional U.S. allies, by and large, are liberal in outlook. We get that. However, liberalism, when coupled with Orientalism, becomes a recipe for western defeat. It is within this warped (mental and so-called historical) prism that barbarians morph into victims and victims become aggressors… Alice-in-Wonderland….through the looking glass too. Additionally, once you add into the tempest certain pressure points (exerted by unelected power players within the radical left), the notion of fighting for western values becomes a Herculean task. DOA.

Inherently, in order to struggle for ones national ethos, one has to believe that its concepts and underpinnings are worth fighting (possibly dying) for. Ominously, because traditional allied leaders place little (to zero) value in preserving western civilization, Obama can behave akin to both a blatant bully and a petulant child, secure in the knowledge that there will be no meaningful push back. PC (im)moral relativism/equivalence has catapulted the west to the brink. Yes, it has.

Killing Jews for Arafat's dream of destroying Israel and creating an Islamic Palestine from the River to the sea.

While Obama pressures Israel to divide Jerusalem and sign a suicidal peace treaty, Hamas dreams of finishing what Hitler started.

WOLFF BACHNER: Why do millions of American voters continue to support a duplicitous, deceitful President who blames the depraved crimes against humanity being perpetrated by the Qur’an waving Islamist butchers of ISIS, Boko Haram and dozens of other Islamofascist terror groups on an imaginary lack of career opportunities and good jobs in the Islamic world?

ADINA KUTNICKI: Specifically, as to why a segment of American voters still support Obama (my “tribe” included), well, the same combination of historical and moral blindness permeates the electorate, as much as it does western leadership. Not only that, but it is decidedly more comfortable to believe that Islamic barbarism has nothing to do with Islam, rather than the reverse. Additionally, we can’t afford to discount basic ignorance, so let’s be honest: not all folks can separate fact from fiction. Thereby, they believe Obama and gang’s fairytale stories: yes, Islam is a “religion of peace.” Dumb as oxen.

Yet, an added caveat to their willingness to “see no Islamic evil, hear no Islamic evil” (regardless of the unyielding butchering) simply dovetails into the “gimme gimme…everything for free” crowd. Ask yourselves: how could it be that countless Americans value free cell phones (and attendant services) above national concerns?

In gut-wrenching seriousness, you cannot make this stuff up. Crazy.

Alas, those of us who value hard work (while maintaining a healthy dose of patriotism, perhaps, coupled with Zionism), in a nutshell, are considered whack jobs.

Obama and Netanyahu acting civil for the cameras.

Obama and Netanyahu acting civil for the cameras.

WOLFF BACHNER: In your opinion, is Obama trying to force Israel to surrender to a peace plan that would endanger the very survival of the Jewish state? Does he view Israel as a sovereign democratic nation and a valuable ally of the United States or as a racist, rogue state in need of correction and outside intervention?

ADINA KUTNICKI: Segueing back to Obama’s malignant mistreatment of Israel, its dimensions are all over the map, so to speak. In both word and deed, he blames Israel for every calamity befalling the Arab/Muslim world. Again, his worldview harks back to Orientalism and its “intellectual” twin poison, colonialism.

Notably, he was raised in a family where colonialism shaped his outlook. It also doesn’t help that he harbors unremitting anti-semitic feelings emblematic to leftists and Islamists. A double whammy. Under this converging vortex a perfect storm is always brewing, eliciting the real question: how could he not despise Israel, being that those closest to him uphold similar leanings? The axiom, “tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are” is an authentic truism.

Revealingly, the following video attests to the efficacy of the aforementioned worldview. Lo and behold, Edward Said (the godfather of Orientalism) is its author. Even more so, Said (up until his death) and Obama were VERY close friends, and this is a fact.

Due to all of the above (and so much more), let there be no doubt: Obama views Israel as a “rogue” nation-state, a historical “mistake” which must be rectified. It follows that any envisioned “peace” plan (which would be acceptable to him) would, in actuality, result in Israel becoming a miniaturized rump, incapable of fending off her enemies. In essence, dying a slow death is his preferred option, but he is no longer counting on one avenue to eliminate Israel as an “irritant.”

Iran's pursuit of the atomic bomb has brought the world to the brink of a nuclear nightmare

Iran’s pursuit of the atomic bomb has brought the world to the brink of a nuclear nightmare

WOLFF BACHNER: Do you believe that Obama is determined to sign a treaty with Iran just to enhance his reputation and establish his legacy? Or do you believe Obama has far more nefarious and destructive intentions that will do unimaginable harm to Israel and the entire world? Is he willing to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons to punish Israel for refusing to submit to his demands and to payback Netanyahu for putting Israel’s survival ahead of Obama’s policies?

ADINA KUTNICKI: Enter, Iran.

In answer to your all important question relative to Iran, I firmly believe that Obama views Iran as a double-edged weapon. On the one hand, Obama wants to go down in history as the only world leader capable of bringing Iran’s mullahs to the negotiating table, such that it is. But the overriding factor involves much more than his legacy, falsified, as we know it will (eventually) be.

Paradoxically, American patriots and Israeli Zionists are not the only ones who see through Obama’s willful deceit, his smoke and mirrors show.Glaringly, the Gulf states are more than leery and hold Obama wholly responsible for the regional (and global) chaos. Yes, what a startling turn of (geo-political) events.

Writing in the Saudi daily Al-Jazirah, columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj, while supporting Israeli’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, not only called Obama “one of the worst U.S. presidents;” he also exposed the nature of so-called “democratic revolutions” in the region. Stated al-Faraj:

“Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.’s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu’s firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration’s anger and fury.”

Even so, as some of Inquisitr’s readers are already aware, I operate a geo-political blog, among other related endeavors. Its overriding essence revolves around American and Israeli concerns. This is no accident.

So as an American-Israeli (possessing a strong grounding in geo-politics, the Middle East and with a specialty in the Muslim Brotherhood), Islam, with all its facets, has become a steady “companion”, almost like a second skin.

Most advisedly, always keep the following uppermost in mind: there is no distinction between Sunni and Shia Islamic designs towards America, Israel and the west in general. Their main point of friction revolves around an internal struggle for hegemony, as to who lands on top for ultimate control of the ummah, the collective community of Islamic peoples. Supra-national.

Thus, it makes no sense to rework the wheel, being that a full-on analysis (re Obama’s intentions respective to Iran) has been recently explored at my blog site.

Consequentially – and as a parting “gift” and adjunct to this interview – let me present, ” HUSSEIN Obama’s Subterfuge Via Iran’s Centrifuges: “Israel’s Voice” Takes Charge In Washington, D.C. March 3, 2015. Raise Your Voices Too!”-

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Truer words never spoken.

Biography Of Adina Kutnicki:

Adina Kutnicki is an investigative journalist, political commentator, and an independent op-ed contributor to various Zionist and Conservative media outlets. She contributed to an in-depth series at FrontPage Magazine (from 2003-2007) with Lee Kaplan – still working together – a well known investigative journalist. The series explored the question: “Does The Pro-Terror Left Violate U.S. Tax Laws?” Her op-eds have been featured at American Thinker, Israel National News, The Jewish Press, MidEast Outpost, The Freeman Center For Strategic Studies and other publications. Adina blogs at https://adinakutnicki.com/

Born and raised in New York City, Ms. Kutnicki made aliyah to Israel in the summer of 2008. Being fluent in Hebrew allows her to gauge the mood (aka matzav) of the country, thus, enabling her to report on core Zionist issues with much more accuracy. Adina assists Dr. Martin Sherman and Professor Paul Eidelberg through their policy centers. Her “go to” expert on all matters pertaining to international law, and a country’s right to anticipatory self defense – via preemptive strikes – is Professor Louis Rene Beres of ‘Project Daniel’.

Adina Kutnicki is the devoted mother of two outstanding sons. Both are electrical engineers (MIT & Caltech educated) and proudly serve as IDF reservists.
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ISIS/ISIL Butchers Owe Sen. McCain A Debt:He Backed Brotherhood’s Rebel “Moderate” Takeover! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Sen. McCain (among others within Obama Inc.) championed the ISIS, the so-called “rebels” ! Butchers gave him a thumbs up…Way to go, Johnny boy.

AS is said, a picture is worth a thousand words and the following is priceless. Infamous.

Oops.

So here’s a heck of a thing: Back in May 2013, Forever Warmonger John McCain was really excited about the prospects of arming the Syrian “moderates” who were fighting to free that country from the iron grip of Bashar al-Assad. He even sneaked into the country to meet with the head of the Free Syrian Army, Gen. Salim Idris, the fellow in the striped shirt there (Idris was ousted in February of this year).

Only one small problem with the little photo-op: In addition to Idris, some of the other guys in the pic are apparently members of a slightly less “moderate” group: ISIS, the guys who are currently bringing down Iraq, and the photo is reportedly being circulated by ISIS as proof of their legitimacy. Oops.

BUT before McCain’s (current) treachery becomes understandable we need to back track, in order to understand the part he (and others) played via his relentless championing of the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia. ISIS butchers are part and parcel thereof. An outgrowth. Who could have predicted? This site did.

 

ALAS, McCain, as milquetoast as he may seem, is someone who bears special onus as an elder “statesman”. Incredibly, he is still given a pass due to his long ago POW status. What a crock. In other words, he continually backs the Islamic horse, whose blow back onto America (and the west) is incalculable, yet is never held to account. Way past time to unmask him.

Take, for instance, his shrill support for Huma Abedin, the most dangerous Muslim Brotherhood/Sisterhood operative in America. No kidding.

Enter McCain, as he (and others) shields her from exposure!

The ongoing national drama relating to Hillary Clinton’s close aide, Huma Abedin, can be traced back to several of this blogger’s commentaries, starting with ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ – https://adinakutnicki.com/2012/06/25/six-degrees-of-separation-48-2/, then onto ‘Muslim Congressman, Keith Ellison Taunts Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann…’ – https://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/16/update-muslim-congressman-keith-ellison-taunts-congresswoman-michele-bachmann-not-a-smart-move-addendum-to-the-redgreen-alliance-the-ties-that-bind-hillary-clinton-huma-abedin-56-2/. The above background is supportive material to garner a fuller picture.

In this regard, Senator John McCain – like a knight in shining armor out to rescue Huma’s virtue – has jumped into the fray, with both barrels blazing. With a puffed up chest, and moral indignation, he upbraids Congresswoman Bachmann on the Senate floor (and with every microphone he can find), as if she were the one with ‘alleged’ ties to the Muslim Brotherhood/Sisterhood !  What utter gall. Not nice, not nice at all.

IN line with said “miscalculations”, McCain’s backing of ISIS – as the preferred Islamic “rebels” – tilts full circle, but only once Huma’s (and Hill’s) nexus to Benghazigate is revealed.

But what is precisely the “news” in relation to Obama Inc’s Benghazigate trail, tracking back to Huma Abedin, Hill’s COS? In the main, by linking the “smoking gun” email to Mehdi Alhassani, a mobbed up Muslim Brotherhood front-man, straight to his nexus at the Muslim World League, an al-Qaeda front with footprints to Huma Abedin and her entire family, well, it couldn’t get any clearer. Confused? Don’t be. Therein belies this site’s mission…

SO even after Rep Bachmann exposed the Brotherhood Mafia’s inexorable linkage to Obama Inc. – and the attendant national dangers – McCain never budged in his support of said fronts. In fact, he dug his heels in even further!

REGARDLESS of anything else, most freedom seeking people will agree: yes, Saddam Hussein was a cruel dictator. Not only that, he had a huge stash of WMD’s – despite all the braying to the contrary – which eventually needed to be dealt with. Those who state otherwise are either lying or wholly ignorant.

About Paul “Dave” Gaubatz

Aside from co-authoring the magna carté of books on the Muslim underworld,Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America, Dave Gaubatz is a U.S. State Department-trained Arabic linguist and a retired Federal Agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). With over three decades of combined Air Force (AF) experience, his career has led him on missions spanning the Middle East — from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Kuwait to Iraq. As a Special Federal Agent, he has received the highest forms of U.S. security clearances for top-secret intelligence information — including for weapons of mass destruction and espionage — and has been briefed into many “black projects.”

Among his varied achievements, Gaubatz has investigated felony crimes against the U.S. Air Force and government, as well as has been assigned to counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations. He was the very first Special Civilian Agent deployed to Nasiriyah, Iraq, in 2003 for Operation Liberation Iraq. Using his Arabic training to travel throughout, he gathered vital intelligence on espionage and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Although he was able to uncover sites, the U.S. failed to excavate them, and the weapons were later taken by groups of insurgents.

During this stint in Iraq, Gaubatz was also assigned to rescue the family of Mohammed Odeh Al-Rehaief, the Iraqi lawyer who aided in rescuing Pfc. Jessica Lynch. He has earned numerous Federal awards for identifying WMD sites and Islamic terrorists planning attacks against the U.S. and its troops…..

ISIS Praises John McCain For helping Them Invade Iraq

The Muslim terrorist group, ISIS, issued a statement attributing their success to the Iraq war, and they had John McCain to thank for it. In the statement they wrote:

…the crusader John McCain came to the Senate floor to rant irritably about the victories the Islamic State was achieving in Iraq. He forgot that he himself participated in the invasion of Iraq that led to the blessed events unfolding today by Allah’s bounty and justice.

It is true, the war in Iraq that was started by Bush led to the enabling ISIS to commit the massacres and violence it is doing now. ISIS knows that Saddam would have not tolerated them, and would have without hesitated cut them to pieces, as his predecessor Nebuchadnezzar would have done.

Iraq does not need democracy, but a fierce dictatorship like Saddam. But thanks to John McCain and his ilk, we have devils like ISIS invading Iraq and butchering Christians, and the jihadists are thanking McCain for their victories and atrocities.

All I can say is, I miss Saddam.

NEVERTHELESS, this is not the time to point out that charging into Iraq – with a knock-on goal to “democratize” it  – was a huge blunder, one which is reverberating for 11 years…and counting. Surely, as a first order of national reckoning, Iran, as always, should have been the Number One target, not to mention Saudi Arabia. Ominously, these two terror nations have been left unmolested, and even strengthened under the reign of Barack HUSSEIN Obama!

BUT the elimination of strong-arm dictator Saddam Hussein was then (under Bush’s watch), and McCain’s (Obama Inc.’s) handiwork  is now. Yes, when all is said and done there will be many patriotic scores to settle.

MOST intrinsically, if not for the dastardly machinations of Obama Inc. and the likes of RINO leadership, suffice to say:

NOW that that is settled, our western fight must be viewed as one to eliminate Shariah law, the poisonous root of all the carnage. Its mandates. So it is certainly not a shock that ISIS/ISIL, Boko Haram (or whatever hydra thereof) mandates the purging of Christians, Jews and all apostates….. 

SIGNIFICANTLY, hearings took place at the end of July, re the rise of ISIS and its implications for U.S. foreign policy. In this regard, let’s place bets: did the House touch upon McCain’s (and others) championing of said “rebels”? Alternatively, did an Allah-wash take place? 

IRAN, A NUCLEAR STATE: ISRAEL’S FORMER AMAN CHIEF CONCURS WITH FORMER CIA HEAD. BOTH INDICT RESPECTIVE LEADERSHIP’S ABDICATION…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

It has never been this American-Israeli’s intention to denigrate U.S. or Israeli leadership. Far from it. But chips fall where they do and it is not a patriot’s (especially if one is both a committed Zionist and a Conservative American…a double whammy) obligation to cover up a leadership’s faults, or, in some cases, their treachery. Rather, it is incumbent upon all of us to reveal whatever shakes out of various trees and that is that. 

So, on the U.S. front, this blog has consistently, unflinchingly indicted the anti-American Islamist-in-Chief for his betrayals. It is summed up within concomitant commentaries, yet the most recent ones demonstrate where we are during this grave historical juncture in time, one which will forever change/tip the balance of power. No exaggeration. Sugarcoating it won’t change the horrific facts on the ground. They include, but not exclusively so:

OBAMA’S SELL OUT TO IRAN: ITS KEY INTERSECTION WITH THE RED/GREEN ALLIANCE. BOXING IN ISRAEL CORE bespeaks of ill intent from the get go. None of what is playing out before the world’s horrified eyes is the result of a POTUS who is out of his league, stumbling hither and yon. To those who tsk, tsk otherwise, perhaps this tidbit will change your minds: Report: Obama Arranging Tehran Visit for Next YearWell, whaddaya know…the leader of the heretofore free world is planning on paying homage to the leadership of the world’s BIGGEST sponsor of global terror, bar none – as terror-ridden as the Saudis are!

Consequentially, how could it be possible, from the actions referenced above, that Iran would not be elevated to a world power status? Predictably, cause and effect – BREAKING: ADDITIONAL TREACHERY FROM BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA’s “DEAL”; IRAN ELEVATED To WORLD POWER STATUS ! Western Civilization At Stake.

YET, no one should be clueless enough to believe, alongside all of Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s treachery,VALERIE JARRETT: Iran’s “Deal Maker”, Her Main Mission As Obama’s Consigliere. Western Civilization’s Hit Womanwasn’t center stage.

 
But despite his smarts he is spineless to the core, at least in his ability to make tough political decisions. This is not a personal assessment, but one which is shared by more than a few esteemed associates, having interfaced with PM Netanyahu in this and that.
That being said, internalize how we came from there to here due to Israel’s derelict leadership: 

PM Netanyahu’s SPINELESS Leadership Assists Iran’s WMD (More Than Likely) Victory.

 
DEBKAfile Special Report December 2, 2013
Binyamin Netanyahu's nuclear depiction caricatured

Binyamin Netanyahu’s nuclear depiction caricatured

The former heads of two of the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world, speaking Sunday, Dec. 1, in different parts of the world, were of the same opinion: Iran has reached the point of a nuclear threshold state and can build several nuclear bombs in a matter of weeks. By this diagnosis, Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, and ex-general Amos Yadlin, ex-chief of AMAN, Israeli military intelligence indicted their respective governments of the US and Israeli for their failure to stop this happening.
Asked in a FoxNews interview in New York about the interim accord the six powers reached with Iran in Geneva, Gen. Hayden was terse: “Iran is a nuclear threshold nation and we can’t stop this,” he said. America has moved its red lines and “all but conceded Iran has the right to enrich uranium.” He went on to voice the hope that “We have hit the pause button. Now we’ve got to negotiate hitting the delete button.”

Yadlin, who heads a national security think tank, had this to say: “Iran is approaching breakout point to a nuclear bomb.” On the Geneva accord, he commented: “… this is only a first step, not a final agreement, although it contains elements which predetermine the final accord.”

Speaking in Tel Aviv, Yadlin said: “The fact that Iran is a nuclear threshold state is not the fault of this agreement. Iran spent many years developing this capability and no one managed to stop it. Iran is a step before breakout to a bomb.  This is unfortunate but true.”

It was the first time that a former high-ranking Israeli intelligence officer had admitted the responsibility of successive Israeli governments, defense ministers and heads of its various intelligence agencies for the failure to pre-empt Iran’s drive for a nuclear weapon.
MK Tzahi Hanegbi , a senior lawmaker who has the ear of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, expressed concern that the interim deal with Iran would be left standing as the final accord, and so leave the Islamic Republic in place as a nuclear threshold state with the capability to assemble a bomb within six to seven weeks.
In Rome, Netanyahu was heard to say for the umpteenth time that Israel would not allow Iran to attain a nuclear bomb. He seemed to have forgotten the diagram he exhibited to the UN General Assembly in September 2012 accompanied by a resounding pledge not to let Iran accumulate enough enriched uranium for a weapon.

Hanegbi, in his comments Sunday, put the record straight: Iran has built a uranium stockpile of 7.2 tons, enough for several bombs.”

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, after criticizing his successor for daring to argue with US President Obama, was of the opinion that Israel would not attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. He was saying that Israel has decided to accept a nuclear-armed Iran.

It is absolutely true that past officials often have personal and professional axes to grind, therefore, they may purposefully state things which are meant to exact revenge but are skewed with inaccuracies. Nevertheless, in this instance, it is not the case. 

YES, Iran’s genocidal mullahs have gotten what they want. Not only a “kosher” stamp of approval from the U.S., that they have the “legitimate” right to nuclear ambitions, but Professor Louis Rene Beres, (a world expert on nuclear warfare) posited their threshold leap at a major Oxford University publication a year ago!

YET, aside from Israel’s and Washington’s leadership (and to a lesser degree of accuracy, Europe’s) they knew when Iran’s nuclear ship “crossed the threshold”, but for totally different reasons they kept playing out the charade that there was “still time”. And this is why certain commentaries alluded to a “bolt out of the blue” scenario, hoping there was still a possibility that Jerusalem would execute what they are charged to do – save the Jewish nation! But the dominoes keep lining up, and the west’s outcome is delineated below. 

Israel’s Pre-emptive Window, Re Iran, Has (Precipitously) Closed: Professor Louis Rene Beres Expounds

For well over a decade there has been no other contact (in the entire world) whose assessment was more valued, regarding Iran’s WMD program, thanProfessor Louis Rene Beres. So much so, he is given all due credit and respect at the ‘About’ tab – adinakutnicki.com/about/.

As such, his strategic nuclear assessments have been front and center at this blog. They must be given maximum deliberation. The following, at Oxford U’s Press, highlighted the legal basis for pre-emption. Take note of its date, November 15, 2012, almost 5 months ago. Meaning, while Jerusalem wasted precious nation-saving time, hitching Israel’s completely lawful, anticipatory self defense to Washington’s dictates, the option of pre-emption has evaporated. This VERY short window, a mere 5 months ago, is no longer open –  adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/15/irans-wmd-genocidal-project-oxford-university-press-highlights-professor-louis-rene-beres-my-mentor-the-legal-basis-for-pre-emption-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/and every week lost is Iran’s gain, as its genocidal regime brings them to the “finish line”.

Catch your breath and read on…back in September 2012 a similar warning was blared from these pages, courtesy of Professor Louis Rene Beres…how many dead horses does one blog have to beat, figuratively-speaking –adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/06/professor-louis-beres-his-non-paralleled-wisdom-re-nuclear-warfare-doctrine-addendum-to-two-ways-israel-can-deter-a-nuclear-iran-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. 

In this regard, Ariel Sharon, Israel’s ex PM, received this report fromProject Daniel, and Professor Louis Rene Beres was its Chair. It was dated January 16, 2003. (www.acpr.org.il/ENGLISH-NATIV/03-issue/daniel-3.htm)Its commentary is linked herein – adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/16/two-ways-israel-can-deter-a-nuclear-iran-by-professor-louis-beres-my-mentor-decision-time-is-imminent/. So when reading the latest op-ed at Israel National News, bear in mind Prof Beres’s 2003 report to PM Sharon. But do take the time to read his updated nuclear strategic assessment re Project Daniel – http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usawc/parameters/Articles/07spring/beres.pdf …heady material! Please place his name in their search engine and his articles will pop up, or use this link http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/publication-search-results.cfm?submit=Search&criteria=professor+louis+rene+beres.

‘Op-Ed: Israel’s Increasingly Complex Nuclear Imperatives, Pt I’ – Israel National News, April 2, 2013

Though the logic of deterrence has always rested upon an assumption of rationality, history reveals the persistent fragility of any such understanding.

Prof. Louis René Beres

Over these many years, beginning at Princeton in the late 1960s, I have examined core bases of Israeli nuclear deterrence. Recently, in consequence of the still-growing threat of Iranian nuclearization, increasing attention has been directed toward pertinent issues of enemy rationality. With such issues in mind, this essay will seek to explain (1) the likely impact of enemy “irrationality” on Israel’s deterrence posture; and (2) the vital differences between prospective Iranian irrationality, and genuine enemy “madness.”

For states in world politics, at least according to the generally unchallenged conventional wisdom, successful strategies of deterrence must correctly assume enemy rationality. In the absence of such rationality – that is, in those relatively rare or residual circumstances where an enemy country might rank order certain values or preferences more highly than “staying alive” as a nation – deterrence could simply not work. Moreover, in those potentially much more serious situations involving nuclear deterrence, the direct consequences of any such failure could be stark, catastrophic, and even unprecedented.

Significantly, at least in world politics, irrationality is never the same as “madness.” To wit, an irrational enemy leadership could still maintain a distinct and identifiable hierarchy of preferences, but one in which national survival would not necessarily rank at the top. In more technical terms, strategic analysts would say here that these irrational state actors still maintain an order of preferences that is both “consistent” and “transitive.”

A “mad” leadership, on the other hand, would have no discernible order of preferences. Its actions, for the most part, would be random and unpredictable. It goes without saying that facing a “mad” adversary in world politics is “worse” than facing a “merely” irrationaladversary. Expressed in somewhat different terms, although it might still be possible and purposeful to try to deter an irrational enemy, there would be little point to seeking deterrence against a plainly “mad” one.

“Do you know what it means to find yourselves face to face with a madman,” asks playwright Luigi Pirandello’s Henry IV. “Madmen, lucky folk, construct without logic, or rather with a logic that flies like a feather.”

Credo quia absurdum. “I believe because it is absurd.” What is true for individuals is sometimes also true for states.

In the often-unpredictable theatre of modern world politics, a drama that so often bristles with apparent meaninglessness, decisions that rest upon ordinary logic may quickly crumble before madness. Here, dangers can reach even the most utterly portentous level. This is the aptly-dreaded point of convergence, when madness and nuclear weapons capability would coincide, fuse, or otherwise come together.

Enter Israel and Iran. Soon, because not a single responsible member of the “international community” has ever demonstrated a determinable willingness to undertake appropriately preemptive action (“anticipatory self-defense,” in the formal language of law), the Jewish State may have to face an expressly genocidal Iranian nuclear adversary. Although improbable, a potentially “suicidal” enemy state in Iran, one animated by graphically precise visions of a Shiite apocalypse, cannot be wished away, or, capriciously, dismissed out of hand.

Iran’s current leadership, and possibly even a successor “reformist” government in Tehran, could, at some point, choose to value Israel’s physical destruction more highly than even its own physical survival. Should this happen, the “play” would almost certainly end badly for all “actors.” In recognizably theatrical terms, the “director’s” command would be both unambiguous and immobilizing.

Exeunt omnes!

Nonetheless, despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s disingenuous hope for “a world free of nuclear weapons,” Israel’s ultimate source of national security must inevitably lie in sustained nuclear deterrence. Although still implicit or ambiguous, and not yet open, or disclosed, this Israeli “bomb in the basement” could readily “crumble before madness.” In certain easily-imaginable instances, circumstances involving enemy “madness,” the results of failed Israeli retaliatory threats could ultimately be existential.

Though the logic of deterrence has always rested upon an assumption of rationality, history reveals the persistent fragility of any such understanding. We already know all too well that nations can sometimes behave in ways that are consciously, or even conspicuously, self-destructive.

Sometimes, mirroring the infrequent but decisively unpredictable behavior of individual human beings, national leaders can choose to assign the very highest value to certain preferences other than collective self-preservation. In operatic metaphor, this could reveal a Gotterdammerung (“Twilight of the Gods”) scenario.

For the moment, no single Arab or Iranian adversary of Israel would appear to be authentically irrational or mad. Harsh enemy rhetoric notwithstanding, no current Israeli adversary appears ready to launch a major first-strike against Israel using weapons of mass destruction, with the expectation that it would thereby elicit a devastating reprisal. Of course, miscalculations and errors in information could still lead a perfectly rational enemy state to strike first, but this decision, by definition, would not be the outcome of irrationality or madness.

In strategic thinking, judgments of rationality and irrationality are always based upon prior intent.

Certain enemy states, most likely Iran, could one day decide that excising the “Jewish cancer” or the “enemies of Allah,” from the Middle East would somehow be worth even the most palpably staggering costs. In principle, at least, this particular genocidal prospect could be avoided by Israel’s adoption of pertinent “hard target” preemptions. Increasingly, however, any such once-reasonable expressions of anticipatory self-defense are now difficult or impossible to imagine. Operationally, in essence, a successful preemption is now almost certainly infeasible.

Now, most or all critical Iranian nuclear assets have likely been deeply hardened, widely dispersed, and substantially multiplied. For Israel, expectedly, there would also be considerable political costs to any preemption. To be sure, a preemptive attack, even one that could become an operational failure, would elicit overwhelming public and diplomatic condemnation.

It is plausible that undertaking certain alternative forms of preemption, including assassination of nuclear scientists, and/or cyber defense/cyber-warfare, could (still) be purposeful, but it is unlikely that any such alternatives could permanently obviate traditionally more expedient resorts to military force. (to be continued).

LOUIS RENÉ BERES is Professor of Political Science and International Law at PurdueUniversity. Educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971), he is the author of ten books and several hundred published articles dealing with Israeli security matters, including APOCALYPSE: NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE IN WORLD POLITICS (University of Chicago Press, 1980), and SECURITY OR ARMAGEDDON: ISRAEL’S NUCLEAR STRATEGY(Heath/Lexington Books, 1986). Professor Beres served as Chair of Project Daniel, a private effort (2003) to counsel former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on existential nuclear threats to Israel. In March 2013, Dr. Beres presented another major Working Paper to the annual Herzliya Conference on Israeli strategy. Professor Beres was born inZürichSwitzerland, on August 31, 1945.

www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/13075#.UVwV8Rz-Fn0

Part’s 2 & 3 herein –  www.israelnationalnews.com/Controls/SendFriend.ashx?print=1&type=1&item=13093

Learning from a master should allow one to think more clearly, at least one hopes so. This is why the following was written on December 28, 2012, re PM Netanyahu’s cartoonish “red line”– adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/28/where-has-netanyahus-red-line-gone-barack-hussein-obamas-promises-too-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/…with the full understanding that it was vanishing, to the point of no return.

Due to all of the above, by the start of the 2013 it was obvious that PM Netanyahu trampled on his own “red line”. No one is suggesting, least of all this blogger, that this is what he intended. But in matters of grave (quite possibly existential) import, good intentions are as viable as prevailing winds. Worthless.

Therefore, it is with great sadness, trepidation and complete outrage, that Israelis (and others) await the grim news – Jerusalem will “learn” to “contain” Iran! Indeed, Israel’s “bombs in the basement” will have to surface. And this is a direct result of western abdication, as well as Israel’s lack of statesmanship. Cause and effect.

MADNESS….שגעון !!

Most significantly, IRAN, FOR ALL INTENTS & PURPOSES, A NUCLEAR POWER: Obama’s LONGSTANDING Quest To Arm Iran. The Jig Is Up! What’s Obama’s End Goal?