BY EARL COX—
President Barack Obama challenged Americans and Israel to judge him by his deeds, not his words, when it comes to US-Israel relations. If we are to do so, the conclusion can only be that the president is taking a very dangerous path for both America and its top ally in the Middle East.
In a March 6 news conference he said, “When I came into office, Iran was unified, on the move, had made substantial progress on its nuclear program, and the world was divided in terms of how to deal with it. What we’ve been able to do over the last three years is mobilize unprecedented, crippling sanctions on Iran. Iran is feeling the bite of these sanctions in a substantial way. The world is unified; Iran is politically isolated.” In reality, two key members of the United Nations Security Council, China and Russia, have stonewalled proposed resolutions and have watered-down sanctions making the president’s claim of world unity and deterrence preposterous.
On March 5 he told the Prime Minister of Israel at the White House that the US will, “always have Israel’s back when it comes to Israel’s security.” On March 6 he told reporters, “I think it’s very important for us to take a careful, thoughtful, sober approach to what is a real problem. And that’s what we’ve been doing over the last three years. That’s what I intend to keep doing.” His sanctions and diplomacy, however, have resulted in Iran and its allies continuing to not only develop nuclear weapons but to arm and aid terrorists throughout the Middle East, including the Syrian hotspot. It is no secret that radical Islamists wait in the wings to take over after the so-called “democracy” crowd ousts the Syrian dictator.
The president is commendable when he says he wants to avoid war. His policies, however, favor war by destabilizing the Middle East making it extremely hostile and favoring radical Islam over America’s ally, Israel, and American interests in the region. He continues to allow Iran time to build a nuclear weapon. He continues to pressure Israel to give up land for peace to hostile state actors. These actions play into the hands of the enemies of Israel and America.
The Biblical prophecies are consistent on the fate of those nations who act against Israel. Zechariah 12:9 quotes our Lord: “I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Israel.” That destruction will be based on actions rather than words. The president has chosen a very dangerous path for every American and one that promises great difficulty for Israel.