The isolationist policies of US President Barack Obama are likely to continue after he leaves office in January, Deputy Minister Michael Oren (Kulanu) reportedly said this week.
According to Channel 10, Oren said in a talk to the Harvard Alumni Club in Israel on Tuesday that “Obama may be going home, but ‘Obamaism’ will remain a permanent part of American policy.”
Oren reportedly referred to Obama as “more of a symptom than a cause.”
“America today is not prepared to send a meaningful force to the Middle East,” the US-born Oren argued. “This is an America that is prepared to sit on the sidelines while half-a-million people are murdered in Syria and while Europe is flooded with refugees,” added the former Israel envoy to Washington.
Channel 10 quoted Oren as saying that the tendencies of the American public which led to the election of Obama have continued to change the face of American society in recent years.
“This is an America that is not prepared to intervene in Syria, this is an America that doesn’t want to be the world’s policeman, and prefers to focus on its own internal issues,” he reportedly added. “It suffers from many divides, and is paralyzed by political polarization.”
He called on Israel to internalize this reality, which is not likely to change in the near future, and learn to be more independent. “This is a reality in which we are going to have to learn to stand on our own two feet.”
Channel 10 quoted Oren as saying that he believes the US will continue to provide Israel with military aide, “but it will not rescue us from every entanglement.”
Oren has been a frequent critic of Obama’s foreign policy.
He made headlines last year when he wrote an op-ed titled, “How Obama Opened His Heart to the ‘Muslim World’” for Foreign Policy while publicizing his book, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide.
In the op-ed, Oren charged that Obama was naïve as a peacemaker, had blinders to terrorism, and that his abandonment by both his Muslim father and step-father had something to do with his desire to be accepted by their co-religionists.
Sad, but probably true. The USA plays no part in Biblical eschatology, most likely because we have essentially become insignificant on the world stage thanks to Obama, Hillary, and John Kerry. With an “ally??” like the USA, Israel is better off going it “alone”. Of course, they are never truly alone. They have a sovereign guardian, who neither slumbers nor sleeps!
Right Jasper — but the S will play a substantive part in biblical eschatology. The overwhelming lawlessness that
Messiah Jesus spoke about is affecting the planet — Obama/Clinton are little antichrists (1 John 2:18) — clearly in the spirit of the antichrist. When Clinton cautioned her followers to put aside their “religious convictions” that was
directly raising the fist unto the Spirit. The US with this overwhelming liberalism partially constitutes “Birth Pangs,”
and is a precursor of what is the befall this world — compare Rev. 13:16–17.
So, Salvation is not a national affair; it’s directed to individuals. Praying for individuals, not nations, is appropriate; since God will reap His saved from the four corners of the earth.
Obama has certainly done more than “sit on the sidelines” in the Middle East during the past 7 1/2 years, unless you believe totally marginalizing or destroying the sitting governments of Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Yemen, while granting Iran the right and means to attain nuclear weapons is sitting around. He has also turned America’s back on our ally Israel while aiding Iran to finance terror groups sworn to destroy God’s people. Now Obama persists in bringing thousands of illiterate, stone-age Islamic haters into our country while ISIS murders hundreds-of-thousands of Christians. If you consider this sitting on the sidelines you had better apply for a news anchor position with one of the American television networks.
I trust that Israel, her leaders, her citizens know and understand that not ALL Americans are oblivious to the world beyond our borders. Our country has suffered in many ways with Obama being our “leader”. He (nor those who do his bidding) does not speak for ALL of America. I agree that we will continue to see the negative effects of his leadership (or lack thereof) from the past eight years, and well into the future. But as for me and my house,we will continue to pray and stand firm with Israel, and to serve the God of Israel.
Simply – as long as the illegitimate Kenyon is in office, this assertion is correct.
Did you get the first part of that? ‘As long as he’s in office’? J
EVERYTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE WHEN THE ILLEGITIMATE IS OUT OF OFFICE!
The U.S. Generals might even find their cohones.
The Bible tells us that all nations will abandon Israel, and that includes America. When the bottom falls out, America is over. That’s why the abomination in office has caused our debt to reach a point of no return. That’s also why he has flooded this country with terrorists, illegal alien criminals, and other ilk to destroy our society. He hopes when America collapses that will bring about a new world order these socialists/Marxists have been longing to see for decades. A new world order is coming but it won’t be the elites who control the world, it will be anti-Christ who all these elites will bow down to and be forced to take the mark of the beast. Obama sees himself as a god. If he says it, he believes it to be true and that it will happen, such as when he made the nonsensical comments about causing the waters of the oceans to recede. He thinks he’s so much smarter than the rest of us. In reality, he’s a God hating, Jew hating, Christian hating, ideologue. God hates the proud. Obama’s fall is coming and it will be a great fall. There is so much corruption entrenched in our governmental agencies, no man can get rid of it all. Trump will want to clean house, but he will be limited. I do believe God has raised him (Trump) up for such a time as this.
“I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.””
Genesis 12:3 NKJV