Obama’s inaction is a silent nod.
There is no such thing as a silent president. Ones inaction is telling.
OBAMA and his administration has thrown Israel under the bus, which means that they have thrown the WEST under the bus. Israel stands for western values for the world because they are the stop gap. Once the stop gap is gone, it’s a nod to the Muslims to go forward. Obama has succeeded in push through the ISLAMIC theocracy to go forward.
OBAMA is FOR THE MUSLIMS
HE IS IN SUPPORT OF ISLAM.
WHOEVER VOTED FOR OBAMA, PLEASE, UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU HAVE VOTED IN.
Your world is about to CHANGE.
Is this the CHANGE that you were hoping for? If it is, then you are no friend of mine.
Netanyahu Blasts Iran For Sending Ships Through Suez
February 20, 2011
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Iran of exploiting Egypt’s political crisis by sending two warships through the Suez Canal.
Suez Canal officials in Egypt identify the ships as a frigate and a supply ship on their way to Syria.
Israel has been watching events in Egypt with concern over the stability of a country that has been the closest thing it has to an ally in a region where it is surrounded by enemies.
Speaking at a weekly Cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of trying to exploit the situation in Egypt to try to expand its influence by sending the warships through the Suez Canal.
Netanyahu said Israel views this Iranian move with utmost gravity. He said this step, like other steps and developments, underscores what he has reiterated in recent years, that Israel’s security needs will grow and the defense budget must grow accordingly.
Bar Ilan University’s Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies Director Efraim Inbar says Iran’s decision to send ships to the Mediterranean is part of its strategy to bring about a greater Iranian presence in the region.
“It is already well entrenched in Syria and in Lebanon and it is trying to build a Shiite corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean.”
Israel believes Iran has a foothold in the Gaza Strip as a supporter of Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian seaside enclave.
Israel is concerned about the ships’ presence in the Suez Canal, but has not indicated it will take any action against the vessels. Inbar says Israeli leaders are, for now, only keeping an eye on the Iranian maneuvers.
“Basically, we have to observe carefully what the Iranians are doing. Their naval presence is not changing the neighborhood balance of power so far in the Eastern Mediterranean. It has more a political character, rather than military significance,” says Inbar.
The ships were not expected to enter Israeli territorial waters.
Israel warns Iran is ‘taking advantage’ of Middle East unrest
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, accused Iran of trying to exploit the Middle East unrest to increase its influence in the region as two Iranian warships prepared to cross the Suez Canal.
The two Iranian ships, which are a frigate and a supply ship, are to deliver supplies to a port in Syria. They mark the first Iranian navy vessels to pass through the Suez Canal since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
Egyptian officials at the canal denied reports by Iranian state television that the pair of ships had already passed through the strategic waterway connecting the Red Sea with the Mediterranean. But instead said the ships were expected to pass through around dawn today.
Egypt and Israel have maintained a cold but stable peace for the past 33 years. This month’s popular revolution in Egypt has led to fears in Jerusalem that, despite assurances from the new interim military government that it would honour the treaty, instability could be afoot.
Mr Netanyahu told his Cabinet yesterday: “We can see what an unstable region we live in, an area in which Iran is trying to take advantage of the situation that has arisen and broaden its influence by transferring two warships via the Suez Canal.”
“Israel takes a grave view of this Iranian step,” he said.
He added that Israel would have to boost its already considerable defence budget due to the recent upheaval in the region and increased danger it might pose for Israel, particularly if Iran emerges strengthened by events.
Aluf Benn, a senior commentator for Israel’s daily Haaretz newspaper, said: “Egypt is signalling that it is no longer committed to its strategic alliance with Israel against Iran, and that Cairo is now willing to do business with Tehran.” He described the Egyptian decision to allow the Iranian navy passage as a “change to the regional balance of power”.
<OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS – SILENT! The silence is deafening.>
Until the overthrow of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt had been Israel’s most powerful ally in a region where it has few friends.
Escalating concern among Israeli officials that Egypt could turn hostile comes as Israel is increasingly isolated internationally.
On Friday the United States used its veto power to halt a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank while the fourteen other members of the Security Council voted in its favour.
<The VETO was to signal to the other countries that Israel is alone. THE UN is not a WESTERN ally. They are a corrupted organization. The UN has admitted that they are NOT and perhaps never again will be an ally to the US or to ISRAEL. THE US needs to move away from the UN. >