Thursday, December 12, 2013


[The Hebrew Makor Rishon's Editor-in-Chief, Amnon Lord penned a
scathing editorial about Obama. But it is also being talked about
because of accusations leveled at certain retired IDF personnel.]
By Amnon Lord
Now that the best and brightest have finished their comparisons with
Munich and Chamberlain, I wish to provide another, somewhat more
shocking, comparison, one that in the past, resulted in people calling
for smelling salts.
In March 2010, I attempted to explain the American president’s
seemingly incomprehensible behavior in simple terms, making use of the
name Charles Lindbergh. The legendary pro-Nazi pilot surfaced again in
Philip Roth’s novel “The Plot Against America”, published in
2004. Roth penned a novel based on speculative history (“what would
have happened if…”)- in this case, what would have happened had
Charles Lindbergh won the 1940 elections rather than FDR, the
incumbent against whom he ran for president.
The great United States of America and the great land of Germany –
the land that was, coincidentally, ruled at the time by that
Chancellor named Adolf Hitler – would have developed ties of
friendship and mutual accord. Roth waxed eloquent on the effects this
would have had on American Jewry and on the resulting cooperation that
would have developed between American Jewish leadership and the new
anti-Jewish American government.
For nearly four years now, it has been clear that the then-new
American president sees the world in a fashion that is diametrically
opposed to what we expect from an American government. He disposed of
the bust of Churchill that stood in the White House. All the
historical narrative that contains the struggle of democracies against
totalitarian regimes, the Munich agreement, appeasement, giving in,
Chamberlain – all those are one story in his history book. Even the
Spanish Civil War is irrelevant. In his book there are imperialism,
colonialism, Zionist aggression and peoples that awaken and rebel.
That is how, in 2010, this Lindbergh-style president supported
Argentina in the renewed hostilities that developed between that
country and Great Britain over the Falkland Islands.
By the beginning of 2010, when Obama began a political siege on Israel
for building in Jerusalem while evincing goodwill gestures such as
stretching out a hand towards Ahmadinejad’s Iran, shaking hands with
and hugging Chavez as well as offering US friendship to the then
president of Brazil, Lula de Silva, it seemed clear that the American
president felt that the world was ready for the Chavesian,
Ahmadinejadian and Bashar-Assadian style of leadership.
Obama simply prefers Iran over Israel.

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