Netanyahu: ‘Obama victory is good for Israel’

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lauded Barack Obama re-election by claiming that under Obama administration Israel-US ties had been stronger than ever – reported Israeli daily Ha’aretz on November 7, 2012. Both Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak and Israeli ambassador in Washington, Michael Oren were overjoyed by Obama victory , saying they don’t foresee any changes in Washington’s blind support for the Zionist entity.

Despite the pleasure shown on Obama victory by some top Israeli leaders – Knesset members from Netanyahu’s racist Likud party expressed their disappointment over Obama’s victory, fearing that now Obama will throw Israel under bus on Iran’s nuclear program and pressure Tel Aviv to negotiate a settlement with Palestinian Authority (PA).

Obama is not good for Israel and we are concerned that he will try to pressure Israel to make concessions because of his chilly relationship with Netanyahu,” quoted Israeli daily YNet a Likud MK saying on November 7, 2012.

Zionist leaders are well-known for their hypocrisy. The Democratic Party Jewish caucus had blamed Netanyahu for interfering in US elections by openly supporting his old radical Zionist Mormon buddy Mitt Romney.

Obama was also congratulated by leaders of the UN Security Council permanent member states, Britain, France, Russia and China. German Chancellor Angela Markel, Eyptian president Dr. Mohamed Morsi, Turkish prime minister Erdogan, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas and Afghan president Hamid Karzai also voiced their pleasure on Obama victory.

There was no reaction from Tehran as the Islamic Republic has always concsidered Obama and Romney as the two sides of the same ‘Zionist Coin’. However, Israeli daily Ha’aretz has reported that Obama re-election had opened a window for the US-Iran direct talks on Iran’s nuclear program and lifting of US sanctions against Iran.

Hamas has not official congratulated Obama on his victory but spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said today: “We demand Obama to review the US foreign policy towards Arab and Palestinian issues and end the US support for the Israeli occupying regime during his second term in office“.

This year 109 million Americans (popl. 305 million) voted while 5 million senior citizens and Afro-Americans were not allowed to vote for not having “proper IDs”. The election has cost more than $6 billion. Repeated polls have shown the vast majority of Americans believe it will make little or no difference in their lives whether a Rublican or a Democratic is in the White House. Obama beat his opponent Mitt Romney by 100 electoral votes.

America which claims to export democracy to the Muslim world – suppress democracy within the country itself. The US presidents are not elected by a popular vote among the 50 states but by the assigned electoral ballots to each of the 50 states in the Federation. The presidential candidates usuall campaign only in the seven states with greater electoral ballots.

Barack Obama will still be facing a hostile pro-Israel Republican majority in the Congress at least for the next two years.

The Muslim world, especially the Islamic resistance groups have nothing to celebrate as both Obama and Romney represents the same anti-Islam and pro-Israel establishment. Obama in first 4-year presidency has proven to be far more anti-Muslim warmonger than Dubya Bush.

In addition to the massive task of tackling 1 trillion-dollar annual deficits and reducing a 16 trillion-dollar national debt, Obama will have to deal with a divided US Congress that is likely to maintain the same partisan makeup in his second term in the White House.

I just listened to Linh Dinh (Philadelphia) on RT’s ‘Cross Talk’ show debating with Neil Sroka, an Obama fan and Ilya Shapiro from Israel advocacy group, the Cato Institute.

Linh said that American elections are fraud which only allow American voters to keep electing war criminals and protectors of the filthy-rich Wall Street bankers.

America does not have a representative democracy. If you vote for someone for his rhetoric and promises, which he promptly ignores after the election, then you’re not being represented, I’m sorry, though with your votes, you’ve just sanctioned (Obama) him to go on abusing you and the rest of the world. Ignoring his kill list, undeclared wars and other violations of justice, you’ve chosen to swallow whole his sound bites, so you will fully deserve what’s coming to you, though it’s unfortunate that so many other victims will have to suffer also,” posted by Linh under heading Ass Won!.

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One response to “Netanyahu: ‘Obama victory is good for Israel’

  1. The Re-Election of Barack Obama
    Nasir Khan,

    Those left-of-the-centre Americans who had opted to vote for a lesser evil than the bigger evil in the shape of Mitt Romney have some ground to celebrate. In fact, anything was possible; Romney could have also found his way to the White House. American political system is deeply flawed and has become more mouldy and outdated. It does not represent the hopes and aspirations of the American people any longer.

    The presidential election itself is a contest in which big money talks and imposes its decisions on the masses. Actual problems facing the superpower that has hegemony over a large part of humanity and regions of the world are brushed aside and a diversionary picture put before the electorate that produces much sound but signifies nothing. Big gala shows and rallies make the whole thing look comical and cheap advertisement. That’s not what the democracy is about or can ever be justified for hiding the concerns of millions of ordinary men and women and their economic and social hardships.

    President Obama in his first term proved to be a true representative of American military-industrial complex. He carried out where Bush had left. He also extended the Afghan war of aggression into Pakistan and in most cowardly fashion has been conducting the killings of Pakistani ‘militants’ in Pakistan by his drone attacks. The people of Pakistan and other places who become victims of such assassinations have no means at their disposal to combat the advanced technological robots that kill them at his orders.

    Now the question is: Will he continue his policy of such killings and disregard international law and the Geneva Conventions? Like Bush and Condi Rice, his foreign policy in the Middle East has been a total charade. Has he any sense of moral responsibility towards the Palestinian people who are still under occupation of Israel and its cruel policies? Without American military and financial support, Israel couldn’t have carried out the occupation or oppression of a captive population.

    These things are not a secret and certainly President Obama is well aware of all these things. Now he has a new four-year term of office. Will he be able to change the course of his foreign policy or will he continue what he did during the last four years? Only the time will tell. But he has some opportunity to show respect to international law, the Geneva Conventions and stop the illegal killing of people in foreign countries. He can also advance the cause of peace in the Middle East, not by reiterating the American mantra of the ‘security of Israel’ but stand for the legitimate rights of the Palestinians under Israeli Zionist occupation and oppression.

    People will judge President for his actions, not his words. Let’s hope his words and actions match from now on. The oppressed and victimised people and nations at the hands of US imperialism and its allies will be truly glad if he shows resolute courage to stand for what is right and not military might.

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