Once upon a time, American policy was pro-Israel, or at least that was the claim of many so-called pundits. I would put it forward that conservative policy in America has, and should continue to favor a pro-Israeli stance. This is even more vital since the Great Fall of 2008, which occasioned Barrack Obama’s takeover of the White House. I would even go so far as to say that criticism of truly conservative orthodoxy is inherently anti-Semitic. I am sure this statement will have its critics.
Many conservative thinkers, such as Buckley, Rusher, and Perle, have pointed out that the disarmament fetishists of the Cold War have become leaders of today’s anti-Israel caucus. They have never understood that failure to maintain a strong stance in Central Europe was always at the cost of Soviet technological advances. Similarly, they fail to accept that any retreat in the War on Terror abroad invites escalations because we are dealing with an enemy whose civilization has always interpreted passivity of any kind as weakness.
Ten years ago Congress was definitively in Israel’s corner. Buckley himself implicitly observed many times that American policy had for decades been so strongly entrenched in Israel’s camp that there seemed very little demarcation between American pro-Israeli policy and Israeli policy per se. The reasons for this are tied in with many political realities, from mutual military support to America’s strong Jewish population. All of these are interconnected, and none has been successfully refuted.
However, since the Great Fall of 2008 Amerca’s policies have turned sharply to the left and sharply into an ever-deepening anti-Israeli morass. Obama and his minions, never seeing why they should explain themselves, have simply come out in support of Muslims worldwide. To that end, Obama has nurtured friendships, albeit of a political nature, with known terrorists at home and abroad. Aiming to rule by fiat, the Great Usurper has yet to provide adequate explanation for the benefit in these decisions for America or Israel.
The simple truth here is that his policy is explicitly anti-Israel and pro-Radical Islam. Furthermore, the policies of Washington since the Great Fall have been aimed at a “normalization” of America’s relations with Muslims worldwide. The problem with that, of course, is that even the most so-called “moderate” Muslims have as their aim, at the very least, the thwarting of Israel’s political will. That “moderate” faction is, of course, overwhelmingly outnumbered by the radicals who seek the utter annihilation of Israel. Some factions and pro-Muslim politicians in the Middle East have even gone so far as to come out in support of Hitler and the Third Reich.
Ten years ago, although Congress was distinctly pro-Israel, the notion that American policies were being formulated in a pro-Israel slant was nonsense. William F. Buckley, the Patron Saint of American Conservatism, wrote, “there was no distinctive pressure, in 2003, to send U.S. Marines to Iraq in order to destroy a regime hostile to the State of Israel. And associates of the administration would probably confess, if out of earshot, that they would not have recommended the war on Iraq except for their conviction that it was becoming a storehouse of weaponry which Saddam was entirely capable of using, whether against Kurds, Kuwaitis, Iranians, or Israelis.” American policies in the Middle East were, at this time, frequently receptive to Israel’s consultation, but the suggestion of today’s “new left” that Israel was dictating policy is balderdash.
However, it cannot be denied that today’s Congress is not a friend to Israel. The War on Terror, never popular with leftists to begin with, comes under more frequent fire since the Great Fall. Even American youth are being indoctrinated to think of Israel as a hindrance to American interests. Israel will come under fire. It is only a question of timing. If such a situation arises after 2017 brings us a Washington purified of leftist usurpers, the concerns of American conservatives will be mitigated. Make no mistake: any attack before 2017 can be handled adequately by Israel’s military and the Mossad. However, the question of American support during the Obama Occupation is a variable that no free-thinking human being wishes to countenance.