Sunday, November 18, 2012

Op-ed:
Israel's list of friends in a sea of enemies grows short
By: Diane Sori


While we all know the list of Israel's enemies (Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Libya, etc.), we usually overlook the one Arab country that does NOT wish to destroy her...the kingdom of Jordan.

But now even Jordan might sadly come into that fold through NO fault of their own.

Jordan has stayed clear of the disaster that is the Obama sanctioned 'Arab Spring' for Jordan's King Abdullah II, Westernized in his thinking and actions, understands the ideological dangers that comes with strict islamic domination. Since the The Israel/Jordan Peace Treaty of July 1994, relations between Israel and Jordan are the normalized relations of civilized countries with established diplomacy including cooperating with each other against acts of terror, allowed travel between the two countries through opened air and seaports, a free trade zone, and most importantly the two countries do NOT engage in hostile hate-filled rhetoric against each other.

But the looming clouds of change are now upon Jordan for to be a friend to Israel means becoming a target for islamic jihadists even if Arabic roots are shared.

And while the takeover starts small it does eventually happen as recent events have shown. And so it has sadly started with Jordan, as last week throughout the country angry mob-mentality protesters demonstrated against the King and his ruling inner circle, demanding his ouster and 'swift reform' or it will be the end of the monarchy.

But what do they mean by 'swift reform' in a country that is more like the West than the mullahs would like...it means a toppling of the monarchy and replacing it with a Muslim Brotherhood dominated islamic council of barbarians with one goal and one alone...wiping Israel off the map.

And now with Jordan possibly next in line to fall to the jihadists, and with Israel already looking at deteriorating relations with their once partner in peace, Egypt, Israel is faced with the possibility of a two front war in Gaza, one in the north with Hezbollah, and now one in the south with Egypt.

A nightmare made in hell for sure.

Israel well knows that another Gaza war will inflame Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood controlled government who support Hamas instead of honoring the long-held peace treaty they have with Israel. After all Egypt's new ruling party vehematly opposes the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty and refuses to acknowledge Israel's right to exist.

And with this statement released just yesterday from Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes on behalf of the White House as to whether a ground invasion would escalate tensions throughout the Middle East, Mr. Rhodes said, “We believe Israel has a right to defend itself, and they’ll make their own decisions about the tactics that they use in that regard.”

It sounds like support at first but when you listen, really listen to the words “...they'll make their own decisions...” you realize that Israel will go it alone without America's help.

And that is the saddest aspect of all.