March 4, 2015

Masterful Speech

For those who missed PM Benjamin Netanyahu's MASTERFUL speech to Congress yesterday, below is a video of the full speech.

The speech was clear, coherent and straightforward, a refreshing change from the double-talk of the Obama administration. And while it ruffled many Democratic feathers - some Democrats boycotted the speech; some threw temper tantrums before and after; and some were churlish enough not to participate in a standing ovation for Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel - it received worldwide attention.

Even Sunni Arab countries applauded the speech. Arab newspaper Al Arabiya published an opinion piece on the same day entitled "President Obama, listen to Netanyahu on Iran," in which Editor-in-Chief, Faisal Abbas wrote:

"It is extremely rare for any reasonable person to ever agree with anything
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says or does.

However, one must admit, Bibi did get it right, at least when it came to
dealing with Iran.

The Israeli PM managed to hit the nail right on the head when he said that
Middle Eastern countries are collapsing and that 'terror organizations, mostly
backed by Iran, are filling in the vacuum' during a recent ceremony held in
Tel Aviv to thank outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz for his
role during 'challenging' times.

In just a few words, Mr. Netanyahu managed to accurately summarize a
clear and present danger, not just to Israel (which obviously is his concern),
but to other U.S. allies in the region.

What is absurd, however, is that despite this being perhaps the only thing
that brings together Arabs and Israelis (as it threatens them all), the only
stakeholder that seems not to realize the danger of the situation is President
Obama, who is now infamous for being the latest pen-pal of the Supreme
Leader of the World's biggest terrorist regime: Ayottallah Ali Khamenei..."
(more here)

So while the PM of Israel had his Churchillian moment in front of Congress yesterday, and America's Commander-in-Chief was M.I.A., the only question that remains is how will the West respond to the existential threat facing it today.

Israeli PM Netanyahu Addresses U.S. Congress - March 3, 2015


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