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Moshebaer ben Yoseflevi - I am disappointed in your thinking

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Submitted by sara (United States), May 5, 2008 at 16:59

Moshebaer ben Yoseflevi,

I am deeply disappointed that people can allow their idealistic hopes to blur their vision when looking at the truth about Obama.

People who simply want 'change' cannot vote for Obama for this reason alone. You mention a 'fringe' element of anti-Jewish support? Try many of his top advisors! His support for Israel is deeply questionable. Aside from that, his illusion and fantasy of 'change' is not supported by fact.

As if its not bad enough that Barack Obama has the virulent anti-Israel former Carter administration official Zbiegnew Brzezinski as one of his top foreign policy advisors. This abysmal failure and downright disaster helped facilitate the downfall of the Shah of Iran and the rise of the ayahtollas, much of the reason for our problems in the Mideast today. He also supported the Walt-Mearsheimer thesis of a pro-Israel lobby manipulating American Mideast policy. Brzezinski is someone who ought to stay in retirement and be left in the dustbin of history. Yet here is Obama bringing this man back to advise him on the Middle East. This tells us all we need to know about this would-be president's judgement. There is also his top fundraiser, George Soros, well-known for funding anti-Israel causes, has blamed Israel for the worldwide increase in antisemitism, and has said he wants to break the US-Israel bond.

Well there's another advisor to Obama that has Israeli officials very concerned. He is Robert Malley, a sypathizer of hamas and hezbollah, who has written a number of articles, many of which were co-written with a former advisor to arafat, where he calls for US and Israeli dialogue with the genocidal hamas terror group. He has also blamed Israel for the collapse of the Camp David negotiations in 2000, contrary to what other participants have said, including president Clinton and Dennis Ross, who put the blame squarely on arafat. After hamas won the palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006, Malley wrote an editorial advocating international aid to hamas. This is what Malley had to say about the reason for the palestinians electing hamas: "anger at years of humiliation and loss of self-respect because of Israeli settlement expansion, Arafat's imprisonment, Israel's incursions, Western lecturing and, most recently and tellingly, the threat of an aid cut off in the event of an Islamist success."

see also: Obama Keeps Hiring Anti-Israeli Advisors,Ed Lasky

Commentary Magazine's Gabriel Schoenfeld has noted that another Obama adviser, Joseph Cirincione, seems to have anti-Israel views. His senior aide on nuclear non-proliferation had denounced reports that North Korea had been helping Syria build a nuclear reactor and said such reports were nonsense and were, in part, promoted so as to derail talks with Syria.

Cirincione had written after Israel's strike against the suspected Syrian nuclear plant that stories about it being a North-Korean designed and built plutonium reactor were a lie -- a fiction being spread just as reports had been spread before the Iraq War that misled the press regarding Iraq's program. Shcoenfeld writes:

Who was behind this nefarious manipulation? It appears, wrote Circincione, "to be the work of a small group of officials leaking cherry-picked, unvetted ‘intelligence' to key reporters in order to promote a preexisting political agenda." What exactly was that political agenda? "[I]t appears aimed at derailing the U.S.-North Korean agreement that administration hardliners think is appeasement." There was also a dose of Zionist mischief thrown in: "Some Israelis want to thwart any dialogue between the U.S. and Syria." http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/04/obama_keeps_hiring_antiisraeli.html

Obama Advisor Blames US Jews for Lack of Mid-East Peace by Avi Tuchmayer

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/125688

US Presidential nominee Barack Obama has come under fire over his anti-Israeli national campaign co-chairman, Gen. Merrill Tony McPeak.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=49037┬žionid=3510203

Even Hillary has reached across the aisle more than Obama. McCain has numerous examples of doing that. Obama has none.

Please do not let your ideas of what you want to see cloud the way things really are. Obama is not good for this country, it has nothing to do with his color or his education. It has to do with his track record (or lack thereof) and his character (or lack thereof).

I beg you to at least do some research on Obama before making your decision.

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