“A Vital National Security Issue for the United States”

“A vital national security issue for the United States.”

This is what President Obama said regarding a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israel at the end of his news conference on Tuesday.

If you don’t recognize the significance of this shift in U.S. policy towards Israel, let me try to shed some light on it for you, because this issue is far more important to the future of the world than the recent and well-publicized nuclear disarmament agreement between the United States and Russia.

What President Obama is saying is that his administration is more interested in a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians than recognizing Israel’s rightful demands to live within the boundaries of their ancient land without the constant threat of annihilation from its Arab neighbors. The message to Israel is the same as the Obama administration sent to Congress regarding the healthcare reform legislation: “I’m going to make you a deal that you can’t refuse, you know what I mean?” What he fails to acknowledge is that the Palestinian issue is just a red herring for Israel’s Islamic neighbors who have no intention of letting Israel exist, to say nothing of living in peace, harmony and security.

To use an analogy from the health care debate, any agreement that he can bully Israel into signing will just be a “starter home” for those whose ultimate goal is the eradication of that small, isolated nation, but as far as Obama is concerned, he will receive what he desires most — the adulation of the world for supposedly bringing about “peace in our time” in the Middle East. No matter that the neighboring Arab countries could have solved the humanitarian problems of the Palestinians decades ago–if they really cared about that group of miserable “displaced” persons–but have chosen not to for the simple reason that it would have deprived them of the means by which they have wrung sympathy and support from the non-Muslim world.

It is clear that President Obama has aligned his policy to satisfy the demands of the Muslim nations who, of course, will ultimately turn on the United States for the same reason that they would destroy Israel, and that is because we will not bow to their god. (Well, our president might bow to their leaders, but we will not bow to their god.)  Oh, but I forgot — Obama has assured them that we’re not a “Christian” nation, so maybe we’ll be okay after all.

In the meantime, just imagine for a moment what it must feel like to be a tiny nation, not much larger than the state of New Jersey and significantly smaller than Lake Michigan.  Imagine what it must feel like being in a constant fight for your survival, knowing that one missed bomb could effectively erase everything in an instant.  Imagine what it must feel like to watch as the magnanimous leader of your only modern-day ally–which just happens to be the sole remaining superpower in the world–take it upon himself to decide that your right to exist has become a liability to his country’s national security (or should we say “global ambitions?”).  The sheer arrogance of it all makes me sick, but who am I, a gentile evangelical, to tell the 78 percent of the American Jewish population who voted for Obama that “I told you so?”

That notwithstanding, if any of them are listening now, I’ll tell them something else that they won’t want to hear; it will be we gentile evangelicals who will raise our voices to the high heavens in an effort to stop this madness, and the “High Heavens” have promised in the Word to hear us.

I, for one, will not be complicit in this evil direction that Barack Obama has set us on by turning my eyes away from this attempt to make Israel a sacrifice to his glory as the anointed “man of peace,” preening on the global stage. I will take the God of the Scriptures at His word and stand fast with Him in protecting Israel from the fate planned for it by those who have vowed to erase it, and the memory of their God, from the face of the earth. It is written that there will be much bloodshed and pain before the final chapter of this battle is written, but Israel WILL survive. You can count on it. As the Apostle Paul says in Romans 11:29 regarding Israel, “… for the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.”



  1. Anonymous says:

    Very well put, Randy. Your passion is second to none. You have been so blessed with common sense, a very rare commodity in the 21st century.

  2. ESL says:

    Everybody start brushing up on Farsi.

  3. Gail B. says:

    Randy, that was excellent. You shined the light on the subject so that ALL could see and understand it–from both sides.

    I read in an e-alert this a.m. that I-Obama stated that one of his characteristics is–wait for it–are you ready? HUMILITY! I wonder who wrote his dictionary?!

    Jeff, thank you for your conscientious efforts to provide us with such gifted and informed writers as are found in your “stable.”

    Let freedom RING! (Come on, November!)

  4. William A. Rose says:

    I know for a fact I wrote a comment to this article, but it is not here. Strange.

  5. Addamstaft says:

    Obama may lead to Israel’s destruction. I don’t think Israel is indestructible. But I wish Americans could be fully informed about the real issues here. I think that would lead to Obama’s destruction. Have you read George Gilder’s “The Israel Test”? A great analysis of the situation!

  6. Jeff Schreiber says:

    I know for a fact I wrote a comment to this article, but it is not here. Strange.


    You’ve been around for a long time, and you’re a pretty darned good guy from what I can tell through our e-mail correspondence, so I think you deserve an explanation now that you’ve asked. I realize that the Earth has opened up in Haiti, in Chile and in a bunch of other places. I realize that Mt. Kjellejellejelledingdong is spewing fire and ash (in fact, my father and stepmother are in Spain, and my brother is stranded in London). But for me, William, the Obama-as-Antichrist theme was a little over the top.


  7. Randy Wills says:

    To “Addamstaft”:

    No, I haven’t read that book, but I’ll look it up. I don’t think that I’ve read any of Gilder’s work (assuming that it’s the same Gilder) since “The Soul of a New Machine” way back when.

    Thanks for the tip.


  8. Randy Wills says:

    To “Addamstaft”:

    What a gaffe. If I keep making ones this bad, Jeff will put me on the “back page” along with the ads for Viagra.

    This old mind confused (who knows how or why, other than if came from a deep, dark, well of information more than 25 years years ago) a book by Tracy Kidder with one by George Gilder. Another bit of “sloppy” writing, even in a comment, by yours truly. My apoligies to all.

    And yes, I have ordered “The Israel Test” from Amazon.

    Older than dirt, Randy

  9. William A. Rose says:

    Randy, could you email me? I’d like to toss something around with you. Jeff has my email address. You can get it from him. Thanks. Bill Rose

  10. Ted Crawford says:

    His actions regarding this issue, do not surprise me! In his books he states that he would side with Islam on these issues. What surprises me is that he was ever elected in the first place. There is something insidious at work in this country! I do not posses the skill level to determine exactly what it is, but every fiber in me screams that it is so! I fear we have very, very little time to correct it!

  11. Act now says:

    Ted, insidious is an understatement. “very little time” is as well.

  12. Randy Wills says:

    To “William Rose” @ 10:09 AM:

    I don’t mean to be unresponsive, but, for personal reasons, I’ve made it a hard and fast rule to limit my public presence on-line to the articles that I submit and the follow-up comments that I frequently make in the “Speak Your Mind” section.

    Hope you understand.


  13. William A. Rose says:


    I do understand. That certainly makes it tough to kick around an issue that is scriptural that concerns me greatly. I only mentioned it to you as you have an apparent Biblical basis and foundation for the articles you write. Perhaps you’ll reconsider. I’m harmless and will not inundate you with nonsense.

    In any event, take care.

    Bill Rose

  14. Randy Wills says:

    Thanks for understanding, Bill. I’ll look forward to your continuing commentary on AR.


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