Benjamin Netanyahu elected to historic third term

Israel knows what is in its own best interests. They reelected Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: AP Photo

CHICAGO, January 23, 2013 — History was made. Not His-story, the saga of the messiah, Barack Obama, but real history. Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was reelected to a third term as Israel’s prime minister. This election proved our president wrong. 

For months Obama has been privately saying that Israel, a sovereign nation, “does not know what its own best interests are.”   

Israel proved him wrong. They reelected a man for a third term who with his people knows exactly what is in the best interests of Israel. 

Make no mistake. Obama, like his predecessors, studied past presidents. He, like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, only likes and embraces Jews who do not pester him about the “Jewish problem.” Obama believes that he and he alone knows what is best for everybody in the whole world. He is our father, our mother, our teacher, lord and savior. 

Netanyahu’s election should send shivers up the president’s spine. “Bibi” has made no bones about Israel’s security and his implacable determination to defend it against governments and non-governmental agencies that would see Israel wiped off the face of the earth. Israel is a nation, an independent and sovereign nation, a nation that does not and should not have to take marching orders from anyone, especially not from a president who knows and cares nothing about independence; a president who is sending foreign aid and arms of destruction to Israel’s enemies. 

Various groups have waged a war of attrition against Israel for decades. Iran is developing nuclear weapons to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. The Muslim Brotherhood, an extreme fanatical anti-Jewish organization, governs Egypt, Israel’s neighbor. Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations have status with the United Nations. Unfortunately our government is supporting these terror groups and rogue governments. The president nominated Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Hagel has made no bones about his anti-Israeli sentiments. 

Only Israel knows what is in its best interests – not the United States government, not Egypt, not Iran, not anyone in Gaza or other so-called disputed territories, and not the feckless, useless, irresponsible, and reckless United Nations. The Israeli government is uniquely situated to know what is best for its own interests, security, and survival. This is true of the United States, and every other sovereign nation. 

American politicians and bureaucrats are not know-it-alls, no matter what our president believes. 

Let us hope that the inauguration of Benjamin Netanyahu is a gala, festive, and historic event. It should be celebrated and feted by the media. His acceptance speech should be broadcast, circulated widely, read closely, and taken to heart.

Alas, the media will ignore it. They are drunk on Obama’s Kool Aid. Whatever he says is their dogma. Obama is trying to portray Israel as a rogue nation, and his media lap dogs will lap it up until the bowl is dry. They obediently sit and stay, reporting whatever the White House tells them to report and exactly as they’re told to report it, for fear that they might be cut off and ignored. 

It is time for our government to get real. Israel is an independent nation. America does not govern it. Israel cannot rely on us to hold its interests dearer than our own, nor to care about it as deeply as Israelis do. 

Israel is America’s strongest ally in the region. How does America pay it back? We support and throw money and arms at groups and governments that would wipe Israel off the face of the earth. It is a travesty. 

If Benjamin Netanyahu is smart, he will tell Obama just what is in Israel’s best interests and then act. Israel owes no one any longer. American treachery is not foreign policy. From the time of its inception, Israel has been in a constant state of war, overtly and covertly. For some strange reason, too many Americans have embraced the cause of terrorism and support those who would destroy Israel. The so-called Palestinians are not a legitimate government, nation, or country. They possess no real estate not granted to them by third parties, parties who have no vested interest in what happens to Israel. Busy body, bleeding heart do-gooders who couldn’t care less about the fate of Israel have helped create the Palestinians’ so-called “government”. 

So congratulations, Mr. Prime Minister. We hope your historic reelection will prove fruitful for your people. Continue on the path of security for Israel and ignore America and its clownish government. Our government does not know the best interests of America, let alone of Israel. We cannot solve our own problems, so don’t let us tell you how to solve yours. 

Have a gala inauguration, Mr. Netanyahu. Bring on the celebrities. Party hearty. Roll out the red carpet. Kiss and dance with your wife. You earned it. Then, thumb your nose at the rest of the world and do what is in the best interests for Israel. 

If you need a historic and celebrity stand up comedian for the inauguration, Joe Biden might be available. Take our vice president. Please. 

Peter V. Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance journalist and photojournalist, cook, and raconteur.  He likes to be the irreverent sharp stick that pokes, prods, and annoys.  His opinions are his and his alone. Mr. Bella is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, Online News Association, Chicago Headline Club, and the Society for Professional Journalists. 

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Peter Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance photographer, freelance writer, budding videographer, and passionate cook.  He aims to be the sharp stick that pokes and annoys.  The Middle Class Guy is a political column written from a center-right point of view.  While concentrating mainly on politics he will stray into culture, entertainment, sports, cooking, and humor from time to time, along with Memories of things Pabst.  All from a middle class perspective.

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