It is the question Joshua asked before the walls of Jericho. Asked today of the President of the United States, a truthful answer augurs terribly for the People of Israel. And for America.
This President is willing to have his State Department meet with members of the Muslim Brotherhood. For the uninitiated, the Muslim Brotherhood is the spiritual inspiration for Al Qaeda, and for ISIS, and are open supporters of Hamas and Hezbollah. In the 1940s they were an eager ally of Hitler’s Third Reich. The Muslim Brotherhood enthusiastically supported the Final Solution, the Holocaust against Europe’s Jews, and still do, never having renounced that position. But into Foggy Bottom they go. Imagine if, with American servicemen fighting against the Third Reich, the Department of State would have been hosting Primo de Rivera or Francisco Franco from among Spain’s fascists, or Leon Dagrelle from the Rexists, both highly sympathetic to Hitler and the Nazis.
This is the same State Department that, with the blessing of the President, sent operatives into Israel to help tip the election against the Prime Minister of an ally nation. An Administration who took to the pages of the New York Times to threaten that ally with “consequences” should they decide to democratically re-elect Benjamin Netanyahu as their Prime Minister.
The President is desperate for a deal with Iran regarding their development of nuclear weapons, undoing decades of precisely the opposite policy against the advice of virtually every one of America’s allies in the region. The President believes we should trust Iran, an Iran whose supreme leader has vowed very recently the destruction of both America and Israel, and an Iran that has already begun testing nuclear detonators.
The President refuses abjectly to even give name to this enemy who slaughters Christians and Jews, and shrieks hatred for the infidel and vows punishment and destruction on the non-believers. The President declared long ago, in his autobiography, that he would “stand with the Muslims” should the political winds blow against them. Nobody specified if those winds carried the odor of the burning flesh of their victims. When those victims included cartoon illustrators in France, murdered in cold blood by Islamists angered at depictions of Muhammed, the President was very conspicuously absent from the world leaders who marched in Paris to show their support for France and condemn Islamic extremism. Instead, the President vowed to set aside the First Amendment to keep the press from running stories critical of the Islamists.
This Administration was complicit in the overthrow of the government of one American ally (Egypt) and another country whose dictator had long been cowed into behaving (Libya). Both countries saw the scourge of radical Islam cause uncounted pain and suffering. When the Egyptians had had enough of the bloodbaths of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, and took to the streets by the millions to topple him, Obama turned his back on Egypt, complaining that the Al-Sisi regime that replaced Morsi was “not democratically elected”. No matter that Morsi’s first act was to abrogate Egypt’s treaty with Israel, and his next was to formalize the systematic slaughter of the Coptic Christians who had lived in Egypt for millenia. From the White House came not a word of rebuke for the Muslim Brotherhood or Morsi.
With the bloody two year-long rampage of Boko Haram in full swing, publicity as to the plight of the mostly-Christian victims of the Islamists there came only when the group kidnapped young girls. Then, and only then, was the First Lady moved to hold up a hashtag sign, which apparently takes the place of actually doing something.
Those who have sided with this President can spare me the outrage over the horrific death of the brave Jordanian pilot at the hands of ISIS. How many hundreds of Americans burned similarly on 9/11 at the hands of Islamic extremists? How many children lay screaming and bleeding for hours in Beslan? How many in the flames of the churches in Nigeria and Cairo?
If you are outraged over what you saw today, you should be. If it is the first time you are outraged, great shame on you. Had they the technical means, our enemy would engineer another holocaust, this time to the entire world, until every nation was destroyed or had submitted. The willful blindness of the American people aids in the success of this enemy. Those who labeled Chris Kyle a psychopath and a racist for calling these people barbaric savages, and who condemn him for killing them, need to go and smell the charred bodies of the victims of the Islamists. They also need to ask themselves why our President refuses to identify our sworn and active enemies by name. Why he has provided support and succor to that enemy. And why he has invited that enemy into our country, our cities and towns, and into the halls of power of the United States Government.
Though a truthful answer would never be forthcoming, the question Joshua asked at Jericho should be asked of our President.
Whose side are you on?