Caroline Glick makes the same point about Reagan as I did in her essential article and draws on another author to put this in context of the deliberate campaign waged by the PLO and their supporters at the UN for decades:
In “How the PLO was legitimized,” published in Commentary, Kirkpatrick said that Yassir Arafat and the PLO worked “to come to power through international diplomacy – reinforced by murder.”
Kirkpatrick explained, “The long march through the UN has produced many benefits for the PLO. It has created a people where there was none; a claim where there was none. Now the PLO is seeking to create a state where there already is one. That will take more than resolutions and more than an ‘international peace conference.’ But having succeeded so well over the years in its campaign to delegitimize Israel, the PLO might yet also succeed in bringing the campaign to a triumphant conclusion, with consequences for the Jewish state that would be nothing short of catastrophic.”
As I’ve said consistently here the whole goal is the theft of Jewish indigenous identity in Israel (all of biblical Israel) and the replacement of Jews with invading Muslim Arabs whose ideology conquered and occupied Israel since 640CE. This is a central part of Islamic Jihadi doctrine and always has been. Inflicting the conditions of dhimmitude on subjugated people is the slow method by which indigenous cultures are eradicated leaving only Islam triumphant.
Jews and Judaism in Israel are the only indigenous people and culture to have both survived and regained their lands back from Jihadi conquest in the middle east in modern times!
Almost immediately upon election Obama singled is ultra-left, globalist agenda when he elevated UN Ambassador to a cabinet position. Caroline Glick again:
It is not surprising that Obama is carrying out the final act of his presidency at the UN. Obama has made no attempt to hide his desire to eliminate America’s independence of action. By elevating the post of UN ambassador to a cabinet level position at the outset of his presidency, Obama signaled his conviction that this corrupt institution is the equal of the US government.
This early signal was transformed into an open policy when Obama used the Security Council as a means to bypass the US Senate in implementing his nuclear deal with Iran.
Absolutely all of this was foreseeable as early as 2007 when Obama sought the Democratic nomination and eventually beat Hillary Clinton. And still leading commentators who profess to support the continued existence of Israel as a Jewish state supported Obama’s second term.
To watch those commentators and Obama supporters cry now that Obama has done something unpredictable or, worse, blame Netanyahu for Obama’s actions doesn’t give me any pleasure. It just cements in my mind how impossibly blind these people have been and how much damage they’ve done by enabling Obama’s abuse of my beloved home with his radical, ultra-left agenda for all these years.
Caroline is devastatingly correct at the end. This is a double whammy. Obama has dramatically harmed both Israel and America. I gave up, long ago, thinking Obama was incompetent. It is clear to me he had a plan all along and has executed it perfectly.
We can only hope Israel and the West can recover from his nuclear deal with Iran and his direct perfidy against Israel. Right now I’m hoping that we have reached something akin to what Churchill termed “the darkest hour” and the only way to go from here is for America to recover from this terrible affliction.