So when protests broke out in Tunisia, it was no surprise that the United States provided its tentative backing. Obama "applaud(ed) the courage and dignity of the Tunisian people," even as their secular dictator fled. The replacement? A democratically-elected Islamist government. When those Islamist-backed protests spread to Egypt, Obama threw over American ally Hosni Mubarak in a heartbeat. He was replaced by Islamic theocrats who proceeded to provide backing for Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Then, when Islamist forces began attacking Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Libya, Obama provided air support to their campaign, despite reports that al-Qaida members were prominent in the anti-Gaddafi ranks. Now Islamists will run Libya, too.
No wonder Israel worries. If Jordan falls, Israel will have Islamists on all of its borders. Meanwhile, the United States will do nothing to prevent Iran, the mother lode of evil in today's world, from going nuclear.
Perhaps if Obama had shown half as much worry about the turn of the Middle East towards Islamism that he now shows towards an attack on Islamist nuclear facilities, we wouldn't be in this situation. Israel wouldn't stand alone. But it does, and it will, against all odds. May the Hitlerian Arab Spring end the same way as Hitler's empire did: in utter failure, buried beneath its own ashes.
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