Israel’s Enemies Better Watch Out, Now It’s ‘Indestructible’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Chuck Norris to Israel with this comment.

Listen, Israel is strong, but…it’s indestructible now.

Who can dispute that having Norris on your side in a fight is pretty awesome?

“I think we can tell our security people to leave,” the PM said. “We don’t need them anymore.”

“Believe me, you’ll always have my support,” Norris said, looking Netanyahu straight in the eye. It’s obvious there’s a connection between the two.

Norris has always been a friend of Israel and a supporter of Netanyahu. He even starred in a campaign ad for the PM’s 2013 re-election bid, which our then-President Barack Obama vehemently opposed.

There’s no question that among bad-asses, Norris occupies the Alpha Male spot. Even his Christmas videos are hard as nails (also from 2013).

 

BREAKING: Netanyahu White House Visit Set For Feb 15

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House will take place on Feb. 15.

That’s in just a few weeks, and sooner than most people expected. Certainly, Netanyahu, who has known President Trump for decades, will be treated with much more respect than the erstwhile President Obama showed him.

Netanyahu Thinks Trump’s Wall Is A Great Idea

President Trump is committed to building a border wall along the Mexican border. While globalist world leaders whine about immigration, at least one world leader agrees with Trump.

Walls do work when they’re properly built. Of course Israel’s wall is hundreds of times smaller than the one Trump envisions. And Israel is surrounded by enemies, while Mexico and Canada are decidedly friendly countries with much smaller populations and relatively tiny militaries.

But with America’s southern border a relative sieve for drugs, potential聽terrorists and criminals, it’s good to know that walls work.

Netanyahu is slated to visit Washington in the next few months where he’s sure to be treated better than the previous president did.

Netanyahu Should Attend Trump’s Inauguration

A “source close to the transition” has told the New York Post that Trump’s close advisors would like to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the inauguration. What an awesome idea!

If at all possible, Bibi should go.

Not only should he go, but he should sit in a seat on the Capitol’s West Front (I’m no protocol expert, but I believe this could be arranged), where the cameras can see him. He should sit where the cameras can frame him and President Obama sitting just close enough to be aware of each other’s presence. Nothing would be more galling to Obama in his last moments in office.

Given that there’s a dearth of ex-presidents who will be attending the ceremony (latest reports are that only Jimmy Carter will be there, leaving two Bushes and a Clinton as a scratch), having one of America’s closest allies, and Obama’s nemesis, at the event would be a fitting symbol of the rise of Western values over the American apology crowd.

It would be apropos of a warning to those who believe that further appeasement to terrorists is the path to some kind of ersatz peace where acceptable losses are the new normal. It would presage a bold step like moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, which Congress resolved to do during Bill Clinton’s presidency.

Trump told CNN in March that he would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem “very quickly.” Then he clarified, saying “fairly quickly.” Last week [in November], his advisor Walid Phares seemed to hint at flexibility, saying Trump would “create consensus at home” before moving the embassy.

The best way to gauge consensus would be to invite Bibi to the inauguration, and publicly make him the first foreign head of state to officially visit President Trump at the White House.

Netanyahu tweeted a thank you to Trump. But no official word has come that the Israeli PM has been invited, or that he will attend.

There could be a problem, however. Netanyahu is now officially being questioned in a wide net of corruption investigations. The whispering and gossip may keep him home, especially with his own attorney general running the investigation.

But it would be really, really great if Bibi could come.

Israeli Hero’s Honor, America’s Lost Valor

On July 4, 1976, I was a smart-alecky eleven-year-old who went with my father and brother to the Esplanade in Boston to hear the Boston Pops play in the Bicentennial celebration concert. Meanwhile, two Netanyahu brothers participated in a special operations raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free 106 hostages, 94 of them Israelis, being held by what we would now (refuse to) call Islamic radicals.

Israel’s current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, also served in the Sayeret Matkal, Israel’s special forces, but was not on the mission to Uganda with his brothers Iddo and Jonathan (Yoni). Yoni was the mission’s commander, and the only commando killed in the raid, along with three hostages.

Prime Minister Netanyahu traveled to Entebbe, 40 years later, along with members who participated in the raid, to pay tribute to their success, and his brother’s sacrifice.

“This is a deeply moving day for me,” he said. “Forty years ago they landed in the dead of night in a country led by a brutal dictator who gave refuge to terrorists. Today we landed in broad daylight in a friendly country led by a president who fights terrorists.”

The days of Idi Amin are over, but Israel remembers her heroes. You won’t find many Israeli politicians who haven’t served in the military.

In America, we have two candidates for president, and a currently serving president, who have never served a single day in uniform. (No, I don’t count Donald Trump’s attendance at a military high school. Sorry.) Trump somehow developed the unique medical condition of bone spurs that spontaneously appear when draft deferments end, and then mysteriously disappear after the war. Trump’s “personal Vietnam” consisted of avoiding venereal disease.

President Obama was too young for Vietnam, and spent too much time smoking pot and hanging around communists and anti-American activists like Bill Ayers to ever consider serving.聽Hillary Rodham latched on to Bill Clinton for his brains and his political future. Neither of them had the least inkling to put on a uniform.

In the last two election cycles, only John McCain had served. While Israel honors military heroes, Trump denigrates Americans like McCain who were shot down, captured, and tortured by the enemy.

Clinton sat by while former Navy SEALs Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty died trying to defend Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith. She was more concerned with her boss’ re-election campaign and blaming obscure videos on September 11, 2012 than the lives of those under her leadership. She played fast and loose with Top Secret classified information that put more American lives at risk.

These are the individuals who are leading our country. They speak ear-tickling words, but their actions show no valor. How any veteran can support any of these is a mystery to me.

I have never served in the military (Civil Air Patrol is as close as I got), but I have worked closely with them as an Air Force contractor. Our country is worthy of defending its valor and those who earn it. It’s a shame that we have lost that.


P.S. My father tried several times to serve in World War II. He even tried to go to Canada to join, according to what I have been told, but he was 4F. He was a musician who gave up his career to join General Electric for the war effort. He worked there for 40 years making jet engines. Fittingly, my father passed away at 96 years old on July 4, 2016, 40 years to the day after that warm evening on the Charles River. Not everyone has to wear a uniform to sacrifice for their country.

 

A Logical Consequence

In the Politico, David Rogers laments there are no rules now in Washington. Everybody is doing there own thing. Well of course they are.

For the last four years, Democrats have championed the President more and more going it alone. They have watched the President overstep the boundaries of his authority on Obamacare changes, on amnesty, and virtually anything else that suits him.

The Democrats have been apologists for the IRS, for the EPA, and for every other erosion of liberty by the Obama White House.

Only now, when Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John BoehnerN/AHouse Republican AverageSee Full ScorecardN/A invites an ally to speak before Congress are people crying foul.

This reminds me of the homeless situation. I remember Rush Limbaugh in late December of the year 2000, after the Supreme Court’s Bush v. Gore ruling warning that just after Janunary 20, 2001, the media would suddenly take an interest in homelessness again.

Sure enough, weeks, if not days, after George W. Bush was sworn into office, the New York Times started lamenting the rise of homelessness in America. It was as predictable as this.

Democrats can get away with almost anything under the watchful eye of the press. But when Republicans do it, suddenly it is a scandal.

Actually, it is the logical consequence of Barack Obama choosing to ignore boundaries and propriety. He might as well get used to the Republicans reciprocating.

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