by Andy Weddington
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." George Washington
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of Israel, spoke before a joint session of the United States Congress, a pride of sorts, this morning.
He spoke to the health and longevity of Israel. He spoke to survival.
He spoke directly - with pride, force, patriotism, courage, and conviction.
More than 50 members of Congress, to include more than a handful of Senators, opted, in defiance, not to attend - absent, as representatives of the people, from their expected place of duty. Derelict they were. Remember. Hold them accountable.
Vice President Biden did not attend. Just as well.
President Barack Obama did not attend. The White House commented he would not watch the televised address. Unless golf course photos are released later today, odds are he did watch.
The Prime Minister is a warrior. He's served in uniform, fought, and suffered wounds. He knows an enemy when he sees one. A warrior he remains.
Iran, an enemy of Israel and the U.S., threatens - Israel with annihilation; the region; and the globe.
All the while the world's true JV team, President Obama and his administration, are foolhardy bartering some sort of nuclear capabilities deal.
Knowingly not being truthful about the health and longevity of America was among the first of a serious and alarming pattern of false words from President Obama.
So, imposter or not but a pretender, why should President Obama be trusted?
Neither lion nor one to speak with genuine force, patriotism, courage, conviction, nor truth President Obama is encircled by hyenas. Ergo, America is encircled. As is much of the world.
And that was the Prime Minister's dire warning.
Prime Minister Netanyahu concluded by citing the words of Moses - "Be strong and resolute, neither fear nor dread them." - whose image, not coincidently, overlooks the hall where Christians gathered this morning.
How has it come to be the Israeli Prime Minister is more American than the American President?
Heed George Washington's advice, we must!
The Congress, legislative branch, is a check and balance of our government's triumvirate form of government (executive branch and judicial branch). This morning America and the world heard truth - that which President Obama fears and dreads and likewise President Obama's Attorney General. And that's precisely why the Prime Minister's address was not popular.