U.S. Fears a Ground War in Gaza Could Hurt Israel and Help Hamas
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is increasingly concerned about the escalating violence in Gaza, believing that a ground incursion by Israel there could lead to increased civilian casualties, play into the hands of the militant Palestinian group Hamas and inflict further damage to Israel’s standing in the region at an already tumultuous time.
Though President Obama uttered immediate and firm public and private assurances that Israel has a right to defend itself from rocket attacks emanating from Gaza, administration officials have been privately urging Israeli officials not to extend the conflict, a move that many American officials believe could benefit Hamas.
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Obama is worried about Israel’s standing in the region? Somehow, I just don’t believe that. I am of the belief that Obama KNOWS that Israel can wipe the Palestinians off the face of the earth and THAT is his concern.
Obama doesn’t want to see his Muslim brothers hurt and killed.
In “Audacity of Hope” Obama writes: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope”.
Barack Obama will take the side of Islam; that is a known fact, he has said so in his writings and I believe him in this.
Obama supporters try to say that the quote used as citation to this belief is highly misunderstood and taken out of context. I disagree; I believe that Obama’s supporters are always attempting to show him in a good light. I will always believe that Obama meant exactly what he said about standing with the Muslims.
As to Israel and their already fragile relationships with Egypt and Jordan, if Egypt and Jordan would do the RIGHT thing, and back decency and human rights, as opposed to them backing the 7th century beliefs of Islam and Hamas, there would be no fragile relationship.
If the centuries of ingrained hatred that Muslims have for Jews and Christians could be changed this would be a much different world, but that change has to start within the Muslims themselves.