It's hard for us to come to grips with the opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's talk to a combined congressional audience by Jewish Democrats who appear to be brushing aside his obvious topic: a plea for the survival of Israel and the world, in favor of their political future. The date for this event is March 3rd and already the heavy hand of the White House has reached down to local levels to jab a thumb in the eyes of those of us who readily welcome Bibi's visit to show our support for a leader who truly understands that his first responsibility is to protect his nation and its people.
As an example of just how much clout the President has in this matter, the Florida Broward Democrat Party has just announced that Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) will be their keynote speaker for their annual fundraising dinner in March. Clyburn, a heavy hitter in the Congressional Black Caucus and number three Democrat in the House, is also a vociferously announced no-show for the Netanyahu talk. Broward County has over 206,000 registered Jewish-Democrat voters and when you add in the figures of the neighboring counties, that figure jumps to over 600,000 Jewish party loyalists.
How many Jews in that bunch will have the chutzpah to stand up to protest this choice, made obviously to offend Israel and its democratically elected leader? Will Clyburn speak directly to the issue and tell the Jewish biggies in the local party to stand with Obama and his willing concessions to Iran over the security of the Jewish State? That's a good bet. That's what he's being hired on to do. We see no outcry from the Jewish crowd in South Florida. Would they have been accepting, as well, to a speaker denouncing the current regime and policies of Zimbabwe?
So what about Bibi's upcoming speech is so dangerous that it has so many in an uproar? What may he say not only to our congress but to the free nations of the world? History informs us that Winston Churchill attempted to warn Europe even during the 1930's of the impending danger of Nazi Germany. They didn't listen and over 65,000,000 souls paid the ultimate penalty. Netanyahu must be permitted to stand tall, speak to us, to warn us that we cannot permit history to repeat itself. We predict that he will ultimately be remembered as the Churchill of his time: as the leader of the current free world.
Bibi will try to rouse his listeners to the threat faced by our free, western society posed by Iran. He will point to the many countless and fruitless agreements Iran has fraudulently signed on to over the past ten years only to be permitted, without much obstruction or fanfare, to achieve its primary goal, the achievement of a nuclear weapon.
Iran has repeated, many times, its plans to incinerate Israel. We must believe what they say. To doubt its intentions is to flirt with disaster. Their Koranic based obsession calls for infidels to burn in hell. "Unbelievers are enemies of Allah and they will roast in hell:" (Koran 41:41)
He will point out to Europeans and Americans alike, the intercontinental missile capabilities Iran reportedly already has. Why the need for any missiles if their nuclear plans are only to be used for a peaceful, domestic energy source? Of course, once a nuclear power with the ability to deliver its package of destruction over a large radius, Iran will be able to dominate not only its local region but a defenseless Europe as well. Our current administration has already removed anti-missile defenses from Poland and the Czech Republic leaving Europe without its protective shield. What military genius proposed that move? They are now potential victims of an Iranian onslaught and they know it.
We expect to hear that the savage tide of Islamic terror is sweeping swiftly over the Middle East. Nations such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Libya are fighting a confusing array of radicalized groups all focused on the formation of a global Caliphate. Jordan, after viewing one of its pilots incinerated in a cage and Egypt, having dozens of its citizens decapitated, as well by ISIS, are now actively involved in the battle to fight off this onslaught of evil.
And that's exactly what we want to hear from Bibi. We need him to take over the mantle as the leader of the free world by detailing, as horrid as the message may be, that we are in a battle for our very existence. We Jews have got to finally stand up, as never before, not only as Jews but as free Americans to shout down those who would throw Israel under the political bus. Our elected representatives work for us not the administration. They have to be called, encountered on the street and written to, commanding that they stand up for Israel, its prime minister and demand that they not only attend Netanyahu's talk but support his recommendations and policies as well. For them to stay home or just attend for the purposes of daydreaming and a photo op is not enough!