Hamas, whose rockets now target Jerusalem, know that America is weakening both its military and its support for the Jewish state — just as they know our "tough diplomacy" against Iran is a dismal failure as Tehran nears nuclear weapons capability.
The thousands of Egyptians who on Friday began protesting Israel's self-defensive air strikes on Gaza, from which the rockets are launched, know it.
Egypt's new president, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi — who, unlike millions of Americans, can thank Obama for his job — knows these things too. He chillingly warned Israel, "in the name of all the Egyptian people ... Egypt today is not the Egypt of yesterday, and Arabs today are not the Arabs of yesterday." (Thank you, President Obama, for your irresponsible 2009 Cairo University speech apologizing for America and appeasing the Islamic world.)
Israel is now preparing to call up as many as 75,000 reservists, a sign of possible full-scale war with Egypt, Syria and even Hamas' patron, Islamofascist Iran.
None of this would be happening if Morsi's predecessor, staunch U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak, still held power. But Obama undermined him and encouraged the "Arab Spring" that empowered Islamic fundamentalists.It's a horrible life for Israelis, and every time Barack Obama, Thomas L. Friedman and other high profile enthusiasts say "Arab Spring," another devil gets its horns.