The Saudis seem to know what is what when it comes to Obama. their welcome message to the new President was actually a veiled threat;
“If the U.S. wants to continue playing a leadership role in the Middle East and keep its strategic alliances intact — especially its ‘special relationship’ with Saudi Arabia — it will have to drastically revise its policies vis-a-vis Israel and Palestine.”
“Unless the new U.S. administration takes forceful steps to prevent any further suffering and slaughter of Palestinians, the peace process, the U.S.-Saudi relationship and the stability of the region are at risk,””
and just in case there might be a little misunderstanding about the psturing he goes on to intimate that, upon the promptings of Iran, Saudi Arabia will;
“lead a jihad, or holy war, against Israel.”
Let there be no mistake, the Muslim nations want the destruction of Israel and will use the preceived timidity of Obama as a lever to extract it.
Add to that increased domestic tensions in Pakistan and we most surely are looking at a major MidEast/West confrontation. With the UN firmly under the spell of Jihadi influences then the prospects for Israel seem dull.
hat tip JihadWatch
<sarcasm>A notoriously inaccurate glorified skyrocket from the peaceful Hamas group hit a kindergarten today in Isr.a…..oops….Occupied Palestine. There was nothing to worry about only a couple of Jews were injured and they don’t count.</sarcasm>
(IsraelNN.com) A long-range Grad-type Katyusha rocket landed in the schoolyard of a kindergarten in a northern Ashdod neighborhood at approximately 3:20 Monday afternoon — but miraculously, only two people were lightly wounded, one by flying shrapnel.
Thirty children are normally in the classroom during the day, when the missile struck, but due to Home Front Command instructions, the building was empty at the time.
Magen David Adom medics who raced to the scene said they treated a number of people who suffered from severe emotional trauma. Eyewitnesses described the explosion as “unusually loud.”
At about 3:00 p.m., a short-range Kassam rocket exploded in the Eshkol region as well. No one was injured and no damage was reported.
Hamas and allied terrorist attacked southern Israel with close to 30 rockets since 7:00 a.m. Monday, appearing to focus primarily on the coastal cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod…