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Elliot Abrams: Americans Support Israeli Strike on Iran; Iranians Don’t Fear Obama


Photo: Former Bush Administration official Elliot Abrams

Former Bush Administration official Elliot Abrams
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Former advisor to George W. Bush Elliot Abrams stated in an interview that the American people would support an Israeli strike on Iran and criticized the Obama Administration for its handling of Iran’s nuclear threat, calling Obama’s approach “weak.”

“The President has made one big mistake . . . We have not made the Iranians afraid of a strike and I think they ought to be afraid of a strike – of an American strike in reality,” Abrams said in an interview with the Jerusalem Post.

Abrams said that this may be the reason why Iran has no desire to conclude an agreement with the Permanent Members of the Security Council and Germany (the so-called “P5+1”).

“They do not think it’s possible. They do not think it’s in the cards. I think that is one of the reasons diplomacy has failed – and it has failed,” he said.

As for an Israeli strike, Abrams said it would be “justifiable” given the danger Iran poses to Israel.

Abrams credited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for “helping along” the sanctions regime against Iran with his public statements.

“I think the Europeans, for example, would not have supported sanctions as much as they have, nor, I think, the Russians [or] the Chinese, had it not been for Israel’s drawing attention to the threat from Iran and drawing attention to the possibility that Israel would feel [it] must act against that threat,” Abrams said.

Abrams predicted that Obama would not be able to take punitive measures against Israel for such a strike, saying that “in an election year it’s particularly hard for a president …to take a position against Israel as the American people are taking a position in favor of Israel.”

Abrams also revealed that one of the reasons President Bush pursued the Annapolis Peace Conference and the renewal of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority with such vigor towards the end of his term was that then Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the administration such efforts had a good chance of success.

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About the Author: Daniel Tauber is a frequent contributor to various prominent publications, including the Jewish Press, Arutz Sheva, Americanthinker.com, the Jerusalem Post and Ha’aretz. Daniel is also an attorney admitted to practice law in Israel and New York and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. You can follow him on facebook and twitter.


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11 Responses to “Elliot Abrams: Americans Support Israeli Strike on Iran; Iranians Don’t Fear Obama”

  1. James Johnson says:

    Obama will be gone soon.

  2. James Johnson says:

    Israel has always been, and will always Be. Lord bless you.

  3. She was put in danger by members of the ISM for their own selfish reasons. Why did she not use her own seichel – she did not have to be a martyr – The best martyrs are those who choose life.

  4. Robin Rosenblatt says:

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  6. Yup, in early 2017 he will. And he'll get 75-80 per cent of the Jewish vote.

  7. Abrams needs his ass kicked after all the murderous advice he has spewed over the years. how him and Wolfo-tits, fieth, scooter, cheney and the bunch aren't pushin daffadills by now I just don't understand. f-this guy. And if Israel attacks first I hope she descends into hell on fire you war making f'n puke.

  8. Geneal Barger says:

    Why should Iran fear Obama? They know that he is a radical muslim that is out to destroy Israel and America. May God have mercy on us.

  9. And when all the Jews return to Israel Christ will rise and the Jews that don't become Christians will go to hell forever, right James?

  10. Glenn Becker says:

    Abrams, like all neocons, never saw a war he didn't want other people's children to fight. They want Romney, another Vietnam chicken hawk like Cheney and Bush, for their next patsy, a weakling who can't say no to the Tea Party or Netanyahu.

  11. james, now might be a good time to look up and see if momons believe that arabs are inclusive of Abraham's Promise.

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