The Jerusalem Post reported on 2 November 2013
that Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League said, "American wariness of foreign military involvement is making it seem weak and retreating.” “Make no mistake about it. If what we are seeing now is the beginning of a deep change in American foreign policy, it will be bad for the Jews.”
Indeed, as America stops being the military enforcer in key areas of the globe like the Middle East, Israel will be forced to fundamentally re-think her foreign and military policies. All her key calculations as to how she can survive against foes who vastly outnumber Israeli soldiers rested on one bedrock constant that America would always back Israel.
Now, under Barack Obama, that assumption can no longer be maintained.
"The combination of Americas unsatisfactory involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, together with the financial crisis at home, have generated a broader opposition to American military involvement overseas”, he said. Citing among other things the recent congressional resistance to authorizing a strike on Syria, Foxman said, “America is being seen as weak and retreating”.
President Obama is currently cutting back our armed forces budget to a huge degree.
Russia Today reported on October 24, 2013 that massive budget cuts in the US have forced the Army to cut corners on training, leaving only two brigades prepared for war. Military commanders have warned of a serious backlash if the White House continues to slash budgets.
General Ray Odierno, the Army's chief of staff, attacked the government for the climate of economic instability that has forced the military to cut corners.
“There's going to come a time when we just simply don't have enough money to provide what I believe to be the right amount of ground forces to carry out contingency operations”, Odierno said.
Can you imagine the glee our enemies and the arch enemies of Israel who read stories like this? They already believe that they can defeat the Israeli Defense Force, based upon the disastrous 2006 campaign in Lebanon. They further look at America's disasters in Afghanistan and Iraq and they believe they can finally beat Israel and annihilate her.
Wars in the past have been started based upon calculations similar to this.
|The Archangel Michael|
Remember, in prophecy:
* Israel is to be left without an ally when her enemies strike, thus making it necessary for Michael, and Arch-angel protecting Israel, to come to Israel's defense. (Daniel 12:1)
* America is prophetically not even mentioned in Middle East events during the tribulation period. (Ezekiel 38-39)
We are witnessing the prophetic fulfillment of several prophecies right here in the news.