Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cairo: Where Credit Is Due and Where Blame Is Due

I have to credit President Obama.

I didn't vote for him, and I don't plan to vote for him in the future.  In most aspects, he is bad for Israel and for the U.S.

However, besides of course thanking Hashem Yitbarach, Obama must be thanked for his involvement in saving the Israelis trapped in the Israeli embassy in Cairo.

Netanyahu thanked him.  Efraim Halevy thanked him.  Hamodia thanked him.  And now I thank him.  Hashem put him in office for a reason.  Perhaps, it was for this one miracle to come about through him.

But what was the spiritual cause of the whole embassy invasion in the first place?  I don't know, but some of the commenters on this R' Lazer Brody post say it's due to the evacuation of the 3 homes in Migron.  The logic is:

Since governmental Yisrael terrorized religious Yisrael to appease Yishmael and Edom, therefore, radical Yishmael terrorized governmental Yisrael and we needed Edom to pressure moderate Yishmael to come save us.

I don't know, but it's possible.

As an addendum to this post, R' Lazer Brody just posted the following:
Amazingly also, I heard this morning from a reliable source inside the IDF that if any of our diplomats or security personnel would have been harmed this past Shabbat in Cairo, then a war would have broken out between Israel and Egypt. With that in mind, we owe Hashem a tremendous note of gratitude for the prodigious miracle of rescuing the Israeli embassy staff from the thousands of blood-thirsty rioters that broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo this past Friday night.


At Wed Sep 14, 06:24:00 PM 2011, Blogger Devorah said...

Obama is a puppet. He did whatever he did because Hashem wanted it that way. isn't that what we [are supposed to] believe?

At Thu Sep 15, 09:45:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Obama was totally a puppet, we couldn't blame him for the evil he typically does.

At Thu Sep 15, 09:52:00 AM 2011, Blogger yaak said...

Exactly right, Anonymous.

We believe in לב מלכים ביד השם, but Par'o was still punished even though Hashem hardened his heart. Similarly, we should thank those who kind to the Jewish people. I don't include the president in this category, but he did a hesed a few days ago, and for this, he should be thanked.

At Thu Sep 15, 10:34:00 AM 2011, Anonymous shaya g said...

wow yaak, we actually agree on something. it's been a while. does that mean i can get some wontons finally? :)

At Thu Sep 15, 10:59:00 AM 2011, Blogger yaak said...

You could have had wontons when you thought I was a kook!

At Thu Sep 15, 12:49:00 PM 2011, Anonymous Neshama said...

Hey, I want some of those wontons!

At Thu Sep 15, 08:30:00 PM 2011, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In actuality Yaak the 57 fires which started in Texas three hours after the 3 homes in Migron were destroyed were probably the result of the demolitions in Migron. The wildfires destroyed over 1500 homes. Why Texas? because the demonization of Migron began during the Gog W. Bush Administration with Ambassador Dan Kurtzer. Also it is a well known fact here that DM Ehud Barak receives a rather large paycheck from the US State Dept. But Barak's following orders of the US State Dept. began during the Bush Administration. This is just a glimpse of the War that may begin next week or right after Sukkot, called Gog and Magog.

At Fri Sep 16, 05:29:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Shiloh said...

Dov, there you go again, predicting. Did not heed the calls of the hidden tzadikim, they got it postponed. This is becoming just stupid, sit back and think about it.


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