By Scott Ryan
Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu,
It’s been almost one year ago since I last wrote you an open letter like this. I just want to let you know that most Americans agree with your assessment on Iran and the consequences to both Israel and America if those savages procure nuclear weapons.
In a peculiar way, a large number of us look to you, as opposed to the current President of the United States as our legitimate leader in these perilous times. We have much more in common since our nation was founded upon the belief that there is ONE God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Our nation was founded upon the word of the God of Israel. His name permeates our founding documents and His laws are etched into our government buildings.
We have more in common with you because our current President of the United States and his Attorney General have waged war on our faith, our military, our schools and our families from the day he took office.
Another thing we have in common is that your people, God’s chosen, were in exile for many years and are constantly under attack by people who tell you that your country, given to you by a covenant by God Himself – is not yours.
We too are currently in a form of exile, being falsely maligned and attacked by enemies of God and our heritage, who tell us that our country is not ours despite a compact with our God dating back to 1620, known as the Mayflower Compact and our founding document in 1776, The Declaration of Independence.
I just want to let you know that WE have your back; but as you WELL know – our President does not. On that note, I just want to say that I understand why you publicly stated weeks ago that Israel reserves the right to attack Iran and will not notify the President of the United States.
The graciousness in the way you handled this is evidenced by the popular conjecture that the reason is that by not notifying “our” President is that you would exculpate the US from being blamed by Iran for complicity. I can only speak for myself in saying that I don’t blame you for not trusting this President with valuable information as to when exactly you will attack. If I were in your shoes and dealt with the brunt of Obama’s public insolence and duplicity toward Israel, I too would worry about a “tip off” to Iran.
Since Iran has never had any intentions of complying, time is of the essence. As with the Iranian hostage crisis when President Reagan took office the hostages were released that very day. We know the importance of having a President who recognizes the threat of Iran and one who has the character to tell the truth.
That is the kind of ally you know you can count on. You need an ally in the US whom you know will never flip-flop depending on vicissitudes of the day. It just so happens that your friends in the Republican Party who are daily criticized even by the moderate minority in our party – have two conservative candidates who you well know – believe in the ONE true God of Israel and have consistently been dependable on Issues concerning Israel.
One of them is Rick Santorum, who has stood up to ridicule by the “moderates” in our party for taking a stand for the beliefs he holds dear, which include the sovereignty of Israel and her God ordained right to exist. Rick has taken the heat even though the majority of those in his Catholic denomination voted for the moderate of another faith altogether. Rick has the steadfast support of the evangelical Christians who recognize that Israel was called by God – the Apple of His eye.
The other is Newt Gingrich, who has many of the characteristics of Winston Churchill. Gingrich is a strong leader and has long been warning of the threat posed against Israel.
Israel would do well with either of these fine statesmen who represent the MAJORITY of the Republican Party by significant margin – as US President.
As we know that what Israel MUST do is inevitable, we hope that it happens soon. When it happens, it will prevail as the most substantial debate in the world and it would be fitting that it should be at the forefront of the national debate as our nation’s leadership for the next 4-8 years is determined.
We continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.