As a teen in the 80's, I remember all the preaching I heard from pastors and evangelists about the End Times coming and such. One thing they could never do with any conviction was figure out where America stood in the book of Revelation. They were clear where Israel would stand, and how the Bible said other nations would come against them at Megiddo, but it seemed odd that the most powerful free nation on Earth was never mentioned as the ones coming in to do anything to help them. Pastors made speculation, but never really had a clear answer.
Now it sort of makes sense.
Before I start, I do not consider Obama the Anti-Christ, so please don't think that. I do, however, consider him a bad influence on the future of America. The most liberal Senator (even blowing Ted Kennedy out of the water!) isn't the one to make the laws for our land with no other governing power to reign him in (the Dems run it all now, which is going to make it hard to blame the Republicans for everything that goes wrong from this point on).
Obama has plainly stated that protecting Israel would be a "priority" in time of crisis, but he's also made it clear we have to keep peace with all nations. That being said, if the Palestinians decide to do something, Obama will say "Please don't" and that will be it. If another nation decides to attack Israel, Obama will say "Stop or we'll get angry, and we're only going to give you 20 more chances to get out of there before we start to consider harsher words". Then, eventually, he will give us some sort of statement about trying to keep the greater peace and we'll wish Israel good luck in dealing with that.
That, finally, fills in the blanks.
How could we turn our backs on Israel? Well, it would have never happened before. It would not have even happened with Hillary Clinton in the White House (she was a staunch advocate of protecting Israel, and was much more vocal about her feelings to protect them in the debates). But now we have made a way for it to happen. We have brought in a man who will turn his back on a nation we have protected since their inception in 1948.
Again, I am not here to state that Obama is the devil incarnate or anything. We have no way of knowing what Obama's political decisions will be because he made so very few of them in his political career up until this point. It's like hiring someone off the street and making them CEO of a company. We do know that his handlers and advisors up until this point have directed him enough to get him elected, so it's the behind-the-scenes guys who will actually be running things for the next four years.
What I'm saying is that I finally see why we were unable in the 80's to figure out America's position in all this. If Obama passes every small-business-killing, spread-your-wealth law that he wants to, we will not be the most powerful free nation on earth in four years. We will be a socialist, European nation, and we will fall.
And that could be why Israel's deliverance will come from God as we stand by and do nothing.