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Gaza Mess is
Obama’s Fault Too

Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/17/2012 11:13:21 PM

Despite attempts by Israel’s critics to deflect responsibility for the violence of the last week, there’s no question that the conflict along the border between Israel and Gaza is exclusively the fault of Hamas. The Islamist terrorist group chose to escalate the clash from a steady but small number of rockets fired regularly from Gaza to the massive barrage that engulfed southern Israel last weekend. Since then, emboldened by its diplomatic support from Egypt and Turkey, Hamas has chosen to up the ante at every point when it could have backed down in the last seven days

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 11/17/2012 11:18:14 PM     (No. 9021334)

Obama needs to stay out of this and let Israel take care of business.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jimK1, 11/17/2012 11:30:44 PM     (No. 9021348)

Once Hamas saw that Zip was re-elected, they knew they were safe from any intervention by the US. Now, Israel gets to go it alone. Nov. 6, 2012, a date that will live in infamy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/17/2012 11:34:49 PM     (No. 9021355)

FTA: "By leading from behind in the Middle East, the United States has largely abdicated its leadership role. Washington’s passivity in the Syrian crisis, and its embrace of the Islamist regime in Turkey and the new Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt, has materially contributed to a situation where Hamas feels it can act with relative impunity."

Jonathan, you´d better watch your back. Or, do your taxes properly this year. This kind of truth telling [especially not to blame President Bush] can put you on the 0bamanation short list of targeted conservative columnist.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mizzmac, 11/17/2012 11:38:46 PM     (No. 9021358)

President pantywaist is not about to take a leadership role here...because he is not, and has never been, a leader. He´s hiding behind Valerie Jarrett´s skirt somewhere between the Oval Office and the upstairs residence. Sad.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DonQuijote, 11/18/2012 12:06:36 AM     (No. 9021381)

Impeach him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: grounded, 11/18/2012 12:50:32 AM     (No. 9021408)

There is going to be a mushroom cloud over the Middle East someday soon, and it will be on account of the lack of leadership demonstrated by the limp-wristed Obama Administration. Feckless does not even begin to describe the pathetic foreign policy apparatus that BAM, ValJar and Hillary have put together.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/18/2012 1:40:34 AM     (No. 9021432)

To those in the world who were wondering what it would be like without America...they´re going to find out.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bumbleshorts, 11/18/2012 5:36:09 AM     (No. 9021482)

Just a few points of disagreement with this article;

I don´t believe that Turkey is supporting Hamas in their latest terror push against Israel. True, the Turks supported recent media events to run the blockade and send "humanitarian" aid to Ghaza, but right now Turkey is much too worried about Kurdish rebels in Syria having access to Russian and Chinese manpads. More frightening to the Turks is the possibility of the Kurds getting the support of the muslim brotherhood and it has been alluded to (in Russian international news) that the Russians have given Turkey evidence of weapons delivered to rebels in Syria as well as who is? running the guns. Turkey has made it perfectly clear that they want a second Ottoman empire, not an Arab spring. Not to mention that NATO has given a pledge of full military support for any military actions against Syria.

The claim that obama bears no responsibility for the Arab spring is flawed. Obama saw how effective the use of facbook was during the Iranian spring. An executive from facebook was in the mideast during the Arab spring bragging that facebook "made" the Arab spring, he was there with a group of people very close to obama, hillary, ailes, human. Etc. Need I remind you that when obama first entered the office of president, first week (after he proclaimed his own past top secret) he met with the CEOs of facebook and google. The differance between the Iranian spring and the Arab spring is that he let the Iranians go it alone, he could not have supported the Arab spring more.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 11/18/2012 6:23:52 AM     (No. 9021517)

This has been planned for the period between the last presidential term and the new term.

Didn´t matter who won as far as the terrorists were concerned.

They were just waiting for the election to be over when they would still have O on their side.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jerseyden, 11/18/2012 8:07:19 AM     (No. 9021621)

Hamas will call for a cease fire once they run out of missiles so they can re-arm. The MSM will portray Israel as the aggressor hoping they cease. Israel should destroy the whole area and make it uninhabitable.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/18/2012 9:05:17 AM     (No. 9021726)

Over half of U.S. Jews voted for Obama. Nice going, bozos.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/18/2012 12:12:59 PM     (No. 9022066)

Hamas was created by the Muslim Brotherhood. They will never run out of arms, now that Barry funneled the Libyan arms to Egypt for his Mo Bro pals.

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