Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu apologized today to Turkey on Friday for an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla. The apology is, of course, the handiwork of President Obama. Indeed, Netanyahu made the call during an airport meeting with Obama shortly before Obama mercifully left Israel. The apology is a humiliation for Israel, which had nothing for which to be sorry. Netanyahu’s statement — which he wisely resisted making for three years — will not improve Israeli relations with Turkey. Relations are poor not because of the flotilla incident, but because Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan,
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Another example of Obama´s vindictive personality. We are left to wonder what he used to force the action. This is not over with. One way or another the Israeli leadership will even the score as well they should.
The One brought an entourage of 600 on this trip and angered 60 million by his very presence. I continue to be embarrassed and saddened by our president, the representative of "we the people" of the United States. My only joy is that The One will have to step out of the people´s White House (which he has closed to the people)in a few years.
So the leader of Israel was forced to apologize to a Turk who supported the illegal armada carrying illegal arms to Israel´s enemies; announced that he would wait until he had the permission of the most anti-israel potus, to defend his country....and what did Israel get? Or what blackmail was exerted? Too bad there is no free press anymore, we might find out the answers to those questions. As it stands, obama´s trip appears to be the chief thug of the USA twisting the arm of the head of Israel (and Jordan, from what was reported).
...I still can´t believe the Mossad let this muslim buffoon go through the whole election process without releasing to their friendly media sources all the incriminating docs (school, law license, birth cert, passport) that zippy has been hiding??...I guess they once again underestimated to stupidity of the U.S. voters.
I would suggest that the only way we will find out what actually happened is when it appears in the European press or maybe Canada Free Press. I hope that all those who post regularly keep a sharp eye out. This could be big.
Echoing a previous poster, there is a lot of Conservative support and love here for Israel. I hope they realize that.
I´ve got to admit, I thought I had seen everything from this fraud but he surprised even me. While standing with Israelis he pointed to a speech writer and said something along the lines of "If I say anything that offends anyone, it´s his fault". I´ve never seen any President do that, however, I remember him saying that he´s a better speech writer than his speech writers. What a clown.
Mideast Caliphate storm clouds darken, as "Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu calls for a new regional neo-Ottoman order":
"The Bible reveals that in the days to come, Israel will indeed become the victim of this coming new regional “order.” The culmination of these things, the Bible says, will result in all of the nations throughout the region gathering together against Jerusalem (cf., Joel 3:2; Zechariah 12:2-3; 14:2; Luke 21:24). While it is impossible for us to know the precise timing of all these things, it would certainly seem that the storm clouds are forming."
In the past, Ive always been a big fan of Bibi; felt he was several cuts above your average world leader. But he seems to have a problem finishing wars when he clearly has the upper hand and then caves to world political pressure to withdraw for another round of phony peace before Israel is bombed again. Lather, rinse, repeat. To say that Zippy "caused" this is a bridge too far for me. Netanyahu should have told him to pound sand, but he succumbed-again. Sorry, but I´m all out of free passes.
Bibi was threatened to do this so we would have his back against Iran. I still don´t trust us to have Israel´s back because of who we have in power, a muzzie at CIA, a rumpled, weak Sec´y of Defense and a pompous ass at State, and of course, the emasculated, petulant, egotistical embarrassment of a CIC. God bless and help Israel and us.
dr. fate, no man is an island, nor is any nation, no matter how strong or resolute. Israel cannot survive in total isolation, so from time to time it must act to salve "world opinion," no matter how stupid, vapid or cynical that opinion is; and such stupid, vapid, cynical calls most often come during times of war or after attacks, by their very nature. Nor is this new. Israel has been "succumbing", as you say, to world opinion to stop and reverse its victories since at least 1956.
For all his faults, Nixon is the President who gave the Israelis crucial aid during war (in 1967, the Johnson Administration had actually imposed an arms embargo on Israel, something Democratic Jewish voters should be reminded of over and over and over), but even he pulled them up short once the tide had reversed; had he not, the Egyptian Army would have been totally destroyed in Sinai and the Israelis had nothing between them and Cairo.
Knowing something of Netanyahu, I would think he got something of value from Obama in return, though we may never know what; but it is equally likely that Obama twisted very hard in private, and Bibi decided this was not the hill to die on. Either way, I respect his choice a hell of a lot more than I respect the boy-king who made him choose.
This is about Obama promising Bibi that if he just goes along, that is just culturally bows along, Obama can deliver a Muslim States agreement absolutely validating Israel´s right to exist. Bibi believes it now. He wears the blue tie when they meet. He bows. Then, having this, Obama will promise to get an enforceable peace treaty between Israel and all the Muslims. Carter tried. Clinton tried. Bush tried. Obama will. Maybe Bibi argees call it Al-Quds for seven years -- the next seven they call it Jerusalem. No big deal if peace comes from it. This will astound the press, the world, even the Pope. Then Obama, who will have the Court and both houses forever, will astonish everyone and break the treaty. Just for the hell of it.
If Obama promised Israel anything he was lying. It would be more in his character to threaten. Either way, he will stab them in the back, but I suspect they know this. They may say one thing in public and hand out honorary baubles, but to believe it would be delusional. I hope they´re not delusional.
Well, since I´ve been addressed...... if Israel has to cater to world opinion from "time to time" then when exactly will the time be right to do what obviously must be done? Sorry, but when I read or hear the phrase "not the hill to die on" I can only think of the milksop Republicans and the illustrative John Boehner. Suggesting that Bibi may have received some compensation from zippy is a cop-out which is meaningless on it´s face. Yes, I am disappointed in Netanyahu; you´ll have to excuse my desire for someone-anyone to have the courage to do what is ultimately necessary to save his/her country, be it Israel or the USA.
I can hardly believe the characterization that Obama could MAKE Israel do anything they hadn´t already planned to do. Bibi is not wishy-washy, nor is the Knesset. They, like us, have most likely been overrun by muzzies in government.
Me thinks #16 has nailed it. But then, God Bless Her, she´s seen this scenario before. ALL LDotters would be best served to heed her advice and predictions of what is to come... she´s been there, done that.
Oh Lord, LZK, I can´t imagine having the strength to go through something like this monstrosity about to befall us once, let alone twice in one lifetime.
God Bless and Keep You Hon! I´m prepping my "bugout" bag and a few other things since I´m living in the bullseye for the time being.
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