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Carol
03-25-2010, 07:37 PM
link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=124x307323)

This makes me sick. Obama is nothing but a jerk and a thug. So this is what he thinks diplomacy is to be about. He'll talk to Iran with no conditions and praise them, but he does this to the Israelis.

shaayecanaan (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Thu Mar-25-10 06:57 PM
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Obama 'humiliated' Netanyahu at meeting


According to leaked accounts reported in the Israeli media, Mr Obama humiliated Mr Netanyahu by leaving the meeting early.

''I'm going to the residential wing to have dinner with Michelle and the girls,'' Mr Obama reportedly said, adding that Mr Netanyahu should consult his aides about goodwill gestures Israel was prepared to make towards the Palestinians before renewed peace talks. '''I'm still around,'' he said. ''Let me know if there is anything new.''


Sort of like James Baker's remark: "When you're interested in peace, call us."


One congressman who met Mr Netanyahu after his White House meeting said: ''It was awful. Netanyahu looked excessively concerned and upset. He waved around those pages, eager to persuade us that because of the complicated approval process for issuing construction permits in Jerusalem, one could never know in advance when a decision would be published on the issue.''


And these last bits are the best...


Writing in the Israeli Maariv, columnist Ben Caspit said there was no humiliation exercise the Americans did not try on Mr Netanyahu. ''Bibi received in the White House the treatment reserved for the president of Equatorial Guinea,'' Caspit wrote.

Yedioth Ahronoth said the White House ambushed Mr Netanyahu. ''Everything was scrupulously planned, most likely, and the Israeli Premier, perhaps the most sought-after personage in the Oval Office in the past two decades, was received like the last of the wazirs from Lower Senegal.''

The consensus among Israeli commentators is that the US will continue to exert more pressure on Israel to move swiftly towards the creation of a Palestinian state.

''The US is abandoning us and effectively turning into Europe,'' Caspit wrote. ''From now on, we are completely alone. The entire world, from one end to another, talks about a Palestinian state inside territory similar to 1967.''


http://www.smh.com.au/world/obama-humiliated-netanyahu-...

Of course this faction of DU think this is wonderful and that Obama is finally getting it right after President Bush's foreign policy.

Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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1. Belligerent Likud being belligerent Likud

Fuck Likud

ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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2. not enough. not nearly enough. Updated at 6:15 PM

Time to cut funding, and to stop all deliveries of mines and cluster bombs to them.

MindandSoul Donating Member (518 posts)
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4. Well, I'm glad Israel is no longer the driver. . .time to remind them

that they would have been gone long ago without our support. . .and that if they want that support to continue, they should consider being civil not only to the U.S. administration, but also to their closest neighbors!The Israelis are certainly more civil to the Palestinians that the Palestinians, or any other Muslim group is, to the Israelis.

This is nothing but antisemitism.

shaayecanaan (1000+ posts)
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13. A common delusion amongst Israelis...

is to conflate the amount of attention that Israel receives (large) with the amount of power and influence that it has (small). Remarks in the above article such as the Israeli prime minister being "the most sought-after personage in the White House during the last two decades" (scoff) are manifestations of this.

Or, for example, when Israelis propose that they should abandon their alliance with the United States and align themselves with China or Russia instead. The fact that neither China nor Russia have the slightest interest in such an alliance seems not to perturb them.

mwrguy (68 posts)
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9. Get used to it.

The neocons aren't in charge anymore.Sometimes I think liberals and the Democrat Party are so perverse that their entire foreign policy consists of-How did the Bush administration treat x county, and x countries leaders and then they do the opposite.

ralph wiggum
03-25-2010, 07:45 PM
Glad to see the DUmp is back to their Jew-hating roots. :rolleyes:

Big Guy
03-25-2010, 07:47 PM
Glad to see the DUmp is back to their Jew-hating roots. :rolleyes:

Aren't they the one who preach "TOLERANCE"?

Dan D. Doty
03-25-2010, 08:21 PM
This will only encourage attacks on Isreal.

The dark storm is here; heavy weather ahead.

NJCardFan
03-25-2010, 10:06 PM
As liberals are, they're on the wrong side of justice.

zBoots
03-25-2010, 10:53 PM
I cannot be shocked by Obama any more. Whether its degrading old ladies or degrading heads of states of our allies while taking a knee and blowing our enemies, or his socialist takeover...

I now have obamaimmunity.

marv
03-25-2010, 11:02 PM
Like a little kid who'll "hold his breath 'til he dies", you can't do or hide everything forever.

hussein's anti-semitism will out!

djones520
03-25-2010, 11:43 PM
This almost has me wondering if Clinton assigned a total idiot to be Obama's foreign policy advisor or something to make him look like a total tool.

SarasotaRepub
03-26-2010, 08:51 AM
This almost has me wondering if Clinton assigned a total idiot to be Obama's foreign policy advisor or something to make him look like a total tool.

I'd say an excellent chance...;):D

noonwitch
03-26-2010, 09:40 AM
Who really thinks Bibi felt humiliated? I don't. He's tougher than that.

This is an example of people looking for an issue. I read a lot of complaints from the columnist and aides, but no comment from the PM himself.

SaintLouieWoman
03-26-2010, 10:51 AM
I'm wondering how this will play out with the Jewish people in the US. I'll never understand many voted for and supported Obama.

hoplophobe
03-26-2010, 10:54 AM
mwrguy (68 posts)
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9. Get used to it.

The neocons aren't in charge anymore.
Newspeak for Jooooooos

NJCardFan
03-26-2010, 10:56 AM
I'm wondering how this will play out with the Jewish people in the US. I'll never understand many voted for and supported Obama.
Because like a majority of blacks, Jews fall under this category:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blog4f5a0cb8f1a292e6920a210541cfc609.jpg

hoplophobe
03-26-2010, 11:03 AM
I'm wondering how this will play out with the Jewish people in the US. I'll never understand many voted for and supported Obama.
He was the democrat. Nothing more complicated than that.

FlaGator
03-26-2010, 11:04 AM
It may turn out that the libs will discover just how much lib candidates depended on the contributions of the Jews.

Elspeth
03-26-2010, 09:20 PM
So Equatorial Guinea and wazirs from Senegal get bad treatment? From Obama?

Sonnabend
03-27-2010, 07:56 AM
This is an example of people looking for an issue. I read a lot of complaints from the columnist and aides, but no comment from the PM himself.This is another example of that clueless, brainless, uselessly narcissistic jerk insulting yet ANOTHER US ally. This fuckwit has embarrassed himself worldwide, and has done the US a tremendous amount of harm.

Be gauranteed that when elections are held overseasds, Obummer is going to find that he wont be welcome, and his "diplomats" will be frozen out.

One Aussie soldier who returned from the 'stan commented to me bitterly that at least Pres. Bush believed in his men and supported them...believe me when i tell you that the military of more than one nation have little time for this snivelling coward.

The insults Obama has done to the US military will be remembered for a long, long time.

Sonnabend
03-27-2010, 07:58 AM
So Equatorial Guinea and wazirs from Senegal get bad treatment? From Obama?

Of course not, he'd be bowing and scraping to them, apologising for 'US imperialism" anmd offering to "compensate them" for imagined slights.

Eagle
03-27-2010, 03:28 PM
Would you expect anything else from a muslim?