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txradioguy
11-08-2011, 05:44 AM
French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told US President Barack Obama that he could not "stand" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he thinks the Israeli premier "is a liar."

According to a Monday report in the French website "Arret sur Images," after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on Thursday, the two presidents retired to a private room, to further discuss the matters of the day.

The conversation apparently began with President Obama criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership bid in UNESCO despite Washington's strong objection to the move.

The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: "I cannot stand him. He is a liar." According to the report, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!"

The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders' microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.


The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press, who were still in possession of headsets provided by the Elysée for the sake of simultaneous translation during the G20 press conference.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4145266,00.html

Hansel
11-08-2011, 09:20 AM
French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told US President Barack Obama that he could not "stand" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he thinks the Israeli premier "is a liar."

According to a Monday report in the French website "Arret sur Images," after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on Thursday, the two presidents retired to a private room, to further discuss the matters of the day.

The conversation apparently began with President Obama criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership bid in UNESCO despite Washington's strong objection to the move.

The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: "I cannot stand him. He is a liar." According to the report, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!"

The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders' microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.


The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press, who were still in possession of headsets provided by the Elysée for the sake of simultaneous translation during the G20 press conference.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4145266,00.html

Obama has to deal with him everyday? Is that where he gets his marching orders?

Odysseus
11-08-2011, 09:22 AM
The conversation apparently began with President Obama criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership bid in UNESCO despite Washington's strong objection to the move.

The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: "I cannot stand him. He is a liar." According to the report, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!"

So, France screwed the US and Israel with their UNESCO vote, but at least Obama and Sarkozy can agree that they hate the Jew. How's that for diplomacy? :rolleyes::mad:

Hansel
11-08-2011, 09:28 AM
The conversation apparently began with President Obama criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership bid in UNESCO despite Washington's strong objection to the move.

The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: "I cannot stand him. He is a liar." According to the report, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!"

So, France screwed the US and Israel with their UNESCO vote, but at least Obama and Sarkozy can agree that they hate the Jew. How's that for diplomacy? :rolleyes::mad:
Naughty boys. They aren't supposed to hate sacred cows.

Arroyo_Doble
11-08-2011, 09:28 AM
I wonder what side people will take in this argument; the United States and a NATO ally, or Israel?

Bailey
11-08-2011, 09:47 AM
I wonder what side people will take in this argument; the United States and a NATO ally, or Israel?

LOL France is an "ally" lol thanks for making me laugh. I needed a good laugh.

AmPat
11-08-2011, 09:52 AM
I wonder what side people will take in this argument; the United States and a NATO ally, or Israel?

Seems as though the only time you open your mouth is to switch feet.:rolleyes:
We should be on the side of Israel. What message do we send when we fail to support an ally?

AmPat
11-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Naughty boys. They aren't supposed to hate sacred cows.

The Israelis are not "sacred cows, they are an ally in a region where we don't have ANY friends.

Arroyo_Doble
11-08-2011, 09:58 AM
LOL France is an "ally" lol thanks for making me laugh. I needed a good laugh.


Seems as though the only time you open your mouth is to switch feet.:rolleyes:
We should be on the side of Israel. What message do we send when we fail to support an ally?


NATO Charter. (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/official_texts_17120.htm)

NATO member nations. (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-A1C91A9C-B4D61415/natolive/nato_countries.htm)

Bailey
11-08-2011, 10:07 AM
NATO Charter. (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/official_texts_17120.htm)

NATO member nations. (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-A1C91A9C-B4D61415/natolive/nato_countries.htm)

NO SHIT but for an "ally" they've screwed us over so many times it isnt even funny. A piece of paper doesnt make a country your friend. When we bombed Libya in the 80's they wouldnt let us fly over their country (some ally) God knows how much equipment they've sold to Iran over the last 20 years or so. Ya some friend.

Bailey
11-08-2011, 10:09 AM
Why am I not shocked that AD thinks France is a better friend then Israel.

Arroyo_Doble
11-08-2011, 10:19 AM
NO SHIT but for an "ally" they've screwed us over so many times it isnt even funny. A piece of paper doesnt make a country your friend. When we bombed Libya in the 80's they wouldnt let us fly over their country (some ally) God knows how much equipment they've sold to Iran over the last 20 years or so. Ya some friend.



Invocation of Article 5 Confirmed. (http://www.nato.int/docu/update/2001/1001/e1002a.htm)


Article 5 of the NATO Charter. (http://www.nato.int/terrorism/five.htm)



Over 4,000 personnel including the Marine Nationale (one CVBG, comprising the Charles de Gaulle, frigates La Motte-Picquet, Jean de Vienne and Jean Bart, the nuclear attack submarine Rubis, the tanker Meuse and the aviso Commandant Ducuing) 3,200 ground troops and 350 from the Armée de l'Air (12 Mirage 2000, Mirage F1 and Mirage IV ground-attack and reconnaissance aircraft). The first deployed French force was composed of soldiers from the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment deployed on 17 November 2001, to Mazar-e Sharif. As of 17 September 2011, 75 French soldiers have died.[7]


Participants in Operation Enduring Freedom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participants_in_Operation_Enduring_Freedom#.C2.A0F rance)

Odysseus
11-08-2011, 10:28 AM
I wonder what side people will take in this argument; the United States and a NATO ally, or Israel?

The NATO ally stabbed us in the back by not warning about the UNESCO vote. The United States President, rather than take that ally to task, ended up joining him in bashing another ally, one that actually does vote with us at the UN. But, to answer your question, I take the side of the United States, and I recognize our interests and allies. Our president, not so much.

DumbAss Tanker
11-08-2011, 01:00 PM
I wonder what side people will take in this argument; the United States and a NATO ally, or Israel?

Details, details. I'm just enjoying the furrball.

:popcorn: