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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Guess who's coming to town....

The White House is confirming that President Hussein Obama is going to visit Israel for the first time as President in the spring. Obama is trying to 'jump start' the non-existent 'peace process.'
“The start of the President’s second term and the formation of a new Israeli government offer the opportunity to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel and to discuss the way forward on a broad range of issues of mutual concern,” said White House spokesman Tommy Vietor.
He pointed to Iran and Syria but did not mention the Palestinians.
The trip, however, is widely seen as an effort by Obama to kick-start a moribund peace process between Israelis and Palestinians amidst other roiling regional concerns, such as the Arab Spring and Iran nuclear program.
Vietor said further details about the trip, including the dates, would be released at a later time.
Israeli media reports, however, have identified late March as the expected arrival time. Channel 10 reported that the visit will take place as part of a regional tour also expected to take Obama to Ankara, Riyadh, Cairo and Ramallah.
Well, what a shock. Passover is March 25 - April 1, which means that all those religious Jews who would otherwise come out to demonstrate against Hussein Obama may have better things to do with their time. In fact, it might even be that he'll come the week before when we'll be really busy.

But if he comes during Passover, the traffic will be a nightmare in Jerusalem - worse than usual.
Since Obama will come here, it is less likely that Netanyahu will travel to Washington for the annual AIPAC policy conference in early March, an opportunity Israeli prime minister's usually use to meet with the US president.
That visit, however, was already in doubt because of the possibility that Netanyahu may not have a new government in place by the conference, which begins March 3.
I heard reports on Monday night or Tuesday morning that the Prime Minister would not be going to Washington in March.

By the way, Tzipi Livni is thrilled about this trip.

What could go wrong?

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At 9:54 PM, Blogger Will said...

Something 'unexpected' might happen, i'll believe it when i see it.

My guess time has come to look for those old shoes to 'trow away'?

At 10:32 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Yes, he's never coming to Israel. Everyone knows he's never coming to Israel so the question is why did he announce an imaginary trip everyone knows is imaginary?

Obama's favorite Israeli party, Kadima, barely made 2 seats in the Knesset and that was only because of a rule requiring a default membership. There's no upside for anyone to go and no political leverage Obama can extract by going. No he should stay home or go anywhere else. Go to Gaza, go to Damascus, go to Tehran. Make another stump speech for the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. No one in Israel cares since Obama polls at about 5% favorable in Israel. One thing Israel can do is announce that they're winding down all military cooperation and announce a timeline where all aid from the US ends. Since 75% of it by law has to be spent in the US that's $2.2 billion per year cycled back to the economy. Announce that they're pulling out of the F-35 program and give the US a timeline to remove their ballistic missile radar station from the Negev. Last but not least, offer the US a deal – move the embassy to Jerusalem or it will be downgraded to a trade mission.

This way Obama and his flying monkeys get to blame the Jews like they were going to anyhow. But Israel can proceed with actions based on their announcements. When Obama balks and suddenly decides he can't set foot in Horrible-Jew-tania, Israel should move on winding down aid, exiting the F-35 program, and the other suggestions and forces the issue on the embassy in Jerusalem. Once the US doubles down and refuses and the embassy is reduced to a trade delegation or some similar sub-embassy role then Israel can finally be rid of him. So he stops using the UNSC veto? So what. Demand that the issue of Jewish refugees gets coupled or they simply walk out like the 10 million times the Arabs walked out. The only reason he's doing any of this is for HIS own legacy like every other second term president. Let the Democratic Party Court Jews scream and pout. Let Beinart and Friedman scold. Let Walt and Mearshimer be paranoid. None of it will matter. The same racist morons who say the Jews secretly control the US today will still say it then. It does not matter.


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