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Thursday, May 26, 2011

With 'advisers' like this, is it any wonder?

Ten days ago, I reported that Barack Hussein Obama reads Fareed Zakaria and Tom Friedman, and suggested maybe that's a reason why US policy in the Middle East under Obama is so screwed up.

Here's an example of Zakaria's idiocy from Wednesday's Washington Post.
Or consider this statement from last November: “[T]he United States believes that through good-faith negotiations, the parties can mutually agree on an outcome which ends the conflict and reconciles the Palestinian goal of an independent and viable state, based on the 1967 lines, with agreed swaps, and the Israeli goal of a Jewish state with secure and recognized borders that reflect subsequent developments and meet Israeli security requirements.” That’s not Obama, Bush or Rice, but a statement jointly issued by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Netanyahu on Nov. 11, 2010.

Today, Netanyahu says that any discussion of the 1967 borders is treason and that new borders must reflect “dramatic changes” since then. So in three years, an Israeli prime minister’s position has gone from “minor corrections” to “dramatic changes.” Netanyahu’s quarrel, it appears, is with himself. Yet we are to think it is Obama who has shifted policy?

Why did Netanyahu turn what was at best a minor difference into a major confrontation? Does it help Israel’s security or otherwise strengthen it to stoke tensions with its strongest ally and largest benefactor? Does such behavior further the resolution of Israel’s problems? No, but it helps Netanyahu stir support at home and maintain his fragile coalition. And while Bibi might sound like Churchill, he acts like a local ward boss, far more interested in holding onto his post than using it to secure Israel’s future.

Hey Fareed - don't you see the difference? In November, Clinton said that the 1967 borders with agreed swaps was a 'Palestinian' goal. Now, it's become US policy. Why can't you see the difference?

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At 12:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People waiting for a Livni or Labor or Barak (ha ha) coalition to replace the "fragile" coalition of Bibi have a long wat ahead of them. That support got "stirred" because his coalition ain't fragile and Obama aint' trusted. And for good reason. If anybody has an idea more cuckoo than territorial withdrawals before discussions of Jerusalem or refugees they must already be working for the President.

At 1:47 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Sparky tW Dog - Not to mention all these giveaways before the rockets, school bus blowouts, home invasions, etc. even stop. Every withdrawal will provide a new rocket launchpad. I know the Israeli govt leaders are experts at this stuff, but I never understand how they let their international opposition talk as if today is a brand new day... Step 1 in EVERY plan (Oslo, Quartet...etc.) is for the attacks on Israeli civilians to stop. NEVER happens.

At 2:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Tom Friedman is still on the O-team all the way. Calls for mass Friday Pali marches on Jerusalem to shame Bibi into a two-state solution--because, natch, it is Bibi who is standing in the way of the peaceful recognition of a Jewish state that the Palestinians are just itching to go to work on.

A dhimmi Uncle Hymie for a dhimmi fish wrap:


At 4:31 AM, Blogger sheik yer'mami said...

Fareed Zakaria is the son of an Islamic scholar, just like Obama is, and always was, a Muslim.

That these people push the Islamic agenda should surprise no one.

The question is simply how to expose and remove them, everything else is a waste of time.

At 5:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunlight--Bibi is not going to follow President O's piece-by-piece process advice:


At 8:21 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Yup. A difference Fareed Zakaria can't or won't see.

There is one thing with the US look on a Palestinian goal sympathetically. Its another matter altogether when that goal is declared as US policy.

No wonder Israel objected!

What could go could wrong indeed

At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Fareed Zakaria is the son of an Islamic scholar, just like Obama is, and always was, a Muslim."

Obama is not a Muslim. Every child born to a Muslim is considered a Muslim, however if that child grows up and then chooses another religion he or she are no longer part of the Ummah.

Obama chose to follow Christianity,

Christian beliefs regarding God are incompatible theologically with Islam.

Try sending Obama to Mecca, and let me know if he is allowed in.


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