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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Obama's end game: IDF to do Obama's and Abu Mazen's dirty work

This very brief, unsourced piece in Hebrew perhaps explains everything that's going on. It explains why Hillary Clinton is suddenly here. It explains why Israel is sitting at the edge of Gaza without going in. It explains why there have been less bombing missions today (Wednesday) than any other day.

The piece claims that President Obama has agreed in principle for the IDF to conquer Gaza and throw Hamas out. (Link in Hebrew only).

But... and it's a huge but. He wants Gaza turned over to 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen  and, so that this can be portrayed as Abu Mazen 'saving' the 'Palestinians' and to strengthen Abu Mazen's position, he wants Israel to immediately declare a 'Palestinian state' in wide swaths of Judea and Samaria, which would of course also be turned over to Abu Mazen.

As a bonus (not mentioned in the article), Abu Mazen would presumably then drop his appeal to the United Nations.

The Israeli government is said to be furious because if Israel does not agree, Obama will not back a ground operation, effectively a veto. 

Although this has no sourcing, it makes too much sense. It explains why the Israeli government has not agreed to it. We're being asked to choose our poison.

What could go wrong?


A cease fire was declared an hour ago. Prime Minister Netanyahu apparently decided he would rather let Hamas live to fight another day than give Fatah all of Gaza and most of Judea and Samaria for their 'state.' Probably the right move under the circumstances.

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At 8:15 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Israel was forced to save Hamas because turning over Gaza to Abu Bluff would mean political suicide for the Israeli government.

No one in Israel really expects Hamas to observe this ceasefire and Bibi's pusillanimity and cowardice will probably cost him the election in 2013.

Which also makes Obama very happy and he presumably will get a more compliant Israeli government in office. What could go wrong indeed

At 8:17 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Carl.

This might be exactly 'the price' to pay.
What will he ask for 'dealing' with Iran?

Their soul?

At 10:18 PM, Blogger Lydia McGrew said...

If someone could please enlighten me: Why can't Bibi tell our American government to go to hell? What _precisely_ is our hold over the Israelis? What is Obama threatening to do if Bibi doesn't let Obama control Israel's defense of its own citizens and borders?


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