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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

America's you-know-what's found... in Israel

On Monday morning Israel time, I blogged a Mark Steyn piece whose real title (which I changed) was the one in the picture above (credit for the photoshop goes to Twitchy). I am pleased to tell you that America's... ahem... you-know-what's... have been found... in Israel.
Israel denied a request by Moscow to let a Russian missile boat anchor at Haifa a month ago, making the decision against the backdrop of the crisis in Ukraine, said a senior official in Jerusalem involved in the matter.
Israeli officials were worried that allowing a Russian naval vessel to visit Haifa would worsen tensions with the United States. There were also concerns about possible espionage.
The request was handled by the national security adviser, Yossi Cohen. He asked for the opinion of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, the Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet security service, but not the Foreign Ministry. All opinions were negative and the request was denied.
The official said Israel strives to maintain neutrality in the big powers’ confrontation over Ukraine; pictures of a Russian warship at Israel’s main naval base would convey that Israel was siding with Moscow.
Okay, so the motivation wasn't so pure - they didn't want to increase tensions with the US.... But the botoom line is that Israel stood down Russia. When was the last time did Obama ever do that?

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