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Sarah Palin: Barack Obama’s Disregard for Ally’s Security Begs Clarity
Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Monday May 23, 2011 | Sarah Palin

Posted on 05/23/2011 2:53:14 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

As I noted on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show this weekend, I reject President Obama’s idea that Israel must cede back its territories to the 1967 line.  Will we now be in the habit of telling our allies what their borders should be? Should Prime Minister Netanyahu suggest we return to our 1845 borders before the annexation of the southwest of the United States during the Mexican-American War? Should we give back parts of Texas, New Mexico, and California?

But the problem is even deeper. In both his State Department speech and his speech yesterday at AIPAC, President Obama made some seemingly specific comments about the Palestinian state that he wants to see created.  He either misspoke or he has even more dangerous plans for our friends in Israel than he is publicly admitting.  

In the State Department speech, President Obama said that he wants the borders of Palestine and Israel to “be based on the 1967 lines” (in other words, with both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as part of the new Palestinian state) and that he wants a Palestine that is a “sovereign and contiguous state” (emphasis added). The Merriam–Webster dictionary defines “contiguous” as “being in actual contact: touching along a boundary or at a point; of angles, adjacent; next or near in time or sequence; touching or connected throughout in an unbroken sequence,” like the “contiguous United States” which obviously excludes Alaska and Hawaii.  

But the 1967 lines do not include a “contiguous” Palestine. (See the map here.) So what does he mean? The President proposes “mutually agreed [land] swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.” Is linking Gaza and the West Bank with a road the “secured border” he has in mind? Or is he suggesting something more? Is it not possible he’s suggesting that the only way you can create a “contiguous” Palestinian state with “secured” borders is by carving Israel in half? Clarification on this point is of paramount importance, Mr. President.  

In fact, that leads me to another even bigger geographic problem with the President’s remarks. As the British newspaper The Independent points out, there is further confusion because President Obama said, “The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine.” As The Independent asks: “How does that square with the pre-1967 borders? Was the President implying that the new improved Israel will border neither Jordan nor Egypt, as it does now? Would Palestine’s contiguous territory come at the expense of Israel’s? Would Israel get the Gaza Strip and the Mediterranean and Palestine get the Negev and a Red Sea port?”  

Is that what you have in mind, Mr. President? Do you not want an Israeli border with Egypt? You need to clarify what you mean.  Diplomacy requires precision and you are causing enormous anxiety for some and making commitments to others that you might not be able to keep.  

It has long been the dream of radicals like Noam Chomsky to create a “contiguous Palestine.” True, President George W. Bush spoke ambiguously of a “contiguous” Palestinian state, but he never defined it geographically with borders the way President Obama has, and he had the security of our ally Israel in mind more than our current President.

President Obama has in essence boxed Israel in without regard for the facts on the ground and without appreciating the fact that Israel looks across the negotiating table and sees the terrorist organization Hamas in alliance with Fatah. Israel has demonstrated in the past that it is willing to negotiate fairly with a genuine partner in peace. Just look at the treaty it maintains to this day with Egypt. All of this should have been considered and the President’s words should have been carefully measured so as to help and not hinder the peace process. Unfortunately, his words have caused confusion and distressed our ally. 

Sarah Palin


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: islam; israel; judeophobia; kenyanbornmuzzie; obama; palestinians; palin; sarahpalin; snub
Excellent
1 posted on 05/23/2011 2:53:23 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: onyx

(((((Ping))))


2 posted on 05/23/2011 2:55:00 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I think we should move our borders back to before August 18, 1959, when Hawaii was admitted to the Union.


3 posted on 05/23/2011 3:04:30 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Yet, on the Howie Carr radio program, they belittle her as a lightweight. Who else is calling him out? {crickets}


4 posted on 05/23/2011 3:06:13 PM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: Gator113

How about pre-1492 borders? Nothing less will satisfy the Left.

And for Israel. Nothing less than pre-2500BC borders will work, too.


5 posted on 05/23/2011 3:07:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Bigtigermike

There is only Sarah


6 posted on 05/23/2011 3:07:58 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: Bigtigermike
The reaction to zero's remarks to Netanyahu accomplished exactly what Øbama wanted. He admitted it. The following is from the text of his speech at AIPAC"

"I know that stating these principles -- on the issues of territory and security -- generated some controversy over the past few days. (Laughter.) I wasn’t surprised."

7 posted on 05/23/2011 3:12:42 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah sounds a whole lot smarter than Tina Fey . . . and a whole lot smarter than the Sarah who was ambushed by interviewers two years ago. The press may learn to regret coming down on her in such a sleazy and underhanded manner (a confrontational interview can be done fairly, but hers were not). Besides destroying their remaining shreds of credibility, they created a much more capable and articulate conservative leader than Alaska had before the nomination. Sarah is my top candidate, and if it comes down to a RINO or a write in, I’m writing her name in instead of Mitt’s.


8 posted on 05/23/2011 3:15:16 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Bigtigermike; Al B.; Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; RedMDer; trisham; Lakeshark; ...
GAME ON!


Sarah Palin's Ping List!


9 posted on 05/23/2011 3:15:54 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike

If Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt each kicked in some territory, then they could create a contiguous Palestine “bordering Jordan and Egypt” an Israel “bordering Palestine”. As a bonus, we could leave our ally in peace. In the spirit of “painful sacrifices for the sake of peace”, why not?


10 posted on 05/23/2011 3:24:31 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Bigtigermike
A cogent analysis and criticism of Obama's statement on Israel and the proposed borders for a Palestinian state. Sarah Palin is so far from the cartoon character the left and their media water-carriers have tried to portray that it is almost pathetic. In 1980, the left demonized presidential candidate Ronald Reagan as 'senile', 'dangerous' and, in essence, a loon. Reagan soon demonstrated he was none of that. Sarah Palin isn't Reagan and this isn't 1980 but there are parallels. As Mark Twin wrote: “History doesn't repeat itself - at best it sometimes rhymes”.
11 posted on 05/23/2011 3:24:34 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Bigtigermike

Excellent, Sarah!


12 posted on 05/23/2011 3:26:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Scott
Indeed, they have set perception and expectations so low, that if Palin enters the race and, during a debate stands upright and speaks coherently without drooling on herself she will have won the debate as far as improving perception alone.
13 posted on 05/23/2011 3:27:06 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: All

14 posted on 05/23/2011 3:28:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Bigtigermike
THANK YOU VERY MUCH BigTigerMike!

Here's her PREFECT© column with links activated.

As I noted on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show this weekend, I reject President Obama’s idea that Israel must cede back its territories to the 1967 line.  Will we now be in the habit of telling our allies what their borders should be? Should Prime Minister Netanyahu suggest we return to our 1845 borders before the annexation of the southwest of the United States during the Mexican-American War? Should we give back parts of Texas, New Mexico, and California?

But the problem is even deeper. In both his State Department speech and his speech yesterday at AIPAC, President Obama made some seemingly specific comments about the Palestinian state that he wants to see created.  He either misspoke or he has even more dangerous plans for our friends in Israel than he is publicly admitting.

In the State Department speech, President Obama said that he wants the borders of Palestine and Israel to “be based on the 1967 lines” (in other words, with both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as part of the new Palestinian state) and that he wants a Palestine that is a “sovereign and contiguous state” (emphasis added). The Merriam–Webster dictionary defines “contiguous” as “being in actual contact: touching along a boundary or at a point; of angles, adjacent; next or near in time or sequence; touching or connected throughout in an unbroken sequence,” like the “contiguous United States” which obviously excludes Alaska and Hawaii.

But the 1967 lines do not include a “contiguous” Palestine. (See the map here.) So what does he mean? The President proposes “mutually agreed [land] swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.” Is linking Gaza and the West Bank with a road the “secured border” he has in mind? Or is he suggesting something more? Is it not possible he’s suggesting that the only way you can create a “contiguous” Palestinian state with “secured” borders is by carving Israel in half? Clarification on this point is of paramount importance, Mr. President.

In fact, that leads me to another even bigger geographic problem with the President’s remarks. As the British newspaper The Independent points out, there is further confusion because President Obama said, “The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine.” As The Independent asks: “How does that square with the pre-1967 borders? Was the President implying that the new improved Israel will border neither Jordan nor Egypt, as it does now? Would Palestine’s contiguous territory come at the expense of Israel’s? Would Israel get the Gaza Strip and the Mediterranean and Palestine get the Negev and a Red Sea port?”

Is that what you have in mind, Mr. President? Do you not want an Israeli border with Egypt? You need to clarify what you mean.  Diplomacy requires precision and you are causing enormous anxiety for some and making commitments to others that you might not be able to keep.

It has long been the dream of radicals like Noam Chomsky to create a “contiguous Palestine.” True, President George W. Bush spoke ambiguously of a “contiguous” Palestinian state, but he never defined it geographically with borders the way President Obama has, and he had the security of our ally Israel in mind more than our current President. President Obama has in essence boxed Israel in without regard for the facts on the ground and without appreciating the fact that Israel looks across the negotiating table and sees the terrorist organization Hamas in alliance with Fatah. Israel has demonstrated in the past that it is willing to negotiate fairly with a genuine partner in peace. Just look at the treaty it maintains to this day with Egypt. All of this should have been considered and the President’s words should have been carefully measured so as to help and not hinder the peace process. Unfortunately, his words have caused confusion and distressed our ally.

- Sarah Palin


15 posted on 05/23/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike





16 posted on 05/23/2011 3:34:27 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: pingman

Howie Carr is a self-serving RomneyBOT who
sold the backstabber Scott Brown on an unsuspecting
audience ... that then dropped him and his station forever.


17 posted on 05/23/2011 3:35:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Gator113

That`s the best ZINGER I have heard in a very long time! Good on you :) If only eh... LOL


18 posted on 05/23/2011 3:37:11 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD, SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT)
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To: Bigtigermike

Excellent... AMEN


19 posted on 05/23/2011 3:39:51 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD, SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT)
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To: onyx

Sarah Is Steadfast!


20 posted on 05/23/2011 3:43:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Diogenesis

Excellent!


21 posted on 05/23/2011 3:44:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: pingman

Who is Howie Carr?


22 posted on 05/23/2011 3:47:13 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Diogenesis

I love that photo showing Netanyahu looking away from the petulent child in disgust.


23 posted on 05/23/2011 3:50:43 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Gator113
Once again, Governor Sarah Palin asks the tough questions that the Propaganda Media will not ask. She is a great leader.
TWB
24 posted on 05/23/2011 3:54:50 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Jobs, Peace, Food, Security .... Down with Obama(Peacefully))
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To: trisham
B T T T ! ! !
RUN, SARAH, RUN!


25 posted on 05/23/2011 4:09:00 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Diogenesis
PREFECT©

26 posted on 05/23/2011 4:11:36 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

"I would think we all tear up during the national anthem at the beginning of a baseball game, don't we?"
~Sarah Palin~

27 posted on 05/23/2011 4:14:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

She hits it out of the park again. Go Sarah!


28 posted on 05/23/2011 4:17:33 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Bigtigermike

I said what Sarah said *last week*.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2722730/posts?page=439#439


29 posted on 05/23/2011 4:19:31 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: MeganC

Many people say that she possibly lurks FR.....there once was a FReeper who made a joke about Obama on here and about two days later Sarah used the joke in a speech and we all were wondering at that time whether or not she was on FR...she admitted that she does visit Conservatives4Palin and other conservative sites


30 posted on 05/23/2011 4:31:38 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: onyx; Bigtigermike; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP

For Obama the "wearin' o' the green" isn't Irish--it's Hamas (just sayin')

31 posted on 05/23/2011 7:39:49 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Diogenesis
You had a format error


32 posted on 05/23/2011 8:47:04 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: pingman

Saw Howie on the O’Bloviator’s show tonight. He was lauding Mittens to no end, so no surprise he would denigrate Mitt’s biggest threat.


33 posted on 05/23/2011 9:33:50 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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