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Obama's first interview: CNN? Fox? BBC? Nope, Al-Arabiya.
Al Arabiya ^ | 27 January 2009 | Al Arabiya, Dubai

Posted on 01/27/2009 1:37:45 PM PST by I can has Low Taxes?

[b]President's first interview since taking office Obama tells Al Arabiya peace talks should resume[/b]

In his [i]first interview since taking office[/i], President Barack Obama told Arab satellite station Al Arabiya that Americans are not the enemy of the Muslim world and said Israel and the Palestinians should resume peace negotiations.

“My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy,” Obama told Al Arabiya’s Hisham Melhem in an interview broadcast Tuesday morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at alarabiya.net ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Religion; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; arabiya; bho2009; crushislam; islam; obama; theone
First interview. I've got really mixed feelings on this. It's either uber-savvy, or uber-creepy.
1 posted on 01/27/2009 1:37:45 PM PST by I can has Low Taxes?
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To: I can has Low Taxes?

I vote uber-creepy.


2 posted on 01/27/2009 1:40:10 PM PST by brownsfan (We are sooooo screwed.)
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To: I can has Low Taxes?

Please explain how is could possibly be “uber-savvy”.


3 posted on 01/27/2009 1:41:38 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: brownsfan

He is selling us, the infidels, out.


4 posted on 01/27/2009 1:42:42 PM PST by bergmeid (Watchin' Obrother self-destruct)
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To: brownsfan

I think you mean uber alles, don’t you. Has a familiar ring to it....hmmmmmmmm.....


5 posted on 01/27/2009 1:43:45 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: I can has Low Taxes?

Actually, it’s both.

He knows very well what Islam is about (world domination). He’s a muslim though and so to me (and many others) it’s very, very clear where his loyalty lies. And it’s not with us. The 62 million or so idiots who voted for him are useful idiots and will have contributed to our demise which will be forthcoming if we don’t vote his a$$ out first opportunity we get.


6 posted on 01/27/2009 1:45:59 PM PST by bergmeid (Watchin' Obrother self-destruct)
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To: I can has Low Taxes?
My job to the Muslim world

Oh no, he forgot to bring his teleprompter!

7 posted on 01/27/2009 1:48:00 PM PST by TChad
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To: TChad

The Iranian ship boarded by a US Navy Coast Guard team on the Red Sea last week before it could smuggle arms to Hamas is now disclosed to have tried to trick the search team by enclosing its rocket cargo in secret compartments behind layers of steel. Furthermore, our sources reveal, the US has not yet found a harbor in the region for carrying out a thorough search.

The Cypriot-flagged Iranian freighter Nochegorsk was intercepted last week by the new US Combined Task Force 151 in the Bab al-Mandeb Straits. Its presence in the Red Sea was first revealed by DEBKAfile on Jan. 20. For this article click HERE.

The Americans decided not to give the Israeli Navy a chance to seize the vessel and tow it to Eilat for fear of a Tehran ultimatum to Jerusalem, followed by Iranian attacks on Israeli naval craft patrolling the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.

Iran maintains two warships in those waters to guard its shipping against Somali pirates as well as a military presence in the Eritrean port of Assab. The arms smuggling ship was first reported escorted out of the Suez Canal Saturday night, Jan. 23, after which Washington imposed a blackout on the incident. It is now moored at an Egyptian Red Sea port at the entrance to the Gulf of Suez.

But the US and Egyptian governments are in a fix. To break the Iranian ship’s holds open and expose the rockets destined for Hamas, the facilities of a sizeable port are needed. It would have to be Egyptian because the other coastal nations - Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia - are hostile or controlled by pirates. Both the US and Egypt are hesitant about precipitating a full-blown armed confrontation with Iran.

****The timing is wrong for the new Barack Obama administration, which is set on smoothing relations with Tehran through diplomatic engagement***


8 posted on 01/27/2009 1:50:17 PM PST by cowdog77 ("Here on earth all nations hate each other, and every one of them hates the Jew.")
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To: TChad

I think this is colossal. Ive spoken with several people that voted for this douchbag and they cant believe it. How long before the rest of the country realizes they got duped?


9 posted on 01/27/2009 1:51:07 PM PST by Edizzl79 (you want my guns..come and get em...I dare ya....)
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To: I can has Low Taxes?

“My job to the muslim world”?.......

...he works for the muslim world?

..I thought he worked for the U.S. taxpayer.....

RLTW


10 posted on 01/27/2009 1:52:00 PM PST by military cop (military cop)
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To: I can has Low Taxes?

Obama loves the smell of capitulation in the morning!


11 posted on 01/27/2009 1:53:26 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: I can has Low Taxes?

Is anyone really surprised? We know he’s a Muslim Marxist. Why shouldn’t his first interview be with an Arab propaganda organ? This idiot has only been in office for a week! But the left wing MSM will continue to cover up for him no matter what he does. Must protect the Leader at all costs!


12 posted on 01/27/2009 1:53:58 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: I can has Low Taxes?

I vote uber creepy on this one. However, I don’t think it was anything other than completely contrived by the Anointed One’s handlers, his puppetmasters.
There is more that we do not know about this guy than we might wish to believe, IMO.


13 posted on 01/27/2009 1:56:23 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Astronaut
Is anyone really surprised? We know he’s a Muslim Marxist.

We knew it all along.

I wonder how many media-hypnotized morons who voted for him are just now beginning to discover that?

14 posted on 01/27/2009 2:01:39 PM PST by Allegra
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To: I can has Low Taxes?
Q: Will the United States ever live with a nuclear Iran? And if not, how far are you going in the direction of preventing it?

THE PRESIDENT: You know, I said during the campaign that it is very important for us to make sure that we are using all the tools of U.S. power, including diplomacy, in our relationship with Iran.

Now, the Iranian people are a great people, and Persian civilization is a great civilization. Iran has acted in ways that's not conducive to peace and prosperity in the region: their threats against Israel; their pursuit of a nuclear weapon which could potentially set off an arms race in the region that would make everybody less safe; their support of terrorist organizations in the past -- none of these things have been helpful.

But I do think that it is important for us to be willing to talk to Iran, to express very clearly where our differences are, but where there are potential avenues for progress. And we will over the next several months be laying out our general framework and approach. And as I said during my inauguration speech, if countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us.

Q: So, Mr. President, we can assume that your answer is yes, you are willing to live with a nuclear Iran?

15 posted on 01/27/2009 2:03:20 PM PST by newheart (Obama. We kind of underestimated the creepiness.)
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To: I can has Low Taxes?
Full transcript discussed here:

Transcript of B. Hussein Obama Interview with Al Arabiya (Al Arabiya | Monday, January 26, 2009 | Hisham Melhem)

16 posted on 01/27/2009 2:05:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: I can has Low Taxes?

Noticed he played the muslim card? “muslim relatives, muslim ancestors”?

No wonder Qaddaffi has said Obama is a muslim.


17 posted on 01/27/2009 2:05:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: bergmeid

Al-Arabiya contributed to Oslama’s campaign, so in essence, they paid to play. oslama is paying them back now.


18 posted on 01/27/2009 2:05:48 PM PST by TREGEN
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To: TREGEN
Al-Arabiya contributed to Oslama’s campaign, so in essence, they paid to play. oslama is paying them back now.

Bingo. Follow the money trail on this one. Obama has sold the American people and this country out and we are going to pay a big price a lot quicker than I ever thought.

19 posted on 01/27/2009 2:09:40 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: bergmeid
Notice how he speaks out against American "imperialism" but does not take on the concept of Islamic imperialism and theocratic rule.

Indonesia may be the largest Islamic nation but it is not in the Middle East. So much for the myth of "staying out of muslim lands" as a way of appeasing them.

One of the Four Freedoms promoted during WWII by Norman Rockwell, and other artists, for the US war effort is Freedom of Worship.

The Islamists don't see the world that way.

If there is to be mutual respect among nations, they must not throw a hissy fit when our citizens engage in free speech or seek to promote the expansion of non-muslim faiths in nations led by muslim politicians.

20 posted on 01/27/2009 2:10:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: TChad

“My job to the Muslim world”

and

“My muslim faith”


21 posted on 01/27/2009 2:52:27 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Noticed he played the muslim card? “muslim relatives, muslim ancestors”?

And nary a word about “muslim ancestors” said or acknowledged during the campaign.


22 posted on 01/27/2009 2:54:20 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: Edizzl79

“How long before the rest of the country realizes they got duped?”

Probably never happen. I don’t think there’s enough intellectual capacity or focus among the electorate.


23 posted on 01/27/2009 2:56:25 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: ScottinVA
It is one thing to be an infidel. It is quite another to be a traitor to the cause. Most of the Islamic world views Obie as a Muslim. He knows this and is just trying to keep a price off his head.
24 posted on 01/27/2009 2:58:11 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Barak Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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