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For Israel, Chance to Strike Before an Ally Departs (Israel recognizes Obama as the liar he is)
ny times ^ | 1/4/2008 | SCOTT SHANE

Posted on 01/04/2009 7:58:30 PM PST by tobyhill

For nine days, as European and United Nations officials have called urgently for a cease-fire in Gaza, the Bush administration has squarely blamed the rocket attacks of the Palestinian militant group Hamas for Israel’s assault, maintaining to the end its eight-year record of stalwart support for Israel.

Mr. Bush, in his weekly radio address on Saturday, said the United States did not want a “one-way cease-fire” that allowed Hamas to keep up its rocket fire, and Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday echoed the point, declaring that only a “sustainable, durable” peace would be acceptable.

Many Middle East experts say Israel timed its move against Hamas, which began with airstrikes on Dec. 27, 24 days before Mr. Bush leaves office, with the expectation of such backing in Washington. Israeli officials could not be certain that President-elect Barack Obama,

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; ceasefire; gaza; hamas; islam; jihad; middleeast; obama; obamaspals

1 posted on 01/04/2009 7:58:30 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

“Barack Obama wins 77 percent of Jewish vote”

I hope the 77% is happy with how quiet he is on this...


2 posted on 01/04/2009 8:03:52 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo
53% of all Americans have been suckered but it's 100% of all Americans that will suffer.
3 posted on 01/04/2009 8:06:34 PM PST by tobyhill (No Honeymoon For Obama.)
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To: icwhatudo
Obama is a practiced liar. I am SO GLAD Israel recognized this fact, if what the article speculates is true.

The photographs of Obama reaching DC today turned my stomach.

He is an escape artist, a photo op lover, a person who like billy klnton will lead via popularity polls and a person who CARES MORE ABOUT WHAT OTHER NATIONS THINK OF US THAN ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING SHOULD IT BE UNPOPULAR WITH OTHER NATIONS.

This narcissist who appears to be strong and fit certainly comes off as a whimp to anyone who takes a second look.

4 posted on 01/04/2009 8:12:47 PM PST by Republic
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To: tobyhill

The fact that Reid and Durbin are publicly supporting Israel in this matter suggests that O does too.


5 posted on 01/04/2009 8:14:18 PM PST by squidly
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To: tobyhill

The bottom line is Bush has NOT been saying what he is saying now for the last 8 years.

Why not?


6 posted on 01/04/2009 8:20:09 PM PST by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascists inside and outside our borders, now ACT LIKE IT!)
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To: tobyhill
It is PRESIDENT BUSH to you, dumbass Shane!
7 posted on 01/04/2009 8:23:33 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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The bottom line is Bush has NOT been saying what he is saying now for the last 8 years. Why not?

Because it's "Legacy Time"! Bush has not been all bad, but he's hardly been anything like the conservative we hoped for way back when.

Jeb can just forget about his father's idea for a run. "Read My Lips" and "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system" have me disgusted with the Bushes. Two strikes and you're out.

8 posted on 01/04/2009 8:29:48 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: Republic

Narcissist indeed, but strong and fit? Only if you love chicken legs and manboobs.

See if you can find all the common features between Obama and a narcissist in the following article.........

http://www.globalpolitician.com/25109-barack-obama-elections


9 posted on 01/04/2009 8:30:07 PM PST by dianed
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To: tobyhill
Israel recognizes Obama as the liar he is)

If that is the case then why did Israelis contact relatives in the States and urge them to vote for obama?

10 posted on 01/04/2009 8:37:26 PM PST by sport
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To: Republic

Add on...one thing narcissists do is “ Ignore whatever conflicts with his fantasy world.”

Obama must have one hell of a fantasy world.


11 posted on 01/04/2009 8:40:05 PM PST by dianed
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To: dianed
He defines the term. It is creepy, truly creepy. I cannot even glance at this strange human without sensing his immense love of self.

He is going to have to be well installed into his fantasy world to withstand the projectiles that will be coming his way.

Clinton was a smooth talker, too. And a narcissist, no doubt. With some distinct sociopathic flags flying around him; Obama, I fear, is going to make clinton look like a piker. Obama is in WAY OVER HIS HEAD....HE IS IN THE GROWN UP WORLD WITHOUT A PADDLE, ONLY THE REALLY BAD PICKS HE HAS MADE AS PREZ ELECT THERE TO STEER HIM. It is getting scary.

12 posted on 01/04/2009 8:47:24 PM PST by Republic
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To: sport

The story that I heard was that young American liberal Jews contacted their grandparents in Florida and urged them fervently to vote the liberal ticket (Obama). American Jews seem in denial. Liberal is regarded as “smart” by those “in the know” who consider themselves elites.


13 posted on 01/04/2009 8:49:31 PM PST by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT!!!)
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To: Just A Nobody

New York Times reporter Scott Shane and Washington Post research editor Alice Crites

14 posted on 01/04/2009 8:53:31 PM PST by kcvl
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To: tobyhill

Actually, Obama probably encouraged Israel to move before he takes office, so that by the time he is sworn in the offensive will have run its course and he can call for a pullback or truce. It makes everyone happy: Bush gets to stand by an ally, the Israelis get to go after an enemy, and Obama gets to come in on a white horse after both sides have spent themselves and be the peacemaker. From his perspective it is better for the offensive to come sooner rather than later.


15 posted on 01/04/2009 9:08:15 PM PST by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: Republic
According to the following quote, we are in for a real showdown if he feels criticized. So, just like other fine dictators throughout history, his handlers will sense this and isolate him from any negative feedback. No one will want to give him the unflattering news (remember the old “don't kill the messenger” thing?)......

“A narcissistic injury occurs when someone defeats or criticizes the narcissistic individual. The narcissist may not show it outwardly, but they are haunted by criticisms and defeats. They begin to feel empty, degraded, and humiliated and are capable of retaliating with narcissistic rage. Their reactions constitute disdain or defiant attacks”

16 posted on 01/04/2009 9:19:54 PM PST by dianed
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To: Just A Nobody
It is PRESIDENT BUSH to you, dumbass Shane!

I distinctly remember the media gang bang on Bush I. They constantly referred to him as Mr. Bush during his re-election campaign to diminish him in the eyes of the voters. Once the Clintoon was elected, it was PRESIDENT CLINTON from that day to this. Shane is just shitting in W's face. The media are evil.

17 posted on 01/04/2009 9:57:12 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: icwhatudo; All

Get real! Obama should be quiet - HE’S NOT PRESIDENT YET!!

HE WON’T BE PRESIDENT UNTIL HE’S SWORN IN - WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE LAWS OF THIS LAND THAT SO MANY PEOPLE CANNOT UNDERSTAND.

THERE’S ONLY ONE PRESIDENT AT A TIME - AND BUSH IS STILL IT - THANK GOD!!


18 posted on 01/04/2009 10:08:34 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: tobyhill

I thought from the beginning of this battle that Israel chose to go now while Bush was still in office - because they do not have any confidence in Obama.


19 posted on 01/04/2009 10:09:39 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: kcvl
Ugh! Thanks for the nightmares. ;*)




And he's still a dumbass!

20 posted on 01/04/2009 10:13:27 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: April Lexington
They constantly referred to him as Mr. Bush ...

They have done the very same thing to President George W. Bush, from day one! They have been joined by many republicans, conservatives and FReepers. They all disgust me!

to diminish him in the eyes of the voters

Exactly - and it has worked!

21 posted on 01/04/2009 10:17:36 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: sport

Americans in Israel voted 78% for McCain.


22 posted on 01/04/2009 10:23:15 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Every few generations the really, really bad ideas come back around for another go."--Howard Tayler)
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To: tobyhill
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23 posted on 01/04/2009 10:26:08 PM PST by XR7
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To: icwhatudo

Most of the Jewish Obama supporters want Israel to submit to a cease fire and end the incursions. What idiots!


24 posted on 01/04/2009 10:58:24 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..

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25 posted on 01/04/2009 11:11:52 PM PST by SJackson (The American people are wise in wanting change, 2 terms is plenty, Condi Rice)
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To: tobyhill
“President-elect Obama is closely monitoring global events, including the situation in Gaza, but there is one president at a time,” said Brooke Anderson, chief national security spokeswoman for Mr. Obama, repeating what has become a mantra for the incoming administration.

NOW he hides behind this. Up until now, he's been strutting and spouting as if he were already king - ah, president.

He's in between a rock and his lies. He dare not show his anti-Israel feelings yet - and won't condemn those with whom his sympathies lie - his muzzies friends and family.

26 posted on 01/05/2009 1:23:55 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: flying Elvis
Actually, Obama probably encouraged Israel to move before he takes office, so that by the time he is sworn in the offensive will have run its course and he can call for a pullback or truce

Thanks for the laugh.

Israel taking advice from Obama...........that's so ludicrous in so many ways, I can't even find the words...

27 posted on 01/05/2009 1:29:03 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: squidly
No it doesn't. Obama is a master at playing two ends against the middle.
28 posted on 01/05/2009 3:18:32 AM PST by tobyhill (No Honeymoon For Obama.)
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To: sport
Obama can fool some of the people some of the time but not all the people all the time. I was using the word Israel in terms of the Government of Israel.
29 posted on 01/05/2009 3:20:27 AM PST by tobyhill (No Honeymoon For Obama.)
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To: tobyhill

>>No it doesn’t. Obama is a master at playing two ends against the middle.<<

Too true.
He can step in poo and come out smelling like a rose. The media whores will certainly be licking his boots for the next 4 years trying to turn it into an 8 year love affair.


30 posted on 01/05/2009 11:52:34 AM PST by Munz (Infiltrate Interrogate Eradicate NEXT!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Taha may be but the fact is that hw was elected president. Who voted for him?


31 posted on 01/05/2009 3:38:19 PM PST by sport
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To: April Lexington
No defender of the Slimes here, (In fact I am proud to have introduced their true name, 'Slimes') but they generally refer to all adult men as MR. Are you sure they waived that policy for Clinton?
32 posted on 01/05/2009 3:47:33 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Republic
Yes, Obama is a different stripe than Billyboy was. Barack is more of a pure narcissist while Clinton has the more familiar stigmata of the psychopath. This should not be taken as cause for reassurance however. Narcissism and psychopathy are first cousins and under stress one can trigger the other.
33 posted on 01/05/2009 3:53:54 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: sport
Taha may be but the fact is that hw was elected president. Who voted for him?

Sober up before posting, pal.

34 posted on 01/05/2009 4:42:03 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Every few generations the really, really bad ideas come back around for another go."--Howard Tayler)
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To: sport; ExTexasRedhead; SJackson; ml/nj; LucyT
...why did Israelis contact relatives in the States and urge them to vote for Obama?

That never happened to any large extent! Polls done among Israelis showed McCain significantly ahead of Obama as their choice for the US presidency - one of the very few foreign countries in the world where that was true. Furthermore, among Americans in Israel actually voting in the US presidential election by absentee ballot, exit polling showed McCain with about a 3 to 1 margin over "Osama" Obama.

35 posted on 01/05/2009 5:27:29 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: tobyhill; ExTexasRedhead; ml/nj; LucyT; SJackson

If you read this entire NY Simes article, you get the feeling that one of the major underlying purposes of it is to tell O that his buddies in the Arab world don’t appreciate his reticence on the current conflict.


36 posted on 01/05/2009 5:34:17 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: hinckley buzzard

It was relentless during the Bush I re-election. ALWAYS Mr. Bush. Then ALWAYS President Clinton.


37 posted on 01/05/2009 9:28:15 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: dianed

Remember when Clinton’s blue dress made the news - Clinton launched a huge air raid on Baghdad that weekend for “violations” of the treaty Saddam had after GW1. In fact Clinton used the pretext of those “treaty violations” a lot during his terms to put competing stories on the air.


38 posted on 01/05/2009 9:49:45 PM PST by monkeyshine
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