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Lieberman endorses Netanyahu for Israeli premier
Peoplepc Online ^ | 19 February 2009 | Staff

Posted on 02/19/2009 4:52:13 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20

JERUSALEM - Far-right politician Avigdor Lieberman endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu for Israeli prime minister on Thursday, all but guaranteeing that Netanyahu will be the country's next leader.

The divisive Lieberman emerged as the kingmaker of Israeli politics after the Feb. 10 election produced a deadlock between its two largest parties, and his backing of Netanyahu could be the basis for a hardline government.

Such a government could freeze peace talks with the Palestinians, hurt Israel's standing in the world and place it on a possible collision course with President Barack Obama, who has said Mideast peacemaking will be a top priority of his administration.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: avigdorlieberman; bibi; netanyahu
This is the best news I've seen come out of that area of the world in a long time. I sure hope it works out.

And -- dontcha just love that second paragraph?

1 posted on 02/19/2009 4:52:13 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Such a government could freeze peace talks with the Palestinians, hurt Israel's standing in the world and place it on a possible collision course with President Barack Obama...

Yes. Nice bit of unbiased journalism there, eh what? I took the liberty of putting in bold letters what is probably the biggest of the "crimes" in the author's eyes.

Mr. niteowl77

2 posted on 02/19/2009 4:59:31 AM PST by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
This is fantastic news. Anyone who "hurts their standing in the world" and is on a collision course with Obama/Hillary is on a true course.

Israel, you will have to hold up our flag while we are under occupation for a few years. We'll be back.

3 posted on 02/19/2009 5:03:05 AM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
This is good news. Bibi will do what's best for Israel, not what's best for 0.
4 posted on 02/19/2009 5:03:16 AM PST by skully (Are you better off then you were 4 weeks ago???)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Guess I'm not awake this morning...

..when I read the headline I thought 'why is Joe Lieberman endorsing Netanyahu'....

..and yes, I like the 2nd paragraph...also the 1st & 3rd paragraphs :)

5 posted on 02/19/2009 5:03:37 AM PST by Guenevere ("He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose")
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To: Turret Gunner A20; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

Thank you for my first laugh of the day. Israel’s “Standing in the world”? Surely you jest. Israel has NO standing in the world. It has committed the most heinous sin of all..it INSISTS on its right to EXIST. It INSISTS on its right to defend its citizens, its borders, and its sovereignty. Israel insists on continuing to live. To much if not most of the world, that denies it “standing”.


6 posted on 02/19/2009 5:23:56 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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7 posted on 02/19/2009 5:30:04 AM PST by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
The obamedia would rather the UN built Showers and Ovens in Jerusalem to solve the issue.

Pray for America, Our Troops and Israel

8 posted on 02/19/2009 5:45:36 AM PST by bray (The District of Corruption fits Obama like a Glove)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
You notice, I'm sure, the massive coverage that this election is receiving in the msm.

If the broad was going to become the next PM, the election results would be on 24/7.

There is barely a mention of the results, the msm hate Bibi almost as much as they hate Bush.

9 posted on 02/19/2009 5:54:08 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Would the lefties and the Paulinistas consider me “unpatriotic” if I side with Israel over 0bama on this one?


10 posted on 02/19/2009 5:58:04 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: niteowl77
Yes. Nice bit of unbiased journalism there, eh what? I took the liberty of putting in bold letters what is probably the biggest of the "crimes" in the author's eyes.

That's wht I loved so much about that paragraph.

Bam Bam better watch his Ps and Qs -- BB will chew him up and spit him out.

11 posted on 02/19/2009 6:10:59 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (“In politics , stupidity is no handicap.” Napoleon)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Leave us "Paulinistas" out of it. I myself am a STRONG supporter of Bibi & have been so for many years...& I hope he kicks some Palestinian a$$ if they even think the word "jihad".

Besides, those of us who respect Rep./Dr. Paul admire him because of his respect for the Constitution, his being strongly pro-life, liberty, free markets, etc. He puts McCain & the NeoCONS running the GOP to shame on those issues. Could THAT be the reason why he is so desipsed by them & people such as yourself?

12 posted on 02/19/2009 6:14:18 AM PST by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: ChrisInAR
Besides, those of us who respect Rep./Dr. Paul admire him because of his respect for the Constitution, his being strongly pro-life, liberty, free markets, etc. He puts McCain & the NeoCONS running the GOP to shame on those issues. Could THAT be the reason why he is so desipsed by them & people such as yourself?

No, I just don't like Ron Paul because he is absolutely ignorant about foreign policy, in addition to his having a less than clear understanding of the Constitution on foreign policy related issues.

BTW, "Neo-Con" is a specifically foreign policy-related term which has nothing to do with free markets, abortion, or filial respect for the Constitution. You might want to keep that in mind before you just mindlessly blather off, next time.

13 posted on 02/19/2009 6:17:17 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
No, Neo-Con is more than a foreign policy-related term. It covers most political issues, in fact....I guess you could call it "big government conservatism (sic)": -- Continuing the Welfare State, tho not to the degree that the Dims do; -- Promote the Warfare State, in order to "spread democracy" throughout the world (as if it's any of our business to do that! I thought the reason we had a military was for DEFENSE, & protect us from outside attack! Silly me); etc., etc. Maybe it would help if you read
"Neo-Conservatism"
by Irving Kristol.
14 posted on 02/19/2009 6:37:29 AM PST by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: ChrisInAR

Nope, Neo-conservatism, as the term is used in common parliance (even by Paulistinians themselves) refers to people who are basically pro-Israel, pro-war in Iraq, and pro-assertive foreign policy, contra the neo-isolationism preferred by RoPaul. That’s the way the term is pretty much always used, or at least has been since 2003.


15 posted on 02/19/2009 6:49:09 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
W/ the exception of our providing foreign aid to them (or any other country, for that matter), I'm VERY pro-Israel but NOT a neoconservative -- I'm a constitutional conservative (a species of conservatism that is becoming extinct, possibly?).
16 posted on 02/19/2009 7:13:24 AM PST by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: ChrisInAR
W/ the exception of our providing foreign aid to them (or any other country, for that matter), I'm VERY pro-Israel but NOT a neoconservative -- I'm a constitutional conservative (a species of conservatism that is becoming extinct, possibly?).

Glad to hear it.

17 posted on 02/19/2009 7:18:47 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Sanity finally prevails in Israel. Maybe some of it will spread west, and in a hurry.


18 posted on 02/19/2009 10:05:56 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
That is not the way it should be used. Use the term properly, or you play into the hands of the left and neo-isolationists.

I also find this amusing since actual neoconservatives are horrified by Lieberman.
19 posted on 02/19/2009 11:26:53 AM PST by rmlew
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Excellent....... Iran should be sleeping lightly now....


20 posted on 02/20/2009 3:55:11 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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