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Israel Slams Clinton Statement On Nuclear Iran
Haaretz ^ | July 22, 2009 | By Barak Ravid

Posted on 07/22/2009 8:29:09 AM PDT by Strategy

A key minister in the Israeli government criticized U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement on Tuesday that Washington would provide "a defense umbrella" for its allies in the Middle East in the event that Iran develops nuclear weapons.

Dan Meridor, Israel's minister for secret services, told Army Radio that the comments imply a willingness to reconcile with the eventuality of a nuclear-armed Iran.

"I heard, unenthusiastically, the Americans statement that they will defend their allies in the event that Iran arms itself with an atomic bomb, as if they have already reconciled with this possibility, and this is a mistake," Meridor told Army Radio. "Now, we don't need to deal with the assumption that Iran will attain nuclear weapons but to prevent this."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: congress; hillary; iran; islam; israel; meridor; military; obama

1 posted on 07/22/2009 8:29:11 AM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

Israel finally coming to the realization that the Barry Administration has accpeted Iran as a nuclear fact?


2 posted on 07/22/2009 8:34:29 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Strategy

Hillary has our [and your] best interest at heart....she is so kind and caring. [HUGE Sarc//on}


3 posted on 07/22/2009 8:35:21 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Strategy
Dan Meridor, Israel's minister for secret services, told Army Radio that the comments imply a willingness to reconcile with the eventuality of a nuclear-armed Iran.

Of course it does. Clinton's statement are not only a material change from current US policy towards a nuclear Iran, they are disastrous in the weakness they project.

This is a huge deal. Much bigger than people realize. The US is now willing to accept a nuclear Iran. Let me say that again so it sinks in. The US is now willing to accept a nuclear Iran.

4 posted on 07/22/2009 8:39:21 AM PDT by Pete
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To: Strategy

What good is an “umbrella” if Hamas and Hizbollah have been given nukes to sneak into Israel with?


5 posted on 07/22/2009 8:39:59 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Strategy

Since hussein is dismantling our missle defense, what will he use to defend them against incoming nukes? Patriots? Phalanx? Skysweepers? Quad .50’s?


6 posted on 07/22/2009 8:45:49 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Strategy
Clinton said on Tuesday that the U.S. has a plan to prevent Iranian domination in the Middle East if it gets the nuclear bomb.

Not exactly confidence-inspiring, to understate the matter. Israel has her own "defense umbrella" -- hundreds of hydrogen bombs, a second-to-none intelligence service, and a first-rate Air Force. ....and the willingness to use all her assets in the defense of the homeland.

It appears the Obama admin. has accepted the inevitability of a nuclear Iran, and is doing whatever it can to convince Israel to accept it as well. Not going to happen.

7 posted on 07/22/2009 8:46:34 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: FreepShop1

The real “umbrella” being supplied is to Iran to continue their nuclear plans. Zero is trying to tie Israeli’s hands and the W.Bank construction is just a demo of his strength.
I can’t believe that S.Arabia and Kuwait etc will be comfortable with this policy.


8 posted on 07/22/2009 8:46:46 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Strategy

It just can’t get any worse, can it?


9 posted on 07/22/2009 8:47:41 AM PDT by LiberConservative (I think Liberals are idiots and I VOTE!)
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To: LiberConservative

Unfortunately it can get worse.


10 posted on 07/22/2009 8:50:17 AM PDT 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: Strategy

Hillary’s talking out of her (substantial) a** again.


11 posted on 07/22/2009 8:59:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Strategy
It's just getting uglier and uglier.

Does Hillary realize that Israel is the size of New Jersey?

12 posted on 07/22/2009 9:03:11 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Strategy

If Iran nuked Israel, all there would be is a collective sigh from the Obama adminstration. After a half-hearted (and unsuccessful) attempt to have the agression condemned at the UN, it would redouble its efforts to reach out and appease Iran. There would also be hand-wringing on the Left about our failure to properly engage Iran.

The only consolation here is that Israel would probably reduce Iran to a charred cinder as it died.


13 posted on 07/22/2009 9:08:03 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: LiberConservative

Tragically, it can always be worse.


14 posted on 07/22/2009 9:08:45 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Does she realize that she looks like she’s wearing a prison jumpsuit?

Numbers on the back??


15 posted on 07/22/2009 9:10:11 AM PDT by BelleAl
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To: cranked

That is a wonderful statement...

Frankly, I think the Anti president - Barry- is far more encouraging to the Islamic state and would do nothing to defend our or our allies interests. It would be different if he were an American...culturally.


16 posted on 07/22/2009 9:21:44 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: fso301
Since hussein is dismantling our missle defense, what will he use to defend them against incoming nukes? Patriots? Phalanx? Skysweepers? Quad .50’s?

Stern language should do the trick.

17 posted on 07/22/2009 9:27:31 AM PDT by T Minus Four (I'm not Jim Thompson but I play him on TV)
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To: Strategy

How can we provide missile defense, when Obama and the RAT congress cut funding for the systems?


18 posted on 07/22/2009 9:29:38 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: All
What is Israel's problem? Don't they trust that an Obama speech is the best defense for incoming nukes? He would even give it in prime time so as to make it that much more potent.
19 posted on 07/22/2009 9:30:39 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Cinnamon Girl

20 posted on 07/22/2009 9:32:26 AM PDT by T Minus Four (I'm not Jim Thompson but I play him on TV)
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To: All
Obama Missile Defense

21 posted on 07/22/2009 9:36:25 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Strategy

Ok, Israel, keep hammering these commies. We will eventually throw them out of office, but right now we need you guys to take out Iran’s nukes.


22 posted on 07/22/2009 9:39:58 AM PDT by calex59 (I, me, myself, am actually Jim Thompson)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

She looks like a giant pumpkin in that outfit(not that looks matter all that much but Hitlery needs to be dissed at every possible turn!).


23 posted on 07/22/2009 9:42:37 AM PDT by calex59 (I, me, myself, am actually Jim Thompson)
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To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

#

Quote:

http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001613.html

July 22, 2009

WORRIED ABOUT IRANIAN NUKES?

Here, hold this umbrella.

Posted on 22 July 2009 @ 12:23 GMT


24 posted on 07/22/2009 9:44:28 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Strategy
The official and most reassuring song of the new Obama Israel Policy:

These fancy things, will never come in between

You're part of my entity, here for Infinity

When the war has took it's part

When the world has dealt it's cards

If the hand is hard, together we'll mend your heart

Because

[Chorus]

When the sun shines, we’ll shine together

Told you I'll be here forever

Said I'll always be a friend

Took an oath I'ma stick it out till the end

Now that it's raining more than ever

Know that we'll still have each other

You can stand under my umbrella

You can stand under my umbrella

(Ella ella eh eh eh)

Under my umbrella

(Ella ella eh eh eh)

Under my umbrella

(Ella ella eh eh eh)

Under my umbrella

(Ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh)


25 posted on 07/22/2009 10:40:41 AM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Strategy

OK, this will make your blood run cold wondering what statement Hilary was making, because the color orange in Israel is highly charged:

Orange is the official color of the Arab Balad Party, which does not recognize Israel as a soverign state and whose goal is establishing Arab Nationality. During the 2005 Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza strip, the Balad party figured prominently and went so far as to try to forbid Israeli citizens from wearing “their” color, orange.

The Israelis, a people after my own heart in so many ways, collectively gave Balad the the finger by turning orange into their protest color, with orange riboons and T-shirts everywhere, which I’m sure enraged them.

Google it up, and if I got any of this wrong, someone let me know.


26 posted on 07/22/2009 12:56:17 PM PDT by T Minus Four (I'm not Jim Thompson but I play him on TV)
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To: Cinnamon Girl; cranked; Pete; FreepShop1; fso301; Mr. Mojo; Oldexpat; rbg81; All

(Meant to send this directly to many of you)

OK, this will make your blood run cold wondering what statement Hilary was making, because the color orange in Israel is highly charged:

Orange is the official color of the Arab Balad Party, which does not recognize Israel as a soverign state and whose goal is establishing Arab Nationality. During the 2005 Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza strip, the Balad party figured prominently and went so far as to try to forbid Israeli citizens from wearing “their” color, orange.

The Israelis, a people after my own heart in so many ways, collectively gave Balad the the finger by turning orange into their protest color, with orange riboons and T-shirts everywhere, which I’m sure enraged them.

Google it up, and if I got any of this wrong, someone let me know.


27 posted on 07/22/2009 12:58:31 PM PDT by T Minus Four (I'm not Jim Thompson but I play him on TV)
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To: Strategy

“a defense umbrella”

is the kind of umbrella that they put in those fancy rum drinks you get in the Bahamas?


28 posted on 07/22/2009 1:01:09 PM PDT by sfvgto (Dear Congress, my name is Jimmie....gimmie, gimmie, gimmie)
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To: T Minus Four

That’s interesting, but I think her orange suit is just a leftover from the DNC convention.


29 posted on 07/22/2009 1:06:35 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Sigh. OK.

Removing tinfoil hat now :-)


30 posted on 07/22/2009 2:38:38 PM PDT by T Minus Four (I'm not Jim Thompson but I play him on TV)
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To: T Minus Four

If she shows up in Israel wearing a kaffiah, then we can talk. ;)


31 posted on 07/22/2009 2:42:25 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

LOL!

I just can’t imagine anyone wearing that color head-to-toe, unless they are trying to make big statement or in prison.

Or playing the part of a tangerine in a school play about nutrition.


32 posted on 07/22/2009 2:52:41 PM PDT by T Minus Four (I'm not Jim Thompson but I play him on TV)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

US Touts ‘Defence Umbrella’ Against Iran
AFP | July 22, 2009
Posted on 07/22/2009 2:27:45 AM PDT by Fennie
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2298085/posts


33 posted on 07/23/2009 12:57:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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