Skip to comments.Official: US Will Stand with Israel
Posted on 06/01/2010 11:29:04 AM PDT by Route797
Im told there wont be any daylight between the US and Israel in the aftermath of the incident on the flotilla yesterday, which resulted in the deaths of 10 activists.
Regardless of the details of the flotilla incident, sources say President Obama is focused on what he sees as the longer term issue here: a successful Mideast peace process.
The president has always said that it will be much easier for Israel to make peace if it feels secure, a senior administration official tells ABC News.
The suggestion is that US condemnation of Israel would further isolate that country, and make further peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians even more difficult.
The senior administration official says that President Obama spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu three times on Monday. Mr. Obama pushed the notion that last night as the United Nations Security Council met to issue a statement about the incident was the moment when the US had maximum leverage, that the longer the statement was being debated the worse it would ultimately be for Israel.
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Total complete absolute insanity on display.
I thought the U.S. had condemned Israel with regard to the boarding incident.
Why does none of this ring true for an administration that throws Israel under the bus at least once every other week?
Sorry, but no.
Absolute insanity would be unpredictable.
He cannot focus. Not now. Not ever.
He is beyond stupid.
He defines incompetence.
He is proof that Harvard long ago abandoned standards.
He is a slime mold.
Septic tanks would reject him.
Flies avoid him.
Anyone else notice that the number of dead ‘activists’ keeps changing?
Yesterday they said 9, 10, then 16.
Today they keep bobbing between 9 and 10.
And we’ll stick with Israel long enough to push them off a cliff as per Obama.
None of our allies can trust us with him ‘in charge’ as he puts it.
My interpretation is the Obama administration is worried about political disaster in November if they anger wealthy Jewish campaign donors once again.
Theyve decided they must give Israel a minimum of support on this incident.
” Mr. Obama pushed the notion that last night as the United Nations Security Council met to issue a statement about the incident was the moment when the US had maximum leverage, that the longer the statement was being debated the worse it would ultimately be for Israel. “
Somebody correct me if I read this wrong - but it sure sounds like Obama told Bibi, in kindergarten-level diplo-speak, that we ain’t about to oppose, much less veto, the UN condemnation....
The ‘official’ quoted in the article must be the receptionist for the 14th Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Coffee and Sweet Roll Procurement...
Actually it was the U.N. that had condemned Israel, and Rush misread it saying the U.S. had. He corrected his comment a few minutes ago.
Obama is “standing with Israel” on this one for the very same reason he was planning to meet with Bibi today at the White House — to shore up his support among Jewish Americans, who are becoming increasingly disillusioned with Zero the Hero.
It goes against every fiber of Obastards being to side with Israel.
They are saying they stand with Israel but aren’t, really.
“I thought the U.S. had condemned Israel with regard to the boarding incident.”
Can’t beat video. Especially the real stuff, not Pallywood/BBC etc. fabrications.
Anti-Semitism is stupid, but here it is reaching extremes of delusions. The left wing obsession with Israel’s “blockade” versus Egypt’s complete blockade, and Arab brother no less, cannot be well explained other than anti-Semitic obsessiveness. Or that they fear the Egyptians will shoot them but the Israelis will not, and because the Isrealis broke their assumptions, they are outraged.
And this cartoon applies to Israel as well...
Those seeking power for its own sake will say anything to anyone to acquire it.
I agree Shermy. And you know what, we’re hearing about the one ship where there was trouble. What about the others where there wasn’t any trouble? Did they board more than one ship? I’d be surprised if they didn’t.
If so, it puts the lie to the idea Israel went in guns blazing. The sixth ship could have been just as peaceful as the others.