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Obama says situation in Mideast 'unsustainable'
AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/10 | Darlene Superville - ap

Posted on 06/09/2010 1:00:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called the increasingly tense environment in the Mideast "unsustainable" Wednesday and said Israel needs a "better approach" in blockaded Gaza that would satisfy security and humanitarian needs.

Turning his attention to the troubled region as he welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to the White House for talks, Obama also predicted "real progress" in coming months in U.S. efforts to nudge the Israelis and Palestinians toward direct peace talks.

The meeting came a little more than a week after Israel's deadly May 31 raid on a flotilla hoping to break the blockade. Nine men in the flotilla were killed, including eight Turks and a Turkish American.

Israel says its soldiers opened fire only after they were mobbed by pro-Palestinian activists. The activists and their supporters say Israel's commandos began shooting unnecessarily.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: abbas; flotilla; mideast; obama; situation; unsustainable

1 posted on 06/09/2010 1:00:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Obama said the flotilla raid was a “tragedy” and that it’s important “that we get all the facts.”

“What we also know is that the situation in Gaza is unsustainable,” Obama said as Abbas sat alongside him in the Oval Office.


2 posted on 06/09/2010 1:02:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Anything he doesn’t like he calls unsustainable. The only thing really unsustainable is his administration.


3 posted on 06/09/2010 1:02:26 PM PDT by drangundsturm
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To: NormsRevenge

Amazing times when the president is an enemy of the United States.


4 posted on 06/09/2010 1:02:46 PM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: NormsRevenge
I know what's unsustainable: The travesty on Pennsylvania Avenue.

5 posted on 06/09/2010 1:03:05 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: drangundsturm

“The only thing really unsustainable is his administration.”


6 posted on 06/09/2010 1:03:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: NormsRevenge

Must be “complicated”.


7 posted on 06/09/2010 1:04:03 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Looks like Obama is bowing to Abbas and Islam. No room in the Inn for Israel.
8 posted on 06/09/2010 1:04:08 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: NormsRevenge

...but, but “It’s Complicated”.


9 posted on 06/09/2010 1:04:14 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh yeah. He knows ALL ABOUT those kinds of situations. As a matter of fact, he is an expert on creating those situations.


10 posted on 06/09/2010 1:04:56 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: NormsRevenge

When you have a weird anti-American view of the situation, a view found in the minds of leftists around the world, then yes it might look unsustainable. But probably it’s nothing more than your own warped world view.

Sort of like how socialism and tyranny looks to Americans.


11 posted on 06/09/2010 1:05:19 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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Maybe he can get Abbas to hire Helen Thomas to do PR for the Palestinians.

Oh, wait, she has been for how many years now? I lost track.

US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama said Wednesday he believed "significant progress" was possible in the Middle East peace process this year, adding the US was to unveil a huge aid package for the Palestinians. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)


George Washington was right. It is best to avoid foreign entanglements and treat all with dignity... or sumthin'.


12 posted on 06/09/2010 1:05:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I suspect the “situation” here at home is FAR more unsustainable than the 2000 years of Mid-East conflict between the Jews and Arabs. But this nitwit could’nt pour water out of a boot if there was instructions on the heel!!


13 posted on 06/09/2010 1:06:10 PM PDT by mo
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To: NormsRevenge

I didn’t realize US Government spending was also referred to as ‘the situation in the middle east’...


14 posted on 06/09/2010 1:06:45 PM PDT by Flightdeck (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The only thing “unsustainable” is Iran’s drive to acquire nuclear weapons.


15 posted on 06/09/2010 1:06:47 PM PDT by zipper
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To: drangundsturm

How many cars and trucks have been recalled by Gubamint Motors this month? ‘Splain that, Obama!

Major Fail, Reporting For Duty!


16 posted on 06/09/2010 1:07:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah Barry....you’re unsustainable too!


17 posted on 06/09/2010 1:07:37 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: NormsRevenge

Your presidency is “unsustainable.”


18 posted on 06/09/2010 1:11:40 PM PDT by RU88
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To: NormsRevenge

‘unsustainable’ ??

What??? He learned a new word?


19 posted on 06/09/2010 1:12:00 PM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: NormsRevenge
The number of times Obama has used the word "unsustainable" is unprecedented.

Oh, wait...........

His overuse of "unprecedented" is unsustainable.

No doubt, he had Sec State Clinton find my comments "unhelpful."

20 posted on 06/09/2010 1:12:57 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: NormsRevenge
(Ubama) said Israel needs a "better approach"

Right. It's always Israel that needs a "better approach".
Whew... America still has 2+ years left of this communist p.o.s. Ubama...

21 posted on 06/09/2010 1:13:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: NormsRevenge

STFU, you Muslim poser...


22 posted on 06/09/2010 1:13:57 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama also plans to give $400 million to Gaza. (So they can build more fortified bunkers and launch pads)


23 posted on 06/09/2010 1:14:00 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe Obama should appoint Helen Thomas as Middle East Czar.


24 posted on 06/09/2010 1:14:53 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Duh, it’s been “unsustainable” for 3000 years................


25 posted on 06/09/2010 1:15:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: NormsRevenge

Got any ideas genius? Besides dumping a plane loads of American taxpayer’s cash on the strip?

said Israel needs a “better approach” in blockaded Gaza that would satisfy security and humanitarian needs.


26 posted on 06/09/2010 1:20:15 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Red Badger
Good let the Israelis go Roman on them, conquer and either have them accept rule or GTFO. There will be no promise of any return of anything. The history of human civilization is replete with one superior culture and society conquering the other. Islam is an inferior , backward religion and culture and needs to be eradicated thrugh the successful prosecution of wars or assimilation. That means no more warbling, cultist yodeling from prayer towers, no more tolerance for shariah law. Want to practice devil worship do it in the shadows vermin. We know the scam.
27 posted on 06/09/2010 1:22:18 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: NormsRevenge
"WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called the increasingly tense environment in the Mideast "unsustainable" Wednesday and said Israel needs a "better approach" in blockaded Gaza that would satisfy security and humanitarian needs."

Spoken like to true academic with no real solution.

28 posted on 06/09/2010 1:23:07 PM PDT by Dem Guard ("Throw the trash out November 2nd!")
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To: drangundsturm
Right! This WH and Admin is unsustainable--we sustain it at national peril.

Wonder if he will go and have dinner and leave Abbas to find his own, a la Netanyahu. I somehow doubt it.

vaudine

29 posted on 06/09/2010 1:27:05 PM PDT by vaudine (,,)
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To: NormsRevenge
Inept
Ineffective &
Pretentious
30 posted on 06/09/2010 1:33:23 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’d have more faith in Obama as a broker if he was more even-handed. His bias is palpable.


31 posted on 06/09/2010 1:36:37 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Forty years of electing leftist fools to Congress have culminated in Nancy Pelosi.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, little Lord Fauntleroy! MYOB!


32 posted on 06/09/2010 1:43:39 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama said the flotilla raid was a “tragedy” and that it’s important “that we get all the facts.”

He went on to say, "but the Cambridge police Israelis acted stupidly".

33 posted on 06/09/2010 1:45:58 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: skeeter

“The only thing really unsustainable is his administration”

I want to say it too.


34 posted on 06/09/2010 1:47:29 PM PDT by freebird5850 (B.P. = "Baracks' Problem")
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To: NormsRevenge

Utter drivel. There ARE no shortages in Gaza... except perhaps, of rockets, tunnel building equipment and other charming items Israel wants to keep out of the hands of terrorists!


35 posted on 06/09/2010 1:53:30 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama hasn't a clue. He has made it crystal clear that he expects Israel to commit national suicide. That won't happen.

I believe that many Americans are waking up to the harsh reality that Israel is a democracy besieged by openly hostile neighbors that fully intend to kill or drive out every Jew in Israel...just because they're Jews. Then 're-claim' Israel, the tiny piece of sand that has been the Jewish homeland for decades. That doesn't sit well with decent, reasonable people, which is what most Americans are.

The usual U.S. demand that 'Israel must do more' and the phony posing of "Palestinians' as 'oppressed' and the decades-long lie that 'their' nation is being 'occupied' by Israelis is still used but fewer and fewer Americans buy it, these days.

Unfortunately, with global anti-antisemitism on the rise and a U.S. president that sides with the Muslims every time, Israel is being pushed into a hard-core defensive posture out of necessity, as the U.S. is weakening their support. The result could be a catastrophic nuclear war in the middle east but even without that horror, there will be war in that region and I don't expect the Obama administration will do much except declare our 'regret' and demand that Israel cave in to the Muslim loons that fully intend to destroy Israel and never tire of saying so.

36 posted on 06/09/2010 1:57:19 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: NormsRevenge

Nothing has changed in over six decades. Trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East is a waste of time. If any leader on the terrorist side made a real attempt at peace, they would be ousted or murdered.


37 posted on 06/09/2010 1:58:28 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: NormsRevenge
Israel needs a "better approach" in blockaded Gaza that would satisfy security and humanitarian needs.

OK. How about this: Mass repatriation of the ficticious "Palestinians" back to their countries of origin: Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and various Muslim zoos from the area.

Oh, and deportation of all treasonous Kenyans from the continental US. Almost forgot that one.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

38 posted on 06/09/2010 2:12:09 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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Obama, despite his foreign affaris paralysis, is right, it will probably end up in a shooting war in the next 12 to 15 months.

39 posted on 06/09/2010 5:16:13 PM PDT by SJackson (most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it, M Sanger)
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