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Mark Steyn On Barack Obama's Israel Problem
HughHewitt.com ^ | 5/19/2011 | Mark Steyn and Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 05/20/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT by mojito

HH: ...I was struck by that today. Why does he want to go back to ’67? What ideological tick is making him travel back in time to prior to many wars ago?

MS: Yeah, because I think this is the war. If you have the Western faculty lounge attitude, which is the sewer that Obama has been marinated in, in his entire adult life, then 1967 matters far more than 1973 or 1948, or 1922, because 1967 is, as the faculty lounge left see it, the moment when the Israeli occupation began. Why, by the way, did it begin? It began because Israel’s neighbors launched another disastrous war on them. The enemy, Israel’s enemies are incompetent at fighting conventional war. And they discovered that actually instead of sending your troops into battle and keep losing their wars, why not instead play Western public opinion like a fiddle, and eventually the pressure, you start with the low hanging fruit, your average European foreign minister. But eventually if you keep the pressure up, you’ll land an American president who basically is not prepared to stand by the state of Israel. And that’s what they’ve got right now.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hughhewitt; israel; marksteyn; palestine
Steyn on the Hugh Hewitt show yesterday.
1 posted on 05/20/2011 10:16:29 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Uighurs?


2 posted on 05/20/2011 10:17:33 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: mojito
...the Western faculty lounge attitude, which is the sewer that Obama has been marinated in, in his entire adult life...
3 posted on 05/20/2011 10:19:57 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: ComputerGuy

new tag line


4 posted on 05/20/2011 10:32:39 AM PDT by italianquaker (the Western faculty lounge attitude, which is the sewer that Obama has been marinated in, in his ent)
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To: italianquaker

fixed


5 posted on 05/20/2011 10:33:36 AM PDT by italianquaker (the Western faculty lounge attitude, which is the sewer that Obama has been marinated in,)
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To: italianquaker
Roger that.
Steyn hit a home run with that one.
6 posted on 05/20/2011 10:41:29 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: mojito

Totalarism!

Tyranny!


7 posted on 05/20/2011 10:43:16 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: mojito

Maybe we should go back to pre-1942 borders? Maybe we should give back Texas and California to Mexico? I know they want them.

What an arrogant twit our president is.


8 posted on 05/20/2011 10:48:57 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: JLS

Ping!


9 posted on 05/20/2011 10:49:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Uighurs?

A minority Muslim ethnic group from China, some of whom fought in Afghanistan and ended up at Gitmo. Because China would not take them back, or they feared for their lives if returned to China (not sure which), the US set them up to live on the island of Bermuda.

Mark Steyn has joked about them frequently since some of them were set up to live on Bermuda.

10 posted on 05/20/2011 10:53:49 AM PDT by Will88
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To: mojito

Israel has been Israel for 1,000’s of years - King Salomon built his temple there so to pick 1967 is silly.

Why not pick the 12th century and give it to England.


11 posted on 05/20/2011 11:01:01 AM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: mojito
I trump the Isreal problem with the Treason problem..
Obammy is so far beyond the eligibility problem its ridiculous...
12 posted on 05/20/2011 11:07:40 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: mojito

Obama’s Mideast policy announcement:

I can’t say whether Obama’sIsrael-Palestine policy is intrinsically well thought out but quite possibly its announcement repeats one of Obama’s worst mistakes, namely, announcing a policy for which there is inadequate understanding and support.

Also, I think the announcement is more evidence that Obama doesn’t have good advisors around him.


13 posted on 05/20/2011 11:22:01 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: edcoil

No, I’ll take the 10th Century...BCE, that is. Under Solomon: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/davidsolomon.html


14 posted on 05/20/2011 11:33:05 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: Will88

They are not a minority ethnic group from China. They are the indigenous people of East Turkestan, which China occupies. The Han Chinese are ethnically and culturally cleansing China of non-Han peoples. China is a superpower and can quietly kill as many Muslims as it pleases.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 11:34:43 AM PDT by rmlew (No Blood for Sarkozy's re-election and Union for the Mediterranean)
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To: rmlew

As the world is today, they are a minority ethnic group from China, right or wrong. Others are making the same case you just made for the Latinos in the SW US and California, and many other places all around the world.


16 posted on 05/20/2011 11:43:38 AM PDT by Will88
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To: mojito
 
No surprise that our own kleptocrat pResident is in support of another gang of kleptocrats.
 
The money quote from the article -
 
"the Palestinians have been running their own affairs now for almost 20 years, since Oslo. Almost 20 years ago, they were given a statelet to run. Yasser Arafat and his kleptocrats were given a statelet to run. They didn’t get everything they wanted, nor did the Irish in 1922, for example. But the Irish understood that if they demonstrated that they were capable of running a state, then the little bits they didn’t get would fall into their lap in the fullness of time, as they did. And what hasn’t happened here is that the Palestinians have not only failed to demonstrate any competence of running a state, they’ve failed to demonstrate any interest in it."
 
 

17 posted on 05/20/2011 2:06:22 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Will88
As the world is today, they are a minority ethnic group from China, right or wrong. Others are making the same case you just made for the Latinos in the SW US and California, and many other places all around the world.

There are plenty of Latin-American countries. The Uighurs have been a distinct people for at least 2000 years and have had 3 empires in the last 1300. The Uighurs have a real historical grievance, just like the Tibetans. Both were conquered this century.
The Hui (Han Muslims) are a Muslim minority ethnic group. The Uighurs are a captive people to the Chinese Communists.
18 posted on 05/20/2011 2:50:42 PM PDT by rmlew (No Blood for Sarkozy's re-election and Union for the Mediterranean)
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To: mojito

Steyn bump


19 posted on 05/20/2011 3:19:39 PM PDT by Gritty (The Western faculty lounge attitude is the sewer Obama was marinated in his entire adult life-MSteyn)
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To: rmlew
I repeat myself:

As the world is today, they are a minority ethnic group from China, right or wrong.

And whether you like it or not. You have a cause to hype, but start a new thread about your cause rather than attaching it to a post that was entirely correct in the context which it was made.

Your cause has nothing to do with my initial post.

20 posted on 05/20/2011 3:58:09 PM PDT by Will88
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