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Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates: Israel an ungrateful ally
Christians United for Israel ^ | September 6, 2011

Posted on 09/06/2011 7:53:06 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates blasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying that his policies were ungrateful towards the US and were isolating Israel on a global level.

Gates’ harsh words were said during a meeting of the National Security Council Principals Committee, Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldber reported Tuesday.

Gates believes Netanyahu’s government has offered the Obama administration “nothing in return” for its generous security aid, which includes access to top-quality weapons, assistance in developing missile-defense systems and high-level intelligence sharing.

The former defense secretary said that not only is Netanyahu ungrateful, but his polices were “endangering his country by refusing to grapple with Israel’s growing isolation and with the demographic challenges it faces if it keeps control of the West Bank.”

Bloomberg added that Gates’s analysis met with no resistance from other committee members.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: gates; israel; judeophobia; kenyanbornmuzzie; netanyahu; nsc; robertgates; snub
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1 posted on 09/06/2011 7:53:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Israel isn’t isolated (it can forge ties with Kurdistan, Armenia, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Georgia, and Bulgaria,
as counter-weights to Turkey).

And if it is isolated, perhaps there are times when isolation is preferable to ignominy (as when Switzerland was completely isolated by Hitler’s Reich and his allies, the lone country in continental Europe, aside from Portugal and Sweden, not involved with—and allied to—Hitler).


2 posted on 09/06/2011 7:56:49 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Err..Who are the grateful allies?


3 posted on 09/06/2011 7:56:56 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: CondorFlight

“Netanyahu’s government has offered the Obama administration “nothing in return” for its generous security aid”

What has any nation ever offered us in return for our “generous aid”?


4 posted on 09/06/2011 7:58:07 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe Gates is looking to run as VP with Ron Paul in a 3rd party candidacy.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 7:59:43 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: CondorFlight

Nazi Gates: “Darn, the jews again, they won’t go for my pyramid scheme”


6 posted on 09/06/2011 7:59:53 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Israel should be grateful for being told to go back to its 1967 borders?

Gee, Gates, I’m glad you aren’t at Defense anymore. Who knows what other screwed up views you have.

Netanyahu spoke the truth to power and embarassed your butt boy Obama. Maybe you should call Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. and report him.


7 posted on 09/06/2011 8:00:50 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Oh, look. All nations are being gathered against Israel ...

I wonder if "American Idol" is on tonight?

8 posted on 09/06/2011 8:01:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It would be so much easier if those troublesome Jews would just kill themselves wouldn’t it Gates? At least we know where you stand and can evaluate you and your actions better.


9 posted on 09/06/2011 8:01:31 AM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: ilovesarah2012

Just maybe Netanyahu’s attitude stems from the tacky disrespectful way he was treated by 0 at the White House??????

No foreign leader (UK, Germany, Russia, France etc) respects the American President except maybe the muslim countries.


10 posted on 09/06/2011 8:01:39 AM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Always knew I never liked the son of a gun


11 posted on 09/06/2011 8:01:45 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Starting with Bush 41 and since, we haven’t exactly been friendly with Israel.


12 posted on 09/06/2011 8:02:10 AM PDT by lurk
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why Robert Gates is awful.

Gates Urges Repeal Of Military’s Ban On Gays
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131147121&ft=1&f=1001

Gates rules out idea of ‘containing’ nuclear-armed Iran
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g80E-D8jO_lh87EGCwYqtB45Nycw

Gates: Turkey ‘pushed eastward’ by Europe
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3902700,00.html

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates Bowing to Foreign Leader
http://www.daylife.com/photo/0b82g87gFf5oj?q=obama

Gates gives nod to Don’t Ask repeal deal
http://www.politico.com/blogs/laurarozen/0510/Gates_gives_nod_to_Dont_Ask_repeal_amendment.html?showall

Sen. DeMint (R-SC), Sec. Gates Clash Over Missile Defense During First START Hearing
http://www.rightsidenews.com/2010052210286/homeland-security/sen-demint-r-sc-sec-gates-clash-over-missile-defense-during-first-start-hearing.html

Robert Gates aims to kill F-35 jet engine
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37586.html

Robert Gates chides General Stanley McChrystal ‘campaign’ (Oct. 7, 2009!)
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/robert-gates-chides-general-stanley-mcchrystal-campaign/story-e6frg6t6-1225783574749

Afraid to kill: ‘Fighting’ terror with wishful thinking (about Robert gates)
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/afraid_to_kill_CzGsPbHtyjNSdib4rBnt5H

Gates Says (U.S.) Will Share (Satellite Destruction) Data With China
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1974097/posts

Gates Fires At Carriers, Subs, EFV
http://www.dodbuzz.com/2010/05/03/gates-fires-at-carriers-subs-efv/

Obama administration blocks sale of 6 AH-64D helicopters to Israel - approves 12 to Egypt
http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=43763


13 posted on 09/06/2011 8:02:10 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

They would be a good deal more grateful if Obama would act like and ally.


14 posted on 09/06/2011 8:02:49 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: ilovesarah2012

Any man, whether appointed by W in some capacity or not, and held on with the approval of the Obama administration is a traitor to this country as far as I am concerned.


15 posted on 09/06/2011 8:02:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: CondorFlight
“Netanyahu’s government has offered the Obama administration “nothing in return” for its generous security aid”

For one thing, a competent, commited military force that serves as a deterrent to our enemies in the region and a staunch ally in the war on terrorism.

That is probably more than we are doing for them right now.

16 posted on 09/06/2011 8:03:32 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’ve hated Gates since he made a decision on drones, and then publicly condemned the USAF for obeying his command.


17 posted on 09/06/2011 8:05:12 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: ilovesarah2012
Obama had his feet on his desk showing the sole of his shoes while he talked to BIBI. This is the greatest of insults. Obama stood up Bibi at a White House function. Obama has gone out of his way to insult Israel! No wonder Israel has pulled back.
18 posted on 09/06/2011 8:05:32 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I wonder what Gates had on the Bushies, a live boy or dead horse?


19 posted on 09/06/2011 8:06:06 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: klb99

Behind the scenes: Obama snubs Netanyahu

Sources privy to political atmosphere prior to US president’s Mideast policy speech say tension between White House, Jerusalem hit new high

The cold relationship between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to have noted a new drop in temperature following Obama’s Mideast policy speech, and according to the New York Times, tensions between Washington and Jerusalem are at an all-time high.

Obama has reportedly told close aides and allies that he does not believe Netanyahu will ever be willing to make the kind of big concessions that will lead to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4071461,00.html


20 posted on 09/06/2011 8:06:21 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (PC)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Fifty-plus years of islamist propaganda is apparently very close to achieving its objective...


21 posted on 09/06/2011 8:06:25 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Gates believes Netanyahu’s government has offered the Obama administration “nothing in return” for its generous security aid,”

Like Pakistan has. LOL

Gates is a fool trying to make points with his new masters.

I’m to the point that maybe Israel should just strike out on their own and make what alliances they can instead of depending on the political elite here.

We’ll be far more than sorry to lose Israel as an ally in that miserable part of the world. The only democracy there and we dump on them.


22 posted on 09/06/2011 8:08:10 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: fishtank

Wow. He’s even worse than I thought.


23 posted on 09/06/2011 8:08:10 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (PC)
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To: fishtank

So then his opinions on Israel are just like his opinions on averything else — wrong!


24 posted on 09/06/2011 8:09:58 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: ilovesarah2012
What kind of gratitude is he looking for, exactly?

An honorable suicide?

25 posted on 09/06/2011 8:11:51 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Grateful to Gates and the O admin means you are only grateful if you succumb to their demands.

You can’t say, thank you for the help. Tain’t enough. You must give them what they want to be considered grateful.


26 posted on 09/06/2011 8:12:22 AM PDT by dforest
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To: JudgemAll

gates was one pi$$ poor excuse for a general... just like weasley clark.

LLS


27 posted on 09/06/2011 8:12:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: RatRipper

Am I the only conservative growing weary of our American youth dying, our taxes expended, and our nation going further into debt to unilaterally help and defend many other nations that have never spent a single dime or lost one serviceman in defense of the USA?

There are dozens of countries in this category and it is always the now broke Uncle Sam that is still on the giving end. You know what they call people who go broke giving and never getting - saps?

Until these other nations (and I include Israel and many more) that are much better off per capita fiscally than the USA start paying and reimbursing us, I’m in favor of shutting off the spigot of aid and defense and replenishing our own coffers for a change.


28 posted on 09/06/2011 8:16:22 AM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

“Grateful allies” don’t conduct espionage (as Israel does) on their “friends.”


29 posted on 09/06/2011 8:16:33 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Gaffer
Any man, whether appointed by W in some capacity or not, and held on with the approval of the Obama administration is a traitor to this country as far as I am concerned.

DITTO!!! AND TO SEE HIM BETRAYING ISRAEL LIKE THIS - WELL IT PROVES HE'S NOT A CHRISTIAN EITHER!

30 posted on 09/06/2011 8:16:46 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: Captain Kirk

Ummm...all countries conduct espionage on all other countries. We don’t depend on press releases to determine what the Brits are up to...and Israel would be STUPID to trust anyone with their survival.


31 posted on 09/06/2011 8:18:53 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: exit82
Netanyahu spoke the truth to power and embarassed your butt boy Obama.

BTT

32 posted on 09/06/2011 8:19:37 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Mr Rogers
Ummm...all countries conduct espionage on all other countries

You're backing up my case. You provide all the more reason to stop this nonsensical talk about Israel being a "grateful" and "loyal" friend. There is nothing "special" about our relationship in that regard. Like all other countries, it would sell us down the river in a second, if it thought it would provide any benefit.

33 posted on 09/06/2011 8:24:18 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: ilovesarah2012

FU Bobby boy. Israel has a right to exist and have a right to not be thrown under the bus by the elite.


34 posted on 09/06/2011 8:25:42 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: CondorFlight

And don’t forget the newest nation, the Republic of South Sudan...That should keep the southern flank under observation...


35 posted on 09/06/2011 8:26:06 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: ilovesarah2012
No surprise. All the bushies are revealing their deep bias against Jews. Baker, Scrowcroft, Powell, Rice, Gates, Bush Sr, G.W... As the news continues to trickle out of their shady back door dealings with Israel over the past 20 years, it is no wonder that the G-d of Israel is allowing this nation to receive the curses that it so richly deserves... Obama has only accelerated the decline (Gen 12:3).

If Robert Gates only knew: being Israel's semi-ally over the past 60 years has been the single greatest reason for America's world position. We should be thanking Israel for permitting us to support them.
36 posted on 09/06/2011 8:26:35 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: ilovesarah2012

I have NEVER been impressed with GATES. He’s a political hack, nothing more.


37 posted on 09/06/2011 8:28:15 AM PDT by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: apoliticalone
I'd rather be in Somalia than Libya. I'd rather be in Darfur than Egypt. I'd rather be in Cuba than Germany. I'd rather guard the border with Mexico than the South Korean border with North Korea.
38 posted on 09/06/2011 8:28:27 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: CondorFlight
True, what are we getting for all the fuel and man hours and weapons wasted in Libya, the biggest damn bet wetters in the EU, France and Britain never pay for jack she**.
39 posted on 09/06/2011 8:29:05 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I have zero respect for Gates after what he allowed obama to do to the military.


40 posted on 09/06/2011 8:29:34 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Captain Kirk
“Grateful allies” don’t conduct espionage (as Israel does) on their “friends.”

Couldn't resist, eh? Kind of like the right-arm muscle response in Dr. Strangelove.

So explain, why does the US spy on Israel?
41 posted on 09/06/2011 8:29:34 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: ClearCase_guy
They have this guy in their corner for at least 4 years.


42 posted on 09/06/2011 8:29:51 AM PDT by xp38
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To: faucetman

Now all the Perry bots are going to get you.


43 posted on 09/06/2011 8:30:16 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Gates, the hatchet man for the New World Order, is laying the rationalizing groundwork for Obama's abandonment of Israel when the palestinians ask the UN to declare them a sovereign state. The US will NOT veto this in the Security Council.

This will be one of the greatest betrayals in history. Woe to us for electing this villain as president because if this happens America is doomed.

If you're not a Christian, you'd best become one ASAP since your survivalist retreats, provisions and guns will not save you otherwise. If you are a Christian, prepare to protect yourself and your family. God will be with you if you are with Him.

"I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread." - Psalm 37:25

44 posted on 09/06/2011 8:31:10 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation now!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates blasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying that his policies were ungrateful towards the US

Is THAT why Obammy had Netanyahu enter The White House through the back door? Is THAT why he left him there, by himself, while he went upstairs to dine with his family, telling him to "call me if anything changes"?

There's ungratefulness, but not on Bebe's part.

45 posted on 09/06/2011 8:31:23 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Tzfat

We spy on each other.....which, again, backs up my case, that “loyality” “gratitude” and “friendship” have nothing to do with the Israel/U.S. relationship.


46 posted on 09/06/2011 8:32:04 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: klb99
Just maybe Netanyahu’s attitude stems from the tacky disrespectful way he was treated by 0 at the White House??????

See my post # 45

47 posted on 09/06/2011 8:32:31 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What—pray tell— has the Muslim Brother Barry soetoro aka Barak Hussein Obamba II offered Israel of any credible value?
For that matter what has he done to make America a better place? I can think of 0 as answer to both.


48 posted on 09/06/2011 8:32:57 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: ilovesarah2012
..expecting Netanyahu to kiss the hand of Obama or anyone in his administration is laughable--it's clear he has nothing but contempt for the whole group...
49 posted on 09/06/2011 8:33:31 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Gates and James “I Hate Israel” Baker are two peas in the pod.


50 posted on 09/06/2011 8:34:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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