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).
Err..Who are the grateful allies?
Maybe Gates is looking to run as VP with Ron Paul in a 3rd party candidacy.
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.
I wonder if "American Idol" is on tonight?
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.
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.
Always knew I never liked the son of a gun
Starting with Bush 41 and since, we haven’t exactly been friendly with Israel.
Why Robert Gates is awful.
Gates Urges Repeal Of Military’s Ban On Gays
Gates rules out idea of ‘containing’ nuclear-armed Iran
Gates: Turkey ‘pushed eastward’ by Europe
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates Bowing to Foreign Leader
Gates gives nod to Don’t Ask repeal deal
Sen. DeMint (R-SC), Sec. Gates Clash Over Missile Defense During First START Hearing
Robert Gates aims to kill F-35 jet engine
Robert Gates chides General Stanley McChrystal ‘campaign’ (Oct. 7, 2009!)
Afraid to kill: ‘Fighting’ terror with wishful thinking (about Robert gates)
Gates Says (U.S.) Will Share (Satellite Destruction) Data With China
Gates Fires At Carriers, Subs, EFV
Obama administration blocks sale of 6 AH-64D helicopters to Israel - approves 12 to Egypt
They would be a good deal more grateful if Obama would act like and ally.
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.
I’ve hated Gates since he made a decision on drones, and then publicly condemned the USAF for obeying his command.
I wonder what Gates had on the Bushies, a live boy or dead horse?
Fifty-plus years of islamist propaganda is apparently very close to achieving its objective...
“Gates believes Netanyahus 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.
An honorable suicide?
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.
FU Bobby boy. Israel has a right to exist and have a right to not be thrown under the bus by the elite.