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'Gates lashed out, called Netanyahu an ungrateful ally'
Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/5/11 | Staff

Posted on 09/06/2011 10:50:18 AM PDT by Nachum

Former US defense secretary Robert Gates lashed out Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, calling him an ungrateful ally and blaming him for diplomatically isolating Israel and hurting American interests, according to a Tuesday column. The criticism, which was revealed in a Bloomberg column by Jeffrey Goldberg, apparently peaked after Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama last March, lecturing him on the Israeli security situation with a level of "impudence" that shocked many in the White House, including Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Gates felt that while the US had laid out "many steps" to "guarantee Israel's

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TOPICS: Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gates; israel; lashed; netanyahu; out
Ungrateful ally = Won't die
1 posted on 09/06/2011 10:50:21 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 09/06/2011 10:54:26 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I doubt this...I can see it coming out of Obama’s mouth...but not Gates. Not his style.


3 posted on 09/06/2011 10:58:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Gates thinks Israel recently became Isolated? Whew!


4 posted on 09/06/2011 10:58:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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5 posted on 09/06/2011 10:59:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Nachum

Unfaithful doesn’t deserve ungrateful?


6 posted on 09/06/2011 10:59:38 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Nachum

“grateful” for what?
Funding and providing political support to their enemies?


7 posted on 09/06/2011 11:04:50 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Nachum
The Bloomberg column is a rehash of Net chewing out Obama....live!!

Bottom line...It's really a pro Obama article...

8 posted on 09/06/2011 11:05:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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“I doubt this...I can see it coming out of Obama’s mouth...but not Gates. Not his style.”

I agree with you on this. The word “gratitude” reminds me of what Churchill said. “Nations don’t have friends. Nations have common interests.” Gratitude implies that friendship. I assure you that whatever we did for Israel has been because we perceived common interests; meaning we did it as much for ourselves as Israel. You don’t expect gratitude under those circumstances. (Actually, it’s a bad idea to ever expect gratitude. It might be nice if it’s offered, but don’t expect it. That expectation will cause resentment.

Having said that, the United States’ relationship with Israel is in the past. Our present administration sees Israel as an impediment that must be removed at all/any cost. I believe our present administration has adopted the Arab view that the only good Israel is a dead Israel.


9 posted on 09/06/2011 11:12:58 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Nachum

Robert Gates = “Whew! In the old days, they would have had me shot for incompetence, but now, I get to keep flapping my gums to prove I was incompetent.”


10 posted on 09/06/2011 11:22:40 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum
Although I have some doubts if Robert Gates ever uttered the words attributed to him in this article in the Jerusalem Post, it reminds us that the Obama administration has backhanded Israel and when Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, pushes back on suicidal demands from Obama and a senior member of his administration, they whine about Israeli 'ingratitude'. How absurd. Israel has been fighting for it's life for over 50 years, has made endless, totally unappreciated concessions to the 'Palestinians' and is still in mortal danger from the 350 million hostile Arabs/Persians that surround it. I'm sure most Israelis would join us in stating that 2012 can't come soon enough to be rid of Obama and his Muslim-loving, anti-Israel administration.
11 posted on 09/06/2011 11:48:53 AM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum
Yes, Israel should be grateful to be beholden to the most anti-Israel administration ever.

Every time Israel is whipped, the 0 administration expects them to say “Thank you, Sir, may I have another?”

12 posted on 09/06/2011 12:10:11 PM PDT by mojito
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BARACK OBAMA and HILLARY CLINTON can SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES when it comes to ISRAEL.

Them slamming Israel for being unwilling TO COMMIT SUICIDE to please them is asinine at best.

I STAND WITH ISRAEL, as do many true AMERICANS. I pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and that this administration will not be allowed to mistreat Israel in the UN vote this month.


13 posted on 09/06/2011 12:39:12 PM PDT by Twinkie (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA !!!)
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To: Nachum

Obama, gates and Hillary think Jerusalem is Saigon


14 posted on 09/06/2011 12:57:58 PM PDT by hecht ("Murray, use your coaster")
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To: Nachum

I hope the PM called Gates what he is: an unmitigated fool.


15 posted on 09/06/2011 1:01:06 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Duval Patrick is a coward. Explain yourself on The O'Reilly Factor, you creep!)
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To: Nachum

Gates is a sorry sack of squid crap..... Doom on him an the socialist administration that he just left.

His words, thoughts, opinions an record are irrelevant because he is a liar with an agenda. Any honors bestowed up him are nothing more that drug store hero jack in the box BS .

.... Did I say I think he sucks ?

My opinion of that traitor.


16 posted on 09/06/2011 2:49:21 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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My understanding is that Gates criticism was of Israel, not Bibi.

17 posted on 09/06/2011 4:29:49 PM PDT by SJackson (Free Palestine, return it to the inhabitants who had the land taken by the Romans, Alan West)
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Thanks Nachum.
The criticism, which was revealed in a Bloomberg column by Jeffrey Goldberg, apparently peaked after Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama last March, lecturing him on the Israeli security situation with a level of "impudence" that shocked many in the White House, including Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
If Zero is ready to be reasonable, Bibi will be having dinner. IOW, intercourse Goldberg, Bloomberg, and Granny Gates.


18 posted on 09/06/2011 4:58:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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I don’t like Gates, never did. Anyone willing to work for Obama is a rat at heart in my book. Same with Huntsman.


19 posted on 09/06/2011 11:44:18 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Genoa
Unfaithful doesn’t deserve ungrateful?.

Good one. . .

20 posted on 09/07/2011 12:05:40 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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Unfaithful doesn’t deserve ungrateful?.

Good one. . .

21 posted on 09/07/2011 12:05:47 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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