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Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu 'liar' (Obama AGREES, Caught On Open Mic!)
YNET ^ | 11-7-11 | YNET

Posted on 11/07/2011 10:52:07 PM PST by tcrlaf

The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: "I cannot stand him. He is a liar." According to the report, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!"

The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders' microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.

The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press, who were still in possession of headsets provided by the Elysée for the sake of simultaneous translation during the G20 press conference.

"By the time the (media) services at the Elysée realize it, it was on for at least three minutes," one journalist told the website. Still, he said that reporters "did not have a chance to take advantage of this fluke."

The surprising lack of coverage may be explained by a report alleging that reporters present at the event were requested to sign an agreement to keep mum on the subject of the embarrassing comments.

A member of the media confirmed Monday that "there were discussions between journalists and they agreed not to publish the comments due to the sensitivity of the issue."

Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu 'liar'

Microphones accidently left on after G20 meeting pick up private conversation between US, French presidents. Sarkozy admits he 'can't stand' Israeli premier. Obama: You're fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day!

French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told US President Barack Obama that he could not "stand" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he thinks the Israeli premier "is a liar."

According to a Monday report in the French website "Arret sur Images," after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on Thursday, the two presidents retired to a private room, to further discuss the matters of the day.

The conversation apparently began with President Obama criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership bid in UNESCO despite Washington's strong objection to the move.


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To: tcrlaf
A member of the media confirmed Monday that "there were discussions between journalists and they agreed not to publish the comments due to the sensitivity of the issue."

And they wonder why their credibility has gone into the crapper.

21 posted on 11/08/2011 1:43:59 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Don't Tread on Me!)
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To: Apparatchik
0bummer’s Jewish base will largely hold firm. They can't vote for a Republican conservative (even a Romney) for they equate conservatism with right wing, and right wing with the Nazis. Yes, I know Hitler and the Nazis arguably were not right wing. But it's their perception not mine.
22 posted on 11/08/2011 1:47:09 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

Le frog & the Kenyan Muslim!!!!!


23 posted on 11/08/2011 2:30:32 AM PST by wiseone (india)
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To: tcrlaf

We have new allies now. The Muzzie Brotherhood.

Israel can pound sand as long as a Muzzie sympathizer occupies the White Hut.


24 posted on 11/08/2011 2:38:34 AM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: tcrlaf

“Bush calling a reporter an asshole on an open mic was the lead story FOR DAYS....”

Was this the Bush/Cheney open mic moment? I believe it was “first class asshole.” I also remember the issue being about how children would react to the fact that a leader used this type of language.


25 posted on 11/08/2011 2:54:17 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Ezekiel
Translation: Bibi lives in his head.

From what I've read Obama was pissed because France surprisingly voted for Palestinian UNESCO membership and I'm quite sure Bibi let Obama know what he thinks about that.

IMHO it's not that Obama outright agrees with Sarkozy (which he actually didn't) or that Netanyahu lives in Obama's head, but that it comes across in a way that his royal self can't be bothered to deal with world affairs, i.e. his job. How jaded can one person be?
26 posted on 11/08/2011 3:11:09 AM PST by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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To: luvbach1

It will hold firm because they are left of Lenin hard core liberal loons who basically go not believe in the legal existence of Israel at all - I know a few of them down here in Florida and the ignorance is appalling


27 posted on 11/08/2011 3:16:16 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Toespi

Remember when the news story is BREAKING or THIS JUST IN the activity behind the curtain goes into high gear.


28 posted on 11/08/2011 3:17:41 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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earlier:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2803964/posts


29 posted on 11/08/2011 3:20:16 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: gemoftheocean

It was during the 2006 Israeli war and Bush said (with his mouth full of food) something like, Syria needs to quit supplying arms to Hezbollah. And your right, it was plastered all over the news and analysts were all over saying how dumb Bush was.


31 posted on 11/08/2011 3:31:34 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil
so are we all looking forward to Rush telling his 35 million listeners this?

There's a very good chance Rush will mention this. Why do you think he won't?

32 posted on 11/08/2011 3:35:16 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: skr

Thank you skr. I do wish there was more reverence with His name.


33 posted on 11/08/2011 3:56:53 AM PST by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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To: tcrlaf
The surprising lack of coverage may be explained by a report alleging that reporters present at the event were requested to sign an agreement to keep mum on the subject of the embarrassing comments.

A member of the media confirmed Monday that "there were discussions between journalists and they agreed not to publish the comments due to the sensitivity of the issue."

Typical.

34 posted on 11/08/2011 4:01:41 AM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil
"..so are we all looking forward to Rush telling his 35 million listeners this? and will we hear it on MSNBC? ahh,,,nope,,Herman Cain feeling up white women is priority."Bingo..
35 posted on 11/08/2011 4:07:54 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: maquiladora; Mariner

ping

Any thoughts on whether this could change the decision making process in Israel regarding Iran?


36 posted on 11/08/2011 4:11:56 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: Ezekiel

Translation: Bibi lives in his head.

*****

Correct!!! And Bibi knows it.

I wonder who else Obama “has to deal with every day.” Probably all of the Republican governors. He certainly seems to be vindictive in his dealings with their states.


37 posted on 11/08/2011 4:14:44 AM PST by maica ( Beat Obama with a Cain.)
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To: onyx

So the media will not report on embarrassing things that Obama might have said....go figure. The media in this country is pathetic!


38 posted on 11/08/2011 4:20:50 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: tcrlaf
A member of the media confirmed Monday that "there were discussions between journalists and they agreed not to publish the comments due to the sensitivity of the issue." because the truth would embarrass the progressive movement.

Fixed it.

39 posted on 11/08/2011 4:30:03 AM PST by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: tcrlaf

Not surprising but nonetheless extremely worrying remarks.

Sarkozy is a dangerous man and now proven hater of Israel along with Obama.

2012 can’t come soon enough......Israel will be destroyed if Obama wins re election.


40 posted on 11/08/2011 4:42:06 AM PST by UKrepublican
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