Skip to comments.Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu 'liar' (Obama AGREES, Caught On Open Mic!)
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.
Him and Tony Blair had a similar open mike incident. It didn’t get too much traction in the media either.
Uh, No. When Bush and Blair had the open mike incident, it was ALL OV£R the news like white on rice. Are you sure you weren’t under a rock? For one thing the BBC reporter (and you can probably find it on youtube) reported with GLEE that Bush said ‘....so I told them someone ought to tell the X to stop doing this sh*t...’ etc. etc.
“didnt get too much traction in the media either.”
What planet were you living on in those days, because on THIS PLANET, Bush calling a reporter an asshole on an open mic was the lead story FOR DAYS....
FOR FIRST THING TOMORROW!
Translation: Bibi lives in his head.
WONderDOG ("They talk about me like I'm a dog") still can't shake the Zionist merit badge Netanyahu so skillfully bestowed upon him at the UN.
Obama’s Jewish base should completely abandon him now (except for the hardcore Alinsky Marxists). Ironically, this will probably boost Sarko’s standing in the French polls.
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.
They probably wanted the world to hear what they said to discredit Israel and up their standings in the Arab world.
The Frogs and the wannabe Frog.
Zero’s entire life has been an incident.
If it can be verified that Obama and Sarkosky protrayed Netanyahu as a bad guy, the shit is really going to hit the fan, especially with Olmert recently coming out against Iran.
This could be a benefit to the west. Then again...
This will simply because of the topic and the situation developing with Iran. This will be all over the alternative media today. Watch.
I remember when Jesus’ name/title wasn’t simply an exclamation, especially on a conservative site. Certainly you’re not the only one, and I don’t mean to single you out, but His name is worthy of worship and allowed for entreaty, but was never meant for being used lightly.
So how did it get published, then?