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Barak: We Cannot Come Off 'Wimpy' on Iran
Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/11 | David Lev

Posted on 11/17/2011 9:52:42 AM PST by Eleutheria5

In an interview Thursday morning, Defense Minister Ehud Barak sounded somewhat more pessimistic on the likelihood that the international community could stop Iran's nuclear program with sanctions than he did in an interview on American TV a day earlier. Speaking on Israel Radio, Barak said that although Israel was trying to convince members of the international community to economically isolate Iran, he did not think that effort would work. Despite his pessimism, he said, Israel needed to continue working through diplomatic channels – and avoid the alternative.

On Wednesday, Barak had told American interviewer Charlie Rose that it was in the international community's interests to stop Iran's nuclear program, because if Iran acquired “the bomb” it would prompt a major arms race in the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states pursuing their own nuclear programs. And, he said, if the international community did push Iran, he believed they could convince Tehran of the wisdom of backing down.

Despite his preference for sanctions, Barak reiterated that “all options are on the table. I was the first to coin this phrase, and I am happy to know that nowadays we are hearing it from leaders in the West.” Barak said that Israel could not come across as being afraid to take on Iran militarily. “We must make clear to the world that we understand the situation and are ready to deal with it, and that this is a challenge not just for us, but for the whole world.”

Barak added that he had met recently with foreign ministers from around the world in order to emphasize the importance of dealing with the issue and using sanctions to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ehudbarak; iran; joinhands; wimpy
Related: Barak's Iran Gaffe Provides MKs, Israelis With 'Comic Relief' http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149855

Barak: World Should Join Hands and Sanction Iran http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2808572/posts

Barak Says Israelis Talk Too Much about Iran; ‘Israel is Safe’ http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149529

A bit late for that, Ehud. You come off wimpy, so resign.

1 posted on 11/17/2011 9:52:43 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5
Barak: We Cannot Come Off 'Wimpy' on Iran

Oh NO, too late!

2 posted on 11/17/2011 9:54:35 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Eleutheria5
I know Barack Obama and Barack Obama knows wimpy.

3 posted on 11/17/2011 9:57:05 AM PST by TSgt (whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive...it is the Right of the People to abolish it.)
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To: WayneS

4 posted on 11/17/2011 10:00:40 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Eleutheria5

More speeches by Barky... that’s what the world needs!


5 posted on 11/17/2011 10:02:34 AM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

I get the feeling that picture wasn’t Photoshopped.


6 posted on 11/17/2011 10:02:40 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Eleutheria5
There are two areas I will give Obama credit over Jimma' Carta'. He okayed the mission to kill Bin Laden and he 'said' he doesn't want America to come off wimpy. Jimma' was wimpy and never used the word because it would only accentuate the obvious. Jimma' would have allowed Bin Laden's death.

There. After how many years? I have the grand amount of two compliments for the president. That's two more than I thought I had. lol. And those two were just because Carter was a complete panty wipe.

7 posted on 11/17/2011 10:04:25 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: GOP Poet
meant to say: Jimma' would NOT have allowed Bin Laden's death.
8 posted on 11/17/2011 10:05:43 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Eleutheria5

9 posted on 11/17/2011 10:06:59 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

This never took place and I hope all parties sue this company. Refuse to use their name to make their marketing tactic work for them. This is disgusting.


10 posted on 11/17/2011 10:06:59 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: GOP Poet
This never took place and I hope all parties sue this company. Refuse to use their name to make their marketing tactic work for them. This is disgusting.

In front of a camera, anyway.
11 posted on 11/17/2011 10:08:14 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Oh, dear! I wouldn't want Obama to come off wimpy!

I want everyone to see Obama as the figure he naturally projects.

12 posted on 11/17/2011 10:18:01 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Eleutheria5

Ehud Barak went wimpy on dividing Israel. Maybe he woke up to reality on Iran? Well it is very late in the game. Very late.


13 posted on 11/17/2011 10:20:53 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Eleutheria5

Then you will need to step down fukk face.
F U B O


14 posted on 11/17/2011 10:38:25 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: Pollster1

Wrong Barak. Read the story. It’s about Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, not Present Barak Hussein Obama.


15 posted on 11/17/2011 10:46:33 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: TSgt

Ehud, our DM, not your POTUS


16 posted on 11/17/2011 10:47:58 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: GOP Poet

That’s nice, but the story’s about Ehud, not BHO, as I took pains to make clear from the getgo.


17 posted on 11/17/2011 10:49:08 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: WayneS

” the best comment was the one made by Meretz MK Ilan Gilon. “I don’t understand Ehud Barak,” he said. “He says that if he was a Palestinian he would join Hamas and if he was Iranian he would develop nuclear weapons. It’s a good thing he’s not Israeli, because then he would want to be Defense Minister,” Gilaon said.”


18 posted on 11/17/2011 10:55:43 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Even better now I have only one reason to compliment Barack. lol. As far as you taking great steps at making it clear about Ehud. I am sure you were more than effective here. I just took one glance and wrote. Explains the gonads displayed in the title. I was confused as that is not something I would associate with Barack. Ehud? Yes.


19 posted on 11/17/2011 11:02:59 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Eleutheria5

So who would be a good replacement for Ehud Barak (never noticed before the parallel in the names.)


20 posted on 11/17/2011 11:06:03 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Says the limp wrist-ed wimp in chief!

LLS

21 posted on 11/17/2011 11:48:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Ooops... thought it was the kenyan usurper.

LLS


22 posted on 11/17/2011 11:50:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Eleutheria5
Wrong Barak. Read the story. It’s about Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, not Present Barak Hussein Obama.

Oopsie. I should have read the article. Somehow the word "wimpy" and the name "Barak" made me think of the wrong one. I hope Barak will get this right - the odds are MUCH better than with Barack.

23 posted on 11/17/2011 11:55:56 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1

It’s singularly hard to tell them apart. Ehud Barak bullies mitnahalim (”settlers”) to please Arabs who, despite all the bulldozing, still hate him for being a Jooo! and despise him for buying their “land for piece” line and for not bulldozing more houses. Barak Hussein Obama bullies Ehud Barak and Bibi to please Arabs who, despite all the concessions he demands of them, still hate him for being an American, and despise him for buying their “two-nations, two-states” bigoted bromide, and for not demanding even more concessions. So I can understand the confusion. What’s in a name? A skunk by any other name would smell as much.


24 posted on 11/17/2011 1:15:41 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Too late Barry. By extending an unasked for hand of friendship all over the middle east, bowing to other leaders (yes it really was a big deal), and announcing abrupt unilateral draw downs in Iraq and Afghanistan, your whimpiness is already cemented in place.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 1:20:45 PM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: GOP Poet

I’d say Ketzele from Ihud Leumi, or that fellow, the Deputy PM or FM, I forget which, who made the great video about Judah and Samaria setting the record straight. More informed people might know of others, but those two are my top choices.


26 posted on 11/17/2011 1:25:00 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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Somehow Barak and wimpy only works with our Barak, not Israel's

27 posted on 11/17/2011 4:22:08 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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