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Defense Chief Says Israel Must Mend Arab Ties
New York Times ^ | 12/3/11 | THOM SHANKER

Posted on 12/03/2011 6:41:45 PM PST by Nachum

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spoke sternly on Friday to America’s closest ally in the Middle East, telling Israel that it is partly responsible for its increasing isolation and that it now must take “bold action” — diplomatic, not military — to mend ties with its Arab neighbors and settle previously intractable territorial disputes with the Palestinians. “I believe security is dependent on a strong military, but it is also dependent on strong diplomacy,” Mr. Panetta said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arab; chief; defense; israel; leonepanetta; leonpanetta; leonvendetta

1 posted on 12/03/2011 6:41:57 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 12/03/2011 6:43:09 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

LOL. Leon, doing his part to drive US Jews away from Hussein.


3 posted on 12/03/2011 6:46:07 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: Nachum

What ties? And what part of ‘drive every Jew into the sea’ does Panetta not understand?


4 posted on 12/03/2011 6:47:13 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Nachum

Because diplomacy with Israel’s Arab neighbors has been so successful over the last 60 years.


5 posted on 12/03/2011 6:48:47 PM PST by lurk
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To: Nachum

Israel, do not listen to this POS administration, you cannot offer peace to those who plan to kill you..kill them..God will eventually..how’s the red calf doing?


6 posted on 12/03/2011 6:49:10 PM PST by aces
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To: Nachum
MAN !

I SO want to tell this administration to just GFY !!!

7 posted on 12/03/2011 6:50:16 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Tzfat
LOL. Leon, doing his part to drive US Jews away from Hussein.

Sadly, it's not very laughable. American Jews vote overwhelmingly democrat. Their allegiance to democrat politics trumps any allegiance to Israel.

8 posted on 12/03/2011 6:52:28 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: Nachum
“I believe security is dependent on a strong military, but it is also dependent on strong diplomacy,” Mr. Panetta said.

So, Mr. Panetta, how well did appeasement work in the 1930's in Europe?

Not so well, did it.

Idiots, all...

9 posted on 12/03/2011 6:57:01 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Nachum

The admin does this as Obama declares himself the best friend Israel ever had.


10 posted on 12/03/2011 6:59:37 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum


11 posted on 12/03/2011 6:59:37 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

Panetta is completely correct - Israel MUST mend its ties.

Some of those Arabs got loose and are acting out their “Inner MadMo”.


12 posted on 12/03/2011 7:00:02 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Nachum

Panetta must have some great ideas on how mend your relationship with people who are sworn to kill you any way they can.I’d love to hear Leon’s plan.


13 posted on 12/03/2011 7:05:54 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Nachum

Netanyahu should tell Panetta to go “fruck” himself.


14 posted on 12/03/2011 7:09:08 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Nachum

Panetta is just another Himmler, doing what his boss orders.


15 posted on 12/03/2011 7:44:30 PM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: Nachum

Why is that Israel always has to bend over and grab its ankles?


16 posted on 12/03/2011 8:09:36 PM PST by gdzla
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To: Nachum

The same disfunctional federal government that wages war against bullies in America’s kindergartens stands on the side of the Islamic bullies in the mideast.

Go figure.....


17 posted on 12/03/2011 8:09:58 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Nachum

Hmmm.....wonder why no one in this Administration lectures the Arabs on mending fences with Israel?


18 posted on 12/03/2011 8:12:48 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Nachum

Did this guy just awaken from 100 years of sleep, or something? The non-Jewish countries in the ME do not want better relations with Israel! They want Israel gone, obliterated, a second holocaust! This is a lame idea!


19 posted on 12/03/2011 8:30:28 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Nachum
Big bad Israel needs to stop pushing it's poor little muslim neighbors around!

Pick on somebody your own size, you big bully!


20 posted on 12/03/2011 9:29:07 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum
diplomatic, not military

Is Panetta now Secretary of State?

21 posted on 12/03/2011 9:42:55 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Either Obama can beat any GOP candidate or no GOP candidate.)
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To: Travis McGee
Human efforts are laughable in the face of the Almighty. Islam and it's adherents will soon be annihilated; the question is: 'Will we go down with them?’ With our current leaders? Well, to semi-quote Dylan, “We've been walking down this road; We've been living on the edge; We've just got to Turn Around, before we get to the ledge! ” If we, as a people and a nation cannot/do not turn around, we're done.
The Torah Revolution is coming. Get ready.
22 posted on 12/03/2011 9:44:23 PM PST by Torahman (Remember the Maccabees!)
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To: Mike Darancette
Leon Panetta is dumber than dirt. So is his master Commandante Zer0. Let's not forget “she who must be obeyed”, Queen Hillary(!) The Shrew.

Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu is fast approaching the time to take down Iran and it's mad mullahs. Perhaps a decapitation strike on Tehran (and DC) would be a good thing? I would not miss the Beltway Circus on the Potomac (especially if Iran was made to look like the guilty party).

23 posted on 12/04/2011 1:59:40 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Nachum

“Mend” them back to what? The 1948 good old days?


24 posted on 12/04/2011 2:32:28 AM PST by Puddleglum
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To: Nachum

The problem with American politicians is their Ignorant belief that ANY and all problems can be fixed by TALK. With the Arabs the “talk”/ “diplomacy” they understand is blowing everything up , slaying — or enslaving anyone who disagrees with you— and LIEING to everybody to improve your position among men. None of these I could encourage Israel to attempt with their neighbors in the Arab world.America is not made stronger ,nor more secure by our diplomatic efforts with the slayers of men who have prosecuted Jihad against us periodically since our founding fathers first settled in colonies in America.Indeed IMO we are only made less free and less equal for those efforts.


25 posted on 12/04/2011 4:45:20 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Nachum

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is full of crqappola.
Only thing Israel can do to get on the good side of moosie countries is to all die and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and obammy know it.


26 posted on 12/04/2011 5:09:16 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) No RINO's)
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To: Nachum

The Obama administration is playing the old game, the obsolete game.

Israel will and likely is working with the Arabs, the Gulf Arabs, to reduce tension and promote more harmonious relations. The new game developed by George Bush ignores the Palestinians and allows the Arabs to bring them under control rather than force the issue on Israel.

The process is slow. Syria is being neutered and Assad will not be around much longer. Once Syria is gone, Lebanon and Hezbollah will be neutralized. With the loss of the two Iranian surrogates, Iranian influence will be drastically reduced if not eliminated.

The west bank and Gaza will be isolated.

Obama has chosen not to play and as a result has isolated himself. The players know his days are numbered and a new guy will rise, one who will enjoy the new game


27 posted on 12/04/2011 5:18:38 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Nachum

The Dems have used this guy Paneta for just about everything except SOS, or for that matter POTUS.

By this sorta sortie by Paneta into international diplomacy I’m wondering if the Dems intend to replace Obama in the runup to the 2012 election with Hillary, then place Paneta in the SOS position, and Obama replacing Jimmuh Cahtah in the “If only I coulda” position running around the World sticking his nose into everybody’s business.

Seems that Paneta is their “Jack of all trades”, definitely “Master of none”.


28 posted on 12/04/2011 7:15:35 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Hoodat
...what part of ‘drive every Jew into the sea’ does Panetta not understand?

Panetta thought actress Sharon Tate also should have 'worked with' the Charles Manson gang too...

29 posted on 12/04/2011 7:21:47 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: Nachum

What, Leon took some time off from barbecuing to make a statement? Dear Dumbass Leon; you have a couple of wars to fight and they’re not going so well. Shut your big yap and figure out how to win. Oh, that’s right, it’s just those little people American Soldiers that are getting crippled and killed. Have another glass of wine and check on the lobster.


30 posted on 12/04/2011 7:22:01 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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