Skip to comments.Defense Chief Says Israel Must Mend Arab Ties
Posted on 12/03/2011 6:41:45 PM PST by Nachum
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spoke sternly on Friday to Americas 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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LOL. Leon, doing his part to drive US Jews away from Hussein.
What ties? And what part of ‘drive every Jew into the sea’ does Panetta not understand?
Because diplomacy with Israel’s Arab neighbors has been so successful over the last 60 years.
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?
I SO want to tell this administration to just GFY !!!
Sadly, it's not very laughable. American Jews vote overwhelmingly democrat. Their allegiance to democrat politics trumps any allegiance to Israel.
So, Mr. Panetta, how well did appeasement work in the 1930's in Europe?
Not so well, did it.
The admin does this as Obama declares himself the best friend Israel ever had.
Panetta is completely correct - Israel MUST mend its ties.
Some of those Arabs got loose and are acting out their “Inner MadMo”.
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.
Netanyahu should tell Panetta to go “fruck” himself.
Panetta is just another Himmler, doing what his boss orders.
Why is that Israel always has to bend over and grab its ankles?
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.
Hmmm.....wonder why no one in this Administration lectures the Arabs on mending fences with Israel?
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!
Pick on somebody your own size, you big bully!
Is Panetta now Secretary of State?
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).
“Mend” them back to what? The 1948 good old days?
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.
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.
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
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”.
Panetta thought actress Sharon Tate also should have 'worked with' the Charles Manson gang too...
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.
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