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Israel Not Invited to NATO's Chicago Summit
ABC News ^ | 5-11-12 | Slobodan Lekic

Posted on 05/12/2012 9:54:38 AM PDT by 444Flyer

Israel will not be invited to NATO's May 20-21 summit in Chicago, the alliance's top official said Friday. But he denied that alliance member Turkey had blocked Israel's participation.

Instead, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the reason is because Israel does not participate in NATO's main military missions.

News reports have claimed that Turkey blocked Israel's participation because of the raid in 2010 by Israeli troops on ships heading to Gaza in which eight Turks and a Turkish-American died.

NATO has a system of partnerships with dozens of nations across the globe such as the Mediterranean Dialogue, a NATO outreach program with seven friendly nations, including Israel.

In the past, partner nations did not usually attend the alliance's summits. But Fogh Rasmussen said 13 would do so this time.

"At the Lisbon summit (in 2010), we made clear that we would enhance dialogue and cooperation with partner nations ... because in today's world security challenges know no borders, and no country or alliance can deal with most of them on their own," he told journalists.

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Brilliant policy... /S!

Shun and ignore Israel, the only Democracy in the Middle East and the only country with the willingness, courage and brains to take out Nutjub's threat to the nations.

But include such military powerhouses such as "Sweden, Switzerland, Qatar, Georgia, Australia and New Zealand." ROTFL!!!

1 posted on 05/12/2012 9:54:42 AM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

I hereby formally wish to extend an invitation to the nation of Israel. I personally don’t understand why they would want to be there but I and my nation are friends of Israel and we decide who comes, not NATO.


2 posted on 05/12/2012 9:57:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 444Flyer
Looks like you won't be missing much of anything Israel.


3 posted on 05/12/2012 9:57:42 AM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
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To: 444Flyer
Israel is preparing to go it alone. Rightly so, Israel knows full well that Obama will not do anything to help secure peace that involves an intact Israel. Bebe recently gave up 4 more years to secure 18 months of 75% unity within Israel. Folks, this is Israel saying they will stop Iran however necessary. They'll take a go conventionally, but in the end, they'll have to show the world, they do have, and will use its nukes. More power to them.
4 posted on 05/12/2012 9:58:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 444Flyer

It is going to be a cluster f*** any way.


5 posted on 05/12/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly.

Obama endorses the OIC’s “UN” while denying the greatest leaders of the Free World who champion democracy in the face of the muslim world, Israel.

It used to be that America championed those values, democracy, freedom rights and liberty..... not what Islam and the OIC and MB profess.

FUBO


6 posted on 05/12/2012 10:04:09 AM PDT by himno hero (UQ)
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To: 444Flyer

Probably will be less violence in Isreal than Chicago anyway.


7 posted on 05/12/2012 10:05:47 AM PDT by matt04
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To: 444Flyer
Not a surprise, Israel will be alone at the end.

For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty [...]And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon (Rev. 16: 14, 16)

8 posted on 05/12/2012 10:14:53 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Yep, and per Joel 3 as well.

This could be one more example of the hardening of the hearts of the Lord’s enemies in preparation.


9 posted on 05/12/2012 10:25:35 AM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
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To: 444Flyer
Apparently, 0bama’s best foreign leader buddy is the Turkish and Islamist PM Erdogan.

Imagine that.

10 posted on 05/12/2012 10:32:18 AM PDT by mojito
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To: 444Flyer
When will the Chi-Comms become part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization? And why not? It seems like anybody can join.
11 posted on 05/12/2012 10:41:29 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: 444Flyer

Israel is not a member of NATO

Members Of NATO,

·

Albania ·
Belgium ·
Bulgaria ·
Canada ·
Croatia ·
Czech Republic ·
Denmark ·
Estonia ·
France ·
Germany ·
Greece ·
Hungary ·
Iceland ·
Italy ·
Latvia ·
Lithuania ·
Luxembourg ·
Netherlands ·
Norway ·
Poland ·
Portugal ·
Romania ·
Slovakia ·
Slovenia ·
Spain ·
Turkey ·
United Kingdom ·
United States

·


12 posted on 05/12/2012 10:45:22 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: cripplecreek

The nations of the world will eventually wind up attacking Israel, under the leadership of the Antichrist.

The attackers will be cut into pieces. It is foretold.

You have been warned, o world.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah%2012:1-3,%2014:1-5&version=KJV

Zechariah 12:1-3

King James Version (KJV)

12 The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Zechariah 14:1-5

King James Version (KJV)

14 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.


13 posted on 05/12/2012 11:33:26 AM PDT 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: PLD

I didn’t understand why they would be invited, since they aren’t part of NATO. Looking at your list, it would seem that quite a few countries are pretty far from the North Atlantic (as though they needed to include former Warsaw Pact countries so they wouldn’t be so...Warsaw Pact).


14 posted on 05/12/2012 12:38:52 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: 444Flyer

If I were a nations leader I would avoid Chicago completely.

Something evil lurks there.


15 posted on 05/12/2012 12:41:03 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: PLD

Some real powerhouses in there, NATO is fading into irrelevancy.


16 posted on 05/12/2012 1:15:03 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: Gaffer

“Israel is preparing to go it alone.”

Nope. Netanyahu just signed an agreement with a major player in the Middle East. Israel is not alone.


17 posted on 05/12/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: wrencher

See # 14; I was wondering more about Albania geographically than militarily, but you have a good point.


18 posted on 05/13/2012 7:54:57 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

Yes, I looked closer at the list too. Beyond northern countries it looks like any European country can be in. Israel does not fit in geographically, plus a lot of those Europeans countries are anti-Semitic.

That makes sense since NATO was to counter the Soviets in Europe. But these days it seems like it is not much more than another diplomat’s club where the members whine & dine and Uncle Sam picks up the tab.


19 posted on 05/13/2012 10:49:33 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: PLD
Israel is not a member of NATO

The issue attendees. Attenging but left off your list,

ARMENIA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
AZERBAIJAN
BAHRAIN
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
EL SALVADOR
ESTONIA
EUROPEAN UNION
FINLAND
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA*
GEORGIA
IRELAND
JAPAN
JORDAN
MALAYSIA
MONGOLIA
MONTENEGRO
NEW ZEALAND
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
SINGAPORE
SWEDEN
TONGA
UKRAINE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED NATIONS

20 posted on 05/14/2012 4:32:12 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: kearnyirish2

Note post 20


21 posted on 05/14/2012 4:33:34 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: F15Eagle

The word of God for the people of God.


22 posted on 05/14/2012 4:41:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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23 posted on 05/14/2012 4:42:55 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SJackson

I see; what is “NATO” about those countries?


24 posted on 05/14/2012 3:51:55 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

Nothing NATO, imo an outdated institution about them. They’re invitees. Some support “us” in Afghanistan, some don’t. And for what it’s worth, the administration says Israel was never invited, thus Turkey couldn’t have barred them. The entire exercise is silly. Watch the news coverage next week. Bet there’s ten words at least for the protests for a single word about what NATO is attempting to accomplish.


25 posted on 05/14/2012 5:28:09 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SJackson

I’m sure you’re right.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 2:15:11 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: 444Flyer

Israel’s response......

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2884531/posts


27 posted on 05/16/2012 1:17:31 PM PDT by ravager
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To: 444Flyer

That’s what happens when you let the European Union take over control of NATO. From Bosnia on down, just one disaster after another.


28 posted on 05/16/2012 1:52:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: sergeantdave
Netanyahu just signed an agreement with a major player in the Middle East. Israel is not alone.

More please.
29 posted on 05/16/2012 1:55:45 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

“More please.”

You betcha. Israel has signed a tentative agreement with a Russian company to build gas and electrical lines from the Mediteranian Sea and through Cyprus to provide Europe with energy. This agreement cuts out the existing gas lines from Turkey and Russia. I think it’s getting interesting.


30 posted on 05/16/2012 5:05:41 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: 444Flyer
But include such military powerhouses such as "Sweden, Switzerland, Qatar, Georgia, Australia and New Zealand." ROTFL!!!

It sure is a good thing that The LORD is completely able to do what He will and isn't at all controlled by the big ideas and notions of the world's faithless, clueless peoples.

31 posted on 05/21/2012 8:12:50 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Eye of Unk
If I were a nations leader I would avoid Chicago completely.

Something evil lurks there.

I know. I sometimes wonder that I lived only about 150 miles from the evil city that birthed the political entity Obama. To think that he was only that many miles from me for years. Very weird feeling!

32 posted on 05/21/2012 8:31:37 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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33 posted on 05/21/2012 8:37:05 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Bellflower
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34 posted on 05/22/2012 4:39:01 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
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