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White House: Israel has right to defend itself
Associated Press ^ | Nov. 17, 2012 12:43 PM ET | Jim Kuhnhenn

Posted on 11/17/2012 6:37:50 PM PST by Olog-hai

The White House on Saturday defended Israel’s right to defend itself against attack and decide how to respond to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, blaming the ruling Islamic militant Hamas group for starting the conflict.

Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are in agreement that a de-escalation of the violence is preferred, provided that Hamas stops sending rocket into Israel, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters during the president’s flight on Air Force One to Asia. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
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1 posted on 11/17/2012 6:37:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It is a setup. Wait and see.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 6:40:04 PM PST by Revel
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To: Revel

we know,,,
the white house is a liar!


3 posted on 11/17/2012 6:42:26 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Olog-hai
deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters

This guy pops out of the woodwork, says his piece, is labeled "the White House" in the headline, and then disappears again.

Meantime, Obama himself has been criticizing Israel. And said nothing when the UN blamed Israel for the millionth time. And just a while ago, about the time those rockets were being fired from the Sinai, supposedly controlled now by Egypt, he praised the Muslim terrorist who is running Egypt for his dedication to peace with Israel. While the Egyptian authorities have been chanting that Israel must die.

What's wrong with this picture?

4 posted on 11/17/2012 6:45:35 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai

Too bad the US Constitution can’t properly defend itself.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 6:47:37 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai
In other words, they are on their own.

If Obama intended any support, it would have said so.

6 posted on 11/17/2012 6:48:08 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: Revel

Yes Israel is being drawn into a war with encouragement from Hussain.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 6:48:22 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Olog-hai

Israel has a right to defend itself.

And I’m going to cut taxes.

And I’m going to reduce the deficit.

And I’m going to cut government spending.

And Americans have an absolute right to firearms.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 6:50:38 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every level and every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against yo)
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To: Olog-hai

Israel has the right to defend itself= NSS!


10 posted on 11/17/2012 6:52:45 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Olog-hai

Who slipped Barack the mellow weed?


11 posted on 11/17/2012 6:53:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Tzimisce

Goodness. No wonder Cornel West called the POTUS a “republican” et cetera . . .


12 posted on 11/17/2012 6:54:50 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Once in a while what is expected happens. Other times the unexpected comes. Knowing Israel and knowing our zer0, the contrast is expected and unexpected which is a contradiction of good verses evil. Believe Israel knows what to expect. zer0, not so much. The liar tries to hide.
13 posted on 11/17/2012 6:55:07 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Olog-hai

Here comes the butt, and I don’t mean the wookie!


14 posted on 11/17/2012 6:55:11 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Must be a Choom Gang reunion.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 6:56:17 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Israel should announce that it recognizes Gaza as an independent nation and then announce the rocket attacks are an act of war and declare war on Gaza and then send in the tanks and Apache’s


16 posted on 11/17/2012 6:57:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai
"I will stand with them (the mooses) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." BHO.

Liar now or then?

Explains BinGhazzi.

17 posted on 11/17/2012 7:03:17 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Olog-hai
춤 강 chum gang translation: Dancing River
18 posted on 11/17/2012 7:03:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh yeah. Sure.

I trust Obama.

Yeppers. Yessiree.

Oh yeah, of course.

(does it really need the sarcasm tag?)


19 posted on 11/17/2012 7:03:40 PM 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: Olog-hai

Israel hasn’t the gonads to protect itself or there would be no Gaza strip.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 7:05:55 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Revel

Obama is just stalling for time until his people come up with the right excuse , so they can switch sides


21 posted on 11/17/2012 7:05:55 PM PST by molson209
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To: Olog-hai
춤 강의 chum gang-ui translation: Dance, Lectures
22 posted on 11/17/2012 7:06:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

You don’t say...........well how bout that?


23 posted on 11/17/2012 7:16:17 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Tzimisce

I created 8 Million jobs.

Oil production is UP on federal lands.

I’ve deported more undocumented workers than any of my predecessors.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 7:25:14 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Revel
It's not a set up.

It is not help, either.

Zero's people are rag heads and not Brits, Americans or Jews ... that's the bottom line.

If Israel needs help after defending itself, zero will say, "You had the right to defend yourself ... good luck"

25 posted on 11/17/2012 7:28:25 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Olog-hai

The Liberal Messiah is saying this only because He knows Israel will do what it wants anyway. He has nothing to gain by getting in an argument with Netanyahu.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 7:49:17 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Olog-hai
So the White House says Israel has the right to defend itself. Who knew a sovereign nation has the right to defend itself? Who gives a fiddler’s d@mn what the White House has to say about it.
27 posted on 11/17/2012 8:12:49 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Logical me
I suspect that when this mess is over Gaza will be known as West Israel.
28 posted on 11/17/2012 8:26:47 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Olog-hai

White House: Israel has right to defend itself

I seriously doubt if Israel gives a rats ass if the White House thinks it is okay for them to defend themselves......


29 posted on 11/17/2012 8:52:25 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Olog-hai

Meanwhile, the Muslim-in-chief stirs up all the s**t in the ME that he possibly can. I still can’t get my head around why supporting terrorists laws don’t apply to him or anyone in his administration.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 9:01:41 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: Olog-hai

Sure as long as they don’t kill any one.... bleeech this WH is pathetic


31 posted on 11/17/2012 10:09:09 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Olog-hai

Then quickly added, “but we won’t help them.”


32 posted on 11/17/2012 10:16:44 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai

Personally, I think they should escalate big time, throw down a nuke on Tehran, one on Mecca, and one on Cairo. All within minutes of each other. Maybe the terrorists will decide to try to coexist after that. If not take ot a second layer of enemies in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq.


33 posted on 11/17/2012 10:17:13 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

The liberal press would just love that. Another opportunity to vilify the “Zionist entity” and all. (How did we ever let Kurt Waldheim run the UN?)

The USA should stop waiting for Israel to do what we should have done ages ago. After all, we got stuck with the label “Great Satan”. The Camp David Accords were a terrible mistake too.


34 posted on 11/17/2012 11:49:35 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

And on the flip side, the WH says that Israel shouldn’t be attacking Gaza and needs to keep troops out....


35 posted on 11/18/2012 5:09:30 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Olog-hai

The news report just now of this situation in the middle east could well have been produced by Hamas. Followed by Chuck Todd carrying Obama’s water on this then David Gregory covering his rear on Benghazi.


36 posted on 11/18/2012 5:13:52 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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