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Netanyahu apologizes to Turkish PM for Gaza flotilla raid, in phone call with Obama
foxnews.com ^ | 3/22/13 | james rosen/AP/ foxnews

Posted on 03/22/2013 1:18:32 PM PDT by ColdOne

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a phone call arranged with help from President Obama, apologized to Turkey Friday for the deaths of its citizens during a 2010 Gaza flotilla raid -- in a move to restore ruptured ties between the two nations.

Netanyahu acknowledged "operational mistakes" in the raid, according to one official, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accepted the apology.

The phone call, which Obama also joined, was described as a "first

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bibierdoganapology; bibiturkeyapology; gazaflotilla

1 posted on 03/22/2013 1:18:32 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

I wanna puke.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 1:20:12 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

I agree. Just horrible news.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 1:21:20 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

This seems really weird. out of the blue Bibi decides to call, since Obama is there? This stinks, it looks like Obama strong-armed him to do it.


4 posted on 03/22/2013 1:22:34 PM PDT by jag.drafting (/s)
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To: Westbrook

re: “I wanna puke.”

I’m with you - what in the world does Obama have on Netanyahu?? Obama had already thrown Israel under the bus during his first term - why the apology?? BARF!


5 posted on 03/22/2013 1:24:58 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: ColdOne

I don’t believe the slant on this for a second.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 1:25:09 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Westbrook

Something ain’t right..............pass the puke bowl


7 posted on 03/22/2013 1:26:26 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Westbrook
If Israel gives too much to the forces of evil, they will be destroyed again. Nothing personal, just a teaching exercise.
TWB
8 posted on 03/22/2013 1:27:59 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: facedown

“I don’t believe the slant on this for a second.”

I agree. This is notably odd. However, I feel certain that if another flotilla sails that it will be met with determined force. I’m certain that Turkey knows this. It seems that everybody in the diplomatic world are adults and our side is represented by children who google the Russian word for “reset” without even speaking to their subordinates who deal with the other side.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 1:28:18 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: ColdOne
...in a phone call arranged with help from President Obama...

What, did he dial the phone?

10 posted on 03/22/2013 1:31:08 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Gen.Blather; All
From Netanyahu's office: "Netanyahu “expressed Israel’s apology to the Turkish people for any mistakes that might have led to the loss of life or injury” aboard the aid ship raided by Israeli commandos in May 2010, his office said in a text message."

That's a far cry from the implication that Bibi apologized for the raid itself.

11 posted on 03/22/2013 1:31:12 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: facedown

“That’s a far cry from the implication that Bibi apologized for the raid itself.”

Netanyahu is the closest man the modern world has to Winston Churchill. He may be the most professional (and patriotic) leader the world currently has. I trust him. And, I think he’ll do whatever he needs to do to protect Israel. He may be held back by threats from Obama, but he’ll manage to get the “job” done one way or another.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 1:36:07 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: facedown

I was horrified before reading Bibi’s statement, but the wording is a clever nonapology & sends an unmistakeable message to the Turks, “We’ll be much better prepared for your next time.”

Obama didn’t get the grovelgram he was expecting.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 1:46:52 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: ColdOne
Net couldn't call himself?? He needed Obama's help?

Give me a break. Turkey must be laughing their a** off because they wouldn't let the US attack Iraq from the north via Turkey.

14 posted on 03/22/2013 1:47:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: facedown

I agree....A little slanted


15 posted on 03/22/2013 1:47:54 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Gen.Blather

obammys playing checkers, Netanyahu is playing chess.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 1:51:50 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: ColdOne
The UN ruled Israel's blockade as legal. The problem with those killed was they picked the fight and Israel retaliated....The UN said Israel was too aggressive.

The apology is/was a sham....and everyone knows it except Obama.

17 posted on 03/22/2013 1:53:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: elcid1970

Then what about the compensation the Israelis are going to pay to the surviving family members of the dead Turks?


18 posted on 03/22/2013 1:54:08 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: ColdOne

In related news, Dorothy and the Wizard apologized to the Wicked Witch in case any of her flying monkeys were hurt in their attack on Oz.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 1:56:00 PM PDT by Pollster1
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Holy cr@p, I forgot about the blood money. Probably following the Koranic formula for the worth of one muzzie’s misbegotten life, but probably a drop in the bucket next to the billions the Israelis have spent on the Palis who still hate them & want them to die.

Money for moral savages! It makes me sick.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 2:34:23 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: ColdOne

More info here

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/03/22/inside_bibi_s_apology_to_turkey


21 posted on 03/22/2013 7:53:56 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ColdOne.
Netanyahu acknowledged "operational mistakes" in the raid, according to one official, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accepted the apology.
Erdogan's been drowning in his own bile for a while now. This won't please his fellow Turkish Islamofascists though. IMHO Bibi's admission points to the fact that the only real operational mistake was in not torpedoing the terror flotilla and dumping in some blood to draw sharks to any of the survivors.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 9:27:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: thouworm

I couldn’t log on it says I need a account.


23 posted on 03/23/2013 11:49:15 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

I tried it again. Working for me.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/03/22/inside_bibi_s_apology_to_turkey

I clicked on the headline and refreshed and posted above, but it looks to be the same url.

I can access both links. I’m using Firefox. If it still doesn’t work, maybe try another browser?


24 posted on 03/23/2013 1:15:54 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: thouworm

It works now....thanks!!


25 posted on 03/23/2013 1:22:05 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne
Great you got it because I was just going to ping you to this thread (and the foreign policy article gives better context and more info than I have seen elsewhere.

Turkish PM: Thanks for the apology Bibi, but not good enough Surprise? NOT!

26 posted on 03/23/2013 1:30:32 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: thouworm

Thanks for that link. I was just going to look for that story. Not surprised.


27 posted on 03/23/2013 1:38:03 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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