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As It Makes Overtures to Iran, U.S. Strives to Reassure Israel
New York Times ^ | September 29, 2013 | MARK LANDLER and JODI RUDOREN

Posted on 09/21/2013 2:40:13 PM PDT by lbryce

As the Obama administration embarks on a highly visible diplomatic overture to Iran, White House officials are engaged in a quieter, behind-the-scenes effort to reassure Israel that they will not fall for the charms of Iran’s new president by prematurely easing pressure on his government to curb its nuclear program. Multimedia Feature Timeline on Iran’s Nuclear Program

In private conversations with Israeli officials and a few public statements, administration officials have emphasized that they remain skeptical of Iran’s intentions on the nuclear program, and that they will judge Iran by its actions, not by the conciliatory words of its newly elected president, Hassan Rouhani. In advance of his arrival in New York next week for a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Rouhani has signaled a willingness to negotiate an agreement over the future of Iran’s nuclear program.

But the White House’s reassurances did not prevent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel from issuing a harsh condemnation of Mr. Rouhani this week, presaging a potential showdown with President Obama over how to deal with Iran, after a period in which the two leaders appeared finally to be in sync.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; obama
The one singular aspect that characterizes the five years in which Obama has been president is best described as that of him being out of his league.The Iranians, a motley crew of the wiliest bunch of assorted, sordid rogues and renegades to come down in ages, have used religion, their particular brand of lawless subterfuge in managing to expand their global political, military influence far beyond their capacity. Their alliance with Syria as natural religious allies, their proxy group of Hezbollah that runs the Lebanese government, its ability to threaten Israelis an astounding accomplishment that reveals the true nature of the beast.

These megalomaniac sociopaths will stop at nothing to achieve their goals, no amount of two-pronged approach of incentives, sanctions will deter them from what they want most, that which will allow them to achieve their goals with impunity and dereliction, in a manner in which would deem them invincible. This is the very make-up of megalomaniacs, to achieve maximization of power in any way possible, one which the acquisition of nuclear weaponry represents the very pinnacle of.

But Obama won't approach the Iranians in this manner. I remember the sense of incredible naivete felt by most Americans when Obama during the 2008 campaign made it clear of his intentions to meet with the Iranians in working out the problems regarding the Iran's nuclear plans and his belief that a deep bow, some intense boot-licking, a smile, a friendly hand shake will make it all go away,

Obama just doesn't realize the sense in which Iran more than anything covets nuclear weapons in achieving a semblance of invincibility by allowing a more reckless, adventurous foreign policy posture.

America striving to reassure Israel (of what?) isn't worth anything.

1 posted on 09/21/2013 2:40:14 PM PDT by lbryce
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As It Valerie Jarrett Makes Overtures to Iran, U.S. Obama Strives to Reassure Israel

Lets get it right next time...

2 posted on 09/21/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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Get a clue, NYSlimes.

If Israel trusts our Islamocommie gummint one quarter inch it will be WAAAY too far.
Hunker down and polish those nukes you don’t have. Save one for Aswan and flush those Gyppos into the Med.

3 posted on 09/21/2013 2:47:57 PM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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4 posted on 09/21/2013 2:49:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: lbryce

The New York Times is like reading the Pravda from planet Klingon. It has very little to do with the real world we inhabit, aside from some rather amazing distortions and disambiguations.

5 posted on 09/21/2013 3:01:40 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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I object to reaching out to a lying administration that would use axes on their young protesters

if I was Israel, I would view it as an act of betrayal

6 posted on 09/21/2013 3:53:05 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Writing in the New York Times, Mark Landler and Jodi Rudoren say...

Thanks lbryce.

from a Israel-hating source:
An Israeli settler says Obama demands Palestine deal for Iran
Philip Weiss on September 18, 2013

[snip] He said my journalist friend was wrong, it was an anxious time for settlers. Kerry really wants a deal. Obama wants a deal. Netanyahu was under huge pressure, because of linkage: the U.S. won’t do anything on Iran, which wants to destroy us, unless the Israelis give in on a Palestinian state. So there was a good chance of a handshake on the White House lawn, of settlers forced from their homes. The settler community was organizing against the fear. The national referendum on ceding land could stop a deal. (Ben Caspit at Al Monitor says the same thing about a deal: the settlers believe Obama and Netanyahu have agreed, Iran for Palestine.) [/snip]

Israeli troops manhandle EU envoys in West Bank
[NOTE: the “village” isn’t in the West Bank, the media lies]

President Pulls Lawmakers Into Box He Made

Jodi Rudoren:

NY Times’ Jodi Rudoren lovingly admires the ‘Palestinians’ hobby

New York Times Israel Reporter Assigned Social Media Babysitter

7 posted on 09/21/2013 5:40:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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If they are talking to the musies then the Jew will know they are lying through their teeth.

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