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'Gates called Netanyahu an ungrateful ally'
JPost.com ^ | 1/15/14

Posted on 01/15/2014 7:11:25 PM PST by Nachum

'Bloomberg' column details former US defense secretary's feelings that Netanyahu was "impudent," unable to cope with growing Israeli isolation.

Freshly retired US defense secretary Robert Gates was highly critical of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, calling him an ungrateful ally and blaming him for diplomatically isolating Israel and hurting American interests, a Bloomberg column revealed Tuesday.

The criticism, reported in a piece by Jeffrey Goldberg, apparently peaked after Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama last May, lecturing him in front of the cameras on the Israeli security situation with a level of "impudence" that shocked many in the White House, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ally; gates; gatesbook; netanyahu; ungrateful
Now don' u get too uppity- ya hear?
1 posted on 01/15/2014 7:11:25 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 01/15/2014 7:11:53 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t Gates the most unsavory butt boy for the Clinton/Bush regime?


3 posted on 01/15/2014 7:12:37 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

Make that the Clintoon/Bush/0Zero regimes.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 7:13:48 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Nachum

Never miss an opportunity to kick an Israeli Jew leader, when you can gain the respect of the liberals and pretend to bash Obama all at the same time.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 7:14:48 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Nachum

Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel.

I am not to my knowledge a genetic son of Israel, but I am a spiritual one, grafted to the root.

Any policy denying Jewish ownership of that piece of the earth is anathema, regardless of which “ally” proposes it.

I suspect I would be deemed “ungrateful”, as well.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 7:19:58 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Nachum

Impudence??? No shi-! With our emperor. Who the hell do they think they are dealing with? Impudence my ass.


7 posted on 01/15/2014 7:20:43 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: Jane Long

I think he slams Obla bla and praises Hillary. And there is an alliance with Jeb and Hillary that extends. They’re probably talking about who should win, etc. Gates’ bizarre book is a step.


8 posted on 01/15/2014 7:21:38 PM PST by stanne
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To: Nachum

“that shocked many in the White House, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

There’s a saurprise. The Clintons have had it in for Netanyahu since they sent Carvillle and Begaula to fix the election against him.


9 posted on 01/15/2014 7:21:40 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Nachum

Come on, Bibi! Get real! You’re getting screwed by the world: we’re just not that into you; GET OVER IT!


10 posted on 01/15/2014 7:24:14 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Nachum

its interesting to see the virtual barrage of (mostly very old style, stale) antiSemitic charges that are being levied right NOW in the mass media.

I had not expected the attackers to include Feinstein but self-hating Jews are not new on the world stage, either
(Soros, for instance) and they can do a tremendous amount of harm

Bibi will do what he must do to defend Israel, no matter what Obama or Soros or their IslamoNazi (or EuroNazi) comrades may want. This simple fact upsets the forces of Satan immensely. That Bibi doesn’t just agree to condemn seven million more Jews to die....to please them...

but we can expect even more of this antiSemitic mass media barrage.....

Satan has been trying for 6000 years, and now that he has his earthly agents in positions of power again, he sure isn’t going to just quiet down and give up...

hang on, we have another 3 years of this to go......


11 posted on 01/15/2014 7:36:33 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: Nachum
First the Obama-bashing, now the Jew-bashing. Among the litany of anti-Israel criticism, the very worst thing anyone can say about Israel far worse than having spied on America would be that it is an ungrateful ally.

Considering all the military, political, financial support America has given Israel, not having provided the unstinting support it did, Israel would not be in existence today. And then to make claim that it ids an ungrateful ally, well,like I said, it would be the absolute worst thing to say, not just for Israel, Israelis but for American Jews and World Jewry.

It all links to the prejuidices Jews have been accused of, have been fighting against ever since the day.

12 posted on 01/15/2014 7:40:52 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: faithhopecharity

feinstein’s mother was a Russian Catholic. She’s is no Jew.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 7:42:46 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

I’m thinking what should Bibi be grateful about from the regime?


14 posted on 01/15/2014 7:52:12 PM PST by AU72
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To: Nachum

She attended synagogue (While attending catholic and secular schools ). She married three times, all Jewish husbands. She identifies today as Jewish despite the fact this does not help her politically. For what it’s worth.
( that catholic mother was named Rosenberg as I recall too. For whatever it may or may not be worth she is seen at least as a Jew. Even worse so is soros. But thats another problem. )


15 posted on 01/15/2014 7:53:26 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: lbryce

Israel does not rely on America for their survival.
I think God may have something to do with it. Ya think?


16 posted on 01/15/2014 7:59:23 PM PST by ImaGraftedBranch (...By reading this, you've collapsed my wave function. Thanks.)
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To: stanne

I watched Today show Interview with Matt Lauer and Gates over his book. Matt was foaming at the mouth in attack mode with questions. Anyways- Gates has this neck brace on and he looked stupid as all get out. He had hard time talking and you could tell he was getting flustered by Matt’s questions.

And this is why people view Republicans as idiots. They write books then cower in front of the Media...


17 posted on 01/15/2014 8:05:37 PM PST by Engedi
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To: Nachum

Why would any conservative give one whit about what Gates thinks?


18 posted on 01/15/2014 8:19:11 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Nachum

I’m trying to think of anything we’ve done for Israel since George Schultz was Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan.

Nothing is coming to mind. Nothing at all. I’m including both Bushes in that.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 9:01:16 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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Nothing is coming to mind. Nothing at all. I’m including both Bushes in that.

George W, did stay silent for a while when Israel invaded Gaza just before the end of his term of office. I believe the operation was called 'operation cast lead'.

Yes, he did nothing and thank God for it.

20 posted on 01/15/2014 9:12:03 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum
Gates just wants to sell books. Now that he has made a crappy remark about my friend Bibi, Gates can eat his book…

Long live Israel !!!

21 posted on 01/15/2014 9:39:50 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Nachum

The only ally Israel need be concerned about is this One >..Psalm 87.


22 posted on 01/15/2014 10:07:29 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: Nachum
"...feelings that Netanyahu was "impudent," unable to cope with growing Israeli isolation."

Isolation?...you wish!

2 Kings 6:17 "And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha."

23 posted on 01/15/2014 10:18:46 PM PST by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: Nachum

I detest these people.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 8:56:39 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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Irrespective of my opinion of Secretary Gates opinion, America's ally, not Obama's ally, is Israel not Netanyahu.

25 posted on 01/16/2014 3:41:32 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Nachum

That N-Word in the White House is nothing more than a sub-Saharan Arab Muslim trying to make his bones in the world. He will never hold a candle to Netanyahu. He’s not even close.

Mr. Netanyahu is beyond my ability to describe, but I know I love his courage and determination!


26 posted on 01/16/2014 3:52:41 PM PST by Monkey Face (I'd like to give thanks to my feet for supporting me and my arms for being at my side at all times.)
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“The Clintons have had it in for Netanyahu since they sent Carvillle and Begaula to fix the election against him.”

Bingo.

Pres. Bush also gave Ohmerde 30 days to wipe out Hezbullah in Lebanon, and Ohmerde blew it.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 5:45:11 AM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A cs p)
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To: Nachum

We’re not isolated. We’re just looking in the wrong places for allies. Our natural allies are India, Armenia, Greece, Cyprus, South Sudan, Greater Kurdistan, Alawitia, Baluchistan, Coptia, Christo-Syria, and Christo-Lebanon. Some of those states don’t exist yet, so we ought to midwife them into being. United we can help each other. Divided, we are alone on a vast Islamofascist sea, looking to a stupidpower for salvation, and playing the chocolate Islamofascists against the vanilla Islamofascists, and hoping they kill each other off.


28 posted on 01/18/2014 8:56:49 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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