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Israeli DM: 'We Can't Depend on US Concerning Iraní
CBN ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | CBN

Posted on 03/19/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT by xzins

JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israel cannot depend on the U.S. to take the lead against the Iranian nuclear program, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday.

His remarks came just as the P5+1 (U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany) are about to begin the next round of talks on Iran's nuclear facilities.

The U.S. should be leading the campaign against Iran, Ya'alon said, but instead it's making deals with it. Israel will do what it must to defend itself.

"We thought that the one who needs to lead the campaign against Iran is the U.S.," the defense minister said during remarks at Tel Aviv University earlier this week, the Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported.

"If we wished others would do the work for us, it wouldn't be done soon and therefore in this matter, we have to behave as if we can only rely on ourselves," Ya'alon said.

U.S. influence around the world is declining, he said, as the crisis in the Ukraine shows. Russian President Vladimir Putin seems unimpressed with President Obama's warnings.

"Weakness certainly does not pay in the world," he said. "No one can replace the U.S. as the world's policeman. I hope the U.S. will come to its senses."


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: china; france; germany; iran; israel; lebanon; obama; obamasfault; russia; syria; unitedkingdom; us; waronterror; yaalon
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1 posted on 03/19/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT by xzins
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The Chickens come home to roost

Vladimir Putin seems unimpressed with President Obama's warnings. ...(Ya'alon)"Weakness certainly does not pay in the world," he said.

2 posted on 03/19/2014 9:27:06 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

He’s right.

And all you folks in Europe thinking the US will save them from Putin, guess again.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: xzins

After having seen American fecklessness towards Russia, Israel should worry.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 9:28:31 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: xzins
"No one can replace the U.S. as the world's policeman. I hope the U.S. will come to its senses."

Maybe it's because we are finally coming to our senses that the days of serving as the world's policeman is coming to an end before the job bankrupts us and bleeds us to death.

5 posted on 03/19/2014 9:31:15 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Keep dragging him through Rodney King trials and the policeman will eventually quit.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 9:33:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: xzins

They damn sure better not depend on the bunch that now occupies the White House defending Israel.


7 posted on 03/19/2014 9:33:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: xzins
With Obama, Power, Rice, Jarrett, Brennan, et. al., Israel should be planning that the US will not only not support Israel but will actively interfere with any effort by Israel to deal with Iran. As long as this administration is in power, Israel should plan as if the US were an enemy.
8 posted on 03/19/2014 9:36:25 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: xzins

The correct statement would be “We can not depend on the lying, weak, backstabbing mac daddy administration to do anything to assist israel except draw meaningless red line”.

It’s not America that you can’t depend on, it’s the mac daddy administration and their total lack of creditability anywhere on the planet Earth.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 9:37:31 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Yep, we blew our wad, where we shouldn’t have.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 9:39:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: xzins
Israelis can depend on Obama.

They can depend on him to side with muslims and other Jew haters.

And they can depend on him backing their enemies.


11 posted on 03/19/2014 9:40:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: xzins; All

Israel isn’t stupid!

Israel only has to look at Ukraine agreeing to disarm with a guarantee that NATO and the US would help to maintain their independence and sovereignty. Well how is that “hopey changey” working for ya now Ukraine.

You negotiated that guarantee with the assumption that the US would always be a strong US lead by a strong leader. And today we find ourselves with a weak US and an IMPOTENT leader.

Who feels safe? Raise your hands — Those of you with agreements that were reached when the US was strong and said that it would have your back...How you feel’n about that treaty now - Yeah, I would be scared too.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 9:41:07 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: xzins

The “six powers” and the smiling mullahs can sign whatever deal they like. However Israel will not leave Iran’s nuclear infrastructure functional and intact. Iran is a bizarre theocratic dictatorship that has made apocalyptic threats against Israel. Israel’s leaders would be catastrophically negligent if they allowed Iran to obtain or develop nuclear weapons.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 9:44:01 AM PDT by allendale
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To: xzins

I’m no longer amenable to the USA getting involved in wars. The USA is almost broke. We don’t have money to defend our borders or ourselves or provide the military with benefits. Before we start taking on the lead in another war, I want these other countries around the world to expend their own treasure, and children’s lives defending themselves. We’ll play strong safety as long as they fill out the line and take the beating .


14 posted on 03/19/2014 9:47:43 AM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: xzins

That’s for sure!


15 posted on 03/19/2014 9:51:01 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: sport

The day before BB met Obama the President gave a interview stating that if negotiations with Abbas break down it isn’t Abbas’s fault its Israels fault. Abbas has not negotiated in years, he is only interested in getting convicted murderers out of jail as a pre condition to coming to negotiate. So far Israel release over 100 terrorist murderers and got not one sit down with Abbas.

Peace ain’t going to happen. Former Israeli PM Olmert gave an offer of 97% of the west bank to Abbas, and half of Jerusalem and Abbas turned it down.

So Obama threatened BB with the prospect that the USA would not veto UN voting sanctions against Israel.

Last week Kerry said that “declaring a Jewish State of Isreal” is not important in negotiations with Abbas.

Kerry why was Israel founded, and if you ask Holocaust survivors, Jews expelled from Arab lands, and former Soviet Jews if the fact that Israel is the last refuge for Jews who are victims of Antisemitism they will tell you the Jewish nature of Israel saved their lives.


16 posted on 03/19/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: xzins

The White House was shocked by Moshe Ya’alon’s comments, which seriously call into question his commitments to Israel’s relationship with the United States,

a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday night.


17 posted on 03/19/2014 9:53:22 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

We’re not bankrupt from being the world’s policeman; we’re bankrupt from being the world’s sugar-daddy.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 9:56:12 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: xzins

What is the U.S.?


19 posted on 03/19/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: xzins
I think Israel has thought this for some time now with Obama in office. It has just reached the point where they are making it public or official.
20 posted on 03/19/2014 9:59:36 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: xzins

I’ve made the comment since the Crimea annexation by Russia that what made it even thinkable is a complete leadership vacuum on the international stage left by the incompetence of the US leaders. And this not only leaves our allies terribly vulnerable in a dangerous world but, in the case of Israel, may force them to pre-emptively defend themselves against agressors like Iran.

I believe Obama’s incompetence has sealed the likelyhood of overt Israely military action against Iran.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: xzins

Israel cannot depend on the U.S.

Hell, WE can’t depend on US to take care of US. The B[umbler]OTUS doesn’t seem to have a freakin clue.

Tho he is more flexible now that he has been re-elected...


22 posted on 03/19/2014 9:59:54 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: DuncanWaring

we are bankrupt from liberals letting half the country live off food stamps, welfare payments, unemployment for 2 years and programs like Obamacare.

Obama has added 7 trillion to the national debt.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 10:02:02 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: xzins

O’s more flexible now that he was re-elected to a 2nd term.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 10:05:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: xzins

A group of ignorant females shout "Death to Israel" as they swoon over Satan about to destroy America.

25 posted on 03/19/2014 10:10:23 AM PDT by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: Obama_Is_A_Feminist

The tragedy of the 19th Amendment bump...


26 posted on 03/19/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Obama_Is_A_Feminist

Same s--t, Different A-hole.

27 posted on 03/19/2014 10:12:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: xzins
"Weakness certainly does not pay in the world," he said. "No one can replace the U.S. as the world's policeman. I hope the U.S. will come to its senses."

Maybe in 2016. Maybe and hopefully not too late.

28 posted on 03/19/2014 10:20:48 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

You’re not wrong. the bleed is not being the police, it is being everything to everyone yet being blamed for all the problems


29 posted on 03/19/2014 10:24:53 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: xzins

Howsabout:

After a long, deep sleep—the state of Israel finally WAKES UP!


30 posted on 03/19/2014 10:27:43 AM PDT by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“Maybe it’s because we are finally coming to our senses that the days of serving as the world’s policeman is coming to an end before the job bankrupts us and bleeds us to death.”

Very hard to add to your on target comment.


31 posted on 03/19/2014 10:35:06 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: Obama_Is_A_Feminist


32 posted on 03/19/2014 10:54:25 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Grampa Dave; Colonel Kangaroo
“Maybe it’s because we are finally coming to our senses that the days of serving as the world’s policeman is coming to an end before the job bankrupts us and bleeds us to death.”

Very hard to add to your on target comment.

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We are bankrupt, borrowing money from China.

33 posted on 03/19/2014 11:13:14 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: apoliticalone
Granted, but the projection of power does not require getting involved in wars. It derives from a coherent foreign policy based on national interest and actions to put it into effect, backed up by a credible military defense capability. Obama has retrenched from acting in the national interest, much less maintaining military credibility, and the opportunists out there know it.
34 posted on 03/19/2014 11:34:43 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: xzins

Correct. Obama is as dependable as a slender reed.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 11:40:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: xzins
We have known this for years, I'm glad to see the Israelis’ stating the obvious publicly...
36 posted on 03/19/2014 11:40:35 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: SoFloFreeper; montanajoe

Israel always knew they’d have to go it alone when Obama took over. For whatever reason, he has it in for them.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 11:45:00 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Zenjitsuman

That’s all part of “being the world’s sugar-daddy”.


38 posted on 03/19/2014 11:46:46 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: xzins

These days, no one should count on us.


39 posted on 03/19/2014 11:51:20 AM PDT by bgill
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The B[umbler]OTUS doesn’t seem to have a freakin clue.

He doesn't need a clue.

He's got a BlackBerry.

The barbarians on the other end of the BlackBerry have a clue.

And their clue doesn't end well for Western Civilization.

40 posted on 03/19/2014 12:10:43 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
“The barbarians on the other end of the BlackBerry have a clue.
And their clue doesn't end well for Western Civilization.”

For me, the more overt all of this becomes, the better I'm starting to feel. The left has been able to hide the facts, and rationalize the flaws in their ideology, but reality is starting to intervene. I honestly feel better about the future now than I have in a long time.

41 posted on 03/19/2014 1:44:58 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: xzins

The Russians led and supplied Israel’s enemies toward the Six Day War, just as they have more recently led and supplied Iran. As for our own U.S.A., the most influential policial folks behind both parties are balking, just as their predecessors did before World War 1 and World War 2. Subsequent moves of commie/fascist foreign enemies are already telegraphed and obvious again.


42 posted on 03/19/2014 1:52:16 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Zenjitsuman

-——Peace ain’t going to happen.-——

Actually, a sate of peace exists now. Hamas fires some rockets that do no harm and are in effect pretending to be belligerent.

Both sides are satisfied with the status quo. That equals a state of non war and that is by definition peace.


43 posted on 03/19/2014 1:53:40 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Zenjitsuman
"we are bankrupt from liberals letting half the country live off food stamps, welfare payments, unemployment for 2 years and programs like Obamacare.

Obama has added 7 trillion to the national debt.
"

We've been headed this way for about 40 years, and both parties have continued welfare programs of many kinds, most of those social programs devised as social engineering efforts to scatter traditional families and prevent domestic competition from rising again.

As you know, the economy is not doing fine. We're weak for lack of manufacturing and lack of our older American nationalism that was based on good deeds (as contrasted to the kind of nationalism without a good cause in other countries). Most of the parasites receive large incomes while sitting on their rear ends and producing nothing but more trouble.

Most kinds of independent work (owner-building, small manufacturing shops) have been outlawed in effect, with many extortionate fees and mazes of regulations ostensibly for purposes of property values, the environment and animal worship. The families of men who work with their minds and their hands have been the targets for a long time now.

Commies and fascists have more in common than not. The only difference between the two forms of government is that one seeks to own all resources and businesses. The other only seeks to control the resources and businesses, in essence, to own them. Both eventually try to enrich a "professional," government-linked class while starving and persecuting labor. Both villainize other groups with exaggerated, false gossip and accusations. In effect, they're the same.

We're seeing a decline that was started by a campaign of hatred against common American men and the legalistic weakening destruction of their families. It's a paradigm of false rumors used by those of more recent decent from Europe to rob those of many more generations of American descent. Business, academia and politics are rotten. Instead of the more dignified, honest, American political speech, we see the hysterical screeching of commie/fascist hatred from foreign influences only two or three generations removed from their lands of iniquity.

Effete folks of European philosophical influences only have a little time remaining in this declining economy to do all that they're going to do to in trying to rid the U.S.A of real Americans. We have the ingenuity of of our moral heritage and a willingness to work for ourselves and our own kind, while the new political class has nothing more than...well, we see that all over the place. The problem is more transparent to more true Americans than imagined by propandists and their sponsors.

Have fun. Enjoy the slide.


44 posted on 03/19/2014 2:35:08 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Maybe it's because we are finally coming to our senses that the days of serving as the world's policeman is coming to an end before the job bankrupts us and bleeds us to death.

While that may be all fine and dandy, the real reason is that the POS in the White Hut hates this country and will do anything to undermine it.

45 posted on 03/19/2014 2:35:25 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Gubment Has No Legitimacy. It needs to be Removed!)
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To: familyop
As for our own U.S.A., the most influential political folks behind both parties are balking, just as their predecessors did before World War 1 and World War 2

I see nothing with balking. To the extent that policy was followed, it served us well. Common sense tells us that if there's war it is far better to enter it last after the other powers are bloodied and weakened. Americans need not feel guilty that we are blessed with the geographical separation that allows us a measure of safety the rest of the world has.

46 posted on 03/19/2014 2:45:37 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: familyop

The last sentance should read that we have a measure of safety the rest of the world does NOT have.


47 posted on 03/19/2014 2:48:47 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"I see nothing with balking. To the extent that policy was followed, it served us well. Common sense tells us that if there's war it is far better to enter it last after the other powers are bloodied and weakened."

Our enemies aren't bloodied or weakened, while our leaders in business, academia and bipartisan politics support them in their military buildups. The fascists and commies had built up and weakened our allies in the previous world wars, before we were involved.

The folks running the show now don't care about national security. They only try to prevent trade conflicts with foreign trading partners, prevent high freight fuel prices, artificially prop up the dollar internationally and prevent domestic competition with false pretenses about property values, feminism, environmentalism and animal "rights."

"Americans need not feel guilty that we are blessed with the geographical separation that allows us a measure of safety the rest of the world has."

Foreign ICBM buildups should be common knowledge. The trend of massive international slavery interchange, oil security in antagonist nations and misplaced loyalties in economic, academic and political leadership also work against our former geographical advantage.

Big shots are running the show. The rest of us are effectively disenfranchised by many who are descended from Europe within only the past few generations (European left-right politics of fascism instead of American politics). That is common knowledge. We'll see how it works out.


48 posted on 03/19/2014 3:23:30 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop
Big shots are running the show. The rest of us are effectively disenfranchised

We're generally just along for the ride.

49 posted on 03/19/2014 3:37:42 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: xzins
D'oh! Contrary to that Israeli Defense Minister, I don't think the U.S. will come to its senses. If the U.S. had its senses, then they wouldn't have elected who they elected in 2012 -- or 2008 for that matter.
50 posted on 03/19/2014 7:39:47 PM PDT by Stepan12
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