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Canadian Prime Minister Condemns Obama, West for Not Supporting Israel
Breitbart ^ | 14 Jul 2014, 12:33 PM PDT | Thomas Rose

Posted on 07/14/2014 7:33:14 PM PDT by Hoodat

In a stunning rebuke of President Obama’s tepid calls for Israel to show "restraint" in response to daily rocket fire on Israeli civilian targets by Hamas terror redoubts in Gaza, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, long considered Israel’s best friend and strongest defender, all but condemned President Obama by name for what he regards as Washington’s irresolute support for Israel during its time of grave crisis.

In perhaps his most strongly worded statement to date, Prime Minister Harper proclaimed that self defense is "not merely an Israeli right" to be exercised only in the abstract, but an "Israeli obligation" that must be defended by all Western nations.

“Failure by the international community to condemn these reprehensible actions will encourage these terrorists to continue their appalling actions,’’ Harper said in a rare Sunday statement. “Canada calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts [by Hamas] are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict."

Forget about the U.S.-Israel relationship being the bulwark of Israeli security, say some. Israel’s best friend and staunchest defender is no longer found in Washington, but rather in Ottawa.

Ending the war does not require Israeli "restraint," implies Harper. It demands the world declare that sole responsibility for the terror of violence belongs with the terrorists. It is Hamas, claims Harper, that is entirely responsible for the current Israel-Hamas war. “It is evident,” Harper asserts, “that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region,’’ and he takes several swipes at the United Nations and the “international community” for calling for Israeli restraint in the face of escalating rocket fire aimed at murdering and maiming Israeli civilians. . .

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TOPICS: Canada; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaza; obama; stephenharper; stih
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I wish Stephen Harper was our President.
1 posted on 07/14/2014 7:33:14 PM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

Ineligible and you can’t have him.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 7:35:08 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Hoodat

Ubama set the precedent that you don’t have to be a US citizen to be a US President, so...


3 posted on 07/14/2014 7:35:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Hoodat

The pRes_ _ent is an Indonesian who rejected America
and was put in place by Pelosi’s perjury and
the abidication of the corrupt, EXEMPT, Congress.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 7:36:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Hoodat

Stephen Harper, I hope your IRS tax returns are in order. Oh, wait....


5 posted on 07/14/2014 7:38:04 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Hoodat

he’s right, and he’s no less ineligible than Guess Who


6 posted on 07/14/2014 7:39:07 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Hoodat

Way at go, eh?


7 posted on 07/14/2014 7:39:09 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Hoodat

I wonder if he has any American Relatives..with the proper qualifications??


8 posted on 07/14/2014 7:39:14 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Hoodat; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

9 posted on 07/14/2014 7:39:30 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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The list, Ping

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10 posted on 07/14/2014 7:40:31 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Hoodat

Thank you Canada! Somebody had to show the Kenyan what having a set of ‘nads is like. Girlymen suck at being POTUS.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 7:41:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Diogenesis

Abundantly clear is the Obamao habit of voting “present” has carried over nicely to the Republicrat congress who do the same, with an occasional flurry of activity resulting always in “nothing to see here”.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 7:44:14 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Ineligible and you can’t have him.

I was working in Calgary for a while when Ralph Klein was premier. From what I've heard, Alberta sure could use him again.
13 posted on 07/14/2014 7:45:18 PM PDT by plsvn
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To: Hoodat
What a racist.

Careful, Mr. Harper or our Attorney Corporal, Eric Holder, will investigate you as soon as he's done investigating that racist outhouse float.

14 posted on 07/14/2014 7:46:03 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: faithhopecharity

Yeah, I think The Guess Who are Canadian too. I didn’t know they did politics also.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 7:47:40 PM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: Hoodat
Harper is a Prime Minister, a statesman, and a real man with fortitude, guts, wisdom and plain common sense. We could use a guy like him instead of this gutless, narcissistic, feckless fool on the hill. How pathetic that this buffoon O is such a pathetic excuse for a man, a "president."
16 posted on 07/14/2014 7:48:02 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Hoodat
I went on a nice long visit of the Canadian Maritime provinces. WONDERFUL trip. I enjoyed myself thoroughly--a bit different from the West Coast of Canada.

I understand that half of the population lives within 50 miles of the Canada-US border. We seem to be almost the same group of people as they are--DELIGHTFUL folks. Of course, I was with the tourist folks and they WOULD be nice to us.

17 posted on 07/14/2014 7:48:04 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Fungi
Fool on the hill...there was a Beatles song with that name, wasn't there?

OUR fool on the hill has NO redeeming values. How long til he's out? Two more years? Tsk. He's a buffoon.

18 posted on 07/14/2014 7:50:04 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Hoodat

Man, you gotta know that when you’re getting dissed by Canada, you pretty much suck.

Way to go Barry!


19 posted on 07/14/2014 7:50:29 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Hoodat

Canada, a safe haven from obama?


20 posted on 07/14/2014 7:57:57 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: cloudmountain
Yes, I believe it was written for the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a person early admired by the Beatles. Here is a nice version, better than the Beatles’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEHckjjbE8I
21 posted on 07/14/2014 7:59:13 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Hoodat; All
Two young men - one and elite Sayeret Matkal commando, one toking up

Netanyahu vs O'bummer

Hang your head, America


22 posted on 07/14/2014 8:12:43 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Hoodat

Some good news here ... with Egypt and Israel working together ...

Egyptian ceasefire proposal leaves Hamas cornered
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3180308/posts

Either the Islamists accept near-humiliating terms, or they risk isolation and a stepped-up Israeli military assault

[O]ne thing is certain: This is the darkest hour for the Hamas leadership in Gaza and abroad

If they accept the Egyptian proposal, they will be perceived as having been heavily defeated in the latest round of conflict with Israel; a defeat that is close to a humiliation.

That’s because the conditions in the Egyptian proposal do not include any of the demands that Hamas has been repeating day and night in the last few days. As reported in the Egyptian media, there is no mention in the proposal of Hamas’s oft-repeated demand for the release of the dozens of its operatives, freed in the 2011 Shalit deal, who were rearrested in recent weeks by Israeli forces in the West Bank in the wake of the murders of the three Israeli teenagers. There is also no concrete commitment regarding the opening of the Rafah border crossing or the payments of the salaries of Hamas’s 40,000 clerks in Gaza. And there is no mention whatsoever of the situation in the West Bank. All these demands were raised by the Hamas military wing two days after Israel began Operation Protective Edge, and repeated interminably ever since.

Yes, there is some language providing for the opening of the border crossings, and an easing of movement of people and goods via those crossings as permitted by the security situation. But that language is almost a direct repetition of the November 2012 ceasefire terms that brought Operation Pillar of Defense to a close. Time and again, Hamas’s leaders have been stressing in recent days that “there will be no return to the 2012 ceasefire terms.”


23 posted on 07/14/2014 8:13:39 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Fungi
Hey, I loved the Beatles version. But, then, I LOVED the Beatles music. I loved the Rolling Stones music more. I even saw them in a concert. I liked them better than the Beatles because their music was harsher, more edgy.

I was a TAD edgy in those days. My father wouldn't allow me to be very "edgy" at all. He was no fun and SUCH a despot. I miss him still.

24 posted on 07/14/2014 8:20:44 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And some people here decry Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president. Unbelievable!


25 posted on 07/14/2014 8:25:39 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, Jimmy Carter is relieved!)
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To: Hoodat

“Prime Minister Harper proclaimed that self defense is “not merely an Israeli right””

OK, so there are no other candidates for Leader of the Free World.

Harper is the only one champing freedom.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 8:32:03 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: Hoodat

Canada and Australia are starting to wake up. Good for them. America? We’re in the twilights last gleaming.


27 posted on 07/14/2014 8:51:31 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours IRS!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Good picture!

Two great men!


28 posted on 07/14/2014 8:53:30 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: Hoodat

Me too...he is great.


29 posted on 07/14/2014 8:59:24 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Hoodat

Thanks Canada.


30 posted on 07/14/2014 9:01:54 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Hoodat

Good for him! Sadly no one in any sort of power in this country has the cojones to stand up to zero and tell him he’s wrong.


31 posted on 07/14/2014 9:20:05 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Hoodat

Hey, Harper, please don’t lump the US citizens in with hussein.


32 posted on 07/14/2014 9:23:04 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Former Proud Canadian

6+ years into Obama’s presidency a turd would be an improvement.


33 posted on 07/15/2014 2:23:52 AM PDT by maddog55
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To: plsvn

The Wildrose Party hoped to win the last election but came short when the race card was played against it....for now the “Progressive Conservative Party” continues to mess things up in Alberta.


34 posted on 07/15/2014 2:49:52 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

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Good for him. Canada's President doesn't lead from behind.

35 posted on 07/15/2014 4:59:18 AM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: Fungi

soetoro - “Fire,’em up, hamas!” - is an enemy islamist who thinks the current state of affairs is proceeding according to plan.


36 posted on 07/15/2014 6:05:35 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Hoodat
I wish Stephen Harper was our President.

Me too.

37 posted on 07/15/2014 7:15:01 AM PDT by GOPJ (A ship once out of port is hard to capture:know this now before it is too late. - Solon)
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To: GOPJ

Stephen Harper is the leader of the Free World.


38 posted on 07/15/2014 7:16:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Stephen Harper is the leader of the Free World.

At first I thought you were kidding... then I thought about it. You're right dfwgator... Stephen Harper IS the leader of the Free World... there isn't anyone else who can wear that mantle... Strange.

39 posted on 07/15/2014 7:47:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (A ship once out of port is hard to capture:know this now before it is too late. - Solon)
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To: leapfrog0202

I think the problem may be the pRes_ _ent’s warning, “Comply or die with your entire family and all your friends.”


40 posted on 07/15/2014 7:57:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: leapfrog0202

I can’t think of any other reason why the Conservative patriots in power in Washington are
doing absolutely nothing to stop the destruction and dismantling of our country and all we
hold near and dear. What else could it be? It’s the Chicago-gangster way writ large.


41 posted on 07/15/2014 8:03:16 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I can’t think of any other reason why the Conservative patriots in power in Washington are
doing absolutely nothing to stop the destruction and dismantling of our country and all we
hold near and dear. What else could it be? It’s the Chicago-gangster way writ large.


I’m not sure either. I do think one big thing stopping them is the racist label that would be applied to anyone trying to impeach or otherwise remove the dictator-like powers that our _resident has assumed. They feel it would label them forever as a racist and make reelection difficult....JMHO


42 posted on 07/15/2014 9:42:16 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

Could be... Either way, they’re cowards.

I’m glad that they weren’t here during the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence.
They wouldn’t have the courage or patriotism to risk “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred
honor.” Well, having no sacred honor, they toss that right out the window anyway.

And the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World?” Never would have happened, and we’d be a British
colony today, assuming we don’t become a Muslime caliphate. Oh, did I misspell “Mudslime?”

My bad.


43 posted on 07/15/2014 9:58:38 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Hoodat

Best PM in my lifetime (and that’s fairly long). I love the guy. My long time tag line says it all.


44 posted on 07/15/2014 6:42:54 PM PDT by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: cloudmountain

The population of Canada is situated where the arable land is and where navigable rivers are. For the most part, Canada was settled before people moved en mass to the cities and society everywhere was primarily agrarian - farmer folk.

The arable land is along the southern border. Further north is solid bedrock with a thin layer of soil on top where our boreal forest grows. In this region forestry and mining is are major economic activities, but agriculture is impossible. There are small single industry towns and cities in that area, but not great metropolises. Population is very sparse with long empty spaces in between.

Further north of that is tundra and permafrost where it`s too damned cold for anything to grow.

Further north still is polar ice caps, also not conducive to large populations. About the only thing it`s good for is polar vortexes. ;-p


45 posted on 07/30/2014 10:18:00 PM PDT by oldweesie
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To: oldweesie
Thanks.
I guess I'll stay away from those polar vortexes.
46 posted on 07/31/2014 6:32:01 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

The polar vortexes come after you. You can’t stay away from them.


47 posted on 07/31/2014 12:42:55 PM PDT by oldweesie
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To: oldweesie
The polar vortexes come after you. You can’t stay away from them.

Oh dear. We did have snow here once. It was a dusting of the white stuff and stayed on the ground for 15 whole minutes. We all took pictures of it, so rare it was.

We DO get down into the upper forties during the coldest of winters and up to the upper 60's in the heat of the summer. But this is the West Coast of this great country and that is the climate.

We had 10 million folks here when I was growing up. Then, we had 48 million at the most but are "down" to 38.04 million (2012) from Google numbers.

Still TOO MANY people here!! I always hear from the newbies how WUNNERFUL the Midwest is for rearing children but...those folks go south for the winter if they can afford it OR MOVE to the West Coast if they can't.

Lol. Life is good.

48 posted on 07/31/2014 3:32:29 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Hoodat; Squawk 8888

Proud of our Prime Minister Canada Ping!


49 posted on 07/31/2014 3:54:45 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: Hoodat; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

50 posted on 07/31/2014 4:02:32 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will steal your comments & post them on Twitter)
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