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Obama, at Ramadan Dinner, Decries Mideast Bloodshed
Wall St J ^ | July 14, 2014 | AROL E. LEE

Posted on 07/14/2014 7:50:21 PM PDT by Steelfish

Obama, at Ramadan Dinner, Decries Mideast Bloodshed

By CAROL E. LEE President Barack Obama, lamenting the “heart-wrenching” violence in the Middle East, said Monday the U.S. will work to forge a cease-fire between the Israelis and Palestinians and welcomed a proposal put forward by Egypt.

Mr. Obama, speaking Monday at a White House dinner marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, said Israel has a right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas, but called the deaths of Palestinian civilians a tragedy.

“I believe further escalation benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people,” Mr. Obama said. “So we’re going to continue doing everything we can to facilitate a return to the 2012 cease-fire. We are encouraged that Egypt has made a proposal to accomplish this goal, which we hope can restore the calm that we’ve been seeking. ”

Ultimately, Mr. Obama said, the conflict will only be resolved through a broader peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians. Mr. Obama had pursued such a deal, but talks have stalled.

His comments Monday were his most substantive since violence broke out in Israel and Gaza. The president is facing a series of foreign policy crises at once, and noted that many of them are taking place in the Middle East, including Syria and Iraq.

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1 posted on 07/14/2014 7:50:21 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Meanwhile, under his breath Obama is saying “F Israel.” There is a reason why the LA Times refuses to release that Rashid Khalidi tape


2 posted on 07/14/2014 7:52:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

847 days to go! Will America survive?


3 posted on 07/14/2014 7:52:22 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Steelfish
“I believe further escalation benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people,”

(sigh)

How much longer, Lord?

4 posted on 07/14/2014 7:52:41 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: Steelfish

After six years, I suspect Obama is the laughing stock of the world.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 7:53:37 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Steelfish

another Moslem festival or dinner or meeting or prayer service or rally or speech or ??? for our Immigrant-in-Chief?

wow!
he sure was honest when he told us his views about how super-wonderful Islam is


6 posted on 07/14/2014 7:53:37 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Half breed Kenyan Marxist scum spews feces out of both orifices.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 7:54:19 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Steelfish

Shut up Barry! Please shut up! Your voice is very annoying to the majority of Americans. You and Hillary started all this crap with your “Arab Spring” reset button fiasco.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 7:54:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Steelfish
I wondered if the attendees had to check their bomb vests at the door.

Probly not.

9 posted on 07/14/2014 7:54:32 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: Steelfish

More cheerleading for his Beloved Arabs (and scr*w the Jews).


10 posted on 07/14/2014 7:56:16 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Steelfish
Is he kidding? The Arab tribes have been battling each other over land and water since there have been Arab tribes.

They were weak because of their lack of unity and ended up with the least valuable land around. NO ONE want that dry, nasty, mosquito infested pit hole and the Bedu got it because it was all that was left.

Whodda thunk that under all that nasty bug infested pest hole sand trap there was all the petroleum and natural gas that the FIRST world would someday want/need? The GULF area is HUMID, nasty and mosquito infested with dreadful bugs that JUMP out of the sand (or my closet) and BITE! One bugger jumped 10 feet from out of the closet.
The Bedu HAD to be nasty people just to survive in that God-forsaken pit hole.

Whodda EVER thunk that those pitiful Bedu would end up as the WEALTHIEST humans on the planet in ALL of human history?

God REALLY works in mysterious ways.

11 posted on 07/14/2014 8:01:28 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
847 days to go! Will America survive?

Sigh. Is it THAT long away?
We will survive, no doubt. He does GREAT damage but he WILL go away.

God help us.

12 posted on 07/14/2014 8:03:04 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Alouette
this would have made the perfect PROTEST SIGN.....for barrys ramadan fiasco.



dont tread on me..In Hebrew

wow this was Made by yet another freeper it appears
13 posted on 07/14/2014 8:04:47 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"847 days to go! Will America survive?"

NO, it's already dead. The corpse-kicking will continue, however.

15 posted on 07/14/2014 8:12:59 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Star Traveler

The Gaza population of about 1.7 million needs 40,000 “clerks” from just one organization? Thats almost 1 for every 40 people.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 8:14:02 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

It takes a lot of clerks to carry stuff through the tunnels ... LOL ...


17 posted on 07/14/2014 8:17:08 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: Steelfish

The walrus wiped a tear from his face,
And swallowed another oyster.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 8:21:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Steelfish; lightman

So obama attended an Iftar at the White House!

We had some Southern BBQ ribs for lunch yesterday. PORK, of course!!!!

Everyone should eat pork for Ramadan—at least once! PHOOEY to Ramadan!!!!


19 posted on 07/14/2014 8:22:07 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: elpadre

yup,


21 posted on 07/14/2014 8:26:01 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: Steelfish

The muslim breaking his fast for the muslim month or ramadan. The fascist is on the move!!


22 posted on 07/14/2014 8:45:25 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Steelfish

An American teenager was murdered by Hamas the other day. I must have missed Obama’s remarks or threats or whatever on that one. Yesterday, an American lady died in Jerusalem of a heart-attack when the air raid sirens went off. I guess I missed Obama defending American citizens from Hamas over that one too.


23 posted on 07/14/2014 8:47:05 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours IRS!)
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To: MRourke85

Certain blacks hate Jews..the ones like Sharpton and Jackson, they are the ones that despise Jews and they spread their message of hate by using Jews as the scapegoats for their problems
(The comment about all blacks hating Jews did not come from me but felt like I had to respond to it)


24 posted on 07/14/2014 8:48:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Doubtful.

How anyone can think this guy is not a muslim just blows me away.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 8:52:12 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Steelfish

I hope he chokes on on his camel stew (or what ever they eat)
for RamaLama Ding Dong!


26 posted on 07/14/2014 10:09:33 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Steelfish

RAMADAN! Must eat pork ribs barbeque, roast pork, hog roast, in the day time!


27 posted on 07/14/2014 10:14:36 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Steelfish

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28 posted on 07/14/2014 11:50:34 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Steelfish

the only good moose limb is a dead moose limb.


29 posted on 07/15/2014 3:18:26 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: cloudmountain
Is he kidding? The Arab tribes have been battling each other over land and water since there have been Arab tribes.

Rest assured that despite whatever he said, he meant muslim blood shed by Israel in its defense of herself.

30 posted on 07/15/2014 4:21:23 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Steelfish

——but called the deaths of Palestinian civilians a tragedy.——

No...it’s not a tragedy....it’s a Hamas strategy....

People who send their children with bombs strapped to them to kill jews don’t shed a tear for the collateral damage as long as it accomplishes their goal....


31 posted on 07/15/2014 4:33:11 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Steelfish
The president is facing a series of foreign policy crises at once, and noted that many of them are taking place in the Middle East, including Syria and Iraq.

Did he watch it on TV like Chauncey Gardiner?

32 posted on 07/16/2014 1:02:06 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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