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Posted on 07/30/2014 11:49:27 AM PDT by mojito
When US President Barack Obama phoned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night, in the middle of a security cabinet meeting, he ended any remaining doubt regarding his policy toward Israel and Hamas.
Obama called Netanyahu while the premier was conferring with his senior ministers about how to proceed in Gaza. Some ministers counseled that Israel should continue to limit our forces to specific pinpoint operations aimed at destroying the tunnels of death that Hamas has dug throughout Gaza and into Israeli territory.
Others argued that the only way to truly destroy the tunnels, and keep them destroyed, is for Israel to retake control over the Gaza Strip.
No ministers were recommending that Israel end its operations in Gaza completely. The longer our soldiers fight, the more we learn about the vast dimensions of the Hamass terror arsenal, and about the Muslim Brotherhood groups plans and strategy for using it to destabilize, demoralize and ultimately destroy Israeli society.
The IDFs discovery of Hamass Rosh Hashana plot was the last straw for any Israeli leftists still harboring fantasies about picking up our marbles and going home. Hamass plan to use its tunnels to send hundreds of terrorists into multiple Israeli border communities simultaneously and carry out a massacre of unprecedented scope, replete with the abduction of hostages to Gaza, was the rude awakening the Left had avoided since it pushed for Israels 2005 withdrawal from Gaza.
In other words, in their discussion Sunday night, Netanyahu and his ministers were without illusions about the gravity of the situation and the imperative of winning however defined.
But then the telephone rang. And Obama told Netanyahu that Israel must lose. He wants an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire that will lead to a permanent one.
And he wants it now.
(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...
Worth reading this piece in full.
Not exactly. It's more like Obama has hijacked America.
“Americans are the ones who need to be most alarmed by what Obamas actions on behalf of Hamas reveal about the general direction of American Middle East policy under his leadership.”
Under Obama, America has switched sides."
But we knew that.
BTW, did she actually confirm that the "transcript" of the Obama-Bibi phone conversation going around was real or was it just "sort of" confirmed by her tone.
I skimmed the article pretty fast and couldn't tell.
Most others either prefer not to know or simply like to pretend that Herr Zero is just part of the liberal “mainstream.” Many so-called conservatives, especially in what passes for the msm, are part of the latter group.
Maintaining illusions becomes more difficult and more hazardous with each passing day.
to the left everything is justified under racial/ethnic marxism.
Israel is the successful white majority. The Palestinians are the unsuccessful non-white minority
therefore Israel can do no right, and the Palestinians can do no wrong.
What I want to know is WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?
Thousands of Palestinian children are facing war and poverty and not one country has stepped up to take in the refugees. NOT ONE