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Obama's Faulty Logic on Gaza is Going to Hurt U.S. Standing all Across the Middle East
Foreignpolicy.com ^ | AUGUST 4, 2014 | Paul Bonicelli

Posted on 08/04/2014 11:04:19 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

As Israel seeks to end Hamas's latest war against it, the Obama administration flounders. In fact, the response of the president and his secretary of state has made the situation positively worse with regard to every relationship we have in the region. Opponents of terrorism and supporters of Israel struggle to understand the administration's approach. Is it incompetence, or a continuation of this president's determination always to be above the fray -- as though the United States' only legitimate role is to midwife peace at any price rather than pursue policies that benefit it and its allies while defeating our enemies? A brief look at the actions in this conflict clarifies the question, even if it doesn't answer it.

Start with the facts: Whatever one thinks about Israel's overall actions vis-à-vis the Palestinians over the decades, Hamas has chosen to launch yet another illegal war by attacking Israeli citizens. No credible case in international law can be made for Hamas's rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities. Hamas is in the position it is in now because, unlike the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank under Mahmoud Abbas, it remains a terrorist organization supported by Iran. Having gained some political power via the ballot box in 2006, it then launched a coup in 2007 to get all of the power in Gaza and keep it forever. Its refusal to recognize Israel and lay down its weapons (at the insistence of every legitimate actor in the world) makes it a pariah, an enemy of the peace. In short, it is an outlaw regime and organization.

Israel, on the other hand, is a democratic nation-state, a member of the United Nations (for all the good that does Israel), and a willing participant in countless efforts to establish peace.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; demagogue; gaza; hamas; israel; johnkerry; judeophobe; judeophobia; lurch

1 posted on 08/04/2014 11:04:19 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

The damage is already done. It will be decades before our fences are mended and before any other power will trust us again!


2 posted on 08/04/2014 11:06:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY
help us... help us meester hobama



3 posted on 08/04/2014 11:11:40 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: RoosterRedux
"has made the situation positively worse with regard to every relationship we have in the region"

Not true.

Hamas likes us better now.

4 posted on 08/04/2014 11:12:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: RoosterRedux

0bama’s value to the world is very clear. It is that of a dupe. Everyone else can play him. We’re the ones who are unfortunately stuck with him.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 11:13:41 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Same for the muslim bro-hood and Boko Haram.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 11:14:47 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I doubt it.

Everybody knows Obama is a dithering naive pacifist. They also know it will blow over in time and they must, and have, adjusted to policies where Obama is irrelevant


7 posted on 08/04/2014 11:16:07 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: RoosterRedux

Don’t mention tha actual situation. The kenyan is a MOHAMMEDAN. No other explanation is needed.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 11:16:22 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama ,the Opposite of Spock ?


9 posted on 08/04/2014 11:16:25 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: molson209

Obama ,the Opposite of Spock ?

and both are Fake


10 posted on 08/04/2014 11:21:40 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: bert

Well put.

And thousands are dying every day because of his abject disengagement.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 11:35:19 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: RoosterRedux
That is what POTUS and SecState Kerry intended all along. I would never trust the Americans to have my back now. The Israels have learned this harsh lesson; so have allies and enemies.
12 posted on 08/04/2014 11:45:36 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: SMARTY

It will be decades before our fences are mended and before any other power will trust us again!

It would seem clear that was the whole idea, isolate
the US, create domestic turmoil, class and race division,
economic melt down...I’d say his plan is working.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 11:49:53 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama’s hand-picked advisors right in the White House and beyond are Muslim Brotherhood operatives. Unless Obama was dropped to earth in 2008 without a memory in his head, he has strong ties to Muslim Brotherhood and anti-Semitism. His sitting at the feet of Jeremiah Wright for the previous 20 years is just one proof positive.

Hillary Clinton’s record is frighteningly similar. The Clintons are either pathetically naive dupes, or they are complicit with Muslim Brotherhood operatives. Hillary Clinton’s hand-picked advisor was from the time of Bill Clinton’s presidency and as Secretary of State and now in her raw ambition obsession with the presidency is Huma Abedin, one of the most well-connected Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic Jihad devoted true believers and promoters, by birth to world-head Muslim Brotherhood parents (Morsi partners) and family direction and choice and profession. Huma’s brother is also a lifetime propagandists of Muslim Brotherhood in the West.

Huma Abdedin long ago as a young woman aimed for political exposure and power. He got herself insinuated into the White House as an intern at the same time as Monica Lewinsky. Huma became Hillary’s aide. She got Bill to officiate at the cynical marriage to half-Jewish Anthony Weiner, when it seemed he’d keep gaining national political power. Silence from the Islamic world on this marriage, which to Muslims themselves in not permitted and therefore not a marriage. Huma has never renounced Islam and has long been a paid propagandists to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The United States population and that of Europe, Mexico, South America, Asia and Canada need to awaken to the existential enemy of freedom and personal choice in all areas of life that is radical Islam and its march trampling the rights and the lives of non-Muslims.


14 posted on 08/04/2014 2:07:16 PM PDT by Words Make the Man
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To: tet68

America is a lawless third world country now
run by a dictator Moslem tyrant, from Indonesia,
who is importing INCURABLE diseases and
terrorists.

The undocumented bastard’s plan is working.


15 posted on 08/04/2014 2:29:03 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Words Make the Man
Excellent information, thanks.


16 posted on 08/04/2014 2:30:09 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead---MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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And it would be 8 with Jarrett and Huma added.

And there are many more in positions of power across the nation.

In states, Congress—both state and federal—and in cities from the top to the bottom.

Incremental “thousand cuts” plan.

Same with the border, a thousand “cuts” in the border bleeding disease and terrorism and drugs and drug dealers and terrorist into this country.

All of this has to be “clotted!”

Take away the warfarin/coumadin/ratpoison!


17 posted on 08/04/2014 2:35:22 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead---MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: RoosterRedux
"Obama's Faulty Logic on Gaza is Going to Hurt U.S. Standing all Across the Middle East "

You know we are in trouble when even conservative commentators don't get what's going on. It's not "faulty logic"! The damage Obama is doing is DELIBERATE.

18 posted on 08/04/2014 3:25:31 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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In a lot more places than the Middle East, and for years, possibly decades after he's gone

19 posted on 08/05/2014 5:25:40 AM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: RoosterRedux
King Obama's role was to destroy America both home and abroad. He is succeeding very strong and by the end of his term he will have placed America in no better than a third world Country. And the most dangerous part is we will have reduced ourselves to be very venerable to terrorist and wars we might be unable to win.
20 posted on 08/05/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: RoosterRedux

How about Obama’s faulty logic on Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, Kiev etc? Arming “friendly rebels” to overthrow stable govs has proved to be a real bad plan.


21 posted on 08/05/2014 7:40:22 AM PDT by grania
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