Netanyahu to US: Don’t push a truce on us again

posted at 11:31 am on August 2, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Most people would have learned their lesson after trusting a terrorist group to keep their word, but John Kerry and Barack Obama aren’t most people. Benjamin Netanyahu apparently felt the need to make the lesson more explicit, as the Associated Press reports today. The Israeli Prime Minister also offered a warning about the US’ new friends, the Qataris:

Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.

Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu and senior U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, say the Israeli leader advised the Obama administration “not to ever second guess me again” on the matter. The officials also said Netanyahu said he should be “trusted” on the issue and about the unwillingness of Hamas to enter into and follow through on cease-fire talks.

The Obama administration on Friday condemned “outrageous” violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a “barbaric” action.

The strong reaction came as top Israeli officials questioned the effort to forge the truce, accusing the U.S. and the United Nations of being naive in assuming the radical Hamas movement would adhere with its terms. The officials also blamed the Gulf state of Qatar for not forcing the militants to comply.

Yesterday, Hamas denied that any Israeli soldier was captured, but that doesn’t match up with their own claims:

PJ Media’s The Grid notes that Hamas initially bragged about capturing the IDF soldier to Turkish media — and then began changing their story four different times after getting almost universal condemnation for the collapse of the cease fire. By the time of the CNN interview above, Hamas had gone from bragging about the operation to claiming it was a false-flag provocation by Israel to end the cease fire. Even without the Twitter trail, though, this claim made no sense. The cease-fire benefited the Israelis in the short run, not the least by humiliating Hamas and (briefly) tying their hands while denying every one of their demands. The cease fire was on the basis of the Egyptian proposal that Hamas had repeatedly rejected, and their sudden reversal was curious at the time — and now seems obviously to have been a ruse.

The New York Times reported earlier this week that Arab nations had been curiously silent about the Israeli actions in Gaza. CNN followed up with a review of reactions to Hamas’ war from the surrounding Sunni states, which ranges from deafening silence to outright condemnation … of either Hamas or “state-sponsored terrorism.” And that was before Hamas broke the cease-fire agreement:

In other words, Kerry and Obama didn’t just ignore Netanyahu, but also Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia in dealing with Hamas through Qatar and Turkey. Perhaps instead of dispensing advice, Kerry and Obama should start taking some from Netanyahu. That way it won’t be quite as obvious the next time they have to hear I told you so! from the Israeli PM.


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one could argue that9/11 was partially due to our support of israel

nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Oh come on, don’t wimp out – go ahead and tell us all about how the Mossad, with the help and approval of George W. Bush, destroyed the World Trade Center after calling 4,000 Jews who worked there on 9/10/01 and telling them not to go into work tomorrow, and then framed Osama bin Laden for the act.

We know you really want to, and all your progressive pals believe this anyway.

Gator Country on August 2, 2014 at 1:01 PM

one could argue that9/11 was partially due to our support of israel

nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Well, there is one argument that no one refutes…you are probably the dumbest poster on HotAir.

But, of value, you remind us of how foolish the liberal mind is, so you have that going for you.

Keep posting you are F’in brilliant…

right2bright on August 2, 2014 at 1:02 PM

one could argue that9/11 was partially due to our support of israel

nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM

One could more easily argue that 9/11 was caused by foreign policies put into place by liberals.

corkie on August 2, 2014 at 1:08 PM

one could argue that9/11 was partially due to our support of israel

nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Amerikkka’s chickens are coming home to roost!

Amirite?

myiq2xu on August 2, 2014 at 1:14 PM

why should israel Hamas be considered a friend…what have they done for us?

one could argue that9/11 was partially due to our support of israel

nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Israel is a friend. We exchange intelligence information and codevelop weaponry and other tech with the Israelis.

Re: 9\11. Our support of Israel was one of many reasons given by bin Laden for the attacks, that’s true. But if your point is that we should end our important relationship with Israel just because it angers Muslims, well, then you’re a typical, stupid Dem.

DisneyFan on August 2, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Lbfree all kidding aside, really sounds disturbed these days. He no longer actually defends these buffoons anymore though. There’s some consolation in that, no?

hawkdriver on August 2, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Progs have NEVER defended Obama – what’s there to defend really?
Can’t defend the indefensible.

Nope – they’re sole raison d’etre is to troll right-leaning blogs and then tell YOU to STFU. How mature.

Pelosi Schmelosi on August 2, 2014 at 1:23 PM

SMART Power!!!1111!!!elebinty available in foreign diplomacy for the last 5 1/2 years.

You know that super genius Obama foreign policy of “Don’t do stupid $hit”? Well just like every other thing done by fascist democrats the title is the exact opposite of the reality. Affordable Care anyone?

jukin3 on August 2, 2014 at 1:25 PM

why should israel Hamas be considered a friend…what have they done for us?

one could argue that9/11 was partially due to our support of israel

nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Israel is a friend. We exchange intelligence information and codevelop weaponry and other tech with the Israelis.

Re: 9\11. Our support of Israel was one of many reasons given by bin Laden for the attacks, that’s true. But if your point is that we should end our important relationship with Israel just because it angers Muslims, well, then you’re a typical, stupid Dem.

DisneyFan on August 2, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Thanks for reminding me; -bin Laden and al Zawahiri did not originally make any claim that our support for Israel was behind the attack on the WTC. It was only a couple of months later after many in the West asked “why didn’t they blame Israel” that they corrected their ‘error’ and started to rant about them in their regular videos.

Their original justification was that US servicemen were in Saudi Arabia, the home of Mecca and Medina, as they were in huge numbers in support of the war with Iraq.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 1:32 PM

i love how absolutely no one could deny that Israel is a welfare leech.

libfreeordie on August 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM

If Israel considers obama and Kerry friends, they are in a lot of trouble. Both are backstabbers and traitors. You can tell them by their fruit and their fruit is sour.

crosshugger on August 2, 2014 at 1:40 PM

i love how absolutely no one could deny that Israel is a welfare leech. I am soooo dumb that I don’t even get my insanity. All the illegals are welfare leeches.

libfreeordie on August 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Why the black grievance mongers are so silent on this is a complete mystery to me. Maybe they just don’t understand what’s being done to them.

Harbingeing on August 2, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Why play the race card?

libfreeordie on May 4, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Egypt gets billions in welfare from the US, the leeches.

The PLO gets billions in welfare from the US, the leeches.

“Israel is a welfare leech and I am soooo smaaaaht” — slave of HA

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2014 at 1:44 PM

i love how absolutely no one could deny that Israel is a welfare leech.

libfreeordie on August 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Cozy up to Hamas/Iran then. I hear they have nothing but love for you and your boyfriend.

The level of hate for Israel, our only ally in that burning hellhole called the ME, is sickening.

HornetSting on August 2, 2014 at 1:46 PM

i love how absolutely no one could deny that Israel is a welfare leech.

libfreeordie on August 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Because it’s so stupid it’s not worthy of serious discussion. Don’t take our silence for agreement.

Buck Farky on August 2, 2014 at 1:48 PM

one could argue that9/11 was partially due to our support of israel

nonintelligent on August 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM

one could also argue that 9/11 was partially due to bin Laden’s deep hatred of the Democrat President who passed 10 times on killing him. In fact, bin Laden mentioned Bill Clinton by name in his 1996 Fatwah.

F-

Del Dolemonte on August 2, 2014 at 1:51 PM

I fully expect King Barky the Incompetent to come out and whine about how this is somehow all the Tea Party or republicans doing.

It will never be Obama’s fault unless something goes right…ergo never Obama’s fault.

jukin3 on August 2, 2014 at 1:56 PM

i love how absolutely no one could deny that Israel is a welfare leech.

libfreeordie on August 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM

You go, girl!

Del Dolemonte on August 2, 2014 at 1:56 PM

“We like death and the Americans like life” — Osama bin Laden

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2014 at 1:56 PM

one could argue that9/11 was partially due to our support of israel

nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM

9-11 happened because we wouldn’t get out of the region once we won the war in Iraq, early 90s (another mistaken war). Instead we stayed there with the no-fly zones, and entrenched in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

cimbri on August 2, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Netanyahu to make major announcement within minutes.

Leftist heads to explode.

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2014 at 2:11 PM

one could argue that9/11 was partially due to our support of israel

nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM

One could argue that 9/11 was partially due to the Wright Brothers.

Mimzey on August 2, 2014 at 2:13 PM

the war in Iraq, early 90s (another mistaken war). Instead we stayed there with the no-fly zones, and entrenched in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

cimbri on August 2, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Wasn’t aware the US fought a war in Iraq in the early 1990s.

Do tell us more about that war, and why you feel it was a mistake.

(Starts flea-powered sundial).

Del Dolemonte on August 2, 2014 at 2:13 PM

libfreeordie on August 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM

I love how no one can deny you’re an anti-Semite fluffer. Tell me perfesser exactly how much of your grifted $$ goes to support Israel.

fortcoins on August 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Boom!! That’s what I’m talking about Bibi..Don’t let this administration bully you anymore..You know they don’t give a crap about the state of Israel and it’s security..do what you have to keep everyone there safe

sadsushi on August 2, 2014 at 2:34 PM

the war in Iraq, early 90s (another mistaken war). Instead we stayed there with the no-fly zones, and entrenched in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

cimbri on August 2, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Wasn’t aware the US fought a war in Iraq in the early 1990s.

Do tell us more about that war, and why you feel it was a mistake.

(Starts flea-powered sundial).

Del Dolemonte on August 2, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Everyone knows about Desert Storm, 1991; I’m assuming you didn’t drink your coffee this morning.

Anyway, the mistake was interfering with Sadaam. He took Kuwait, and was about to invade Saudi Arabia. He would have exterminated hundreds of thousands of potential jihadis, and there never would have been a 9-11. Sadaam and the Baathists would have been the Islamists enemy, not us.

cimbri on August 2, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Anyway, the mistake was interfering with Sadaam. He took Kuwait, and was about to invade Saudi Arabia. He would have exterminated hundreds of thousands of potential jihadis, and there never would have been a 9-11. Sadaam and the Baathists would have been the Islamists enemy, not us.

cimbri on August 2, 2014 at 2:46 PM

What would have been the economic effects on 1) Saddam’s Iraq, and 2) the rest of the world, once he was able to control essentially the lion’s share of the total output of Mid-east oil?

Alien on August 2, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Bibi delivers the Bitch-Slap heard ’round the world to J Effin Kerre and Obozo.

Nicely Done, Sir!

glcinpdx on August 2, 2014 at 3:02 PM

cimbri on August 2, 2014 at 2:46 PM

So that fact that those two were at least nominal allies in the region – allies we pledged to protect – means nothing.

Buck Farky on August 2, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Wake up, fools

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2014 at 3:26 PM

one could argue that9/11 was partially due to our support of israel

nonpartisan on August 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Read The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright. Bin Laden had zero interest in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. His anger was due to Saudia Arabia allowing US troops in their country to protect them from Saddam. US support of Israel, as always, became a convenient scapegoat after the fact to explain away Muslin savagery.

Genesis123 on August 2, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Israel Muslim world

Freedom of religion: Yes No
Freedom of assembly: Yes No
Free Press: Yes No
Equality for women: Yes No
Freedom for gays: Yes No
Free and fair elections: Yes No
Launches unprovoked attacks on neighbors: No Yes
Allows fathers to kill their daughters: No Yes

Clearly Israel is the problem in that area of the world

Genesis123 on August 2, 2014 at 4:04 PM

AN OPEN LETTER FROM JOHN VOIGHT TO PENELOPE CRUZ, JAVIER BARDEM, ET AL, “HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME”

Well and bravely said of Mr. Voight.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Del Dolemonte on August 2, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Everyone knows about Desert Storm, 1991; I’m assuming you didn’t drink your coffee this morning.

cimbri on August 2, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Extremely weak Alinskyesque attempt at “humor” duly noted.

F-

Sorry, Skippy, but you were the one who said the US fought a “War in Iraq” in the early 90′s. We did not. You never used the words “Desert Storm”.

We liberated Kuwait after assembling an international coalition, with the blessing of the UN, that included most of the other countries in the Mideast. The only reason many of those ME countries did sign on was because we were not going into Iraq.

I see many other posters here have quickly responded to your silly claim and have kicked your getalife into low Earth orbit, so I’ll post you a simple question. If the UN had also signed off on the 1993 invasion of Iraq, would that have been a “mistake” too?

Take your time.

Del Dolemonte on August 2, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Mark Levin: Why aren’t there calls for ‘cease-fires’ in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, or Ukraine?

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-why-arent-there-calls-for-cease-fires-in-iraq-afghanistan-syria-or-ukraine/#ixzz39ASto2I4

Obysmal’s and Kerry’s selective outrage…

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 4:50 PM

libfreeordie on August 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Yep plenty of countries and foreigners get our money—including the Palestinians.(and the President himself :)) So go SAD. Run along , boy.

CW on August 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM

cimbri is young. You can tell.

With age wisdom. With cimbri’s youth. Death.

CW on August 2, 2014 at 4:59 PM

i love how absolutely no one could deny that Israel is a welfare leech.
libfreeordie on August 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Oh good lord, that whole region of the world is a welfare leech (assuming your definition is they are recipients of our foreign aid and money). Israel is not unique in that regard. The only thing that makes them different is they actually give us a return on investment (so I guess leech is inappropriate) whereas everyone else over there that we also give aid and money to like to squander that away on terrorism, misery, and offensive wars on our allies. That and the fact that they’re the only civilized and advanced society over there.

Isn’t that the real reason why you chose to single them out or is it something about the savages over there that you’re willing to look past?

anuts on August 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Read The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright. Bin Laden had zero interest in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. His anger was due to Saudia Arabia allowing US troops in their country to protect them from Saddam. US support of Israel, as always, became a convenient scapegoat after the fact to explain away Muslin savagery.

Genesis123 on August 2, 2014 at 3:57 PM

REPORTER: Mr. Bin Ladin, you’ve declared a jihad against the United States. Can you tell us why? And is the jihad directed against the US government or the United States’ troops in Arabia? What about US civilians in Arabia or the people of the United States?

BIN LADIN: We declared jihad against the US government, because the US government is unjust, criminal and tyrannical. It has committed acts that are extremely unjust, hideous and criminal whether directly or through its support of the Israeli occupation of the Prophet’s Night Travel Land (Palestine). And we believe the US is directly responsible for those who were killed in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. The mention of the US reminds us before everything else of those innocent children who were dismembered, their heads and arms cut off in the recent explosion that took place in Qana (killings in Lebanon perpetrated by Israel). …

lexhamfox on August 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

REPORTER: Mr. Bin Ladin, you’ve declared a jihad against the United States. Can you tell us why? And is the jihad directed against the US government or the United States’ troops in Arabia? What about US civilians in Arabia or the people of the United States?

BIN LADIN: We declared jihad against the US government, because the US government is unjust, criminal and tyrannical. It has committed acts that are extremely unjust, hideous and criminal whether directly or through its support of the Israeli occupation of the Prophet’s Night Travel Land (Palestine). And we believe the US is directly responsible for those who were killed in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. The mention of the US reminds us before everything else of those innocent children who were dismembered, their heads and arms cut off in the recent explosion that took place in Qana (killings in Lebanon perpetrated by Israel). …

lexhamfox on August 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

You left out the part where bin Laden mentioned Bill Clinton by name.

Del Dolemonte on August 2, 2014 at 5:17 PM

lexhamfox on August 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

I don’t see a date on your quote, but as I noted, bin Laden did not identify Israel as justification of his attack on the US until statements much later, and only until we in the West pointed it out.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM

lexhamfox on August 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

I don’t see a date on your quote, but as I noted, bin Laden did not identify Israel as justification of his attack on the US until statements much later, and only until we in the West pointed it out.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM

As I recall he said that stuff just before the 2004 US Presidential election.

Del Dolemonte on August 2, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Speaking of Iraq, it was 24 years ago today that Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.

Del Dolemonte on August 2, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Wow — Bibi and Kerry’s expressions in the photo! Kerry looks like the clueless empty suit that he is.

jix on August 2, 2014 at 5:37 PM

lexhamfox on August 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

I don’t see a date on your quote, but as I noted, bin Laden did not identify Israel as justification of his attack on the US until statements much later, and only until we in the West pointed it out.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM

I found the quote you posted, and it seems to be from a 1997 interview, long before the WTC attack.

His first mention of ‘Israel’ as a justification of the WTC attack seems to be over a year after 9/11/01 and even then it was not a primary reason.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 5:37 PM

I have done quite a lot of business in the “Mediterranean” in negotiations you do not show weakness but demonstrate strength. If I were in charge I’d carpet bomb Gaza. Watch how quickly hamas is put out of power. Each day ther would be leaflets that said send hamas packing and the bombing stops. Three days later Gaza would kick hamas out.

We all know this is true. The muslim is a coward and that is why hamas can control the population.

jukin3 on August 2, 2014 at 5:44 PM

I think it’s clear that the Israel/Palestine issue was only one of many minor irritations for bin Laden. He did refer to it in his two fatawa in the 90s, but American presence in the land of the two holy places (Saudi Arabia) was the focus. And as others have pointed out, he didn’t focus on Israel in his statements after 9/11. It was more of an afterthought. Clever PR if you will. However, even if the Israel/Palestine situation had for some strange reason bothered him more than we know, that’s no reason to blame Israel or abandon it. The Leftists here are clueless.

DisneyFan on August 2, 2014 at 5:48 PM

lexhamfox on August 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

I don’t see a date on your quote, but as I noted, bin Laden did not identify Israel as justification of his attack on the US until statements much later, and only until we in the West pointed it out.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Peter Arnett 1997 so you need to re-evaluate. There are lots of other such quotes from Bin Laden and even the members of the 9-11 plot.

lexhamfox on August 2, 2014 at 6:21 PM

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM

..and btw I do understand that it was US troops on the Saudi Peninsula which pushed guy over the edge but US support for Israel was always the cause they cited when raising cash or in seeking volunteers for their war. I’m not sure why this is politically sensitive in the US since we are not going to change the alliance or support of Israel because of some jihadi b’stards.

lexhamfox on August 2, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Turkey-Qatar-Hamas ally and hobbled Israel enemy dear leader Hussein pushes Netanyahu into risk. No wonder his angry reaction at resultant kidnapping and murders and population in arms.

Hobbled American hater Hussein floods US with illegal sick and gangbangers. Same results. Pity we have no leaders capable of an equivalent reaction and population more interested in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Rea1ityCheck on August 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Yesterday, Hamas denied that any Israeli soldier was captured, but that doesn’t match up with their own claims:

Wanna try again?

corona79 on August 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM

“not to ever second guess me again.”

So Iraq is in the hands of al quada, Iran is at the threshold of an atomic bomb, Syria still has chemical weapons, Christians are being systematically purged from the Middle East and north Africa, we ran away from Libya, Backed a Muslim brotherhood revolution in Egypt and then said “just kidding”. Lets not even mention Russia. Now, Israel, historically our closest ally in the region and beneficiary of billions every year in foreign and military aid is telling our government to STFU.

Smart power at last.

V7_Sport on August 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Alternate headlines

Netanyahu to US: b!itch shut the f$&ck up, and show me my money before I slap a h o.

Netanyahu to US: You don’t tell me what to do. I tell you what to do. Now where is my money b!tch?

coolrepublica on August 2, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Let’s park the armchair analysis here. It’s valid but incomplete.

We cannot forget the essentially fatherless backgrounds of both men, the abandonment by both father and mother in O’s case, and his rearing during crucial formative years in a Muslim, anto-colonial country.

http://americanthinker.com/2014/08/obamas_inexplicable_love_for_the_dark_side.html

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM

coolrepublica on August 2, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Dumb as usual.

CW on August 2, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Hey V7,, I’m pretty sure they aren’t counting on dogeater for any help anyway.

They probably wouldn’t need it to begin with.

I’m pretty sure they know they are alone, and will act accordingly. If they wanted to, they cpuld vaporize gaza, and the west bank,,, yet again.

Easily.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Finally, Israel has told the Hopey Team to STFUp
on the M.E situation of Islamic Death To Israel.

Peace with Hamas, or any other Yerrorist entity is DOA!

Finally,..Israel has exhausted every avenue of Peace
in regards to this, and the only common sense solution
to deal with these IslamicJahady Death to Little Satan
is Total War of Extermination!!

The latest death of a Fallen Israeli Soldier me thinks
is thee last straw. a linr in the sand so to speak!!!!

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
1h
Israel’s military has declared dead a soldier believed captured by Hamas militants – @Philip_Elliott
====================================

https://twitter.com/Philip_Elliott

Phil Elliott @Philip_Elliott · 1h

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s military has declared dead a soldier believed captured by Hamas militants .

7h

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli official:

‘No point’ trying to reach truce with Hamas;

won’t send negotiators to Cairo.

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Yerrorist
linr
====

Ugh, thats, (Terrorist, and line)

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Oh, this is cute:

Caroline Glick notes that the Iranian ‘Revolutionary’ Guard who flew in by the planeload to Venezuela were given Venezuelan passports and have probably been crossing the border in this latest criminal act by Zero.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Ki_C8JKzA

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Egypt isn’t too happy with State Dept. Barbie/Valley Girl either.

Egypt is working hard to eliminate the cancer that is the Muslim Brotherhood, but the country has to deal with our dopes at State, who are riddled throughout the Obysmal administration.

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 8:30 PM

The State Dept. Barbie/Valley Girl is Harf.

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Alternate headlines

Netanyahu to US: b!itch shut the f$&ck up, and show me my money before I slap a h o.

Netanyahu to US: You don’t tell me what to do. I tell you what to do. Now where is my money b!tch?

coolrepublica on August 2, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Benjamin Netanyahu has more manhood in a single fingernail than you do in your entire being.

gryphon202 on August 2, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Excellent: Forty questions for journalists reporting on Gaza–
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/07/31/forty-questions-for-the-international-media-in-gaza/

This is a reprint with permission from another author.

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 8:41 PM

The State Dept. Barbie/Valley Girl is Harf.

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

onlineanalyst: Thanks for posting Glick, and yups on your three
posty’s, tonight:)

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 8:42 PM

coolrepublica: Sit down with your Cocoa Puffs at the children’s table and read/think deeply about those 40 questions that I linked at 8:41pm.

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Alternate headlines

Netanyahu to US: b!itch shut the f$&ck up, and show me my money before I slap a h o.

Netanyahu to US: You don’t tell me what to do. I tell you what to do. Now where is my money b!tch?

coolrepublica on August 2, 2014 at 7:47 PM

coolrepublica: Nothing to do with MONEY,..its about PEACE,
and Obama is Neville Chamberlian, wake TFUP!

Obama thinks, and alot of his Progressive
ForeignPolicyR*Tards, seem to think, that
Terrorist Groups need a seat at the Peace
Table to be heard.

Thats how Liberals think,..the Minority have
a Right to vent there so-called grievances!

Hamas/Fatah/HezBollah/MuslimBHood and Ad Naus
em, have only one message for Israel,..

,,,,DIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on August 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Luv ya back, canopfor.

Keeping people informed is our goal.

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Alternate headlines

Netanyahu to US: b!itch shut the f$&ck up, and show me my money before I slap a h o.

Netanyahu to US: You don’t tell me what to do. I tell you what to do. Now where is my money b!tch?

coolrepublica on August 2, 2014 at 7:47 PM

I think you are confusing “family night” discussion at a typical Democrat voter house…

ClassicCon on August 2, 2014 at 9:40 PM

onlineanalyst on August 2, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Powerful stuff. Caroline Glick is an outstanding analyst. I didn’t know that Ted Cruz did that. I hope he runs for President.

WhatSlushfund on August 2, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Hey, Johnny Boy. YOU WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

LastRonin on August 2, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Hey V7,, I’m pretty sure they aren’t counting on dogeater for any help anyway.

wolly4321 on August 2, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Sure, what they were probably counting on him to do is not to make a bad situation worse.
Oh well.

V7_Sport on August 2, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Kerry does a major embarrassing screw-up with Israel and Obama supports and even praises his efforts. This confirms that Kerry did exactly what Obama wanted and that they are both major incompetents. I hope enough of the American public can see this and that this helps create a bias against ever again electing another inexperienced left-wing ideologue with lots of grand promises and a big shit smile.

Chessplayer on August 3, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I think the upside of this (the shallowness of the US admin must seem… abyssal to the Israelis), is that the Israelis know that they can count only on themselves.

Esperanza on August 3, 2014 at 4:48 AM

It is difficult to put into words just how embarrassing our government has become.

rmkdbq on August 3, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Since when is Qatar suddenly given credit for controlling Hamas? Hamas will get their money from whomever will give it and there are lots Israel hating Islamic countries in the area.

Sounds like some pretty ignorant journalists and / or news producers.

TfromV on August 3, 2014 at 9:18 AM

I’m glad to see the spirited and principled defense of Israel, by the finest group of blog commentators ever assembled at one site. I exclude CR and LFOD, of course.
I am taking great comfort and a major heaping of schadenfreude watching CR and LFOD deflating like a week old birthday party helium balloon. Their defense of the indefensible has reached the stage where its just pro forma. To be frank they are quite ridiculous.
Their Sorros checks will continue regardless of the dearth and lack of quality of their responses.

Gebirgsjager on August 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

So, will the kidnapping capture hoax ever be debunked here?

If any one is keeping count, +1.

corona79 on August 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

RE:

Starts flea-powered sundial).

Del Dolemonte on August 2, 2014 at 2:13 PM

So is it the Sundial you don’t understand or the Sun itself???
Prolly not a good idea for you to try snark….

Von Kleist on August 4, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Now, Israel, historically our closest ally in the region and beneficiary of billions every year in foreign and military aid is telling our government to STFU.

Smart power at last.

V7_Sport on August 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

34 members of the USS Liberty were unavailable to comment on how close an ally Israel is to the US.

Tlaloc on August 4, 2014 at 7:33 PM

V7_Sport on August 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

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34 members of the USS Liberty were unavailable to comment on how close an ally Israel is to the US.

Tlaloc on August 4, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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Okay … from the first part of your wiki-link :
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The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, by Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats, on 8 June 1967, during the Six-Day War. The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (naval officers, seamen, two Marines, and one civilian), wounded 171 crew members, and severely damaged the ship. At the time, the ship was in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula, about 25.5 nmi (29.3 mi; 47.2 km) northwest from the Egyptian city of Arish.

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That’s the basic, undisputed report on the matter.

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Israel apologized for the attack, saying that the USS Liberty had been attacked in error after being mistaken for an Egyptian ship.

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How do WE know they “accidentally mistook” the USS Liberty for an Egyptian vessel, hmmm ? … Anybody can claim that, after the fact … right ?.
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Both the Israeli and U.S. governments conducted inquiries and issued reports that concluded the attack was a mistake due to Israeli confusion about the ship’s identity, . . . . .

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Oh … well, there we have it; … both governments conducted their own inquiries, and concluded the attack was a “genuine” accident.
This doesn’t ‘raise from the dead’ those killed by the attack, but at least the families have some closure.
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. . . . . though others, including survivors of the attack, have rejected these conclusions and maintain that the attack was deliberate.

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Uh oh . . . . . now what do we supposed to think ? … I have no doubt the attack was “deliberate”, but are the grieving families insisting that the Israeli military forces involved KNEW DAMN WELL that it was a U.S. Naval vessel, and fired upon it, anyway ?

What’s your conclusion, Tlaloc ? … And how did you arrive at it ?

listens2glenn on August 5, 2014 at 10:18 AM

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