The Gaza Crisis: Decision Time for Obama

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    The Gaza Crisis: Decision Time for Obama

    So why is it decision time for Obama? Israel feels itself increasingly in an existential crisis. Not only is Iran nearing a nuclear-weapons capability, but it has become increasingly vogue to delegitimize Israel. In the wake of the Gaza ship incident, Israel is going to see whether it has any allies left who will recognize its dilemma, recognize its security concerns, and support it as the crisis grows. Israel knows it can’t trust Europe. Indeed, Europe finances many of the groups which, if they don’t seek Israel’s destruction directly, nevertheless indirectly support terrorism.

    If Obama decides it is in America’s interest to make an example of Israel after the Gaza flotilla incident in order to win goodwill in Cairo, Beirut, Tehran, and Ankara, then he must also recognize that the leadership in Jerusalem is going to conclude that it cannot trust the United States to safeguard its security, and that therefore it must take matters into its own hands on any number of issues, not the least of which is Iran’s nuclear program. In effect, if the White House decides to come down hard on Israel now, it is the same as giving a green light for Israel to strike Iran. That is not advocacy; it is just the realism about which President Obama is so fond.

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    Israel is between a hard place and a Barrack

    It's Obamas time to decide ..will it be Israel or the rest of the Muslim nations who want to destroy Israel... Remember, Israel is like a badger cornered...they're fierce, technologically superior than most countries. They are on survival mode...

    Ok..you anti-semites......I know you're itching to sound off against Israel.
     
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    Obama does not like Israel. he never has. A bunch of Jews are going to find out voting for him was a HUGE mistake.
     
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    I agree...so many jews voted for Obama..not thinking they were again walking into peril.

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    Whew!!

    It surely is convenient having you "conservative" mind-readers around.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah....so perilous that Obama is who (even) Nuttenyayhoo runs-TO....when the heats on.

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    ....Or (possibly) more like a burnt-out meth-freak....cornered....​

     
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    Personally I think Israel needs to quit being the bitch boy of the U.S. and do what they need to do to protect their citizens. Like every other country.

    This will be a good test of Obama's political instincts. I predict he will make the wrong decision, as he has virtually every other time.
    He can support Israel.
    He can support Turkey
    He can prevaricate and make cautious statements.
    The last two will get him in trouble.
     
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    He has already fucked up, he allowed the US to vote for an "independent" investigation of the incident. Anyone with half a brain knows for one, the UN is far from Independent and that most of the world is anti Israeli. There will be no independent investigation at all.
     
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    Looks liek a repeat of the Goldstone fiasco. Pawning off responsibility on an "independent" body sure doesnt look like leadership to me.
     
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    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.....they should Go it, alone! (i.e. The Lil' Dumbya option), huh?

    :rolleyes:
     

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