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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Netantahu - The "Anti-Israeli" Israeli Prime Minister?

August 3rd, 2011
by F. Grey Parker

Did that headline grab ya? Okay, then. Let's back up.

This past May, President Obama was roundly savaged by many of his opponents for daring to repeat one of the standard diplomatic positions of the United States, a position dating back to the Reagan administration and consistently maintained through the Bush 2 regime.

"The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states."

Horrors! How could he? How could someone with a name like Barack Hussein Obama, even if he is Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States, dare to think of maintaining policy continuity in international relations?!

The reaction was swift.

Jim Hoft, better known in rabid-right circles as the very popular blogger, Gateway Pundit, called it Obama's "gift to the Hamas-Fatah Alliance."

Former Speaker of the House and (pretend) Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich called it "the most dangerous speech ever made by an American president for the survival of Israel." via

Presidential dreamer Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) called it "a shocking display of betrayal." via

Presidential wannabe, Tim Pawlenty, tried to score points just a month ago when he spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations. "I would never undermine Israel’s negotiating position, nor pressure it to accept borders which jeopardize security and its ability to defend itself."

Likely Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney... well, he said a lot of things but he'll probably change them and say a lot of other things... if he hasn't already.

Newser's John Johnson (such a sweetheart) said the President's position was nothing less than "a formula for war."

The American Thinker's Lee DeCovnik (ever the reasonable manopined that it was proof that Obama was guided by "anti-Semitic advisors who relish the elimination of the Jewish state." 

Liz Berney argued that this exposed "our president’s longstanding anti-Israel hostility and agenda."

Mysogonyst, Islamophobe, and Psychotic Tea Party Hero, Allen West said that it was the "most egregious foreign policy decision" of Obama's Presidency and "could be the beginning of the end as we know it for the Jewish state." via

Bibi Netanyahu himself said he wold "never agree to such a step." One of his aides went further, descrbing the 1967 armistace lines as the "borders of Auschwitz." via

Wow. Good stuff. Mean, venal, manipulative, exciting, money-raising, paper-selling and internet-traffic-driving stuff.

It got even better, though. Netanyahu came to the U.S., in short order, and attempted to humiliate the President. He was also most ably assisted by members of our own government.

But then... reality happened. No, really, it did. Because, eventually, reality always wins.

From the August 2nd 2011 issue of The Independent:
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prepared to base talks for a Palestinian state on the 1967 truce lines."

Okay...

Let me make sure I've got this straight...

This clearly means that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is engaging in a "betrayal," while he is aiding in a "threat to the survival of Israel," after giving a "gift to the Hamas-Fatah alliance," while also injuring Israel's "negotiating position" and its ability to "defend itself," because he is developing a "formula for war," and exposing his own "long standing anti-Israel hostilty and agenda," and, through this, revealing his "most egregious foreign policy decision," with which he is actually beginning "the end as we know it for the Jewish state" by ceding that state's borders to... "Auschwitz."

Does that sound about right to you? Or... was that all some serious bullshit?

Which is more likely?

The following video serves to illustrate the whole of the philosophical code held by the President's opposition.

1 comment:

  1. Knew there was a reason I liked reading your stuff. Next time though, I'll grab a kleenex first. By the time I got past Mitt Romney, my tea was coming out my nose.

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