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BondmanPhil

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  • April 23, 2015 at 9:41am

    Or, maybe, these US Naval assets are being sent there to provide cover for the Iranian supply mission to the Houthis. Think about it. With the U.S. Navy there, the Egyptian Navy, which might otherwise have interdicted the supply ships, will stay clear of the area. And just as our ships arrived on scene, the Saudis wrapped up their military efforts on the Yemeni border. In other words, the US sent the word out that nobody should interfere with the Iranian efforts to resupply its proxy army in Yemen. We switched sides 6 years ago. This should surprise no one.

  • [2] March 18, 2015 at 1:06pm

    @Displacedsoutherner: You are not altogether wrong, but once again, please remember, that about 75-80% of Jewish Americans voted for BHO. That is a smaller percentage than some other groups. Of the 20% of Jewish Americans who identify as Orthodox, some 2/3 vote consistently conservative, in line with their religious values. The other 80%, mostly assimilated, urban/suburban, and irreligious, generally do not place a secure Israel high up on their list of important issues.

  • [1] March 18, 2015 at 12:55pm

    And it is America, not Israel, that will cause a war against Iran. Israel was ready to strike Iran six years ago. Most likely, it would not have escalated at that time into a larger war (as was the case with Iraq in 1980, and Syria in 2007), but it would have reaffirmed Israeli deterrence, which is the best strategy for peace in the Middle East. But Israel did not do that. Why? Because Obama threatened Israel with diplomatic (and maybe military) reprisals if it did so, and America was the one that leaked elements of the Israeli strike plans to the public. So it is America that has essentially pushed Israel into a corner from which its only way out is militarily. This applies to the entire Israel-Arab conflict as well, since every time Israel wants to strike its enemies, or does so, it is America that bashes Israel for defending itself. Sadly for people like you, the ghetto Jew of Europe is dead. The Israeli Jews will not march quietly into the showers. Try to deal.
    And if you think allying ourselves with Iran, a terrorist state about to go nuclear, against ISIS is a smart strategy, you need to look carefully at what Iran’s leaders have to say about America and its future in the world. Do you really think that Iran, with ICBMs and nukes is less of a threat than a bunch Jihadi losers who could easily be crushed if the U.S. wanted it done? You don’t have to support Israel, just leave it alone, let it elect its own leaders, and let defend itself.

  • [1] March 18, 2015 at 12:53pm

    AftertheFire1912: You can’t hit & run. If you’re going to label someone a war monger, you have to prove it. No Israeli leader has ever been a war monger. In a tiny nation with no strategic depth and surrounded by much larger mortal enemies, Israel has limited choices if it wishes to survive. The choices boil down to either overwhelming (and yes, disproportionate) response to aggression, or allowing its citizens to suffer attacks without reacting, until the attacks escalate and an all-out defensive war, fought on Israeli territory. What, AftertheFire1912, would you do to safeguard your people (any government’s most sacred duty) against attacks on the homeland by your enemies? continued…

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  • [2] March 18, 2015 at 10:26am

    OMG. Where to start? First of all, all the NYT did was to replace an honest appraisal of Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority with Bibi Netanyahu and Israel. Project, much? It is Abbas who doesn’t represent the Arabs living under the P.A., since his four year term expired three years ago. It is Abbas who lies and tells Arabs that Israel wants to commit genocide and kill every Arab. It is Abbas who is the demagogue who negotiates in bad faith. Abbas has admitted to this, when he said that he endorsed Arafat’s plan of “phased destruction” of Israel, using alternating rounds of terror attacks and negotiations to wrest concessions from and weaken Israel. But, the NYT, being a good little Obama Lap Dog, obeys its master and slanders someone who obviously does indeed represent 25% of the Israeli voting public (30 seats in the Parliament = 25%, more than any other party, and a large number for an Israeli election). Every election in a democracy is ugly. It’s the sausage-making part of a free nation. Sadly for the NYT, the POTUS cannot simply pick a leader he likes, even if he uses “ugly” methods of intervening in a foreign nation’s elections, using U.S. taxpayer funding.

  • March 18, 2015 at 8:59am

    I will reply to idiot-antitheist’s ridiculous comment by saying that, like any emotion, hatred of Jews, or any group, cannot and ought not be outlawed. However, acting upon those hatreds, if it involves criminal acts, like the destruction of personal property in this instance, is illegal, and should be prosecuted for what it is: Destruction of property.

  • March 17, 2015 at 3:23pm

    Sorry, Harry. The Children of Israel, keepers of the Torah, don’t really care what you think they deserve. They know what their mission is, and they work hard to honor that mission every day. Funny, how, of the three Abrahamic faiths, only one offers a pathway to Heaven for non-believers, without the need to convert. It isn’t Christianity, and it surely isn’t Islam. In other words, the Jews don’t condemn you to hades for accepting what they believe is a false Messiah. Hmmm. Start here: http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/jewsandjesus/

  • March 17, 2015 at 3:12pm

    Doucheman: War is the natural state of mankind. Always has been, always will be. The Ottoman Turks and the Caliph might still possess the Land of Israel today had they not declared war on the allies in WWI. But they did, and they lost. The victors decided to structure the Middle East in such a way as to discourage future wars and encourage the flow of oil to the West. The only blunder was Obama’s misguided efforts to use diplomacy to erase the progress of the American Century (all that evil “colonialism”). But the allies also committed to the repatriation of the Jewish people to their ancestral homeland, on territory the allies liberated from the Ottoman Empire (ooh, empire, that dirty word that is only applied by leftists to Western nations). So, as Obama likes to say, we won, they lost. Can’t deal? Bring it. God’s Chosen people in Israel is ready for you. They are not the ghetto Jews of Europe walking quietly into the showers, Doucheman. They will fight for their land and their families. Molon Labe.

  • March 17, 2015 at 3:02pm

    I can’t let your lies go unanswered, blounttruth. Netanyahu, like every single Israeli leader in the nation’s history, favors peace, but not the peace of Islam, which means the death of Israel and its Jews. Israel is not guilty of anything remotely approaching genocide, and you are telling lies in order to demonize Israel and the Jews. Shame on you. Not one single foreign soldier has ever died fighting for Israel, another lie. Meanwhile, thousands of foreign soldiers, mostly American, have died for Muslim nations. The protest was in Tel Aviv, and it was at least equaled by a large right-wing demonstration. It’s called freedom of assembly, a core value of Israel. Israel is doing fine regarding prosperity. It is the anti-Israel haters like you that seek to undo that with the BDS movement. Peace will come when the Arabs accept the reality of the Jewish state, and cease their attacks. Until then, there is absolutely nothing that any Israeli leader can do to make peace with enemies that want nothing less than the destruction of Israel and the death of its nearly 6 million Jews. Total fail, blowntruth.

  • March 17, 2015 at 2:33pm

    Seriously, I think Netanyahu is the best available choice for Israelis right now. But he is far from perfect as well. Most do not expect the new coalition to survive more than a couple of years, meaning there will be new elections again in 2 or 3 years. And I think we will see Israelis lurch to the right for that election. Watch the new Zehut (Identity) party, which is not running in this election, but has big plans for the next one.

  • March 17, 2015 at 2:28pm

    JRook: How dare they? I don’t know. How would you feel about a “get out the vote” effort in America funded by Venezuela, aimed at supporters of only one party? You cool with that? You cool with your tax dollars being spent on corrupting the democratic process of a free, allied nation? I suppose for rubes like you, the ends justify the means. Fascist, much?

  • March 17, 2015 at 2:22pm

    Turkey13: “All” Jewish Americans do not “love” Socialism. Obama received 75-80% of the Jewish American vote in the two elections. That 91% figure is the African-American vote for Obama. This means that Jewish Americans are less monolithic than some other groups. Of the 20% of Jewish Americans that identify as Orthodox, some 2/3 vote reliably conservative, in line with their religious values. Of the 80% of Jewish Americans that are non-religious and assimilated, Israel’s security is a very low priority for them, if they care about it at all.

  • March 17, 2015 at 2:17pm

    Loveoursoldiers: Most Israelis do understand how anti-Israel Obama is. His approval ratings hover in the 4 to 12% range amongst Israelis. However, many left-of-center Israelis, and some centrist Israelis, are mortified of a cooling of relations with America. They believe (wrongly, in my opinion), that without U.S. support, Israel cannot survive. However, it did so, against horrible odds, from 1948 until 1963 (or even 1967). It can do so again, by rebuilding its own military-industrial complex, and diversifying its arms procurement portfolio. It is already working on the latter, and hopefully, will soon work on the former.

  • March 17, 2015 at 2:12pm

    Less blackmail than another step in the pivot away from Israel and towards Iran and the Islamic Revolution, crystalsky. This, if true, joins many small but significant steps Obama has taken, especially since the 2014 mid-term elections, to place more space between the U.S. and Israel. And he’s got almost 2 more years to complete this pivot.

  • March 17, 2015 at 2:09pm

    Fortherecord: “Winner, winner, chicken dinner!”

  • [-2] March 17, 2015 at 2:04pm

    Progressiveslayer: I’d agree with you if America hadn’t played dirty in Israeli politics for years. The State Dept., which never wanted Israel to become a state, has done all it can to shift Israel to the left, in the hopes that the left would weaken Israel and lead to its destruction. They’ve been trying this for at least 40 years. So, yes, there is something we can do – butt out of Israel’s internal democratic process.

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  • [-2] March 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

    Actually, you are completely wrong, militant-antitheist. Israel, since it is small, sees change happen over a few years, not many decades, like a larger country. High birth rates of religious and nationalist Israelis, high emigration rates and low birth rates of leftists and liberals, trends that are intensifying in a snow-ball fashion, have dramatically changed the Israeli public over the past 20 years. Most Americans don’t see this, since the Left still controls the Israeli media, the courts, the military, and the intelligence spaces. But the Left, which I would estimate at no more than 1/3 of the Israeli public, is quickly being marginalized. Most Israelis understand that there is no partner for peace among the Arabs, and that their constant and permanent goal of destroying the Jewish state is not up for negotiation. Keep watching: Today’s election will end up with a fragile coalition that won’t last more than two years. Then watch for a major lurch to the right, politically, culturally and socially.

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  • March 17, 2015 at 1:51pm

    “Another surprise of the campaign has been the newly merged party representing Israel’s Arab minority. The Joint List represents smaller factions which include Communists, Islamists and Palestinian nationalists…” Apartheid state, indeed! [sarc with rolling eyes]

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  • March 11, 2015 at 9:29am

    Is this sarcasm?

  • [2] March 11, 2015 at 9:28am

    JLoser: You can’t give something “back” that was never theirs to begin with. Please answer these questions: What were the borders of “Palestine”? What was the currency? What were the names of their leaders? What was the Capital? What was its flag? In what years did it exist? What was its system of government? TOTAL FAIL.

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