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Obama’s Contradictory U.N. Speeches

Posted on Sep 21, 2011
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On Wednesday, President Obama gave a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. His message—that Palestinians should return to the peace negotiations of 1979—seemingly contradicted his speech from a year ago, when critics say he argued in favor of a Palestinian state. He’s not completely inconsistent, though. At least he remembered to wear the same tie.

Watch Wednesday’s speech below.

Watch Obama’s 2010 United Nations speech below.


Read the full transcript of Obama’s 2011 speech to the United Nations General Assembly at Politico.


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By Robert, September 23, 2011 at 7:55 am Link to this comment

Obama courts Jewish vote with UN speech

US president’s aides advise Jewish leaders on his pro-Israel address prior to General Assembly speech in order to ensure ‘message is received’

Orly Azoulay

Published:    09.22.11, 11:15 / Israel News

Hours before his UN General Assembly address, US President Barack Obama sought to ensure that prospective Jewish voters pay close attention to his speech.

Three of Obama’s aides held a conference call with the president’s Jewish supporters and community leaders on Wednesday, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

The advisers, all Jewish themselves, asked the supporters to “spread the word” that Obama will give a pro-Israel speech which reflects his own genuine positions and implored them to pay close attention to the president’s UN address.

The advisers chosen for the task were Ira Foreman, former head of the National Jewish Democratic Council; Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee; and Robert Wexler, former House of Representative member closely associated with the president.”


The USA is owned & is being hijacked by a foreign lobby for a foreign !!!:,7340,L-4125962,00.html

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By Howard, September 23, 2011 at 6:12 am Link to this comment

Palestinians could have had a state in ‘48 if they had
not gone to war against Israel.  Same in ‘67,  ‘73, and
have yet to sit down with Israel for negotiations.

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By NZDoug, September 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm Link to this comment

Black man speak with forked tongue!

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By Robert, September 22, 2011 at 7:44 am Link to this comment

‘Tears of Gaza’ The Movie

By Susan Abulhawa


‘Tears of Gaza’ by Vibeke Lokkeberg is a documentary film that should be watched by every American, to see how Israel spends our taxes. Every European should watch it, to see the true face of Israel. It should be viewed by every Arab, to renew our resolve not to allow a racist nation to wipe Palestine and her children from the map and from history.

I had read the stories from Gaza after Israel’s so called “operation cast lead”. I had read the reports. I thought I had cried enough then not to cry again. But this film went to my heart, stirred everything up, made the tears fall and fall and here I am now, with a hollow, spooned out hole in my gut because bombs were dropped on sleeping children, helicopters rained the death and disfigurement of white phosphorous on terrified civilians huddling at a UN school for shelter… and no one is doing anything about it.Tears of Gaza lays bare the lies, the cover ups and Richard Goldstone’s moral flip flopping. It takes you into the heart of Gaza’s tormented landscape to show the truth behind craven and mendacious headlines with words that describe Israel’s slaughter as an “incursion” or “self defense”. This film shows us these truths through the luminous spirits of children. It is not to be missed!”


Click on link to watch video ‘Tears of Gaza’:

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By thecrow, September 22, 2011 at 6:50 am Link to this comment

And yet these Obama and Bush speeches were remarkably consistent:

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By David J. Cyr, September 22, 2011 at 6:33 am Link to this comment

Obama is dutifully representing the moral depravity of the maniac liberals who voted for him.

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By Salome, September 22, 2011 at 6:10 am Link to this comment
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Glad to see the Palestinians taking their case to the UN.  If the Security Council doesn’t act, I hope they go to the General Assembly.

The war in Iraq was for the benefit of Israel.  Now, I heard Sen. Lieberman say that 10,000 troops should be left in Iraq even though the SOFA agreement calls for all troops to be out at the end of 2011.

AIPAC and its’ constituents are pushing mightily to get the U.S. into war with its enemy, Iran.

Poll after poll shows that the majority of Americans want to stop giving money and support to Israel.  Our elected representatives, including Pres. Obama, care more about getting AIPAC money than the opinion of the American people.  We have the best government that money can buy.

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By Robert, September 21, 2011 at 10:05 pm Link to this comment

September 19, 2011

How Congress Sees the Middle East

Through AIPAC-Colored Glasses


“During August recess this year, 81 members of Congress went on a junket to Israel funded by the Israel lobby group AIPAC (well, funded by the American Israel Education Fund, but they are really one and the same) to “learn first-hand about one of our closest friends and allies.” While the representatives insist they got a balanced view, their itinerary belies that claim: 95 per cent of their time was spent hearing the Israeli government point of view, with only one token meeting with Palestinian reps.

CODEPINK has filed a complaint with the Congressional Ethics Committee stating that these trips—and the upcoming ones scheduled for December–violate the Congressional prohibition on traveling with a lobby group. We feel these voyages are part of AIPAC’s grand plan to control and monopolize Congress, which is not just unethical, but dangerous. Their bias reinforces a disastrous U.S. policy of unconditional support for Israel that obstructs peace and runs counter to our national interests.

At a recent Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, entitled “Promoting Peace? Reexamining US Aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA)”, we got a glimpse of what happens when Congress views the Middle East through AIPAC-colored glasses. Here are a few of examples of their tunnel vision:

Asking the wrong questions: Congress is intent on looking into the $600 million a year U.S. taxpayers give to the Palestinian Authority, especially at a time, as a few members brought up, of economic hardship in the United States. But they would not dare hold a hearing about the more important issue: the $3 billion a year we are giving to the Israeli government–which is five times what we give the Palestinian Authority. The question they should be asking, but won’t, is: How can American taxpayers afford to give “military aid” to the wealthy government of Israel, especially when that government uses our funds to drop white phosphorous on civilians in Gaza, kill international humanitarians on boats trying to break the Gaza siege, bulldoze Palestinian homes and orchards, and imprison peaceful protesters?” CODEPINK was in the hearing with signs saying “No More $$ to Israel”, but we were not even allowed to quietly hold them.

Listening to the wrong people: While the hearing was about Palestine, not one of the four witnesses was Palestinian-American, Arab-American, or even sympathetic to the Palestinian point of view. Like the AIPAC-junkets to Israel, this Washington hearing was completely one-sided. Three of the four people testifying before the Committee were Jewish, and all four were white men from conservative think tanks that take the side of the Israeli government.”

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By Robert, September 21, 2011 at 9:52 pm Link to this comment

Obama’s UN speech written by Dennis Ross, Israel’s zionist spy…what else is knew !!!

When it comes to the American Middle-East policy, AIPAC, the zionist neocons & Israel are “King of the Hill”.

Obama & the majority of the US politicians are spineless cowards. They are on their knees working tirelessly for Apartheid Israel. One wonders how much time do US politicians spend on/for Israel when compared to American’s interests?

America/Americans should come first, second, third…etc…each & every time.

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By shojin, September 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm Link to this comment
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(shaking head)

Post #1 nailed it.

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By Robespierre115, September 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm Link to this comment

Obama The Clown again cements his place as a cynical, hypocritical, immoral joke of a man.

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By PatrickHenry, September 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm Link to this comment

Hey Obama, mind your own business….abstain.

This is in the U.N.‘s hands and since the U.S. is so hopelessly biased on the Palestinian statehood issue, sit down.

The U.S. is hardly a beacon of democracy when it comes to Israel.

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