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Posted on Mar 5, 2012
AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens as President Obama speaks during their meeting on Monday in the Oval Office.

After reaffirming his support of Israel at an AIPAC conference on Sunday, President Obama met on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, where one particular issue loomed large: Iran. The two heads of state struck a united pose, but differences in their strategies regarding a potential nuclear threat from Tehran, however unproven, were sure to frame the day’s discussion.  —KA

The New York Times:

Appearing with Mr. Netanyahu in the Oval Office before their meeting, Mr. Obama declared that “the United States will always have Israel’s back.” He reiterated that the United States would prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but he added, “We do believe there is still a window that allows for a diplomatic resolution to this issue.”

Mr. Netanyahu, sitting next to the president, declared that “Israel must have the ability to defend itself, by itself, against any threat.” He thanked Mr. Obama for affirming, in a speech to a pro-Israel lobbying group on Sunday, that, as Mr. Netanyahu put it, “Israel has the sovereign right to make its own decisions.” Israeli officials interpreted this to mean that the United States would not try to block a preemptive Israeli strike.

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By WR Curley, March 7, 2012 at 10:28 am Link to this comment
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I wonder…the AIPAC boys doubtless monitor these
comments. I’m sure they’ve noticed a swelling tide of
resentment against the Zionist dominance of American
foreign policy. They’ve noticed that this tide lifts
all boats, that people of all political affiliations
recognize the arrogance (chutzpah, if you will) of
Israel’s manifest assertion that it can control
American public opinion and manipulate America’s
military machine for its own purposes. I
wonder…doesn’t this growing populist rebellion
begin to worry “the Elders” a bit?

So AIPAC bought itself a Congress…which basks in an
approval rating of about 7 percent. Congrats.

Dear Mr. Sulzberger: It might be time to back off on
the blood lust a just a bit. Truck out some Ann Frank
or some Ben Hur. Wheel out Indie and have him
rediscover the Ark. Americans are a forgiving and a
forgetful lot.

Bad things happen when people over-reach. They lose
their balance. And, as history shows time and again,
it’s along way down.

I’m just saying.

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By PatrickHenry, March 7, 2012 at 4:51 am Link to this comment

Good post Rehmat and very true.

Pollard is a hero in Israel for spying on the US. 

There is no more of a sign of the Israeli contempt for the US than Pollards spying.

They lied about him before and after he was caught and they lie about him now.

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By heterochromatic, March 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm Link to this comment

Rehmat——thanks for a refreshingly different view
of things.

That goldanged Zionist-controlled media makes some
silly shit up, but you’re way more out-to-lunch and
fulla fun.

who else would notice that everything and everybody
is all about Pollard!!!!!!

a less whimsical and more sane person would figure
out that it’s really important to Netanyahu that he
get Obama to agree with Hetanyahu’s bullshit about
attacking Iran RIGHT AWAY!!!!!!

and would have noted that Obama publicly delivered
his answer to Netanyahu and it’s
approximately…..“fuck off, that ain’t happening”

and that just maybe Bibi is looking for some small
consolation gift so that he doesn’t return home
entirely empty-handed,

but you got the real low-down.

you’re so funny.

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By Rehmat, March 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm Link to this comment

The more these two Zionist kiss each other, the more Iranian get united on their nuclear program.

What the Zionist-controlled media is not telling the sheep - both Peres and Benji are more interested in the release of American Jewish traitor Jonathan Pollard than Israel attacking alone.

In the past, when former president Bill Clinton tried to broker an agreement at Wye Plantation between Israel and Arafat, Benji Netanyahu attempted to extort, as his price for signing, release of Pollard, so he could take this treasonous snake back to Israel as a national hero.

Israeli prime minister Benji Netanyahu also raised the question of presidential pardon for the convicted Jewish spy during his meeting with Obama at the White House on Monday as reported by daily YNet. Netanyahu also presented Obama a copy of biblical ‘Book of Esther‘ to remind him Pollard’s wife Esther and the story of Persia’s (Iran) ancient young Jewish Queen Esther who tricked her husband with charm and sex to permit her cousin Mordecai and his armed Jewish militia for the slaughter of 75,000 innocent Persians to save Persia’s Jewish community from King’s chief adviser Haman, who considered Jews not trustworthy.

http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/release-pollard-and-israel-wont-push-for-war-on-iran/

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By heterochromatic, March 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm Link to this comment

Buying the sizzle and ignoring the steak?

Netanyahu came here to get Obama to do something that Obama publicly told
AIPAC that the USA was not going to do…..

Obama said that there would be no US attack against Iran considered without the
US being certain that the Iranians nuclear weapons program hold been completed
AND that the Iranians were making nuclear weapons.


Some of the shit being slung here is not merely revolting, but also ignorant.

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By felicity, March 6, 2012 at 11:46 am Link to this comment

I’ve entertained the possibility that the hoopla
launched by Israel against Iran was/is to drive up the
price of gas at the pump, hopefully sustained until
November and hopefully enough to get Obama out of
office. 

It’s no secret that AIPAC and Israel believe that Obama
is not an Israeli sympathizer and any Republican will
be.  Think about it.

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By frecklefever, March 6, 2012 at 11:27 am Link to this comment

ZION WILL STAB AMERICA IN THE BACK PREEMPTIVELY…BECAUSE THAT IS
THE WAY OF PERVERSITY…THE PATH ZION EXCELLS…BECAUSE OF ITS
STUDIED GENIUS AT LYING…WITHOUT ITS LIES IT WOULD BE A SIGNATURE
NOTHING…ITS SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON WHAT DEFINES THE WORD SATAN…

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By Allan Krueger, March 6, 2012 at 7:02 am Link to this comment

Someone needs to tell Net&Yahoo; to close that hole under his nose for a minute and consider his posturing and bluster! I am sick to death of the US co-signing Israel’s hawkish bullshit! WWII was a long time ago and frankly, they have committed war crimes of their own against the Palestinians!

Their will be no state sponsored use of nuclear weapons, unless it is by Israel! No country would launch any sneak attack, knowing the consequences. Obama should tell Yahoo that if he attacks Iran, he is on his own! Period, end of story!

Like many other countries, including the US, the governments of Israel and Iran DO NOT represent the will of the people!

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By thecrow, March 6, 2012 at 6:16 am Link to this comment

“The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.

‘We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,’ Ma’ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events ‘swung American public opinion in our favor.’”

- Haaretz, 4/16/08

http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/as-the-crow-flies/

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By gerard, March 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm Link to this comment

“Israel has the sovereign right to make its own decisions.” As is contended by every nation in the world.  Meaning, each one has its own right, regardless of the sovereign rights of others,  to annihilate all the others—one by one, or all of them at once. And no nation is brave enough to see the inevitable fallacy of this insane notion and call the others together to change prevent mutual disaster?
  Yet sovereign rights are inevitably the cause of wars and that’s precisely what must change—and preferably before another crazy “sovereign” drops another atomic bomb—or two, or three.
  Eve Ensler has it right:  Every woman in the world has who has been raped or otherwise abused has the sovereign right to dance, and next Valentine’s Day there will be a “Billion Women Dance” when women around the world will celebrate their recovery from violence, pain, torture, trauma and hatred. 
  Won’t somebody please organize a “Billion Man Symphony” for Peace—billions of fathers, husbands, sons and brothers celebrating their recovery from violence, pain, torture and trauma due to repeated orgies of organized mass murder?
  This sad, half-crazed male-dominated world needs to hang it up and give themselves and everybody else a break!

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By Cliff Carson, March 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm Link to this comment

Some day on a far away historical day, Archeologists examining the detritus of the once great America, are going to look back on the American era where we let tiny Israel drag us around by the nose, finally to the destruction of both.

And their puzzled conversation will be “Wonder Why?

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By Jim, March 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm Link to this comment
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Why do feel sorry for Obama, Mr. Henry? He’s an empty suit bereft of any moral
convictions. He’s pretty much told what to do and he complies. No backbone
whatsoever.

Obama’s groveling in front of the Israeli Lobby was pathetic. He is pathetic.

And on top of that, how many more people need to die in the Mid East just so he
can get re-elected?

MLK must be turning over in his grave.

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By joe r, March 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm Link to this comment
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The elders of zion are in town so watch our politicians line up to kiss their
ass. Not only will there be a war with Iran we will fight it, die in it and pay
for it.  Jews control America. They control all of it.

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By PatrickHenry, March 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm Link to this comment

I feel sorry for Obama, he is surrounded by lobbyists and pro-Israel Jews who I believe distort facts and spam (like here) nonsense to him 24/7.

Israel has a very effective PR program which it pays bloggers to promote its agenda, but like a made for TV commercial it doesn’t reflect the true wishes of the American voter nor does it hold the best interests of the American people to heart.

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By vector56, March 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm Link to this comment

Obama gives new meaning to the term “White House Negro”. When Rev. Jeremiah Wright was asked if he had Obama’s ear when it came to presenting the case of the Palestinian, Wright replied; “them Jews are not going to let me anywhere near him!” As crude and obviously anti-Semitic as Wrights statement was, none can question the accuracy of it.

When it comes to Middle East policy Obama (like Bush, Clinton) is trapped in a Kosher bubble. He can’t even pretend to be in charge anymore. Us tax payers have already payed the bill in “blood and treasure” the last time the web browser (Net-in-Yahoo) came to Washington to tell us who our enemy was (Iraq); now BiBi is back with an acquired taste for Persian blood.

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