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Sarkozy to Obama: Netanyahu Is a ‘Liar’

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Posted on Nov 8, 2011
AP / Charles Dharapak

Le faux pas: President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy field questions from reporters at last week’s G-20 summit in Cannes.

In a hot mic moment now heard around the world, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was reportedly caught gossiping to President Barack Obama about Israeli Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu at last week’s G-20 summit in Cannes, proving that not even heads of state completely leave middle school. Except now they all have bombs.

Sarkozy evidently thought he was sharing a private moment with Obama when he turned to his American counterpart and said, “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar.” Obama kept his response slightly more diplomatically vague, and the White House has since kept mum.

For some reason, members of the media who witnessed the exchange agreed not to publish the details—Vive le journalisme!—but a French photo agency, Arret Sur, broke from the pack late on Monday. Here’s more.  —KA

“WorldWatch” on CBS:

A Reuters news agency reporter who was also present has since confirmed the exchange.

As the two leaders discussion turns to Israel and the Palestinians, Sarkozy is first to express his distaste for the conservative Israeli Prime Minister.

“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” the French president was heard to say.

In response, according to the account by Arret Sur Images, Mr. Obama sympathizes with Sarkozy’s frustration, saying, “you’re fed up, but I have to deal with him every day.”

There is no immediate indication as to whether a recording of the private conversation exists.

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By PatrickHenry, November 10, 2011 at 7:28 pm Link to this comment

Mahmoud and BiBi sound like twins.

They must have gone to different high schools together.

Mahmoud just is not as recognized as BiBi is as an international liar and thief.

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By OzarkMichael, November 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm Link to this comment

Here is Mahmoud’s opinion about certain non-islamophobes.

 
“My opinion of Leftists? They are scum. But don’t tell them that. We need all the useful idiots we can get right now.” -~Mahmood Ahmadinejad, Iranian Prime Minister

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By omop, November 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm Link to this comment

Here’s Bibi’s opinion about certain non-antisemitics.

 
“My opinion of Christian Zionists? They are scum. But don’t tell them that.
We need all the useful idiots we can get right now.” -~Benjamin
Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister

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By OzarkMichael, November 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm Link to this comment

Actually I accept part of what you say and wish to revise my statement, as follows:

Patrick Henry said:

PatrickHenry said: Antisemite is a label zionists put on people they don’t like or agree with.

In that case “Islamophobic” is a label that Islamists put on people they dont like or disagree with.

Islamists is much better. It isnt all Muslims that paste such awful labels to silence dissent, its only the Islamists who do that.

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By omop, November 10, 2011 at 7:30 am Link to this comment

Dats de way to handle “antisemtics”......

  Former Israeli cabinet minister Shulamit Aloni (born 1928), during her
August 14, 2002 interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! said:
“WELL, ITS A TRICK, WE ALWAYS USE IT, When from Europe somebody is
criticizing Israel then we bring up the holocaust.”

  ” When in this country (US) people are criticizing Israel then they are
antisemitic. And the organization (Israel Lobby) is very strong and has
lot of money. And the ties between Israel and American Jewish
establishment are very strong – and they are strong in this country as
you know. And they have the power”.

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By PatrickHenry, November 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm Link to this comment

OM,

Yeah, Islamophobe, really used alot.

The MSM and most all zionist owned and run media call them ‘Islamists’.

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By OzarkMichael, November 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm Link to this comment

PatrickHenry said: Antisemite is a label zionists put on people they don’t like or agree with.

In that case “Islamophobe” is a label that Muslims put on people they dont like or disagree with.

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By PatrickHenry, November 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm Link to this comment

BiBi’s arrogance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQTUNHwFA80&feature=related

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By omop, November 9, 2011 at 11:08 am Link to this comment

Trash[?] talk from the past.

  “We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.” —
Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001

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By PatrickHenry, November 9, 2011 at 4:04 am Link to this comment

OM,

I was unaware of your adoration of BiBi.

Antisemite is a label zionists put on people they don’t like or agree with.

I won’t miss a minute of sleep over it.

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By YoungGringos, November 9, 2011 at 12:03 am Link to this comment

Good evening anti-semites and Nazis.
Golly, that would even make Godwin slap himself
silly.
Anywho-
just made a donation to UNESCO. 
If you’ve got some spare change you might
do the same.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/donation 

It’s the American thing to do.

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By Netty IS a liar, November 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm Link to this comment
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Netty IS a liar. He has plenty of bombs too.

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By OzarkMichael, November 8, 2011 at 7:34 pm Link to this comment

Nothing like a cluster of antisemites on Truthdig to make the American Nazi Party look like nice people.

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By Silence is Complicity, November 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm Link to this comment

That Netanyahu is a liar, a terrorist and the epitome of evil in the Zionist enterprise is a fact that possibly 95 % of informed people around the world already know. That’s why a European Commission report has founded several times in the last few years that a large majority of people surveyed believe that Israel and US rank on the top of the list as the most dangerous entities to world peace.

However, this mic gaffe is a providential arrangement to tell us that not only Netanyahu is an evil liar, but that both Sarkozy and Obama are two evil moral cowards who don’t dare to say in public what they believe in secret.

And further, this is an indication of how evil Zionism, in the person of Netanyahu, make Western coward leaders shudder in fear under the ever-present weapon of Zionist blackmailing of anyone who dares to criticize openly any evil perpetrated by racist, apartheid and terrorist Israel.

And in brief, those so-called democratically elected presidents of America and France are complicit in the evils of Zionism, based on the concept that silence in facing evil is nothing but complicity.

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By Robespierre115, November 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm Link to this comment

Well, at least now whenever Bibi tries to spread his Iran hysteria all you have to do is quote Sarko.

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By PatrickHenry, November 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm Link to this comment

How refreshing to hear world leaders acknowledge what the world population already knows.

The Israelis need to loose this guy and fast before he is the cause of their destruction. 

Their god doesn’t like liars or so it was written by them long ago.

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By Rodney, November 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm Link to this comment
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Netanyahu is a liar. He claims to peace but continues
to destroy the peace process by building settlements
on disputed land. He conned George Dumbya Bush into
starting a war with Iraq. He was hoping John McCain
would have won the last election so he could have
conned him into Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran. It’s
unbeliveable how much political influence Israel and
the Jewish lobby have over all U S presidents. A
large portion of our government is actually the
United States of Israel.They use the U S and their
dollars to keep their system of Jim Crow and aparteid
against the Palestinians. We veto everything Israel
tell us to even if it’s in no one’s interest but
Israel’s. The lie is is that Israel doesn’t want
peace. Peace means rights, sovernty, and free
elections. Peace means having the ability to defend
your country against tyrants [Israel]. Netanyahu is
Bull Conner and George Wallace all wrapped up into
one. He treats Obama the same as the Republicans with
absolutely no respect. I’m sure Obama agrees with
Sarkozy. But in order to get reelected he has to kow
tow like the rest of the U S presidents with the
exception of Jimmy Carter who actually was a man of
real middle east peace. He has to kiss Netanyahu’s
ass while he is also being lied to and back stabbed.

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By SoTexGuy, November 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm Link to this comment

Question is; if Obama and Sarkozy believe this way, aren’t they obliged to speak (and act) accordingly in public to their respective constituencies?

Who is best served by their (apparent) two-faced position and actions?

Not the average people of America or France..

Adios!

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By Oceanna, November 8, 2011 at 11:55 am Link to this comment

So why all the kowtowing to BiBi by the monsieur and Mr. ?

Does that person by the name of AIPAC have anything to do with it?

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By BrooklynDame, November 8, 2011 at 11:07 am Link to this comment

Many of Netanyahu’s own people agree.
http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/2011/11/invading-iran-just-another-
stimulus-of-the-package/

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By munky, November 8, 2011 at 10:41 am Link to this comment

And water is wet.

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By SarcastiCanuck, November 8, 2011 at 10:39 am Link to this comment
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A refreshing political moment of truth…Netanyahu,pants on fire….Hilarious..Try imagining Obama saying “your fed up?”,with a New York jewish accent…

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