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Israel Unhappy with Clinton Remarks on Defense Vs. Iran

by Bob in Breckenridge ( 25 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Dhimmitude, Iran, Israel, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, Terrorism at July 23rd, 2009 - 10:13 am

Go to fullsize image(IsraelNN.com) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that if Iran continued with its nuclear program despite President Barack Obama’s overtures, her country would respond by increasing its military aid to friendly nations in the region.
Israel, which prefers an offensive approach to the Iranian danger rather than a defensive one, was unhappy with the remarks.

In 2007, the U.S. agreed to provide weapons worth at least $16 billion to its allies in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Clinton said this could be taken a step further and the U.S. could choose to further “upgrade the defense of our partners in the region”.

“If the US extends a defense umbrella over the region, if we do even more to support the military capacity of those in the Gulf, it’s unlikely that Iran will be any stronger or safer because they won’t be able to intimidate and dominate as they apparently believe they can once they have a nuclear weapon,” said Mrs. Clinton in Thailand, ahead of an Asian security conference to be held in the Thai resort of Phuket.

Israel unhappy
Mrs. Clinton said that her country “still hold[s] the door open” to talks with Tehran, but added the “nuclear clock is ticking”. She also reiterated a statement she made several weeks ago, regarding “crippling action” that could also be taken against Iran.

“I heard without enthusiasm the American declarations according to which the U.S. will defend their allies in the event that Iran uses nuclear weapons, as if they were already resigned to such a possibility,” Israeli Intelligence Services Minister Dan Meridor said.

“This is a mistake,” he added. “We cannot act now by assuming that Iran will be able to arm itself with a nuclear weapon, but [rather] to prevent such a possibility.”

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25 Responses to “Israel Unhappy with Clinton Remarks on Defense Vs. Iran”
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  1. 1 | July 23, 2009 10:38 am

    As I’ve heard it said:

    “you have to greatly wonder about the intelligence of an Administration that is more concerned with Jews building homes, than Iran building nukes.”

    Hillary Clinton should remember that her husband promised personally to “get in the trenches with the Israelis and die if Israel were at risk of being destroyed”. Or maybe that only applied to fighting against Iraq.

    Hillary Clinton is now following Arabist State Department policy by the letter. This Administration is doing everything in its power to put Israel in the corner, maker her out to be the bad guy, and get the world to pressure her to surrender to the Arabs.

    We must remember that it is Terrorism perfecting, Holocaust denying Mahmood Abbas/Abu Mazen of Fatah whom the U.S. and world is forcing Israel to deal with, give land to, surrender Jerusalem to, and create a professional army for.

    The major problem there however is that “Israel’s peace partner” (FATAH) has just stated that they will NEVER recognize Israel or stop the Terrorism against it.

    (Hat Tip: Mjazz) ( http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3750930,00.html )

    (update)

    The actual quote from the Fatah Leaders evidence that any platitude about accepting Israel, and stopping Terrorism from the PLO are tiqiyah necessities to get funding and aid from foreign nations, and otherwise stiff arm Israel into surrender:

    Preparations for the convention, scheduled for August 4, are in full force at this time. During a series of preliminary meetings ahead of the event, senior Fatah official Rafik al-Natsheh said that the group will not be recognizing Israel.

    ‘We will maintain the resistance option in all its forms and we will not recognize Israel,” [senior Fatah official Rafik al-Natsheh said ]. “Not only don’t we demand that anyone recognize Israel; we don’t recognize Israel ourselves. However, the Palestinian Authority government is required to do it, or else it will not be able to serve the Palestinian people.”

    “I am certain that we will hinder all the traitors who wish to remove the resistance option from the movement’s charter,” Natsheh added.

    Something tells me that the calls to destroy Israel, continue Terrorism, and reject Israel’s existence won’t be reported on next month by the MSM, NGOs, UN, etc.


  2. Bob in Breckenridge
    2 | July 23, 2009 10:43 am

    re: #1 by WrathofG-d

    “you have to greatly wonder about the intelligence of an Administration that is more concerned with Jews building homes, than Iran building nukes.”

    Wow, that’s an excellent point! Who was it who said or wrote it, Wrath? I googled it but couldn’t find the author.


  3. 3 | July 23, 2009 10:55 am

    re: #2 by Bob in Breckenridge

    The actual quote is as follows:

    On a more serious front, I sincerely hope that when the president goes in for his annual check-up, the doctors at Bethesda will do a brain scan. Surely something must be terribly wrong with a man who seems to be far more concerned with a Jew building a house in Israel than with Muslims building a nuclear bomb in Iran.

    It was written by Burt Prelutsky


  4. Bob in Breckenridge
    4 | July 23, 2009 11:06 am

    re: #3 by WrathofG-d

    Thanks Wrath, and wow, my hat’s off to Mr. Prelutsky!!! Excellent!

    BTW, hat tip to Bar for Obummercare. That’s great!


  5. 5 | July 23, 2009 11:06 am

    Some good news from Obama’s actions regarding Israel…from NPR?

    There is an old joke about one old Jewish man reading the NOI’s newspaper on a bus. Another Jewish man comes up to him and asks him in digust why he would read such a thing and not the local newspaper. The first man exclaims that he likes the NOI -unlike the other news papers which speak of Anti-Semitism, assimilation, Israel hatred, etc. the NOI newspaper says the Jews run the world, control governments, have all the money. (you know positive things -if read correctly)

    So now on to the NPR story:

    U.S. Pressure On Jewish Settlements Spurs Sales In Judea & Samaria

    I make the connection between the joke and the news story because I am sure that NPR was lamenting the effect Obama’s policies are having on Jewish pride, and home building in Judea & Samaria. Jerusalem. I however am thrilled by it!

    Keep up the great work President Obama!

    (Update) Despite NPR article’s claims, the “settlements” they are speaking about are actually neighborhoods in Jerusalem which was fully annexed after the 6 Day war. Thus, despite the whiny demands, and complaints from the Arabs, and their useful-idiots, Maale Adumim is NOT a “settlement”. (and I guess probably not technically in Judea & Samaria either)


  6. 6 | July 23, 2009 11:10 am

    Hey, what’s up with this?

    Mayors, rabbis arrested.

    International Money Laundering, Corruption, some reports on other sites include black market organ-selling?


  7. 7 | July 23, 2009 11:11 am

    re: #5 by WrathofG-d

    It’s a typical pattern. The US has never gone against Islamic interests. What is happening to Israel already happened to other nations like Serbia that stood up to Islam. The Islamic influence in our government is disturbing.
    I keep telling people, Israel is the New Serbia. It’s the next nation America will throw to Islam. Up next Greece and Spain. Watch.

    Wrath,
    did you know Turkey Illegally occupies 1/3 of Cyprus? Yet where are the calls to end that occupation? Oops, Turkey is Muslims and Cyprus is Christian, I forgot, America only helps Muslims. It’s sad and pathetic.


  8. 8 | July 23, 2009 11:12 am

    re: #6 by LanceKates

    I would consider that an extreme shonda!


  9. 9 | July 23, 2009 11:13 am

    re: #6 by LanceKates

    It’s NJ you expect any better? LOL!


  10. 10 | July 23, 2009 11:14 am

    re: #7 by Rodan

    Major child birth and terrorism work.


  11. 11 | July 23, 2009 11:31 am

    re: #9 by Rodan

    Yeah, but they say some 5 rabbis were involved, a few politicians and a bunch of others, apparently soaking folks for money, engaging in international money laundering and apparently also involved in human organ trafficking.

    Scumbags, one and all. I’m kind of suprised to see rabbis involved in this, anyone know anything about those folks? (I.e., the condition of their synagogues, etc)


  12. m
    12 | July 23, 2009 12:06 pm

    re: #5 by WrathofG-d

    NPR LOVES to make Israel sound terrible.

    Jewish Settlements Squeeze Bedouin Enclave

    Israel is tearing down SCHOOLS, DON’TCHA KNOW?!


  13. 13 | July 23, 2009 12:09 pm

    re: #12 by m

    Yes, I used to listen to NPR.

    You have mail btw.


  14. jakee308
    14 | July 23, 2009 12:16 pm

    Anyone interested in reading the arrest report of Mr. Gates in Cambridge, MA. you know IN CASE YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE FACTS! (unlike our president.)

    Here it is. This is a PDF file. If the link goes bad, let me know as I have a copy of it and will send it to the admins for posting if they approve so that everyone can have access to it.

    Interesting reading. Even though we all know that these types of reports are purposely couched in neutral language and therefore the tone of the words is of course missing from the report, it’s interesting to note the witnesses both present and via radio that can testify to the out of control demeanor of Mr. Gates.

    Surprisingly ABC News has supplied some detail to the arresting officers background that’s not being widely reported; he’s the anti-racial-profiling training officer for the department and was appointed to that post by the previous Chief (a black officer)

    Oh the irony is rich with this one. And hussein just had to stick his 2 cents in and sh!t all over the office and himself in the process. NOW WE KNOW WHO HE REALLY IS. NOW WE KNOW WHO’S LIVING IN THE WHITE HOUSE. Personally I would’ve preferred Rev. Al Sharpton to this clown. At least Al has some political savvy and class. (yeah, yeah, I know but he has shown some grown up traits in the last few years.)


  15. bar
    15 | July 23, 2009 12:21 pm

    re: #4 by Bob in Breckenridge
    It looks like the hat tip should go to the lonely conservative who posted this on Monday Jul 20, I found it doing a goggle search of Obummercare.


  16. jakee308
    16 | July 23, 2009 12:30 pm

    The bloom is officially off the rose.

    AP is FACT CHECKING Obummer’s talking points.

    P.S. It has been reported that denizens of Hades are ordering parkas and that many Sus domestica have been sighted in flight.


  17. 17 | July 23, 2009 12:35 pm

    re: #10 by WrathofG-d

    Oil money and the fact that we have weak leadership.
    Just imagine if the US took off the gloves with the Muzzies. Nobody can stop us except ourselves.
    Also the Progressive Movement viewed Islam as a liberation movement.

    This is why I’m not optimistic about this nation failure’s . We submit to our enemies and backstab our allies.

    Honestly I’m really starting not to care since it is a lost cause. Even many “Conservatives” don’t understand what Islam is all about.

    Its sad to say but only a Terror Nuke attack will force this nation to deal with Islam, until then we will continue to be the world’s biggest Dhimmi!


  18. 18 | July 23, 2009 12:36 pm

    re: #13 by WrathofG-d

    I’m going to do a post tonight on Occupied Cyprus.


  19. Speranza
    19 | July 23, 2009 1:16 pm

    OT -- Obama will be happy.

    Mark Buehrle throws a perfect game

    By Mark Gonzales

    White Sox ace Mark Buehrle retired 27 straight Tampa Bay batters in a 5-0 victory Thursday afternoon.

    Buehrle was aided by a great catch by center fielder Dewayne Wise who took a home run away from Gabe Kapler.

    In the seventh, B.J. Upton led off with a line drive that barely landed foul down the left field line, and then grounded out to shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Carl Crawford grounded back to Buehrle for the second out, and a majority of the 28,036 fans roared when Evan Longoria hit a fly to right before Jermaine Dye caught it.

    In the sixth, rookie third baseman Gordon Beckham made two exceptional plays to retire the first two batters.


  20. Speranza
    20 | July 23, 2009 1:20 pm

    re: #12 by m

    If Israel developed cures for brain, pancreatic, liver, bone and breast cancer, NPR would still find a reason to still trash her. There is a good reason why NPR is referred to as “National Palestine Radio.”


  21. m
    21 | July 23, 2009 1:48 pm

    Wife ‘unaware’ husband was Indonesia terrorist

    “All he said was that he was going out with the guys to have a blast”


  22. Speranza
    22 | July 23, 2009 1:50 pm

    re: #21 by m

    “The young men around here, they blow up so fast”.


  23. vagabond trader
    23 | July 23, 2009 2:05 pm

    re: #21 by m

    lol, also unaware that he had three other wives and a very pretty goat.


  24. no2liberals
    24 | July 23, 2009 6:39 pm

    If it is any consolation to Israel, I’m unhappy with Hillary.
    Because she exists.


  25. mjazz
    25 | July 23, 2009 9:49 pm

    I can see Japan becoming a nuclear power.


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