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Obama Promises To Have Israel’s Back: Expiration Date On Said Promise? A Day And A Half.

by Flyovercountry ( 63 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Iran, Islamists, Israel, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Politics, Syria at March 8th, 2012 - 11:30 am

(combined threads – see Speranza’s VDH thread at the bottom)

On Sunday, March 4, our President gave a speech to AIPAC that would have made anybody who did not know any better believe that he was a staunch a supporter of Israel as has ever graced the streets of these United States of America.  No kidding, you can read his speech here, and believe me, it is red meat for those of us who are ardent supporters of our only true ally in the Middle East.  You would in fact not be wrong in the least to ask me personally, why is it that his speech made me want to throw a heavy object, once again, through my telly.  The answer is simple enough.  I can not remember who said this first, nor where I read it originally, but it is as true a statement as has ever been made, throughout all of human history.

“All of Barack Obama’s promises come with an expiration date.”

As he made this speech to AIPAC that made the Likudniks seem like the Israeli version of Bolsheviks,  I knew that it was simply another one of his empty platitudes wrapped in lies with a promise that would soon be walked back.  How long did this promise last you might ask?  It lasted until noon on Tuesday.  Here is the transcript of the President’s press conference from Tuesday, March 6, 2012.  Some people that I have read over the last couple of hours have been picking the pepper from fly feces so to speak over the meaning of the phrase, “I’ve got your back.”  Read it here, another here, and another here.  I see something much more cynical in all of this however.  That is not to say the the analyses offered by Messirs Morrisey, Sowell, and Blackwell were not well thought out or even 100% correct.  I agreed with all of them.  I just want to add one little bit for extra consideration.

Barack Obama was obviously lying in one of his two distinct and indeed opposite positions on this one very polarizing issue.  He either lied to AIPAC on Sunday or he lied at his Presser on Tuesday.  As for determining which speech carried the lie, I believe his actions should speak loudly.  Israel has known no greater adversary in the White House than this man.  The same one who publicly proclaimed that any process for peace in the Middle East must start with the pre 1967 borders, and be negotiated from there.  His UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, is a known Anti-Semite.  She has joined in numerous U.N. condemnations of Israel, a Presidential first for our nation.  Even today, in his weekly remarks to NPR as reported by others, he framed his statements to suggest that Israel is pushing for military action and that it is in Israel’s best interests to seek a diplomatic solution.  Stating it this way of course removes any culpability from Iran, which in the real world inhabited by people who are not brain dead, is the aggressor nation in all of this.  Any person who so overtly ignores the Iranian Sabre Rattling with such incendiary comments as we will wipe the Zionist Entity from the map is certainly no friend of Israel.  When that same person is able to twist the circumstances and use moral equivalence to place Israel as the aggressor is the worst kind of evil.  That person is Barack Hussein Obama.

For the life of me, I will not ever fully understand why politicians place such importance on the Jewish vote.  Don’t get me wrong, as a person of the Jewish faith, I am flattered by the attention.  To be clear though, we make up less than half a percent of the American Population.  Despite the stereo types, we control less than half a percent of the Nation’s wealth.  While it is true that our median incomes are slightly higher than the national average, that is also true of other ethnic groups as well, and within those groups, we don’t really stand out in that regard either.  While it is true that I enjoy the special attention, who wouldn’t, I still do not wish to be lied to.  I realize that all politicians are capable of telling whoppers, but most of them are at least truthful about their core principles.  Either Barack Obama has no core principles, or he is fully aware that the ones he does have are in direct contradiction to the majority of Americans.  What ever the case is, he is in no way worthy of being President of These United State of America.

Cross Posted at Musings of a Mad Conservative.



Posted by Speranza

My feelings on the current fighting in Syria is that I wish it goes on forever and that Obama continues to make a fool of himself in front of the entire world. I also wish that John McCain and his lapdog Miss Lindsey Graham would learn to keep their dumb mouths closed.

by Victor Davis Hanson

The more Bashar Assad butchers Syrian dissidents, the more the world community expresses outrage — while it does little to stop the bloodletting. Why?

Ironies on top of ironies

1. The politics of intervention. Republicans might seem the most likely to push for an American bombing campaign against Bashar Assad. Some conservatives, in fact, are doing so. But most are silent — and for understandable reasons. Between 2005 and 2009, most liberals made the case that American intervention against an Arab dictator in the Middle East was intrinsically unwise. This liberal chorus included the likes of Hillary Clinton, who as senator had voted to authorize the use of force against Saddam Hussein. Barack Obama in 2007 started his presidential bid to the left of Senator Clinton, outlining a plan for near-immediate withdrawal from Iraq, while continuing his concerted attack on almost all the Bush-Cheney anti-terrorism protocols.

[...]

All the old left-wing anti-war charges — e.g., that neocons were getting us into a proxy war on Israel’s behalf, or that oil was always a catalyst for any U.S. action in the Middle East — might now equally apply to Syria — a regime that has killed far fewer than the million butchered by Saddam Hussein. In other words, many of those pondering preemptive action against Syria seem to be doing so on the basis that Nobel Peace Laureate Obama, and not George Bush, would be carrying it out. If Bush were calling for tough action against Bashar Assad, we would hear accusations of everything from Halliburton conspiracies to Wag the Dog politics.

2. Bad, worse, or the worst? Other than Iran, Syria has been America’s most vehement enemy over the last decade. It sent jihadists into Iraq to kill Americans, and harbored al-Qaeda terrorists on its own soil. It tried to obtain a nuclear weapon until Israel bombed its nascent enrichment facilities. It was a partner with Hezbollah and Iran in destroying Lebanon and murdering former prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

Nonetheless, in January 2009 the Obama administration loudly announced a Syrian reset policy, as if the previous estrangement were due more to George Bush than to Bashar Assad. Indeed, during the 2008 campaign, informal Obama advisers traveled to Syria to talk of a new relationship, and the Assad regime was openly banking on an Obama victory. John Kerry frequented Damascus and assured us that his talks with Bashar Assad would lead to an Obama–Assad breakthrough (e.g., “Our latest conversation gave me a much greater sense that Assad is willing to do the things that he needs to do in order to change his relationship with the United States”).

Soon after Obama’s inauguration, he appointed a new ambassador to Syria, the first since President Bush withdrew our ambassador in 2005. Secretary of State Clinton dubbed Assad a “reformer.” Mrs. Assad suddenly morphed into a chic Westernized first lady, a Middle Eastern Jackie Kennedy. Obama’s special envoy George Mitchell was the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Damascus in a decade. Bashar Assad warmed to the Obama outreach (“We have the impression that this administration will be different, and we have seen the signals”). Assad expressed his thanks for Obama’s initial pressure on Israel and invited the U.S. to his Damascus “summit” on the Middle East, where there might be grand talk of a new American thaw with Iran, daylight between the United States and Israel, and closer ties to Damascus.

[...]

3. Libya is no model. The Obama administration took out Moammar Qaddafi without the loss of a single American life. Why, then, is Libya not a model for Syria?

We established a new “lead from behind” strategy against Libya, showcasing the French and British while downplaying our own role. But what happens if there is no one now willing to be led from behind — as is apparently true with regard to Syria, where there would predictably be some losses on the allied side, unlike during the air war in Libya? What locomotives are there that we, the caboose, are to push ahead?

Obama bragged of obtaining U.N. resolutions against Libya — but he almost immediately exceeded their authorizations to enforce a no-fly zone and offer humanitarian aid, by ordering bombing in support of the Libyan insurrectionists. Libya, then, offers no U.N. multilateral model, but unfortunately just the opposite: China and Russia now do not trust any American-sponsored U.N. resolutions and therefore oppose them against Syria (and Iran), warning that they are not going to be had again. Nor is the U.S. Congress on board. Consulting the U.N. but not Congress when contemplating bombing Libya was not a paradigm that will win congressional support against Syria.

It is almost impossible to think of anything worse than the Qaddafi regime. But if the postbellum killing and torture — much of it racially inspired, as we see from videos of black Africans put into zoo-like cages by our erstwhile allies — continues, Libya may get there yet. British graves in Benghazi had survived 70 years of monarchs, tyrants, and Moammar Qaddafi, but they could not withstand a few months of the Arab Spring.

[...]

The final irony?

The Obama State Department is quietly briefing U.S. officials and foreign governments that Syria not only has sizable stores of biological and chemical weapons, but also may be likely in fact to use both in extremis — an apparent attempt to help justify the possibility of some sort of aerial intervention or other preemptive attack. This is the liberal mirror image of the Bush administration’s 2002–03 worries about Saddam’s Iraq.

Actually, there is a final, final irony. If that intelligence is true, and if the Assad regime in fact has such enormous WMD stores, where might at least some of these weapons have come from?

Read the rest -  Syrian ironies

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63 Responses to “Obama Promises To Have Israel’s Back: Expiration Date On Said Promise? A Day And A Half.”
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  1. Speranza
    1 | March 8, 2012 11:36 am

    An Obama promise to Israel has the same value as confederate money.
    Meanwhile he cut some funding for the anti-missile system that Israel is using.


  2. 2 | March 8, 2012 11:39 am

    Stay out if Syria. Its a pissing match between Iran and Hizballah on one side against Saudi Arabia, Turkey, The Muslim Brother and AL-Qaeda on another side.

    Let them kill each other.


  3. 3 | March 8, 2012 11:40 am

    @ Speranza:

    I like you calling out McCain and Ms. Lindsey. They are giving Obama cover to get involved in Syria.


  4. 5 | March 8, 2012 11:52 am

    @ Speranza:

    The Democrats have done everything they possibly could to keep America vulnerable to ballistic missile attack. Treasonous bastards…


  5. 6 | March 8, 2012 11:53 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    The Democrats have done everything they possibly could to keep America vulnerable to ballistic missile attack. Treasonous bastards…

    But but but… It’s for the children, dontcha know… :twisted:


  6. buzzsawmonkey
    7 | March 8, 2012 12:05 pm

    Barack Obama combines the antisemitism of Islam, the antisemitism of the Left, and the antisemitism of black separatism in one handy package.


  7. 8 | March 8, 2012 12:07 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Barack Obama combines the antisemitism of Islam, the antisemitism of the Left, and the antisemitism of black separatism in one handy package.

    He is indeed a “Light Worker” just like his father, “Lucifer, Son of the Morning Star, Bringer of Light”


  8. 9 | March 8, 2012 12:07 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    For you Hockey fans, that’s a hat trick of hatred. Obama scores!


  9. 10 | March 8, 2012 12:08 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    @ doriangrey:

    Here we go again!


  10. 11 | March 8, 2012 12:08 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    He is the American Pharaoh! He is the Pharaoh in Chief ™


  11. 12 | March 8, 2012 12:09 pm

    @ Flyovercountry:

    See my #10.


  12. 13 | March 8, 2012 12:09 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Barack Obama combines the antisemitism of Islam, the antisemitism of the Left, and the antisemitism of black separatism in one handy package.

    Yup. I am shocked he hasn’t added space aliens to the mix yet.


  13. 14 | March 8, 2012 12:12 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    @ doriangrey:
    Here we go again!

    Because it didn’t fully accomplish the Cloward-Pivens Strategy the first time… :roll:


  14. 15 | March 8, 2012 12:13 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    He is the American Pharaoh! He is the Pharaoh in Chief ™

    Actually, I’m pretty sure his is the Iranian Maddie, their Twelfth Imman.


  15. buzzsawmonkey
    16 | March 8, 2012 12:14 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    He is indeed a “Light Worker” just like his father, “Lucifer, Son of the Morning Star, Bringer of Light”

    I figure you can tell how light a worker he is by his golf schedule and the few meetings he takes.


  16. 17 | March 8, 2012 12:15 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    Flipping bad mortgages, what a brilliant idea. Mind if I write a post about this?


  17. 18 | March 8, 2012 12:18 pm

    @ Rodan:
    You’ve got to admire his persistence. He didn’t destroy the country with the last stimulus,, so why not come back for more?


  18. 19 | March 8, 2012 12:19 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Flipping bad mortgages, what a brilliant idea. Mind if I write a post about this?

    Oh, lease please pleased do… :grin:


  19. 20 | March 8, 2012 12:20 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    If you turn down a loan, that’s racist!


  20. 21 | March 8, 2012 12:20 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Flipping bad mortgages, what a brilliant idea. Mind if I write a post about this?

    Please do so!


  21. Speranza
    22 | March 8, 2012 12:23 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    I like you calling out McCain and Ms. Lindsey. They are giving Obama cover to get involved in Syria.

    They are the Katzenjammer Kids.


  22. Speranza
    23 | March 8, 2012 12:24 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    The Democrats have done everything they possibly could to keep America vulnerable to ballistic missile attack. Treasonous bastards…

    He has also reduced America’s nuclear arsenal -- give him another term and we will be back to flintlocks.


  23. 24 | March 8, 2012 12:26 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    give him another term and we will be back to flintlocks.

    Nope, Flintlocks are guns, that will never do. We won’t even be allowed sharp pointy rocks… :shock:


  24. 25 | March 8, 2012 12:30 pm

    @ Speranza:
    Reparations, crackers!


  25. buzzsawmonkey
    26 | March 8, 2012 12:38 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Reparations crackers

    Reparations Crackers™? He’s putting on the Ritz and rubbing Saltines in the nation’s economic wounds.


  26. 27 | March 8, 2012 12:39 pm

    @ Speranza:

    They are Tranzi Progressives in Republican clothing.


  27. Speranza
    28 | March 8, 2012 12:46 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Reparations, crackers!

    Especially for 1/2 black kids who grew up repressed in the hellhole of Hawaii.


  28. Speranza
    29 | March 8, 2012 12:47 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    They are Tranzi Progressives in Republican clothing.

    They suffer from the psychological/emotional need to be liked by the other side.


  29. 30 | March 8, 2012 12:48 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Obama’s mysterious pass really irks me.


  30. waldensianspirit
  31. Prebanned
    32 | March 8, 2012 12:49 pm

    Obama Promises To Have Israel’s Back: Expiration Date On Said Promise? A Day And A Half.

    Well, Liberals are a funny group.
    Anti-semitic liberals are going to cling to Obama’s March the 6th speech, while Jewish liberals are warmed by his March the 4th statements.
    Liberals must get splitting headaches from the logic battle going on in their subconscious.
    Unless they don’t have a conscious.


  32. 33 | March 8, 2012 12:51 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Heck, they agree with the other side on so many things. Ms. Lindsey is a disgrace.


  33. 34 | March 8, 2012 12:53 pm

    Prebanned wrote:

    Obama Promises To Have Israel’s Back: Expiration Date On Said Promise? A Day And A Half.

    Liberals must get splitting headaches from the logic battle going on in their subconscious.

    Liberals wouldn’t know logic if it walked right up to them and exploded in their face.


  34. Speranza
    35 | March 8, 2012 12:58 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Heck, they agree with the other side on many things. Ms. Lindsey is a disgrace.

    South Carolina can do better. If he were from Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts I could understand but S.C. is far more reliably conservative then Miss Lindsey is. John McCain is his mentor.


  35. 36 | March 8, 2012 1:00 pm

    @ Speranza:

    I hope Ms. Lindsey is primaried.


  36. 37 | March 8, 2012 1:03 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Two more years before that can happen, I am afraid. I hope Tim Scott takes him on, personally. I think that would be classic!


  37. waldensianspirit
  38. Speranza
    39 | March 8, 2012 1:04 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    I hope Ms. Lindsey is primaried.

    The good thing is that S.C. has a “sore losers” law which would then prevent him after losing a primary to run under another party’s banner.


  39. The Osprey
    40 | March 8, 2012 1:04 pm

    Israel’s back? Hell he doesn’t even have America’s back!


  40. Speranza
    41 | March 8, 2012 1:05 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Two more years before that can happen, I am afraid. I hope Tim Scott takes him on, personally. I think that would be classic!

    If he were not such a moral sleaze, former Governor Mark Sanford would have creamed him. However the SC Republican Establishment is a filthy bunch.


  41. waldensianspirit
    42 | March 8, 2012 1:08 pm

    Iran offers rare praise for ‘the Great Satan’

    Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei directed rare praise at the United States, welcoming a speech by President Obama that aimed to cool war rhetoric surrounding Iran’s nuclear program.

    Obama can accomplish rare things. Juche!


  42. 43 | March 8, 2012 1:09 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:

    Obama Juicy! 8O


  43. 44 | March 8, 2012 1:19 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    He does have their backs. With a knife in his hand.

    Check out my update at DOD. Pointing out that Derrick Bell was a Black racist makes you a White Supremacists in the mind of Charles Johnson.


  44. 45 | March 8, 2012 1:20 pm

    @ Speranza:

    The Republican Establishment nation wide are a sleazy bunch. You and I know who are to blame for this. That family from Texas.


  45. waldensianspirit
    46 | March 8, 2012 1:20 pm

    US offered Israel advanced weaponry in exchange for delaying Iran attack: report
    You know, after Obama is elected again


  46. waldensianspirit
    47 | March 8, 2012 1:22 pm

    Oh and Romney now thinks he won’t mess with minimum wage


  47. citizen_q
    48 | March 8, 2012 1:27 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    Posted this the other day, this is the mindset, its better to be a victim. Here citizens are concerned about violent crime, but I think they believe this at a national level.

    MILLER: D.C.’s crime solution: Be a victim
    City official insists residents shouldn’t defend themselves


  48. 49 | March 8, 2012 1:30 pm

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    US offered Israel advanced weaponry in exchange for delaying Iran attack: report
    You know, after Obama is elected again

    This offer ought to tell you a lot of things.

    1) Obama believes that Israel is about to attack Iran.
    2) Obama believes that he can convince Israel to commit suicide for his political benefit
    3) Obama believes that a war in the Middle East would seriously harm his reelection chances.


  49. 50 | March 8, 2012 1:31 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Posted this the other day, this is the mindset, its better to be a victim. Here citizens are concerned about violent crime, but I think they believe this at a national level.
    MILLER: D.C.’s crime solution: Be a victim
    City official insists residents shouldn’t defend themselves

    Yea, Fluke them… I’m going with the old saying, better to be judged by 12, then carried by 6.


  50. 51 | March 8, 2012 1:33 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:
    @ doriangrey:

    How do you know this report is true? This whole Israel is going to attack Iran stuff is to blame Jews for rising oil prices. This is a media smear campaign to keep the blame off Obama.


  51. m
    52 | March 8, 2012 1:36 pm

    @ Rodan:
    @ Flyovercountry:

    They may cut down on the closing costs for refinancing through original lenders not doing verifications but since the FHA upfront mortgage insurance and annual premiums are going up on April 1 (upfront from 1% to 1.75% and annual from .25% to .35%)- him saying they are lowering the FEES by half is just a flat out lie.


  52. 53 | March 8, 2012 1:38 pm

    @ m:

    What, Obama told a lie? No one is going to believe that! The man is the soul of truth… 8O


  53. 55 | March 8, 2012 1:39 pm

    @ m:

    He will not be called on it. He’s the Pharaoh in Chief(tm) and its racist to question him.


  54. 56 | March 8, 2012 1:40 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:

    All disinformation. I read about this last year and the year before.

    Its blame Israel for rising oil prices. That’s what is behind it. Believe what you want. But don’t you think 6 years of the same articles is BS at this point?


  55. m
    57 | March 8, 2012 1:40 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    What was I thinking?!


  56. 58 | March 8, 2012 1:44 pm

    @ m:

    You are racist for questioning the Pharaoh in Chief ™
    /////


  57. buzzsawmonkey
    59 | March 8, 2012 1:46 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    the Pharaoh in Chief ™

    Don’t you mean the ‘Fro in Chief?


  58. 60 | March 8, 2012 1:50 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    :lol:

    OMG!


  59. m
    61 | March 8, 2012 1:57 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Yeah, I’ve accepted that since I disagree with him daily.

    :shrug:


  60. 62 | March 8, 2012 2:01 pm

    @ m:

    He is the god-king and no one can disagree with him!
    ///


  61. 63 | March 8, 2012 2:02 pm

    New Thread.


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