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Obama warned Israel against Iran strike
Orly Azoulay
Published: 15.01.12, 09:59
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1. that's good....."Israel " would not dare attack Iran.
Salma ,   Palestine   (01.15.12)
2. unshakable
David   (01.15.12)
This is the meaning of the "unshakable commitment" that Obama invoked the other day. Pay close attention-- it is always in circumstances when he's trying to prevent Israel from acting in its defense or defending its borders that Obama uses that phrase. It's quite evident that this character truly has a soft spot for us in his heart. He'll lift his opposition to a strike against the Iranian nuclear program the day after the Iranians put a bomb on a warhead-- and he'll tell us the moment after it's been securely fastened in place.
3. Obama warns... that along with the
DT ,   TA Israel   (01.15.12)
obliteration of Israel by Iran should ensure Israel strikes Iran asap.
4. Stop Begging and Bowing, Obama
Mark ben Josef ,   USA   (01.15.12)
The US needs to stop begging and bowing to foreign potentates, even the ones in Jerusalem. No guarantees if Israel starts it.
5. Yet another 'threat' from top RG
Tim ,   Brighton   (01.15.12)
Not satisfied with threats to Israel, the US, France, Holland, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, , Kenya, Afghanistan, Australia a Top RG was reported a few days ago as saying in a Passing Out Speech 'As for Iraq - we have in plan when we have been given our orders arise to punch a corridor through Southern Iraq to Syria and Lebanon. Our tanks and airforce could complete this task in 48 hours. And to ensure this vital link remains open we will stay there for ever to protect it' Have lunatics taken over the RG asylum?
6. Don't listen to Obama - look what happened
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (01.15.12)
to Mubarak and Egypt - a mess !
7. Will Obama ever learn? And if, what?
Yael Schlichting ,   Raubling - Germany   (01.15.12)
I have the impression, that the Obama administration developed the impression, that to Israel the risk growing from letting Iran continue is disproportionately bigger than the risk that may arise from attacking Iran. On the other side, the U.S. currently offers nothing but warm words. Obama is continuously excreting vaporware! Unshakable! Haeee??? Unshakable??? Really! Unshakably, the Obama administration is cuddling Israels enemies and in the same time, it is bashing Israel. Unshakably, the Obama administration is acting on the basis of Obama's vision of a brave new world, where fluffy Muslims are jumping around, fondling Jews. Obama's dreams are not from this world and in practical terms, they are nonsense! He must take an attitude, that not only forces Israel to behave but also Arabs. Also Arabs and Europeans must own up to their responsibilities and they must be demanded to stop distorting facts. In fact, Abu Mazen & Co feel encouraged to dream the dream of Islamic Israel. They can publish any lie they like and as long as Israel isn't doing massive lobby work, and in the western world, these lies are believed only too willingly!
8. Obama : "Israel, please commit suicide for me"
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (01.15.12)
With an attitude like that, he should be sent "wobbling" into the coming elections, unless of course, it's just a smokescreen for joint-action.
9. Obama has an Dictatorial Spirit !!!.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (01.15.12)
He is not a Co-worker but an Dictator. He doesnt understand that Israel understand the Mideast better than Him and, One must Recognise ones Co-workers Maturity,Capacity and Abilities, and leave desitionmaking to them regarding such issues. Obamas policy in the Mideast will make bouth Saudiarabia and Israel to abandone the US and, Co-work with the EU instead, as according to the Word of HASHEM.. Arn.Sweden.
stude ham   (01.15.12)
israel has enough problems of its own...
11. Photo looks like a boy with his toy.
rebecca ,   Modiin   (01.15.12)
what happened to his blackberry?
12. Fifty First State vs. Seventh Dominion
Ari Barbalat ,   Los Angeles   (01.15.12)
Israel should end its dependency on the United States and adopt a new grand strategy based on the teachings of early Zionism. Then as now, the world war Multipolar (WW1 and the years leading up to it); then as now, there was a complicated Special Relationship with the world's superpower (the British); then as now, there were Arab uprisings against their rulers (the Ottomans). But when Vladimir Jabotinsky sought to join the British Commonwealth as the "Seventh Dominion", this was **not** the equivalent of becoming the 51st state. It was the equivalent of a global alliance of the democracies: Ireland, India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Canada and the Jewish State. A new "Commonwealth" -- a new alliance of the democracies -- must be created consisting of Israel, Singapore, South Korea, India and the post-Afghanistan remnants of NATO. If such an alliance does not exist, Israel should build it and lead it!
13. For those who are dumb and blind..Obama is no friend
Al   (01.15.12)
of the Jews. From day 1 he has benn trying to throttle Israel. This pre-election year, he is putting on yarrmulka, lighting candles, inviting the Chabad petz to eat a Challah, in effect he is doing all he can to shore up Jewish support. However when push comes to shove, he will never ever protect Israel. In effect he wont allow Israel to protect itself. He must go..He is a disaster for both America and the rest of the free world.
14. Fir those who can history..May 1967
Al   (01.15.12)
Nasser closed the Straits of Tiran, threw the UN out of Gaza, the US sat on their ass and warned Israel not to react.America was busy with Vietnam. It was up to Israel to save their own bacon. Mr Gantz, stop running ariund and drinking coffee. Its time to get ready. War is coming and its going to be horrific.
15. #14 except
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (01.15.12)
Except now we have PM Netanyahu and DM Barak and they actually like doing what Obama tells them to do.
16. Screw Obama...freakin' idiot!
Z.Z. Coltrane ,   USA   (01.15.12)
God bless, Israel; praying for the peace of Jerusalem!
17. Don't bet on it Salma
Sharona ,   Jerusalem Israel   (01.15.12)
Arabs tried that in 1967. Look how well that worked for you.
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.15.12)
Israel didn't ask permission when she destroyed those two reactors, she'll do exactly the same when she goes after the Iranian's Visit Tehran, be sure to be there when Israel makes her move
19. Obama warns Israel
i love Israel ,   Germany   (01.15.12)
Does Mr.Obama know that he is playing with fire? He should have Advisors to tell him :Don't mess with God by touching his eyeapple!
20. #4 MARK BJ
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.15.12)
When someone threatens to kill you as many times as Iran has threatened to destroy Israel, it is incombent upon the party, Israel, that is being threatened to protect itself by destroying the threat Israel can't wait for Obama, he procratinates When Israel decides to make a pre-emptive strike, in will be over in a flash of nuclear light Visit Iran, take in the view, while there is still something left to see
21. Obama is a weak US president
Richard ,   Boca Raton   (01.15.12)
As an American Jew I am disgusted by Obama and his weak and submissive international positions. He gave away Egypt and did not say anything when there was upset in Iran. He WANTS TO THROW ISRAEL UNDER THE BUS. Don't you get it. Has anyone read Joel C. Rosenberg's latest novel "The Tehran Initiative" where a weak US president doesn't support its ally Israel? I just finished it and highly recommend it to everyone.
22. It is none of Obama's business
Brod ,   USA   (01.15.12)
It is none of Obama's business in stopping Israel from defending itself from existential threat. Does he want to see Israel suffer a mega Holocaust by Ayatollahist nuke incineration?
23. Before the israeli jets make their turn toward Israel,
Mirkava Hunter ,   Lebanon   (01.15.12)
(if some of them will be left to make that turn) thousand of rackets will rain Tel Aviv and Dimona and the rest of Israel. They will not see the airdromes to land from the dust cloud .The watch is ticking and my finger is ready to press the button.
24. Obama's promises
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.15.12)
HOPE & CHANGE If that's an example, it's best to ignore anything Obama has to say, since he has proven himself to be an ant-semite
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.15.12)
Before Israel Jets make their return, they will have signalled "Mission Accomplished", having left Iran and Lebanon smoking ruins Dead emey fingers are unable to press triggers
26. Hezbollah rockets #23
Brod ,   USA   (01.15.12)
Ayatollahist Hezbollah may rain thousands of rockets at Israel population centers/cities. Israel should have NO hesistancy to nuke Ayatollahist Hezbollahtan should they rain Israel with rockets. So to you Hezbollahist operative don't be so overconfident. You may be too young to remember what happened in 1967.
27. Obama is revealing his Muslim roots
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.15.12)
In 2008, current US President Barack Obama said when he was a Democratic hopeful for the White House that Israel was right to bomb the suspected nuclear facility in Syria.
28. Obama who
Brod ,   USA   (01.15.12)
Obama is NOT king or god of Israel. Israel alone will know how to defend itself against existential threat.
29. #23 I recall Lebanon left in ruins
Cynthia ,   USA   (01.16.12)
2006 was not a vintage year for Nasrallah. With a 20% funding reduction from Iran and Iran's economy in a free fall, you better keep your "rackets" in the closet.
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