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Odd couple: Netanyahu and Obama October 8, 2014

Posted by hslu in Global Affair, Islam, Middle East, Military, Obama, Politics.
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Netanyahu came to the U.S. and talked to Obama for 2 hours.

Netanyahu came to DC for one thing: the Iron Dome. He wasn’t here to chat with Obama. He came to buy more Iron Dome because Israel pretty much used up their inventory when they shot down more than 1,000 mortar attacks from Hamas.

Netanyahu isn’t friends with Obama and Obama doesn’t want to deal with Netanyahu unless he has to. Do you remember this quote from Obama in 2011 on Netanyahu when Obama chatted with Nicolas Sarkozy: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you.”

Well, after their talk behind the closed doors, politics and grandstanding started.

Chinese call this: 真正的好戲上場了。

Here are what Netanyahu said during a press conference:

“Everybody should support” efforts to roll back the Islamic State.

“Even more critical is our shared goal of preventing Iran from becoming a military nuclear power.”

Netanyahu also urged Obama:

“not to sign a bad nuclear agreement with Iran”

“I fervently hope that under your leadership that would not happen.”

Obama of course can’t let Netanyahu took all the limelight away from him. He opened his remarks with phrased like this:

“unbreakable bond” between the United States and Israel;

an “ironclad commitment to make sure Israel is secure.”

I think Obama was lying through his teeth. He despises Netanyahu. He doesn’t like Israel. He thinks the epic center of the Isrsel-Arab problem is Netanyahu.

Well, Obama didn’t stop there. Obama hid his real feelings toward Netanyahu at the new conference. After Netanyahu left, Obama had his press guy put out a warning to Israel on proposed settlements in east Jerusalem:

“This development will only draw condemnation from the international community, (and) distance Israel from even its closest allies,”

and

“the proposed housing project would poison the atmosphere, not only with the Palestinians but also with the very Arab government with which Prime Minister Netanyahu said he wanted to build relations.”

My question is this, if Obama hates Netanyahu so much, why didn’t Obama just cancel the U.S. arms agreement with Israel and stop selling Iron Dome to Isrsel all together?

My answer: someone won’t let Obama do it. There is a lot of money to be made by the defense contractors. They want the money.

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