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    re: Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    The news out of this WH is looking more and more like a third rate docu-drama or a soap opera. Netanyahu spat in their faces, but they weren't going to meet with him anyhow. WTF?
    With good reason, see post 95


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    re: Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Please read post #95 and the words "long-standing practice"
    I appreciate that - I simply asked why American politicians can use foreign visits to enhance their election chances while it's considered by some inappropriate for foreign politicians to use American visits to enhance their election chances? What's the difference between Obama going to Europe and Netanyahu coming to the US other than the President having his knickers in a twist because Bibi didn't kiss his ring and ask pretty please first?
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    re: Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Is Great Britain having an upcoming election?
    Is Great Britain the partner of the USA in defending Israel?

    Nice to see you still can't see the difference.
    And that Rubio means nothing in this process.

    And tat the votes are not there to override .


    Who cares if Great Britain is having an election or not. BO asked Cameron to come and speak before Congress. Congress didn't ask Cameron to come and speak to them.

    What does that have to do with BO peep getting desperate, and having Cameron come speak to the ALL Republican Controlled Congress, after Rubio told the press they have the Vetos to override?

    One can see how BO is worried since Graham said the Legislation was going forward at the same time. Regardless if BO likes it or not.

    Seems Menendez has a few other Demos signing on.

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    re: Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Please read post #95 and the words "long-standing practice"
    Yeah, right....Who gives a ****? Obama, and you Media Matters types have made a joke of not only language, but what this country stands for, you should be ashamed...Obama uses phrases like "long standing practices" if they are true or not....And has NO shame if he has to lie about them to create a soundbite for the nightly news...You people harm this country, and the world.
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    re: Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say[W:223]

    A number of points:

    1. I do believe the Prime Minister should have notified the White House of his coming visit as a courtesy, not to request "permission" or "approval" for his trip. Diplomatic protocol is important.

    2. The Prime Minister was invited to address the Congress. He most definitely should do so.

    3. The AIPAC Conference had been scheduled well before new elections were scheduled in Israel. His attendance at the Conference should not be linked to the coming Israeli election. If he feels his presence would benefit Israel's interests, as the Prime Minister of Israel, he should attend.

    4. On the issue concerning Iran's nuclear activities, the U.S. and Israel hold similar, but not identical positions. Israel's margin of error is far smaller than it is for the U.S. If Iran were to develop a nuclear weapons capability, that development would have profound implications for Israel and it would represent an existential threat. The implications for the U.S. would be vastly smaller--a regional balance of power situation and security threat to strategic U.S. allies--as the U.S. would not face an existential threat.

    Two deadlines for agreement have now passed without the issue having been resolved. The differing levels of risk exposure lead Israel to support stronger sanctions more quickly, even as the White House seeks additional time. That each side holds a different position on sanctions reflects the risks they face; none of their positions is irrational or aimed at deliberately undermining the other party.

    5. The kind of comments and threats coming out of Washington are petty, incompatible with American interests, and reveal a willingness among some aides to put largely extraneous matters ahead of concrete interests and international relations.

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    re: Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    With good reason, see post 95
    I saw it Pete. I don't disagree with the principle. However, either Bibi spat in their faces or they never had any intention of meeting with him anyway. It can't be both.

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    re: Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, right....Who gives a ****? Obama, and you Media Matters types have made a joke of not only language, but what this country stands for, you should be ashamed...Obama uses phrases like "long standing practices" if they are true or not....And has NO shame if he has to lie about them to create a soundbite for the nightly news...You people harm this country, and the world.
    So are you claiming that it's NOT a long-standing practice and Obama's just making it up? There are two acceptable answers to this question.
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    re: Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    So now you're saying you said it sarcastically.
    You're on record buddy--words have meaning--you accused Obama of wanting to exterminate jews.

    Good thing we have 'No Drama Obama' instead of 'shoot from the hip' Bush-43.
    The entire world now realizes just how stupid 'bring it on' was .


    Well, that was until BO called ISIS the JV Team and said they weren't Islamic. Just sayin!

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    re: Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh, so these "negotiations", heh, funny, negotiations....I'd call them more like distractions, and diversions...But, you think that Israel has no stake here? Really?
    Given the history between the 2, US- Iran, why ramp up tensions if there is a possibility of an agreement?
    Bibi- well he would prefer a war.
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    re: Netanyahu ‘spat in our face,’ White House officials said to say[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    A number of points:

    1. I do believe the Prime Minister should have notified the White House of his coming visit as a courtesy, not to request "permission" or "approval" for his trip. Diplomatic protocol is important.

    2. The Prime Minister was invited to address the Congress. He most definitely should do so.

    3. The AIPAC Conference had been scheduled well before new elections were scheduled in Israel. His attendance at the Conference should not be linked to the coming Israeli election. If he feels his presence would benefit Israel's interests, as the Prime Minister of Israel, he should attend.

    4. On the issue concerning Iran's nuclear activities, the U.S. and Israel hold similar, but not identical positions. Israel's margin of error is far smaller than it is for the U.S. If Iran were to develop a nuclear weapons capability, that development would have profound implications for Israel and it would represent an existential threat. The implications for the U.S. would be vastly smaller--a regional balance of power situation and security threat to strategic U.S. allies--as the U.S. would not face an existential threat.

    Two deadlines for agreement have now passed without the issue having been resolved. The differing levels of risk exposure lead Israel to support stronger sanctions more quickly, even as the White House seeks additional time. That each side holds a different position on sanctions reflects the risks they face; none of their positions is irrational or aimed at deliberately undermining the other party.

    5. The kind of comments and threats coming out of Washington are petty, incompatible with American interests, and reveal a willingness among some aides to put largely extraneous matters ahead of concrete interests and international relations.
    Just one small point concerning #1 of your comment don....If protocol is so important, then why wasn't it important when Netanyahu was made to wait as Obama snubbed him for dinner in the residence early on in Obama's presidency? Or does protocol only go one way?
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