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    Re: Netanyahu poised for third straight term as Israel PM after chief rival concedes

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I found it noteworthy that before he gave his speech here to the House, Netanyahu took time to give Obama many kudos and kind words. I think he was attempting to show everyone listening around the world that this was a policy disagreement, and nothing personal. So Obama responds by making the Israeli election personal by calling Israel "racist?" Who looks like the Statesman in this case?


    What was revealing of character for me was how he ventured to the one on one, mentioning phone calls, calling Obama "my friend" and mentioning what they can't talk about and how Obama was supportive.

    THAT is statesmanship, AND grace especially after Obama's little aide had raked him over the coals
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    Re: Netanyahu poised for third straight term as Israel PM after chief rival concedes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Obama and his WH are far too thin skinned, which is why he and his cronies are so bad at what they do.
    Remove the warm and fuzzy, likeability and I see an angry "Odie" from Garfield, leaping like lightening at every provocation.

    What confuses me is that the Republicans are too stupid to make that an advantage...wave more red flags at him. Based on this "stupid" they could have been having a field day being Garfield.
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    Re: Netanyahu poised for third straight term as Israel PM after chief rival concedes

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Better get use to it, slowly but surely people are onto Israel. And they're going to have to learn to play nice, or eventually things won't be going well for them.
    By "play nice" I suspect you mean roll over and die. You object to their every effort to defend themselves.

    "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." --HL Mencken

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    Re: Netanyahu poised for third straight term as Israel PM after chief rival concedes

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Remove the warm and fuzzy, likeability and I see an angry "Odie" from Garfield, leaping like lightening at every provocation.

    What confuses me is that the Republicans are too stupid to make that an advantage...wave more red flags at him. Based on this "stupid" they could have been having a field day being Garfield.
    You know, it could be a lesson learned from past dealings - never fall for the red flag being waved cause it's a trap. That's how bulls in bullfights lose every time! : Is it possible that they have made the connection and acknowledge that 2 + 2 most likely will equal 4, and decided to ignore it, leaving the toreador standing out there all alone, wondering why it didn't work this time?

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    Re: Netanyahu poised for third straight term as Israel PM after chief rival concedes

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    You know, it could be a lesson learned from past dealings - never fall for the red flag being waved cause it's a trap. That's how bulls in bullfights lose every time! : Is it possible that they have made the connection and acknowledge that 2 + 2 most likely will equal 4, and decided to ignore it, leaving the toreador standing out there all alone, wondering why it didn't work this time?

    I had meant the reverse....congress is the toreador....and Odie is the game.....

    They have allowed themselves to be trapped too many times. The man is brilliant at setting the message.....
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    Re: Netanyahu poised for third straight term as Israel PM after chief rival concedes

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I had meant the reverse....congress is the toreador....and Odie is the game.....

    They have allowed themselves to be trapped too many times. The man is brilliant at setting the message.....
    The House has the ultimate red flag - they control the money he desperately wants to spend. I see some Dems crossing over lately to what some radicals are calling the Republican "Dark Side of the Force!" Just saying...

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    Re: Netanyahu poised for third straight term as Israel PM after chief rival concedes

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What do you think the Arab nations responsibilities are in regards to Israel? How about changing the Hamas Charter? How about stopping the missiles from being launched into Gaza? Seems like the onus is always on Israel when the Arab states are doing very little to recognize Israel's right to exist.
    I don't believe the issue of Hamas and Gaza, and that of the West Bank and the Palestinian Authority ought to be linked. I strongly supported Israel's campaigns against Gaza, at the same time I believe it has utterly failed to engage the Palestinian Authority and work towards a final territorial disposition of the West Bank. In fact I think Netanyahu has worked hard to do whatever possible to stand in the path of a Palestinian state.

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    Re: Netanyahu poised for third straight term as Israel PM after chief rival concedes

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    why... ? you want Isreal destroyed or you think the " Barak Herzog" would be a deterent to being attacked?
    What? I don't understand your questions. Also it's 'Israel' and 'deterrent'.

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    Re: Netanyahu poised for third straight term as Israel PM after chief rival concedes

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    By "play nice" I suspect you mean roll over and die. You object to their every effort to defend themselves.
    Rolling over and dying is not playing at all. Is that it, the Israeli state has to either be oppressive, belligerent assholes, or die? There's no in between?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Netanyahu poised for third straight term as Israel PM after chief rival concedes

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    You are in another world... your posts are garbage...

    show me the overtures of peace from the PLO, Fatah and Hamas.. at any point in history..
    Go set your ass in the Gaza prison for a few decades, then come tell me how benevolent you think the Israeli state is, and how you love them so!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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