Netanyahu speech unites congress– and diminishes obama

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a passionate, inspiring, thoughtful, and “game changing” speech before the American Congress which lasted for about 45 minutes, during which time he was applauded 43 times, often for 15 seconds at a time. His words elicited many standing ovations.

    The only other foreign leader to have spoken to Congress three times was Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister. In honor of that, Speaker of the House, John Boehner plans to present Netanyahu with a bust of Churchill.

    Netanyahu received wild applause when he said: “The world should demand that Iran do three things. First, stop its aggression against its neighbors in the Middle East. Second, stop supporting terrorism around the world. And third, stop threatening to annihilate my country, Israel, the one and only Jewish state.”

    Israel’s Prime Minister again received rather thunderous applause and a standing ovation when he noted that Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was in the audience—and when he said: “My friend, standing up to Iran is not easy. Standing up to dark and murderous regimes never is. Elie, your life and work inspires to give meaning to the words, ‘never again!’ And I wish I could promise you, Elie, that the lessons of history have been learned. I can only urge the leaders of the world not to repeat the mistakes of the past.”

    At this point Congress outdid itself in term of applause and a standing ovation.

    PM Netanyahu was greeted with a thunderous ovation when he first arrived and again after he was introduced. He recognized Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, who had suffered an exercise-related accident. Netanyahu said “You can’t keep a good man down.” He carefully and jovially greeted both Democrats and Republicans.

    The House was packed. The absence of all those who chose to stay away was barely noticed. In fact, the demand for seats in the gallery were overwhelming.

    PM Netanyahu praised America’s support for Israel, including President Obama’s support, both in terms of military aid and the Iron Dome. He referred to aid that cannot be discussed.

    “Thank you America for everything you have done for Israel.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-s...-speech-unites-congress-and-diminishes-obama/
     
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    http://time.com/3730886/israel-reaction-netanyahu/
     
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    US and Israel attempting to establish feigned "diplomatic row" to justify "unilateral" Israeli attack on Iran.

    March 2, 2015 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - In a 2009 US policy paper published by the corporate-financier funded Brookings Institution, it was made clear that the US was determined to provoke Iran into a conflict and effect regime change at any cost - up to and including an outright military invasion and occupation of Iran with US troops.

    However, before it came to that, the Brookings Institution's policymakers explored other options including fomenting US-backed political unrest coupled with covert, violent force, the use of US State Department listed foreign terrorist organizations to carry out assassinations and attacks within Iran, and limited airstrikes carried out by either the US or Israel, or both.

    In retropspect, 6 years on, all of these tricks have not only been attempted to one degree or another in Iran, but have been demonstrably employed in neighboring Syria to diminish its strength - which according to Brookings - is a necessary prerequisite before waging war on Iran.

    And of particular interest - considering what appears to be a growing diplomatic row between the United States and Israel - is just how precisely the US planned to covertly back what would be made to appear as a "unilateral" Israeli first strike on Iran - an attack that appears to be in the process of being justified through a carefully orchestrated propaganda campaign now unfolding.

    From the Mouths of US Policymakers Themselves

    Read More At: http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2015/03/obama-netanyahu-fallout-is-theater.html


    To no one's surprise the British Daily Mail now reports in an article titled, "President Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets if they attacked Iranian nuclear facilities last year, claim sources," that:
    President Obama is alleged to have stopped an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets, according to reports to emerge from the Middle East at the weekend

    The threat from the U.S. forced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to abort a planned attack on Iraq, reported Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.

    Netanyahu will be in Washington for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama's cherished bid for a diplomatic deal with Tehran.

    Here, the Daily Mail repeats a growing narrative that dovetails neatly into long-standing US foreign policy described by the Brookings Institution's report in 2009 - down to the letter. In fact, the prospect of "shooting down" Israeli planes was discussed as one of many props used in this geopolitical theater.

    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2015/03/obama-netanyahu-fallout-is-theater.html

    Got popcorn?
     
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  4. Aaron

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    Any demonstration of leadership diminishes Obama. A good team captain in Junior High gym class is head and shoulders above Obama.
     
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    If you will accept a paraphrase here, Czechoslovakia complained to the British and French that they were being divided up by the big powers and the Sudetenland being given to Germany and that they didn't even have a seat at the table. The big powers told Czechoslovakia that they didn't understand how difficult these things were and that the deal with Herr Hitler was the best thing for everyone.

    Now the USA and Europe are dividing up the Middle East with the Shia Persians and the Jews in Israel and the Sunni Arabs do not even have a seat at the table....
     
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    Not sure what your point is, but mine is that Obama is not a leader. He's a doofus. And though I think Bashar al-Assad is an enemy, he handed Obama his boys in 2013.
     
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    Just a comparison between what the British/French did in 1938 to Czechoslovakia and what the USA is doing in 2015 to Israel and the Sunni Arabs.
     
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    Benjamin Netanyahu in 2002 –

    “If You Take Out Saddam, I Guarantee, It Will Have Enormous Positive Reverberations on the Region”

    Fast forward nearly thirteen years, and rather than recognizing that this man’s plan in Iraq only led to death, chaos, and the emergence of ISIS, Congress felt the need to ask him for advice once again. Since as we all know, being wrong in America doesn’t lead to consequences, it leads to promotions.

    http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/03/04/benjamin-netanyahu-in-2002-if-you-take-out-saddam-i-guarantee-it-will-have-enormous-positive-reverberations-on-the-region/

    As Washington braced for the controversial appearance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (shown) before a joint session of Congress to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, the online publication The Intercept on Monday published a history of Netanyahu’s previous claims that Iran was about to produce a nuclear bomb. Going back nearly a quarter of a century, The Intercept noted that in 1992, Netanyahu, then a member of the Israeli parliament, warned the Knesset that Iran was only “three to five years” away from reaching nuclear weapons capability, and that the threat had to be “uprooted by an international front headed by the U.S.” Three years later, in his book Fighting Terrorism, he again predicted Iran was “three to five years” away from a nuclear weapon.

    In a previous appearance before the U.S. Congress, back in 1996, Netanyahu warned of the “catastrophic consequences, not only for my country, and not only for the Middle East, but for all mankind,” if Iran gained possession of a nuclear bomb, adding “the deadline for attaining this goal is getting extremely close.”

    In 2009, according to a U.S. State Department cable published by Wikileaks, Netanyahu, then a candidate for prime minister, told a visiting U.S. congressional delegation that Iran was “probably one or two years away” from nuclear weapons capability. Later that year, according to another cable, Netanyahu, back in office as prime minister, told another delegation of American politicians that “Iran has the capability now to make one bomb,” adding, “they could wait and make several bombs in a year or two.” In a 2010 interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, Netanyahu said, “You don’t want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs,” adding, “that’s what is happening in Iran.”

    Most memorably, Netanyahu appeared at the United Nations in 2012, with a poster of a cartoon bomb, drawing a line just under the wick to illustrate how close Iran was to producing a nuclear bomb. The fuse would be lit by the following spring or summer, he predicted.

    All of this suggests that the Israeli prime minister has, as The Intercept headline puts it, a long history of “crying wolf” about Iran.

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/20255-is-netanyahu-crying-wolf-about-iran

    "We have to stop Iran!!!"Benjamin Netanyahu. Congress' reaction to same old oft repeated speech. [​IMG]

    Evidently congress' collective memory is only this . . . [​IMG] . . . long.
     
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    Good post poncho. Excellent article. I first thought that quote was Dubya's, but it's Bibi's.

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    Netanyahu serial liar on Iran nuclear energy program: Analyst

    "In an interview with Press TV on Wednesday, Stephen Lendman, an author and radio host, described the Israeli premier as a “serial liar” and said the Israelis are well aware that Iran’s nuclear energy program does not have a military aspect."
     
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    Netanyahu new leader of Free World

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    http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

    Netanyahu is the "finger man".

    The Brookings Institution make up the "brain men". http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2009/6/iran-strategy/06_iran_strategy.pdf

    Any guesses as to who the "muscle men" are?

    The Unheeded Warning

    It was in 2007, in the New Yorker, that veteran journalist Seymour Hersh published his lengthy, prophetic report, "The Redirection Is the Administration’s new policy benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?" Within it, Washington, Riyadh, and Tel Aviv were exposed amidst a criminal conspiracy to use sectarian extremists in a proxy war against Iran and its allies in Syria and Lebanon. The impending conflict was described as "cataclysmic."

    The report stated explicitly that (emphasis added):

    To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.


    Read More At: http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-cataclysmic-conflict-yet-to-come.html
     
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    Where was all the Democrat rage when then candidate Obama gave a speech in Berlin?

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    I don't know but his second speech in Berlin flopped.

    Merkel used to be the leader of the Free World but all she has is money and no military to speak of and she is too close for comfort to Russia.

    Netanyahu is now the leader of the Free World. God does work in mysterious ways!
     
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    Up to 30,000 Fill the Streets of Tel Aviv in Anti-Netanyahu Rally

    Only a few days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned from his much publicized United States trip, during which he was celebrated and drooled over by America’s top warmongers, a large protest against him erupted in the nation’s second largest city, Tel Aviv.

    Just like any other country, Israel is dealing with plenty of very important domestics issues, and people are publicly questioning whether Netanyahu’s obsession with militancy, and his shameless political stunt in front of the U.S. Congress just weeks before elections back home, make his leadership questionable. Indeed, considering the remarkable lack of judgement evidenced by him back in 2002 (see: Benjamin Netanyahu in 2002 – “If You Take Out Saddam, I Guarantee, It Will Have Enormous Positive Reverberations on the Region”), one should wonder why anyone listens to him at all.

    It appears “Bibi” is far more popular with crazy American neocons than he is with his own fellow citizens. From Haaretz:

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/03/30000-fill-streets-tel-aviv-anti-netanyahu-rally.html

    4-minute video from 2008 as powerful evidence of a long history to incite unlawful war-murder of Iranians:

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/03/usisrael-01-lie-unlawful-war-aggression-iran-99-99-must-choose-arrests-global-nuclear-war.html

    CLICK HERE
     
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