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Helen Thomas: "Hillary The Hawk - Clinton Gets Cues From President Obama" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]
TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 24 Feb 10 | Helen "Hezbollah Point of View" Thomas

Posted on 02/24/2010 4:23:47 PM PST by seanmerc

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is finding her voice in the world of foreign affairs -- and it’s the sound of hawk-speak, filled with threats and warnings.

She has warned that Iran is becoming a military dictatorship. She is trying -- with some success -- to persuade U.S. allies to support stronger sanctions against Teheran.

There’s no sign that the U.S. is about to invade Iran but there’s tons of speculation that the Pentagon has been tasked to figure out what bunker-buster bombs would do to Iran’s underground nuclear industry and whether such an attack would help or hinder efforts to neutralize Iran as a nuclear threat.

While a massive bombing would certainly delay Iran’s nuclear development, it would not stop it. The cost of such a military option would be grave: Iran’s hard-liners would be fortified politically; the growing domestic insurgency there would be silenced; and anti-American terrorists everywhere would see such an attack as justifying their own violence.

There’s not much doubt that Iran is heading toward nuclear weapons, the kind of arsenal that makes any nation a military force. Iran’s neighbors have those terrible devices and so the Iranians ask: Why not us, too? That’s the definition of an arms race.

On a recent trip to the Middle East, Clinton told students at Qatar University that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have become more powerful than the government and are heavily involved in oil exports, gasoline imports and defense contracts. Apparently, the hard-line mullahs were easier to deal with. Clinton also was tough on the Palestinians during her tour in the region. She said the Palestinians -- who have seen most of their land annexed or occupied by Israelis -- have to make more "concessions" to the occupier to get peace talks going.

The word "peace" has not been exalted in the White House for years and neither President Barack Obama nor his secretary of state seem to aspire to it. They fret that some conservative critic somewhere will accuse the administration of being "soft" on something.

Democrats continue to labor to prove they are tough, tough, tough, so that they don’t have to deal with a contemporary version of the old "Who lost China?" rant that conservatives used to their political advantage in the 1940s and 1950s.

The rhetoric from the Obama administration is framed in terms of "winning" and "victory" while a war-weary nation searches for an end to the war in Afghanistan, which has been going on for nine years and is gaining new momentum in the form of thousands of additional American troops being sent there.

In the Israeli-Palestinian front, former Sen. George Mitchell has been shuttling back and forth with not much success in trying to bring leaders from both sides to the peace table. Obama was not much help in breaking the stalemate when he buckled to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s refusal to impose a total freeze on settlement building. Instead, the Israeli leader offered a 10-month halt in expanding settlements. Such settlements -- colonies in reality -- are illegal under international law.

Unlike his domestic proposals where the president faces so much Republican opposition, Obama is in sync with the GOP in treading along the belligerent footsteps of his predecessor.

His hawkish secretary of state takes her cues from the boss.


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BOO!
1 posted on 02/24/2010 4:23:47 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: beckysueb; Beowulf9; DirtyHarryY2K; freedomlover; greatdefender; holly go-rightly; ...
Yoo-hoo, Helen Thomas ping list members! FReepmail me if you'd like to be added to the list.
2 posted on 02/24/2010 4:25:11 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
I truly hope that when Helen "goes away" that FReepers respectfully say good bye to one of the most visible women on FR.
3 posted on 02/24/2010 4:29:00 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Thanks for the warning, I think my retinas are on fire!


4 posted on 02/24/2010 4:31:01 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: seanmerc

MUST HAVE BRAIN BLEACH!!! NOW!!


5 posted on 02/24/2010 4:31:40 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: seanmerc

What a joke. Hillary was more threatening when she was standing in front of Bill holding a lamp than she is now at State.


6 posted on 02/24/2010 4:33:38 PM PST by rod1
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To: missnry

7 posted on 02/24/2010 4:33:49 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Why do you want me to pour gas on myself, light a match and jump throught my glass door from my 3rd floor apartment?


8 posted on 02/24/2010 4:35:48 PM PST by Trueblackman (F*@k Max Blumenthal the empty headed spin master with a degree in bulls%*t)
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To: seanmerc

Space aliens couldn’t look scarier than that woman.


9 posted on 02/24/2010 4:38:53 PM PST by Farmer Dean (every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains)
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To: seanmerc
To the tune: The look...of love...is in...her eyes....


10 posted on 02/24/2010 4:42:43 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: Farmer Dean

11 posted on 02/24/2010 4:54:43 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Now that’s funny.Very,very nice job.


12 posted on 02/24/2010 4:57:14 PM PST by Farmer Dean (every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains)
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To: Slyfox

I’m amazed that nobody has posted a picture of the Hildebeast yet. Grateful, but amazed.


13 posted on 02/24/2010 4:57:39 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: Farmer Dean

Would love to take credit for it but I can’t. I stole it from somebody else. Glad you enjoyed it!


14 posted on 02/24/2010 4:58:19 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

It takes more than a few pictures of a grotesque alien from the Pigswill Galaxy to scare me.


15 posted on 02/24/2010 5:03:09 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: crazyhorse691
It takes more than a few pictures of a grotesque alien from the Pigswill Galaxy to scare me.

Liar. ;0)

16 posted on 02/24/2010 5:05:10 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: seanmerc

I’ll never love again.


17 posted on 02/24/2010 5:06:17 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: seanmerc

UPI & Hearst must have the world’s suckiest retirement plan, ever. “Tell you what. Just keep working until you die.”


18 posted on 02/24/2010 5:06:54 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: seanmerc

19 posted on 02/24/2010 5:43:19 PM PST by 50mm (Die Obamacare Die!!!!)
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To: 50mm

Hey that is a blob fish isn’t it???


20 posted on 02/24/2010 5:44:20 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: seanmerc

Those pictures crack me up. I love the look of shock in your gunner’s eyes. LOL!


21 posted on 02/24/2010 5:45:50 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: mware

A special subspecies of blobfish called helenathomasica blobfishicus.


22 posted on 02/24/2010 5:46:19 PM PST by 50mm (Die Obamacare Die!!!!)
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To: 50mm
PhotobucketPhotobucket
23 posted on 02/24/2010 5:48:50 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: 50mm

LOL


24 posted on 02/24/2010 5:49:30 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

25 posted on 02/24/2010 5:50:54 PM PST by 50mm (Die Obamacare Die!!!!)
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To: seanmerc; monkapotamus

Thank you for ruining that Twilight Zone episode for me LOL!


26 posted on 02/24/2010 6:05:47 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine

lol


27 posted on 02/24/2010 6:10:46 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: seanmerc
Separated at birth:


28 posted on 02/24/2010 6:33:17 PM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: monkapotamus

This guy just ruin that TZ episode could be worst could be Harry Reid


29 posted on 02/24/2010 6:36:39 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Darteaus94025; monkapotamus

NO that Helen first husband


30 posted on 02/24/2010 6:37:06 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
While a massive bombing would certainly delay Iran's nuclear development, it would not stop it. The cost of such a military option would be grave: Iran's hard-liners would be fortified politically; the growing domestic insurgency there would be silenced; and anti-American terrorists everywhere would see such an attack as justifying their own violence.
She's full of feces, as always.
31 posted on 02/24/2010 6:40:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (February 23, 1945 -- Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: seanmerc
This is not funny anymore......Sure you gave a warning....probably just to spread panic throughout this site you sicko you.
The Yorkie will now bark till dawn.
Thanks a load.
32 posted on 02/24/2010 6:45:54 PM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: seanmerc
Am sure she was cute, when she was three. Am guessing not long after; Helen went down hill.

Thanks for warning. Needed that!

33 posted on 02/24/2010 6:51:27 PM PST by cricket (Proud to be the 'Party of NO')
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To: seanmerc

34 posted on 02/24/2010 9:00:57 PM PST by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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To: seanmerc

A few anagrams of Helen Thomas!:
Ho Lent Shame
Ah the Lemons!
Leash Hot Men
Lo Them Ashen
Hates Helm On
Hens Hot Meal
Lame Hen Host
Male Hen Hots
Oh Laments He

And my two personal favorites for the Helen Thomas threads:
Oh She Mental!
Ah Helmets On!


35 posted on 02/24/2010 9:57:06 PM PST by Melian ("The seed is the same but the soil is different..." ~Fulton Sheen)
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To: Melian

Classic! Thanks.


36 posted on 02/25/2010 12:59:12 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
Would love to take credit for it but I can’t. I stole it from somebody else.

There's a line you'll never hear on Wall Street.

37 posted on 02/25/2010 7:40:44 PM PST by bigheadfred (BE WHO YOU ARE. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. Those who matter don't mind.Those who mind don't matter)
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