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Obama seeks to head off Israeli ground invasion in Gaza
politico44 ^ | 11/18/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 11/18/2012 11:03:03 AM PST by ColdOne

"Israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired onto its territory. If that can be accomplished without the ramping up of military activity in Gaza that's preferable," Obama said. "That's not just preferable for the people of Gaza. It's also preferable for Israelis, because if Israeli troops are in Gaza, they're much more at risk of fatalities or being wounded."

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1 posted on 11/18/2012 11:03:07 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

“Obama seeks to head off Israeli ground invasion in Gaza”

What does he propose? A 7-year peace deal?


2 posted on 11/18/2012 11:05:44 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ColdOne

This pretends Obama is making some overt effort, which would involve action or at least a policy announcement.

Instead, Barack is giving advice you might expect from your Grandmother:

“You ought to look at a peaceful resolution, before you go marching in there.”

As though Israel is too stupid to consider this....

This is simply Obama mouthing some words, before he goes off to play for a week.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 11:08:13 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: ColdOne
"Israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired onto its territory. If that can be accomplished without the ramping up of military activity in Gaza that's preferable," Obama said

And Barry Benghazi would accomplish that how? /sarc

4 posted on 11/18/2012 11:08:15 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: ColdOne

Gaza & Egypt started this.

Israel will finish it-—AGAIN. My money is on Israel.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 11:08:42 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: F15Eagle

Probably..

He also knows that Israel knows he won’t do anything FOR them so they are done listening to him.

Israel may be “on their own” on the planet earth. But they have the highest power looking over them.

(sorry Zero. That’s not you!)

An Israel that is not held back by anyone is a Israel that will do what is needed to protect it’s self.

I suspect Zero will nicely be told to FO.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 11:08:55 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: ColdOne

More meaningless words from our foreign policy disaster of a President.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 11:11:50 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: ridesthemiles

No, you are wrong. Gaza is an Iranian surrogate. At the root is Iran, not Egypt.

There might be some radical Egyptians along the way, but not the government.

You have been effectively duped by Iran for concluding precisely what they wanted you to believe


8 posted on 11/18/2012 11:12:11 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: ridesthemiles
I hope that this time they take Gaza, as part of Israel, and keep it. The Pals can hit the road, just as the Jews had to do for many years. It would be poetic justice.
9 posted on 11/18/2012 11:17:59 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: bert; ridesthemiles
No, you are wrong. Gaza is an Iranian surrogate. At the root is Iran, not Egypt.

I hear what you are saying, but recall Morsi has been cuddling up with Iran lately, also he was in Gaza just the other day.

Morsi also stated right after he was elected that the treaty of Camp David was no longer going to be honored. Remember, Morsi IS the Muzzie Brotherhood.

The MBH is Iran since its inception.

10 posted on 11/18/2012 11:20:10 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: ColdOne
This chicken shi! turd has no idea how the world works. This crap with Gaza has been going on for years and this escalation should be the last straw. Hamas declare war with Israel and what is Israel supposed to do. Take it up the butt?
11 posted on 11/18/2012 11:20:20 AM PST by Logical me
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To: F15Eagle

Obama knowingly doing something proactive, whether constructively or destructively, is an accident of the purest form. If it doesn’t involve how to cheat an election and pander to blacks, hispanics,Jews and white trash EBTers for their votes, he isn’t in the ballgame.

His entire senior government is a collection of affirmative action nobodies, perverts, political has beens, idiots (guess who this is?), and rabid ideologues more comfortable trying to enslave these evil white Americans who in their racist eyes deserve it.

My guess is the Bebe will just ignore him, rightly so.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 11:21:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: ColdOne
I volunteer Washington as an alternative target for the ground invasion.
13 posted on 11/18/2012 11:24:00 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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To: ColdOne

I think he doesn’t like the idea of Israeli ground forces going in and capturing those weapons. It might be inconvenient for people to know what they are, and be able to start tracing where the came from.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 11:26:28 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ColdOne
Darned nice of Los Negro to opine for the people of Israel. Gives them more time to prepare the troops and the missiles. If Los Negro goes against the people and the State of Israel, then I think he will be judged by the Judge who has promised to supernaturally protect Israel.
15 posted on 11/18/2012 11:27:15 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine .)
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To: bert; ridesthemiles

Also see:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/08/19/Bad-News-for-Israel-Iran-and-Muslim-Brotherhood-To-Strengthen-Ties


16 posted on 11/18/2012 11:29:44 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: ColdOne

Heck of job there Barry!


17 posted on 11/18/2012 11:30:22 AM PST by Dagnabitt (The USA - Fun while it lasted.)
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To: ColdOne

OK Obama. Now shut up and go away.


18 posted on 11/18/2012 11:30:22 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: ColdOne

Heck of job there Barry!


19 posted on 11/18/2012 11:30:33 AM PST by Dagnabitt (The USA - Fun while it lasted.)
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To: F15Eagle

Funny :)


20 posted on 11/18/2012 11:33:20 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: ColdOne

Screw you, Obama. GTFO of the way.

Bibi, IGNORE anything that emanates from this administration. They want you defeated. You have a duty to safeguard the survival of Israel.

DON`T LISTEN TO THEM!!!!!


21 posted on 11/18/2012 11:34:09 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: ColdOne

I’m sure when Obama leaves the WH, the Israelis will hire him as a military tactics advisor.


22 posted on 11/18/2012 11:34:43 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ColdOne
" if Israeli troops are in Gaza, they're much more at risk of fatalities or being wounded."

Sounds like a threat to me. Obama will be feeding intelligence real-time to the rock chucking wild donkeys to help with rocket and artillery targeting.

23 posted on 11/18/2012 11:35:05 AM PST by SENTINEL (I lie, I cheat, I steal, I communize, I sacrifice unborn babies, I'm Harry Reid and I'm a mormon)
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To: bramps
"I volunteer Washington as an alternative target for the ground invasion. "

AIPAC already took that [Capitol]hill.

24 posted on 11/18/2012 11:39:59 AM PST by PatHimself
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To: ColdOne
Obama seeks to head off Israeli ground invasion in Gaza

Yeah, good luck with that.

The friction that zero has generated between the US and Israel is not likely to influence Bebe one way or the other.

PM Netanyahu is a smart man and he knows that zero is not on his side and hs nothing to bring to the table, so what does he hope to gain? More dead Israelis at the hands of the muslim killers?

IMO, that's a non-starter.

25 posted on 11/18/2012 11:43:37 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: ColdOne
2 things about Obamas statement.

1) Acting like he is concerned for Israels safety, that not going in is for their own safety and good, is condescending and BS.

2) It runs exactly counter to the administrations statements earlier in the week about supporting Israels actions.

Not to mention the headline calling this an "invasion" is a misleading characterization. While calling it such may be technically correct it is nonetheless purely self defensive.

26 posted on 11/18/2012 11:46:46 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: F15Eagle

A lot of the comments at Politico are incredible, whining about the ‘poor palestinians’ and the hating Israelis. Looks like the anti-Israeli campaign continues to be successful. Disgusting.


27 posted on 11/18/2012 11:47:27 AM PST by CarolinaPeach
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To: righttackle44
Darned nice of Los Negro

Darned nice of el Negro.

Noun is singular masculine, so article must be singular masculine.

I agree about the being judged part!

28 posted on 11/18/2012 11:48:05 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: CarolinaPeach

The world is ramping up for Zechariah 12.

They will not hear what is coming.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 11:54:11 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ColdOne

Netanyahu wasn’t born yesterday - he’ll do what’s best for Israel.


30 posted on 11/18/2012 12:10:06 PM PST by GOPJ (The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen - Leno)
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To: ColdOne

Obamugabe can stick it.

Israel, you do what you have to do to remain safe. Ignore the clown.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 12:16:55 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ANGGAPO
I hope that this time they take Gaza, as part of Israel, and keep it. The Pals can hit the road..

Population transfer is the only way to take Gaza. Unfortunately, although ethnic cleansing is done by Muslims all of the time, it would be a well-broadcast propaganda disaster for the Israelis. I don't know how they can pull it off.

32 posted on 11/18/2012 12:24:14 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ColdOne
In Myanmar, Zero pontificates:

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"Obama said Israel had the right to defend itself against Hamas' missile attacks from Gaza. But he urged Israel not to launch a ground assault in Gaza, saying it would put Israeli soldiers, as well as Palestinian citizens, at greater risk and hamper an already vexing peace process.

"If we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza, the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future," Obama said.

Obama: Historic Myanmar visit is sign of progress

33 posted on 11/18/2012 12:24:54 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (We told you Mitt couldn't win.)
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To: ColdOne

Given the drone war in Pakistan, and the air war against the Qudaffi (spelling is optional) regime in Libya — Obama would have no basis for criticizing Israel for doing whatever it takes in Gaza, so long as there are “no boots on the ground”.


34 posted on 11/18/2012 12:37:00 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ColdOne

I don’t give a rat’s ass what that white hating black muslim bastard son of a communist whore, Obama, thinks or says about this or anything else...... Israel should ignore Obama.


35 posted on 11/18/2012 12:40:06 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: ColdOne

WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?

WHEN?

WHY?


36 posted on 11/18/2012 12:51:20 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (Constitutional Conservatism NOW! * * * * * * * * * * Repeal the 17th Amendment!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I have heard two Israeli ambassadors and others say that Egypt will not be of aid to Hamas. Egypt and all the other Arabian countries despise the Palis. They spoke of diplomats they know well and trust who will say the words but not act.

The truth is, they want Hamas gone. I reiterate, the worst enemy in the region is Iran

If Egypt wanted Gaza, it would be Egypt. They don’t want the hell hole


37 posted on 11/18/2012 1:18:55 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: ColdOne

Maybe he’ll stand before the tanks to stop the invasion. He can win the Rachel Corrie award.


38 posted on 11/18/2012 1:25:58 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: bert

Huh???

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/world/middleeast/hamas-premier-ismail-haniya-visits-iran.html?_r=0

http://www.cfr.org/israel/iran-supports-hamas-but-hamas-no-iranian-puppet/p18159

No doubt Iran is the major player in this, but the propaganda is thick too.


39 posted on 11/18/2012 1:26:33 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: F15Eagle

Considering one of the world’s largest Protestant Church denominations is sooooo supportive of Palestine and shows contempt for anyone that disagrees, just creeps me out.

http://www.umc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=lwL4KnN1LtH&b=2789393&ct=11731533&notoc=1


40 posted on 11/18/2012 1:27:31 PM PST by indyhome11
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To: ColdOne

Obama is no doubt giving his Muslim buddies time to regroup and attack Israel.


41 posted on 11/18/2012 1:53:33 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: indyhome11

It ain’t just certain Protestants.

JPII met several times with Arafat; and then useful idiot Jimmah Carter laid a wreath at the grave of Arafat. Of course Jimmah claims Baptist membership. Guess he can’t read the Bible.


42 posted on 11/18/2012 1:55:59 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Seems like being pro Israel is uncommon in Christianity nowadays. But I will always side with them. Besides God will take care of Israel, and may judge America for not siding with them.


43 posted on 11/18/2012 3:03:18 PM PST by Perhaps Today
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To: morphing libertarian

Who said he’s leaving? He’s got a great gig going on there and like Clinton before him, does not want to give up all that free stuff and worship from his masses. As he has totally ignored the Constitution to date, he will ignore leaving office. The Clintons had Mac McLarty looking into a way around the Constitution up until the moment they walked out of the WH, Bubba wanted to stay so badly. This group has many Clintonians working within. They will find a way.


44 posted on 11/18/2012 3:08:40 PM PST by Semperfiwife (The poor huddled masses that came to America came for Freedom, not free stuff. Oops. I am wrong.)
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To: Perhaps Today

Yes, the media and the secular world is spreading propaganda pretty effectively. And it’s non-stop, 24/7.

Russia Today always has some tiny hit piece against Israel every week, at a minimum, and “the plight of the Palestinians”.

When the world turns to all-out war against Israel under the Antichrist, they’re in for the very surprise of their lives - the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

And He comes to wage war against them and saves the remnant of Israel.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+63:1-3&version=KJV

Isaiah 63:1-3

King James Version (KJV)

63 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?

3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.


45 posted on 11/18/2012 3:10:23 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ColdOne

crazy - some people actually think Israel is the aggressor in the Middle East. (at story)


46 posted on 11/18/2012 3:17:22 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: ColdOne

What a moronic statement by the Marxist POSIC. Of course, any soldier who is doing what he is supposed to do is more likely to be wounded or killed. What else should I expect from a man who is not worthy to even tie the boot laces of the lowliest elisted soldier in any military any where?


47 posted on 11/18/2012 3:21:37 PM PST by SFRigger (It may be about time to water the tree of liberty again.)
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To: ColdOne

If the Israelis listen to Obama, they deserve what they get. There is only one way to stop those idiots firing missles at them, and that is to physically invade and clean up. There has never been a time in history where an aggressor country has stopped on it’s own, truce or not. They will continue until they are invaded and trounced. Obama has nothing to lose by shooting off his mouth, except to cause the Israelis a month’s more grief before they do get to the realization that there is nothing else they can do. Then they will do it. Guaranteed!


48 posted on 11/18/2012 4:15:17 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: ridesthemiles

Israel will stand down at Obama’s Request or he will blockade the state, freeze assets and break off diplomatic relations. Israel would not last two week under this—threat. He might even send troops to Gaza to protect the land from Israel or send the Hamas better weapons! No—Israel better think twice about ticking off Obama. He is the most powerful man on earth.


49 posted on 11/18/2012 5:15:04 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: F15Eagle

That is so true. Are they ever in for a rude awakening. Attacking God’s chosen will only bring His wrath. I wouldn’t want to be those people. Even so, glory to God!


50 posted on 11/20/2012 9:57:08 PM PST by Perhaps Today
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