Skip to comments.Obama seeks to head off Israeli ground invasion in Gaza
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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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.
And Barry Benghazi would accomplish that how? /sarc
Gaza & Egypt started this.
Israel will finish it-—AGAIN. My money is on Israel.
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.
More meaningless words from our foreign policy disaster of a President.
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
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.
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.
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.
Heck of job there Barry!
OK Obama. Now shut up and go away.
Heck of job there Barry!
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!!!!!
I’m sure when Obama leaves the WH, the Israelis will hire him as a military tactics advisor.
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.
AIPAC already took that [Capitol]hill.
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.
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.
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.
Darned nice of el Negro.
Noun is singular masculine, so article must be singular masculine.
I agree about the being judged part!
Netanyahu wasn’t born yesterday - he’ll do what’s best for Israel.
Obamugabe can stick it.
Israel, you do what you have to do to remain safe. Ignore the clown.
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.
"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.
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”.
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.
WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?
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
Maybe he’ll stand before the tanks to stop the invasion. He can win the Rachel Corrie award.
No doubt Iran is the major player in this, but the propaganda is thick too.
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.
Obama is no doubt giving his Muslim buddies time to regroup and attack Israel.
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.
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.
crazy - some people actually think Israel is the aggressor in the Middle East. (at story)
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?
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!
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.
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!