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Obama Bombs Wrong Target on Open Mic Night
Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | John Ransom

Posted on 11/09/2011 9:19:29 AM PST by Kaslin

Well, I’ll say one thing for him: Obama certainly has been transformative when it comes putting the “personal” into personal diplomacy.

According to reports coming from last week’s G20 meeting, Obama was caught by reporters on an open microphone commiserating with French president Nicholas Sarkozy over their disdain for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Although there are differing accounts of the conversation, Reuters has reported that the translation overheard by reporters had Sarkozy calling Netanyahu a liar:

"I cannot bear Netanyahu, he's a liar," Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters in a separate location to listen in to a simultaneous translation.

"You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you," Obama replied, according to the French interpreter.

Wow.

Even amongst world leaders Obama pulls the one-up card and the victim card.

Impressive.

And we thought Obama saved his pettiness for Congress and voters who cling to their guns and religion as a reaction to a government that arms Mexican drug cartels while telling citizens that they’re not responsible enough to own guns?

Getting past the embarrassment of our diplomat-in-chief being caught in flagrante delicto trashing a world leader and first-class ally, this exchange between Obama and Sarkozy says a lot about Obama’s world view.

Because, Israel is not just some two-bit, wanna-be Democracy born last spring with the help of the Muslim Brotherhood and NATO airstrikes.

Instead, Israel is the most reliable ally the United States has in the Middle East, perhaps, even in the world.

And Israel is probably the only the country in the world that is both able and willing to stand up to Iran, which country by the way, is a direct competitor to US –and democratic- strategic interests in the region.

It comes as no surprise that France would work against Israeli interests. France has a history of selling nuclear technology to states hostile to Israeli, including Iraq in the 1980s. 

But for the president of the United States to express such open distain for a leader of country that is so integral to the security of the US is the most glaring admission yet that for Obama’s foreign policy, everything is about his personal feelings, rather than the security of the United States. A weakened Israel is not in the interest of the United States, In fact a weakened Israel makes it more likely that American soldiers will be fighting and dying in the world’s sandbox.    

Because this week, the International Atomic Energy Agency has again warned that Iran is on the verge of being able to assemble nuclear weapons.

“In the most critical and damning report of Iran’s nuclear program to date, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday that the Islamic Republic was working to develop a nuclear-weapon design and was conducting extensive research and tests that could only be relevant for such a weapon,” reports the Jerusalem Post.

“’The agency has serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program,’ the IAEA said in the report, which included a 13-page annex with key technical descriptions of its research. “’The information indicates that Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.’”

The Washington Post reported earlier this week that “Iran’s government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon, receiving assistance from foreign scientists to overcome key technical hurdles, according to Western diplomats and nuclear experts briefed on the findings.”

There are two states that Iran wishes to threaten with nuclear weapons: Israel and the United States.

In 2005, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatened to wipe Israel off the map, according to accounts published by the New York Times.

It’s impossible for anyone to view Obama’s remarks about the Israeli Prime Minister without the context of Israel fighting, quite literally, for its survival in this latest round of Iranian nuclear brinkmanship in the Middle East.

And now we know that Obama’s “fed up with” Israel fighting back.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: france; iran; israel; netanyahu; openmikenight; sarkozy

1 posted on 11/09/2011 9:19:32 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

It should be more than clear by now to the stupid Jews that helped elect this islamist to the White House what he´d just as soon do to them.


2 posted on 11/09/2011 9:34:57 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: Kaslin
According to this article, Obama's comment was not as stated by the interpreter:

Obama's open mike comment from November 7th article

Notice we have not actually been allowed to HEAR the offending comments, we just have to accept the media spin.

Something tells me there is a very good reason for that.

3 posted on 11/09/2011 9:36:52 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: Kaslin

The majority of Jews will still vote Obama. They can’t help it. It is in their DNA.

They would also vote for Chavez, Castro, Stalin, or even Achmedinajahd, if they ran as Democrats.

No one understands it. Jewish support of antisemites is just on of the mysteries of the world.

[shrugging shoulders] I don’t know. ?


4 posted on 11/09/2011 9:39:57 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: truthkeeper
Notice we have not actually been allowed to HEAR the offending comments, we just have to accept the media spin.

Pick anything to do with The Won, and it's all spin, spin, spin. Netanyahu is the only real man in this story.

5 posted on 11/09/2011 9:51:37 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: 240B

This Jew does not vote Democratic! And don’t forget the Turner election in Queens/Brooklyn. He needed Jewish support to win.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 9:57:37 AM PST by juliej
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To: Kaslin

I believe that the Mossad has an extraordinary intelligence resource. I have wondered here on FR for several years why they haven’t shared some of their knowledge on the very murky past of Obama. England and Israel surely understand that Obama does not see them as playing on the same team as he does...at what point do they allow some of their intelligence to surface?


7 posted on 11/09/2011 10:19:58 AM PST by madinmadtown (Marx, the patron saint of blame, envy and destruction.)
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To: Kaslin

French president Nicholas Sarkozy was talking to a bigger liar.


8 posted on 11/09/2011 10:23:58 AM PST by chainsaw (Sarah Palin would be my first choice. .)
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To: 240B

My Jewish friend of 45 years called me last night to wish me a happy birthday. He is no exception to the rule. I thought maybe this latest gaffe would shake his support of Obama, but not a bit.


9 posted on 11/09/2011 10:31:48 AM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Kaslin
OK - we all know about the open mike fiasco, which I think was a planned event, but don't know why. He was at the G-20 long enough to screw up more than that. What other issues did he embarrass the US with?? Did he secretly give away more US taxpayers dollars???
10 posted on 11/09/2011 12:56:27 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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11 posted on 11/09/2011 4:04:01 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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Thanks Kaslin.
Israel is probably the only the country in the world that is both able and willing to stand up to Iran, which country by the way, is a direct competitor to US -- and democratic -- strategic interests in the region... for the president of the United States to express such open distain for a leader of country that is so integral to the security of the US is the most glaring admission yet that for Obama's foreign policy, everything is about his personal feelings, rather than the security of the United States.

12 posted on 11/09/2011 10:14:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kaslin; firebrand; Karliner; jjotto; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Zionist Conspirator; ...
FWIW, Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney, among the field of GOP presidential wannabes, blasted Obama for his "open mic" insult of Netanyahu. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said pretty much the same thing: Israel is a staunch American ally. "Allies are people you work with, not things you deal with."

Seems like the GOP is making a conscientious effort to draw a sharp contrast to Obama on the Middle East and Israel in preparations for next year's election.

13 posted on 11/09/2011 10:47:02 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Kaslin
Nearly from day 1 of the regime, Obama has been working hard to insult and drive away American allies, in particular Great Britain, while embracing and even apologizing to our enemies.

Something interesting was brought up this morning on Fox and Friends by a guest, who said what was even more interesting what what was said was what wasn't said... How it took nearly a week for the story to leak out. He said that the International press colluded to cover up what was said, to protect Obama (Sarkozi doesn't need any protection from that statement, after all, his words are pretty much French policy towards Israel and Jews.).

Mark

14 posted on 11/10/2011 6:37:51 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

Yeah I heard Fox and Friends talking about, but I didn’t catch who actually said it and what the person said


15 posted on 11/10/2011 6:49:46 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 11/10/2011 9:32:21 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: fireman15

Jews see themselves as does Obama... the consumate victim.


17 posted on 11/10/2011 9:38:38 AM PST by Mashood
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