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David G
03-21-2015, 02:21 PM
And it seems to be coming from his shoe --

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/03/20/president-obama-informs-netanyahu-that-us-government-is-re-evaluating-relationship-with-israel/

johnw
03-21-2015, 02:37 PM
Stepped in what?

But seriously, the problem is not what Netanyahu said, it was the fact that it won him the election. If a majority of Israelis don't want a two-state solution, it won't happen, and no one has spelled out a better alternative.

S.V. Airlie
03-21-2015, 02:41 PM
He should be wearing Army Boots!

johnw
03-21-2015, 03:46 PM
Crooked Timber has several responses:

http://crookedtimber.org/2015/03/20/some-responses-to-the-israeli-election/

hanleyclifford
03-21-2015, 08:29 PM
I believe Israel considers itself able to handle any military force likely to be fielded against the nation.

John Smith
03-21-2015, 08:31 PM
Interesting.

hanleyclifford
03-21-2015, 08:39 PM
Of course no one is invincible but you can appreciate the basis of their confidence: http://jewishvoiceny.com/?option=com_content&view=article&id=7330:israels-military-might-ranked-6-in-the-world&catid=99:defense&Itemid=282

johnw
03-21-2015, 08:40 PM
Of course no one is invincible but you can appreciate the basis of their confidence: http://jewishvoiceny.com/?option=com_content&view=article&id=7330:israels-military-might-ranked-6-in-the-world&catid=99:defense&Itemid=282

My worry is that they won't make peace when they have overwhelming military superiority, and will eventually have to deal from a position of less strength.

Gerarddm
03-21-2015, 08:45 PM
My fear is that it will eventually wind up going nuclear. The Israelis will be uncompromising against any military effort to extinguish the country, and there are enough wild-eyed Islamic jihadists who wouldn't hesitate to explode a purloined nuke in Israel if they could get their hands on one.

Mecca may glow yet.

hanleyclifford
03-21-2015, 08:47 PM
My worry is that they won't make peace when they have overwhelming military superiority, and will eventually have to deal from a position of less strength. There is no greater obstacle to peace than religious enmity.

David G
03-22-2015, 02:51 PM
What a relief. Netanyahoo's people now say it was all just a 'misunderstanding' --

http://news.yahoo.com/netanyahu-allies-blame-white-house-criticism-misunderstanding-142940021.html

S.V. Airlie
03-22-2015, 03:04 PM
Oh boy, it's Obama's. Bubblehead won't take credit for anything if he can find anyone else to blame!