We have been warned.. Again.
CBS News focuses on the more trivial shoes aspect of this story..
Israeli TV newscasters Tuesday night interpreted a photo taken Monday in the Oval Office of President Obama talking on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an “insult” to Israel.
They saw the incident as somewhat akin to an incident last year, when the Iraqi reporter threw a shoe at President Bush in Baghdad. [...]
Was there a subliminal message intended from the White House to Netanyahu in Jerusalem, who is publicly resisting attempts by Mr. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to force Israel to stop any kind of settlement activity in occupied territories once and forever?
Whether or not it is true, it shows the mood in Israel. They feel cornered. The reactions out of Israel reflect that feeling. Netanyahu is making a speech Sunday, in part as a response to Mr. Obama’s address to the Arab world last week in Cairo. Israel’s Channel One TV reported that Netanyahu was told Tuesday by an “American official” in Jerusalem that, “We are going to change the world. Please, don’t interfere.” The report said Netanyahu’s aides interpreted this as a “threat.” [...]
Hope & Change
It is not Obama & his administration’s shoes that are insulting here, but his ignorance of history & reality, and his frankly until now obscene focus on Israel for pressure to the exception of every single enemy of America. This notion that ‘Obama will change the world’ likely at our expense is surely insulting. Equally, the tones of almost every single US senior official to Israel for the last 4 months have been hostile, filled with threats. Mr. President is indeed seemingly ‘just kicking back’ while Iran races to Nuclear Weapons, and North Korea detonates nukes. Very effective so far, if you’re big on appeasement that is.
Am I being disrespectful?
You bet your bottom dollar I am and that is so far exactly where the US dollar is heading under this wonder child of a President to date. This Democratic administration pulled a real fast one on American voters, promising the moon & the stars and delivering until now NOTHING but threats to Israel, trillions of dollars in deficits, millions of jobs lost, and emboldened enemies of America. Obama may have charmed many Americans, but here in Israel polls show Israelis believe his naive and lacking experience policies will be extremely harmful to the State of Israel on almost every level, if not possibly fatal. The word is he doesn’t like Israel very much, you know what? We’re starting to feel the same way about him too..
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