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#1 This is not good - I suspect that for one to label US-Israeli ties as "strained" after this new is being "polite".
IMO a lot of Israelis + Jewish-Americans, Politicos + mainstream, are gonna be shocked + angry at the Bammer.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-09-04 00:14||
#2 The US has denied the Reports but may not be enuff to restore effec trust as per Israelis + US Jews - INSTEAD OF A "COLD WAR" BETWEEN ISRAEL + IRAN, THE COLD WAR INSTEAD IS BETWEEN THE US + ISRAEL???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-09-04 00:18||
#3 While at the same time Bammy has sent Gen. Petreaus to Israel as the 'Designated Groveler' to 'splain that the relations between Israel and the U.S. are closer than ever.
more empty words from an empty suit.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2012-09-04 01:34||
#4 According to the report, Washington used covert back-channels in Europe to clarify that the US does not intend to back Israel in a strike that may spark a regional conflict. In return, Washington reportedly expects Iran to steer clear of strategic American assets in the Persian Gulf, such as military bases and aircraft carriers.
So I'm to believe that the folks who run our foreign policy would give away something for nothing? Not even the Obean regime is that dumb.
Posted by gorb 2012-09-04 01:35||
#5 Don't worry about it, Sailor. US forces remaining neutral is a good outcome as far as Israel is concerned.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-09-04 01:40||
Posted by tipper 2012-09-04 06:56||
#7 while forcing the Islamic Republic to take the nuclear negotiations more seriously
Give me a f*cking break. The mullahs have been playing rope-a-dope for years. It's been quite successful for them so far, why should they stop now?
Posted by Spot 2012-09-04 07:43||
#8 The Jew, what will we do with him? He continues to do the unthinkable, as he bravely denies the right of the world to exterminate him. [sarcasm added]
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-04 08:00||
#9 Not even the Obean regime is that dumb.
Um gorb? Can you give me any evidence, any evidence at all to support this statement?
I wouldn't be surprised if he send sand sculptures and rubber vaginas to the ME.
Posted by AlanC 2012-09-04 09:01||
#10 One thing for sure ... this division between USA and Israel is exactly what the Iranians want. It plays into their hands - by buying them more time. Every day without action by the West - is a big advantage to Ahmadinejad.
Posted by Raider 2012-09-04 09:20||
#11 Champ will do almost anything to prevent a closure of the Straights of Hormuz before November. $7.00 to $10.00 per gallon gasoline going into the election would be a huge negative. It could happen overnight.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-04 09:36||
#12 Has bambi ever told the truth? About anything? EVER? What's really sad is that I can believe this. I should have zero doubt we'd abandon our allies but we've already knifed Poland in the back.
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2012-09-04 10:28||
#13 Americas allies are not Hussein's allies.
Posted by Omeresing Chising9479 2012-09-04 10:55||
#14 Price of gasoline is already higher than a Kite, and we don't hear anything about it from the MSM.
Posted by bman 2012-09-04 11:24||
#15 Price of gasoline is already higher than a Kite, and we don't hear anything about it from the MSM.
And you won't either until a Republican is president.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-09-04 15:03||
#16 Scare them send in the Hot Air Balloons!
Posted by Knuckles Bumble4938 2012-09-04 15:57||
#17 I'm actually surprised by this. No, not that B-HO did it, silly. But that he was so obvious about the sellout. Netanyahu lecturing him like a schoolboy must have really wound him up. Welcome to the Chicago Way.
Posted by SteveS 2012-09-04 21:12||
#18 Let's think carefully about what we oppose in Iran. Not the Iranian people. Not their aspirations for wealth and respect. We oppose their government's fostering of hate and fear.
We ridicule their hate. And we disparage their fear.
Whether they have nukes, frightening poopy guns, or just poopy pants, America will always oppose Iran's government as long as it is animated by hate and fear.
America's interests are not primarily in a Navy base or in the security of Israel, they are in the minds of the people of the world, and Iran. America will respect Iran when it respects itself and its neighbors. That is America's interest.
Don't steer clear, instead submit.
Posted by rammer 2012-09-04 23:52||
#19 DAILY TIMES.PK > IRAN IS "ONLY POWER" THAT CAN SECURE GULF: COMMANDER. IRGC Navy Chief ADM. Ali Fadavi.
* TOPIX > IRAN CLOSELY MONITORING/WATCHING US NAVAL MOVEMENTS IN GULF.
Again, the KSA is being surrounded by Iran like Custer, or now Israel.
* TOPIX, WORLD NEWS > IRAN, NORTH KOREA SIGN "AXIS OF TECH EVIL" DEAL.
'Tis still inter-Nation "Franchising"???
NOKOR has the Nuke Warheads?, while Iran has the LR BM delivery + targeting systems???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-09-05 00:06||