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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:44 PM

2015: Netanyahu goes to GOP Congress behind Obama's back for direct address

Remember this f*ckery?

Netanyahu addresses GOP US Congress without Obama's consent or permission.

Boehner and the GOP conspire with Netanyahu to orchestrate a very direct public insult and intentional slap in the face to the elected president of the United States, Barack Obama.

[link:How Netanyahu's speech to Congress has jeopardised US-Israel relations https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/24/obama-binyamin-netanyahu-congress-speech-boehner-leaks?CMP=share_btn_tw|

I'm sorry Israel but I have not put this behind me. This was way over the line, even after Obama had engineered one of the largest US-Israeli aid packages ever. What was the point of this? Gratuitous insult? Power play? Just another opportunity for the GOP to sh*t on Obama?

I'm going to keep it in mind as context for current events.

Edit: trying to fix link

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Reply 2015: Netanyahu goes to GOP Congress behind Obama's back for direct address (Original post)
EveHammond13 Feb 11 OP
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 11 #1
EveHammond13 Feb 11 #2
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 11 #3
Me. Feb 11 #8
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 11 #10
Me. Feb 11 #12
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 11 #15
Me. Feb 11 #17
uponit7771 Feb 11 #6
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 11 #11
The Blue Flower Feb 11 #4
EveHammond13 Feb 11 #5
Me. Feb 11 #7
Owl Feb 11 #9
NBachers Feb 11 #13
EveHammond13 Feb 11 #14
NBachers Feb 11 #16
C Moon Feb 11 #18
EveHammond13 Feb 11 #19
ck4829 Feb 11 #20

Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:47 PM

1. It was a horrible breach of protocol and violation of a sacred bond.

I blame the Republicans who unilaterally invited him and Netanyahu for accepting.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:48 PM

2. yes

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:51 PM

3. If Trump was Israeli he would be Netanyahu, sans the personal courage.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:21 PM

8. What Personal Courage?

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Response to Me. (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:24 PM

10. After

After graduating from high school in 1967, Netanyahu returned to Israel to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces. He trained as a combat soldier and served for five years in an elite special forces unit of the IDF, Sayeret Matkal. He took part in numerous cross-border assault raids during the 196770 War of Attrition, rising to become a team-leader in the unit. He was wounded in combat on multiple occasions.[5] He was involved in many other missions, including Operation Inferno (1968), and the rescue of the hijacked Sabena Flight 571 in May 1972 in which he was shot in the shoulder.[18]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:26 PM

12. Thank You

It seems that Netanyahu is not today's Netanyahu

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Response to Me. (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:33 PM

15. His brother was killed at the raid on Entebbe.

If my memory is correct he was the only Israeli casualty except for an elderly woman who was separated from the rest and put in a hospital.


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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:35 PM

17. If I Remember

HIs father always favored the brother and BiBi has always been trying to replace brother...

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:16 PM

6. +1, was McConnell senate leader then? Anyone else thinking McConnell at the center of a lot

... of really bad bullshit that has happened over the last decade or two?

tia

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:42 PM

4. It was an insult to the entire nation

As a Jew, I was embarrassed and furious at this slap in the face to my president.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:12 PM

5. and never a hint of an apology

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:21 PM

7. Not Only That

I also haven't forgotten my Senator's (Schumer) betrayal. There were cars that carried racks atop calling him a traitor, driving around NYC. I read those began to make him nervous.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:22 PM

9. Yes

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:28 PM

13. Kick and rec, and a heart to you, EveHammond13, for putting this out here again. Unforgivable!

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Response to NBachers (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:31 PM

14. thank you for the heart!

I have a lot of bad character traits. One is carrying a grudge, especially when it comes to mistreatment of Obama.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:33 PM

16. There I go, giving my heart to the bad girl again.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:42 PM

18. Remember the frock up during the first swearing in, too?

They are an evil batch, every single one of them.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:51 PM

19. they have one move only: sweep the leg. that's all they know how to do.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:43 PM

20. K&R

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