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Thu Jan 19, 2017, 07:07 PM

 

In video praising Trump, Jerusalem mayor says Obama surrendered to radical Islam

At least they're now being honest about who they are ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/01/19/in-video-praising-trump-jerusalem-mayor-says-obama-surrendered-to-radical-islam/?utm_term=.68e204845842

JERUSALEM — The mayor of the city holy to three world religions delivered a message Thursday to outgoing President Obama: good riddance.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat released a video that disparages Obama and welcomes President-elect Donald Trump.
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Barkat’s video pitch begins (in Hebrew, with subtitles):

“My fellow citizens, during the last eight years, the Obama administration has pushed for a settlement-building freeze, has surrendered to the Iranians and radical Islam and abandoned Israel to a hostile U.N. resolution.”

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The video continues, with Barkat saying: “This week President Donald Trump enters the White House. Let’s all welcome him together as our friend.”

Then the viewer hears some rousing music, sees Trump mount a stage, watches a crowd cheering wildly and cuts to Trump addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobby in Washington, vowing, “We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem …”

Barkat follows: “ … Thereby conveying a clear message to the world: Jerusalem is Israel’s undivided capital. Join me in signing a letter supporting President Trump’s decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem and his decisions supporting Israel. Let’s make the U.S. and Israel relationship great again!”


Trump is indeed the strongest supporter of Israel to ever serve as US President, and is the most ideologically aligned with that country's ruling majority.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 07:24 PM

1. As you say at least they are being honest now, they honestly want annexation and war with

Iran, to be conducted by America; truly delusional.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 08:07 PM

2. They don't want war with Iran

They want to make damn sure Iran does not have the capacity to develop nuclear weapons.

Remember when they attacked and destroyed Bashar Assad's nuclear weapon program?

Remember when they attacked and destroyed Saddam Hussein's nuclear weapon program?

Those violent, unilateral, violations of the national sovereignty of Iraq and Syria made the Middle East and the world a safer place.


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Response to Mosby (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 08:22 PM

3. Good to know then that the nuclear agreement signed a year ago destroyed any nuclear

weapon program possibility by Iran with no violence or violation of national sovereignty.

But the current regime is still all gungho for annexation of Palestine by settlement assimilation, no? Kind of like The Borg.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 09:07 PM

4. They are still developing ballistic missles in violation of UNSCR 2231

And arming Hezbollah in violation of UNSCR 1701.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:17 PM

6. And the Iranians learned to build their facilities

 

so deep Israeli bombs couldn't take them out.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:40 PM

7. US bunker bombs could take them out

 

From what I have read.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:19 PM

8. If the US chooses to give them to Israel, and thus getting itself into an active war in the Middle

 

East.

Which is very possible, given the current Axis of Evil (Bibi and Trump).

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:21 PM

9. The US and Israel are the Axis of Evil?

 

Are you for real?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:24 PM

10. Trump and Netanyahu are evil men.

 

They seek to engulf the entire region in a war.

They are angling for permanent apartheid in Palestine.

There are no good guys anymore. Well, the French and Germans for now anyways, but who knows how long that will last.



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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:31 PM

11. Is Obama evil?

 

Several thousand people have been killed by drone strikes during his administration, including at least over a hundred civilians.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:35 PM

12. Obama did everything humanly possible to avoid a war with Iran.

 

Trump has the moral code of a rabid animal.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:40 PM

13. What about Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia?

 

What is your take on his decision to expand the drone program?

My take is that Obama is not evil. And that Netanyahu is a right winger with whom I disagree vehemently, but he is not evil.

Evil leaders are Kim Jung-Un or Isaias Afewerki. Or Al-Bashir in Sudan. To say nothing of Assad

Edit to add: Almost forgot Mugabe in Zimbabwe!

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Response to oberliner (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:42 PM

14. Netanyahu has institutional restraints (for now) the evil men you listed lack.

 

Just like Trump does.

Trump is like a dumb Putin.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 09:31 PM

5. Nir Barkat is one person

 

He is not who "they" are.

Israel is a country filled with diverse political voices, right and left and everything in between.

Nir Barkat = Israel as much as Trump = America.

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