Sure sounds like the imperious Wormtongue “demanding” an Israeli ceasefire in this transcript by Arutz Sheva:
Obama: Within a week of the end of Israel’s military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas on the basis of the 2012 understanding [following the end of Operation Pillar of Defense - ed.], including Israel’s commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza,
Netanyahu: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It is impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.
Obama: I trust Qatar and Turkey, and Israel is in no position to choose its mediators.
Barry’s and Bibi’s minions have issued denials, calling the tape/transcript a fabrication. Curiously, however, according to Artuz Sheva, the wording of their denials is almost exactly the same. Makes you wonder what’s really up with that.
UPDATE: More on the denials at Times of Israel. Don’t miss the comments below the report. I repeat, sounds just like Wormtongue. He doesn’t negotiate with anyone.
That’s what thirty IDF reservists have done, using the Israeli military reservist reputation for independent (okay, insubordinate) action, to help get their fellows out of the death traps laughingly called M-113 “armored” personnel carriers.
Funny only if your life doesn’t depend on them, like the six Golani soldiers (one of them from Texas) killed in one a week ago. The first time I rode in a 113, way back in Army training in 1967, I thought: how efficient, cheap and convenient, all the soldiers inside can be quickly buried in the thing.
Then I heard that the slab-sided, box-on-treads—an easy target for even a pathetic marksmen—was even worse: it was made of bullet-permeable aluminum. I vowed to walk when the real time came and always did.
“This is corruption at the highest level… What has united the Palestinian leaders all throughout the years is the saying, ‘We have to get rich quick.’ This is how the regime sees it. Their leaders have no shame.”
You’d think they were from Chicago, or something, these phenomenally wealthy terrorists growing fat on the blood of “their people.”
That would be the community organizer-in-chief. Friend to terrorists and anti-Semites worldwide. Master of the idiot Lurch, slanderer of a generation of Vietnam veterans as “baby killers.”
They are now bent on saving Hamas, having recently awarded the terrorists of Gaza a check for at least $47 million—just what Hamas needed. And now they are demanding that Israel immediately and unconditionally cease fire—-backed up by the louts of the Dictator’s Club, aka the United Nations. We can assume they are threatening Bibi with a restriction, if not an outright cancellation, of the usual resupply of expended American arms.
Which, when it gets out, as it surely will, should cost the Democrats the Senate. In the meantime, since together Wormtongue and Lurch have infuriated the Egyptians, whose military hardware also is American, Israel might even even get its resupply from Cairo.
The duplicitous Obama/Wormtongue has a talent for turning things upside down. As commenter MenachemBenYakov says: “Never has a man of lower moral character sat in the Oval Office.”
UPDATE: So far, Bibi, no doubt bolstered by 87 percent approval of Israeli citizens, is fighting back.
These days, when women show so much skin, covering it up is that much sexier.
The IDFs Sky Rider drones are small, about fifteen and a half pounds, and hand-launched. With quiet, electric motors. Operating in front of the ground forces, above them and in constant communications with them, they are indispensable in the Gaza fighting.
“Drones have transmitted back live footage of terrorists firing anti-tank missiles from windows of Gazan buildings, and have helped direct ground forces to an accurate counterstrike…We also provide them with alerts before threats materialize. A good proportion of tunnel shafts have been identified by the Sky Rider drone unit…”
The JP article (quoted above and available at the link below) doesn’t say, but one imagines Sky Rider also is a big help to Maglan, the IDF’s behind-the-lines special forces.
Via Jerusalem Post.
UPDATE: More here, with video.