Barack Obama to Atlantic Magazine writer, and LONGTIME Middle East writer Jeffrey Goldberg.
This is actually an interesting and revealing quote.
The ELECTED leader, and apparently about to be RE-ELECTED leader of Israel, is in the opinion of a foreigner a moron when it comes to the welfare of those who FREELY chose him PRECISELY for what he espouses.
I wonder how many foreign leaders feel PRECISELY the same way about Mr. Obama. I wonder how many Americans feel PRECISELY that way about Mr. Obama.
Barack Obama sees Benjamin Netanyahu as a “political coward” whose policies pose a greater threat to Israel’s existence than Iran’s nuclear programme because he does not know what is in the country’s best interests, it has been claimed.
The damning assessment of the Israeli prime minister, relayed by senior White House officials to an American journalist, Jeffrey Goldberg, is the most graphic sign yet of the toxic relationship between the two men, who have clashed continually over the stalled Middle East peace process.
Writing on the Bloomberg website, Goldberg quoted Mr Obama as repeatedly saying, “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are” in response to a spate of recent announcements for thousands of new Jewish settler homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank on land the Palestinians want for a future state.
Mr Obama did not even bother getting angry after hearing of Israel’s decision to build in a highly-sensitive West Bank area called E1 – previously considered off-limits in deference to American pressure.
Instead, he told aides it was the kind of self-defeating behaviour he had come to expect from Mr Netanyahu, according to Goldberg, who is renowned for having close ties to both leaders.
The president believes each new settlement announcement is driving Israel
towards a “near total” international isolation that presents a greater long-term threat to its survival than Iran’s nuclear programme, which American and Israeli officials believe is aimed at producing a bomb.
I wonder if it may be that now the PEOPLE OF ISRAEL have simply concluded there will never be a Palestinian State which is not dedicated every day to its destruction and have therefore determined to vote that way, and ACT that way?
I don’t know, but guess what? That’s THEIR CALL.
Never mind then, for in that case the people of Israel do not know what is best for them, Barack Obama does (according to his superior thinking).
I wonder how many Americans feel JUST THAT WAY about the USA right now?
That the majority of Americans don’t know what’s best for America, and that the evidence for this is WHO IS ELECTED?
I don’t care about settlements personally one way or the other. If the Palestinians REALLY don’t want Israel to exist though, what difference do expanding Israeli settlements make?