Barack Obama, Hamas PR director

 

I have always thought Obama an anti-Semite. He has opened his mouth again and removed all doubt, at least in my mind.

The Israeli government’s decision to cut off food, water and electricity to a captive civilian population (in Gaza) threatens not only to worsen a growing humanitarian crisis; it could further harden Palestinian attitudes for generations, erode global support for Israel, play in to the hands of Israel’s enemies, and undermine long term efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region.

Who is holding the civilian population captive in Gaza?  Not Israel. Hamas. And the larger Arab world. Consider that the entire population of Gaza could be transferred to Qatar, and instantly the per capita GDP of Qatar would fall by half–putting it on par with the per capita GDP of the United States. Qatar is the richest nation on the planet based on per capita GDP. The Hamas leadership hangs out in Qatar. Why not the rest of the Gaza population? All the breast-beating about the “captive civilian population” in Gaza would disappear instantly. Why has no one called for relocating the Gaza population to Qatar?  Or Turkey, for that matter, whose leader has fully endorsed the Hamas atrocities. Reward them with a nice apartment each in Istanbul. Why not? Might be a little crowded for a while, but resources abound to address that.

Consider that when Israel was created, and close to a million Jews fled Arab lands to Israel, they were welcomed with open arms. And that the Palestinians who fled Israel were welcomed–nowhere by anyone, but placed in refugee camps. Adjacent to Israel. With the express purpose of putting international pressure on Israel. And so it has been ever since. And so we have:  Terrorists to the East of Israel: Terrorists to the north of Israel; Terrorists to the South of Israel. All Iranian proxies, to a lesser extent Arab proxies.

So of course the terrorists must be allowed to continue to surround Israel, to continue the pressure on Israel.  The international opprobrium visited on Israel would dissipate, even disappear if that were to happen. That’s not what Obama is interested in, or the Left, or the International community. Or Iran. They are all interested only in doing harm to and destroying Israel.  Why?

The Iranians greenlit the Hamas attack (according to Hamas) and that at a time when Israel was about to conclude a peace with Saudi Arabia. If that were to happen, the “captive citizen population” of Gaza would become more or less irrelevant, Israel would be far more secure, peace would be more likely to break out all over the Middle East, and Iran would be disempowered. That peace that was about to break out had to be stopped, from Iran’s point of view. And Obama’s point of view. So, while Israel was engaged in bringing peace to the Middle East, Hamas attacked to prevent that peace, which is now dead, and Obama criticizes Israel for endangering peace?  Ultimate Chutzpah. Unfortunately, ignorance and gullible Americans, even the ones who are not hard-core Leftists seeking the destruction of Israel (as is the majority of Democrats in America now), will nod and criticize Israel.

The Hamas attack was aided and abetted by Obama policies, now employed by Biden. It is almost as if Biden were sitting in Tehran conspiring with the Mullahs. His policies could hardly be more favorable and empowering to Iran.  Financially, economically, politically, militarily. All aspects of Biden’s policies point to support for Iran. His supposed funding for Israel’s military is a joke–the money is going to Ukraine (or elsewhere–including Hamas), where, one tends to think, Biden is keeping open prospects for family grifting and financing the US military-industrial complex to get contributions from American military materiel manufacturers. While he provides supplies to Hamas. And sends hundreds of millions of dollars to Islamic Jihad, aiding Hamas. And timidly responds to Iranian attacks on the American military with pinpricks designed, as the British say in order to keep up appearances.

Obama undertook rapproachment with Iran during his administration, leading to Hamas attacks on Israel, to which Israel responded, which gave Obama the pretext for giving a billion dollars to Hamas.  To rebuild infrastrucure, of course, used to shield Hamas military equipment.

Obama released some $150 billion in assets to Iran, gave them billions in pallets of cash (unmarked bills?) for “hostage” (read, deserter) exchange, tried to give $4 billion in military equipment, including fighter jets, to the Muslim Brotherhood (the original organization out of which, Al Qaeda, Isis, etc., grew), and worked overtime to allow Iran a path to atomic weapons while trying to look like he was doing the opposite. Anyone who was fooled by that wanted to be fooled by that. And Joe is at it again, deja vu all over again.

Obama, as Walter Russell Mead and others have long pointed out, wanted to empower Iran to become the hegemon in the Middle East to “stabilize” the Middle East and allow America to reduce its footprint and influence in the region. Mead and others now tell us that strategy has failed. As if that were a serious policy initiative in America’s interest. Give the Mullahs everything they want, including nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, and how could that not increase American security and prosperity, with nuclear capability in the hands of extreme, terrorist, fanatics that shout “death to America”?  Is our foreign policy commentariat so blind, deaf, and dumb? It appears so. Or complicit.

The only perfectly predictable effects of such a policy would be to existentially endanger Israel, ourselves, and Western Civilization. So, we get to the crux of the issue:

Obama’s policies were and are designed to destroy the Western World. Not just Israel. But Western Civilization entirely, based as it is on a Judeo-Christian ethic. Which Obama, and the Left, nationally and internationally, hate with a great passion.

Jurgen Habermas, the famous German philosopher of the public square,  noted, when he emerged from his discussion with Cardinal Ratzinger:

For the normative self-understanding of modernity, Christianity has functioned as more than just a precursor or catalyst. Universalistic egalitarianism, from which sprang the ideals of freedom and a collective life in solidarity, the autonomous conduct of life and emancipation, the individual morality of conscience, human rights and democracy, is the direct legacy of the Judaic ethic of justice and the Christian ethic of love.  This legacy, substantially unchanged, has been the object of a continual critical reappropriating and reinterpretation. Up to this very day there is no alternative to it. And in light of the current challenges of a post-national constellation, we must  draw sustenance now, as in the past, from this substance. Everything else is idle postmodern talk.

That is what Obama objects to. That is what Hamas objects to. That is what the Mullahs in Iran object to. That is what the UN objects to. That is what the pro-Palestinian demonstrators here and around the world object to. That is what the Enlightenment objects to. That is what postmodernism objects to. This is what “science” objects to. This is what the Democrat party objects to.

First, they destroy the Jews…..

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  1. MarciN Member
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    Nanocelt TheContrarian: “The Israeli government’s decision to cut off food, water and electricity to a captive civilian population (in Gaza) threatens not only to worsen a growing humanitarian crisis; it could further harden Palestinian attitudes for generations, erode global support for Israel, play into the hands of Israel’s enemies, and undermine long term efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region.”

    He conveniently fails to complete the sentence: “The Israeli government’s decision to cut off food, water, and electricity to a captive civilian population” . . . until Hamas releases the 200 Israeli hostages.

    Great post in every way. Thank you.

    We cannot let up for a second in refuting every single thing the Left says on the subject of Israel.

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  2. One-Eyed Jack Member
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    None of the people who are complaining about the cutting off of utilities are willing to answer this question: Why, after all these years, is Gaza still dependent on Israel for electricity, water, etc.? Billions upon billions have been given to the governing authorities in Gaza. This money could have been used to build generating facilities, water desalination facilities, etc. but the people running Gaza have made the choice to spend that money on other things such as tunnels and weapons. They have made Gaza vulnerable by their own choices. I don’t have an iota of sympathy for them in this predicament. It was entirely avoidable.

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  3. Misthiocracy has never Member
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    If Gaza is a de facto independent nation then Israel has no legal or moral duty to allow trade goods to cross the border (especially since Gaza also has a border with Egypt).

    Israel only has a duty to allow trade goods to cross the border if Gaza is Israeli territory.

    Which one is it, Barack?

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  4. MarciN Member
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    Obama’s waffling on giving unconditional support to Israel’s right to exist has always been hard to read. Like most Democrats, he says one thing and does another.

    I came across an interesting story, as told by the Israelis. When the Israelis wanted to construct the Iron Dome missile defense system, George Bush, a president I greatly admire, said no. Apparently, he didn’t think it was worth the money, and he preferred a different system. When Obama was elected, Obama pushed it through, and the Israelis were very grateful to him. And in the attacks from Hamas in 2017, the Iron Dome worked well.

    But I have been reading here and there that this latest assault of 3,000 missiles overwhelmed the Iron Dome system pretty easily. That puts a question mark in the Obama column for me. Did he know that it would fail so easily? Did he set up Israel for this attack? It’s interesting because it is the only thing I can point to that could be construed as positive for Israel. And now I don’t think it was.

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  5. Chris O Coolidge
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    These are children playing in an adult world, despite their claims to the opposite. Obama, Rice, Sullivan, et. al will gamble long term security and stability if it gives them an immediate headline.

    Sullivan’s greatest frustration in all this is probably whatever perception of cred he has should be in tatters after penning a self-congratulatory article in Foreign Policy about how quiet the Middle East was. He had few qualifications to begin with and has since been proven wrong on just about everything. I don’t want to be around for his inevitable meltdown. “He was a quiet person,” is the vibe he emits in a strong way.

    You have to feel a bit for them, the world just doesn’t behave as it should according to the books they read and wrote. My only question at this point is why they’re so desperate to empower Iran, but I guess we’ve seen it: instability and war. What DC wants is war and epidemics to keep those payoffs rolling.

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  6. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Obama promoted the Muslim Brotherhood and uplifted Iranian mullahs.  Those are the worst people on the planet.  

    Does Israel control 100% of food/water/electricity for Gaza?   I don’t think so.   The statement “cut off food, water and electricity” is deceptive. 

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  7. The Reticulator Member
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    Nanocelt TheContrarian: I have always thought Obama an anti-Semite. He has opened his mouth again and removed all doubt, at least in my mind. 

    I have suspected that since the time he took office.  But isn’t there also the possibility that he is merely pro-terrorist (killing one of them now and then to throw people off the scent) and pro-totalitarian-thug?  Maybe the anti-Israel stance is just a byproduct of favoring the bad guys.  

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  8. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Chris O (View Comment):
    You have to feel a bit for them, the world just doesn’t behave as it should according to the books they read and wrote.

    No I don’t.  I am sick of progressives and their progressive idiocy.  They repeat the same errors over and over again, thinking that this time whatever idiocy will work,  and they learn NOTHING.  That is entirely on them.  

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  9. cdor Member
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    The Jews, they claim, are colonizers of the land that is Israel. This is the history that people are currently taught. This is “through the looking glass history”. The Jews are the definition of indigenous people in Israel. It is the place were Judaism began. Later it is also the place where Christianity began. And, later yet, it is the place where Islam began. Muslims, I have read, believe that once they have overrun a country, that country is theirs forever. If that is the case, the concept of colonialism versus indigenous people is only a Western concept. The Muslims couldn’t care less about that. It is only the Westerners who have been raised to be guilty for their successes that worry about such things. The Palestinians have no desire to live in peace with the Jews. They wish only for the Jews to be removed…every last one of the Jews in any way possible. The Arabs have succeeded in removing the Jews from all of the Arab lands. Israel is the only country where Jews can live in the Middle East. Even that is too much for the haters.

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  10. MarciN Member
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    cdor (View Comment):
    Israel is the only country where Jews can live in the Middle East. Even that is too much for the haters.

    And it is a tiny space (8,600 square miles–Massachusetts is about 10,600 square miles) in relation to the vastness of Arabia (1,200,000 square miles). 

     

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  11. Buckpasser Member
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    Although the light bringer is not very religous, I think he says he is a Christian,

    I believe he is more of an atheist, but is more sympathetic to Sharia Islam than anything else.

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  12. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Nanocelt TheContrarian: I have always thought Obama an anti-Semite. He has opened his mouth again and removed all doubt, at least in my mind.

    I have suspected that since the time he took office. But isn’t there also the possibility that he is merely pro-terrorist (killing one of them now and then to throw people off the scent) and pro-totalitarian-thug? Maybe the anti-Israel stance is just a byproduct of favoring the bad guys.

    Yes, he has always consorted with terrorists. One wrote his book for him.

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  13. cdor Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):
    Israel is the only country where Jews can live in the Middle East. Even that is too much for the haters.

    And it is a tiny space (8,600 square miles–Massachusetts is about 10,600 square miles) in relation to the vastness of Arabia (1,200,000 square miles).

     

    Yes, it is well less than 1% of the total Arab land mass. 

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  14. The Reticulator Member
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    cdor (View Comment):
    If that is the case, the concept of colonialism versus indigenous people is only a Western concept.

    Possibly true.  The latest issue of American Historical Review has a long article titled “Prolegomena to Any Future Indigenous History of the Ancient World,” that points out the inadequacy of those concepts as currently understood when applied to the ancient world.  (I’m not finished reading it yet, so I’m not completely sure of all the points it makes, though I did do a quick scan of first sentences before I had sufficient evidence that the article would be worth my time.  I also had to look up the word “prolegomena.”) 

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  15. cdor Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):
    If that is the case, the concept of colonialism versus indigenous people is only a Western concept.

    Possibly true. The latest issue of American Historical Review has a long article titled “Prolegomena to Any Future Indigenous History of the Ancient World,” that points out the inadequacy of those concepts as currently understood when applied to the ancient world. (I’m not finished reading it yet, so I’m not completely sure of all the points it makes, though I did do a quick scan of first sentences before I had sufficient evidence that the article would be worth my time. I also had to look up the word “prolegomena.”)

    A report that starts with the word Prolegomena has lost my interest immediately! Bur now I am going to have to look up the definition…and I blame you for that.

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  16. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
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    cdor (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):
    If that is the case, the concept of colonialism versus indigenous people is only a Western concept.

    Possibly true. The latest issue of American Historical Review has a long article titled “Prolegomena to Any Future Indigenous History of the Ancient World,” that points out the inadequacy of those concepts as currently understood when applied to the ancient world. (I’m not finished reading it yet, so I’m not completely sure of all the points it makes, though I did do a quick scan of first sentences before I had sufficient evidence that the article would be worth my time. I also had to look up the word “prolegomena.”)

    A report that starts with the word Prolegomena has lost my interest immediately! Bur now I am going to have to look up the definition…and I blame you for that.

    Ah, but that is just the preface to the beginning…

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  17. WI Con Member
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    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    Although the light bringer is not very religous, I think he says he is a Christian,

    I believe he is more of an atheist, but is more sympathetic to Sharia Islam than anything else.

    The “church” of Rev. Wright – that was about the theology of of Left, of Race,  of “Power” dynamics. OBama is a Revolutionary Leftist. His god is his ideology.

    The Jews of Israel are considered “white”, successful, “colonizers” and the ‘powerful’ in that dynamic so they are the bad guys.

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  18. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Obama is Valerie Jarrett’s sock pupet. 

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  19. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Ive almost always thought of Obama as an antisemite.

    Going back to 2016:

    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration’s decision to abstain from the U.N. Security Council’s vote on an anti-Israel resolution and thereby allow it to pass:

    “With today’s abstention, President Obama has aided and abetted radical, anti-Semitic forces at the U.N. and cemented his legacy as the most anti-Israel U.S. president in history.

    “Israel is our closest ally in the region and the only free market democracy in the Middle East, and we should not abandon them. I intend to work with the incoming administration to ensure U.S. taxpayer dollars do not continue to fund efforts to isolate the Jewish state of Israel.‎”

    I agree with Marco Rubio, Obama was the most anti Israel president. 

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  20. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    Obama is either willfully ignorant, stupid, or an unmitigated liar. The entire concept of Paliwood and their manipulations are far too well known and publicized that no one has an excuse for not knowing what Hamas is doing and has been doing for years, inventing and creating situations which cause the deaths and injuries of their own civilians by using them as human shields, and then parading their bodies, real or bogus, for news station. No one with an ounce of sophistication can possibly believe their nonsense, so there is only one answer, and that is that those who repeat the Hamas propaganda are doing so because they are fellow travelers. Obama is unquestionably one of those.

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  21. Manny Coolidge
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    Barack Obama is way more left than he makes out or is presented. He is a hard core radical who schemes how to incrementally get there. He doesn’t on the surface promulgate the radical agenda when it’s doomed to failure but he pushes when he can. He’s a fake, phony, and fraud. If he doesn’t go hard left on something, it’s because he wants to have credibility for the future. Of all the Democrats I’ve come across, I have found him to be the most despicable. Yes, he despises Israel, just like most lefties. 

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  22. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):
    Obama is either willfully ignorant, stupid, or an unmitigated liar.

    I have to strongly disagree with you on this one…

    Obama is willfully ignorant, stupid, AND an unmitigated liar.

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  23. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
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    Manny (View Comment):

    Barack Obama is way more left than he makes out or is presented. He is a hard core radical who schemes how to incrementally get there. He doesn’t on the surface promulgate the radical agenda when it’s doomed to failure but he pushes when he can. He’s a fake, phony, and fraud. If he doesn’t go hard left on something, it’s because he wants to have credibility for the future. Of all the Democrats I’ve come across, I have found him to be the most despicable. Yes, he despises Israel, just like most lefties.

    I would view his statement that I quoted above as both an implied threat to Israel and a dog whistle to the Left to go full bore in escalating their protests against Israel and by extension a call to kill Jews and destroy Israel. It is also a signal to Iran that the Biden administration will go easy on them and give them wide latitude to engage in all the mischief they want to perpetrate. Contrary to Jack Keane, who presumes based on no evidence that Biden is telling Iran to back off, I believe Biden is forwarding Obama’s message, similar to the one he asked Medvedev to forward to Putin, that once he gets past the next election he will have more room for ‘flexibility.’ (Biden functions in relation to Obama as Medvedev did to Putin. A placeholder until Michele can assume the presidency).

    Significant is the fact that, whereas Biden is calling for $14 billion for Israel, he is calling for $10 billion for Hamas. On a per capita basis, that is about 3 times as much for Hamas as for Israel.

    Biden is also funding Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian authority to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, both of which funnel that money to Hamas. Qatar is funding Hamas and Qatar can afford it far better than we can. Why isn’t Biden calling on Qatar, the UAE, Dubai, the Saudis, Bahrain, Turkey, and Iran to provide that “humanitarian” assistance to Hamas rather the the US? That we can control better where the funds go is a specious argument because our funds would only free up funds from other sources for terrorist purposes, including paying terrirists to capture hostages, to enable Hamas to pry more money ou of Western coffers. Biden just wants to fund terrorists with our deficit spent funds, to increase our inflation and do further damage to the US. I can see no other reason. Can you?

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  24. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
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    I should note that when American university students chant, hey, hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ has got to go, they are not talking about the University curriculum.

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  25. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):
    Obama is either willfully ignorant, stupid, or an unmitigated liar.

    I have to strongly disagree with you on this one…

    Obama is willfully ignorant, stupid, AND an unmitigated liar.

    👍I will have to accept your criticism and fully agree with your interpretation of the matter.

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  26. cdor Member
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    Nanocelt TheContrarian (View Comment):

    I should note that when American university students chant, hey, hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ has got to go, they are not talking about the University curriculum.

    Do they even know what they are talking about?

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  27. TBA Coolidge
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    cdor (View Comment):

    Nanocelt TheContrarian (View Comment):

    I should note that when American university students chant, hey, hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ has got to go, they are not talking about the University curriculum.

    Do they even know what they are talking about?

    All the hard parts. 

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  28. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    I’m surprised that he hasn’t suggested sending John Kerry over there to mediate the conflict.  I’m sure his wife’s private jet is gassed and ready.

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  29. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    I believe Obama was anti-west. Israel is part of the west and thus was given his ire. 

     

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  30. Globalitarian Misanthropist Coolidge
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Obama is Valerie Jarrett’s sock pupet.

    Doesn’t she have deep ties to Iran.

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