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The sole of Obama’s shoe – will we see the end of Israel?

Will we see the end of Israel? I guess it comes down to which side of Obama will win out: his Christian side or his Muslim side. Israelis are nervous, even considering the above picture of the President on “the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an “insult” to Israel.”

They saw the incident as somewhat akin to an incident last year, when the Iraqi reporter threw a shoe at President Bush in Baghdad.

It is considered an insult in the Arab world to show the sole of your shoe to someone. It is not a Jewish custom necessarily, but Israel feels enough a part of the Middle East after 60 years to be insulted too.

Was there a subliminal message intended from the White House to Netanyahu in Jerusalem, who is publicly resisting attempts by Mr. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to force Israel to stop any kind of settlement activity in occupied territories once and forever?

Whether or not it is true, it shows the mood in Israel. They feel cornered. The reactions out of Israel reflect that feeling.

Besides showing a lack of respect for the Presidency (the leader of the free world looks like a stock broker), is the President showing the soles of his shoes sending a message to Israel? His Muslim side along with the Muslim world understand it’s significance.

But that’s the least of Israel’s problems. Dick Morris:

From Caroline Glick, deputy editor and op-ed writer for the Jerusalem Post, comes alarming news. An expert on Arab-Israeli relations with excellent sources deep inside Netanyahu’s government, she reports that CIA chief Leon Panetta, who recently took time out from his day job (feuding with Nancy Pelosi) to travel to Israel “read the riot act” to the government warning against an attack on Iran.

More ominously, Glick reports (likely from sources high up in the Israeli government) that the Obama administration has all but accepted as irreversible and unavoidable fact that Iran will soon develop nuclear weapons. She writes, “…we have learned that the [Obama] administration has made its peace with Iran’s nuclear aspirations. Senior administration officials acknowledge as much in off-record briefings. It is true, they say, that Iran may exploit its future talks with the US to run down the clock before they test a nuclear weapon. But, they add, if that happens, the US will simply have to live with a nuclear-armed mullocracy.”

Have you heard the new “talk” from the Obama Administration? The new thing is that Iran should be able to build nuclear power for energy. This is Obama-speak that it will not lift a finger to stop Iran from developing nuclear weaponry.

The consequences of Obama’s “let’s let Iran have nukes” policy? Dick Morris continues:

All this means is that Israel’s life is in danger. If Iran gets the bomb, it will use it to kill six million Jews. No threat of retaliation will make the slightest difference. One cannot deter a suicide bomber with the threat of death. Nor can one deter a theocracy bent on meriting admission to heaven and its virgins by one glorious act of violence. Iran would probably not launch the bomb itself, anyway, but would give it to its puppet terrorists to send to Israel so it could deny responsibility. Obama, bent on appeasement, would likely not retaliate with nuclear weapons. And Israel will be dead and gone…

…Obama may have held the first White House cedar, but he’s not planning to spend next year in Jerusalem.

Joe Biden has been a gaffe machine – but this comment by him is right on the mark: “Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy [Obama]…I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate.”

I can also give you a scenario where it might originate.

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What if it was Sarah who made Hillary’s trip?

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Let’s have some fun. Imagine if Sarah Palin was Secretary of State, and she is in Hillary’s place on her trip to Europe. She is at a conference in Brussels, and during her speech, she comments as Hillary did – “Clinton told young Europeans at the European Parliament that global economic turmoil provided a fresh opening. “Never waste a good crisis … Don’t waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security.”

Now I wonder…how would the media respond to that comment, if it was Sarah who gave it? I mean admitting that she would use a “crisis” as an advantage, instead of getting people on board with an intelligent plan. (Of course her boss is doing that now). Never waste a good crisis, Clinton says on climate

As Sarah is answering questions, she responds as Hillary – “when she answered questions in front of 500 young Europeans at the European Parliament, where she was the highest-ranking U.S. visitor since the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1985.

A veteran politician, Clinton compared the complex European political environment to that of the two-party U.S. system, before adding:

“I have never understood multiparty democracy.

“It is hard enough with two parties to come to any resolution, and I say this very respectfully, because I feel the same way about our own democracy, which has been around a lot longer than European democracy.”

The remark provoked much headshaking in the parliament of a bloc that likes to trace back its democratic tradition thousands of years to the days of classical Greece.

One working lunch later with EU leaders, Clinton raised more eyebrows when she referred to EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, who stood beside her, as “High Representative Solano.”

She also dubbed European Commission External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner as “Benito.”

Hillary represents the most powerful democracy in the world, and yet she is totally unaware of the history of democracy! (That is pretty telling in itself, isn’t it?). But then to admit that she doesn’t understand Europe’s multi-party system – you’re the Secretary of State! I know Hillary is supposed to be really smart and all, but how would folks respond if it was Sarah who admitted this ignorance? Remember Katie Couric?

And then call poor Benita – Bonito: does she look like Mussolini to you?
Tongue-tied Clinton gets warm EU welcome

The President has just been embarrassed by Russian leadership, by not only exposing a secret letter sent by Obama, but disregarding it entirely. It would be up to Sarah not only represent the United States with dignity, but follow this slight with competence and professionalism.

She wants to start off the meeting with a gift as did Hillary – “Note to self: When trying to improve ties with a former Cold War-era foe, check a dictionary.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned that lesson the hard way Friday when she presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a gift bearing an incorrect translation — one that implied hostility, rather than peacemaking.

Clinton presented Lavrov with a gift-wrapped red button, which said “Reset” in English and “Peregruzka” in Russian. The problem was, “peregruzka” doesn’t mean reset. It means overcharged, or overloaded.

And Lavrov called her out on it.

“We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” Clinton asked Lavrov.

“You got it wrong,” Lavrov said. “This says ‘peregruzka,’ which means overcharged.”

Again, I know that Hillary is supposed to be really smart and all, and is supposed to have all this experience that she could be president: but can’t she get one word right? She is representing the United States of America – not the PTA!

May I ask – does it have to be Russia? Again I ask: of all countries, does it have to be Russia?

And what about the gift itself? It looks like something made in a middle school shop class – even a memento from the Elvis museum would have been better.

I am sitting back and wondering: how would this blunder appear if it was Sarah? What would the network media, cable media, left-wing blogoshere, late night guys and liberal funny people do
with all this information? I can assure you they wouldn’t be spending all this time on Rush Limbaugh.

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