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Hey Barack, This Is What A Spine Looks Like

Posted by Max Barron on May 22, 2009

Netanyahu and Obama met last week to discuss the Israel and Hamas conflict –  I sincerely hope that big O was taking notes.  Netanyahu, a man with a steel spine and big cast iron balls, made perfectly clear that Israel will rightfully protect its sovereignty.  Obama, a noted placater and apologist, is a proponent of the implausible two-state solution – which isn’t a solution at all.  Pay attention, Barack, take photos, draw diagrams, whatever – this is what a spine looks like. 

From Wall Street Journal:

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Thursday that all of Jerusalem will always remain under Israeli sovereignty, taking a hard line on a key Israeli-Palestinian peace issue just hours after his forces removed an unauthorized settlement outpost in the West Bank.

The twin moves came a day after Netanyahu returned from talks in Washington, where President Barack Obama backed creation of a Palestinian state and urged an end to Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank, setting up a potential confrontation between Israel and the U.S.

Netanyahu has refused to endorse Palestinian statehood, and his uncompromising statement about Jerusalem focused attention on another issue that could cause friction between Israel and Obama’s administration.

netanyahuNot only did Benjamin refuse to capitulate, he backed up his word with deed.  See Barack, that’s what enforcing the law looks like.  He didn’t tear down a settlement outpost because “The One” demanded it… he tore it down because it was an unauthorized settlement.  Benjamin will no doubt continue to authorize some settlements – as it is Israel’s sovereign right to settle its own land.

More over, Netanyahu refused to yield to the two-state solution proposal that’s being rammed down his throat.  And rightfully so.  The two-state solution has been pushed for decades now and to no avail.  Not from lack of effort or good will on the part of Israel though.  It is Hamas that continues to reject peace – because peace and statehood are not their goals.  The demolition of Israel and the removal of Jews is.  Netanyahu knows this.  He knows from decades of experience with them.  Rightfully, Netanyahu demands that Hamas recognize Israel’s statehood before he will even begin to approach the table.  He recognizes that the fight isn’t about a “Palestinian” state.  It’s about preventing Hamas from killing innocent Israelis in the name of a “Palestinian state.” 

I hope that the Capitulator-In-Chief was paying close attention…  Perhaps if he sees what a spine and a pair looks like – he may eventually grow them himself.


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