Relax– ‘Israeli Ambassador Fine With US Cabinet Changes For Obama’s Second Term’

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Topsy-turvy world. The headline says it all: “Israeli Ambassador Fine With US Cabinet Changes For Obama’s Second Term.” From the Associated Press, on CBS site:

Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday that he expects to have a continued good working relationship with President Barack Obama’s administration despite changes in the U.S. diplomatic corps. Michael Oren said after delivering the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University that he did not expect much change

Thanks to Max Blumenthal.

4 Responses

  1. amigo
    February 21, 2013, 12:10 pm

    Maybe potus is letting out the rope with which to let the zios hang themselves.

    One can dream. Eh.

  2. DICKERSON3870
    February 21, 2013, 4:12 pm

    RE: “Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday that he expects to have a continued good working relationship with President Barack Obama’s administration despite changes in the U.S. diplomatic corps. Michael Oren said after delivering the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University that he did not expect much change.” ~ Associated Press, on CBS site

    MY COMMENT: Finally I agree with Oren on something, I also do not expect much change in the relationship between Israel and the Obama administration. During the next four years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be Obama’s “Chinatown”. Like that “nosy fella”* Jake Gittes when he was assigned to Chinatown, Obama will do “as little as possible” regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Expect to see a heavily camouflaged policy of “benign neglect”. “I get burned once, shame on them; I get burned twice, shame on me!”
    * Nosy Fella – Chinatown (1/9) Movie CLIP (1974) [VIDEO, 01:13] – link to youtube.com

    FROM THE 1974 FILM CHINATOWN:

    Evelyn Mulwray: “Tell me, Mr. Gittes: Does this often happen to you?”
    Jake Gittes: “Actually, this hasn’t happened to me for a long time.”
    Evelyn Mulwray: “When was the last time?”
    Jake Gittes: “Why?”
    Evelyn Mulwray: “It’s an innocent question.”
    Jake Gittes: “In Chinatown.”
    Evelyn Mulwray: “What were you doing there?”
    Jake Gittes: “Working for the District Attorney.”
    Evelyn Mulwray: “Doing what?”
    Jake Gittes: “As little as possible.”
    Evelyn Mulwray: “The District Attorney gives his men advice like that?”
    Jake Gittes: “They do in Chinatown.”

    SOURCE – link to imdb.com

    • DICKERSON3870
      February 21, 2013, 4:33 pm

      RE: Like that “nosy fella”* Jake Gittes when he was assigned to Chinatown, Obama will do “as little as possible” regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Expect to see a heavily camouflaged policy of “benign neglect”. – me (from above)

      SEE: “With Livni as his fig leaf, Bibi can now form an extremist government” | By Larry Derfner | + 972 Magazine | Published February 20, 2013
      After signing Tzipi Livni onto his coalition, Netanyahu doesn’t need Yair Lapid anymore – he can have the haredim and Naftali Bennett while pacifying Obama.

      [EXCERPTS] Give the devil his due: Bibi pulled off a masterstroke yesterday by signing Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah party to his coalition. Now he’s got clear sailing to his ideal government – one made up of the right wing and ultra-Orthodox, his base, but one that also keeps Obama and the Europeans off his back by giving the appearance – completely hollow – that he intends to try to move toward peace with the Palestinians. That’s Livni’s role, and she’ll be happy to play it; she’s been given the job of heading up negotiations with the Palestinians, which is what she always wanted, and it saves her from dying politically in the opposition with her six measly Knesset seats. . .
      . . . The important thing is that Netanyahu doesn’t need Yair Lapid anymore. . . Which means he can scoop up the haredim as well as Naftali Bennett’s far-right Jewish Home party, which, despite Bennett’s rhetoric, doesn’t want to draft the haredim because that would mean a schism with the settlers, and really only wants to expand settlements, strengthen Jewish nationalism and bash the Palestinians, which Likud-Beiteinu and the prospective haredi parties in the government want to do, too, and which Livni won’t have the power to stop. . .
      . . . Anyway you slice it, by signing up Livni, Netanyahu is on track to form a sizable, coherent, secure government that satisfies his three crucial constituencies – the settlers, the haredim and Western leaders – without alienating anybody that can give him trouble. . .
      . . . The only ones who have both the ability and the interest to get in his way are the Palestinians, and I wish them all the luck.

      ENTIRE COMMENTARY – link to 972mag.com

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