Pres. Obama talks about his stepping on a few mines walking thtough the ME minefields of diplomacy. Unfortunately the colorful abstract was painted without the color red. Therein lies the danger of a neophyte getting in way over his head. Clearing a minefield doesn't mean a few weren't missed and can cause death. What mine field is he trying to clear? The one that Hamas has laid or the Iranian and Syrian backed misfits opposed to the State of Israel period...Since this year alone what have his minesweepers cleared. They've agitated their most dependable ally in the ME. Through sending George Mitchell hoping to clear aged old agreements that are the root cause for more mines being positioned and stepped on by the ME leadership. Then he sends the VP Biden and blows up a few minds of his own, with his " I'm just appalled that Israel is still going ahead with construction in East Jerusalem." If that's minesweeping. Biden needed more training at AIC school. Then the call from Clinton, who claimed she had been underfire once, and began chastising Netanyahu for the permitting of construction. Then, Netanyahu goes to Washington and is treated so disrespectfully but still positioned himself with honor for the Israeli government and its people. Obama and the Iran fiasco. The Pres. has finally figured out what all previous US diplomats and experts have advised him about Iran and the lunatic fringe elements. So, his approach to clearing that mine field through open diplomacy, allows Iran and Brazil to finally sit down,( without the US ) and starts talking TURKEY! My leader and Americans are suppose to follow his lead blindly. Just what the world needs, the blind leading the blind.
Settlers from Esh Kodesh clash with Palestinians in the West Bank; IDF cordoned the area (Haaretz)
from the article: Obama's Jewish minefield is Israel's bomb