Earlier, mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory in apparent spillover from Syria war.11:05 13.10.15 | 0 comments
Four years ago we thought that Obama was a man of principle, articulating fine principles that the leader of the free world intended to stand up for, bringing his country back to the moral high ground, making amends for the appalling damage that his predecessor had caused in the muslim world. But now we know that he has no principles. Imprisonment without trial, extra-judicial killing, torture, .. all continue unabated. And here he comes with his unfailing support for the continued oppression of the Palestinians. How can such an intelligent man suggest to Abbas that he should negotiate with Israel when they are consuming his country, when Bennet has made very clear the strategy (that we all knew, and "all" includes the White House) that negotiations are fine as long as they go nowhere. Who exactly is he fooling? Not Abbas, not the Palestinians, not Bennet. Can it be that Obama is fundamentally an anti-Semite who believes that the right-wing Jewish lobby in the US (which represents only a fraction of Jewish Americans) wields such power that the President of the world's most powerful country must bend before it?