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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:00 PM

Netanyahu: I'm Not Backing Romney

Source: abc news

Despite close personal ties to Mitt Romney and recent comments suggesting he was unhappy with the Obama administration's Iran policy, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly promised the Obama camp he has no plans to "interfere" with the campaign before Election Day.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Netanyahu sent his defense minister, Ehud Barak, to deliver a goodwill message to Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel on Thursday afternoon.

An aide to Israeli leader said "no comment" when questioned about nature of the meeting and a spokeswoman for Emanuel would only confirm that Barak met with the Chicago mayor Thursday afternoon.

This marks the second time in six days the Israeli leader has sought, either personally or through back channels -- Barak and Emanuel are friends -- to distance himself from the perception he is agitating for the president's defeat in November. Asked by Meet The Press moderator David Gregory on Sunday if he thought "Governor Mitt Romney as President Romney make Israel safer," Netanyahu demurred.

"I'm not going to be drawn into the American election. And what's guiding my statements is not the American political calendar, but the Iranian nuclear calendar," the Israeli leader replied. "I'm talking to . I just talked to him the other day. We are in close consultation. We're trying to prevent that. It's really not a partisan issue. It's a policy issue, not a partisan issue."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/netanyahu-obama-backing-romney/story?id=17289324

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Reply Netanyahu: I'm Not Backing Romney (Original post)
trailmonkee Sep 2012 OP
Rosa Luxemburg Sep 2012 #1
freshwest Sep 2012 #2
davidpdx Sep 2012 #8
freshwest Sep 2012 #11
DeSwiss Sep 2012 #13
Nostradammit Sep 2012 #19
DCBob Sep 2012 #23
BlueCaliDem Sep 2012 #3
jsr Sep 2012 #4
Freddie Sep 2012 #5
dimbear Sep 2012 #6
central scrutinizer Sep 2012 #7
Ash_F Sep 2012 #9
TBF Sep 2012 #10
winstars Sep 2012 #17
DCBob Sep 2012 #22
TomCADem Sep 2012 #12
M_M Sep 2012 #14
calimary Sep 2012 #20
M_M Sep 2012 #25
hrmjustin Sep 2012 #15
schmice Sep 2012 #16
JRLeft Sep 2012 #18
mojo2012 Sep 2012 #21
JohnColston Sep 2012 #24
Wellstone ruled Sep 2012 #26

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:05 PM

1. Ha!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:07 PM

2. Ah, ha! Rahm did something to him. We'll never know what it was, though.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:51 PM

8. I hope Rahmbo neutered him in the meetings

I still suspect Romney is colluding with Netanyauh in some way.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:55 PM

11. Netty's been slapped around quite a bit lately, hasn't he? By that Mossad agent, etc.

The war machine needs to STHU. The world doesn't need it anymore. We've got bigger concerns than killing each other so they can get richer than sin (or god, or however it goes).

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Response to freshwest (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:27 PM

13. +1000

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Response to freshwest (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 02:26 AM

19. I concur!!!

Well said ~

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 09:35 AM

23. sent him a dead fish maybe?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:08 PM

3. Apparently, neither are a LOT of Repub candidates for the Senate. Sinking ships and all that. eom

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:14 PM

4. Sure

LOL.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:18 PM

5. Wow. The RW nutjobs on FB are all gung-ho for Israel

The Rapture stuff. I'm sure there will be absolutely nothing about this in their rants.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:22 PM

6. Politician. Steps in something. Backs up. SOP. n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:28 PM

7. even a blind pig

can feel the gale blowing. Sheer opportunism.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:52 PM

9. Never back a loosing horse. /nt

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:54 PM

10. Yup, that's the way I read it as well. nt

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Response to TBF (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 12:32 AM

17. I too read it as BeeBee seeing that the brother is gonna win, and trying not to piss our Prez off...

any more than he already has. He will have to deal with President Obama for 4 more years and he should start remembering that the we will not be pushed around. He forgot who is fucking who in this relationship between our two countries and I hope he tries to remember it.

We might begin to see this same "enlightenment" from some of these rich guys, CEO's, Wall Street Banksters and the rest of the scum who have somewhat been holding back some of our recovery, whilst supporting Mittens in a big way. Maybe Rmoney is looking so bad right now and more importantly, looking like he will lose handily despite so many modern KKK members, more money, voter suppression, Diebold machines etc, that they might start acting like real citizens now and not wait till after the election.

There many of them that will never do the right thing but there are some that just want to be on the winning side because its good for business.

Looks good on paper, 45 days to go!!! NO COMPLACENCY!!!

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 09:34 AM

22. yep.. just as its becoming clear Romney is going to lose..

NutandYahoo makes this statement.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:21 PM

12. Doesn't Matter, His Boss Sheldon Adelson Does

nm

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:38 PM

14. Yeah, right, Bibi

 

And I've never in my entire life masturbated.

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Response to M_M (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 02:43 AM

20. Welcome to DU, M_M!

Glad you're here - we need you!

We need your help in making sure dear Bibi does indeed have to work with President Obama for the next four years.




Now get to work.

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Response to calimary (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 08:51 PM

25. Thanks

 

And YES, Captain!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:52 PM

15. who is he to think that Americans would want his opinion.

Hopefully he will loose re-election next year

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 12:15 AM

16. "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 01:21 AM

18. Did Rahm threaten Bibi?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 09:28 AM

21. No, just meddling

It is quite evident that Benyamin Natanyahu is meddling in the U.S. elections, especially now that he is in a Romney ad. I am glad however, that some have come out in defense of President Obama since I believe they are disgusted that Natanyahu is trying to sway the election towards Mitt Romney.


Australian Finance Minister, Wayne Swan warns of Republican ‘crazies’
“Let’s be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world’s biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over a part of the Republican Party,” Swan said.
He said “the extreme right Tea Party wing” of the Republican Party had held the national interest hostage during last year’s debate over the U.S. borrowing limit despite President Barack Obama’s “goodwill and strong efforts.”

U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron
"It's a good thing for Mitt Romney the English do not have to vote in American elections, as they are "united" against him becoming the next president of the United States. Mitt Romney has a unique distinction of uniting England against him with his various remarks."

Israel Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon
"Israel has no better friend than the United States and no better friend than President Obama in the international community."

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 06:32 PM

24. Vote for me

 

I will never raise the taxes :Old story different actors

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 09:48 PM

26. Wake up Kiddees,

Just another
abc/disney piece to take some heat off AIPAC. Who the hell do you think runs this whorehouse of a network,abc is just covering for the Willard.

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