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Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:41 PM

Adelson: Obama's moves liable to bring the destruction of Israel

Is it causation or correlation that just as Romney is looking for some sort of game changer, Netanyahu loudly demands a meeting with the President prior to the election (to once again publicly bitch about Obama's refusal to bomb Iran right now), then just as loudly raises a big stink when President Obama refuses to act as a neocon prop for Adelson's puppet. Netanyahu. Adelson almost makes Rupert Murdoch look tame given his direct willingness to lean on both Netanyahu and various Republican presidential candidates to promote his private foreign policy goals.

http://972mag.com/adelson-obamas-moves-liable-to-bring-the-destruction-of-israel/

The gambling billionaire, who publishes the pro-Netanyahu “Israel Hayom” tabloid, said he objects to an agreement with any of the current Palestinian leaders

Unlike the confrontation between the White House and Jerusalem over the settlements during the administration’s first year, I think that the current rift has more to do with tones and personal mistrust than actual policy differences. More than anything, it seems that President Obama’s Middle East speech was meant to help Israel avoid isolation at the UN, but Netanyahu overreacted, and later decided to play tough, mainly for political reasons. As I wrote yesterday, it worked out for him quite well.

What do people around the prime minister really think of Obama? A good example was given just before Netanyahu’s visit to the United States, in a phone interview Jewish Week’s Gary Rosenblatt conducted with Gambling Billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

Apart from being a personal friend of the Netanyahus, Adelson is the publisher of the pro-Netanyahu tabloid Israel Hayom (“Israel Today”), currently the most widely read paper in Israel (speculations held that the paper was started by Adelson to help Netanyahu personally). Many of Netanyahu’s men were on Adelson’s payroll until recently: The head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Nathan Eshel, was a deputy manager at Israel Hayom before joining the Neyanyahu campaign; former National Security Advisor Uzi Arad was part of the Adelson Institute for Strategic Research; the current NSA, Yaakov Amidror, was a pundit for Israel Hayom; the ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, was a fellow at Adelson’s conservative think-tank, the Shalem Center.

And what does Adelson think of Obama? Here it goes:

Any of the Republican hopefuls “are going to be 180 degrees” different from President Obama in terms of “what’s good for this country and for Israel,” Adelson said, adding that Obama is “the worst president” for Israel.

“All the steps he’s taken against the state of Israel are liable to bring about the destruction of the state,” he asserted.

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TomCADem Sep 2012 OP
mucifer Sep 2012 #1
bluestateguy Sep 2012 #2
Tom Ripley Sep 2012 #3
C_U_L8R Sep 2012 #4
Autumn Sep 2012 #5
part man all 86 Sep 2012 #6
nanabugg Sep 2012 #7
B Calm Sep 2012 #8
SunsetDreams Sep 2012 #9
ProSense Sep 2012 #10
Raster Sep 2012 #11
ProfessionalLeftist Sep 2012 #12

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:43 PM

1. wow you can smell the desperation!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:45 PM

2. We are a nation at war

And that means no criticism of the president should be tolerated.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:46 PM

3. Wanna bet on it, Sheldon?

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:52 PM

4. Shouldn't this guy be in jail ?

he is beyond awful.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:07 PM

5. So Obama is “the worst president” for Israel. Big fucking deal.

Israel don't count. Obama is a damn good President for the United States, and that's what counts, so suck on that asshole.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:27 PM

6. +1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:31 PM

7. I don't believe the American CITIZENS will call this hand. "You got to know when to hold 'em

 

and know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away, know when to stay."

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:39 PM

8. Obama is best for the USA, and Adelson is a traitor!

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:42 PM

9. Well YOU(Sheldon) and the Idiot you are backing will bring destruction to the U.S. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:48 PM

10. Adelson is trying to protect his investment:

How One Mega-Donor Could Save $2.3 Billion Under Romney’s Tax Plan
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/11/825851/romney-adelson-taxes-billionaire/

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Response to ProSense (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:55 PM

11. More than that: Big Ed ran the numbers on his show today...

...Adelson's $100,000,000 "investment" in electing Rmoney could potentially save Adelson $11.1 billion (including savings on inheritance tax), a 10,000% return on his "investment."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101757143

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 12:49 AM

12. WHO elected Adelson?

Just asking. And if he's not ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE, then why is he being held up as any voice that matters? Yes I know he bought Mittens. Mittens is his personal little RepubliPuppet. I know he's a rich bastard with more money than brains. Obviously. But really, WHO CARES what HE thinks? Obama oughtta continue to do what he did - blow the guy off and do what HE as President thinks is best re: Israel.

Personally I think the U.S. ought to let Israel and the Adelsons and the Netanyahus fight their own damn battles and stay out of it for once. So some rich asshole wants the President to bring its military power - at taxpayer expense, to his bidding? Again?

NO! HELL NO!

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