by Tiffiny Ruegner | March 3, 2014 11:36 am
Barack Obama reminds me of the guy who use to be popular not knowing he’s sitting at the loner table, still swimming in his self importance as if anyone cared about what he had to say. Obama seems to be operating in a fantasyland where he gets to tell other countries what to do and they will listen. Perhaps the President of the United States use to have that kind of respect but thanks to Obama, the POTUS has lost all credibility.
WASHINGTON -Dan Raviv/ CBS News
As Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to Washington – due to arrive on Sunday (March 2), to prepare for talks with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday – it’s clear that there are several points of friction between Israel and the United States. The two countries are allies, but their leaders often differ on the details of key issues: Israel’s peace talks with the Palestinians, America’s nuclear talks with Iran, how to approach political turmoil in Egypt, what might be done to limit Syria’s horrible civil war, and a broader issue of whether the Middle East sees President Obama as a powerful, influential leader.
Recently, as I sought to update a book I co-wrote about the history of Israel’s intelligence agencies, sources close to them revealed that they felt pressure from the Obama Administration – more than a hint – to stop carrying out assassinations inside Iran. Although Israel has never acknowledged it, the country’s famed espionage agency – the Mossad – ran an assassination campaign for several years aimed at Iran’s top nuclear scientists. The purpose was to slow the progress made by Iran, which Israel feels certain is aimed at developing nuclear weapons; and to deter trained and educated Iranians from joining their country’s nuclear program.
Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama will also discuss progress – said by all concerned to be limited, but not non-existent – in Israel’s talks with the Palestinian Authority which began last year. Secretary of State John Kerry has had many frustrations in his chosen role as mediator: not least, the harsh criticism of Kerry voiced by some members of Netanyahu’s coalition government who distrust the peace process and feel that giving up any of the West Bank would be needlessly dangerous for Israel.
While Obama has so miserably failed with his public warning to Russia to stay out of the Ukraine, I find it hard to believe that any leader of any country would accept a U.S.-drafted framework for a peace deal… What does the United States have to offer anyone right now? And if offered, it is obvious to people that there are no balls in the White House to back anything up anyway.
Even CNN Mocks Obama For Being So Weak On Ukraine With “Putin Bullying Obama” Headline
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