Will Obama Break the Law for Israel's Sake?
AntiWar.com / Grant F. Smith
11-Feb-2009 (9 comments)

Since entering office, President Barack Obama has promised sweeping changes in three aspects of governance: transparency, law enforcement, and stewardship of American tax dollars. For a public weary of law enforcement forever prosecuting street but never elite crime, Obama's many statements about holding all individuals accountable under the law have been encouraging. He also called for government-agency compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in a White House mandate for transparency. Obama swore any bailouts of financial institutions and industries will hereafter avoid secretly funneling taxpayer funds into bloated Wall Street bonuses, executive junkets, and private jets.

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anonymous fish

i agree KB...

by anonymous fish on

send it to everyone you know.  i remember my husband talking about shah and how he repressed any discussion of khomeni to the point where he became a figure of freedom BECAUSE nobody was allowed to hear him, or read him.  so send it to everyone you know.  i say... LET everyone read the drivel and pathetic attempts to manipulate people by the very same means you accuse the media.

america will never abandon israel.  i've said time and time again i'd like to cut the apron strings... i think israel is capable of taking care of herself without so much backing from the US.  but that is and never will be the same thing as abandoning her. 

i doubt we agree on the sentiments behind it but i agree with abarmard about his comment "Ending support doesn't mean that they US has to stop supporting Israel, but Israel needs to pay for her own expenses".

given a choice between israel and the IRI... don't waste your breath wondering what america and americans will do. 

Mehdi Mazloom

Abarmard - Do I read what I read?

by Mehdi Mazloom on

The only way I know to counter your misleading argument is, reply to them point by point.

You wrote:

I realize that you know this, but Iranian issue is internal. Israeli
issue is beyond its borders.

My friend, You are oblivious that, as a democractic state, it is not the Israeli nuclear program which worries the shit of the western countries. Rather it is a fundamentalist regime of Iran is the number one concern to EU & US, and the other the Sunnis in the ME. 

Many in the west would buy your arguments
about the "Mullah" regime wanting to finish the world.

No leader on this earth articulates the dangers of this fundamentalist regime, more then Akha-mag-e-nejad does. 

It is not a matter of Iran possessing nuclear technology, rather who's finger will be on the trigger. It is the set of twisted messianic belief under which these backward mullahs perceive themselves, which worries the rest of the world. Had Iran would have been an open and democratic state, none of those issues with Nuclear program would bother the rest of the world.It is the leaders who worry the world, not the oppressed and poor Iranian man and woman in the streets.

The rest of the world - definitely my country is going to wait until it is too late, after which people will tell you "we told you so".

How many countries in the region this despotic and hate filled regime is interfering into their internal affairs through proxies. Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt?, Lebanon, and my country Israel.? 

These days, even fundementalist states like S.A trusts Israel more then it so-called brethren Muslim in Tehran.


Mehdi Mazloom

by Abarmard on

Yes, you just described Israel.

Scary! But not necessary. Iran will not do anything to Israel. I believe in less than thirty years IR and Israeli Regime will vanish "to the pages of history" unless they fix themselves. Simple as that.

I realize that you know this, but Iranian issue is internal. Israeli issue is beyond its borders. Many in the west would buy your arguments about the "Mullah" regime wanting to finish the world (Althoug the Iranian government has shown much more intellect than Israel ever had) but your arguments won't have many customer in this site, where the majority are Iranian and know their own country. Sorry for that.

Americans are bomborded on the daily basis with news that are designed for them to be shaped pro Israel. That doesn't make one right and the other wrong for those who will refuse to be brain washed. My hope is that American people will rise to end this none sense, blind following of Israel, and they should becuase if asked I would think most citizens would say: End support today.

Ending support doesn't mean that they US has to stop supporting Israel, but Israel needs to pay for her own expenses. 

Why should I live in a city that the arts and libraries being closed one by one, and the larges libraries and museums are being (and have been) built in Israel by the American tax payers. AIPAC fights so the people do not to get these informations. The time will come!

There are a lot of things that Israel will have to answer, at least to the American people, that hopefully will include the war in Iraq and over a million killed.


He has no choice but to lie

by farokh2000 on

How many politicians have you seen coming out crtizing Israel and it's actions and survive?

It is not a secret that Israel is the only nuclear power in the Middle East and they would not hesitate to use their weapons if there were any real danger to them.

I have no idea why they would ask Obama when they know he has no choice but to lie and evade the question.

AIPAC has got the total control of the political system in this Country. He would not have even gotten to the level of running for President if he had not secured their blessings. Did you see oneCandidate who was running who said they would not support Israel 100%, no matter what?



The U.S. will NEVER EVER

by Advisor (not verified) on

The U.S. will NEVER EVER drop Israel as her closest Ally in the region on account of your filthy mullahs!


In fact, Nacny Pelosi said a while ago that friendship with Israel is financially quite advantagous for the U.S.

Now go suck an egg!


Thank you smhb

by KB on

Articles like this need to be seen by more people. I shall be forwarding this to every one I know.


Thanks for posting this

by Anonymousgoolack (not verified) on

Thanks for posting this interesting article.

Please keep them coming, we need more free thinkers like you.

Mehdi Mazloom

SMHB. Go and get a life

by Mehdi Mazloom on

Think for a moment, If Israel had never admitted, nor denied its possession of Nuclear arsenal. Why should US president reveal such an explosive issue, and endegder the security of its most trusted ally in the region?.

Whether Israel has them or not, this country had showed an admirable restrain and reponsibilities, in lieu of constant threat to its existance from Iran. 

Get off your delusional and mind set of blid hate towards Israel. use your logic, if Israel admits or even hits that it does have such weapon, the whole ME area will become a hole and hell basket. every dictator, and Islamist lunitec in the region will want to posess them. 

Now think about it. what is going to take for religious nut heads like the Mullahs in Tehran who believe in Messianic pipe dreams, for them to push the nuclear trigger, with conviction of "Allah had commanded them to use it against the Zionist infidels".

And what the hell do you think my country of Israel would do to prevent it, or better retaliate against these mindless leaders.

Let me quote from former Israeli PMs. "we will take everyone and everything else down with us. No Arab or Muslim will stand up to see the fruit of his delisional victory".


anonymous fish

even though

by anonymous fish on

this is an article by someone else and you've really not gone to any effort to explain or prove anything, i have to ask...

exactly what "law" are you talking about him breaking?  and can you speak for yourself on this subject?  is this "law" a legal definition or just someone else's "idea" of legality?