IF This News Report is True

…it just confirms what we already knew about the President. But it still makes me squirm in embarrassment and disgust, like I just overheard a snot-nosed punk talking down to a vet on the street.

Come to think of it, that’s exactly what happened…

In Leaked Tape, Hostile Obama Tries to Force PM to Accept Truce

US president markedly unfriendly, interrupted prime minister as he attempted to push unfavorable truce on Israel.

Damning evidence has emerged of US President Barack Obama’s dismissal of Israel’s position in favor of supporting the position of Hamas and its allies during ceasefire talks.

A “senior US official” leaked an audio recording of a telephone conversation between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Channel One. In it the 35-minute conversation, which took place on Sunday, the US President appears downright hostile at points, and even cuts off Netanyahu in the middle of his protestations over a one-sided truce proposal which would have seen Hamas receive all its key demands, but that Israel ultimately rejected.

Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities – particularly airstrikes.

Netanyahu: What will Israel receive in return for a ceasefire?

Obama: I believe that Hamas will stop firing rockets – silence will be met with silence.

Netanyahu: Hamas violated all five previous ceasefires, it is a terrorist organization which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

Obama: I repeat and expect Israel to unilaterally stop all its military activity. The pictures of destruction from Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position.

Netanyahu: Kerry’s proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas the military and diplomatic advantage.

Obama: Within a week of the end of Israel’s military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas on the basis of the 2012 understanding [following the end of Operation Pillar of Defense – ed.], including Israel’s commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza,

Netanyahu: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It is impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.

Obama: I trust Qatar and Turkey, and Israel is in no position to choose its mediators.

Netanyahu: I object, because Hamas is able to continue and to fire rockets and to use tunnels for terror attacks…

Obama – interrupts Netanyahu mid-sentence: The ball is in Israel’s court – it is obligated to end all military activities.

ths update: Whole lotta “It’s a fake! It’s a fake!” going around, with a healthy shake of “But…” on top. Could well be, as Allah speculates, SOMETHING got said, translated, re-translated and then again. I like that theory.

8 Responses to “IF This News Report is True”

  1. nightfly says:

    I am quite suspicious of this. It’s plausible of course, but I am hesitant to fall back on a Ratherian “fake but accurate” position.

    Kerry’s full-throated weaseldom is beyond doubt, and that’s bad enough… it’s horrifying how badly damaged the Presidency and the country are thanks to this gang of howling Marxist fools.

  2. aelfheld says:

    Based on this president’s actions the transcript is plausible.

    Whether it happened or no is another matter.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    I’ll second that cynicism and see you one asshat.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    According to the update at the bottom of the article, the U.S. and Israel both are calling it a “fabrication”.

    The conspiracy wonk in me says the conversation actually did happen but both sides are willing to deny it happened due to the magnitude of this blunder by President Puttz.

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    I would not bet against you on that…

  6. JeffS says:

    What Guns said. This sort of leak doesn’t happen on a whim. President Jug ears said SOMETHING stupid, something that would a whole lot more problems if it came out. We just don’t know what.

  7. Michael Lonie says:

    Given the way Obumbler has behaved to Netanyahu before, I can quite believe that he tried to give orders to Bibi. Israel is the only country in the world that American presidents, especially Democratic Party ones, treat as a colony, expecting Israel to toe the line given by the US and no backtalk.

    Besides, it has long been plain that Obumbler sees Israel as an enemy. Remember Rashid Khalidi? America’s friends are Obumbler’s enemies, and our enemies are his friends.

    It may be like the IRS emails; what they’re hiding is even worse than what we see.

  8. Syd B. says:

    The guy who broke this story is an award winning reporter with no previous history of irresponsible journalism and claims that he received the transcript from a “high ranking U.S. official. That, in itself is fascinating.

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