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Regarding the GOP talking point that "Obama has thrown Israel under the bus"...

Who's gonna call Ehud Barak a liar? Smell the GOP bullshit... lmao!

and then there's this little tid bit ... Austere Challenge 2012
US, Israel begin large-scale air defence drill, against backdrop of tensions with Iran

JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says its LARGEST EVER exercise with the United States has begun.
A major air defence drill called Austere Challenge 2012 started Sunday and includes more than 3,500 Americans and 1,000 Israelis. The militaries are practicing their ability to work together against a range of threats facing Israel, the main U.S. ally in the Mideast.

The military exercise was originally scheduled for April but was postponed at Israel's request. No reason was given but it came amid growing talk of Israel preparing to attack Iran if Tehran does not cease its uranium enrichment program.

The weeks-long joint exercise will test multiple Israeli and American air defence systems against incoming missiles and rockets from places as far away as Iran.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/Israel+begin+largescale+defence+drill+against+backdrop+tensions+with/7423490/story.html#ixzz2A3Qr3U9Y

oh my... and what's this... ?
U.S. Partners With Israel for Exercise Austere ChallengeBy Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2012 – More than 3,500 American service members will join with Israeli allies for Exercise Austere Challenge 2012 in Israel next week, U.S. and Israeli officials said today.

The exercise will be conducted throughout Israel and off-shore, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig A. Franklin and Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Nitzan Nuriel said during a teleconference with reporters. Franklin commands the 3rd Air Force and is the senior U.S. commander for the exercise. Nuriel is the Israeli lead planner.

More than 1,000 U.S. military personnel are arriving in Israel for the exercise, Franklin said. “They will be in a variety of locations across the country for the next several weeks,” he said. The exercise will build on the long-standing relationship between the two countries, test the cooperative missile defense of Israel, and promote regional stability.

U.S. service members will man Patriot anti-missile systems, an Aegis ballistic missile defense ship and various other air defense systems. The Israelis will put more than 1,000 service members into the field and will test the Iron Dome and Arrow 2 systems. The Israelis will also tie the developing David’s Sling system into the scenarios.

Most of the three-week exercise will be simulation, but some training will entail live-fire, Nuriel said.

Austere Challenge 2012 is the largest U.S.-Israeli military exercise to date, Franklin said, and it is the latest in a long line of such exercises. The scenario for the exercise is not aimed at any specific threat or country in the region, both Franklin and Nuriel said.

“This exercise is purely about improving our combined U.S.-Israeli capabilities,” the U.S. general said. “It’s about military teamwork. It is not related to national elections nor any perceived tensions in the Middle East. We are military professionals coming together to train for a defensive mission.”

The U.S. has pledged $30 million to the exercise and the Israelis pegged their exercise costs at 30 million shekels --around $7.9 million.

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=118239


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  • Hilarious....the Republicans kiss Israel's ass so badly its humiliating to watch LOL

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  • men have 15 tells when they lie.. women have got 18

    what we've got here is a game of show and tell.. you tell me everything but you show me nothing

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  • This guy is a fellow socialist, So I'm sure he has nothing but good things to say about his comrade President Obama.

    "Bibi" Binyamin Netanyahu might have a different opinion.

    BTW, how many times has President Obama visited Israel?

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    • @wharris Do you really want him to visit?
      Do you want him to bring some goodies and presents with him, and be nicey, nicey as possible to the Israeli's?

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    • @ElegantDecline

      No, nothing special is warranted.
      But since they are an ally, it would be nice to get at least what these nations got:

       United Kingdom
       France
       Germany
       Czech Republic
       Turkey
       Iraq
       Mexico
       Trinidad and Tobago
       Saudi Arabia
       Egypt
       Germany
       France
       Russia
       Italy
       Vatican City
       Ghana
       Mexico
       Denmark
       Japan
       Singapore
       China
       South Korea
       Norway
       Denmark
       Afghanistan
       Czech Republic
       Canada
       India
       Indonesia
       South Korea
       Japan
       Portugal
       Afgha More..

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    • @wharris Most of those countries have Treaties with the United States...Israel doesn't...

      Bush didn't visit Israel in his first term, but I can guess the same comments weren't being made right?

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    • @wharris
      Do you want Romney to visit? He does so well with his overseas diplomatic relations. He has no jobs for them.

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    • @ElegantDecline

      ZING!

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  • More leftie propaganda crap. The fact is major Israeli commentators have observed the reality that Obama has pushed Israel out into the cold. The Joe Biden phone call was a last minute desperate attempt to avoid the consequences of political action.

    Never before have we seen a President so desperate to distance himself from his own record.

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    • @dorbie Wrong, Obama upped some pressure on Netanyahu two years back like almost all US Presidents do at some point...the fact is, Barak is the Defence Minister and knows what he's talking about, Obama has flooded Israel with military aid, protected it at the UN and upped the anti on Iran through far more severe sanctions than Bush...when this post came up I wondered what the reaction would be, but its truly fascinating to see complete denial!
      Very, very strange to watch...

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    • @dorbie
      You can't say that about Romney. At least not yet. He has tried to distance himself before he tries to become presedent. Romney has flip flopped ten times more than Obama on everything.

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    • @ElegantDecline

      With that I certainly agree with you..

      I respect Obama much more than I respect Romny, and glad to see my DM feels the same...

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  • the more blitzer pushes it, the more Barak backpeddles until finally Barak is saying very diplomatically that Israel disagrees ... let's hear the rest of the interview

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  • the problem with conservatives is that even when they see the truth with their own eyes they will refuse to believe it, this also completely discredits their claims that the president of the united states is secretly a muslim trying into turn america into an islamic caliphate

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  • "Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto".
    -Thomas Jefferson

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  • Israel The REAL war Creator

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  • How Many more FALSE-FLAGS FROM ISRAEL That drag the Free world into another war

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  • Odd, I didn't read about how the BO administration severely cut back on funding for this exercise. I also didn't see how the VAST majority of this exercise will take place in conference rooms, video conference centers, via IM, and over telephone conferences. I understand BO didn't want the perception that our strong alliance with the Israeli's to be "misunderstood" (read that we would support them if they are attacked). Bo's many Muslim friends in the region wouldn't like that too m More..

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  • GOP is synonymous with bullshit these days. Just listen to Michele Bachmann, Rick santorum, Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry for five minutes if you disagree (RP's a Libertarian, btw).

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  • An american zionist interviewing an israeli zionist! How unbiased!

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  • A big government commie supporting a big government commie???






    I'm SHOCKED! SHOCKED!

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    • @JihadKiller1s1k So Barak's a commie?

      Serious question, if Barak becomes PM again, quite likely...as he's a commie, would you want to reconsider US aid to Israel?
      Or would you keep aid flowing to a 'commie' govt?

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    • @ElegantDecline

      I don't support giving ANYONE in the middle east a dime from American Tax Payers. Israel can stand on it's own. Israel would be way better off if America STOPPED arming and funding everyone of Israel's enemies.

      I would also support ENDING all American defense contracts in France as well.

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    • @JihadKiller1s1k I agree with that. This giving g money to other countries before we take care of our own shit is fucking stupid. This has been going on for a life time. No more overseas welfare.

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    • @JihadKiller1s1k Fuck yeah.

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  • Ah...Wolf Blitzer (Zionist Jew) interviewing Ehud Barak (Zionist Jew) on CNN (CIA News Network). Couldn't be any bullshit designed to sway the anti-nuke negotiations with Iran, who are supposedly comming to the White House, going on here. <cough>

    GOAL: Present a united front against the Iranians so they back down.

    You'll also notice the announcement of the largest ever joint US/Israel military exercise simultaneously with this interview.

    Yes, you can't fit a fingernail between the pos More..

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    • @dav1936531 Man, the CIA and the Jews are just everywhere, aren't they? You should check your shoes, might be some CIA hiding in there. Oh, and under your bed, that's a favorite hiding place of the insidious Jews. :p

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    • @hellgremlin Do you have a better explaination of why Ehud Barack is being interviewed on CNN saying Obama is a great friend of Israel? I didn't think you did.

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    • @dav1936531 Yes, I do have a better explanation why Ehud Barak said on CNN that Obama is a great friend of Israel.

      Here it is: Because Obama is a great friend of Israel.

      Occam's razor slices for 500 logic damage.

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    • @hellgremlin Except for the facts: Obama has been at odds ever since he suggested that Israel should go back to it 1967 borders and got his ass chewed off by Bibi Netanuahu on camera in front of the entire world. Your notion that Obama is some kind of asset to Israel is just wrong. I dare say most Israelis are hoping he loses this election.

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  • Obama, the zionist, LOL. Libs are shameless liars

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  • Free Palestine

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  • Fucking Israel can be thrown under a fucking tank as far as I'm concerned. Fuck those assholes. We owe them FUCKING NOTHING.

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