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10/1/2015

Netanyahu’s Thunderous Silence Speaks Volumes

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:29 pm



[guest post by Dana]

In a powerful address before the U.N. General Assembly today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forcefully rebuked the international body’s silence in the face of the nuclear deal with Iran and the resulting increased security threat to Israel. At one point during his impassioned speech, Netanyahu eloquently drove home his point with 45 seconds of an uncomfortable, deafening silence as he shamed the UN assembly:

Seventy years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran’s rulers promise to destroy my country. Murder my people. And the response from this body, the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here has been absolutely nothing!

Utter silence!

The speech is well worth watching in its entirety. It is standard Netanyahu – authoritative, powerful, and spot-on. Which makes it all the more unfortunate that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, who were in New York for the U.N.meetings, had to miss it because, as coincidence would have it, they were called into a video conference meeting by President Obama. Aside from the nuclear deal itself, when one considers this snub, and that other Big Snub , one might begin to suspect that President Obama is envious of Netanyahu. After all, how else to explain such petty and spiteful behavior?

–Dana

30 Responses to “Netanyahu’s Thunderous Silence Speaks Volumes”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. Obama should be ashamed.

    JD (34f761)

  3. the bottle deposit crook is looking for depsit bottles to steal at the u.n.

    adam smith (36e5f5)

  4. At some point in time democrats will pay for obama’s pettiness.
    What a conceited azz.

    mg (31009b)

  5. brilliant concise and eloquent i wanna buy him all the steak dinners in chicago

    for context of just how poetic and profound this speech is remember what america’s rabid jew-hating president said recently in his attempt to further isolate Israel:

    “because this is such a strong deal, every nation in the world that has commented publicly, with the exception of the Israeli government, has expressed support”

    happyfeet (831175)

  6. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, who were in New York for the U.N.meetings, unexpectedly had to miss it

    FIFY

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  7. The sucko part is that we’ve taken the losing side.

    America, you will be scraped off His Heel.

    DNF (51a50d)

  8. Another conceptual gem outlining the current collapse:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-01/deflation-warning-next-wave

    Next comes war.

    DNF (51a50d)

  9. 4. Their beloved civic centers and social infrastructure will burn to the ground and semis will no longer traverse their beltways.

    DNF (51a50d)

  10. After all, how else to explain such petty and spiteful behavior?

    Perhaps his being a Jew-hating moslem explains it better.

    Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  11. Maybe, Hoagie. But I think his basic disposition of arrogant egoist was in place before that. Self-serving and has always believed his own hype. Thus someone like Netanyahu, who is clearly in command and very powerful, is someone who reflects what Obama is not. He loathes him because he knows he will never be like that. There is nothing worse for him than being diminished by the mere presence of a Netanyahu. A Netanyahu who doesn’t believe the hype and therefore, doesn’t respond to Obama accordingly.

    Dana (86e864)

  12. A picture of what Dana said. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BF4vg4bCIAAF1jQ.jpg Not safe for Democrats.

    nk (9faaca)

  13. You are both correct. And I must admit I loathe cowards and I find Obama to be a sniveling coward. He’s the type to preach gun control while being guarded 24/7 by a hundred machine gun carrying body guards. Or to deny a wall at the boarder will help stop illegals, terrorists, criminals and the diseased from entering the US while living behind a wall for his own protection. You know, a sniveling coward.

    Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  14. How about a post on Kevin McCarthy characterizing Congress’s Benghazi inquiry as a partisan GOP attempt to damage Hillary’s popularity? It fits right in with ongoing revelations the GOPe is outright working in cahoots with Democrats to undermine conservative interests. If McCarthy succeeds in gaining the Speakership the GOPe will have done more to elect a Democrat to the presidency than all MSM’s barking dogs put together.

    I called my Rep’s office and asked for his position on the Speaker’s race. He was “undecided.” If he votes for McCarthy I’ll send a check to his opponent in the next primary election.

    ropelight (948e30)

  15. as the federalist link I put up on the swamped thread, one wishes he was effective at all, at making the point,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  16. Can we run him for President here?

    Joe Miller (64cdc0)

  17. Here’s what CNN says McCarthy said:

    “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?” McCarthy said on Fox News. “But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought.”

    He could have said it more weaselly, and the Clintonistas will spin it all kinds of VRW ways, but the bottom line is that what he said is exactly right. The truth about PantSuit is coming out and the people are hearing it.

    nk (9faaca)

  18. The truth about PantSuit is coming out and the people are hearing it.

    Unfortunately nk, 47% don’t give a rats ass.

    Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  19. I think it’s personal with Obama. Netanyahu is everything that he *knows* he will never be. And he hates him for that. Oh, and the Jew thing, too.

    Dana (28d9fd)

  20. It is Dana. Refer back to nk’s picture in #12.

    Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  21. Winter is Coming.

    Firefirefire (933c5b)

  22. i got a new coat already but I still wanna get a few sweaters too but we’re moving to a new office and they say it’s super hot over there so I might wait on the sweaters and just see what the situation is

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  23. re #15 and #18: did he phrase poorly or did he mean he felt the committee was created as a tool to damage H.C ? Either way, not good for someone who expects to be Speaker.
    I’m hoping someone will take the queue from PM Netanyahu – not just in using silence to damn the listeners with their own silence but also in stating that his country will do what is necessary before it is needed.

    As for being called away ‘unexpectedly’ from the speech – just further proof that our PotUS is a schmuck and his underlings don’t have enough self-respect to overcome their hero worship.

    seeRpea (421cb3)

  24. Unfortunately nk, 47% don’t give a rats ass.

    Which, btw, Trump’s tax plan will increase to 50 percent.

    11.Maybe, Hoagie. But I think his basic disposition of arrogant egoist was in place before that. Self-serving and has always believed his own hype. Thus someone like Netanyahu, who is clearly in command and very powerful, is someone who reflects what Obama is not. He loathes him because he knows he will never be like that. There is nothing worse for him than being diminished by the mere presence of a Netanyahu. A Netanyahu who doesn’t believe the hype and therefore, doesn’t respond to Obama accordingly.

    I agree with two thirds of that. The part I disagree with is what I bolded. Just the fact that Metanyahu won’t “come along quietly” as they used to say in Brit detective stories is enough put Obama in a rage.

    But remember that Netanyahu himself is perceived by many Israelis, throughout the political spectrum, as an egotistical blowhard. But unlike Obama he believes in his own country.

    kishnevi (870883)

  25. “Can we run him for President here?”

    – Joe Miller

    I hear he may have been born in Hawaii, so NO.

    Leviticus (f9a067)

  26. Actually he was born in pennsylvania, where his father mention was teaching.

    narciso (ee1f88)

  27. he can still be speaker of the house these bozos seem to be having trouble fielding credibly non-flaccid boehner juniors

    kevmac & chuffy chuff is not gonna git r done

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  28. Okay, nk’s photo @ 12 is also a great reminder of just how hot Bibi was in his younger days.

    Age has simply added to that with acquired wisdom, resolve and iron-clad commitment to his people.

    Dana (86e864)

  29. Not to be nitpickey,isn’t that what you say when you’re nitpickey?
    It was 44 seconds of silence. Bibi said so himself:)

    Capt Craig (b43eff)


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