Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama Going to Israel

U.S. president to visit Israel in June

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Israel and Western Bank in June, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported with reference to the U.S. diplomatic sources.

Obama will visit the region after tripping to France in June.

A decision to visit Israel several days after meeting with new Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu testifies that the United States plays an active role in settling Palestinian-Israeli problem.

Last week, Israeli new Foreign Minister Avigdor Libermann refused to follow the Annapolis agreement signed with the new Palestinian government in 2007.

Before Obama’s visit to Israel, U.S. Special Envoy to Middle East George Mitchell will visit the region.

Unlike, former George Bush administration, the new leader of the White House is not against of Hamas’s joining the Palestinian government, Haaretz reported. However, the U.S. supports the decision of the Middle East quartet – U.S., EU, UN and Russia – on refusing from any diplomatic negotiations with Hamas. The quartet insists on the movement to recognize Israel’s right for existence and refuse from resistance.

Obama May Allow Iran’s Nuclear Ambition to Continue

And why not? They have the right to develop Nuclear energy just like everyone else does.

Bush had such hypocrisy attacking Iran for refusing to comply with UN resolutions on the development of its nuclear program while never mentioning Israel already has nuclear weapons and refuses to bring them under international control or scrutiny.

US may cede to Iran’s nuclear ambition

US officials are considering whether to accept Iran’s pursuit of uranium enrichment, which has been outlawed by the United Nations and remains at the heart of fears that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons capability.

As part of a policy review commissioned by President Barack Obama, diplomats are discussing whether the US will eventually have to accept Iran’s insistence on carrying out the process, which can produce both nuclear fuel and weapons- grade material.

“There’s a fundamental impasse between the western demand for no enrichment and the Iranian demand to continue enrichment,” says Mark Fitzpatrick, a former state department expert now at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. “There’s no obvious compromise between those two positions.”

The US has insisted that Iran stop enrichment, although Mr Fitzpatrick notes that international offers put to Tehran during George W. Bush’s second term as president left the door open to the possible resumption of enrichment.

“There is a growing recognition in [Washington] that the zero [enrichment] solution, though still favoured, simply is unfeasible,” says Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council. “The US may still have zero as its opening position, while recognising it may not be where things stand at the end of a potential agreement.”

Yesterday, Mr Obama summarised the US message to Iran as, “Don’t develop a nuclear weapon” – a form of words that would not rule out a deal accepting Iranian enrichment. Mr Bush was much more specific in calling Iran to halt enrichment.

Asked last month whether the administration was considering allowing Iran to keep a limited enrichment capability, Robert Wood, a state department spokesman, said: “I don’t know . . . Let’s let the review be completed and then we can spell out our policies.”

Some analysts say priority should be given to winning greater access for UN inspectors, to acquire more information about Iran’s enrichment plant in Natanz and fill in gaps in knowledge on Iran’s nuclear-related activities across the country. That could provide warning of any move to enrich uranium to weapons grade levels at Natanz and ease fears of clandestine facilities.

Privately both US and Israeli officials say that even the current, more limited inspection regime at Natanz would provide sufficient warning of any “breakout” towards a nuclear bomb. Outside Natanz, by contrast, information on Iran’s programme is diminishing.

The US line that Iran is seeking the capability to develop nuclear weapons – but not necessarily such weapons themselves – contrasts with Mr Bush’s insistence while in office that it sought nuclear weapons.

Iranian regime insiders have said they would expect a compromise by the US on enrichment to be reciprocated.

Obama Calls for Respecting Iran

Obama Stresses Respect for Iran’s Sovereignty

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Barack Obama, in an attempt to soften Washington’s harsh tone on Iran, called on the international community to respect Tehran’s sovereignty in their efforts to deal with Tehran’s nuclear program.

Speaking to reporters during a joint news conference with his French counterpart Nicholas Sarkozy on Friday, the new US president said Iran’s sovereignty should remain intact.

Yet, Obama repeated the same old allegations made by his predecessor, George W. Bush, against Iran, and said Tehran should avoid promoting a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

“There should be a mechanism that respects Iran’s sovereignty and allows them to develop peaceful nuclear energy
but draws a clear line that we cannot have nuclear arms race in the Middle East,” he said.

Obama~No More Nukes? Good Luck With That One

I watched this live and Obama said today in Germany he wants to “rid the world of nuclear weapons” a noble cause, but to Obama I would say this; Good luck with that one! The only way Israel will let go of it’s Nuclear Weapons and take it’s murdering finger off the button, is if the US pries Israel’s cold dead fingers off the big red button. Israel is a threat to world peace. Report below:

Obama wants world without nukes

STRASBOURG, France, April 3 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama Friday in France pledged to work to create a world without nuclear weapons.

Addressing a crowd of roughly 3,000 students in Strasbourg, co-host of NATO’s 60th anniversary summit this weekend, Obama warned that “even with the Cold War now over, the spread of nuclear weapons, or the theft of nuclear material, could lead to the extermination of any city on the planet.”

Obama added he would, at an EU-U.S. summit Sunday in Prague, “lay out an agenda to seek … a world without nuclear weapons.”

The crowd at the sports hall in Strasbourg, made up of students mainly from Germany and France, erupted in cheers and long applause.

Obama’s comments came just two days after a meeting with Russian President Alexander Medvedev Wednesday in London; the leaders had announced plans to seek a deal aimed at reducing their Cold War-era nuclear arsenals.

“Israel Won’t Survive”~Charles Freeman Interview

Charles Freeman gives Americans (and Israel) something to think about when he says: “I believe Israel’s policies are destructive to American interests and also to Israeli interests,”

Story below:

Ex-US envoy doubts Israel’s survival

Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia Charles W. Freeman has cast doubt whether Israel can continue to survive in the Middle East.

“I don’t see how Israel can continue to survive in the long term as a state in the Middle East if it is not prepared to deal with respect and consideration with its Arab neighbors specially the Palestinians,”

In mid March, Freeman turned down Director of National Intelligence (NIC) Dennis C. Blair’s offer to be the chairman of the body.

Freeman accused the Israeli lobby of being behind his withdrawal.

Freeman had come under fire for statements he had made criticizing Israeli policies.

“I am critical of Israel’s policy. I believe Israel’s policies are destructive to American interests and also to Israeli interests,”

He noted that he became disappointed when the administration of President Barack Obama refused to put its weight behind him over the offered position.

“I was obviously disappointed that I didn’t have support from the White House. But as I understand the way this administration works I shouldn’t have been surprised,” he said.

LIVNI~”ISRAEL NO LONGER WANTS PEACE”

This comes as NO surprise really. Israel should be isolated from the rest of the world as they are a threat to world peace! I hope Obama does not take this laying down, it’s about time the US government fought back instead of letting Israel and it’s American Lobby groups control American politics and take BILLIONS of American taxpayers money annually. Cut off the money now!

Livni: Israel no longer after peace

Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni says that her successor’s recent remarks mean that from now on, Israel will be an obstacle to the peace process.

Livni, who was the country’s top negotiator in peace talks with Palestinians, said Thursday that new Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s position on the 2007 Annapolis deal “showed the world that we are not a partner [for peace].”

She said Israel was always complaining that there was no partner for peace on the Palestinian side, but Lieberman’s remarks would in fact make the international community perceive Israel as the main obstacle.

Livni’s remarks came a day after ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, said that Tel Aviv was not bound by the 2007 US-backed Annapolis deal, under which Israel agreed to the creation of a Palestinian state.

“What happened yesterday is that the Israeli government announced that Israel isn’t relevant, isn’t a partner,” Livni told Army Radio.

She said far-right parties with hawkish policies have in the past avoided peace efforts with the “pathetic excuse” that there was no partner on the other side. “From today, Israel has announced that it is not a partner,” she said.

In an interview published on Thursday, Lieberman also ruled out any Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights in exchange for peace with Syria.

“There is no cabinet resolution regarding negotiations with Syria, and we have already said that we will not agree to withdraw from the Golan Heights,” Lieberman told the Ha’aretz daily.

A political source close to new Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also confirmed that Lieberman’s remarks largely reflected the premier’s position, Reuters reported.

Petraeus Says Israel Might Attack Iran

Petraeus Says Israel Might Choose to Attack Iran (Update2)

Oh God someone stop these insane war pigs before they destroy the entire world. Murdering bastards are unhappy with only annihilating a few thousand Gazans, now they want to wipe out Iranians as well. And these Israeli psycho, NeoCon, NutJobs have nuclear weapons given to them by the USA. It is Israel that should have no nuclear weapons they are criminals and psychopaths and have proven this to be so. Well, if they attempt this, Iran has a right to defend themselves from the psychos in Israel, just like Palestine did!

April 1 (Bloomberg) — Israel might choose to attack Iran to prevent it from developing a nuclear bomb, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said today.

Army General David Petraeus told Congress that “the Israeli government may ultimately see itself so threatened by the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon that it would take preemptive military action to derail or delay it.” Ali Akbar Javanfekr, media adviser to Iran’s President Mahmound Ahmadinejad, responded to the general’s comments.

“Iran’s position as a powerful country that is a proponent of logic and peace, the Zionist regime’s chaotic situation, and the state of the world’s economy are realities that do not make this possible,” Javanfekr said in a telephone interview.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor declined to comment on Petraeus’s remarks.

Netanyahu’s Threat

Israel has signaled impatience with the international diplomatic effort to deter Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon. Benjamin Netanyahu, in an interview with the Atlantic magazine given shortly before he became prime minister yesterday, said President Barack Obama must act quickly to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb or Israel might be compelled to attack Iranian nuclear facilities.

They are really F*cking with Obama here!! Obama should throw them all out of Washington, and that includes AIPAC, ZOA, ADL and all Israel’s flying monkeys that spy and control American Politics. Enough is Enough!! I am really growing to literally despise Israel for what it does. I no longer have ANY sympathy what so ever for anything that may happen to them as they brought it on themselves. But unfortunately the rest of the world has to suffer for the acts of one maniacal rogue state with nukes, no, not Iran, but Israel!! They have the audacity to want to murder Palestinains for whom they elected. Well, look at who Israel elected.
Pot-Kettle-Black