Leaked Tape – Did Obama Get Dismissive and Back Hamas?

Editor’s Note – Earlier today, a breaking news story from Israel, reported by numerous sources, claimed an American leaked a transcript and/or tape of the actual conversation between Obama and Netanyahu on Sunday that caught everyone’s attention.

It also caused an almost immediate declaration from the White House and the Department of State, and then later from Netanyahu’s office that it was fabricated.

Tweets and ‘retweets’ from Ben Rhodes at the White House and Marie Harf at State read:rocket-fired-by-gaza-terrorists-in-palestine-towards-israel

The US v the Israeli media day 3 RT @marieharf: RT @rhodes44 This “transcript of POTUS-PM call” report is totally false

Marie Harf @marieharf RT @rhodes44 This “transcript of POTUS-PM call” report is totally false

The initial story from Arutz Sheva is posted below and it was showing how Obama had thrown Israel under the bus in favor of Hamas and the Gazan terrorists residing with them.

We ask you to judge, but lately, who is more believable, especially since Hamas declared they will not do a cease-fire or disarm anyway.

It appears, if true, that there is no longer a question – Obama has officially taken the side of Hamas over Israel. On that call, Obama was treating Netanyahu as if he were an underling of the US government by his tone and the way he was making demands.

We at SUA are leaning toward it being true, especially after Kerry’s debacle earlier .

The White House and the State Department are still saying this is completely false and never happened, but now we are learning that not only was it true, it was actually worse. In an email from IMRA, we read:

Truth is worse than the denied Oren Nahari reports on Obama Netanyahu conversation Dr. Aaron Lerner – IMRA 29 July 2014

American and Israeli officials charged that the transcript reported below is a fabrication.

In truth, the White House press release describing the conversation is far worse than the transcript presented by Oren Nahari.

According to the White House press release “The President stressed the U.S. view that, ultimately, any lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must ensure the disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarization of Gaza.”

US President Barack Obama and Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington. Photo: REUTERS
US President Barack Obama and Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington. Photo: REUTERS

While the EU declares that the terrorists in the Gaza Strip should be disarmed, Mr. Obama doesn’t see the demilitarization of Gaza before there is a “lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.

Put bluntly: if we don’t agree to divide Jerusalem then Hamas can keep its rockets.

So while this transcript has Mr. Obama arguing with Netanyahu over the choice of mediators, the White House has Mr. Obama stating for the record that the demilitarization of Gaza is off the agenda until Israel can reach a “lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.

In this case the truth is worse than what is now claimed to be fiction.”

So you can see, Obama wants Israel to fall on its sword before it will try to force Hamas and friends to disarm – again, its Israel’s fault this is not ending.

Obama and Kerry say there is no space between the US and Israel, and that they back Israel completely, but those words are countered by other words and actions.

They are also belied by tone and tenor of communication. Read more here at the Jerusalem Post, you decide.

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.

By Ari Soffer – Arutz Sheva

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.

The following is an excerpt of the conversation, published in Hebrew by Channel One:NetBHOKerry

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.

The Channel One journalist who received the tape emphasized that at other points during the conversation there were more “positive” word exchanged between the two, such as Obama repeating America’s commitment to Israel’s security.

But those words will ring hollow to Israelis, considering that the proposal put together by John Kerry, Qatar and Turkey did not address a single one of Israel’s demands and – as alluded to by Obama himself – relied on little more than the goodwill of Hamas to stop firing rockets.

This, despite the group (which the US itself lists as a terrorist organization) being unabashedly committed to the destruction of the State of Israel and the genocide of all Israeli Jews.

For his part, earlier on Tuesday John Kerry claimed that Prime MinisterNetanyahu had in fact approached him to ask him to help hammer out a ceasefire deal, after previous truce proposals were rejected by Hamas.

If that was indeed the case what resulted could hardly have been whatNetanyahu had in mind: a joint initiative with two states overtly hostile towards Israel, concluding in a draft proposal which would have granted Hamas all of its key conditions – including the opening of air and sea ports and the total lifting on Israel’s security blockade – but which addressed Israel’s “security concerns” in only the vaguest possible terms.

Kerry’s Cease-fire Plan – Has he just “disembarked his spaceship”

Editor’s Note – The usually left-leaning Haaretz publication in Israel posted an article from one of their few less left-leaning journalists today about John Kerry’s latest ventures over structuring a cease fire in Gaza. Barak Ravid nails Kerry but leaves him some wiggle room that we at SUA will not abide, but suffice it to say, you really need to read this article.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon and John Kerry - your call!
UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon and John Kerry – your call!

We bring this to you because it appears even they now understand that John Kerry is a few cards short of a full deck – a common malady among those defending Hamas and the so-called ‘Palestinian’ issues.

The operative out takes in this article are the references to whether or not John Kerry just landed on this planet. Or is it something worse?

We know John Kerry has access to all of the history, all of the intelligence, and all of the interactions among all the key players, so for him to do what they describe below, he indeed must have suspended all disbelief, or is practicing willful ignorance and is deftly attempting to throw Israel under the bus driven by that other lunatic,

Erdogan, the PM of Turkey who went completely and certifiably insane this week in his calls that Israel must face trials over Gaza on the world stage.

From left, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah speak after their meeting regarding a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel in Gaza on Saturday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
From left, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah speak after their meeting regarding a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel in Gaza on Saturday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

We choose the latter because it is clear that Kerry and his boss have made a ‘pivot’ that is all too clear – acquiescing in the minimum, or outright support of the Muslim Brother and Qatar in the extreme.

This ‘pivot’ is not new, but its starkness now demonstrates what many of us know to be true, but Ravid still does not acknowledge – John Kerry and Obama are NOT allies of Israel.

Again, you be the judge, but in the totality of recent and historical perspective on Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Obama, it is too hard to give them any due deference anymore.

John Kerry has now elevated Hamas, and its evil cohorts as equals of Israel – or he has attempted to do so. This despite the fact that Hamas is designated as a terror organization by the very department Kerry leads.

Earth to John Kerry, your mother-ship is calling…! Mr. Kerry, al Thani on line one, Qatar, Turkey, and the MB are calling.

Kerry’s latest cease-fire plan: What was he thinking?

Kerry isn’t anti-Israeli; on the contrary, he’s a true friend to Israel. But his conduct in recent days over the Gaza cease-fire raises serious doubts over his judgment and perception of regional events.

The press conference U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry convened together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry was one of Kerry’s most embarrassing incidents since taking office. And there were quite a few in the last year and a half.

A few hours before the press conference began, the Israeli security cabinet ministers unanimously rejected Kerry’s cease-fire plan draft. Kerry, as is his wont, seemed and sounded as if he came from a parallel universe. He claimed to have never presented Israel with a formal offer for a cease-fire, slammed the Israeli media’s “mischievous reports” and promised that Netanyahu’s office will issue a clarification.

As if that wasn’t enough, Kerry claimed he made significant progress in the cease-fire talks and said, deadpan, that the disagreements with Israel are purely on matters of terminology. Reality, of course, was completely different. If anything happened on Friday it was another deep crisis in trust between Israeli senior cabinet members and the American secretary of state.

Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal
Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal

The draft Kerry passed to Israel on Friday shocked the cabinet ministers not only because it was the opposite of what Kerry told them less than 24 hours earlier, but mostly because it might as well have been penned by Khaled Meshal. It was everything Hamas could have hoped for.

The document recognized Hamas’ position in the Gaza Strip, promised the organization billions in donation funds and demanded no dismantling of rockets, tunnels or other heavy weaponry at Hamas’ disposal. The document placed Israel and Hamas on the same level, as if the first is not a primary U.S. ally and as if the second isn’t a terror group which overtook part of the Palestinian Authority in a military coup and fired thousands of rockets at Israel.

On Saturday, the State Department distributed photos of Kerry’s meeting with Qatar and Turkey’s foreign ministers in Paris. The three appear jovial and happy-go-lucky.

Other photographs show Kerry carousing romantically with the Turkish foreign minister in the pastoral grounds of the U.S. ambassador’s home in Paris, as if the Turkish official’s prime minister didn’t just say a few days ago that Israel is 10 times worse than Hitler.

The secretary of state’s draft empowered the most radical and problematic elements in the region – Qatar, Turkey, and Hamas – and was a slap on the face to the rapidly forming camp of Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, who have many shared interests.

What Kerry’s draft spells for the internal Palestinian political arena is even direr: It crowns Hamas and issues Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with a death warrant.

It’s not clear what Kerry was thinking when he presented this draft. It’s unclear what he had in mind when he convened the Paris summit. It can only be seen as surreal. Along with foreign ministers from Europe’s major nations Kerry greeted with regal honors Hamas’ Qatari and Turkish patrons, ignoring what Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinian Authority might have had to say.

Kerry isn’t anti-Israeli; on the contrary, he’s a true friend to Israel. But his conduct in recent days over the Gaza cease-fire raises serious doubts over his judgment and perception of regional events.

It’s as if he isn’t the foreign minister of the world’s most powerful nation, but an alien, who just disembarked his spaceship in the Mideast.

For a few moments Friday one could not avoid recalling the things Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said about Kerry, and admit that despite the fact that it wasn’t appropriate, he may have had a point.

If Kerry did anything on Friday it was to thwart the possibility of reaching a cease-fire in Gaza. Instead of promoting a cease-fire, Kerry pushed it away. If this failed diplomatic attempt leads Israel to escalate its operation in Gaza, the American secretary of state will be one of those responsible for every additional drop of blood that is spilled.

Sellin – Why Obama fails and succeeds

By LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD – Family Security Matters

Barack Obama fails because of the content of his character. He is amoral, lacking an ability to judge himself or his actions by any value or virtue. In his mind, Obama is good not because he is honest or wise; Obama is good because he is Obama. The implicit pattern of all his self-appraisals is: “It’s good because I like it”-“It’s right because I did it”-“It’s true because I want it to be true.”

Lawrence Sellin, Phd
Lawrence Sellin, Phd

It is not an expression of accomplishment, pride or self-esteem, but reveals the presence of a vacuum; a stagnant, arrested mentality matching his faith in the stagnant, arrested policies of modern American far-left liberalism.

Obama is incompetent because he is both inexperienced and ideologically-driven. He makes decisions on national policy not based on reality, but on desired outcomes.

His lofty rhetoric mirrors the unproven goals of socialism: the abolition of poverty, the achievement of general prosperity, progress, peace and human brotherhood. They are dreams endorsed by academics and the liberal media. The implementation of policies such visions spawn is dependent upon an uninformed electorate eager for government handouts. That is, the power-seekers need a group of favor-recipients in order to achieve power.

Obama’s “success” is based entirely on political intimidation, both by false argument and executive action, and the failure of the media to report the news in a truthful, accurate and impartial way.

Although the wisdom and consequences of Obama’s policies cannot be defended, his acolytes consider them moral imperatives not subject to rational analysis, practicality or economic realities.

To the extent that Obama supporters succeed in defending his policies, it is accomplished by substituting moral judgment for intellectual argument, often in the form of irrational accusations. They sidestep logic and stifle debate by impugning an opponent’s character i.e. if you oppose Obama’s proposals; you hate children or want to wage a war on women.

Obama’s executive orders and manufactured crises bear comparison to the authoritarian measures taken by Joseph Stalin.

The collectivization of Soviet agriculture was achieved by means of a government-planned famine, carried out deliberately to force peasants into collective farms.

Obama’s open border policy and willful neglect of national security and humanitarian concerns are meant to force Congress and the American people to accept illegal alien amnesty and immigration “reform” meant to alter the nation’s demographics; weaken the United States through wider ethnic, racial and economic divisions; and create a permanent left-wing political majority, in essence, a one-party state.ObamaPen2

Obama is disengaged from the Presidency and the needs of the country only in the sense that his character and ideology buttress him against advice and reason as well as reinforce his personal isolation and political rigidity.

The corrupt status quo continues because Obama has surrounding himself with a collection of equally inexperienced, emotionally immature, dogmatic leftists, whose “ends justify the means” mindset apparently permits them to tell any lie and violate any law in order to attain their political objectives.

Likewise, Obama has transformed the Democrats into a party of pervasive liars, unlike the Republicans, who only lie to their constituents. Neither party has the courage to do the right thing.

Obama’s survival now depends on what path the media will take. Either they remain partisan political activists and Obama surrogates or they strive for honesty, accuracy, fairness and balance in order to restore their credibility as guardians of the public’s right to know.

Ultimately, America can survive Obama, but it cannot survive while withholding the truth.

US Judge Finds Iran/NK Liable in 2006 Missile Attacks on Israel

Editor’s Note – Who is responsible for the latest missile barrages from Gaza on the innocents in Israel? The same folks as in 2006, 2009, 2012… Iran, NK, but unnamed as yet, Qatar!

hamasrally2At least someone in government understands what is happening in the Middle East. A Federal Judge in the US finds for the plaintiffs over damages for the 2006 missile attacks on Israel then like now – North Korea and Iran LOSE! They will never collect likely, but the court did find out who was responsible.

Attention MSNBC – It is not about the “poor Palestinians” – or the civilians in Gaza, it is about state sponsored terrorism. By the way, those civilians in Gaza are either human shields, Hamas family members, sympathizers, and people of all ages indoctrinated into Hamas mentality and goals.

Yes there are some who were in the wrong place and wrong time, but most were every bit the soldier as if they wore a uniform, certainly not Israel’s fault. Collateral damage is always avoided to a fault with Israel, but are they really civilians?gaza-rocket

Also, remember this week, Iran is the country that John Kerry just released billions of frozen assets for a four month extension on nuclear talks. Also, the Obama administration just gave the Palestinians in Gaza $47 million in “relief” funds. Last we knew, Hamas is listed as a terror organization. Who again do you represent Mr. Kerry?

Judge finds North Korea, Iran liable for missile damages

A federal judge on Wednesday found North Korea and Iran liable for damages caused by a series of missile attacks on Israel in 2006.

The two countries are liable because they “provided material support and assistance to the Hezbollah terrorists who fired the rockets at Israel,” U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth concluded. A special master will now be assigned to determine the amount of damages that will be assessed; collecting the money owed, of course, will be a different matter.

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In his 18-page decision, Lamberth said “there can be no doubt that North Korea and Iran provided material support” to Hezbollah.

“North Korea provided Hezbollah with advanced weapons, expert advice and construction assistance in hiding these weapons in underground bunkers, and training in utilizing these weapons and bunkers to cause terrorist rocket attacks on Israel’s civilian population,” Lamberth wrote, “and Iran financed North Korea’s assistance and helped transport weapons to Hezbollah.”

Indeed, Lamberth’s decision in a case first filed on behalf of Chaim Kaplan and other survivors and family members in 2009 is a primer, of sorts, on the linkages between Iran, North Korea and Hezbollah.

“Hezbollah members began travelling to North Korea for specialist instruction as early as the late

1980s,” Lamberth noted. “Hezbollah General-Secretary Hassan Nasrallah himself visited North Korea for training purposes during this time.”

Lamberth added that Among other noted Hezbollah members who underwent training in North Korea was Mustafa Badreddine, who served as the movement’s counter-espionage chief in the 2006 war, as well as the head of Hezbollah’s security and intelligence service.

 

'Do Nothing' Obama – The 'Campaigner-In-Chief'

Let’s Give Him the Job He Really Wants and Maybe Save the World

By Scott W. Winchell and Denise Simon, SUA Editors

In light of recent tragedies, terror attacks, domestic scandals, wars in the Middle East, a new Caliphate terror state, voter fraud in Afghanistan, border humanitarian and national security lapses, what do we really have as the leader of our nation?SAFRICA-MANDELA-MEMORIAL

We have a ‘do-nothing’ leader of the free world. Effectively, what we really have is a “Campaigner-in-Chief,” or “President Glitterati,” or “Fund-Raiser-in-Chief,” or more precisely, a “President Emeritus.” After all, he has retired it seems, and took his show on the road.

Obama is not really in charge of anything anymore it appears, or doing anything to solve any issues other than making sure Democratic Party coffers continue to grow.

In his 67 months as President, he has attended no less than 393 fund raising events and golfed 176 times at least.

The trouble is not really the huge number of fund raisers, but that he chooses them over doing his actual job. Then there are the family vacations, the trips around the globe, the ‘selfies’ at Mandela’s funeral, and so on.

But on several occasions, it has been at the absolute wrong time to be somewhere other than where a President should be. During times of national security issues unfolding before our eyes he is AWOL, or avoiding them because it may be a photo-op.

Where was he for seven hours the night of the Benghazi raid, only to board a plane to Las Vegas for a fund raiser the next morning?

Where was he as thousands of Central Americans poured over the Rio Grande into Texas, only to be distributed throughout the rest of the United States?

Drinking beer in a Denver pool hall…being offered a joint from a wannabe “Choom Gang” acolyte?obamaweed-1

joe-bidenWhere was he the night that Russia, yes we said Russia, as in Vladimir Putin, when the Malaysian airliner was shot down in Ukraine by Russia?

Fund Raiser, fund raiser, fund raiser…sternly worded speech, then off to another fund raiser. Heck, even his UN Ambassador, Samantha Power sounded more Presidential, and she is a total uber-leftist, Israel loathing, one-world-order, anti-constitutionalist.

Since it is obviously more important to him to milk “cash cows” during times of great importance, perhaps he should replace Debby Wasserman-Schultz “who doesn’t even have a national message”  as “President Emeritus,” and Chairman of the DNC.

He can jet all around the country, yakking to those who adore him no matter what, and campaign, campaign, and campaign some more.

Heck, we would gladly see the tax-payer dollar do that for him …oops, sorry, we forgot, we already do. We know this is his first love, besides a mirror, because that is all he has done in 67 months as the leader of the free world.

Who would then take over the mantle of actually doing something?

Why, Joe Biden of course! We would then make Joe Biden “Acting President” of the United States.Scared Putin

Yes, we know what you will say, “Mr. Gaffe-tastic” would fumble and stumble all over the place, but at least he might actually do something. Something is better than nothing.

We would not have to worry about Biden golfing all the time, or vacationing in some posh location since he always swings in the wind politically anyway, using his tongue as a 4-iron, slicing and hooking…FORE!

We wouldn’t even have to worry about the divots, Joe already knows ‘plugs.’ In fact, Delaware is not far away, so think of the vacation savings as well.

The world might actually become fearful of the power of the United States once again.

They thought George W. Bush was a “Cowboy” and feared him to some degree, imagine the fear of knowing that a completely unpredictable one was in charge – a man who can step on his tongue faster than any speeding bullet.

Imagine foreign leaders trying to decide whether his last speech was plagiaristic or just fabricated – he will have them guessing so much they may not know where to invade next.

Our current President does nothing, and doing nothing is in effect a something; making things worse. As it is now, Obama has Joe Biden make most of the calls to foreign leaders, so why not just let him take over, how much worse off would we be?ObamaGolfMoves

We only hope though, if Joe gets to be Commander-in-Chief, that the Secret Service actually carries the “football” for him, with a whole extra layer of procedures so he does not accidentally shoot his own foot off, or blow up a foreign capital.

We also hope he assigns one duty only to his Secretary of State, yes, that other “king of failed efforts” John Kerry. He must keep Kerry counting ‘hanging chads’ in Afghanistan for the next two plus years.

This might actually give him the boost he so desires – legitimacy in the race for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016.

That might actually take two more potential a-bombs out of the picture, Hillary Clinton and Senator “Lieawatha” Elizabeth Warren.

We do apologize for the levity in such dire times, but really, how much worse could it be?

Think about it, two more years of this, and then the possibility that another complete failure as a US Secretary of State or a person that will say anything to get elected, again becomes Commander-in-Chief. So, let’s let ol’ Joe swing away and Obama go campaign away.

Hey Obama, America is calling and they want their country back.