Obama Tells Israel : I Am Your Howdy Doody Bitch!!

June 9, 2010

Howdy, President Rahm and the "crew"

Today Israel told Obama to go f*ck himself. Again.

Israel lifts ban on snack foods, spices for Gaza in effort to defuse outcry over flotilla raid

Right in front of Fatah puppet Mahmoud Abbas and the whole world.

Mr. President, why are these items banned?  Is clean drinking water also a threat to Israel’s security?  Did you ask your boss?
Michael Oren, Israeli amBOSSador to the U.S., tolerated Obama’s pitiful effort to save face with the civilized world, requesting Israel to lighten up on the Gaza “blockage” and allow in some humanitarian goods.

Oren agreed to chat with Obama on behalf of the very busy Israeli Prime Minister.  Obama assured Oren that Israel would not be asked to apologize for the nine murders aboard the MV Mavi Marava, or anything else, until the messiah comes.  But he promised to get get tough with Washington reporter, Helen Thomas, for her brazen conduct.

It’s like Mr. Bluster Took Over Doodyville

HOWDY DOODY like when Howdy ran for President of all the Kids in 2008.

Israel attacks Gaza "Operation Cast Lead"

Israel offered some concessions to their Gaza prison population after tough Obama arm twisting.

Israel announced it would allow in potato chips, cookies, spices and other previously banned food items into the Gaza Strip, a step Oren said was meant in a spirit of cooperation.

“Yes, we have allowed some chocolate and other snacks through today, but Hamas has rejected them,” Oren said. “They rejected our chocolate.”

dont forget

soda, juice, jam,  shaving cream, potato chips, cookies and candy were now permitted.

He said Israel rebuffed Palestinian requests for construction goods, raw materials for factories to operate and medical devices.

Couldn’t Obama tell that he was being spoofed?  On international television no less?

Obama and Israeli ambassador

Obama  said the $400 million aid package (mostly already committed) directed to the occupied territories and Gaza, was designed to get things going so Gazans could “open businesses”.

Mr. President, Gazans aren’t Republicans.

Hmmm, what businesses can Gazans open under a total Israeli blockade?  Perhaps a Subway or a Popeye’s chicken restaurant.  He was vague on this point.  The Palestinians need to think outside the box on this.

Gazans will certainly want to join Abbas’ ass-wipe Fatah organization after this performance.

After Obama reiterated that he was Israel’s bitch and offered a BJ, he suggested that maybe Israel could “curb” settlement building and land confiscation which was pretty weird since Netanyahu already called knucklehead Veep Joe Biden to say “nuts to that” before demanding more  U.S.  taxpayer moolah for more settlements and more U.S. rockets to protect them.

What do you bet the concrete on the  seized vessel Mavi Marava went straight to some Beit-Ur-Booty orthodox settlement to build a new Israeli apartment block.  How about all of those computers, cameras, medical supplies, nutritious food stuffs ?  Yup, you got it.

Still Obama wanted to give the appearance like maybe he is the most powerful man in the world so he told Abbas to knock off inciting Israel.

Obama hopes that soon Israel and the Palestinians will begin direct talks.  Right.  What the f*ck will they have to talk about!

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What Does Israel Want?

June 6, 2010

“Lord, make me chaste, but not now”.  St. Augustine said that and the saying could be paraphrased to fit the goals of the State of Israel.  Yes, Israel wants peace.  But not now. Right now Israel wants land and resources. No land for peace.  Just peace for peace.

Biology is destiny and so is geography.  One need only look at a map to conclude that the tiny nation of Israel must consume its neighbors territory: within greater Israel, all Palestinian territory except for a few symbolic, ineffectual dots buried within Israeli settlements.  The next best thing after expulsion of the Palestinian population must be internal exile within a walled prison camp where suffering people are blamed for their own suffering.  I think we can fairly call Gaza Israel’s Warsaw Ghetto II.

Where does Israel go from there?

Israel Topo map

Israel needs land, arable land, energy resources, water supplies. And finally, silence from Palestinians  as they are ethnically cleansed from the region; silence from its regional neighbors as it goes about its business of taking what it wants.  A brief overview:

Water. Israel receives 15% of its water supply from the captured Syrian Golan Heights, headwaters of the Jordan River.  Most of this water goes to Israelis.  Israel also occupies most areas that possess aquifers.

Arguably 50% or more of the water that Israel uses is unilaterally appropriated from water that should fairly go to its Arab neighbors. Even the New York Times used the word “theft” when quoting an “Arab” in connection with Israel’s appropriation of regional water resources.

Most Palestinians receive only a tiny portion of available water, Gaza’s water deficit exceeds WHO minimum requirements.Israel also makes claims on water supplies passing through Lebanon.  It indignantly threatens Lebanon for diverting water flowing to Israel but does not follow the rule with Palestinians.

Arable land. Israel has a lack of arable land. More than half of the country is desert (Negev and Judaen). Although Israel is apparently currently self-sufficient in agriculture except for imported grains and beef, it exports fruits and vegetables.  Much (up to 30% )of Palestinian land is employed as a military buffer zone. Orchards and farms have been ground up for the concrete walls that surround Palestinian settlements.  Israeli settlers routinely confiscate Arab land for further settlement development.

Fossil Fuels.  Israel has has insignificant supplies of oil.  Oil is imported under long term contract with various African countries, Mexico, etc.  At the beginning of the Iraq invasion Israel suggested diversion of Iraqi oil from Kirkuk to Haifa and thence through a pipeline to Europe.

The (Israel)Prime Minister’s Office, which views the pipeline to Haifa as a “bonus” the U.S. could give to Israel in return for its unequivocal support for the American-led campaign in Iraq, had asked the Americans for the official telegram.

I must say this burns my toast.  The U.S. taxpayers have spent $ trillions crushing Iraq based on faked Israel-Bush WMD intelligence just to create a joint venture that sends the proceeds to Israel?  Unthinkable!!  What a con on the American public!!! What a cynical con, period!!!!

Natural gas imports have mainly come from Egypt although a large reserve of NG has been discovered off the coast of Israel and Gaza. Needless to say, Gaza and the Palestinians will not be able to benefit by this find.

Other Power Sources.

Israel has solar and hydroelectric power.  It imports coal supplies for electricity generation.

Powerful nations need resources.  They need to support huge military establishments.  If they can’t get resources through cooperation or purchase, they usually obtain them the old fashioned way, through colonization and force of arms.  So, join the imperialist club,” helpless” Israel.

(Below, Israeli settlement)

Israeli settlement in occupied territory Israeli “settlers” are going to live first world lives within a second or third world region. They’re not going to want to live like Bedouins.  They want, and believe they deserve, to live like Europeans or Americans with lawns, swimming pools, (built with American taxpayer funds) schools, universities, and a wage scale that precludes many Israelis from working at the nation’s “dirty” jobs.  For that they import tens of thousands of foreigners (not Palestinians).

The question in my mind is when will Israel declare its borders? When will it stop occupying “buffer zones” and expanding settlements.  I doubt that it will stop expanding until it creates the Biblical “greater Israel”.  Beyond that it will expand and militarily demolish any country in the region that threatens, not its destruction (as that seems impossible with Israel’s vast military superiority and U.S. political commitment), but its economic hegemony.

Israel will continue to absorb territory and wage war until it gets what it wants.  What will it want then?


Obama Signals Turkey

April 6, 2009

America’s new boy king, Barack Obama, has brought his charm offensive to Turkey.  Wasn’t it just a few days ago that  he was posing for cameras at the G20 and offering half-baked ideas about rogue capitalism and stimulus packages, European cooperation and more NATO  troops for Afghanistan?   Later, to a swooning crowd, he offered a John Lennonish imagining about a nuclear free world.  Only not yet, he hastened to add.  That’s a lot on a plate for a boy king.

Before his detractors could scratch their groins and mumble WTF???? And even before his devoted followers could murmur “where in the world is Carmen San Diego? the boy king popped up on the red carpet in Ankara.  With great fanfare, and many more photo-ops he rejoiced that, unlike his first magical mystery tour  to Pakistan in 1981, he could  he could enter an Islamic country with an American passport.

Turkey and its neighbors

Turkey and its neighbors

It’s easy to see why, like Bush before him, Obama is currying favor with the Turks.  The military and the oil men want him to.  Israel wants him to.  And why shouldn’t he smooth over the rift Bush opened with his disingenuous and poorly managed attack on Iraq?  There is still much to be gained in a Turkish deal:  NATO airbases for an attack on Iraq or Afghanistan or western Pakistan, the re-supply of our permanent troop support to protect the pipeline, and water, the watershed of the Tigris and Euphrates as it flows downstream from Turkey and through Iraq and Syria.  Perhaps a new water deal with thirsty Israel will be possible.

Turkey can be an interlocutor among Egypt, Hamas, Syria, Israel, Palestine.  Then, there’s pesky Iran.  Operation pincher.  Iran between the nutcrackers of Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan.  How long will it be before someone insists there, too, are weapons of mass destruction.

What does King Obama offer Turkey in exchange for her delights?  Entry into the European Union.  Obama has offered Turkey, in his churlishly arrogant way, Europe’s hand in marriage; whether the Europeans like it or not.  Europe has strongly intimated that it does not want a shotgun marriage.  Turkey is not Western enough and certainly not Christian.  Being tacitly secular, for a former Islamic state, is not enough.  Europe is full to the gills with undigested Muslims.  Why doesn’t Obama offer the Turks American citizenship?

One other pesky problem:  the Armenian genocide, which the Turks deny and the Armenians and the rest of the world avow.  During the campaign for the presidency, Obama’s website stated the the Armenian genocide was an “admitted fact”.  A House resolution is slated, yet again, to deal with the question of the massacres that cost 1.5 million Armenian lives during WWI. But it is currently being reported that “no one can predict” what the little king’s expedient stance will be now that he as been elected.

We all know how pretty little Obama can change his mind on matters that he used to be certain about.  He can keep mighty quiet about things like genocide-recall Indonesia 1965-1968 and East Timor 1975-1999.