NSA Targeting of Israeli Leaders also Swept up the Content of Private Conversations with U.S. Lawmakers … The Hell with Liberties
WELCOME TO OBAMA IN WONDERLAND …
From the WSJ – U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress … National Security Agency’s targeting of Israeli leaders also swept up the content of private conversations with U.S. lawmakers. What else would you expect from the anti-liberty president? Barack Obama wound negotiate with Iran, yet spy on an ally like Israel. Isn’t it quite remarkable just how screwed up America has become under Obama as Obama had NSA spy on Israel during Iran nuclear deal negotiations. The hell with the fact that Obama was dealing with state sponsored terrorism and nuclear talks, lets spy on Israel to see how they might react.
It kind of makes you wonder who Barack Obama considers a friend and who he considers a foe. Obama promised to transform America and that is what he has done thanks to Americas voting this dangerous clown back into office. This is not the first time Obama has used government agencies against We the People … can you say IRS-gate of which has been completely swept under the carpet.
President Barack Obama announced two years ago he would curtail eavesdropping on friendly heads of state after the world learned the reach of long-secret U.S. surveillance programs.
But behind the scenes, the White House decided to keep certain allies under close watch, current and former U.S. officials said. Topping the list was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The U.S., pursuing a nuclear arms agreement with Iran at the time, captured communications between Mr. Netanyahu and his aides that inflamed mistrust between the two countries and planted a political minefield at home when Mr. Netanyahu later took his campaign against the deal to Capitol Hill.
The National Security Agency’s targeting of Israeli leaders and officials also swept up the contents of some of their private conversations with U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups. That raised fears—an “Oh-s— moment,” one senior U.S. official said—that the executive branch would be accused of spying on Congress.
White House officials believed the intercepted information could be valuable to counter Mr. Netanyahu’s campaign. They also recognized that asking for it was politically risky. So, wary of a paper trail stemming from a request, the White House let the NSA decide what to share and what to withhold, officials said. “We didn’t say, ‘Do it,’ ” a senior U.S. official said. “We didn’t say, ‘Don’t do it.’ ”
According to liberal logic, this makes Obama an anti-Semite.
President Obama announced two years ago that he would stop eavesdropping on leaders of U.S. allies, after the world learned the reach of long-secret U.S. surveillance programs. According to The Wall Street Journal, this meant an end to spying on French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders.
However, Israel apparently failed to make Obama’s list of true allies. The Journal reports that the NSA continued routinely to intercept the communications of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and send them to White House officials for dissection.
And that’s not all. Spying on Netanyahu reportedly led to eavesdropping on members of Congress and leaders of American Jewish organization with whom the Israeli prime minister and his government communicated.
Originally, the stated justification for spying on Netanyahu was fear that he would attack Iran without first warning the U.S. However, by 2013, U.S. intelligence agencies had determined that Israel wasn’t going to strike Iran, so the rationale shifted. Now, Team Obama wanted to know whether Israel had learned of secret negotiations between the U.S. and Iran.
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Condemns Iran Nuclear Deal … “This is a Bad Mistake of Historic Proportions”
Barack Obama has all but destroyed US relations with one of our greatest allies, Israel …
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded yesterday to the Iran nuke deal brokered by the Obama administration calling it one of the darkest days in world history. Netanyahu stated that the Iran nuke deal “is a bad mistake of historic proportions” and that it “will allow it to continue to pursue its agenda of aggression and terror in the region and in the world.” So who knows better what Iran’s intentions truly are, Barack Obama or Benjamin Netanyahu? The Israel prime minister went on to say that “Israel was not bound by this deal with Iran because Iran continues to seek our destruction” and that Israel “will always defend ourselves.”
Israel and Saudi Arabia wasted no time blasting the nuclear accord with Iran, while many of the world’s leaders — and some of Iran’s immediate neighbors — expressed relief that a deal had been reached.
A fierce critic of the talks from the beginning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately condemned the deal as details emerged Tuesday morning, telling reporters in Jerusalem that the agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear programs in exchange for an eventual end to sanctions on Tehran was a “stunning historic mistake” under which Iran will get “a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars which will allow it to continue to pursue its agenda of aggression and terror in the region and in the world.”
“Israel was not bound by this deal with Iran because Iran continues to seek our destruction,” he said. “We will always defend ourselves.”
How any American president could make a deal like this with state sponsored terrorism should be grounds for impeachment. Sorry Mr. President, no deal is better than a bad deal. This president has just inflcited Obamacare, nuke style, upon the Middle East and the world. Heaven help us.
Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu, If it weren’t for Israel, Iran would’ve had nukes long ago.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday vowed that the nuclear agreement struck between the major world powers and Iran “is not the last word.”
Speaking before the Knesset to honor the memory of Likud ideological forebear Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the premier said that it was Israel’s vocal opposition to the Iran nuclear program that delayed Tehran’s attainment of the bomb.
“We brought the Iranian issue to the attention of world public opinion,” Netanyahu said. “If it wasn’t for us, there would not have been a discussion about it.”
“If it weren’t for Israel’s efforts, Iran would’ve gained possession of a nuclear weapon a long time ago,” the prime minister said.
This deal was not about US national security or certainly not Israel security or stabilization in the Middle East, it was about the narcissist in Chief, Barack Obama, legacy. Of course I have no idea what he expects or wants his legacy to be, the destruction of the Middle East and terrorism raining down on the world?
- Netanyahu is re-elected and Ringo is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Barack Hussein Obama Refuses to Call Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu After His Big Victory (Update: Obama Finally Calls, “Reassess” Its options on US-Israel Relations)
THE INCREDIBLY SHRINKING PRESIDENT … JUST HOW SMALL, PETTY AND THIN SKINNED IS BARACK OBAMA.
One needs to look no further to witness the lack of class, the pettiness and the pathetic “smallish” behavior of President Barack Obama than to examine his behavior falling the victory by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in yesterdays landslide election. Following Benjamin Netanyahu’s huge win, Barack Obama has not called the Israel Prime Minister to congratulate him. Even for Obama, this is small. Really, this is how we treat an ally? But the incredibly shrinking Obama is throwing a temper tantrum because Netanyahu’s big win means an Obama big and embarrassing loss. All of Obama’s attempts to interfere in the Israel election and have Netanyahu ousted were for naught.
But this is the sad state of affairs that the United States sees itself in as a clueless and apathetic electorate have voted this little Napoleon into office, who is the most liberal ideologue, that America has ever had to endure. So I guess the transformation of America is to attack our allies unless they goose-step to Obama’s wishes. 2016 cannot come soon enough.
Really, this president has the audacity to question anyone about using rhetotic in an election. Seriously Barack, you might want to take a look at yourself in the mirror and see just how you conducted yourself in the 2008 and 2012 elections. And the crap you have spewed in between.
UPDATE I: NY Times – Obama May Find It Impossible to Mend Frayed Ties to Netanyahu.
President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel had a poisonous relationship long before Mr. Netanyahu swept to victory on Tuesday night in elections watched minute-by-minute at the White House.
But now that Mr. Netanyahu has won after aggressively campaigning against a Palestinian state and Mr. Obama’s potential nuclear deal with Iran, the question is whether the president and prime minister can ever repair their relationship — and whether Mr. Obama will even try.
On Wednesday, part of the answer seemed to be that the president would not make the effort.
In strikingly strong criticism, the White House called Mr. Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric, in which he railed against Israeli Arabs because they went out to vote, an attempt to “marginalize Arab-Israeli citizens” and inconsistent with the values that bind Israel and the United States. The White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, told reporters traveling with Mr. Obama on Air Force One on Wednesday that Mr. Netanyahu’s statement was “deeply concerning and it is divisive and I can tell you that these are views the administration intends to communicate directly to the Israelis.”
UPDATE II: Obama calls to congratulate Netanyahu.
Barack Obama finally calls to congratulate Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his recent victory; however, it was far from friendly or cordial. The thin skinned Obama, still smarting from his guy not winning the Israel election, basically made the following salutations, Congratulations, and by the way, we’re going to re-access our policy with Israel since you won. How big of Obama.
President Barack Obama told Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that Washington would “reassess” its options on U.S.-Israel relations and Middle East diplomacy after the Israeli prime minister took a position against Palestinian statehood during his re-election campaign, a White House official said.
Obama’s telephone call to Netanyahu followed a television interview in which the Israeli leader backed away from his pre-election declaration that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch, an about-face apparently aimed at quelling U.S. criticism triggered by his comments.
The White House, unmoved by Netanyahu’s effort to backtrack, delivered a fresh rebuke against him on Thursday and signaled that Washington may reconsider its decades-old policy of shielding close ally Israel from international pressure at the United Nations.
So much for the pundits and polls showing a close race in Israel elections much to the dismay of Barack Obama, the liberal MSM and Iran …
With nearly all of the ballots counted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud party have scored a decisive and overwhelming victory over its main left-wing rival, Isaac Herzog and the Zionist Union, in Israeli parliamentary elections. The Likud party was only expected to secure 20 to 22 seats in the Knesset Tuesday night; however, when the dust settled and the votes were counted, it appears Likud won 30 seats. This is a huge victory for Benjamin Netanyahu and as much as the libs don’t want to admit it, a total and complete rejection of Herzog and the Zionist Union. Netanyahu released the following statement, “Against all odds, a great victory for the Likud, for the nationalist camp led by the Likud, and for the people of Israel.”
So much for pre-election and exit polls.
When it comes to elections, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is the political equivalent of a scrambling quarterback. During the three-month election campaign that ended Tuesday night, the prime minister fell 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage before evading a savage blitz, escaped a catastrophic sack, then, at the last moment, turned upfield, crossed the line of scrimmage and galloped ahead for a huge gain.
Although Netanyahu’s Likud Party only won about half the number of seats needed to secure a majority in Israel’s parliament, it did so much better than anyone expected (including Bibi) that he seems to have triumphed in the goal he had set for himself last December when he broke up the government he had formed in 2013 and called new elections.
He did that because he wanted to strengthen his own hand and rid himself of two hostile coalition partners at the same time. This was a risky strategy, and it looked for quite a while like a disastrous one.
Throughout the final weeks, polling suggested Likud had fallen behind the center-left opposition, the Zionist Union.
Oh to be a fly on the wall in the White House yesterday to see Barack Obama’s reaction when Benjamin Netanyahu not only won a close race, but it turned out to be a landslide instead. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party’s victory is a smashing defeat for Obama, Iran and all that wanted to see America transformed. Even with Obama’s State Department meddling in an election of a US ally, Obama’s fails. In the end Israel voters selected national security and their right to survive as a people.
In the capital, Likud won 24.16% of the vote, United Torah Judaism got 12.05% and the Zionist Union just 8.39%. In Tel Aviv, however, Zionist Union won 34.25%, followed by Likud with 18.26% and Meretz with 12.95%. In Haifa, the Zionist Union led the way with 25.28% of the vote, then Likud with 20.74% and Yesh Atid with 11.25%.
In the south, the ongoing threats of mass dismissals were no barrier to a great success by Netanyahu and the Likud. In Be’er Sheva, Likud won 37.69% of the vote while the Zionist Union pulled in just 12.24%. Sderot saw another great victory for the Likud, with 42.85% of the vote, compared to just 11.84% for the Zionist Union.
There was a similar story in Dimona, where the Likud won 41.06% of the vote, with Shas coming second with 12.36%. In Ashdod, the Likud got 31.34% and in Ashkelon 40%. In Eilat, Likud scored 35.21%, compared to 17% for the Zionist Union, and in Arad, 22.48% voted for Likud and just 15.22% for Zionist Union.