Trump: “Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!”
Preemptive move against further Obama-Kerry actions.
The complete debacle of the Obama administration’s connivance in the anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution continues to reverberate.
How convenient that Obama pulled this stunt right before Christmas and Hanukkah. The outrage is not calming down, and likely is to escalate after Congress returns from break, at the Free Beacon reports.
Trump’s initial reaction to the Resolution was to promise that things would change at the UN starting January 20.
But this morning, just before John Kerry is to give his policy address on a final status solution, Trump has jumped into the debate again. Perhaps to try to preempt the feared move by Obama to bring a second UN resolution to a vote, Trump tweeted:
We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!
(added) Netanyahu responds:
President-elect Trump, thank you for your warm friendship and your clear-cut support for Israel! ????@IvankaTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/lURPimG0wS
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) December 28, 2016
Obama is succeeding in one thing — bringing some #NeverTrump-ers over to Trump’s side:
I'd like to wish a mazal tov to the Obama admin for doing what I thought was impossible: You've made me glad Donald Trump was elected.
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) December 28, 2016
As an avowed never trumper from the start, I also find myself in this uncomfortable position. https://t.co/Dog9mEkqhs
— Jason B. Whitman (@JasonBWhitman) December 28, 2016
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There are going to be a lot of people like Ms.Mandel and Mr. Whitman, my sister included.
Our family lives all over the US, and our votes were all over the map. My sister’s comment was that Trump could be a good President, if he learned to take advice from his admittedly able appointees and “learned to control his mouth.”
I did not ask her what she thought Trump had said, nor did I ask her who told her what he said. I figure the election is over, and she can figure out for herself how accurate her imagined quotes are.
On further discussion it was very clear that, regardless of what the votes were, the objectives of the family, to obtain a more peaceful and prosperous country, all aligned with our shared values of liberty and justice for all, were very much in alignment. The question was how to obtain those results, and different people had different takes on how to do that.
We had a really good time, and the political discussion was loud, friendly, funny, and by no means dominant over the holiday.
In my family, home is where you go to laugh your a$$ off.
Many of us have known for 8+ years that obama is a muslim.
Finally someone, Trump, is pushing back, along with Cruz and, groan, Graham.
Don’t be ridiculous. 0bama is not a Moslem, and no serious person could ever imagine that he was one. There is precisely as much reason to suppose that he is a Moslem as there is to suppose that he is a Martian. This is precisely the sort of bizarre accusation that gives him cover and lets him paint all his detractors as insane hatemongers. He’s the worst president since at least Wilson, but you succeed in making him look good. Congratulations.
He’s actually a Martian, too.
And Michelle is a spaceship.
obamas muslim “faith” has been clear except to those who do not want to see, or hear:
You’re either so insane you belong in a padded room, or deliberately lying. No sane person thinks 0bama is a Moslem.
That’s a great response to obama’s admission of his muslim faith. But you know better, as always.
Obama did not make any such admission. The video you linked is of 0bama complaining that Republicans are falsely accusing him of being a Moslem. He acknowledges that McCain himself has not made such an accusation, but says that the accusation has been “coming out of the Republican camp”, and that “these guys love to throw a rock and hide their hands”.
Claims that Obama is a Muslim, whether true or not, are completely irrelevant and as such should not be uttered. What is not irrelevant, as well as demonstrably true, is that he is a Muslim Sympathizer. Any linkage you wish to establish between Obama and Islam is covered by this assertion, so it’s not necessary, in addition to being self-defeating, to assert that he is an actual Muslim.
Will American Jews side with Israel or will the stay with Obama?
Thank you Prof for highlighting this betrayal by Obama. It is not even remotely the right thing to do.
Obama has managed to turn Iran into a regional hegemon that will soon be nuclear armed and support for Israel into a partisan issue.
Quite the legacy.
I won’t call Pres Obama a Muslim as he’s said repeatedly he isn’t. In truth, I don’t care much what his faith is. However it’s impossible not to look at the actions of his administration and concede that there has been a great sympathetic turn in favor of the Muslim world and against our great friend Israel and the Jewish people. To deny this as truth is, imo, impossible unless one wishes to ignore the words and deeds of Pres Obama and his administration. I feel for Israel and pray that change will come quickly.
His faith is in himself and nothing else. And he’s not pro-Moslem, he’s just anti-American. No Moslem could support both the Brotherhood and Iran; he can because he doesn’t care about religion, he only cares that they both hate America. His problem with Israel is not that it’s Jewish but that it’s an American ally.
I see him as symphathetic to Muslims, due to heritage and early exposure; also ideologically, as somehow he views them as victims of colonialism.
“His problem with Israel is not that it’s Jewish but that it’s an American ally.”
Milhouse, Milhouse, Milhouse! I’m at a loss for words.
It’s the exact truth. Some people hate America because it supports Israel; 0bama hates Israel because it supports America.
I have to hand it to you, Milhouse! While I disagree with what you are saying, you certainly deserve credit for being persistent.
Hereafter I shall call you “Milhouse the Bulldog.”
What’s there to disagree with? What I wrote is the obvious truth. No serious person disagrees with it.
Milhouse the Bulldog! Because you don’t let go. I look forward to reading your next post. Not here, on a new topic I mean.
“I won’t call Pres Obama a Muslim as he’s said repeatedly he isn’t.”
You just made the case for his being a Muslim.
There is no case that he’s a Moslem. It’s an insane theory exactly like the black helicopter nonsense we heard about in the Clinton years, or like 9/11 trutherism in the Bush years. He is not Moslem. Accept that or report to your padded room. His only god is himself.
When the children that comprised the Clinton administration removed the “W”s from the keyboards, that was a juvenile, spiteful prank. Obama’s actions (and God only knows what’s to come in the next three weeks) are evil, intentional, destructive, disruptive, unpatriotic, dangerous, and stem from an arrogant, ignorant, sanctimonious mindset.
Obama has consistently set new standards of low performance, then successfully failed to meet those standards.
True to his record on ME foreign policy, consistent as it is with his general ineptitude, Obama seeks to harm Israel after years of helping Iran. But what Obama has done is far more likely to place Iran at greater risk than Israel. Israel can take care of itself and has many allies powerful both politically and militarily. If Obama sufficiently emboldens Iran to take direct action against Israel of some kind, few ME nations will come to Iran’s aid, if any, when Israel and her willing allies retaliate for whatever move Iran has made. I don’t see Russia backing Iran in any major military action, if Israel, the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, et al, are allied against Iran. Obama has made Iran cocky in a region where cockiness can get you destroyed.
My best hope is Trump decides that Sessions should appoint special prosecutors to go through as much of obama’s admin as possible and also to go after hilldawg.
It really is time to start putting the charlatans, from both parties, in jail.
Milhouse, I might be willing to listen to your arguments, but you insist on founding your arguments in name calling. Calling people “insane” because they disagree with you is lazy and deeply repugnant. It yields your arguments unworthy of serious consideration.
When people make literally insane claims, the only honest response is to call them on it. Literally no sane person thinks 0bama is a Moslem. It’s just not one of the things it is possible to believe. Such claims must be treated exactly like the “black helicopter” claims of the ’90s, or the crazy rumors that the 0bamas were disbarred, or that the Bush family are extraterrestrials, etc. If someone seriously told you that George W Bush is really a “lizard person”, would you not call them insane?
What is insane, Milhouse, is doubting the fact that Obama is a Muslim. He is a Muslim for the exact same reason Sudan sentenced Meriam Ibrahim, a US resident and the wife of a US citizen, to death for apostasy in 2014 when she visited the country of her birth where she and her husband have business interests. Her father, who abandoned the family before she was born, was a Muslim. That made her a Muslim. Barack Obama is also a Muslim because his father converted to Islam before he was born. It doesn’t matter if Obama considers himself a Muslim, just as it didn’t matter that Ibrahim’s mother raised her as an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian from birth. Every school of Sharia agrees. If your father is a Muslim, then you are born a Muslim. You can never, ever, change your religion. Not even “moderate” Malaysia allows Muslims (ethnic Malay Muslims, that is, whose profession of faith is considered valid) to change their religion.
Moreover Obama’s Islamic ties go far beyond the circumstances of his birth. Obama himself says in one of his autobiographies that he used to get in trouble for joking around in Quran class. That means he was registered as a Muslim when he went to school in Indonesia. Non-Muslims didn’t go to Quran class. And that means he also attended Friday services at his school. That would have been mandatory. If he had an Indonesian identity card (and I don’t see how he could have avoided that) it would have identified his religion as Islam; Indonesians have to be affiliated with one of the six legal religions (or five; there are conflicting Indonesian laws about whether Confucianism is a religion, and some autonomous regions refuse to recognize it). Just as in Malaysia, which also lists one’s religion on their identity cards and passports, once you are affiliated with Islam you can never change your religion to anything else.
It is beyond dispute. Given the facts concerning his father and how his Muslim stepfather brought him up and educated him in Indonesia, all of which Obama has confirmed in writing, Obama is a Muslim. This isn’t a matter of opinion but one of Islamic theology, Sharia law, and even a matter of civil law in even nominally secular Muslim-majority countries where they practice supposedly “moderate” forms of Islam that don’t strictly adhere to Sharia.
It’s far less likely to happen to Obama than it is to someone like Meriam Ibrahim. Obama is a soon to be ex-President of the United States and a US citizen. She was simply a moderately successful businesswoman and only a legal permanent resident of the United States. She was still a Sudanese citizen. But if one of the Muslim relatives on Obama Sr.’s side of the family decided to make trouble for by accusing him of being an apostate in a Shariah or civil court in a Muslim majority country, like Meriam Ibrahim he wouldn’t have a legal leg to stand on. The law is clear, and Obama’s own writings would be enough to convict him. He has described in several of his writings his “spiritual journey” in first person narratives. And the “spiritual journey” he describes starts with him being born to a Muslim father, and continues with him being raised and educated as a Muslim by his admittedly not very observant stepfather.
His only formal religious training was in Islam. His mother and his mother’s family weren’t churchgoers, and he obviously didn’t go to Sunday school. There is no argument here. Barack Obama is a Muslim. He doesn’t get a say in the matter. And neither do you Milhouse.