Thursday, June 4, 2009

Obama's speech positive and negative

The Positive
By MARK S. SMITH, Associated Press Writer Mark S. Smith, Associated Press Writer – 56 mins ago
CAIRO – Quoting from the Quran for emphasis, President Barack Obama called for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims" Thursday and said together, they could confront violent extremism across the globe and advance the timeless search for peace in the Middle East.

"This cycle of suspicion and discord must end," Obama said in a widely anticipated speech in one of the world's largest Muslim countries, an address designed to reframe relations after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

The White House said Obama's speech contained no new policy proposals on the Middle East. He said American ties with Israel are unbreakable, yet issued a firm, evenhanded call to the Jewish state and Palestinians alike to live up to their international obligations.

At the same time, he said the same principle must apply in reverse. "Just as Muslims do not fit a crude stereotype, America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire."

But Obama said the actions of violent extremist Muslims are "irreconcilable with the rights of human beings," and quoted the Quran to make his point: "be conscious of God and always speak the truth ..."

"Islam is not part of the problem in combatting violent extremism — it is an important part of promoting peace," he said.

"Hamas must put an end to violence, recognize past agreements, and recognize Israel's right to exist," he said of the organization the United States deems as terrorist.

"The Palestinian Authority must develop its capacity to govern, with institutions that serve the needs of its people," Obama said.

Obama also said the Arab nations should no longer use the conflict with Israel to distract their own people from other problems.

the negative

"At the same time, Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel's right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine. The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements" on the West Bank and outskirts of Jerusalem, he said. "It is time for these settlements to stop."

-He omitted that Israel is an ally of America (one it was a
good thing to be an ally of America)
-He did not refer to
Hamas as a terror organization,
-He uttered that complete naive stupidity of a world without nuclear weapons (which would be a world of
medieval horror as evil would win out over good) .
Obama continues down the same path of
pandering to evil regimes and talking instead of acting
-He basically East Jerusalem is to be internationalized (he actually said
Jerusalem but I give him the benefit of the doubt that he meant East
Jerusalem). "As for Jerusalem itself, he said it should be a "secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims ..." it ios t=right now-Internationalization will destroy this!!!

-His stand on settlements- many Israelis agree
with him but he needs to insist that Hamas stops its violence and recognize
Israel before he insists that Israel stop expansion of existing settlements.
-it wouldn't hurt for him to acknowledge the freedom of religion in
Israel and the protection of Christian and Moslem holy sites and the fact that
Saudi Arabia doesn't permit the practice of any religion except Islam.

-Evenhandedness in his
speech destroyed any moral or ethical considerations of Israel's
"no-choice but defense" of the Jewish People.
-His Evenhandedness
destroyed the notion that Israel was made up of refugees but the
Palestinians are victimized to this day by Israel (only because
Palestinians and Hamas use violence).
-His Evenhandedness of the tragedy
of the Holocaust with Palestinian suffering made Jewish culture in
Germany irrelevant without citing the intent of the Arabs to destroy
Israel. If Palestinians were in Nazi Germany they would have been
exterminated; imagine the Nazis pulling out of the territories in which
Palestinians lived.
-Evenhandedness got Obama to declare today that Iran
has legitimacy in pursuing nuclear development to power its oil rich
country despite the fact that it has been proven that they are pursuing
nuclear weapons.
-Israel is in the middle of simulated missile
attacks in Israel right now, and the president is telling us that Iran is
not a major threat to the world.
-The quote by Obama about destroying one life or saving one life, etc. may be in the Koran as Obama stated but it was the Rabbis of the Talmud who said=
it first.
-He praised the Moslems for
Nobel Prizes and major contributions to culture. He never mentioned that
slave trade exists today with some Moslem nations. He never mentioned
that Jews and Christians are dhimmis - second-class citizens in Moslem
-Israel at this moment has been bombed by Obama because the
real ticking bomb of Iran has not been addressed.
-Here was Obama's chance
to put IRAN on the agenda of the world, and he BOMBED. Thank God Israel
has the BOMB and God forbid we will have to use it to defend our Jewish
existence in the Jewish state if necessary.
-He said "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all you soul and
all your might" is found in Christian Scripture." try It is found in the Hebrew bible

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