21 Mar

Obama: ‘Put Yourself In The Palestinians’ Shoes’

                                       

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Today was chock full of Obamaisms as he spoke today in Israel. First he quoted Saul Alinsky:

In his address in Jerusalem today, President Obama channeled Saul Alinsky, citing the radical community organizer’s defining mantra as he urged young Israelis to “create change” to nudge their leadership to act.

Obama told a crowd of college students at Jerusalem’s main convention center that Israel “has the wisdom to see the world as it is, but also the courage to see the world as it should be.”

One of Alinsky’s major themes was working with the world as it “is” to turn it into the world as “it should be.”

In his defining work, “Rules for Radicals,” which he dedicated to “the first rebel,” Lucifer, Alinsky used those words to lay out his main agenda. He asserted radical change must be brought about by working within a system instead of attacking it from the outside.

“It is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be. That means working in the system,” wrote Alinsky.

Obama related his Alinsky quote to a suggestion that “peace” begins with the people and not just the leadership – a statement some may relate to community organizing.

He further suggested Israelis do an end-run around the country’s leadership and “create the change that you want to see.”

Then he told the Israeli’s that even though the palestinians have terrorized Israel for decades they should “put themselves in their shoes”

“There is no question that Israel has faced Palestinian factions who turned to terror…but the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination and justice must also be recognized,” Obama said. “Put yourself in their shoes – look at the world through their eyes. It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own, and lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of her parents every single day.”

Then he tried to compare the conflict between Israel and palestinians with this example:

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Please.

The U.S. and Canada are two civilized nations. In the conflict between Israel and the palestinians you have a civilized nation fighting a brutal uncivilized terror network. The two are in no way comparable.

Then he brought up Cairo:

Four years ago, I stood in Cairo in front of an audience of young people. Politically, religiously, they must seem a world away. But the things they want – they’re not so different from you. The ability to make their own decisions; to get an education and a good job; to worship God in their own way; to get married and have a family. The same is true of the young Palestinians that I met in Ramallah this morning, and of young Palestinians who yearn for a better life in Gaza.

Yup, he stood up in front of an audience of Egyptians and now look where they are. They have a new dictator who wants “the bloodsuckers” of Isreal destroyed while tearing up any kind of peace treaty they have with Israel. Plus they have The Muslim Brotherhood in charge.

They have less freedom now than in 2009 when he gave that speech.

Way to go O!

And now he thinks because he spoke to a group of youths about how they ‘must understand’ their enemy they will go running out and demand their government concede more land and stop the conflict.

What a narcissistic fool he is.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.
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55 Responses to Obama: ‘Put Yourself In The Palestinians’ Shoes’

  1. anticsrocks says: 51

    @MataHarley: According to what I’ve been reading, that isn’t necessarily the case.

    A 2011 Arab American Institute poll found that “US favorable ratings across the Arab world have plummeted. In most countries they are lower than at the end of the Bush Administration, and lower than Iran’s favorable ratings.” The same year, a poll of public opinion in Egypt – arguably the most strategically important nation in the region and the site of Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech – found pervasively unfavorable views of the US at or even below the levels of the Bush years. A 2012 Pew poll of six predominantly Muslim nations found not only similar or worse perceptions of the US as compared to the Bush years, but also documented that China is vastly more popular in that part of the world than the US. In that region, the US and Israel are still considered, by far, to be the two greatest threats to peace. – SOURCE

    The date on that article is Feb of this year and it says that Obama’s approval ratings in Muslim countries is below OR at the same levels as Bush’s ratings were.

    We were told that with the election of the Anointed One, all those middle east countries that hate us would fall all over themselves with love for us.

    Anti-Americanism runs strongly through the region. However, Obama’s rise to the presidency could do much to dent that surly mood, simply through the force of his personal story. Though a Christian, Obama is the son of a Kenyan man who was raised as a Muslim. He also spent a portion of his childhood living in mostly Muslim Indonesia. Those attributes have captivated many Arabs, who may be expecting a U.S. presidency that they consider more open-minded to their faith and experiences. Obama is reportedly considering making a major address to a global Muslim audience in his early months in office. – SOURCE

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  2. anticsrocks says: 52

    @Tom: It would seem that it is you who is being dwarfed intellectually. If you fail to get my main point, what use is it to try and tell you yet again how much of an ass you are?

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  3. anticsrocks says: 53

    @Richard Wheeler: Try and contain your delight in what you incorrectly assume is me being wrong.

    If you need help, refer to this comment.

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  4. anticsrocks
    you are right, he is more MUSLIM than AMERICAN,
    and that’s why he lost a lot of popularity as soon as it came on the surface,
    his raising into another mentality prevent him to become a full AMERICAN in mind,
    it would not be notice if he would have remain just a citizen even half AMERICAN,
    but when you accept the role of PRESIDENT of this super AMERICA,
    you cannot be half, you have to be a total AMERICAN mentality at 100% born with roots on the grownd,
    so to understand the PEOPLE you are going to serve AT 100% also.
    that part he is failing, he doesn’t understand the PEOPLE the AMERICAN don’t understand his mindset and reject it.
    to change their EASTER, THEIR FLAG, THEIR GOD, THEIR JESUS, he want all out, of public to see
    he want this to disappear from AMERICA, he want the gun amendment to be change,
    all that is UN- AMERICANS, he is against the treasures of the oil and coal, THAT IS UN-AMERICAN,
    his spending sprees are UN-AMERICAN and most arrogant of all the things he does like the SEQUESTER
    to punish AMERICANS, are the most hateful things he brought of all other, he brought the divide of AMERICA
    the racist card, the hate for the wealthy, the divide among woman, the divide among immigrant, illegals, religion,
    the cut on A MILITARY still AT WAR. and divide among children and parents,
    he live in his unrealistic world which is destroying AMERICA

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  5. anticsrocks
    happy EASTER to you and your loved one

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