Follow Christiane on social media:

On Twitter and Facebook Amanpour producers on Twitter

What time is Amanpour on CNN?

Check showtimes to see when Amanpour is on CNN where you are. Or watch online.

Check showtimes to see when Amanpour is on CNN where you are. Or watch online.

Mending fences with Obama: Israel says it follows U.S. lead on Iran

November 8th, 2012
07:08 PM ET

By Samuel Burke, CNN

Israel is signaling a major change in tone toward U.S. President Barack Obama now that he has won reelection.

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday, Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, gave what could only be described as a ringing endorsement of the Obama administration’s handling of Iran’s nuclear program. It has been a very contentious issue between the two allies, with the U.S. fearing Israel might unilaterally strike Iran’s nuclear sites and drag the U.S. into an regional war.

But Ayalon told Amanpour that despite past differences with the Obama administration over Iran, “I think today we can safely say that we are very much on the same page and will continue to follow the lead of the U.S.”

Over the course of his first term in office, Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have had a fraught relationship. They have disagreed on major issues, ranging from the Iranian nuclear program to a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu’s relationship with Obama’s challenger, Mitt Romney, dates back to the 1970s, when they worked at the same company in the United States - Netanyahu’s preference for a President Romney had been an open secret.

Ayalon admitted “there was a special kinship between Mr. Romney and Mr. Netanyahu,” but said Israel cannot afford to be meddling in U.S. politics.

Still, many Israelis are worried about payback against their leader for backing the wrong horse in the U.S. presidential sweepstakes. On Thursday, the leading Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth even carried the headline "Bibi gambled. We'll pay."

But Ayalon expressed no doubts that the relationship would get back on track. “I have full confidence knowing not only the president’s commitment, but also his team” he said. “In a way I see an advantage by the continuity of the administration being very seasoned, knowing very well the Iran file and portfolio, to continue and make sure Iran won’t become nuclear.”

Obama faces a world of challenges in second term

But Israel has not always said it would follow Obama’s lead. Israeli Journalist Ilana Dayan told Amanpour that Ayalon’s comments are in stark contrast to what Netanyahu told her just last Friday. “[Netanyahu] very, very strongly said if the United States doesn’t do it, we’ll have to do it ourselves.”

Has the U.S. election made the difference? Ayalon repeatedly told Amanpour, “We very much trust the leadership of the U.S., the leadership of President Obama,” he told Amanpour. “We have no better friend than President Obama.”

He then outlined the differences the U.S. and Israel has had over “timelines” for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program and their differences over whether the goal was to prevent Iran acquiring “nuclear capabilities” or “the bomb itself.”

Now he says, “We know that we will continue the consultations because we cannot afford not to work together because the issues are too big, too immense.”

On Thursday, Prime Minister Netanyahu called Obama to congratulate him on his win.  Netanyahu's office said he told Obama that the re-election "was a vote of confidence in your leadership."

What does the losing candidate do now?


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Iran • Israel • Latest Episode
soundoff (291 Responses)
  1. Victor

    Yeah do it yourselves, I dont mind.

    November 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply
    • kman02

      EXACTLY!

      November 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Reply
    • Jay

      What about our (US) drone that was just shot at by Iran? We were in international waters. Should Israel act on our behalf in this matter too?

      November 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
      • Patricksday

        Let Israel pony up the expense of war and the loss of Life for letting their Egos get out of control, they want war let them send their own to occupy Israel and see how the Iranians respond to that, just like if Iranians took hold of Israel. Everyone needs to take a breath and think, stop being Cavemen.

        November 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
      • brown

        Don't believe everything your hear or read. Iran does not have a history of starting fights outside of its borders.
        The USA has a rich history of instigating conflict and then lying about the incident – history on U.S.A conflict incitement is readily available. Remember, it is very much in the interests of the geo-political elitists to have the population demonize
        Iran. Don't be fooled.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:31 pm |
      • IndiaGuy24

        When a US drone flies within 16 miles off the Iranian coast, it's still in "international airspace". But when a Russian submarine comes within 275 miles off the US coast, it infiltrates US waters. Love the double standards here.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm |
      • apostle14

        Brown...Well said! I said the same thing elsewhere on this thread. When the stealth drone flew into Iranian airspace the US initially lied about it. I have no doubt that if Iran fired upon it it probably entered and left Iranian airspace.

        November 9, 2012 at 12:03 am |
      • tom butler

        THIS PRESIDENT WILL NEVER DO ANY THING, NOT EVEN IF IRAN KILLS AMERICANS, OBAMA IS A SCARED PUPPY, YOU CAN SEE IT IN HIS EYES.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:13 am |
      • BrontosaurusRex

        You guys are morons. Iran has always instigated fights. Remember those hikers that were kidnapped while they were in Iraq? How about when Iran kidnapped those British sailors? The list goes on.

        And the major difference between the US intercepting a Russian sub in international water and the Iranians SHOOTING at us is blatantly obvious. Sorry you can't get that through your thick skulls.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:17 am |
      • israebest

        Patricksday, If you think that if the US will prefer to stay in it's cave as regard of the Islamic problem and stay unhurt and safe, you're just irresponsibly dreaming. Israel doesn't ask the US to fight for her, you better fight for the Iraqis and Afghans if you enjoy it. Israel just want to be eye to eye with the US in order to keep US interests firm. But if Obama will turn his back to Israel' Israel will attack Iran's nuke at the proper time without US approval, but in enough alerting time in order to have the US occupations' forces in the ME at alert.

        November 9, 2012 at 5:55 am |
      • dk

        don't tell me for a moment you believe that bull about it being in international waters. please.

        November 9, 2012 at 8:57 am |
      • zlulz

        sure why not. I mean its not like Israel goes out into international water, boards vessels, and kills unarmed people or anything. Its not like they've (Israel) attacked American military ships in international waters either.

        November 9, 2012 at 9:02 am |
      • some guy

        So they broke your Gadget BOO HOO !! BTW they missed. Do you want to go to war and waste trillions on a war and more importantly sacrifice thousands of armed forces personnel over a damn drone ?

        Iran is not Iraq and Iraq was not a cakewalk. Iran has a significantly strong military. The last time the americans fought a proper nation with a decent army was Vietnam. You might wipe Iran of the Map, but they may leave you with out a limb and the Chinese are waiting for that to happen.

        November 9, 2012 at 10:11 am |
      • trutha

        AS LONG AS IRRAILIE WILL EXIST AS A COUNTRY WORLD CAN NEVER BE IN PEACE , I MEAN COMMON NOW THESE JEWS ARE OCCUPYING THESE PALESTINIE TERETORY FOR 60 TO 70 YEARS NOW ITS TIME NOW TO GIVE THE PLAESTINE LAND BACK TO THEM FOR GOOD

        November 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
      • israebest

        trutha
        AS LONG AS PEOPLE AS YOU EXIST THE WORLD WILL STAY JEHAINOM (HELL IN ARABIC). ISRAEL IS EXISTING AND WILL EXIST AND IF NEEDED SOME EXTREMIST ARABS WON'T EXIST. PALESTINE MIGHT BE A "TERRITORY" FOR YOU, BUT FOR US, CHRISTIANS AND JEWS IT'S THE LAND OF ISRAEL.YOU ARABS GO BACK TO ARABIA AND LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST FREE OF YOUR BAD INFLUENCE. PALESTINE LAND IS BACK NOW FOR GOOD AS ALLAH GAVE AND PROMISED THAT LAND TO THE JEWS.

        November 10, 2012 at 12:46 am |
    • mrob

      I agree. Israel should send THEIR troops and we'll follow them. When was the last time they sent TROOPS to support anything in their region? And all this "our greatest ally" mess, the Brits are our greatest ally. The Israelis simply think that American blood is expendable. We should do what is in our best interest of Americans and our troops first. Bebe rode his horse and his horse lost.

      November 8, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Reply
      • Rachel

        Are you for real????? did you ever see the map of the middle east? Israel is the only country in the world surrounded by enemies;: Lebanon in the north ( Hezbollah)Syria in N. East ( we all know what's going there....) Jordan in the East and Egypt in the south ( don't forget Hamas in Gaza strip) Americans NEVER fought for Israel and never will. The only reason Israel gets to wars is to defends its borders, not to get oil . Big difference.

        November 9, 2012 at 12:00 am |
      • IG

        your a fool and I will pray for your children and the children of this world...people like you are why we have so many problems....

        November 9, 2012 at 12:46 am |
      • muti

        Israel has no problem defending themselves and they are very capable ,the problem is whenever they respond to Islamic terror the world condemn them immediately ,Israel can easily wipe out all their Muslim enemies within minutes and solve their Muslim problems one and for all the problem is the world and the UN would never allow them to defend themselves.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:13 am |
      • r schier

        Move Israel to Arizona, and be done with this whole mess already.

        November 9, 2012 at 8:28 am |
      • rick

        never give up the search for the missing half of your wit. you may never find it but don't stop looking. maybe its in the same place that you find your information regarding the american blood shed for israel in the wars Israel has fought against its hostile neighbors.

        November 9, 2012 at 8:43 am |
      • Nick

        Well said mrob. The problem none of you sees is that Israeli government talks out of both sides of its mouth (yes I know most politicians do this but they are really bad at it). They say they can't stand the way the Obama administration deals with Iran an the they do a 180 when their preferred candidate loses as if we don't remember things try said last week. The statement Bibi called Obama to "congratulate" him is absurd. What he was doing was covering his @ss for the childish way he acted. Romney and Bibi don't have a special bond because they worked for the same company in the 70s they have the bond because thy both view the world from the sme war mongering lense. I agree that israel is a sovereign nation and can't protect itself but they should not then take billions of dollars from my tax dollars and then antagonizes Arabs by building settlements in areas that the entire international community agrees does not belong to them. The plight of te Israelis and what they went through during WWII is tragic. But to not learn from that and turn around and enslave an entire population through the building of walls (which bt the way runs through people's ancestral lands) and the rationing of food is truly a human tragedy. The Israeli leadership has the same problem that the republican party has, they both live in the past and unless they begin living for the future neither one will be a sphere of influence going forward.

        November 9, 2012 at 10:02 am |
      • Homa

        You are not an American, you are an Israeli, otherwise you wouldn't want that, and you are full of anger, most juwish people are, they need a good Doctor to heel them and don't put the world in war all the time.

        November 9, 2012 at 11:15 am |
      • israebest

        mrob, When the US sent its troops to fight for Israel? The US doesn't want Israel to fight with her against others because she doesn't want to be characterized as being supported by a tint state that has it's own problem with Arab oily states. But other than any state, Israel is the main US technology, scientific and intelligence supporting ally she had ever had. It is true that the US gives Israel annual military support but people don't know that Israel contributes to the US with technological developments, scientific researches, military know-how. Israel gives or sells to the US at least 2000 Military and scientific items in cut-price. First ever drones were made by the Israelis that gave the US all technologies needed and helped her to meet the front line of knowledge. New missiles launching technologies that Israel developed in "Arrow" and "Iron dome" were given free to the US. That's only the few.
        The US should do what is in their best interest of Americans, and Israel should do what is in their best interest of Israelis. The fact is that both interests are the same.

        November 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
      • harry

        Rachael...and why is that? Who put Israel there in the middle of the Arabs. Read the history, it was after the Christains in Germany (aka Hitler) persecuted the Jews, the victors British decided to send all Jews to a new country formed out of a land taken from the Palestine. Do you have any knowledge of history? Read the White Papers and the Balfour Declaration.....among other historical facts..

        November 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
    • M. Shahjahan Bhatti

      Israel should not rely on USA and Nato. Their strength is evident in Afghanistan.

      November 9, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply
    • IDF Soldier

      Do you really think for one-minute Israel doesn't have what it takes to go at it alone against the Iranian neofascist tyrannical regime? LOL...If so, you are a fool...Just do some research on Operation Babylon (June 7th, 1981 – Israel single-handedly destroys Osirak nuclear reactor 10.5-miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq) and Operation Orchard (September 6th, 2007 – Israel single-handedly destroys nuclear reactor in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria). You apparently have no idea what Israel and our IDF is capable of.

      November 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Reply
      • John

        We know all to well what the IDF are capable of. Massacring innocent people, killing schoolchildren, dropping white phosphorous on civilians etc etc etc etc. They are just as evil as Nazi Germany

        November 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
      • IDF Soldier

        @John – It's okay for Hamas to kill innocent Israeli women and children, but not okay for us to defend ourselves? Is that what you are saying? You are a COMPLETE IDIOT !!

        November 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
      • The Woof

        Yes, everyone knows about that airstrike, but did it ever occur to you, that the planes that carried out that mission were not stealth air craft and that the flight plan used had the tacit approval of the countries they flew over or past?
        Syria I'll give you because of a direct border but Iraq, wake up and smell the coffee. A flight plan to Iraq meant flying over or near radar air space of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and or Lebanon with a possible pick up by Iran. So don't break your arm patting yourself on the back.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
    • fsjunkie

      Sounds like Israel's campaign for our White House is finally over too.

      November 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Reply
    • mklsgl

      I think you're misunderstanding Israel's position here, Victor. The Israeli military has several plans in place but all of them include massive civilian casualties, which is the primary reason they'd rather avoid that type of confrontation. PM Netanyahu and President Obama are on the exact same page concerning the handling of Iran's nuclear weapons program–the objective of which is to destroy the program without inflicting collateral damage in the form of killing innocent Iranians.
      If you know anything about Israel, then you know that Israel is more than capable of doing it themselves–they could do it in less than a month.

      November 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Reply
    • duckforcover

      Translation of this story- The US has given the green light for Isreal to take out the nuke sights. They did a great job with Iraq's.

      November 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  2. Kevin

    "Israel is signaling a major change in tone toward U.S. President Barack Obama now that he has won reelection." – This is probably the funniest thing I've heard. Israel is saying they will follow US lead because they know the US has to respond to the attack on the drone. Rather than themselves look bad being a provoker, they will let the US be the provoker.

    November 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Reply
    • Jay

      Israel said they would follow the US lead months ago. Google it.

      November 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • Sunandan Kaul

      So one of your country's favorite punch bags( Russia, N Korea, Iran and lets now add Venezuela) sends a Jet 20 miles away from Hawai,what will you hypocrites do ?

      November 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Reply
      • love live the USA

        we will shoot that plane down obviously. We have the #1 military in the world and we shall continue to reign over you poor countries

        November 9, 2012 at 9:28 am |
      • samonrusty

        What are these European and Russian jews doing in the middle east. Hitler and Stalin are dead and gone. Return to your homes guys. People in the west love the jews.

        November 9, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • Homa

      I think Drone shooting is either done by Israel or they paid somebody to do it , they are warmonger......especially that Bibi (Natanyahu)......period

      November 9, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
      • israebest

        Homa, do you think that we can count on you, Arabs?

        November 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  3. Dave

    Ah, that's make laugh out loud!

    November 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  4. Peikovi

    Yeah, we'll all be laughing when nuclear psychopaths attack from Ayatollah-land.

    November 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • apostle14

      No..I'll actually continue to laugh as you continue to make fake predictions about the Ayatollahs.

      November 8, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply
      • KeyserSoze

        Keep wishing Iran will be a peaceful nuclear power. You have no idea what radical Islam stands for. This is a very serious threat to America's national security. The worse thing the US can do is alienate its allies.

        November 9, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • Dianne Weaver

      Major psychos in the middle east are:
      1) Jews
      2) Arabs

      Stop acting like you're better when you're actually very much alike. Deal with eachother, leave the rest of human race alone.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:59 am | Reply
      • r schier

        You hit a home run with this one....could not possibly agree more.....beyond exhausted even remotely thinking
        about their stupid, endless, age-old battle.....

        November 9, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  5. name

    Shutup Israel.

    November 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Reply
    • JayCraig

      Bless Israel and you'll be blessed. Curse Israel and you'll be cursed.

      November 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
      • Paleo Conservative

        The Jews are God's children, just ask them.

        November 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
      • aeons ultras

        FALSE. bless THE MESSIAH, and you will be blessed. israel does not equate to the messiah, the modern state of israel is phony impersonation of the messiah. JayCraig is a liar.

        November 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
      • Mike

        Slow down, if you drink all of the purple kool-aid there won't be any left for everyone else.

        November 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
      • adonison

        Israelis were cursed by their own god. read the history and legend

        November 8, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
      • apostle14

        JayCraig is one of these ignorant Faux Christians who parrots manmade quotes found NOWHERE in the Bible. If you read Genesis 12:3 God was talking to ABRAHAM and NOT Israel. Israel/Jacob didn't even exist at that time. These clowns come on here and pervert the Bible ALL the time.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
      • muti

        ur 100% right Jews are the ones that blessed America literally they where the founders of most successful businesses in the united states they are the best doctors that heal American they are the best inventors,and America was blessed because we support Israel and the Jewish people its a fact that liberals will never admit.look what happened to Europe in the last 3oo years when they started persecuting their Jewish populations ,Jews started coming to American shores and America got blessed.

        November 9, 2012 at 1:17 am |
      • Linda Farias

        I agree.... BLESS ISRAEL AND YOU WILL BE BLESSED, CURSE ISRAEL AND YOU WILL BE CURSED. ISRAEL IS GOD'S CHOSEN NATION. HE LOVES ISRAEL. MESS WITH ISRAEL AND YOU WILL SEE GOD'S WRATH.

        November 9, 2012 at 7:06 am |
      • LetMeTry

        Fu#K Israel. I am still here nothing happened.

        November 9, 2012 at 11:26 am |
      • John

        America has supported Israel since it was founded. If by blessings you mean things like 911 then screw blessings and screw Israel!!

        November 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
      • John

        Germany has one of the most vibrant economies in history, some curse!!!!

        November 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
    • Ed Watson

      Please shut-up
      We understand the history but PLEASE shut-up!

      November 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
      • IG

        OK ED! How about you stop laying your hands on your sister mr inbred

        November 9, 2012 at 12:48 am |
    • r schier

      "ur 100% right Jews are the ones that blessed America literally they where the founders of most successful businesses in the united states they are the best doctors that heal American they are the best inventors,and America was blessed because we support Israel and the Jewish people its a fact that liberals will never admit.look what happened to Europe in the last 3oo years when they started persecuting their Jewish populations ,Jews started coming to American shores and America got blessed."

      Stop spreading such patent nonsense. My last experiences with Jew doctors were less than stellar, to say the least.
      For every Einstein, there were likely 10 Edisons. You are totally full of it.....

      November 9, 2012 at 8:33 am | Reply
      • LetMeTry

        Nice response. To even think that a person religion makes them more suprior in technology and science is stupid. For the past three thousand years we have invention form all religions and walks of life. If a white guys says that, they would call it racism.

        November 9, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  6. Ralph Petrillo

    Get someone else besides Netanyahu to go on US television. Democrats do not trust him anymore. Sometimes when you speak less is more. Never have Sheldon Adelson promoting Republicans with Israeli politicians. Very negative. Price of oil is slipping , so Iran is trying hard to get the price harder. Get the Saudi's to increase production immediately as a present for winning the election. Apply more pressure wthin Syria immediately. By any means necessary.

    November 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
    • JayCraig

      Perhaps it's Israel that dosen't trust democrats anymore

      November 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Reply
      • Chat Pata

        Bibi does not equote Israel. The days for right wing politics have ended. He won't be re-elected, just like other buddies of George Bush e.g. Berlusconi and Sarkozy.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:13 pm |
      • apostle14

        Israel is not an American citizen so it trusting or not trusting democrats is neither here nor there. The democrats need to be trusted by US citizens and no one else, so that statement is absurd. The mere fact that you'd even make a statement like that shows that you should have NOTHING to do with this country.

        November 9, 2012 at 12:15 am |
      • israebest

        Chat Pata, Israel is NOT America, thanks God. Israel can live with US suicidal behave, but won't ever will suicide herself, even if Obama will ask her politely to do so. Because mutual US-Israel secret operations against the Iranian nuke had lately succeeded, the "Red Line" was postponed for few months. In that space of time Israel can give Obama to try to achieve Iranian concessions. If not achieved, Israel will be free to operate militarily at the proper time.

        November 9, 2012 at 12:51 am |
      • nick

        Lets see now, was;nt TRUMAN a democrat ? He recognized the state of Israel against hs own advisors. That was Trumans biggest mistake.

        November 9, 2012 at 10:00 am |
      • keep50

        Works for me. I hope they don't trust the democrats, coz Bibi voted Republican anyway. That bibi fella he just dont get along much, remember Clinton. There's a cowboy in the Middle East, and he just wants to shoot...........

        November 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  7. PJ

    Netamayu better start showing some real respect to our President. His best friend forever Mittens will never be President.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  8. Bob

    Israel's change of position is a joke. They are lucky that President Obama is not as two-faced as Bibi and his bunch. He'll remain principled and extend the U.S. cloak of protection to Israel because it is the right thing to do as long as they don't take some crazy right wing action. Israelis should take Bibi's embarrassing meddling in the U.S. election, his close relationships with Fox News, his buddy fellow nut Hannity, and the rest of the right wing nuts that have been repudiated in our election and kick their amatuer extremist PMs butt out of office and get someone with some sophistication in there. The incredible part about his meddling is that Romney was going to be willing to be Bibi's flunky and let that warring nut dictate U.S. Middle Eastern policy. Thank God that Obama won and will lead, rather than unquestionably follow this war monger in the area of policy. Where have all the Menachems gone. Israel can do better than this and should. The whole world would be better off for it.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Reply
    • Paleo Conservative

      Israel is a joke, albeit a very bad one.

      November 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Reply
    • john

      u sound like another typical liberal secular Jew that hates Israel. and bibi.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:19 am | Reply
    • John

      Israel probably won the election for Obama, nice shot in the foot!

      November 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Reply
  9. Paleo Conservative

    Bibi will not wait forever.

    If the Jews want war with Iran, the US must agree. Our government is already bought and paid for.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Reply
    • ObjectiveGuy

      Sure. Like Obama will ever go against a Muslim regime. He will sell out the US and Israel before harming a hair on a Muslim head.

      November 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
      • Objectiveguymyass

        Can you be any more ignorant???? Probably yes. Obama has been sending drones to kill "terrorists/innocent 5year olds" on the Afghan/Pakistan border during his whole regime. The war in Afghanistan is still on. What are you talking about? Get out of your cave F**king deadbeat repulican.

        November 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
      • Bugmenot

        Tell that to Osama numbnutz

        November 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
      • Bob

        Yes. Thank you Objective one. President Obama would never do anything to hurt a Muslim. Everyone knows that . . . Hmmm. That is why bin Laden doesn't have anything to worry about.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
      • Jim

        "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."

        November 9, 2012 at 12:33 am |
      • r schier

        Let me be plainly "objective".....don't give a rat's *ss 'bout Israel, or even for you, for that matter.....

        November 9, 2012 at 9:18 am |
      • SocialistJoe

        Right, right. And Obama was born in Kenya, he's a Marxist Extremist, a Muslim, he wants to take our guns, he wants to implant chips in us and give us "The Mark", and then his kind from another planet will land and harvest us for food.

        November 9, 2012 at 9:33 am |
      • nick

        Just wondering if you ever heard of the USS Liberty and if so what are your thoughts on that and if not READ IT. Your hate of all Muslims proves you drank all the kool ade. Did you ever stop to think who benefits most from Islamaphobia. It sure as hell is not the USA, because we're a Nation of ALL Immigrants.

        November 9, 2012 at 10:18 am |
    • muti

      israel is a tiny country facing over 300 million muslims that hate them just because they are jews,and we have to defend them and help them fight radical mulim terrorists that dodnt really give a damn about the plaestininas and just want to see the jewish people in the sea.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:42 am | Reply
      • who cares

        The Arabs dont hate Isrealies because they are jews they want them in the sea because they usurped land from an arab population while under British occupation. Then arrogantly claimed a sence of nationality thier because they had been driven out of europe. Since they seem incapible of living togather then this will forever continue, till one side dominates the other. I care about the plight of both sides but no resulation is possible, because Israel is a state created by forcing a majority of its people out who had been there for generations. Just dont let the US engage in military operations to solve an issue that cant be won... again. (and a better way to force Iran to not go nucular is to reduce all wepons so they feel they are in a fair fight should one arise in the future. including the Israeli nukes!)

        November 9, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  10. pod

    yeah – do it and you're on your own!!! it's like watching a restless kid playing near a cliff.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
  11. WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT

    If Romney was in office and wanted to attack the Iranian nuclear facility, it would have been a long shot of him ever succeeding because he would have had problems locating Iran on a map since he believes Syria is Iranian's gateway to the sea! It no surprise the incompetent idiot got blown away by a landslide.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply
    • ObjectiveGuy

      A landslide??? Obama barely squeaked by, according to the popular vote. He clearly does not have a mandate, except in his mind.

      November 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Reply
      • Objectiveguymyass

        MANDATE!!! Lets see. Romney wanted to cut taxes with no clue on how to makeup for the lost revenue. He wanted a larger army another war in Iran. There was only one candidate with no mandate. Jeez you r ignorant.

        November 8, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
      • apostle14

        Popular vote doesn't determine elections fool. It's solely the electoral college and YES Obama won that by a landslide.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
      • Obama's Mandate

        I DO have a mandate. Suck this Romney!!!!! 8=====>

        November 9, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  12. caesarbc

    Israel was about to go it alone, but now they will wait for the US.

    This change in policy illustrates the truth about how Israel really is not stressed out at all about Iran. BB was simply acting like he was in order to influence American politics and support getting Romney into office because of his antics.

    How about this... no wars... focus on home... and letting time heal everything.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Reply
    • Objectiveguymyass

      Right on. Fix the issues at home first.

      Bibi was no dount meddling in the elections to get Romney elected to use him as a puppet to have his way with
      the middle east. Glad to be on the right side with Obama.

      November 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Reply
    • JoJo

      Instead of taking action, "let time heal" Iran's rush to produce nuclear weapons. That's like letting "time heal" a heart attack.

      November 8, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Reply
      • apostle14

        Iran is not producing nuclear weapons. Go try that lie somewhere else. Iran is legally enriching uranium. Israel thinks it gets to determine who can and cannot exercise their sovereign rights.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
      • Heavenlyfire

        How about we also let every country in the world have nuclear capabilities which terrorists could get their hands on so that the world well can go kaboom? That sure sounds lovely cause you know every country is sovereign and obviously won't you know in simple caveman terms you'd understand. Make things go kaboom.

        November 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
      • Heavenlyfire

        And also lets make sure Iran gets nuclear capabilities! Cause after all its their sovereign right and they obviously won't use them to make weapons and you know nuke Israel and the U.S cause they obviously love you all and don't wanna kill you all.

        November 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  13. Viper

    In general, I'm a supporter of Israel, but the way they do business sometimes irks me.

    They have all this bravado, holding up pictures of bombs at the U.N., talking about how they are gonna go into Iran alone of no one helps out, talking about how America needs to be by their side, etc.

    And then, when it comes down to it, after inciting a whole bunch of hostility in the Middle East, they slink up behind us and tell us to take the lead.

    Israel needs the U.S. far more than the U.S. needs Israel. Unfortunately, the Israelis forget that sometimes. Without our money, technology, and protection, the country wouldn't exist. They need to learn how to toe the line, and keep their mouths shut and let the adults handle business.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Reply
    • Alabama Liberal

      "In general, I'm a supporter of Israel, but the way they do business sometimes irks me." Bingo bingo bingo.

      November 9, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply
  14. Mario

    Israel can feel free to join us in a good robust fist shaking over the fence

    November 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Reply
    • Really

      LOL

      November 8, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Reply
    • paulm5545

      Absolutely.

      November 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  15. bcpiii

    no surprise that it was Bibi's minion that delivered this message,,,,, he is much too arrogant to reach out himself

    November 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
  16. Steve

    LOL - Israel is looking for another 'handout' from the US – I say let them fight for themselves once again – they'll do alright – guess they're getting afraid of all the Arab countries around them, lol

    November 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
  17. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    What Mittens didn't understand is that Americans stand with President Obama and we follow his lead, maybe that's clear to him now but if it's not who cares.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
    • Kathy Smith

      “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.” –Samuel Adams, 1781

      November 9, 2012 at 11:29 am | Reply
  18. bribarian

    No more wars for zi0nism, I thought obama was going to keep us out of wars, what's going on?

    November 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Reply
    • Really

      He is. Just give him time.

      November 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  19. Andrew

    If Israel honestly think they can provoke the Arab world, and then expect us to go charging in to defend them while they hide behind us (using us as meat shields) they have another thing coming. The U.S. is not going to engage in another costly war with Iran unless the United States was attacked first (even then diplomacy is the best solution).

    November 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
    • TXJew

      Israel has always fought its own fight – Egypt, Syria, Lebanon. USA has created its own messes in the ME for its own reasons. Even Bibi, for all his arrogance, is looking for the US to be behind him, not in front of him.

      November 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Reply
      • Really

        I like you TXJew. Your opinion is so unbiased. wink wink

        November 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
      • apostle14

        That's absurd NONSENSE by TXJew. It doesn't even make any sense. If Israel can fight its own fight then why does it need the US behind, next to, alongside, diagonally from etc. Why would the US need to be anywhere there. Inclusion of the US anywhere in this by definition means Israel cannot fight its own fight. you're absurd.

        November 8, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
    • Heavenlyfire

      @Apostle Because it'd be in your best interest if Iran doesn't get nuclear capabilities and cause Israel is your ally? Or would you rather get nuked back to the stone age by crazy terrorists?

      November 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
  20. TXJew

    Bibi overreached and now he has to own it. Lucky for him the US administration is more gracious than he. US Evangelicals have not done Israel any favors by luring its Likud leadership into thinking they can do no wrong visa vi the US. Hopefully the Israel-US relationship will straighten up with this reality check and we can all just get along.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Reply
    • r schier

      Hopefully, we'll increasingly turn our attention to OUR OWN problems. TXJew: if you want to help out
      over there, drag your butt over there and enlist.......

      November 9, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
  21. dou44

    Israel is the herpes virus of countries. Recurring infection follows involvement.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply
    • dou44

      Poor Uncle Sam didn't wear a condom.

      November 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Reply
    • stan

      I've been saying that for a while now, glad to see others coming to light

      November 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  22. midgick

    Prime Minister Netanyahu meddled into US Politics and blew it. He went to school and worked with Romney at Bain. I'm very glad that POTUS doesn't hold grudges against Israel. He's done more to support Israel with Military and scientific and montetary aid than President Bush. People don't seem to realize this. The majority of Israelies don't agree with Prime Minister Netanyahu. He's an arrogant narrow minded person not unlike Nixon. He will be replaced by much more Moderate people and hopefully, with the help of major Arab nations, will help both people to come to a fair and lasting peace.
    But make no mistake, if Iran gets too close to "THE BOMB" Israel will act. I hope the EU and Arab Coalition and UN will all come together with the US and put an end to Iran's insanity before this happens Stop Iran and Syria follows quickly along with many other splinter groups.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply
    • dou44

      Israel is an illegal country, not a member of the Non-Proliferation Treaty group of nations. They must get rid of their ill-gotten nuke warheads and stop violating property rights. Period.

      November 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Reply
      • Heavenlyfire

        They have nukes to protect themselves. Just like you Americans do and truthfully I believe that not all of you are indigineous to the America and aren't native so shooo go back to where you came from. How would you like it if someone told you that? Well thats what you just said to the Israelis.

        November 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • apostle14

      "...Israel will act."??? What the hell does that mean? If Israel could've attacked Iran it would have done so long time ago like it did with Iraq and Syria. Israel does not have the capability to attack Iran. If Israel ATTEMPTS to attack Iran it is all over. Iran will openly GET the bomb with the backing of other nations to ensure that can NEVER happen again, and because not only would it be illegal BUT it would set a precedent where one nation could attack another without provocation merely by claiming it feels threatened. If Israel breaks the law, other nations which are no longer bound by it either and can openly decide to GIVE Iran the bomb. Iran already thinks Iran is to close to the bomb and wanted to illegally attack it but realized it didn't have the capability to do so.

      November 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Reply
      • Heavenlyfire

        Israel has a right to act to defend itself. Also countries would support Israel not Iran cause they aren't as blind as you and because they are actually smart and see that a Iran with Nuclear capabilities is a extremely dangerous thing. Like truly Iran would go crazy and all pyromaniac like with them Nukes and selling them to terrorists just to bomb you Americans. So ya I think Iran not having nuclear capabilities is in the best interest of the world.

        November 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  23. Asian

    what's the difference between Paki 's having nuke and Iran trying to achieve ? the only diff is Sunni's VS shiite's?
    or Paki's won't nuke Israel?

    November 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply
    • Big Bird

      The Paki's didn't get caught ... that's the difference.

      November 9, 2012 at 1:08 am | Reply
  24. stan

    Israeli is like herpes to the US

    November 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
    • Dianne Weaver

      If we stop giving billions of dollars as aid to Israel every year, we can save USPS in a couple years and then use that money for our youth. Israel is not an ally of the US, it's the leech that this country needs to get rid of.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:01 am | Reply
      • r schier

        INDEED !

        November 9, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  25. paulm5545

    Of course they will follow the US lead – they know that they cannot count on the US following their lead. And one day, Israel will be gone...

    November 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  26. yuck

    mckinsey and company is how the globalists get into our schools. the universities touted them as being the most wonderful consulting company. mostly they were banksters infiltrating our school.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Reply
  27. Mamasrudeboy

    ...if he mitt had won...he would have turned over some of AMERICA'S POLICY to Israel....Imagine all the rePUGSlicans allowed Netanyahu to lecture and insult Obama in the White House and stood up and cheered.....spineless, lowlife birthers and rePUGS.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
  28. spent

    Sorry to disappoint you Israel, but for you to follow someone one must have a leader. I am sorry, but the U.S.A. does not have a leader.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Reply
    • apostle14

      Your guy lost!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Your leader's a loser with his transition website that went live. OBAMA 2012!!!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Reply
      • Heavenlyfire

        OBAMA 2012 YA WOOT WOOT RUINING THE ECONOMY EVEN MORE DESTROYING THE COUNTRY EVEN MORE BRINGING IT IN MORE DEBT YA WOOT OBAMAS THE MAN REJOYCE FOR THE DOWNFALL OF AMERICA

        November 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • Ryan

      who's the loser? most likely the person who voted for the loser

      November 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Reply
  29. bdby

    This shooting incident is just a precept to another war. The Iranians will take another shot at us to provoke us into striking back. Since we will we will include the nuclear facilities.

    You can see the writing on the wall now......

    And there is nothing we can do about it either.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Reply
    • apostle14

      The drone more than likely flew into Iranian airspace. Just like the stealth one earlier that we initially lied about.

      November 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Reply
      • Heavenlyfire

        Or it didn't fly into Iranian air space. Also if you support Iran so much why not go and move there?

        November 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  30. Humanity4All

    First Mr. Bibi Yahoo was so confident of Mitt Romney and went to extremes openly criticizing Obama, his policies and did everything in his power to cause turmoil and derail Obama’s re-election. He went out of the way making public statements planting doubts with Obama and his foreign policy .

    Now Obama is re-elected. Mr. Bibi is dealing with same symptoms as Romney in the stomach. How can one believe in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    November 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Reply
  31. apostle14

    That's because Netanyahoo has NO choice but to follow US lead. Obama is now in a position to ignore him until his term is up. The illegality of it notwithstanding, Israel doesn't have the capability to launch a successful attack against Iran, so Netanyahoo was counting on pressuring Obama and hoping that Romney won and then get the US to do his bidding. He lost. Now he just has to run in the corner sit down and shut up. If I were Obama I would ignore hizas.

    November 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
    • abe

      Are you a muslim? Please shut up.

      November 9, 2012 at 9:18 am | Reply
    • Heavenlyfire

      Israel could easily destroy Iran and beat it in a war.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  32. Bill

    The Iranian air defense can't even hit a 250 mph drone after multiple attepts? Wow, that is embarrassing... Even A-Rod could probably have done better....

    November 8, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Reply
  33. HanValen5150

    Excellent! Now Israel can be considered a pu$$y country too!

    November 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Reply
  34. y22nxdf2

    eewww...shaking hands with THAT government must feel like grabbing an oily, twitchy eel that shows its teeth with a growl one second, with a smarmy smile the next.

    November 8, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply
  35. marctheduck

    This is confusing. So Israel is going to be following the "leading from behind"? Who's out in front then? I say we just forget about Iran and give peace a chance.

    November 8, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply
    • marctheduck

      (After all, we are the nation that just re-elected Barack Obama. Forward! (from behind!))

      November 8, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply
  36. Ryan

    Seams like Netanyahu's relationship with Obama is just fine, yet prior to election the GOP was blasting how Obama has ruined the relationship with Israel.

    November 8, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply
  37. Eli

    All you Muslim loving libs spitting your arrogant venom at Israel, Bibi will not place the future of the Jewish state in the hands of a Muslim President you fools. This is just an illusion for the Iranians to lower their guard, Israel will attack Iran alone, without the USA just like they did in Iraq and Syria. I am going to party when we see the video coming in on CNN as the IDF releases their bombs on the reactor and wipe Irans military machine off the map. Israel does need America, it is America who needs Israel more than ever.

    November 8, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      Israel didn't do so well in its last conflict in Gaza.... Why is it that anytime someone dis agrees with Israel, they are viciously attacked. Where the hell is it written in our body of laws that Israel is an extension of the US and should be protected as such.....Lets be absolutely real here.....If the Arab, or moslem , population in this country outnumbered the Jewish population, our "leaders" would be kissing their asses for votes. Israel is a friend and ally but it is not beyond reproach. Does anyone remember the US Liberty that was shelled by Israeli artillery off its coast. Does anyone remember that the Israelis blew up the King David Hotel killing dozens of British troops? Perhaps had our "leaders" taken a less biased approach in the Middle East, the US wouldn't be paying the price it has had to pay.
      Ok, now its my turn to be slurred and called antisemitic by some village idiot

      November 9, 2012 at 12:58 am | Reply
  38. DoNotLikeDistortions

    Look at videoclip' header: -"Bibi gambled, we'll pay" – Israeli official on Netanyahu role in U.S. election-
    Total distortion – in the article, these words are attributed to a newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, nothing even close was said by any Israeli officials

    November 8, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply
  39. WorstY

    SHUT UP Christiane Amanpour and Let him talk. OMG

    November 8, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Reply
  40. apostle14

    Israel trusting or not trusting democrats is neither here nor there. The American people whom the democrats serve are the ones charged with deciding whether or not they trust them. Unless Israel is the name of some US citizen their trusting or not trusting dems or anyone not representing them is irrelevant. The mere fact that you'd make a post like that shows you should have NOTHING to do with this country.

    November 8, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply
    • Heavenlyfire

      Israel is your ally so yes it does matter whether you trust them or they trust you because your allies. If allies don't trust each other then they can't help each other as efficiently.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
  41. Betty

    How dare Netanyahu try to impact our elections? Shame on him and shame on Israel for allowing him to try. Take away that man's red pen. Lesson Learned?

    November 8, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply
  42. Dave

    Where in the bible does it say that if an American drone is shot at over an international body of water, that anyone has to do anything about it? You people are f---kd and self fulfilling and will believe in anything. Think for yourselves for once, and stop believing in bulls--t. Of course Israel is going to kiss Obama's rear. They can't wage this war on their own. Just know that war with Iran will 100% certainly involve China and Russia. The US cannot afford a war right now, much less a war that will involve Russia and China and everyone else that gets dragged into it. Smarten up... everyone.

    November 8, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply
    • Royce

      Israel can't wage this war alone??????

      Sir, Israel has enough thermonuclear weapons to destroy all life on earth. Iranians gets up every day and puts their pants on because Israel allows it. Perhaps they could not win a war conventionally....but if it ever comes to a fight between these two countries it will not be conventional. It will be nuclear and the results will be final.

      November 9, 2012 at 5:19 am | Reply
      • Heavenlyfire

        Royce is completely correct there

        November 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  43. WorstY

    where is my post?

    November 8, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply
  44. WorstY

    Oh there it is :P^^

    November 8, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply
  45. benjabbi

    I agree with Obama, Israel should retreat to their 1965 borders and let the palestinians have their home land. Iran has as much right as anyone else to have a nuke. Get over it you angry conservatives.

    November 9, 2012 at 12:12 am | Reply
    • thedarkelf

      I agree with the jews giving back what they stole since 1965 and stopping the genocide. But if they want nucular power thats fine but weapons are a whole different issue.

      November 9, 2012 at 4:01 am | Reply
    • Alabama Liberal

      Every president has advocated Israel returning to its 1967 borders since 1967, but for whatever reason when Obama stated it Bibi ran wild with it and accused him of some sort of new & radical position.

      November 9, 2012 at 11:48 am | Reply
  46. Prime Controller of Planet X

    Based on these developments..... Obama's election was a great success for avoiding another 10 year cartoon war.
    I think Obama has a real chance at that elusive Palestinian-Israeli Peace Accord which has eluded past Presidents.
    Israel knows that this was perhaps the last chance for a current Republican Party to gain the White House due to attrition by death due to old age.

    November 9, 2012 at 12:20 am | Reply
    • Homa

      Bibi is very lucky that Obama is not George W. B. that said " you are with me or against me " you know what I am mean, if Obama had that kind of logic and mentality he would never forget how much hard time they gave him through election time.

      November 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
  47. Fact Checker

    Bibi is such an Imglik......If his economic stewardship wasn't so good and the moderate opposition in such disarray, Bibi would get tossed. A real putz.

    November 9, 2012 at 12:23 am | Reply
  48. Tylenol666

    Isreal Better Follow! thats OUR F16s they wanna start a war with! sorry isreal you buddy romney and his buddy natan yahoooooo cant make it tonite, FORWARD ;)

    November 9, 2012 at 12:29 am | Reply
  49. seanpnicholas

    Israel is going to follow our lead? Shocking!

    November 9, 2012 at 12:43 am | Reply
  50. Big Bird

    So now BiBi is sucking up to President Obama because his bet on his buddy failed! LMAO

    November 9, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply
  51. Mariner II

    Thanslation: "Shhhhhh.......**t, now that we got caught with our pants down, we've got to play ball. We're going to have to say how much we love Obama and tell them we won't do anything ourselves, now that this meshuggener has got himself elected again!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oi Vay." "Who should know?" "What......you think they are not going to tighten the purse strings?" "We will be lucky if it's not half filled with oats." "Schlomo, stop with the pickles, already."

    November 9, 2012 at 1:01 am | Reply
  52. Dolph T

    Riiiiight. NOW the CURRENT Israeli Prime Minister is cooperative. He better hope Obama doesnt' do all he can to get a vote of no confidence for him. Time to get rid of the war monger at the top of Israel's goverment. Any hope of peace depends on it. Israel is our friend; their CURRENT Prime Minister is NOT.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:06 am | Reply
  53. Big Bird

    I miss Mormon Bishop Mittens ... it was fun making fun of him! LMAO

    November 9, 2012 at 1:09 am | Reply
  54. John Smith

    It was predictable that if Obama won, Netanyahu would quickly be pushed to the side by the power brokers in Israel. His heavy handed approach right before our elections was nothing short of a "I'm all in" gamble – a gamble that he lost. What we've got to be careful of is a "wolf in sheep's clothing" emerging in his place, using new, more savvy tactics to entice us to pour blood and treasure into a war against Iran for the sake of Israel's interests and against our own. Time to stay very alert and awake.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply
    • thedarkelf

      I agree the jews have used America and lied many times. We do anything jointly and we cannot trust that they will follow our lead.First chance they get they will try to kill irans leaders. If they can get close using us they will and then burn us and say its all us

      November 9, 2012 at 3:56 am | Reply
  55. john

    israel sacrifised thousand of soldiers to protect innocent palestinian civlians in the last 50 years instead of just flattening the west bank and gaza to solve the muslim terror problem once and for all and stop innocent jewish blood from being spilled by palestinian terorists .whic powerfull country would tolerate suicide bobmers blowing temsselves up and killing thousands of innocnet woman and children ,most countries would flatten and eliminate their enemies.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:37 am | Reply
    • thedarkelf

      Admit it Hirum your drunk right

      November 9, 2012 at 3:53 am | Reply
  56. penny252

    Benghazi Barry has painted the U.S. in a corner when he said,"we can not allow Iran to develop a nuke." Sanctions aren't stopping them. So,Barry has only 1 choice....to get us into another war IF he is not impeached for the Benghazi coverup.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:40 am | Reply
  57. muti

    its time for america to let israel defend themselves thay are more then capable.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:46 am | Reply
  58. muti

    whenever israel wants to respond forcefully to Muslim terror America tied their hands it’s time to let them do the fighting and we should just give them the financial and moral support, israel hast one of the most sophisticated and powerful army’s in the world,and the morale amongst their men and woman is extremely high, so please liberals don’t give me the crap that israel wants America to spill blood for them.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:50 am | Reply
  59. bribarian

    U.S. says no more wars for zi0nism.

    November 9, 2012 at 1:52 am | Reply
    • muti

      as a strong israeli supporter i agree 1005 let them fight themselves they are big boys.

      November 9, 2012 at 2:06 am | Reply
  60. proceednet

    Iran is kind of preoccupied by Syria. Iran could lose a close ally, and possibly have Hezbollah de-fanged. As for Israel, they should just stay out of it. Or, at the most, start chumming up with the Saudi King!

    November 9, 2012 at 2:12 am | Reply
  61. PaybackisaBillion

    Just as Bibi got his dose of logic, Akhmad will also get his some day when he crosses the line. Till then wait and watch.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:34 am | Reply
  62. Lee Oates

    When does the US quit supporting an apartheid state of Israel?

    November 9, 2012 at 2:40 am | Reply
  63. Mazon

    U.S. or not, Israel has the military might to overwhelm Iran. What Israel is doing is just trying to persuade U.S. to get in their plans, but am afraid Israel might respond if their so-called ally continues to drum backwardly.

    November 9, 2012 at 2:43 am | Reply
    • KY

      You keep telling yourself that and before you know it Israel will be just a sheet of glass.

      November 9, 2012 at 6:24 am | Reply
  64. thedarkelf

    I dont think Olater should let Israel be anywhere near us in any operations or talks. We cannot trust israel to not use us as an excuse to fire on Iran. The fact is they are looking for any excuse to bomb Iran. I can see it now we are going in to talk and somehow a bunch of Iranians get shot up. The Jews have used America for long enough they have lied to us and should be brought up on charges of Genocide. They will be successful at some point in killing all of the Palestinians and stealing everything they own. Then what we continue to do business with then ignore what they are doing so the greedy rich can us our lives even longer to profit

    November 9, 2012 at 3:51 am | Reply
  65. KY

    The only reason that Israel is even on the planet is due to the fact that the US is their protector and no other country in the world wants to bear the brunt of the US reprisal for any military action against Israel. One would think that Israel would be a bit more conciliatory towards the US after what we have provided in the past and continue to provide. That being said, I fully support the US/Israeli partnership but Israel must understand that Barack is not GW and we are not at their beck and call.

    November 9, 2012 at 6:11 am | Reply
    • Heavenlyfire

      Ummm no actually Israel still exists because it knows how to protect itself, and it has a strong miltiary.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
  66. 18E

    I guessing all the claims Israel made, during the U.S. election season, about the direct threat of Iran was not true.
    Israel , if you want to believe the words coming out of you're own mouths please act on it.
    If you want to run in the tall grass and pee with the big dogs go right ahead and invade Iran by yourself, and keep out of American politics and meddling with our election process.

    November 9, 2012 at 6:11 am | Reply
  67. pjoe

    Lead the sheep to slaughter.....

    November 9, 2012 at 6:49 am | Reply
  68. Robert

    Oh you mean Israel the 51st State that gives nothing takes everything from the US. Was willing to kick the crap out of Obama when they thought he was down, and then came running back to us after he won. We should dump all support for them and move on. They are nothing but a leach on the US.

    November 9, 2012 at 6:59 am | Reply
    • Chuk

      I totally agree. Think about it. If they help the U.S into war, what would they do to help? Nothing! Just like they did for Iraq and Afganistan. Netanyahu knows how to talk big game only because he knows others will pay for the war and die for them.

      November 9, 2012 at 7:29 am | Reply
  69. Linda Farias

    I dont see my post

    November 9, 2012 at 7:08 am | Reply
  70. Chuk

    Really? Netanyahu has given up trying to influence U.S elections? Is that because he now realizes he has no chance of playing his Jewish card?

    November 9, 2012 at 7:25 am | Reply
    • keep50

      You know, I'm gonna enjoy not watching that Bibi spot on TV "the world does not have a right to stop Israel....." He meant Obama, betting that Mitt would win. Went all in against Obama. Busted!!!!!!

      November 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Reply
  71. fiftyfive55

    C'Mon guys.let's get 'em,I'll be right behind ya.

    November 9, 2012 at 7:30 am | Reply
  72. Jocho Johnson

    I thought Jews were supposed to be intelligent but this Netanyahoo seems like he's as dumb as most American Republican Party supporters.

    November 9, 2012 at 7:43 am | Reply
    • r schier

      Likely dumber, if that's at all possible......

      November 9, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
  73. Rick McDaniel

    That may prove fatal.

    November 9, 2012 at 7:50 am | Reply
  74. mike

    of course they are going to follow the US lead, lol. Israel can't handle their problems by themselves, for all their tough talk they are spineless.

    November 9, 2012 at 7:50 am | Reply
    • Heavenlyfire

      Thats why they are surviving in the most dangerous area of the world surrounded by countries that hate them right, and thats without Americas help in that area.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  75. Pat

    Are you all out of your minds? Iran has said publicly hundreds of times they will wipe Iraeli off the face of the world. When they get there nukes trust me they will use them or give one to someone who will. At that time you can thank Obama for ending this world as we know it. Israeli has every right to try and stop them from getting nukes, and the U.S. should help them in any way we can. If we don't it will be unthinkable of what will happen to the world.

    November 9, 2012 at 7:52 am | Reply
    • fiftyfive55

      guys like you make us sick,you want a war,then YOU go fight it instead of sending someone else to do it

      November 9, 2012 at 8:20 am | Reply
      • Heavenlyfire

        So you guys saying Israel has no right to defend itself when another country is threatening it and acting upon that threat. Oh well guess you Americans don't have a right to defend yourselves also then when threatened.

        November 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
    • JOSH P.

      Sure filthy Jew,keep spreading your garbage,people are not fool by your kind anymore.

      November 9, 2012 at 8:50 am | Reply
      • r schier

        Most of us were not fooled to begin with, contrary to their delusional belief.....

        November 9, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  76. Beavis

    I THOUGHT THAT IF OBAMA WAS REELECTED WE WOULDN'T GOTO WAR WITH IRAN BECAUSE ONLY ROMNEY WOULD HAVE

    November 9, 2012 at 8:05 am | Reply
  77. joeyv

    Is real is a friend and an Allay in the region and regardless which of the parties here in the US that hold the power, we must remain committed to it's survival. However, there is ALWAYS a middle ground and they too must meet not only the US there but their Palestinians neighbors too! As a people and a country they cannot continue to cry in the airwaves about discrimination and genocide atrocities committed against them while on the side side of that fence they are guilty of it themselves! They need to come to the peace table with their neighbors and be willing to compromise and work towards meaningful solutions that benefit themselves and the Palestinians. Using the Torah as a reason for holding unto disputed territories is not justification for continuing a war against its brothers and sisters on all sides of their country. Peace should be above all else. To the Palestinians, I am not endorsing your bloody rebellion. You too must lay down your arms and accept that Israel is here to stay and that continued bloodshed only leads to more bloodshed and it is obvious that years of the same ole have gotten you nowhere. Try Reforms through Peaceful demonstrations and repudiate arms and groups like HAMAS that seek to bring violence to the region and perhaps the rest of us watching may actually sympathize with your cause. Give it a shot, it worked for Martin Luther King and it worked for Gandhi.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:15 am | Reply
  78. Jay

    This is all being hyped up. Iran do not want war bc it was be disastrous for them.. Just like before the Iraq war in operations northern watch. We used to penetrate our aircraft over the no fly zone to get iraq to fire at us so that we can have an excuse to go to war. We even bomb there radar stations on there side of the border. But not once did they fire back. People we doing the same thing to Iran, we trying to make them take the first shot. Military guys see this type of stuff everyday... Go to another country in the world and look at the news from the Outside, there is always to sides to every story. Stop being so BIas and look at it from one perceptive. Say that China was sending drones to our border or Airspace with you be a punk and just let it happen..No I dont support Iran, but at the same time its not only Iran that is being this way. Both sides said the want to take each other out. Some more vocal than others, but its both. Look at the effects of war, higher gas, shortages, troops and people killed...Do you really want that...

    November 9, 2012 at 8:15 am | Reply
  79. DJS

    What a bunch of pu%%ies!!!! lol

    November 9, 2012 at 8:18 am | Reply
    • delmerdaves

      US sounds like the puzzies here more than Israel! We should have already knocked off Ahmadinejad rather than let hime bask in the Iranian sun sucking up mint juleps and making nukes to use on Israel and the US. We sit on our hands while this urchin does what he wants! He will get his way while we are doing nothing!

      November 9, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
      • r schier

        Funny, I've never seen Iran attack anyone....just have seen there governments removed over the years. Why should they not have the means to defend themselves ?

        November 9, 2012 at 9:42 am |
      • Heavenlyfire

        Because they are a nation which hates Israel and America and would do anything to see Israel and America go down, so I believe thats why they shouldnt be allowed to have nukes to "defend" themselves.

        November 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  80. fiftyfive55

    Gosh,if the WHOLE middle east disappeared today,we'd finally have peace in the world.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:23 am | Reply
    • abe

      Did you vote for Obama too? Just worry about your own country disappearing.

      November 9, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
      • fiftyfive55

        What does who I vote for have to do with this ???

        November 9, 2012 at 9:31 am |
  81. It's Me

    This is great news. I wonder if they will follow Mr. Obama as he drives off the fiscal cliff as well.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:27 am | Reply
    • KY

      The whole world will follow (cause/effect) if you obstructionist dumbpublicans don't finally work to avoid the fiscal cliff.

      November 9, 2012 at 8:32 am | Reply
  82. delmerdaves

    To see Israel suck hind tytt to this stupid Obama makes me cringe. Israel had better learn to go it alone as this Arabic Obama will never help them to defeat Iran!

    November 9, 2012 at 8:40 am | Reply
    • r schier

      Israel should "go it alone". As an American, why should I give a rat's *ss about them ?

      November 9, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
  83. JOSH P.

    Jews always think that they are smarter then anyone-else,and can manipulate all.
    I hope Obama tell that Netannanwho racist to go to hell.
    Never have I seen such a people,and they wonder why they are hated wherever they go on this earth.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:48 am | Reply
  84. vcd

    Most likely there will be a war with Iran. I hope not. Obama will have not choice at the end. Obama is smart to go with all the options and bring international communities together before taking such an action and also they foot some/most of the bills. US. do not have monies to go to war alone. Bush and almost all republicans and some democrats in congress supported wrong wars and huge tax cuts that were not needed and only benefited the riches. Now we do not have money and we are getting broke. The reality is that most of the people who voted for Romney need to come to terms that they cannot have cake and eat it too.
    All during the campaign, Romney, many times and in debates, showed that he can be bullied by Israel. Is US the puppet or the Israel the puppet, I did not see the difference there with Romney. Israel is Western Countries ally but it is not a country that world look up to for leadership, but U.S. has been shown/looked at for leadership since 2nd great war.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:54 am | Reply
  85. knucklecheese

    I love the message board on middle east articles. It's like watching the world's biggest snowball of ignorance roll down a bottomless hill. It just gets bigger and bigger, and faster and faster, gobbling up hapless twits and hateful, closed-minded hypocrites by the dozen. It just never stops, and I never stop laughing.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:56 am | Reply
  86. jcarly

    With that statement, Israel has lost its independence. They are now Obama's child.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:58 am | Reply
    • r schier

      Trust that it's a "child" that most of us DO NOT want !

      November 9, 2012 at 9:38 am | Reply
  87. dave

    muslim ho

    November 9, 2012 at 9:00 am | Reply
  88. SokrMom

    This is not mending fences, it's making more trouble. You don't "follow someone's lead" when it's your problem and not their problem.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:08 am | Reply
    • Heavenlyfire

      It's the U.S problem also cause a nuclear capable Iran is a massive threat to the U.S

      November 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  89. Voiceinthewind

    Or America will cut the Evil Empire and Nothing-Yahooo's welfare payments.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply
  90. Veritas Lavinga

    Israel, don't follow the US lead. There is no lead except down the toilet bowl. Barack Insane Obama has destroyed most of the nation already, and you don't want any part of that.

    United Welfare States of America.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:19 am | Reply
    • Heavenlyfire

      Completely agree with you and now this reelection will just ruin you guys fully.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Reply
  91. r schier

    No, YOU have to defend them...I couldn't possibly care any less....

    November 9, 2012 at 9:20 am | Reply
  92. Aaron

    Netanyahu is a snake in the grass. Israel can wage its own wars.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:20 am | Reply
  93. zaphed

    With the president's energy independence policy and no nation building, the israleis are feeling threatened. They always aligned themselves wit the stupid religious american base which is dwindling. I and many like me do not believe that God exists and that if he did he would never have called for some people like the jews to come over and steal other people's land. That is plain insane and Israel must go. Sorry but they must go.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
  94. r schier

    Very thankful that we have no more Israel puppets like Bush and Cheney.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:30 am | Reply
  95. forbugmenot

    The Mossaud is probably sneaking a few North Korean built nukes into Tehran as we speak.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:31 am | Reply
  96. Obama's Mandate

    Suck this Romney!!! You too NutinYahoo!!! 8======>

    November 9, 2012 at 9:41 am | Reply
    • Heavenlyfire

      Or he's probably gonna laugh while Obama ruins the U.S further as Romney moves to Canada where theres no Obama to ruin it.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  97. r schier

    Most of us were not fooled to begin with, contrary to their delusional belief.....

    November 9, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply
  98. nathan

    We will appologize to Israel after the nukes start hitting so its win win for them

    November 9, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
  99. us_1776

    Israel, stop running and hiding behind the U.S. skirt.

    We're not your momma.

    You and Iran need to defuse all the extremism on both sides.

    .

    November 9, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply
  100. loolool

    who cares about Iran.
    WW3 will start in Syria

    November 9, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
  101. jim

    Isreal uses the US when ever they can.

    November 9, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
  102. Truth

    Can we have a report on what international agreements Iran is allegedly breaching and how? News media sucks, they're sound bite focused. Where's the detail? Where's the how, when, where, why, who, what. All of these need to be answered for every issue discussed. All that is known is 1. the nuclear non proliferation treaty allows countries to pursue nuclear technology for all purposes other than nuclear weapons. 2. There has been no proof that nuclear weapons are being built and both Israel and the US both say that Iran hasn't decided to make a bomb. So if there's no decision to build a bomb and it is legal to build power plants and research plants what's the problem? Israel doesn't want Iran to have any nuclear capability, that isn't legal. Every country has a right to nuclear technology including developing it themselves.
    Thinking realistically, does anyone really think that Iran would ever USE a nuke on Israel or the US? No way, why because it knows and we all know that the US and Nato will destroy Iran as we know it and will even occupy it for decades. The same thing goes for the scenario of Iran giving a weapon to a proxy to use. It will be tied back to Iran. No nation is going to nuke anyone or provide the capability to nuke anyone because it knows what the repercussions are.
    The real reason Israel doesn't want Iran to have nuclear technologies is because you can use depleted uranium to make tank shells and missile tips that are extremely effective in piercing armor. This is used by the US and Israel so they can't say anyone else can't use it either. They don't want to level the playing field when it comes to battle.
    Another reason is because the first world is moving (slowly) toward alternative energies with a goal to have no need for oil. They want Iran to continue relying on oil so that it depletes its primary source of income. If Iran can build nuclear plants it'll have a larger share of oil it can export.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • Truth

      And Iran hiding it's facilities in mountain bunkers doesn't point to a bomb either. It points to logical reasoning that its facilities need to be protected from Israel. Israel bombed the Syrian and Iraqi facilities and has made it known that it doesn't want Iran with nuclear technology. What do you expect?

      November 9, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply
  103. stan

    Had Romney been elected we would be following them, as he said during the debate, he would call the yahoo and ask if him what he thinks we should do.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
  104. AZLib

    Israel is an independent country. It's high time they make peace with their neighbors, start treating all humans within their territory as human beings and stop rounding up Muslims and treating them like cattle. Each year the US sends Israel $6,000,000,000 money we borrow from china and we end up paying interest. I'm sorry I see NO reason to go into war anywhere to defend them. If they attack Iran then they should fight their own battles. We are NOT the worlds police force and they are NOT our masters. American's are sick of unnecessary wars, wasted good American lives and money. Our infrastructure, education and quality of life is now suffering and we are to be jumping up and down once again because Israel says so? Really? Let them take their tin cup to the EU. This tail wagging the dog must stop.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
    • tonyl

      Israel is a creation by the US right wing crazed head Christians and the corrupt US congress.

      November 9, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
    • lex

      I suppose you would accept Assad's Syria as a role model

      November 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  105. Naija

    Obama to Netanyahu,this is my last term as President,So F you.They did everything possible to undermine Obama,now that he won the Vulture wants to come pretending to be friend.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
  106. NoTags

    Someday, people will realize that taking out Saddam Hussein was one of the biggest mistakes we ever made in the mideast.

    We would have never had a problem with Iran as long as Hussein was in power. The Iranians were scared to death of Hussein and he would never had allowed them to achieve nuclear capabilities.

    November 9, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply
  107. JBob

    Obama has already publicly stated, more than once, we will not allow Iran to become nuclear. We presume he will keep his word on that. If Iran continues to become nuclear we should support Israel to prevent it, period. The ultimate goal of the whacked out leadership there is to destroy Israel and the U.S., they have said it over and over again publicly. How much clearer could it possibly be? It is there ultimate goal, their deep belief, to eliminate the Jews & Christians and have Islam in place of us.....

    November 9, 2012 at 10:34 am | Reply
    • samonrusty

      I think you are whacked out. Iran wants the Zionists to get out. Regime change. They have never said one word about destroying the U.S; in fact they offered help after Sandy. Regime change is not destruction of a country.

      November 9, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
  108. samonrusty

    What are these European and Russian jews doing in the middle east anyway? Hitler and Stalin are dead and gone. Return to your homes guys. People in the west love the jews. Why steal land and bulldoze homes and kill stone throwing kids? Is it worth it, when you can live comfortably in Palm Beach?

    November 9, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
    • lex

      Yeah and let's tell all foreign born people in the US to go back to their homelands.

      And by the way, lots of those "jews" in Israel are refugees or the children of refugees from MOslem countries.

      November 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Reply
  109. Prof. Taheri

    The details of an Israeli attack on Iran are revealed in Jonathan Bloomfield’s award-winning book, “Palestine.”

    November 9, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
  110. more2bits

    Israel is just stalling for when they take action on their own......good cover for their actions when they nuke Iran into the stone age...

    November 9, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
    • samonrusty

      It's anti-semitic to say Israel has nukes. Are you a self-hatng jew?

      November 9, 2012 at 10:57 am | Reply
      • tonyl

        Israel has the Kosher Nukes. They are God's chosen people and their Nukes comes from God. LOL!!!! foolish American right wing Christians.

        November 9, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  111. TheOriginalME

    Netanyahu is another "business" man ... just like Romney, can you tell?

    November 9, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
  112. phil.smith2

    Israel will only follow when American taxpayer dollars are given to them. America has to buy "friends."

    November 9, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
  113. tonyl

    Israel is a two faced begger. It was doing everything to hurt Obama during the election. They need to change the leadership in Israel. Netanyhu the "big mouth YAHOO" needs to be kicked out !!!. Netanyahu is a war monger and the thug. He wants to use thuggery to have his way with US foreign policy. There is no need to start another war with Iran when we are dealing with our own major problems with debts. Netanyahu wants to come beg for US aid of trillions and also bully his way with the congress by bribing the the corrupt congress with the US aid money it gets from the US. Shame on the US congress for allowing the AIPAC to run the US foreign policy.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply
  114. P.R.P

    Netenyahu stayed quiet for some weeks because he was waiting for the results of US election. He was confident that if Romney would win the election, then it was sure that Iran would be attacked by US. Obama is trying to prevent war, the war that would involve nuclear weapons.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:09 am | Reply
    • lex

      The religious leadership in Iran are fundamentalist Moslem fanatics. Yeah, let's learn to love them.

      November 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  115. tonyl

    We need a regime change in Israel.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
  116. commissionergoodell

    Just looking at the track record of history, I want to be on the same side as the Jews. Those guys are indestructable, just look at how long they've been around and how many people tried to wipe them out. Some say it's God protecting them, some say its just luck. Either way, the results don't lie.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
  117. Kathy Smith

    “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.” –Samuel Adams, 1781

    November 9, 2012 at 11:29 am | Reply
  118. david shoup

    Israel says they will follow the US ...they really mean they will lead (US) into war on their behalf. They are a dangerous ally. They hold the US hostage to their unspoken nuclear threat.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:43 am | Reply
  119. Mamasrudeboy

    ...my fellow rePUGSlicans, birthers and teabaggies....ISRAEL MUST still be the one to make decisions about USA policies...under the ditt witt mitt...this would have been the USA policy....hmmmmmm

    November 9, 2012 at 11:43 am | Reply
  120. Laura

    Now we need to start melding fences with Muslims nations also and balancing our foreign policies for interest of American people who proved to be smart choosing the right leader, and not allowed "money bags" to fool us for their own interests…

    November 9, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
  121. ronjayaz

    We can never again support Israel as we have. The Middle East has been an unabashed powder keg from every angle since its beginning in 1948 or when Truman recognized the state of Israel and pushed us toward the Israelis as if a lopsided policy would turn out well. It hasnt. And now we all dangerously involving the US in an area that no longer is worth starting a nuclear war. Dont forget there are the crazy Pakistanis with all those bombs and Israel itself. The spark that wud set that off wud result in an insane destruction of the planet. The only answer is: Diplomacy. In the US it's called compromise between two parties, which is now needed to prevent a fiscal cliff. The analogy is two opposites destroying each other or settling differences and living in "peace." Shalom aleichem...alaikum assalam...peace be unto... unto you be peace...from the city of peace Jerusalem.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
  122. lex

    This happened before the election in the US and was disclosed only after the election. One more Obama coverup?

    And how come there has been virtually no media follow-up on the US drone that Iran captured?

    I guess that for the media, if its Obama, warfare and foreign affairs are low priority, so its not covered and Obama gets a free pass.

    Just imagine how all this stuff would have been covered if there were a republican president?

    November 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • fsjunkie

      The non-existent conservative intellect and itchy trigger finger are just more reasons that Robme was soundly defeated in the election. "The drone was not hit, and it returned under its own power to its base. U.S. military intelligence analysts are still not sure if the Iranian pilots simply were unable to hit the drone because of a lack of combat skill, or if they deliberately missed and didn't intend to bring it down."

      November 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  123. MontanaSon

    ...and thus, the jewish nation sealed its fate.

    November 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  124. IDF Soldier

    Question – Does anyone really think for one-minute Israel doesn't have what it takes to go at it alone against the Iranian neofascist tyrannical regime? LOL...If so, you are foolish...Just do some research on Operation Babylon (June 7th, 1981 – Israel single-handedly destroys Osirak nuclear reactor 10.5-miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq) and Operation Orchard (September 6th, 2007 – Israel single-handedly destroys nuclear reactor in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria). You apparently have no idea what Israel and our IDF is capable of, nor do you have any knowledge of our history (1948 War of Independence, 1967 Six-Day War, 1972-Munich Games retaliation, 1976 Raid on Entebbe, etc.).

    November 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Reply
  125. fsjunkie

    Fascinating...what a coincidence...sounds like Israel's campaign for our White House is over too. (sarc)

    November 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  126. Peikovi

    If Obama does for Israel what he did for Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Africa, the Israels who survive the first wave of Jihad slaughter will die in labor camps.

    November 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Reply
  127. FredKelly

    Dear Israel,

    Defend yourself without a US go-ahead alone and at your peril. – B.O

    November 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  128. Uyo

    United states and Israel are allies and good friends. Obama is a very smart guy and very deplomatic. He is not affriad of any body, certainly not Iran like the synics will suggest. He is just being reasonable and doing the right it with Iran. If Iran continue to enrich their uclear fercility, he will strike when they lest expect it. Look at what he did to Osama Ben Landen and his organisation. I, for one trust his judgement and I believe when time is right, he will deal with Iran the only way they understand.

    November 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  129. EndTheFed

    The US will follow Israel as they are almost certainly going to stage a false flag attack that they will blame on Iran.

    November 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Reply
  130. F007

    To Jews, Muslims and Americans,
    Please think for once- we should investigate the root of the problem- religious discrimination fueled by dirty politics isnt it? Both sides are to blame. Look at what has been happening through the years- Muslims and Jews hating each other, fighting , killing and bloodshed of millions. How many govt officials died on both ends? Its always the innocents who suffered. The US has been dragged into it most of the times and the result has always been negative. I think President Obama is being reasonable and trying to bring peace in that region. If you ask any normal level headed Jewish citizen, Arab citizen or American, they really dont want to see another WAR. They really dont want to see innocent children dying on the streets. This is very very political and if people just look beyong religion and politics, they can live in harmony. If we look beyond religious hatred and politics, the world would be a better place. I hope the next generation gets this...

    November 11, 2012 at 2:25 am | Reply
  131. Matt

    As Mubarak fell around 70 percent of the Egyptian Parliament will be run by Islamists, Barack Obama will win the US election. The PM knows these things, that is what we are for, it was a media beat up about the elections, we got it wrong because we thought it would be closer, in Egypt what is it 80 percent. On Iran well Iran know me, they know I keep my word, it is the word that makes them shoot down their own planes after 2007, that brings an uprising/coup. I am not like Hamas that betray Assad, when things get tough. The US has a position, I understand, I don't need the US or Dempsey rubbing my face in it every week. That is the difference the US always looks out for it own interests, they maybe bitter pills swallow, but they never take pleasure or rub your face in it. I have a position, Iran know my position.

    November 11, 2012 at 3:47 am | Reply
  132. Matt

    Assad will rule into 2013 and through 2013. I am not coming home, I am staying, if death then it is death, I will die with them, but Iran know me they know my word. And they know the childhood story of the Jew and the Syrian Muslim and me. I choose my own friends.

    November 11, 2012 at 3:53 am | Reply
  133. Matt

    I gave my whole life for that country, now I am stood over by the likes of Smith, Burns, McManus, That is fine I am never coming home, never. They think they have won, you the US know me, they have won nothing, it is war, what have they won, what have you won via betrayal. But I am not coming home, I will stay with my friends, people who know loyalty.

    November 11, 2012 at 7:51 am | Reply
  134. Matt

    Make no mistakes we all thank the US for putting protests forward in relation to the great fire wall to their ally. Very much so they would like to go with the PRC, but I locked them in, it is not so simple.

    November 11, 2012 at 8:37 am | Reply
  135. Matt

    They go ahead with the great firewall, putting themselves in the ranks of PRC, Iran, DPRK, they know but they think they are special an the US will not protest over such a move. The US lets them think they are special, because it serves their interests to let them think that.

    November 11, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
  136. dafyddsanders

    Israel has been wanting to bomb Iran for so long, the only reason they would act like this now, is because there is an agreement that the attack WILL happen with US support. If they didn't have that agreement, they wouldn't be acting like this. Don't forget that they are still provoking war with the sanctions.

    November 11, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Reply
  137. Pharmg242

    Hello! feeedda interesting feeedda site! I'm really like it! Very, very feeedda good!

    November 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  138. Pharmd641

    Very nice site!

    November 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Reply
  139. Ann Clinton

    Personally, I do not know how I feel about us as Americans being over involved in Isreal as I do not completely understand this alliance. What I do understand is the American Alliance to our flag. Many people, including myself are very upset with the Isreal Flag being blended with ours. The American Flag is for AMERICANS – period. We as a people have not voted to add any kind of new emblem on our flag & if Isreal has any respect for us (and the many Jewish Americans) they need to retract & apologize.

    December 3, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.