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Thursday, September 8, 2016

If Filipino’s Duterte had Just Left Out the “Curse”


After US president Barack Obama said he would raise extrajudicial killings in a meeting with Duterte, the Philippines President responded angrily on September 5, first in English then in Tagalog. As a result, Obama canceled the meeting.
CNN
As an Israeli and Jew I wish I’d hear our Prime Ministers say:
"I am no American puppet. I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone except the Israeli/Jewish people..."
"I do not have any master except the Israeli and Jewish people, nobody but nobody. You must be respectful.” 
Sigh...

There's a big international diplomatic hullabaloo over what Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said about American President Barack Hussein Obama, because he included a Filipino curse meaning "son a bitch" to the statement about his having no master but the Filipino people.

As a Jew and Israeli I cringe, and also cry inside and rant on my blogs, whenever I hear our Prime Ministers -yes in plural, since it happens so often- kowtow so respectively to foreign leaders and diplomats at the expense of our security and sovereignty and dignity as a nation and people.

And davka just at the same time as the Duterte-Obama controversy, David Bedein has an article in the Arutz 7 news site on the true reason that Arik Sharon declared and acted on his horrendous Disengagement policy.
Sharon gave a clear answer to the rabbi: “This is what the US is demanding that I do and I must do it.”
When will we ever learn...

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

By all means I agree that the US Administration put untold pressure on Arik Sharon. However, there must be more to the story than meets the eye as Sharon was literally the author and catalyst of the Gush Katif communities in the first place.
Somehow, I do not believe that he, as a tireless military leader, would have buckled under US pressure.
There must have been enticement or a certain degree of arm twisting involved. The Israeli Supreme Court has secret files on all Israeli citizens including leadership officials. These files live in archived shelves collecting dust most of the time and can be conveniently retrieved and opened at the discretion of the powers to be. Could it be that the dossier containing Arik's involvement in the Gaza Casino or his son Omri's dealing in the Leumi Bank scandal in the Cyprus real estate deal.....be the nudge that propelled Arik to enforce the Gerush or face a hefty jail term for himself and his son?
It is also well known that the Israeli Supreme Court is heavily influenced by the Ford Foundation and therefore, there was no problem clearing the way for the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Yerushalayim. The Ford Foundation has and will do all it can to undermine true Israeli Sovereignty.
Political corruption must always be factored into the equation.....especially in Israel.

JI.

Batya Medad said...

Pretty possible that something mire sensitive than his arm was being twisted...

Anonymous said...

For more than two decades Israel is under the thumb of the US and the UN!

Is it not obvious to anyone with any degree of intelligence that Israel takes it orders? We will only be 'free' when Moshiach comes; maybe first, a MBY to start the process of bringing Moshiach T'zdkeinu, MBD. Depending on the Jewish people's behavior and turning to H', it will come fast and easy or, c'v, if we put our faith in nations and go against H', it will be with many difficulties and not easy but, he WILL come. With H's mercy, may it be immediately!

Shiloh said...

Anon, the answer is here.

Batya, wonderful post. I remember a movie, cannot recall the name but there was a British PM and US President. The British PM had a beautiful secretary that he adored. The POTUS who was a pig, went after her. Well, lots of blackmail games, dirty politics and finally POTUS going after the Brit's PM's secretary. So the Brit PM gave a speech telling it pretty much like you said, giving the middle finger to the POTUS. We need to do the same. The people must decide if they want Gods choice, as both are waiting for you all. We MUST create our destiny and stop being eternal victims. Have we not have enough sand kicked in our faces yet?

Batya Medad said...

A, it has been going on for over 40 years. We almost lost the 1973 Yom Kippur War because of listening to the Americans and waiting for "approval."
Shiloh, agree, nice story.

Chrysler 300M said...

I don´t believe Arik Sharon was blackmailed, he was Likud turning leftist like many from the security establishment.
I don´t understand what turns security officials into traitors in Israel.
Something is very wrong !!

Batya Medad said...

Always some sort of trigger. Remember that Olmert, jailed for corruption, was part of it...

Anonymous said...

From what I've read Arik Sharon was really a leftist from the start. He joined 'Cherut' (I think) Menachem Begin's party for his own ambitions but then changed it to the name Likud. He was never a right winger, just an outstanding warrior.

Batya Medad said...

There were some very strange things about him. But he did amazing things to encourage and facilitate Jewish Life in YESHA including my very own neighborhood.

Mr. Cohen said...

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan taught that in the pre-Messianic Era, the Jews in the land of Israel would have “a measure of political independence” – which seems to mean less-than-complete political independence.

See The Handbook of Jewish Thought (by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan), volume 2 of 2, chapter 24, paragraph 18, page 365.

Chrysler 300M said...

Olmert was the worst, after Simon Oslo Peres Arafat Tocheskisser

shabat shalom all.

Batya Medad said...

yep