Sunday, January 11, 2009
OBAMA “MORE DETERMINED” TO BREAK MIDDLE EAST DEADLOCK
Obama’s Middle East "Team"
From Right to left: Rabbis Ira Putzman, Schlomoe Lipshitz, Ariel Viewstein,
Moshe Aaron Gasinovichwitz, and Ima Zionistberg.
(Jan. 11, New York, New York) President-elect Barak Obama issued several vague answers to questions pertaining to the current flare up of hostilities between the Israeli military and the innocent citizens in what is known as the Gaza Strip in occupied Palestine. He spouted the usual rhetoric tat has defined the United States foreign policy regarding over the past 60 years: talk negotiations and peace while staunchly backing Israel in every and any way possible.
On the ABC Sunday morning political talk show, This Week, Obama said, "When you see civilians, whether Palestinian or Israeli, harmed, under hardship, it's heartbreaking. And obviously what that does is it makes me much more determined to try to break a deadlock that has gone on for decades now." He then added, “what I am doing right now is putting together the team so that on January 20, starting on day one, we have the best possible people who are going to be immediately engaged in the Middle East peace process as a whole, that are going to be engaging with all of the actors there, that will work to create a strategic approach that ensures that both Israelis and Palestinians can meet their aspirations."
Later today at the Mayer Kahane Center for Peace Through Violence in Brighton Beach Brooklyn, the core members of the Obama team were introduced to a select number of the national media. All the hand picked members of this team just so happen to be Hasidic Jewish Rabbi’s with no foreign policy experience. This is in keeping with the Obama philosophy of filling his administration with some truly bizarre people, many with absolutely no knowledge, background or expertise for the jobs they are about to assume pending Senate confirmation.
Obama defended the choice of the Hasidic Jews stating, “These men are good men. They are good Jews. I have called upon them to help me in the Middle East, to assist me as I work towards peace and also so I would have some hard core Zionists openly serving in my Administration. That is the least I can do considering all the donations I received from the Jewish community during my election campaign. Given our long standing policy towards Israel, these five rabbis will be honest brokers who know the real root of the problem in the Mid East.”
Many in and out of the government as well as pundits delivered brutally harsh criticism towards Obama and his “team”, while many others applauded his bold choices. Harvard Law professor and professional Jew, Alan Dershowitz commented, “The only way the Jews will ever live in safety and security is to have tough Jews involved in the peace process. I happen to personally know each of these Rabbis and I can tell you, they won’t take any shit from anybody.”
Supporters of the captive Palestinian People world wide condemned Obama’s picks. Dr. Ahmed Nimrod of the University of Cairo labeled them as “Biased, bigoted, Zionist zealots” who seek to annihilate the Palestinian People from the face of the earth. We expect nothing less from any united States president but, sadly, we thought Obama might be somewhat less narrow minded and blindly stupid then his predecessors. How wrong we were.”
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