And he had to defend foisting off a 1/2 governor as a valid candidate to head the Most Powerful Military In The World should he, fall down, and not get up. So Bibi can lie cheat and steal, after coming here on the GOP’s dime, and then it doesn’t matter what he says? Ah. Elections. In other nations. Outside our borders. With implications for all of us here because…Bibi can say whatever and it’s just “politics”. Just when you think John McCain learned to STFU, he proves you wrong.
Jerusalem - Sixteen IDF soldiers could face court-martial proceedings after posing in uniform for a photograph where their arranged bodies spelled out the phrase “Bibi Loser” in Hebrew letters. Their act is an expression of defiance against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to accept a cease-fire with Hamas instead of sending ground troops into Gaza.
The Times of Israel reports (bit.ly) that the photograph has gone viral, and has received over 3,000 “Likes” and 400 “shares” in one Facebook group alone within just three hours of being posted. Comments on the photo ranged from those calling for the soldiers to be court-martialed to sympathy for the soldiers’ frustration.
Other comments refer to Netanyahu as a coward for keeping the IDF from “giving it to Hamas” and “getting the job done.”
Bibi is totally a loser, but not in the way they think.
Those counseling Israeli submission, resignation or just endless patience can no longer dismiss Israel’s tough stance as the work of irredeemable right-wingers. Not with a government now representing 78 percent of the country
The Orlando Sentinel article does not go quite far enough. An (apparently) monolithic, insuperable unity government majority in the Knesset does not only serve notice to Iran. In one fell swoop, Netanyahu has cemented over any cracks in Israel’s international diplomatic facade. There will be no more meetings between American or EU officials and Israeli opposition ministers - there is no more opposition with any level of legitimate claim to the title. No more weak points where diplomatic leverage can be applied, no divide et impera tactics where you get to choose your Knesset dance partner. The message is clear, and is directed toward Washington, Paris and Brussels as much as it is towards Tehran, Cairo or Djidda: You want to talk to Israel, you talk to Bibi. Or don’t bother picking up the phone.
This move by Netanyahu does not automatically put Israel on a war footing. It does, however, shorten the road he needs to take to do so. It also sends the message that Israelis across the political spectrum are tired of being pushed around by Turkey, the UN, the anti-Israel media.