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Obama warns of dangers of ground war in Gaza, Israel

Published: Sun, November 18, 2012 @ 5:36 p.m.

Obama warns of dangers of ground war in Gaza, Israel

Associated Press


The U.S. and Britain on Sunday warned about the risks of Israel expanding its air assault on the Gaza Strip into a ground war, while vigorously defending the Jewish state’s right to protect itself against rocket attacks.

The remarks by President Barack Obama and Britain Foreign Secretary William Hague were part of a diplomatic balancing act by the West as it desperately seeks an end to the escalating violence without alienating its closest ally in the region.

“Israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory,” President Barack Obama said at a news conference in Bangkok at the start of a three-nation visit to Asia.

“If that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in Gaza, that’s preferable,” Obama said. “It’s not just preferable for the people of Gaza. It’s also preferable for Israelis, because if Israeli troops are in Gaza, they’re much more at risk of incurring fatalities or being wounded.”


1Attis(991 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

If he were worthy of the Nobel Peace prize, Obama would personally go to Gaza and witness for himself our tax dollars at work in this massacre of Palestinians. Once upon a time, during WWII, the USA fought against the warmongering fascist forces; today, this utterly foolish, immoral and counterproductive blind support for Zionist Israel betrays that proud legacy since Zionism is the Nazism of our times (and richly deserves the same fate).

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2Ytownnative(1114 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Don't hold back attis tell us how you really feel. So it was ok to launch rockets, rockets, and more rockets into israel but its not ok (after months of this) for israel to retaliate

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3IslandMike(757 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Only 63 shopping days left until Obama's 2nd Inauguration!!

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4Attis(991 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

As US tax dollars are at work slaughtering Palestinians in Gaza, where is the US President? Meeting with a former Pol Pot commander responsible for the slaughter of countless Cambodians. How utterly shameful!

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5James_S(268 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

This AFTER Obama's reelection... figures.

"Israel owns our Congress..."- famous last (and truthful, IMHO) words of Jim Traficant.

P.S.- Christians- Is the "Israel" over there, which was brought back from the ash heap of history, the "Israel of God" Paul speaks of in Galatians 6:16?

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