Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama: Pakistan, Palestinians and Palin, change begins

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middle and right: Solana with Holbrooke during Nato-times

In December I had written, that Obama might choose Solana buddy Holbrooke to deal with his Middle-East Policy, see here: http://freiberg.blogspot.com/2008/12/old-buddies-meet-on-jerusalem.html
I also pointed the finger to watch Palin and Pakistan:

And this is what happened yesterday:
"Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama vowed to place fresh emphasis on the U.S. commitment to a separate Palestinian state alongside Israel, naming veteran negotiator George Mitchell as a special envoy for Middle East peace.

Obama, visiting the State Department on his second day in office today, also appointed former United Nations Ambassador Richard Holbrooke as a special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Obama called the area the “the central front” in the fight against terrorism.

Standing by as newly confirmed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcements, Obama then pledged to work “actively and aggressively for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.LINK

Javier Solana warmly welcomed Thursday the naming of former senator George Mitchell as the new US special envoy to the Middle East. "The HR (Solana - the EU high representative for foreign affairs) looks forward to working very closely with the US Special Envoy Mitchell," said a statement issued in Brussels." LINK

"Just as the terror of rocket fire aimed at innocent Israelis is intolerable, so, too, is a future without hope for the Palestinians,” Obama said. “Lasting peace requires more than a long cease-fire, and that’s why I will sustain an active commitment to seek two states living side by side in peace and security.”"

In the meantime: "Palin kicked off her State of the State address by congratulating President Barack Obama on his inauguration. She told lawmakers Thursday night that millions of Americans are praying for the success of the new president, and she was one of them." LINK

"As an exciting year of unpredictable change begins, we, too, have our work cut out for us. And we're all in this together. Just like our musk ox, they circle up to protect their future when they are challenged. We've got to do the same. So now, united, protecting and progressing under the great North Star, let's get to work." LINK

stay tuned!
farmer

14 comments:

Joyce said...

A little info on George Mitchell:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_J._Mitchell

The connection to Georgetown is interesting..
and Walt Disney...

It's also interesting that in Northern Ireland they very much identify with the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Protestants identify with Israel.

His background is Maronite from Lebanon, so not likely to be too, too sympathetic to Israel, but we'll see. The cards seem to be stacked in favor of the Palestinians at this point and with Obama's counsel having come from Brzezinksi and his support from Soros, I'm gambling that Mitchell will not be good for Israel.

Progress is translated into Israel giving up land, which means strategically their land will indefensible and spiritually it's the wrong move for USA. ( Joel 3:2).

Joyce

Shem1777 said...

Total inhabitable land mass of earth.
57,511,026.002 square miles

Total land mass of Israel: 8,019 square miles

Zech 12:3
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it

Perfect justice

paul said...

Joyce,
I was surprised to find George
Mitchell in the list of the thousand
richest people in the world in Forbes.

Mary said...

Joyce, you echo my thoughts exactly. Creating Change in Israel is most certainly the wrong move for the USA.

I pray that when the judgement of the US comes, those that are Pro-Israel are spared from the wrath.

Joyce said...

Paul, Bjorn,

This is an interesting group:

http://tinyurl.com/dklp54

Pay attention to the players:

http://tinyurl.com/cj9f6r ( Clinton Global Initiative)

and this on Hamas:

http://tinyurl.com/byrft5

Joyce

björn (farmer) said...

MUNIC SECURITY CONFERENCE NO.45:
300 prominent delegates to join the event taking place from 6 to 8 February 2009.
main topics will be the future of Nato and the European security architecture, non-proliferation and nuclear weapons issues, challenges of a new world order and regional crises like those in Afghanistan, the Middle East, the Central Caucasus and the Balkans.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy. US Senator John McCain, Secretary of Defence Robert Gates, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Javier Solana (EU) and Nato Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will also participate in the conference.

björn (farmer) said...

MUNIC SECURITY CONFERENCE NO.45:
300 prominent delegates to join the event taking place from 6 to 8 February 2009.
main topics will be the future of Nato and the European security architecture, non-proliferation and nuclear weapons issues, challenges of a new world order and regional crises like those in Afghanistan, the Middle East, the Central Caucasus and the Balkans.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy. US Senator John McCain, Secretary of Defence Robert Gates, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Javier Solana (EU) and Nato Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will also participate in the conference.

björn (farmer) said...

AFP
300 extra British troops to be sent to Afghanistan to fight Taliban
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/
asia/afghanistan/4331608/
300-extra-British-troops-to-be-sent-
to-Afghanistan-to-fight-Taliban.html

Mexico man dissolved 300 bodies
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/
7848611.stm

björn (farmer) said...

AoC conference in the US, programm with speakers:
http://istanbulcenter.org/content.aspx?id=184

Joyce said...

Mary,
Time will tell but today's Jerusalem Post said Obama likes the Saudi Plan, which would be a roll back to 67 borders...This is not the first time I heard this.

Bjorn,
There were whirling dervishes on the site with AoC? Never would expect to see that down in Georgia, on "Jimmy Carter Blvd" ( ironic) which is the heart of the Bible belt.

Although, Atlanta hosted the Olympics in the 90s and it was interesting to see how the "spirits were ushered in".. This is an exact quote which was used to describe the opening Olympic ceremonies in Gerogia.

Joyce

Joyce said...

Bjorn,
I posted this on CC's site earlier, but in light of the AoC post thought you might be interested to hear what Al Jezeera has to say about Obama and the Clash of Civilizations:

http://tinyurl.com/as8r3c

Joyce

Joyce said...

Adrogen of AoC is criticizing Israel,

http://tinyurl.com/c57sem

Joyce

joyce said...

Let's not forget the Blair and Mitchell connection:

http://tinyurl.com/byusjv

I can hardly wait to see what they'll come up with.
Joyce

Anonymous said...

Iceland government falls Monday! Iceland had nationalized the banks and owes billions to IMF.
Their currency plummeted..
Bjorn, please comment on this.

Also see Pastor David Wilkerson of Times Square Church's warning.