A much-talked about and rumored diplomatic confrontation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the American ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro did, in fact, unravel into an unusually sharp shouting match, according to Rep. Mike Rogers.
Rogers (R-MI) is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee was in attendance during a diplomatic meeting between US and Israeli officials. Press reports came out following the meeting saying an unseemly confrontation took place, only to be later dismissed as “silly” exaggerations.
But now Rogers has confirmed in a radio interview that there was a “sharp exchange between the Administration’s representative there, our ambassador there, and Mr. Netanyahu, which was unusual to say the least, but I thought at the end of the day maybe productive.”
The clash arose out of Netanyahu’s frustration that the Obama administration wasn’t threatening Iran with military strike nearly enough, to which Shapiro retorted that Obama had been plenty clear and plenty aggressive.
When asked to describe the tone of the meeting, Rogers said: “Very tense. Some very sharp… exchanges and it was very, very clear the Israelis had lost their patience with the (Obama) Administration.”
Rogers said he’d never seen such a confrontation before. “We’ve had sharp exchanges with other heads of state and in intelligence services and other things, but nothing at that level that I’ve seen in all my time where people were clearly that agitated, clearly that worked up about a particular issue where there was a very sharp exchange.”
The outburst from Netanyahu was a clear sign of his aggressive style and ideological zeal for war. President Obama has militarily surrounded Iran, committed covert cyber-war on Iran, supported the Israelis as they assassinated civilian Iranian scientists, and heaped unprecedented harsh sanctions on Iran which are crippling their economy…all to stop a nuclear weapons program that both the US and Israel admit Iran doesn’t even have.
Yet Netanyahu wanted more, and wasn’t getting it. So he threw a tantrum during a diplomatic meeting.
18 thoughts on “Rumored Bibi Tantrum to US Amb. Did Occur, Says US Rep.”
Obviously Netanyahu went to the same school of diplomacy as Gerorge Bush and Tony Blair. When you can't get your way logically with the facts, you create the facts. All the evidence that has created doubt at the IAEA about Iran's intent to produce a bomb have come from covert actions of the Israeli government. And now that the rest of the world is getting sick and tired of fighting wars on false pretenses, Netanyahu has to bombast around the room. Please let the IAEA and the NPT people do their job without Zionist interference.
2 things…First, it sounds like Netanyahoo is bordering on a nervous breakdown – way too much stress – and disappointment abounds. He's not getting his way and his bluster and bluff are failing to goad the US into fighting a war they don't want for an egotistical warmonger coward.
Second, I wonder if Mr. Rogers feels any remorse about revealing the details of a high-level meeting that most likely the content of which is also highly classified. Aren't the Republicans the ones going apeScheiße over supposed leaks of classified information from the Administration? Oh…wait…I forgot…It's OK if you're a Republican because Republicans are MORE American than the Dems.
What an utterly humiliating display of petulant bullsh*t. The Israelis "lost their patience." So? IF and that is one big 'if', Obama had even one testicle he'd tell Netanyahu to shut his pie hole and act like an adult. Criminy, enough is freaking enough.
You are dead on. What is wittle bitty Bibi gonna do, throw his rattle out of the crib and send back all foreign aid? We should be so lucky.
That would be handing the Republicans a rod to beat him with.
Indeed, in the big scheme of things Israel is nothing more than a petty terrorist welfare state robbing the American people, and US military with the congress, and senate signing off on it. The more Americans are informed about Israel the more they detest, and loathe its presence..
Warmongering psychopath Netanyahu is obviosuly losing it – Israel is in need of radical regime change.
Why is america allowing a piddlyass made up bastion making a jackass of its president and its people."Wake up america"
It's come down to which dog can bark loudest. But Netanyahu is barking to get the other dogs (AIPAC, Christian Zionists etc.) barking too. If he gets enough of them to bark Obama will lower his head and wag his tail as all good dogs do.
Bitcbi is just mad he can't get others to fight his illegal wars and maybe finaly America has stood up to this NUT case.Maybe Obama thinks he can get more votes helping Israel seem fully backed by Americas unjust sanctions and military surrounding Iran witch puts Iran and Americas military at risk well at the same time getting people that are against all these illegal wars to vote for him also.In democratic elections it's come down to voting for what person that you think will be less harmfull to the country,with no person actually voteing for a person they trust.No matter what Obama does it will never make up for his crimes,and Bibbi is just a cry babby because he is not getting millions possibly billions killed well he gets rich.
The greatest danger to Israel, and the US are their respective governments that are obsessed with war, imperialism, and a sickening exceptionalism that may be their eventual downfalls. Both are reviled by most of the entire world, because they play by their own rules only, and ignore international standards/laws that most abide by. Blowback is coming..
Happily, there is hope David. It seems that Obama has grown a pair. If only Romney would do so, Bibi would have to return to his psychiatrist's couch.
It's a wonder with all that whinging Israelis do they don't give themselves a heart attack.
Netanyahu sees himself as a modern day King David. No wonder he throws a hissy fit when reality intrudes on his delusions. Maybe he has been given enough rope this time.
I can't wait until Iran is finally dealt with. They are going to earn all that worldwide terrorism back in spades.
Hey lefty dirtbags – here's your chance to be a noble human shield at the Natanz reactor. I'll buy your one way ticket.
I only have one thing to tell crybaby Bibi: Shut up and get the hell out of our internal affairs (and that includes our foreign policy) permanently! Who the hell does he think he is? President of the US? Thank God he isn't; otherwise, there would be a high US military and civilian death toll. Think Martial Law on "steroids". This man is totally psychotic – a mortal danger to the entire world.
Meanwhile, the the sane people of the world wait for Nutty-yahoo and his country once and for all to be forced to be civilized.
Netanyahu simply behaved like any spoiled brat who has not been given what he demands when he demands it. Bee-bee, Israel and its Fifth Column in the US aren't used to not getting their way from the US elites.
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