David Harsanyi and Philip Klein are right. No one talks like this. This might be a fair summary of what they said but it’s obviously not a transcript.
Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes.
Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire?
BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence.
BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction in Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position.
It goes on, with O allegedly promising to have our terror-supporting friends Turkey and Qatar mediate with Hamas once Israel ceases fire, to which Netanyahu supposedly says, “I protest because Hamas can continue to launch rockets and use tunnels for terror attacks.” “I protest”? Jeffrey Goldberg imagines the rest of the conversation:
Zerohedge is reporting on some very
interesting positioning of U.S. naval ships:
As the most recently updated naval map from Stratfor demonstrates,
the CVN 77 G.H.W. Bush has just entered the Persian Gulf, the first time a US
aircraft carrier has passed through the Straits of Hormuz in months. What is
also notable is that the LHD 5 Bataan amphibious warfare ship has just weighed
anchor right next to Libya: this is odd since the coast of Tripoli had been left
unattended for many weeks by US attack ships. And topping it all off is that a
third aircraft carrier, the CVN 73, is sailing west from the South China seas,
potentially with a target next to CVN 76 Ronald Reagan which is the second
carrier in the Straits of Hormuz area. Three carriers in proximity to Iran would
be extremely troubling.