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Obama, Where Were You?

Op-Ed: "The West is at war with radical Islam, yet President Obama and Mayor DeBlasio live in an alternative universe than the rest of us," Ronn Torossian writes. Full Story

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WE KNOW WHOSE SIDE HE'S ON
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WE KNOW WHOSE SIDE HE'S ON

Not that it matters.

Palestinian pres Abbas in the demo against terrorism
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Palestinian pres Abbas in the demo against terrorism

That gave me my laugh for the day.

Gd help us
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Gd help us

New president already

Not Buying It
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Not Buying It

Yawn. Just what we need: Another phony “alpha” male running the country. Last I checked, September 11 happened under Alpha’s Cheney and Bush, as did the overreaction leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, creating chaos in the Middle East, and spawning ISIS. But never mind the facts. Always shoot first and aim second — its the American way. I guess now that faux Food Stamp Republicans have run out of things to blame Obama for, they’re down to the last page of their playbook: pretend to be the Great Protectors at war with something — anything… Read more »

YASHER KOACH COMMENT NUMBER 4
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YASHER KOACH COMMENT NUMBER 4

Finally, a voice of reason in the collive comment section wilderness. Anyway, if Obama had marched the headline would have been OBAMA MARCHES NEXT TO ABBAS.

notice the photo of the moment of silence
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notice the photo of the moment of silence

In the photo of the moment of silence at the beginning of the march, the other leaders are standing respectfully with eyes lowered and hands at their sides (or in the case of Merkel in a prayerful position) — Abbas has his hands in his pockets and is just looking around.

partly right...
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partly right...

The author is partly right, in that yes, Obama should have been there, yes, Obama refuses to admit that the terrorism is Islamist, yes, de Blasio has demoralized the NYPD and put NY at risk of degenerating back into the chaos that prevailed 30-40 years ago. BUT including the insulting language “beta male” is not going to get either of them to change their ways, if anything they are likely PROUD not to to be “alpha males”, that is too “last century” for them. Actually, I don’t think anything is going to get either of them to change their ways.… Read more »

cma
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cma

Not sure why you think true leadership is Obama showing up at rallies, or DeBlasio spending a night in a squad car. If I was a leader I wouldn’t do all that PC stuff.

No fan of Obama, but....
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No fan of Obama, but....

Where were those security minded Republicans? Not a single candidate who is running for President ion 2016, not a single leader from the Congress, not a single leader from the Senate, aren’t the Republicans in charge now, don’t they need to show that they care about security so that we can trust them with the next election?

Of course, who cares about Jews, and who wants to aggravate the Muslim radicals?

Da– shame on all……

American Jewish leaders
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American Jewish leaders

Did any American Jewish leaders rise to the occasion to make a stand and take action?

Shimon Shak
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Shimon Shak

Actually it was quite approptiate for him not to show up. As mentioned in the press an American president at the head of a million man march isn’t an easy situation to secure and he would’ve disturbed the event more than help it. The real question is why Eric Holder who was actually in France didn’t go!!!

Is this a surprise?
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Is this a surprise?

Our President supports terrorism…

waste of time
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waste of time

This article is so trivial. What has journalism become?

To be fair...
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To be fair...

The French wanted world LEADERS to attend…

#4 huh?
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#4 huh?

I read and re-read your post trying to find one thing that makes sense. Couldn’t find anything. September 11 did happen under Bush. Stuff happens! The question is how do you respond? Bush spent the next 7 1/2 years doing everything in his power to protect Americans and the free world at large. This clown is doing exactly the opposite. He won’t even recognize that we have an enemy. From Sep 12, 2001 until Bush left office, the world was a whole lot safer than it is now.

Obama DID send a high ranking representative
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Obama DID send a high ranking representative

He sent Abbas to represent him

@ Shimon Shak
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@ Shimon Shak

That’s what this was about? The president’s security would have “disturbed the event”? It was secure enough for Merkel, Cameron, Hollande even Natanyahu. Why wouldn’t it be secure enough for Obama? Also notice that the blogger (as most everyone else) suggested that he should have at least sent Joe Biden. Certainly it was secure enough for him…

Finally, why would you think the president would be at risk? There really is no enemy anyway. Right? Who was he afraid of?

Truth is it was a miscalculation. The White House already admitted it and so should you.

To #4 and his acolytes
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To #4 and his acolytes

See, here’s the thing. The “chaos in the Middle East” of which you speak – the “Arab Spring,” the rise of ISIS, etc. – happened beginning in 2011. Not in 2001. And the reason is due to the American occupation of Afghanistan and then Iraq – as Bush put it at the time, we’re fighting them there so that we don’t have to fight them here. Only when a certain succeeding president decided that “war is not the answer” and that the troops have to be drawn down and eventually withdrawn, did that expose the United States as a paper… Read more »

Shimon Shak to #17
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Shimon Shak to #17

Look up secret service security procedures and be the judge on whether it would’ve disturbed or not!! The American president is clearly a bigger target than any of the others you mentioned so there is a clear difference between them. I agree that someone in the highest echelons of the white house should have went…at the very least Holder who was there at the time. My main point was that it was not unreasonable and perhaps even justifiable for the president not to go.

To #19
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To #19

Really, that’s half the problem: no other head of state or head of government – even ones who are pretty major targets (consider Netanyahu, for one) – has an entourage anywhere near the size of POTUS’s. Frankly, it’s more reminiscent of a third-world dictator who likes to show off his power and prestige.

Be that as it may, though, it probably is just as well that Obama didn’t go… he would have, as he’s so often done in the past, made the event all about himself.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS .....
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PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS .....

JE SUIS A RIGHT CHARLIE

thanks but no thanx
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thanks but no thanx

I’ll go fox and drudge for broader news.. keep col chabad/crown heights related news. these re-posts – especially when they are not relevant – cheapen your news service TY

#17 to 19
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#17 to 19

We agree on the main point that “someone in the highest echelons” should have been there. The fact that no one from “the highest echelons” went, indicates that the reason had nothing to do with the president’s security detail. There was a total disregard for the event. It also reaffirms the contention that the president lacks interest in all things terrorist related…

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