John R. Houk
© September 23, 2012
President Barack Hussein Obama’s every action toward Israel has been a demonstration of setting the Jewish State up for destruction.
For you pro-Israel people (like me) this video leaked by the Left Wing mag Mother Jones has Romney speaking about the reality of the existence of a Palestinian State next to Israel. I am certain the original Mother Jones leak of Romney speaking at a private fund raiser was meant to embarrass Romney; however the reality is this is a demonstration of how Pro-Israel Romney is.
I am going to cross post the INN article where I found the video and then I am going to cross post the Youtube location of the video which has a transcript of Romney’s private fund raising speech as disseminated in the video.
JRH 9/23/12 (Hat Tip: Nora Mitchell – No Palestinian State!)
Romney Explains Dangers of a Palestinian State Alongside Israel
Why say no to a Palestinian State west of the Jordan River? Ask Romney and look at the map.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Published: 9/19/2012, 7:05 AM
In a just released video, Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stated, in a private fundraiser, what he saw as the dangers of a West Bank Palestinian State.
INN article placed their video – look below to view
“What the border would be?” asked Romney. “Maybe seven miles from Tel Aviv to what would be the West Bank.
“The other side of the West Bank, the other side of what would be this new Palestinian state would either be Syria at one point, or Jordan.
“And of course the Iranians would want to do through the West Bank exactly what they did through Lebanon, what they did near Gaza, which is that the Iranians would want to bring missiles and armament into the West Bank and potentially threaten Israel.
“So Israel of course would have to say, ‘That can’t happen. We’ve got to keep the Iranians from bringing weaponry into the West Bank.’”
The graphic illustrating this article, by Att’y Mark Langfan, illustrates Romney’s point.
Map Demonstrating Romney’s Point
Posted by SoetoroBarry
Sep 18, 2012
Following are excerpts from a series of leaked videos taken at a Mitt Romney fundraiser and published Tuesday by Mother Jones magazine. Mother Jones obtained the video, which shows Romney speaking bluntly about Israel and Iran, from a confidential source.
“I’m torn by two perspectives in this regard. One is the one which I’ve had for some time, which is that the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish. Now why do I say that? Some might say, well, let’s let the Palestinians have the West Bank, and have security, and set up a separate nation for the Palestinians. And then come a couple of thorny questions…
And I don’t have a map here to look at the geography, but the border between Israel and the West Bank is obviously right there, right next to Tel Aviv, which is the financial capital, the industrial capital of Israel, the center of Israel. It’s—what the border would be? Maybe seven miles from Tel Aviv to what would be the West Bank…The other side of the West Bank, the other side of what would be this new Palestinian state would either be Syria at one point, or Jordan. And of course the Iranians would want to do through the West Bank exactly what they did through Lebanon, what they did near Gaza. Which is that the Iranians would want to bring missiles and armament into the West Bank and potentially threaten Israel. So Israel of course would have to say, “That can’t happen. We’ve got to keep the Iranians from bringing weaponry into the West Bank.” Well, that means that—who? The Israelis are going to patrol the border between Jordan, Syria, and this new Palestinian nation? Well, the Palestinians would say, “Uh, no way! We’re an independent country. You can’t, you know, guard our border with other Arab nations.” And now how about the airport? How about flying into this Palestinian nation? Are we gonna allow military aircraft to come in and weaponry to come in? And if not, who’s going to keep it from coming in? Well, the Israelis. Well, the Palestinians are gonna say, “We’re not an independent nation if Israel is able to come in and tell us what can land in our airport.” These are problems—these are very hard to solve, all right? And I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say, “There’s just no way.” And so what you do is you say, “You move things along the best way you can.” You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem. We live with that in China and Taiwan. All right, we have a potentially volatile situation but we sort of live with it, and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it. We don’t go to war to try and resolve it imminently. On the other hand, I got a call from a former secretary of state. I won’t mention which one it was, but this individual said to me, you know, I think there’s a prospect for a settlement between the Palestinians and the Israelis after the Palestinian elections. I said, “Really?” And, you know, his answer was, “Yes, I think there’s some prospect.” And I didn’t delve into it.”
“The idea of pushing on the Israelis to give something up to get the Palestinians to act is the worst idea in the world.”
“If I were Iran, if I were Iran—a crazed fanatic, I’d say let’s get a little fissile material to Hezbollah, have them carry it to Chicago or some other place, and then if anything goes wrong, or America starts acting up, we’ll just say, “Guess what? Unless you stand down, why, we’re going to let off a dirty bomb.” I mean this is where we have—where America could be held up and blackmailed by Iran, by the mullahs, by crazy people. So we really don’t have any option but to keep Iran from having a nuclear weapon.”
“The president’s foreign policy, in my opinion, is formed in part by a perception he has that his magnetism, and his charm, and his persuasiveness is so compelling that he can sit down with people like Putin and Chávez and Ahmadinejad, and that they’ll find that we’re such wonderful people that they’ll go on with us, and they’ll stop doing bad things. And it’s an extraordinarily naive perception.”
Romney Explains Dangers of a Palestinian State Alongside Israel
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