It is laughable right out of the shoot as they say at the rodeo. President Obama can’t negotiate a cease-fire with Republicans. Republicans can’t negotiate a cease-fire among themselves. What makes anyone believe that Obama can step into the crossfire between Hamas-terrorist led Palestinians and Israelis who are defending themselves against an onslaught of missile attacks supplied by Iran?
The shootout at the OK corral is happening in Gaza and the neighborhood. That shootout will have as great of repercussions as ISIS trying to take over Syria and Iraq. The Middle East is coming apart at its Islamic seams: Sunnis and Shiites. The combining of politics and religion make peace impossible.
The foreign policy strategy that segregates religion from politics must include other factors such as producing oil independent sustainable economies. It requires addressing exploding populations and people who are living in inhospitable and unsustainable locations. Global policies among free and developed nations will come down to picking winners and losers.
Speaking of which, the U.S. must pick winners and losers among candidates for immigration. It must decide whether to keep some or throw them back. These are hard decisions that are unresolved on our own borders. Our plate is full.
The situation underscores the imperative for American politicians to hunker down and change their evil and irresponsible ways.
“Obama: US Prepared to Negotiate Ceasefire in Mideast
Last updated on: July 10, 2014 3:54 PM
President Barack Obama has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is prepared to mediate an end to the violence with Palestinians including a return to the 2012 ceasefire.
The president spoke to Netanyahu by telephone Thursday, another deadly day in the Mideast.
The White House says Obama reaffirmed Israel's right to defend itself from rocket attacks by Hamas militants. But he said he is concerned the violence could escalate and that all sides must do all they can to protect the lives of civilians.
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for an immediate ceasefire in the Israeli conflict with Hamas militants in Gaza, but neither of the warring sides showed any hint of stopping its attacks.
The UN secretary-general told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that Israel and Hamas "must exercise maximum restraint" to end the fighting.”