The Onion Predicts Obama’s Attempt, After Making Iran Deal, to Placate Israel With Offer of More Weapons

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"U.S. Soothes Upset Netanyahu With Shipment of Ballistic Missiles" 'When The Onion is the most reliable news source your country, you know you're a mess.'"

“U.S. Soothes Upset Netanyahu With Shipment of Ballistic Missiles” ‘When The Onion is the most reliable news source your country, you know you’re a mess’

Satirical Onion Article Accidentally Predicts Actual News Headline:

(Carey Wedler) The Onion is both notorious and beloved for its painfully accurate satire. “CIA Realizes It’s Been Using Black Highlighter All These Years,” and “U.S. Flag Recalled After Causing 143 Million Deaths” are popular examples of the Onion’s knack for humorously pointing out political corruption and tragedy. Last week, however, the Onion predicted an actual headline, preempting a real development regarding Iran and its relations with the West.

Following agreement on Obama’s much-anticipated deal to reduce Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for lifted sanctions (that the president himself originally promoted and imposed), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was publicly incensed. In predictable jest, The Onion published an article last Tuesday—as the deal was reached—titled, “U.S. Soothes Upset Netanyahu With Shipment Of Ballistic Missiles.” It joked that to pacify the saber-rattling leader, Obama sent him a special shipment of weapons—mocking the United States’ sizable contributions to its favorite ally in the region.

Bibi always gets a little cranky when he sees us talking to Iran, but a few dozen short-range surface-to-surface missiles usually cheer him right up,” the Onion joked a State Department official said. “Of course, we try not to spoil him by giving him a whole new tactical ballistics delivery system every single time he throws a fit, but our guy’s pretty good at getting his way. At least we’ll have a couple months of peace and quiet around here.

The very next day, Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a real story called “After Vienna accord, Obama offers military upgrade to help Israel swallow bitter Iranian deal.”

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My Commentary: Ha!

With No Surprise, Israel’s PM Netanyahu Asks US Lawmakers for Help in Avoiding War-Crime Charges

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asks for US legal assistance in order to avoid war-crime charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asks for US legal assistance in order to avoid war-crime charges

Report: Netanyahu Asks US Lawmakers to Help Israel Avoid War-Crimes Charges:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly urging U.S. lawmakers to protect his country from Palestinian claims that Israel engaged in “war crimes” during recent Gaza fighting that left nearly 1,900 Palestinians dead.

A top Israeli lawmaker told The New York Post that Netanyahu is urging U.S. lawmakers to “help Israel avoid war crimes charges.” The Israeli leader is reportedly appealing to American legislators to resist a seemingly global backlash against the Gaza fighting, saying that Israel took “extraordinary measures” to avoid civilian deaths in the recent month-long conflict.

According to Gaza officials, three-quarters of the 1,900 Palestinians killed in the fighting were civilians, although Israeli Defense Forces have stressed that Hamas has intentionally used civilians as human shields. Three Israeli civilians and 64 Israeli soldiers have also been killed in the Gaza conflict.

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My Commentary: Well, considering the fact that the US government received assistance from the Israeli government when it was seeking out “legal justification” for US military drone-bombings of American citizens, this doesn’t surprise me, whatsoever!

US Cites Israeli Law to Justify Extrajudicial Execution of American Citizens Named on Secret “Kill List”:

Washington’s Blog does a great job explaining this…

U.S. Relies On Law from Israeli & British Governments to Justify Assassination of U.S. Citizens By Drone:

Netanyahu’s Manipulative Interpretation of Oslo Accords Made a Mockery of Them

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Israeli PM Netanyahu: I “Stopped” Oslo Peace Process:

 LEAKED VIDEO: Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu, Admits He Deceived US to Destroy Oslo Accord:

Here is a transcript of two portions of conversation in the leaked video, above:

Netanyahu: “…The Arabs are currently focusing on a war of terror, and they think it will break us. The main thing, first of all, is to hit them. Not just one blow, but blows that are so painful that the price will be too heavy to be borne. The price is not too heavy to be borne, now. A broad attack on the Palestinian Authority. To bring them to the point of being afraid that everything is collapsing…”

Woman: “Wait a moment, but then the world will say, ‘how come you’re conquering again?’ “

Netanyahu: “The world won’t say a thing. The world will say we’re defending.”

Woman: “Aren’t you afraid of the world, [Netanyahu]?”

Netanyahu: “Especially today, with America. I know what America is. America is something that can easily be moved. Moved to the right direction.”

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