White House Retaliates, "Condemns" Israeli Shelling Of UN School In Gaza

Tyler Durden's picture

It was only a matter of time.

Following yesterday's scandalous release of the Obama-Natanyahu phone call transcript by Israel's Channel 1, which officials on both sides have claimed was a fake (due to its clearly negative implications for US foreign policy which appears painfully weak) yet which the media outlet has defended as authentic, citing a "senior American official" as a source, one was wondering how long it would take for the White House to "teach" Israel a lesson, and put it in its place. The answer: less than 24 hours. Moments ago, the White House officially "condemned" the shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that local authorities estimated killed at least 15 Palestinians who were sheltering there.

Still, to appear measured, the US also condemned Hamas, although indirectly: "We are extremely concerned that thousands of internally displaced Palestinians who have been called on by the Israeli military to evacuate their homes are not safe in U.N. designated shelters in Gaza," White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said, cited by Reuters. "We also condemn those responsible for hiding weapons in United Nations facilities in Gaza."

As AP adds, this is "the sharpest criticism the U.S. has leveled at Israel over the more than three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza." In fact, it may be the first time in recent history when the US has condemned anything to do with Israel.

Exciting, yes?

No, not really, because as everything else coming out of the White House in the past 6 years, this too was merely for popular theater purposes.

How do we know? Because this hit moments later.

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Xibalba's picture

My two year old has better policy with the neighborhood bully than this guy does with his 'friends'. 

Say What Again's picture

Will this be good for the SP500 or not?  This one is a bit more complicated than the other "news" stories.

Divided States of America's picture

Thought Obama finally got the balls to condemn Israel...but no the balls turned out to be for his golf game in the afternoon....

ZerOhead's picture

He lost both balls before he even hit the greens...

Looney's picture

The leak of the call between Bobo and Bibi was a courtesy of Putin, just like the Nuland’s “Fuck the EU”. I think? ;-)

Looney

Four chan's picture

lol we all condemn it, what are you gonna do about it? sanction putin?

BaBaBouy's picture

Meanwhile... Naawhoo Is Enjoying A Cool-One At Local Kibee...

Save_America1st's picture

Fuck the White House...White Mosque...domestic terrorist headquarters...House of Treason...whatever the hell you wanna call it.  Fuck 'em

Manthong's picture

Seems to be a lot of condemning coming from the schwarzeshaus.

I recall an idiom.. somithing about the pot calling the kettle black.

The rhetoric from there just keeps “droning” on.

BellyBrain's picture

Political lip service means nothing.  STOP SENDING ISRAEL MONEY AND BOMBS and then we'll start to take you seriously, scumbags. 


As all of us with a functioning brain know, The Blood of Palestine is on the Hands of the Bribe-Takers:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPAm-ZWBAQ

 

blackholes's picture

Posted this further down, but:

U.S. military aid to Israel was $2.775 billion in 2010, $3 billion in 2011, $3.07 billion in 2012 (and $3.15 billion per year from 2013-2018). 

 

Read more:

http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-how-much-america-really-spends-on-israels-defense-2012-9#ixzz38z2XpwAk

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33222.pdf

Funny enough, Harry Reid somehow doesn't seem to think that's enough:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2017/28/373165/israel-in-urgent-need-of-money-from-us-reid/

RichardP's picture

How much aid for Egypt?  About 1.5 billion budgeted for 2014.

COSMOS's picture

http://rt.com/usa/176820-pentagon-idf-unrwa-ammunition/

US resupplying Israel with ammunition even after condemning shelling of Gaza school

must kill more children hahahaha

Why dont we call the politicians in DC for what they are 'terrirists' LOL

LibertyWorks's picture

The following video provides true clarity for this conflict:

http://youtu.be/nrLAXH2j0GU

COSMOS's picture

Yeah Id be hating the west too if they were resupplying arms to kill women and kids as well as constantly steal land and bulldoze homes and olive groves because some terrorists who follow some scrolls decide that they are entitled to steal all the land in the ME

BaBaBouy's picture

If This Isn't A War-Crime, Then WHAT IS ??????????????

Jethro's picture

What?  Putting civilians where you launch rockets?  Blowing up the rockets?  Blowing up wedding parties with drones?  Lots to choose from.....

ShorTed's picture

The Palestinian people voted for Hamas.  Are we too believe they were so stupid as to not know what that might mean for them in the future?

Jethro's picture

The same argument could be made for US citizens.  I sure as hell didn't vote for Obama, but I doubt this outcome would have changed regardless of who was in the whitehouse.

Ljoot's picture

The American people voted for Obama.  Are we too believe they were so stupid as to not know what that might mean for them in the future?

magnetosphere's picture

even if we dont vote we still deserve whats coming for us.  we have a sacred duty to overthrow the bankers if we disapprove of mass murder

Theta_Burn's picture

ShorTed

Hamas has its constituents' best interests at heart 100% more than DC does.

The blockade, the territory that shrinks every yr., the fucking settlements, cutting down the hundred yr. old olive tree groves, Hamas risks their lives to end this oppression that is every day palestinian life. if you don't get it now you never will.

Horrible whats happening to the Palestinians eh? yet not one rally of the Pal. people demanding their removal

S.N.A.F.U.'s picture

You're listing things that sound like provocations, while 79 US senators passed a resolution stating that the Hamass rocket attacks were "unprovoked".  Now what am I supposed to believe?  On one hand, a random internet poster, on the other, nearly 80% of the Senate.  Hmm...

RichardP's picture

If you can accept that all of this is not a joke, then you should believe the Hamas Charter - particularly Articles 7 and 11.

http://www.palestine-studies.org/files/pdf/jps/1734.pdf

 

my_nym's picture

You forgot your saracasm tag.

S.N.A.F.U.'s picture

LOL.  It looks like 8 people didn't get that bolding in "supposed to believe" was a reference to the theater of the state (propaganda).  (And I have to wonder if the one +1 was from an equally confused ashke-na-zi-onist -- hopefully not and somebody actually got it.  I wouldn't want to feel dirty.)

Frostfan1's picture

Sure Hamas has the PEOPLES interests in not recognizing Israel and not THEIR OWN. 

Anytime you want to send a link about Hamas and the Gazans recognizing Israel and the borders like Egypt and Jordan do, go right ahead. 

As for a rally, per Jpost.com there was one anti-war rally a couple of days ago and Hamas prompty lined up 20 of them and shot them dead.  Not so sure when the second rally will be.

Escrava Isaura's picture

BaBaBouy,

You said: ".... A War-Crime....."

No, it's not:

79 US senators signed a petition to give Israel the right to bomb Palestine.

 

pods's picture

So we are condemning them for dropping the bombs that we are giving them?

Priceless.

pods

Renewable Life's picture

You nailed it, lip service for his Muslim "constituency"!!

Wake me up, when Obammer "sanctions" Israel with a weapons, parts, and supplies embargo! Until then, this little dust up is complete bullshit, charades, like this WH is known for!

Urban Redneck's picture

If the pentagram had any business sense at all they would be squeezing every last penny out their customer with this ammunition shortage...

It's not irony, it's treason.

Liberal's picture

As a staunch liberal, I condemn Palestine and Hamas...What?  Obama's on whose side now?  Oh...Ok.

 

As a staunch liberal, I strongly condemn Israel.

power steering's picture

Coming soon: the first State of the Union address delivered entirely in arabic.

crbob's picture

Condemn Israel for what?....Hamas has been constantly attacking Israel ever since their inception, and if it wan not Hamas it would be some other Muslim organization, the U.S. is at fault for demanding that Palestine be given the gaza strip, now we see the results of that.....we "liberated" Iraq, look at that, we "liberated" Libya Obama and his head honcho Valerie Jarrett have screwed the country again, pretty soon we will be the North American Social States with everyone on welfare.........

my_nym's picture

The dumb goyim golem "liberated" Iraq and tried to check people's underpants for WMDs there for the sake of Israeli strategic interests in the region.  Duh.  They even had their pet scape goat for 911 trot out the acronym OIL or Operation Iraqi Liberation.  And he, himself was probably dumb enough to believe that was the case.  And that it was Al Qaeda, aka the toilet, that threatened Air Forcd One on 911.

Some people like symbolism but the dumb goy are illterate, if not busy with writing their own dyslexicons.  "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...  a fool can't get fooled again!"  --W

W., on the Boston Bombing, "I was concerned that it might be another con... highly organized plot.  Or somethin'."  

 

It's pathetic.  You're pathetic.  Learn.  Grow up.  Stop being incorporated in the scams that they frame as being about OIL or freedumb and DUMBocracy.  Israel helped create Hamas for the same reason that they're serving as the AirForce of "Al Qaeda" in Syria.  At least until it's time to flush the toilet again.  They want terrorism in order to continue their war on terror.  It's not rocket science.  Although if you weren't a witless wonder and were actually a rocket scientist, then the Tribe Inc. would probably steal whatever you invented while leaving you to launder some money through War Inc. anyway.

 

Seriously, dude.  Wakey, wakey...    

ZerOhead's picture

So are we resupplying them with the phosphorus bombs or the cluster bombs?

McMolotov's picture

How in the living fuck can we repeatedly condemn Russia for supposedly "supplying" the rebels in Ukraine when we're supplying the Israeli military for its war in Gaza — that we just condemned?!?

ZerOhead's picture

It's simple...

The rebels and the Gazans don't have aircraft and tanks so we couldn't support them with bombs and artillery shells even if we wanted to. They would just lie around unused and probably unpaid for. The Israelis and the Ukrainaians on the other hand could certainly use the stuff we got against their disgruntled civilian populations before they can attack them on their own turf.

That and the fact that Russia... unlike Israel... doesn't send our Senators and Congressmen nearly enough love...

McMolotov's picture

Yeah, I get all that. My point was that the White House is (once again) being transparently hypocritical and making people around the world think (once again) that we have no true moral compass — we're simply guided by a desire for American hegemony in every corner of the earth.

It's the kind of bloviating, pompous, self-righteous, and hypocritical garbage that makes people despise this country.

Ignatius's picture

Whatever it takes so they can keep coming up with winning ideas like ObummerCare.

taoJones's picture

They hate us for our "bloviating, pompous, self-righteous, and hypocritical garbage"...

Now THAT makes more sense...

agent default's picture

Ah yes, it all makes perfect sense to me now.

Escrava Isaura's picture

ZerOhead,

I am here to help you.

You said "it's simple"... then, you made it too complicated.

Now, this is simple:

"I don't know (how WW-3 will be fought). But I can tell you what they'll use in the fourth. They'll use rocks!" – Albert Einstein

 

DaveyJones's picture

notice too the secretary of state has not sent his son to work on / with a big energy company in gaza. lots of differences

sessinpo's picture

McMolotov    How in the living fuck can we repeatedly condemn Russia for supposedly "supplying" the rebels in Ukraine when we're supplying the Israeli military for its war in Gaza — that we just condemned?!?

---

I thought you were going to ask:

"Which major player wasn't supplying some group for profit?"

onthesquare's picture

Rothechilds supplied both Napoleon and Britain over 200 years and have kept doing this since that time.  Even the US of A supplied ammo to the kieser during ww1 into 1918 but felt public pressure when Americans were being killed with US supplied ammo.  In some case those fellows who made the bullets were killed by the same bullets.