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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:22 AM

US Presidential Hopeful Buttigieg Promises Americans Wont Pay for Israeli Annexation of West Bank

The US won’t “help foot the bill” if Israel annexes the settlements it has built in the West Bank, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg declared in a policy speech, deviating from the usual US deference to Israel.

“If Prime Minister Netanyahu makes good on his threat to annex West Bank settlements, he should know that a President Buttigieg would take steps to ensure that American taxpayers won’t help foot the bill,” former South Bend, Indiana mayor Buttigieg declared in the first foreign policy speech of his campaign at Indiana University in Bloomington on Tuesday.

While the candidate insisted he was committed to a “strong” US-Israel relationship, refraining from calling out the illegal nature of the settlements or otherwise criticizing the Israeli government, he insisted that the option to criticize that regime should remain available to Americans. Israel currently receives $3.8 billion per year from the US in military aid, or about $10.4 million per day – a statistic Buttigieg did not mention in his speech.

“A supporter of Israel may also oppose the policies of the Israeli right-wing government, especially when we see increasingly disturbing signs that the Netanyahu government is turning away from peace,” Buttigieg said. “A two-state solution that achieves legitimate Palestinian aspirations and meets Israel’s security needs remains the only viable way forward.”

Buttigieg spoke up for peace in the Middle East, promising to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal and “repeal and replace” the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force that is still being invoked to justify military action nearly two decades after the September 11 attacks that spawned it. Slamming Congress for being “asleep at the switch,” he declared, “We should never again send troops into conflict without a clear definition of their mission and an understanding of what comes after.”

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https://www.rt.com/usa/461651-buttigieg-israel-west-bank-settlements/

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:24 AM

1. buttfucker has less chance of being potus than the Fakeixcan

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:45 AM

2. of course we will.

and guess who we will pay for this project of "greater Israel? "

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:08 AM

3. Socialist Israel is too right wing for Mayor Pete?

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Response to Dumper (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:43 AM

5. The irony of hating israel & supporting palis who'd eagerly toss him & miss pete off bldg top.......

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Response to quad489 (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:20 AM

10. Excellent point

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:41 AM

4. ''promising to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal''...further shows what a dumbfuck he is.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:18 AM

9. I'm sure Iran would really appreciate more pallets of cash

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Response to oflguy (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:34 AM

11. Who wouldn't....$1.7B cash...for ''agreeing'' to a nuke deal that is basically meaningless and...

...only last 15 yrs which means after that time period they are free to do whatever they want.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:36 AM

12. Iran could not care less about 15 years

They never have and never will honor an agreement

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:54 AM

6. Jew hating is becoming more and more the norm on the left

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:00 AM

7. You'll be a member of the politburo in a reconstitutted USSR before Mayor Pete will be POTUS

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Response to Oldgeezer (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:33 PM

13. Now you've done it...

That's what the Democrats said about Trump.

He'll definitely win now. And it's your fault.

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Response to Crazy in SoFla (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:32 PM

14. Everything I do or post is my fault....

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:17 AM

8. How much is budgeted for it?

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