A Broken Promise to our Ally

In 2004, The Unites States of America made a promise to Israel that it would not be forced back to the pre-1967 lines (which are the armistice lines of 1949).

In a letter dated April 14, 2004, in connection with the then-planned complete Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza strip, the President of the United States affirmed to the Prime Minister of Israel that "…it is unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations will be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949…"

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This promise has now been broken by Barack Obama.

In his speech on May 19, 2011, Mr. Obama declared: "The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps…"

 

 

These are the "1967 lines" Obama is referring too:

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Who’s Upset over the Death of Usama-bin-Laden?

1) "Moderate" Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement through its Al-Aksa Martyr's Brigade military wing

"The [military wing of Fatah] Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades announced the death of Sheikh [an honoree reference] Osama bin Laden (Abu Abdallah)", and said that "The Islamic nation awoke to a catastrophe the reports of the Shahid – (Martyr-) death of the Sheikh, Jihad-fighter Osama bin Laden, in a treacherous manner, by the gangs of the heretics and those who stray."

 

2) Hamas

"We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior," said Ismail Haniyeh, the group's leader in the Gaza Strip. "We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood."

 

 

3) Muslim Brotherhood – The group that stands to capture a slice of power in post-Mubarak Egypt

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks the establishment of a state run according to Islamic principles, has condemned the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces as an "assassination."

The Muslim Brotherhood will be competing for half of Egypt's parliamentary seats in September's elections.

 

4) Protestors in London

 

 

Protesters clash with police outside the American Embassy in London.

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5) Palestinian protestors in Gaza

 

 

 

6) Pakistani protesters

One of the biggest was in Abbottabad, the place where Osama bin Laden lived for five years without anyone suspecting a thing. The main islamic opposition party in Pakistan also called its supporters out onto the street to call for the ending of government support of US military forces.

 

 

7) Indonesian protesters

In Indonesia the city of Solo in central Java saw scores of youths profess allegiance to al-Qaeda and pledge attacks on Americans.

Indonesian Muslim youths who call themselves Al Kaida (Alliance of Anti-Israel and America Command) shout 'God is great' during a declaration in Java today to avenge the death of bin Laden.

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8) Egyptian protesters

 

9) Turkish protestors

 

 

10) Pakistan's Parliament

Pakistan's parliament condemned on Saturday the U.S raid that killed Osama bin Laden, warning Pakistan might cut supply lines to U.S. forces in Afghanistan if there were further military incursions.

 

 

Interestingly enough – they're all Muslims.