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Obama says he won't comment on Israeli airstrike

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:21 a.m. HST, May 05, 2013

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica » President Barack Obama says he won't comment on an Israeli airstrike against Syria that targeted a shipment of advanced missiles believed to be headed for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Israeli officials on Saturday confirmed the strike, which took place early Friday.

Obama told the Spanish-language network Telemundo in an interview that he will defer to the Israeli government for comment. He also repeated his view that the Israelis justifiably have to guard against the transfer of advanced weapons to organizations like Hezbollah. The U.S. considers Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

Obama conducted the interview on Saturday, and a portion of the president's answer to a question about the airstrike was broadcast on MSNBC.

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frontman wrote:
That's because he doesn't have the leadership skills and record to say anything...........mute is good for obama
on May 4,2013 | 01:27PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Obama can't comment now. That's because, Syria and Hezbollah are allies, and Syria and the al-Qaeda rebels are enemies. Making Israel an ally with al-Qaeda.
on May 4,2013 | 01:42PM
pandadaddy wrote:
Cowardly response.
on May 4,2013 | 01:49PM
knfd297clear wrote:
Afraid of the Jewish lobby?
on May 4,2013 | 02:11PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Like for the USS Liberty incident.... mum's the word.
on May 4,2013 | 04:30PM
64hoo wrote:
the real reason why assad of Syria was planning to send rockets to the hezbollah was to try to get Israel in a war with Syria that way if Israel gets into a war with Syria all the muslem rebels that are trying to overthrow assad would join forces with assad to kill the Israelis because it dos'nt matter if the muslims hate each other they despise Israel and sees them as there enemy. that's the whole purpose of trying to start a war with Israel.
on May 4,2013 | 02:18PM
calentura wrote:
And when Israel defeats Syria, that helps Assad....how?
on May 4,2013 | 03:16PM
64hoo wrote:
then he will have stronger control in Syria than he has now because a lot of those rebels will be killed in the war with israel
on May 4,2013 | 03:26PM
hanalei395 wrote:
It helps al-Qaeda. Then al-Qaeda takes over Syria, making secular Syria into a fundamentalist Islamic state.
on May 4,2013 | 03:39PM
cojef wrote:
With Sharia Law that is very restrictive as far as human rights are concerned and very alien to our way of life.
on May 4,2013 | 04:05PM
64hoo wrote:
no it won't because al Qaeda will fight alongside with Syria to try to eliminate Israel and they also will get killed by the israelies. al Qaeda hates isreal more than Syria so they won't take over Syria.
on May 4,2013 | 05:00PM
paradiddle wrote:
Many posters in the recent past would have said the US should bring home all its troops, solidify our boarders and take care of the Americans people who are in dire straights. Tragically, recent events (i.e. Boston Marathon bombing) and ever on-going events (i.e. increase in military suicides and those of middle aged people, juvenile crime and mass shootings) indicate it may be too late.
on May 4,2013 | 05:09PM
aomohoa wrote:
We need to stay out of this. Let them take care of their own problems!
on May 4,2013 | 08:13PM
pandadaddy wrote:
Israelis have always handled their own problems and in impressive form.
on May 4,2013 | 09:50PM
st1d wrote:
ariel sharon is better at handling those that cross the red line.

obama probably sent the fbi out to read the syrians the miranda rights.

on May 4,2013 | 10:16PM
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