23 May 2009

Israel, Obama & The Exorcist

Remember the famous "Head Spinning" scene?

Well, today's Israel/Obama news reminds me of that head spinning scene. You see, first we have this article Israel Plans to Remove 26 Settlement Outposts in West Bank and you immediately think to yourself "Yea, brilliant, great progress, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and all those things.

Ah, but hold on there a wee minute. What's that article just below the one shown above when looking at ALL those "google" results, you may ask? Why it's yet another article, on the same subject, but just a wee bit different take Israeli minister: settlements construction not to be halted So, my head is spinning like the Exorcist scene.

Who's winning? What's the score? Visual Answer below supplied by "google":

According to this example, the score is now level penny, Obama=0 Israel=0

articles below:
Israel Plans to Remove 26 Settlement Outposts in West Bank
Israel appears to be responding to American pressure to curb settlement activity. But implementation could be difficult.

Israel's new right-wing government says it plans to remove 26 illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank.

The declaration came several days after a White House summit, where U.S. President Barack Obama urged hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to crack down on settlement activity.

"We have to make progress on settlements; settlements have to be stopped in order for us to move forward," said Mr. Obama. link
then this...............
Israeli minister: settlements construction not to be halted

Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Saturday that the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank will not be halted.

"Settlements are not the reason that the peace process is failing, they were never an obstacle, not at any stage,"

Israel evacuated the small outpost of Maoz Esther on Thursday morning.(note: See TREEHOUSE post, seriously!) Local analysts believed that it was carried out due to the U.S. pressure. link

Is your head spinning yet?