Retired Adm. James A. Lyons was commander in chief of the U.S.
Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations and just wrote in Washington Times , “The message that President Obama should then send to Russia’s President Putin is that if you don’t withdraw your troops from the Ukraine within a specified time frame, we will take down President Bashar Assad and his forces in Syria.” Does that amount to trading Ukraine for Syria. Would Russia go for it? Would the US go for it? Certainly Israel would go for it. Gelb says that the obvious solution is that “Russia proclaims and Ukraine accepts greater autonomy for Crimea within a still united Ukraine.” Seems to me that Russia is calling the shots and not Gelb. Ted Belman By Leslie Gelb, THE DAILY BEAST <http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/09/leslie-h-gelb-cut-the-baloney-on-ukraine.html> All countries must stop their lies and self-destructive posturing or pay costs they’re loath to admit. Russians, Americans, Europeans, and Ukrainians plunge on toward the all-time foreign policy record for venality, lying, hypocrisy and self-destructive maneuvers. They show no shame and scant regard for consequences. At this moment, Russia is the most to blame for having transformed a very bad situation into a crisis. Top U.S. officials contribute with their daily evocation of saintly principles that the United States itself has often defied. Experts and politicians goad the White House on with demands for tough actions against Russia that they surely know will fail. Europeans continue their feckless ways. And most Ukrainian leaders of all stripes and ethnicities remain monumentally corrupt and rhetorically dishonest. (Read more…) <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63594598#more-63594598> Posted by Ted Belman @ 9:33 pm ET | Plink <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63594598> | Trackback <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63594598/trackback> | 3 Comments » <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63594598#comments> | 228 views Congratulations Mort Klein <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63594595> ZOA Re-Elects Pres. Mort Klein By A Landslide, Winning 93% Of The Vote <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ffMmj26FLIlcuLCLmRWwncf_T7mM4WHQHq16F7mcsHmJvzNU3eKkWbg1K4GdHtoU50XSUolQqH0OXqG8yFyoRgKrHiS69kY74PF9VU1mZjTuIdQb1XtaPeiwwjNMl5682I-CGVWxefLwPTdmsfgrmNwVaROpBNwwx_gaglpOOnuSY2vGPv5lm3dI7ipe6WlrEhXxBf32CpWl3HoRnyC-WgIauMpKOF5d8TMaYo-9K7kSuDyQ2rmgDUmC9yBcaO06IKwRSipOBXZ4Spv9khuyDMDEAyWqXBWKHxYxgKeB3FZiHc5MBXbVzqi5uZlC-LCDRSGqAcZ0XutjMIP_0iwYlJPbMLveYafEDILO_zhEDR0btsSdnKawv-EuQtBzi3r-vcV-iapKzUaRasLTb6XqDzb5EWEH0aMzbu6r3U-fYjBhIbxZDSlCBHPwmv2TwQyv9lisavMPuXTbD1SRIks0By6TIMN74d1MZQkmPNU_k55NvaswNvk2w4PoAGGPkTwddZ_T5dM723uNCkMqaGXC9WHnZcqd0q8-dYDheEBL4pO8GdfolT_5HiPDagD80idIEnXgc3iOB8w-FobJ8TXsx3KvxdDEkUeSw_dtiltsC7RjK1YBsP4APw==&c=i28ota66jeRet4Q7xB_B08SyC6qicDw9qG5zpDYFsVu3x-_fvu1b7g==&ch=FcQ39f60EPvi_hc7vqgjKViNy7bzpmmrAm65EZflU0UrzIMGAECaug==> PHILADELPHIA, March 9–The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), at its 97th National Convention, held at the Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia, has re-elected National President Morton A. Klein, who garnered a landslide 93% of the vote of ZOA delegates from around the country. This reflected a clear mandate for Mort Klein’s leadership of the ZOA on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people and an overwhelming repudiation of his opponent’s false and outrageous allegations. In his own speech to the Convention, Mr. Klein answered virtually all of his opponent’s ludicrous allegations head-on. Delegates flew into Philadelphia from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Detroit, Cleveland, Washington D.C., as well as from Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and other states to participate in the vote and the Convention deliberations. (Read more…) <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63594595#more-63594595> Posted by Ted Belman