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Ex-Sec’y of Defense Gates: I Tried to Ban Bibi from White House

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wrote in his new book that he once tried to ban Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu from the White House, when he was President George H. W. Bush’s national security adviser, because of what he said was the Prime Minister’s “arrogance and outlandish ambition.” Netanyahu was deputy foreign minister at the time.

Gates writes openly about his disgust with Netanyahu in his book “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.”

“I was offended by his glibness and his criticism of U.S. policy — not to mention his arrogance and outlandish ambition — and I told national security adviser Brent Scowcroft that Bibi ought not be allowed back on White House grounds.” Gates wrote.

On the other hand, Gates said he felt very close to Ehud Barak, who was former Defense Minister and was Prime Minister for less than two years.

The old idiom “you are known by the company you keep” speaks volumes about Gates. Barak was up to his neck in making deals with the military industrial complex and served as an adviser for defense firms after his first fallout with the Labor party following his landslide loss in his re-election bid against Ariel Sharon in 2001.

Gates’ loathing of Netanyahu continues to this day. He wrote in his new book, “I, as a very strong friend and supporter of Israel, believe Jerusalem needs to think anew about its strategic environment. That would require developing stronger relationships with governments that, while not allies, share Israel’s concerns in the region, including those about Iran and the growing political influence of Islamists in the wake of the Arab Spring. … Given a Palestinian birthrate that far outpaces that of Israeli Jews, and the political trends in the region, time is not on Israel’s side.”

If he had his facts right, he would know that  statement about the birth rate simply is not true.

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7 Responses to “Ex-Sec’y of Defense Gates: I Tried to Ban Bibi from White House”

  1. Hate sucks so does Gates

  2. Gates can have a seat in Hell

  3. So, in a nutshell Gates wants Israeli capitulation to what 'others want' for them. I never trusted Gates and remain against his motives to this day! In my opinion Israel should stay the course and protect her people and independence. Just thinking…….

  4. Gates historically showed himself to not be very knowledgeable about global affairs, which is why he was gleefully retained by the Obama administration.

  5. Bob Hathaway says:

    Gates once said in a speech that the conflict between the muslims and Israel is not about religion..Huh? That shows how really stupid this guy really is.

  6. do not take Gates to the bank

  7. Gates never served in the military, and he was a mediocre CIA flunkey who actually got lost in D.C. during one of his "spycraft" training exercises from his early CIA career. He is the perfect example of an utterly untalented government functionary who got where he did because he knew which tuchas to kiss.

    I saw an excerpt from Dick Cheney's memoirs about how Gates, when SecDef under Bush #43, went out on his own hook and told the Saudis that the U.S. would definintely NOT militarily attack Iran's nuke weapons program. According to Cheney, Gates did this without any authorization, simply making U.S. policy by personal fiat. Cheney was furious with him over this, and rightly so.

    Though I have no documentary proof, I strontly suspect that Gates is an Iranian mole. It was on his watch that late in Bush #43's second term, that outlandish NIE report was issued declaring in '07 that Iran had "stopped" their nuclaer arms program, a claim met with howls of disbelief not only in Israel, but even in Europe. He badgered Bush out of supporting Israel in a strike on Iran back in '08, and his anti-Israel credentials made him a natural choice to continue in his post under Obama.

    Even if he is not an Iranian mole, he is an anti-Israel creep who is not worth the time of day, let alone the price of his stupid book. When his time comes, may he rot in hell. I'm sure he will. He hated Netanyahu because Netanyahu was – and I hope still is – a genuine Israeli patriot, not a cringing butt-kissing shtetl-mentality Jew as Barak apparently is…the only kind of Jew someone like Gates would ever feel comfortable with.

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