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NO HARD EVIDENCE; IS THE WHITE HOUSE LYING?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 12, 2012) — Despite mainstream media reports of a one-hour telephone conversation on Tuesday between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Hussein Obama after the White House said Obama could not meet with Netanhahu when he visits the U.S. later this month, there is no evidence that it occurred.
The two supposedly spoke for an hour, but no one provides a time nor shows a transcript of the readout. There is no independent confirmation from Netanyahu’s office confirming the phone call. The wording of the reports citing the phone call is identical in many news reports. Where is the remaining substance of the alleged conversation?
What is the source of the wording? Is a “White House statement” reliable? Does it actually exist?
UPI and Chuck Todd of NBCNews reported that a “readout” had been published of the alleged conversation. UPI quoted from it but no one has linked to anything issued by the White House nor shown the image a document, although it is well-known that internet images can be forged.
Reuters had reported that Iran and the White House are “united” in their “determination to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon,” but on August 30, General Martin Dempsey reportedly said that the U.S. does not support an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
A press release from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo dated September 11, 2012 responding to an Islamic attack in which the U.S. flag was taken down and an Al Qaeda stated:
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others
There is no press release regarding a telephone call under “News from Washington” at the website of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, nor was there a press briefing about the attacks on Egypt and Libya nor the alleged telephone call between Obama and Netanyahu.
Obama condemned the attack on the Libyan Embassy and the death of four U.S. employees there, calling the violence “senseless.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saidthat “In light of the events of today, the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.”
Obama began his regime with a trip to Muslim countries which some called an “apology tour.”
Where were the Marines when the embassies in Egypt and Libya were attacked yesterday?
Who reported to the White House press corps that there was a telephone call last night? Who can confirm it? Where is the readout?
The Post & Email has sent the following email to the White House media office:
I am requesting a transcript of the alleged conversation between Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu last night regarding the impending threat by Iran.
The mainstream media is reporting a conversation and “readout” and quoting from it, but I have not seen an announcement at the White House press briefing site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings
Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email
P.O. Box 195
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
The Post & Email has also contacted the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requesting confirmation as to whether or not a telephone call between Obama and him actually occurred on September 11, 2012. In 2008, then-Obama campaign Communications Director said that the campaign had “controlled the media.”
Update, 9:26 a.m. EDT: Just minutes after this story was published in its original form, a response from the White House arrived:
Sent: Wed 9/12/12 9:04 AM
>Dear Sharon: We do not release transcripts of the President’s calls. Below is the readout statement we put out last night, that is also on our website. Thanks! –Caitlin
THE WHITE HOUSE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2012
Readout of the President’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu
President Obama spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu for an hour tonight as a part of their ongoing consultations. The two leaders discussed the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program, and our close cooperation on Iran and other security issues. President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu reaffirmed that they are united in their determination to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and agreed to continue their close consultations going forward. Contrary to reports in the press, there was never a request for Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet with President Obama in Washington, nor was a request for a meeting ever denied.
When we asked for a link to the White House website “readout,” it came almost instantly:
The Post & Email has never before received a response to any request to the White House press office, including those about the allegations of forgery regarding his long-form birth certificate.
We then responded:
Thank you very much. Are there any photos of Obama on the phone at the time? At exactly what time did the phone call occur?
and the response was:
We don’t have anything additional to provide beyond this statement. Thanks! -CH
to which we replied:
So where is the proof?
to which no response was immediately provided.