Obama on Arab TV
On 26 January 2009, President Obama spoke to the Arab television channel Al Arab. (Obama's Interview On Arab Television)
The following is a transcript of what President Obama did not say.
AL ARAB: Mr. President, you are sometimes described as being a shitty Zionist.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much.
AL ARAB: You say you want peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
PRESIDENT OBOMBER: I'm absolutely confident that the United States, working in tandem with the European Union, with Russia, with all the Arab states in the region, can get these Palestinians removed from Palestine.
Our long term plan is for Israel to takeover most of Syria, all of Lebanon, half of Iraq, all of Jordan, and parts of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
The only peace Israel wants is: a “piece” of Jordan; a “piece” of Syria; a “piece” of Lebanon; a “piece” of Egypt; a “piece” of Iraq; a “piece” of Saudi Arabia. LOL.
AL ARAB: Absolutely.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I do think that it is impossible for us to think only in terms of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and not think in terms of what's happening with Syria or Iran or Lebanon or Afghanistan and Pakistan.
We need Afghanistan for its heroin, as the profits from heroin get invested on Wall Street.
And, we are happy to ally with Iran, while we start to destroy Pakistan or Lebanon or Syria.
AL ARAB: There will be no Palestinian state?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I'm not going to put a time frame on it. LOL.
Is a child in the Palestinian Territories going to be better off?
Have the children in Iraq been having a wonderful time?
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AL ARAB: Absolutely.
You are planning to address the Muslim world in your first 100 days from a Muslim capital.
How concerned are you – there is a demonization of America.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Absolutely. We are demons. Look at Vietnam.
AL ARABIYA: Al Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I think that when you look at the rhetoric that they've been used to help get me into office .
We finance and control all these fundamentalist groups, like the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda.
AL ARAB: I know, I know.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: There's no action that these al Qaeda guys have taken that helps a child in the Muslim world to get a better education, or better health care.
And that's how we like it. We put the Ayatollahs into power to keep Iran backward and feudal, and to act as a tool against Russia.
In my inauguration speech, I spoke about: You will be judged on what you've built, not what you've destroyed.
And what the USA has been doing is destroying things.
We try to destroy all rival powers. Watch out India! LOL.
And over time, I think the Muslim world has recognized that what the USA wants is yet more death and destruction.
I was brought up by my grandmother, and she was certainly not a Muslim.
You know I lived in a Muslim country.
AL ARABIYA: The largest one.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We control Indonesia, through the military.
We put the dictator Suharto into power in Indonesia and we gave Suharto's people a list of people who were to be murdered. Up to one million died. LOL.
My mother knew all about these things.
If you look at the track record, as you say, America has a long history of keeping tyrants in power in Muslim countries.
We put Saddam into power and we keep the Saudi royalty in power.
But ultimately, people are going to judge me not by my words but by my actions and my administration's actions.
And I am going to bomb the hell out of Pakistan and kill lots of little Moslems.
And the CIA will continue to get various foreigners to torture innocent Moslems.
AL ARAB: President Bush pretended that 9 11 was not an inside job.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We are going to pretend that we are on the side of moderate Moslems. LOL.
AL ARAB: Will the United States ever live with Iran?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We are happy to sell nuclear stuff to any country that wants it.
But, you know, my country, Israel, is the only nuclear power in the region.
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