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Monday, August 16, 2010

Netanyahu's veiled warning

This is from George Will's Sunday Washington Post column about Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, says that Israel is the "enemy of God." Tehran, proclaiming that the Holocaust never happened and vowing to complete it, sent an ambassador to Poland who in 2006 wanted to measure the ovens at Auschwitz to prove them inadequate for genocide. Iran's former president, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who is considered a "moderate" by people for whom believing is seeing, calls Israel a "one-bomb country."

If Iran were to "wipe the Zionist entity off the map," as it vows to do, it would, Netanyahu believes, achieve a regional "dominance not seen since Alexander." Netanyahu does not say that Israel will, if necessary, act alone to prevent this. Or does he?

He says that CIA Director Leon Panetta is "about right" in saying Iran can be a nuclear power in two years. He says that 1948 meant this: "For the first time in 2,000 years, a sovereign Jewish people could defend itself against attack." And he says: "The tragic history of the powerlessness of our people explains why the Jewish people need a sovereign power of self-defense." If Israel strikes Iran, the world will not be able to say it was not warned.


At 4:48 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

Israel needs to strike now, strike hard and strike often

Hezbollah, Syria and Iran need a brutal hard lesson.

You will not have a 2nd chance.

At 4:48 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

Maybe the best thing to do is light up an emp over Iran.

At 7:52 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

I think this is one thing Netanyahu is serious about. For him, the Palestinian issue is a sideshow. He knows no progress is likely to happen on that front in the future. Iran on the other hand, is an existential threat to Israel.

Iran has been served notice that if it does not stop its effort to acquire a nuclear bomb, Israel will act. Regardless of the price it may pay in world opinion.

Time is running out. Israel is going to make a fateful decision in the near future.


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