Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ticking Time Bomb.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the UN General Assembly on Iran's nuclear capabilities has been welcomed in the Israeli press, and derided by Iranian media.

The election ahead brings another dangerous ticking time bomb. Israeli newspaper commentators say Netanyahu's speech as confirmation that the country is planning a military strike against Iran.So the most serious issue facing the world and this clown shows up with a Acme bomb and a red sharpie. If you didn’t have doubts about this man’s stability before, this seals the deal. Embarrassment for Israel. When will they realize they are losing not only face, but serious influence as well.That cartoon bomb says it all. You would think the UN was a class of children requiring red marker instruction on the dreaded line. Netanyahu is pompous and opinionated, but also dangerous. Given that Israel possesses hundreds of nukes and has a history of aggression in the region, he is in no position to point the finger.    In the centrist Yediot Aharonot, Nahum Barnea says: "If one takes Netanyahu's statements seriously, within months at the most, if Iran is not deterred and if the United States does not attack, Israel will attack alone".Benjamin Netanyahu is not one who sees himself willed by God to take on Iran -- he is much too secular for that -- but there is ample reason to think he sees himself as the savior of the Jewish people, what the Israeli novelist David Grossman has called his "megalomaniacal" vision. Netanyahu insists that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon to most likely use against Israel. He points to the repellent anti-Semitic and anti-Zionistic statements of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and, most chillingly, to analogous statements made by Adolf Hitler. For a time, few took Hitler seriously, either.  Funny how the only country with nukes in the middle east wants to make sure no one else has them...I think Netanyahu made a huge mistake here. Firstly, he failed to mention that a RED LINE had already been set several years ago when Iran was warned not to enrich uranium beyond the 3% or so required for power generation, but Iran still went ahead to enrich up to 20% saying that they needed it for medical Isotopes even though Russia, and Western powers were willing to provide them all the enriched uranium they needed for medical research. Believe me I know that Iran's President Ahmadinejad is a nut case , yes he has denied the Holocaust , and threatened to blow Israel off the map , but I have to say the same for Netanyahu who for me is another nut who wants to start a war and drag the United States into another war.   The Israeli Prime minister can care less . It's  Déjà vu again .   Ahmadinejad , on CBS last week he waxed rationally: "Let's even imagine that we have an atomic weapon, a nuclear weapon. What would we do with it? What intelligent person would fight 5,000 American bombs with one bomb?" Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had met in New York with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he delivered a speech to the U.N. General Assembly likely to focus heavily on the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.Because somebody, years ago, decided to tag the United States as Israel's nursemaid and protector. We've had to pour over 100 billion dollars of OUR money into this  ungrateful child's mouth and all we've got to show for it is attitude and terrorists coming to our door to see who's supplying their oppressor.Now they're interfering in our presidential politics and it's time to draw a red line across Israel. If they want to pick a fight with Iran, let them. And let them learn from it. But leave the US out of it. We're tired of war and we're tired of Netanyahu.

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