Netanyahu draws "red line" on Iran's nuclear program

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wyldbill wrote:

“A poll published by the liberal Haaretz newspaper on Thursday found that 50 percent of Israelis feared for the survival of their country, should there be a conflict”

Well, they got that one right.

Sep 27, 2012 7:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dannnnnR wrote:

‘exponentially’ Of course not.

You meant to write incrementally.

Sep 27, 2012 8:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dannnnnR wrote:

‘exponentially’ Of course not.

You meant to write incrementally.

Sep 27, 2012 8:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dannnnnR wrote:

‘exponentially’ Of course not.

You meant to write incrementally.

Sep 27, 2012 8:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jo9y wrote:

If Israel is so intent on attacking Iran then let them do it alone. Why drag us (the USA) into it and start WW3? What’s the worse that can happen, Iran and Israel destroying each other? Doesn’t sound to bad to me. We will get rid of the Middle East’s two biggest trouble makers with one war.

Sep 27, 2012 8:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Perhaps Netanyahu and Israel should treat their neighbors the way they would like to be treated. They might just be surprised how many problems that would solve for them.

Sep 27, 2012 8:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Yeah, the adverb, “exponentially”, is certainly over-the-top. alarmist language with no basis in science…the author of this article is either an ignoramus or a fear-monger with a glaring pro-Israel bias….either way, it is poor journalism…where are the editors?

Sep 27, 2012 9:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jo9y wrote:

I agree with tangledupinblue, Israel should realize that they bring on most of there problems themselves. They subjugate the palestineans and then wonder why they get an occaasional RPG shot into there territory and then they respond by leveling an apartment building with gunships killing inncents. Israel started the arms race in the middle east by creating there own nuclear weapons. What makes them so elite that they are the only ones in the middle east that can have nukes.

Sep 27, 2012 9:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
boreal wrote:

Israel puts a lot of effort in its propaganda campaign to sweet-talk the US into to go and fight another proxy war on behalf of Israel.

Sep 27, 2012 9:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mavelous wrote:

Well, when the middle east is destroyed(if not the entire world), there are gonna be a lot of religious folk looking awfully stupid.

Sep 27, 2012 9:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
boomerbob wrote:

“and the reluctance of many Israelis to trigger a conflict with Iran”

Perhaps Benny the Superhawk should listen to his people for once rather than insisting upon creating dangerous scenarios for the world to have to deal with.

Sep 27, 2012 9:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DWayneN wrote:

I can only hope that China and Russia make it clear to Israel that any attack on Iran will be met with instant retaliation from both of these nuclear powers. Iran is after all, a strategic trading partner of both China’s and Russia’s.
Why these Zionist war mongers are allowed to keep the USA enslaved is beyond my comprehension.

Sep 27, 2012 9:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Boreal, it goes beyond propaganda; the Israel lobby has purchased influence with nearly every member of the US Congress; check it out here:

http://maplight.org/us-congress/interest/J5100/view/all

Those figures are just for the past election cycle…with the advent of the Super PACs, things will get much worse. This legal bribery insures that the US Congress and the White House will obey their paymasters and vote in favor of Israel’s national interest; regardless of how that affects the US public’s interests….they rationalize their shame by claiming that what’s good for the Jewish State is good for the USA.

The US public has no dedicated lobby, no PACs, no Super PACs, no champions in the US federal government. Special interests trump the public interests.

Americans have the best democracy that money can buy.

Sep 27, 2012 10:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Renbe wrote:

Benjamin Netanyahu, September 12, 2002:
“[I]t is simply not reflecting the reality to assume that Saddam isn’t FEVERISHLY WORKING TO DEVELOP nuclear weapons, as we speak.”
–>Benjamin Netanyahu, April 18, 2012:
“Today, the regime in Iran openly calls and determinedly works for our destruction. And it is FEVERISHLY WORKING TO DEVELOP atomic weapons to achieve that goal.”

Sep 27, 2012 10:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse

I never understood why Christians support Israel when they killed their savior and to this day deny him as such. So either the Jews are wrong and all going to burn or the Christians are wrong and worship and pray to a false prophet. Either way they won’t be together in heaven. Humanity shook off church states, then shook off the divine right of kings. It’s time we shake off superstition and all its bonds.

Sep 27, 2012 10:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheDixieDove wrote:

Here’s a ‘Red Line’ for Netanyahu!
If you bomb Iran it will lead to WWIII and you will be THE LAST PM of Israel, because the US, Russia and China will come together to TAKEOVER ISRAEL and hand it over to the United Nations to manage!

Sep 27, 2012 10:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
quixxote wrote:

He could set all the redline he wants, but he should not ask us to invade ahead of him, or even suggest that considering our economic issues, that we send our young men and women into another war which will be more unpredictable than the war in Iraq, of Afghanistan. He wants to bomb, let him. and deal with the fallout.

Sep 27, 2012 10:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jimguinnessey wrote:

The Israel vs Iran saga continues to heat up but why drag the US and others into this sabre rattling contest? Netanyahu has no right to attempt to blackmail Obama with his Red Line edict especially now. Ahmadinejad’s speech at the UN while not exactly comforting at least proposes and hints at another way. Denouncing Israel and threatening death to Israel and Jews is not the way out of Iran’s situation. Most Moslems are Sunni, not Shia as are the majority of Iranians. The two groups do not like each other and despite Iran’s threats to dismantle the world order as we know it, Iran is really a mouse that roars. Despite Ahmadinejad’s politically-motivated outbursts couched to win world Moslem support against Israel, most Sunni Moslems do not trust or like him. A hostile nuclear-armed Iran will pose a real threat not only to the region but to the world at large. Iran needs a better spokesman than Ahmadinejad whose neurotic rhetoric is giving the world a migraine which may bring disastrous results for Iran.

Sep 27, 2012 11:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
defaultdotxbe wrote:

@stambo2001

Inspectors are being sent to Iran because Iran is bound by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty not to develop or possess nuclear weapons. Israel is not a signatory to that treaty so there is no legal basis to send inspectors there. If Iran were to withdraw from the treaty (as North Korea did) there would be then be no legal basis to send inspectors to Iran.

Sep 27, 2012 11:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Americans do not seem to understand that US Middle East policy is formulated by politicians who are beholden to three of the most influential special interest groups in existence: Defense, Israel & Energy (Acronym: DIE).

These three powerful special interest groups are either multi-national or foreign in nature; their selfish interests overlap and complement each other in the ME.

The combined pressure of the DIE lobby is irresistible; even a Nobel Peace Prize winning US President is unable to resist such pressure…he too dances to the tunes they call.

Many anti-war Americans will blame Defense and Energy for our ME woes, but few dare to include the brains of the terrible trio: Israel….for fear of being labelled an “Anti-Semite”…”Jew Hater”…”Terrorist Enabler” etc.

The DIE lobby could not pull all this off if it were not for the assistance of the major US media. Helen Thomas explained why this is so…..she paid a heavy price for telling the truth.

Sep 27, 2012 11:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheDixieDove wrote:

Red Line for Netanyahu-STOP WAR DRUMS
Here’s a ‘Red Line’ for Netanyahu!
If you bomb Iran it will lead to WWIII and you will be THE LAST PM of Israel, because the US, Russia and China will come together to TAKEOVER ISRAEL and hand it over to the United Nations to manage!
It is not ISRAEL declaring war it is Netanyahu and he knows full well and Iran knows full well that there isn’t 3000 miles of ocean between the US and Iran…because if Iran touches Israel our ICBMs will be there WITHIN THE HOUR! I care for the safety of Israel as much as Netanyahu, but he’s an aggressive maniac! If he has Israel’s security in mind, then he should stop jeopardizing it with war drums!

Sep 27, 2012 11:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Popsiq wrote:

Hope he takes his shoe off and bangs it on the table. But unlike Kruschev, Bennie knows the difference between Iranians yearning to respond to the ‘WeheartIranians’ campaign and the mad mullahs who ‘hold them back’ from all that jew-love.

That’s why his humanitarian bombs will fly straight, and true.

Sep 27, 2012 12:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Popsyq, I thought that the Middle Eastern tradition was to throw one’s shoes in defiance, not bang them on one’s desk in defiance, as is the Russian tradition.

Thanks to Bibi, we all know that the Jewish claim to land in the Middle East predates and trumps any other claims; therefore, Bibi should throw his shoes at the Iranian delegation….Middle Eastern style, right?

The American tradition is this: If the shoe fits wear it…..don’t throw it.

Sep 27, 2012 12:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnnyboone wrote:

The Israeli right wing government should not be the leader of U.S. foreign policy. Netanyahu is really setting a red line for U.S. policy. Obama shows restraint while Romney bites on the Israeli hook and bows down to the apartheid government of Isael.

Sep 27, 2012 12:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

‘”The prime minister will say that Israel and the United States can work together to achieve their common goal,” said the Israeli official on condition of anonymity.’

This is such arrogance. Achieving “their common goals” is not sufficient. Their influence is affecting too many people who do not share their definition of common goals.

The problem may be that Israel is engaged in a bit too much hero worship and the US likes playing the cartoon characters Butch the Bulldog to the Israeli’s admiring (but not nearly as naïve) little terrier (Old Merry Melodies or Looney Tunes characters). If the USA is going to be the self styled Emperor of the World, than every country on the planet will try to meddle in its internal affairs. Global corporate business activity guarantees that it will too.

Drawing “lines in the sand” is the tactic of playground or rough neighborhood turf battles. It’s also like playing chicken.

Sep 27, 2012 1:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@New_York_Loner

“BTW, the word, “Zionist” is not a racial slur…the father of Zionism, Th. Herzl used the term frequently, as did all the early Jewish “settlers” who invaded and colonized Palestine …the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is still one of the most powerful Jewish pressure groups around.”

Palestine is not, and never was a nation. Palestinian land of gaza strip and west bank was declared in 1988. If you were at all familiar with history, you would know that the Arabs chose to side with Hitler and Nazi Germany, for the obvious enemy of my enemies philosophy. They lost. And Israel was as much a punishment imposed on the Arabs as it was for a relocation of the European/Russian Jews. It is the Arabs and Palestinian’s fault for not living peacably with the Israelis. Their wars to irradicate Israel failed miserably, and Israel was forced into survival mode early on by their neighbors. Anti-Zionism is anti-semitism at this point. You are nothing more than a neo-nazi if you are not a muslim.

Sep 27, 2012 1:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

So many idiotic Americans don’t realize that the Arabs only controlled that land briefly in 635. The British controlled that land prior to World War 2 and gave it to Israel. This is not a claim to land based on it was theirs and the Jews took it from them. It is a religous struggle. The Jews are on Muslim holy ground, and the Muslims refuse to live peacefully with their neighbors. Israel existed 1500 years in that land before Islam was even founded. That land has been controlled by the Babylonians, Egyptians, Greek, Romans, Turks, Syrians, Carmathians, European Crusaders, Mongols, Ottomans, French, Turks again, and then the British, and finally the Zionists. Notice there aren’t any Palestinians in that list. They never existed until Israel was given to the Jews, by the British, who had conquered that land…

Sep 27, 2012 1:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jeff81201 wrote:

Netanyahu is an intransigent bully and Israel has not been acting reasonably with respect to settlements and a two-state solution. Enough is enough.

Sep 27, 2012 1:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
p3orion wrote:

“I’m sure the world would care a bit more if the Zionists themselves didn’t have a nuclear stockpile…”

Then again, they’ve never used their stockpile, have they? Nor have they ever threatened to wipe Iran from the map (something they probably have the capability to do.) There simply is no moral equivalency between the only modern functioning democracy in the middle east (one in which even its Arab citizens enjoy more rights and a higher standard of living than in the neighboring states) and an Islamist theocracy that has been for decades one of the leading sponsors of world terrorism.

Overall, I’d say Israeli nukes, like American ones, make the world a safer place by serving as a deterrent. It’s just unfortunate that deterrents work only against sane regimes that do NOT welcome death the way the mullahs of Iran do.

Sep 27, 2012 2:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
afsoc wrote:

Disturbance in the region, I see.

Sep 27, 2012 2:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tommy67 wrote:

@stambo2001 – I always laugh at people that talk about Israel’s “secret nukes”. If they’re so secret, how does EVERYBODY know about them? LOL

Also, they developed them with the consent, cooperation and assistance of the French (and others). Lastly, they have NEVER used their possession of nukes as a “threat” against their neighbors or anybody else. They are clearly a defensive deterrent and I’m confident in their ability to responsibly maintain their stockpile, while I would never trust the Iranians.

Sep 27, 2012 2:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Israel is, and has always been, the canary-in-the-coal-mine. As goes Israel, so goes the West. No one wants War, however the “Religion of Peace” has never known peace and never will, they love only one thing: death. The whole ‘two-state’ b.s. is just that B.S. So it comes down to fight or flight, and we all know Israeli colors don’t run. Given this nation was founded as a Judeo Christian nation and remains that way to this day, this nation will back our brothers as they do what they need to do. Barry Soetoro can go pound sand.

Sep 27, 2012 2:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
handbasket wrote:

@ TheNewWorld : You are absolutely correct.

big problem though, liberals live in an echo chamber, so they just go on information fed to them instead of learning the truth

Sep 27, 2012 2:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

If Netanyahu does not take his case to the UN Security Council, he has no business warmongering on a General Assembly stage.

Sep 27, 2012 2:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DOCKING wrote:

Israel has no choice but to attack Iran. If you neigh

Sep 27, 2012 2:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
vrabinec wrote:

When asked for a reply, President Obama said at a fundraiser in Virginia, “Vote for me, and I’ll give you free internet for life by raising taxes on the wealthy!

Sep 27, 2012 2:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

The road to hell is wide and paved with good intentions. We will all receive our just rewards. I’m okay with that. Peace to Israel and blessings to those who love the chosen ones of IAM! Billions of people know the prosperity of faith and we welcome the coming enlightment. Behold, the path to the Kingdom is narrow and few shall enter. To the non-believer this is pure folley.

Sep 27, 2012 2:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
finster99 wrote:

Israel can have any red line they are willing to defend alone and can do anything they are prepared to live with by themselves.

What I’m against is having that red line drawn with American red blood and American treasure.

Netanyahu is merely angling for the US to do his dirty work for him…and we get nothing in return.

Sep 27, 2012 2:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnnyjunior wrote:

Allen West: My statement to the United Nations would have been, “The future does not belong to those who attack our Embassies and Consulates and kill our Ambassadors. The Angel of Death in the form of an American Bald Eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence.”

Sep 27, 2012 2:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Netanyahu has the chutzpah to demand that work be halted on Iran’s nuclear weapons when the only reason that Iran is developing them is because Israel already has a stock of illicit nuclear weapons!

Sep 27, 2012 2:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ericdb wrote:

I wouldn’t be against Iran getting nuclear weapons at all if they would just curb their “we want to wipe Israel of the map” and “push the Jews into the ocean” rhetoric. It is like me trying to convince someone to sell me a gun, while I am telling him about how “I’m gonna kill my neighbor”.

Sep 27, 2012 2:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dhirajkunar wrote:

Just wait and see, Obama is not doing anything right now to Bibi and his country because of huge expenditure involved in elections, which is made possible by the Jewish community. After the elections Obama may tell Israel to sack Bibi. In his second term, he will speak his mind out. However much he is ostensibly against Iran and its policies, he has great respect for the country. And opposite for Israel. Why Obama, just about a month back, 120 country heads visited Tehran to have a cocktail party. NOT EVEN ONE LEADER VISITED ISRAEL neither en-route to Tehran, nor during return trip. Most shocking was India’s PM Manmohan Singh. India bought 11 billion$ of defense gear from Israel in 2011. India took a big team to the NAM summit. Not even one of them paid even a courtesy call on Israel. This shows Israel’s status in the world. Bibi contributed the maximum towards fall in grace of his country. He will go. Just wait and see.

Sep 27, 2012 2:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lbianchi1 wrote:

To: stambo2001.
If you say that Israel has developed and stocked nuclear weapons is true, I’m OK with that. They never signed on the NPT and in addition, they don’t go around threatening its neighbors with annihilation like the backwards radicals in Iran do. Hello….anybody home?

Sep 27, 2012 2:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
anneshelby wrote:

So why doesn’t he set a clear red line. Does he think we are going to do his dirty work? He attacks our president for personal gain. We must end all aid to Israel. What does Israel do for us?

Sep 27, 2012 2:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
totherepublic wrote:

Which would be a more peacfull world. One without Jews or one without muslims. The answer is obvious. Let the bombing begin.

Sep 27, 2012 2:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Israel today used the UN to declare war on Iran. Meanwhile, until next Spring, Israel is continuing to amass the required attack tools needed for its version of a Shock and Awe assault that might — probably — include a tactical nuclear attack on Iran, something virtually everybody is loath to mention.
Are you ready for even a limited tactical nuclear war and whatever it produces worldwide?

Sep 27, 2012 2:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Todd1 wrote:

Netanyahu is correct and historically eloquent. Iran must not be allowed to enrich past 90%. The questions are: Can the issue wait to make it past the 2012 US Presidential Election? If not, will the candidates work their differences in helping Israel into their campaigning? How will this affect the outcome of the election? How will the issue affect this situation in Israel/Iran if it does become more of an issue in the election? How will the issue be handled in the up and coming Presidential term and by whom?

Sep 27, 2012 2:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
scythe wrote:

@ TheNewWorld

zionism is not a protected word, like g*d

the true torah jews despise zionism and its atrocities

there was a time in palestine when the religious communities dwelt in peace

anti-semitism includes the current shoah against the palestinians or canaanites in gaza and the west bank

(quote) The term Semite means a member of any of various ancient and modern Semitic-speaking peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including; Akkadians (Assyrians andBabylonians), Eblaites, Ugarites, Canaanites, Phoenicians(including Carthaginians), Hebrews (Israelites, Judeans andSamaritans), Ahlamu, Arameans, Chaldeans, Amorites,Moabites, Edomites, Hyksos, Arabs, Nabateans, Maganites,Shebans, Sutu, Ubarites, Dilmunites, Maltese, Mandaeans,Sabians, Syriacs, Mhallami, Amalekites and Ethiopian Semites.

Sep 27, 2012 2:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nancianne wrote:

The US is not in any position to get involved in yet ANOTHER WAR. The war mongers in Israel and this country should have to send their close relatives to fight on the front lines if they recommend going to war !!!!

Sep 27, 2012 2:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

I thought Netanyahu’s speech was spot on for what Israel is facing on a daily basis.

Much different than the Iranian kooks.

Sep 27, 2012 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
neahkahnie wrote:

I might add that Iran is different. They are not Semites as are the Jews and Arabs. They are of Indo-European ethnicity. They have always “lusted” for the Semitic lands since Persia existed. No change there. The Iranians (Persians) have been fighting the West since the Greeks fought the Persians in the Peloponnesian Wars.

Sep 27, 2012 2:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
slebo75 wrote:

How sad is the world that these individuals are in power willing to start a world war to keep power and control. What’s even more pathetic is the use of a visual cartoon bomb, as if this were a children’s cartoon. This is not a joke people! Wake Up!

Sep 27, 2012 2:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
luckynucky7 wrote:

I hope Netanyahu’s declaration is the after-thought of the UN Meetings. To insist on a Red-line to attack Iran is ludicrous from the USA’s standpoint. Letting the enemy know your first stage of Strike devalues the impetus of the mission.

For those of us who Believe in God, He is in control. Armageddon, maybe?

Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gglol wrote:

@TheDixieDove …interesting how you believe the very act of calling for peace and calm will make it so. Does that kind of voodoo work in your real life? Why would you expect it to work on the world stage where people with much more to gain then you and I are pushing it to happen.

Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lbianchi1 wrote:

Stop picking what posts YOU want to show and let everyone have their sy at it. Then again…Its Reuters, I should have know better.

Sep 27, 2012 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

A mad man in the making and the sheep of Israel are letting him lead them to slaughter and turn the world to Helter Skelter. Didn’t you learn anything from history?

Sep 27, 2012 3:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
totherepublic wrote:

RudyHaugeneder
You do realize of course Iran pretty much delcared war on everyone that is not muslim from the UN floor yesterday. And has been for 2 years. The difference between Iran and Israel. The Jews don’t bluff. If they say they are going to do it…they will….eventually.

Sep 27, 2012 3:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NoMoreObama wrote:

We need a president who doesn’t hate America. Vote for Romney in November. If Obozo gets reelected, he will finish his plan of destroying America. No BS.

Sep 27, 2012 3:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

How could anyone look at that picture and not realize how much trouble the human race is in…that is almost cartoonish…seriously there are no jews or africans or iranians or muslims or cuacasians…can’t you see…there is only the human race…when we give in to the war mongerers on boths sides we all lose as humans…unbelievable pic there…real intelligent…real evidence…a bomb with a fuse that he draws a red line on…oh boy God helps us all….

Sep 27, 2012 3:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kathy123 wrote:

Well, from my calculations, the Lord should be arriving any day now. Look to the skies!

Sep 27, 2012 3:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Steafan wrote:

What this lunatic from Israel wants is for the US to set up a trigger for an attack and then Israel will fake Iran crossing the trigger, thus sending the US into war for Israel’s benefit. Netanyahu is a sick and evil man.

Sep 27, 2012 3:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kathy123 wrote:

Don’t any of you people on here know the history of the Israelites? They are a MIRACLE people. Don’t you wonder how they’re still around? They are God’s chosen people. Don’t mess with God. He will keep them safe till the end of ‘time’.

Sep 27, 2012 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
aero2 wrote:

We need a George W Bush “to draw a line in the sand” here, rather than Obama who “leads from behind,” or who sees an Arab Spring when an Arab Winter really is descending.

Sep 27, 2012 3:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fedvet wrote:

Can we vote “Netanyahu for President”? I think he spent a few years in Philly while his dad was on faculty at an area university. What a guy!

Sep 27, 2012 3:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ashishnfl wrote:

Netanyahu My RED LINE to Israel.
Stop talking about strike you speak and I have to PAY MORE FOR GAS.
up 2 dollars just because you farted red line. Strike and get over it or put up or shut up.
Damn SPECULATORS.

Sep 27, 2012 3:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VincentVery wrote:

neahkahnie
“I might add that Iran is different. They are not Semites as are the Jews and Arabs.”

Jews living in today’s Israel are not semites either. They are Askhenazi Jews and arrived to that part of the world from where Germany is today so your geograpgy is wrong. That ‘semites’ bs was created by zionists to enslave US evangelists into supporting Israel no matter what. When you consider that 50 milion Americans are living without basic medical care and that 85% of Americans retire in poverty you realise it actually works, but not for much longer.

Sep 27, 2012 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
elgecko84 wrote:

Maybe it’s me, but isn’t there a difference between Israel simply “believing” Iran will use a nuke to destroy Jews and Israel being repeatedly TOLD that it will happen? The way this article is written the Israelis come out sounding paranoid of a completely harmless govt; nothing could be further from the truth.

Sep 27, 2012 3:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tiredoftheTBS wrote:

stambo2001…the difference is that the Israeli Government has proven that they can possess nuclear weapons for decades without using them. Iran has continually stated that as soon as they get one, they are going to use it on Israel…..BIG DIFFERENCE!!

Sep 27, 2012 3:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
comfy1 wrote:

I don’t think many people understand the big picture here. The radical muslims want to take over the holy land because they don’t agree with their religion. They believe in converting the entire world specifically Israel and the West to Islam. Islam is the fastest growing religion and eventually when it is more accepted here in the U.S., Americans will have to begin living within the restrictions of the Islam religion. Islam is supposed to be a peaceful religion, but unfortunately there are many radicals that are skewing it. Islam does not promote freedom. USA must protect Israel because if we don’t the Islam radicals will be one step further in their dream of coverting the west to their beliefs.

Sep 27, 2012 3:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VincentVery wrote:

totherepublic
Correct. Thousands of Palestinian women and children can confrim that.

Sep 27, 2012 3:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kathy123 wrote:

What happened, bombarded now with comments?

Sep 27, 2012 3:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
elgecko84 wrote:

Stambo brings up a good point: is there a difference between Iran and Israel having nuclear weapons? YES!!! One country is stable and the other is not. One harbors and supplies terrorists and the other does not. One fights for power and the other for its very existence. One makes repeated threates against, while simultaneously refusing to acknowledge, the sovereignty of Israel while the other just lives it own life. Put another way, when was the last time Jewish extremists killed Olympic athletes, blew up embassies, or flew planes into civilian business buildings? Iran might not have been directly involved in these events but they support the organizations that carried them out, which is why it is logical to assume a nuclear Iran will only create more instability and threaten the lives of millions of people.

Sep 27, 2012 3:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Can you say ‘dirty bomb’?

Sep 27, 2012 3:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LiberalDrivel wrote:

Wait a minute. The messiah and brilliant liberal super genius Barack Obama told us the Iranians were only weaponizing uranium for peaceful electrical generation.

Sep 27, 2012 3:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
omstrat wrote:

Oh yea Obama scared them . He also blamed a You Tube movie for attacks on American diplomats. He’s a total jerk off and Klinton is just as bad.

Sep 27, 2012 3:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Pacifism kills people. History has proven it since the caveman.

Sep 27, 2012 3:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
omstrat wrote:

new_york_loner Quoting Helen Thomas puts your comment righ tin the garbage . Are yo ukidding me man , are you ? Get educated moron

Sep 27, 2012 3:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yesyes wrote:

@totherepublic “Which would be a more peacfull world. One without Jews or one without muslims. The answer is obvious. Let the bombing begin.”

The question you should be asking is would the world be more peaceful without jews, muslims, or americans? The problem is that your country has been bombing the hell out of muslim countries and backing some of the most despicable regimes in the region for decades and people like you still think muslims hate the US because of some cheap film made by an egyptian a few months ago. Please also post a link showing where Ahmedinejad declared war on all non-muslim countries (and not som Fox news “translation”). It’s frankly amazing to the rest of the world the level to which you guys seem to live in an alternate reality. It’s as if any explanation which justifies bombing a country into the stone ages is all the “truth” you ever need, and anything else is simply liberal/socialist/gay/muslim/whatever hogwash. Maybe if the US didn’t devote so much of its resources to blowing countries thousnads of miles away to smithereens, then it mightn’t be trillions of dollars in debt and maybe the rest of the world might get on with you a little better

Sep 27, 2012 3:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
laomei wrote:

Enriched uranium alone is not enough for a bomb. That 20% is NOWHERE near enough for even a pathetic bomb. Even IF Iran built a bomb out of 20%, it would have to be so utterly massive that it would be impossible to ever deliver and the detonation would have no yield. Rattle them sabers I guess.

Sep 27, 2012 3:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KFM1979 wrote:

Is it me, or is Bibi having his Colin Powell moment? Who is biting? Who is willing to pay another trillion dollars to find out?

Maybe if its a big lie and gets repeated enough people will buy it!?

Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yesyes wrote:

@TheNewWorld

“So many idiotic Americans don’t realize that the Arabs only controlled that land briefly in 635. The British controlled that land prior to World War 2 and gave it to Israel. This is not a claim to land based on it was theirs and the Jews took it from them. It is a religous struggle. The Jews are on Muslim holy ground, and the Muslims refuse to live peacefully with their neighbors. Israel existed 1500 years in that land before Islam was even founded. That land has been controlled by the Babylonians, Egyptians, Greek, Romans, Turks, Syrians, Carmathians, European Crusaders, Mongols, Ottomans, French, Turks again, and then the British, and finally the Zionists. Notice there aren’t any Palestinians in that list. They never existed until Israel was given to the Jews, by the British, who had conquered that land…”

So what were the millions of Arabs living there beforehand? Did they just appear out of thin air or are you one of those guys who believe they never actually existed? Are you claiming that no Arabs lived there between 635 and 1918? You have frequently used the argument that because some muslim leaders collaborated with the nazis that the whole muslim world needs to be punished. Do you also feel that Germany should be bombed indefinitely and everybody there expelled from their land? Have you ever read a history book or do you just rely on the neocons for your “facts”?

Sep 27, 2012 4:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NateHubbard wrote:

Hell yeah. I wish we had a president like this. But it won’t happen.

Sep 27, 2012 4:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mopalot wrote:

Tipping should be outlawed. It adds to the final price anyway. So pay
the employee a living wage and add it to the overall cost. If done honestly it will amount to the same thing and be fair to everybody.

Sep 27, 2012 4:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
eRtwngr wrote:

Netanyahu says the US is with him only because he’s betting on a new president before next summer. He knows he’s on his own if Obama is reelected.

The corrupt UN still doesn’t get it that it’s not just about Israel. A nuclear armed Iran will threaten and blackmail all the wealthy oil states of the gulf region into a type of alliance that will control the world’s oil price. And western countries play right into their hands by restricting domestic drilling and nuclear power expansion.

Israel is a perfect diversion from Iran’s true aim to dominate the region. Removing Israel isn’t an end but just a necessary means to it.

Sep 27, 2012 4:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
uptobeaugood wrote:

I agree that Iran should not produce a nuclear weapon. However, where does Israel stand in the nuclear weapon process outlined by Netanyahu while addressing the U.N. Assembly? There is a significant amount of evidence suggesting that Israel possesses these weapons. Why should the U.S. support an Israeli stand against Iran when the state of their own nuclear program is just as unclear and ambiguous? Just a thought.

Sep 27, 2012 4:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TyroneJ wrote:

The real concern people should have is that Israel could use a U-235 based nuclear weapon on Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities, and no one could prove they had used a nuclear weapon as opposed to Iran having an criticallity accident due to their U-235 storage procedures akin to the one narrowly averted at Oak Ridge during World War II.

Sep 27, 2012 4:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Draskinn wrote:

So if Iran really wants enriched uranium for peaceful use and Israel really does not want them to have that capability then why don’t they just work together in a joint nuclear program?

If Iran moved all it enrichment program and nuclear stock pile to Israel then Iran could get it uranium and it’s economic sanctions lifted and Israel would get full access to their nuclear program so it couldn’t be used for weapons.

It would be a WIN/WIN for both nations…

Oh wait, now I remember religion. Yeah that’s right they can’t do the sensible thing that would be good for both county’s because they believe in conflicting fairy tails…

Sep 27, 2012 4:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SherlockMoans wrote:

Somehow I don’t think Iran will be impressed by Israeli artwork anymore than they were impressed by sanctions. Iran has great influence with terrorist groups, how much greater would that influence be were they to obtain WMD’s despite the efforts of the USA and their allies.
Logic dictates that building a warhead and a delivery vehicle is very much on Iran’s to do list, if that day comes, it may take battlefield nukes to stop them in their tracks with global repercussions of that scenario.

Sep 27, 2012 4:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Green3nergy wrote:

In my opinion, engaging in war might be the only thing which can prevent our country from entering another great depression…

Hurrah for propaganda and instilling the idea of war within the American peoples’ minds… it may be effective enough to garner their will to fight.

Sep 27, 2012 4:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tomloveswine wrote:

This is an Israeli problem. How dare the leader of Israel demand action from the United Nation when Israel has never provide one man hour to help any United nations programs. Israel has refused to obey direct mandates but they have no problem demanding action on a matter which they apparent are the only one who sees it as a matter needed prior to our election. maybe it is time to make AIPAC register as an agent of a foreign nation.

Sep 27, 2012 4:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Reuters should be ashamed of itself…Wie schande!!!!! To use a photo of Netanyahu waving his arm and then posting it as if he was making a Roman salute aka Nazi salute is a journalistic abomination. Mein Grossvater is turning over in his grave…he fought in N. Africa for Feldmarshal Erwin Rommel…a real patriot! How much Soros $$ is running your news service,

Sep 27, 2012 4:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
stitches1415 wrote:

Agreed. That put the ball squarely in Iran’s court.

Sep 27, 2012 4:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VincentVery wrote:

p3orion
“There simply is no moral equivalency between the only modern functioning democracy in the middle east…”

Ho ho ho… you really made me laugh.
So, Israel is the only fonctioning democracy in the middle east?
Never mind half a million Jews living on Palestinian land in settlements illegal under the internationallaw and 4th Geneva convention. Is that democracy you are talking about? Democracy in charge of concentration camp with 1.5 million Palestinians in it. Democracy using white phosphorus against civilian population, falsifying passports to carry out state sponsored assassinations, boarding peace flotilla and shooting on sight. What is dicatorship then? If they love their Arab neighbours so much, why is it that 95% of water in Gaza is unfit for human consumption? How many Palestinian children had gunpowder residue on their skin (shot in the head from close range) during the latest massacre? And you dare talk about democracy. But you know what friend, Palestinians will get their justice when zionists serve you on a silver platter to start WW3. Not a long time left for your democracy.

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sep 27, 2012 4:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bateslb51 wrote:

Notice how they say you need 90% enriched Uranium but Iran is only making 20% grade. Maybe the neocons should just use the old “weapons of mass destruction” tactic on Americans again so more of our young boys can be shipped off as cannon fodder to protect the Petro-dollar and keep Iran from selling its oil for gold. Its tough to tell whether Americans are getting smarter or our propaganda media is getting worse at lying.

Sep 27, 2012 4:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
geon wrote:

DWayneN – I’m guessing the recipe for making ice cubes is probably beyond your comprehension as well?

Sep 27, 2012 4:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DPierce wrote:

Recently Obama was asked by a college student about ..the red line. Obama gave a very long speech, with no answer. Netanyahu gave a simple picture, and literally drew the red line. How I love his wisdom..and brevity. He is right, and the world knows it. We made and awful mistake with Obama and we are suffering because it. And I’m not talking about the suffering economy. I’m talking about Obama’s speeches.

Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

I agree with Bebe 100%. But I don’t want one American boy dying to defend Israel. Let the America Jews do it. Seeing Barney Frank share a Fox Hole in the Sinai with Rachel Maddow and Paul Krugman would be priceless. Toss in Henry Waxman for fun.

Sep 27, 2012 5:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@YesYes

Arabs are a race, not a country. We have over 30 million latinos living in America, they don’t have a legitimate claim to start a country in the USA. Palestine has never existed as a nation. How can they have their nation stolen from them? They refuse to integrate with Israel, instead they have waged wars with them. Jordan, Syria, and Egypt doesn’t want them. They need to learn to accept that they are Israeli’s and start working together with their neighbors.

Germany and Japan paid a high price for what they did during WW2. Great Britain had promised lands to the Arabs and after WW2 turned from those promises. They paid their price as well. My statements follow a historical context of anti-semitism in the middle east which still exists today. Germany is not an anti-semitic regime. I am not a neocon. I support a US non-interventionalist policy and I want us to shut down all of our foreign bases, bring our troops home, and have our “allies” start paying for their own defenses. I would still choose neocon over neo-nazi any day of the week.

Sep 27, 2012 5:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
groosegreg wrote:

Anyone else noticed how Israel is like the little jerk who gets drunk at a bar, then picks a fight with someone, then tries to hide behind his big friend/get him to do the fight for him?

Sep 27, 2012 5:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@scythe

I never meant that Zionism was referring to the people. I am aware that it was a movement to create a Jewish state in Israel. I was not aware that Semitic covered all of the ethnic groups you listed. I appreciate you letting me know. Whenever I see anti-Israel talk, it is generally followed by anti-Jew rhetoric as well. Much like nationalism in America is followed by racism. My comments weren’t fair to everyone who opposes/opposed zionism.

Sep 27, 2012 5:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
the_Gaul wrote:

Ben, the Nutty Yahoo, will succeed where Hitler failed. Ironic, isn’t it?

Sep 27, 2012 5:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@laomei

“Enriched uranium alone is not enough for a bomb. That 20% is NOWHERE near enough for even a pathetic bomb. Even IF Iran built a bomb out of 20%, it would have to be so utterly massive that it would be impossible to ever deliver and the detonation would have no yield. Rattle them sabers I guess.”

Yeah. Not to mention Iran will have to do several tests when they do get to 90%. You can’t hide those tests. During North Korea’s tests it was determined that they did not have a Nuke. I was corrected a year ago as I thought that NK was nuclear armed, but the evidence suggests their tests was a failure.

If Isreal wants to draw a red line, I think it should be at the first detection of a test bomb. The second that happens the attack begins. That is fair enough for me. Anything else is premature.

Sep 27, 2012 5:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
diddums wrote:

What a world! The sheer cheek of it all. Here is a man whose country has over 200 nukes, and goodness knows what else. They will not allow inspections of their own nuclear facilities, yet ask the world to stop another country who does allow inspections. How many years now have we been listening to Israeli governments bleat on about Iran and nukes? I suppose it does divert attention away from their treatment of their neighbours.

Sep 27, 2012 5:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CountYob wrote:

How shameful that American media and politicians have anything to
do with a congenital liar like Netanyahoo. Don’t let the zionists
lie or trick us into another war for Israel.

Sep 27, 2012 5:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VincentVery wrote:

elgecko84 wrote:
“One harbors and supplies terrorists and the other does not.”
Are you sure about that?
“One makes repeated threates against, while simultaneously refusing to acknowledge, the sovereignty of Israel while the other just lives it own life.” – True, shame they don’t live within their internationally recognised borders, half a million of them.
“Put another way, when was the last time Jewish extremists killed Olympic athletes, blew up embassies, or flew planes into civilian business buildings?” – True, they didn’y fly the planes, they were in charge of controlled demolition. King David Hotel bombing? Was that done by Iranians too?

Your statements have almost the same level of credibility as the notion of Santa Claus so saddle up Rudolf and get those presents ready but stay away from making uneducated comments on public websites.

Sep 27, 2012 5:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
roughman wrote:

Why wait?

Does anybody think the Iranians will some how have a “Come to Jesus” moment?

Sep 27, 2012 5:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

Some of you really should be ashamed of yourself:

Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor told Al Jazeera that Iran never vowed to “wipe Israel off the map,” as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly claimed.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4216986,00.html

That’s an Israeli Jew, reported by an Israeli Jewish news service, that no Iranian has ever called for Israel to be wiped off the map.

But of course, all you livingroom commando’s know better…

Sep 27, 2012 5:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mmcg wrote:

love when they come up with charts and graphs, just like the US did trying to justify a call to war.

Sep 27, 2012 5:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gezz wrote:

“If Isreal wants to draw a red line, I think it should be at the first detection of a test bomb. The second that happens the attack begins. That is fair enough for me. Anything else is premature.”

I agree…that will be the proof that they have lied all along…leaves no option but total destruction of Iran.

Sep 27, 2012 5:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MykeTheVet wrote:

Hey look at that! I just posted a comment that was anti-AIPAC and it never made it to the board. Isn’t censorship what we wanted to protect the children?

Lima-1, out.

Sep 27, 2012 5:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@TheNewWorld: “Whenever I see anti-Israel talk, it is generally followed by anti-Jew rhetoric as well.”

What a load of absolute crap. The Israel bashing that goes on here is NEVER followed by anti-Jewish rhetoric. The Iran bashing that goes on here is ALWAYS followed by very violent Muslim bashing.

Sep 27, 2012 5:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Onethreetwo3 wrote:

Where is it written that Israel is the only country in the middle east allowed to possess a
nuclear capability? Why should the U.S. intervene against Iran for their pursuit of that
technology? I believe that Israel lacks the moral standing to object to Iran’s nuclear program.
Their abominable treatment of the Palestinian people who live within the so-called “occupied territories” speaks loudly against their interest in peace in the region. Our government must
not endorse the actions of Israel against the Palestinian people, by blindly agreeing with all
decisions made by Israel.

Sep 27, 2012 5:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jjisverygood wrote:

Is everyone forgetting the imperative to go to war almost exactly 10 years ago and for what Iraq’s WMD? Turned out to be falsified reports and poor intelligence gathering. I say let Israel bomb Iran all they want I am neither a fan of the Israeli government nor the Iranian, but I feel terrible for the civilians that get caught in the cross fire on both sides. This has could ignite the entire region and even spread to a wider conflict a la WW3. Doesn’t that sound nice? Whatever may happen the US should not draw a line in the sand because Iran is no threat to us. Israel trying to drag us into a war that would absolutely have no benefit us in any way other than the arms industries.

Sep 27, 2012 5:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

AHAHA, look at that amazing diagram: An EXPLOSIVE use of imagery!

Sep 27, 2012 5:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Clear red line?

You want it clear or do you want it red? If you mix the two, you get…. rose-colored glasses. Clear red line, what a goof. Netanyahu, you can’t even draw a line in the sand right.

Sep 27, 2012 5:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jrpardinas wrote:

This could get very very interesting…

Will the Persians cave in?

How exactly would the Iranians respond to an Israeli attack? They don’t have nuclear weapons, but Israel does.

Will the USA be dragged into a protracted conventional fight if that’s the way things go? Very likely.

Will Israel have to go in with tactical nuclear strikes on the Iranian enrichment sites?

What will happen to oil and the Sunni Arab autocracies in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf? Will they get involved?

How will Iranian co-religionists (Shia Muslims) in Lebanon and Iraq react?

So many possibilities.

Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
in-the-money wrote:

OMG! Bibi’s “redline” cartoon is literally and figuratively more powerful and a lot clearer than Powel’s satellite photo, ;^). I am sure not a single soul is NOT convinced by such overwhelming evidence. Let’s go to WAR!!
BTW. Is this his “bibi” moment?

Sep 27, 2012 6:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

The Kimball quote is silly: “But enough material for one bomb doesn’t constitute an effective, deliverable nuclear arsenal.”

One bomb may not be an arsenal, but Israel is a small country, and one bomb is enough to wipe out Tel Aviv as Iran has stated as an objective for years. Kimball shows he’s only worried about his home and that a rational Iran wouldn’t hit us because of MAD.

Here’s one for you Kimball: The USA is the great Satan enabler for Israel, are you not just a little concerned that their single bomb might head for NYC or Washington D.C.? Do you really think that MAD will stop Iran? Do you really think they’re rational? Are YOU?

Sep 27, 2012 6:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

The Kimball quote is silly: “But enough material for one bomb doesn’t constitute an effective, deliverable nuclear arsenal.”

One bomb may not be an arsenal, but Israel is a small country, and one bomb is enough to wipe out Tel Aviv as Iran has stated as an objective for years. Kimball shows he’s only worried about his home and that a rational Iran wouldn’t hit us because of MAD.

Here’s one for you Kimball: The USA is the great Satan enabler for Israel, are you not just a little concerned that their single bomb might head for NYC or Washington D.C.? Do you really think that MAD will stop Iran? Do you really think they’re rational? Are YOU?

Sep 27, 2012 6:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Larrymoe2012 wrote:

The line has been drawn. If Iran truly has no evil intent then they will not cross the red line. If Iran crosses the line then Israel should wipe their a*ss off the face of the earth.

Sep 27, 2012 6:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Finally, someone has the balls to say what needs to be said.

Sep 27, 2012 6:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ccharles wrote:

If nuclear weapons are irans goal, why would they have to produce them themselves? To futher that, what really makes you think they dont already have them?

How did israel get there stockpile? Its still not talked about openly, but its certain they do have them. A country only incepted in 1950 would be hard pressed to have had the infrasture to have created what they now have. Why would it be impossible for Iran to have come by them the same way? A Friend.

Sep 27, 2012 6:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sjtom wrote:

Maybe the Mayan’s were right and the end is near anyway. Whatever happens between those two countries you can bet the farm the U.S. politicians will really make a mess of it.

Sep 27, 2012 6:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yesyes wrote:

@TheNewWorld Your analogy with the latinos in America is bizarre. You say that with 30 million of them in the US they have no right to a state of their own, and yet a similar percentage of jews (also not a nationality) in Palestine in 1920 justified them having a state of their own and expelling over 700,000 people from that state? Let me put it to you this way, if you were forcibly removed from your home, had your property destroyed or confiscated and told you could never return just because somebody’s ancestors lived there 2000 years ago, would you accept that? I know I certainly wouldn’t.

As for their “refusal to integrate”, how can they integrate while the state of Israel has an open policy of maintaining it’s Jewish character at the expense of its non-Jewish citizens? Israeli Arabs are frequently removed from land they’ve lived on for generations and have their property detroyed without legal recourse. Arabs aren’t even allowed by the Israeli state to marry jews. One Arab man was jailed for three years for “rape by deception” for lying to a jewish woman with whom he slept with about being jewish. That excludes those in the West Bank and Gaza, who have been living under Israeli occupation since 1967 but still haven’t been given the status of Israeli citizens. And why? Because the Israeli government in its push to keep Israel a jewish state needs to first colonise both areas and starve the local population out before it can integrate them. It suffered a temporary setback in Gaza because it squeezed so many people into such a tiny area that it couldn’t go any further, but a couple of decades of their current blockade should depopulate it significantly enough for them to start afresh. The West Bank on the other hand, continues to be colonised with fanatical settlers intent on replacing the local population. Look at any map of settlements in the West Bank over the last few decades to see just how committed the state of Israel is toward integration.

As for the historical context of anti-semitism in the Middle East, there were no problems between jews and muslims there before the zionists came into the fold. The two state solution is nothing but a sham to allow Israel more time to clear the remaining arab population out of the occupied territories and replace them with a jewish one (I say Arab and not muslim since there is a large christian arab population in palestine also). The solution is a single state which includes the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, allows the Palestinian people to finally return to their homeland, and grants equal rights to all of its citizens regardless of race or religion. It won’t be easy given the amount of hatred stoked up by special interest groups on both sides, but it’s the only way that has a chance of success

You say that you are a non interventionalist, but you don’t seem to realise that the only reason Israel has been able to do this for so long is because the US gives more military aid to Israel than it does to all other countries combined, and blocks all UN resolutions condemning Israel’s illegal actions. If it stopped receiving such wholehearted support it might finally realise it needs to compromise to make peace rather than trying to impose it through the barrel of a gun.

PS Please explain the difference between neo-con and neo-nazi. From where I sit they are essentially the same thing. The attitude of yourself and several others here towards muslims reads eerily similar to nazi attitudes towards jews

Sep 27, 2012 6:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
URWeeToddId wrote:

This coming from the country that already has several nukes….

Sep 27, 2012 6:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MassResident wrote:

This is just a last ditch attempt at scare mongering aimed at the American public before the election. I would hope that we all remember that the US kept the Soviet Union and China at bay for 50 years without resorting to “preemptive strikes”. That is just another name for naked aggression against another country.

Americans are getting fed up with the Israeli inspired wars. Look at what they have produced:

1. The Afghans are tired at having us around and warming up to the Taliban to toss us out. Remember, we didn’t defeat the Taliban, we only provided air cover. The Afghans did all the fighting on the ground.

2. Iraq is still in a state of religious civil war and the majority Shiites are aligning themselves with Iran.

3. The “Arab spring” seems likely to end with religiously controlled states just like Iran and Israel. Religious bigotry will be the order of the day throughout the Middle East.

Sep 27, 2012 6:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sylvan wrote:

I didn’t have audio so I hope Bibi screamed ‘Boom” really loudly when he pulled out his bomb.
It is going viral because it shows that Bibi is a raging moronic buffoon of a man. If US knew he just wanted to color a red line on a drawing of a bomb and maybe drop it on a map of Iran, we would say “go ahead old man, just do that in a closet by yourself so as not to embarrass us”.
Bibi should realize this is the only bombs he will be allowed to have if he doesn’t quit blackmailing US voters.

Sep 27, 2012 7:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
scythe wrote:

comical, even farcical

netanyahu got his red line

for once he was made to do something without america

and like a schoolboy he drew himself a large red line

sleep tight tonite ‘yahu, therapy starts at 6:00 am, after the prozac

Sep 27, 2012 7:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Romney talks tough about Iran, but exactly what would he do differently than Obama is already doing?

Sep 27, 2012 7:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Romney talks tough about Iran, but exactly what would he do differently than Obama is already doing?

Sep 27, 2012 7:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@YesYes

You are thinking with emotions. Britain ruled that land from the 1920s. After WW2 they created Israel and the Jews flooded in. I don’t care who lived there. I don’t care if they lost their homes. I don’t care if they feel slighted. Too bad, move on. Look at it this way. Britain was the landlord and apartment owners. They gave their apartment complex to the Zionists. The people living their have no claim to property, it was not theirs to begin with. They attempted to take it back with force, as did Egypt, Jorday, Iraq, Syria, etc. And they lost. It is Israel, and rightfully so.

Perhaps if they didn’t lob rockets into Israel and attack them every chance they got they would be treated better. One thing is clear, no one wants them. Egypt did not want them, Jordan did not want them, Lebanon did not want them, Syria did not want them. That is how they became refugees.

I am sure it is a miserable existance for them, but I do not feel sorry for them, and every day they exist is a gift given to them by Israel. If they were in America they would have been wiped out after about the 5th rocket landed in one of our populated areas. Israle certainly isn’t innocent and brings the public outrage on themselves, but I don’t know of many nations that would have tolerated all the violence that they have endured. America gets attacked by Al Queda and we declare a war on “terrorism” which we feel is our right to attack people in any nation in the world. Millions of casualties later and we aren’t even ready to start talking about ending our war.

I am a non-interventionalist. I would prefer we stopped giving aid to everyone. I prefer that we end the war on terrorism and the war on drugs. I prefer that we stop giving monetary aid to all nations. Obviously I don’t make policy for the US.

NeoCons want the US to be involved in everything, everywher. They feel the US must project its dominance throughout the world to protect its interests. It has nothing to do with hating a religous group, or an ethic group. NeoNazis are white supremists, how can you possibly not see the difference?

My attitude towards Islam is based on their history, personal experience in the middle east, and the Quran. 109 versus commanding the death or conversion of infadels. A religion founded by the equivalent of Attila the Hunn or Ghenghis Kahn, rooted in war and directly commands conversion through war. A white Christian male is treated like crap in Saudi Arabia. You can take a plane trip there and back. It is amazing to see how the Saudis treat you differently when they are in their own nation. The religion produces teaches that women are lesser beings and that infadels deserve to die. So what would you expect. Personally, I find it ignorant to expect anything else. But again I am non-interventionalist. I prefer we just stay home and mind our own business, I am not for wiping them off the face of the planet like a Nazi.

Sep 27, 2012 7:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I resent the fact that the Israeli right wing government is injecting itself into our election process and is trying to dictate our foreign policy.

Sep 27, 2012 7:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I resent the fact that the Israeli right wing government is injecting itself into our election process and is trying to dictate our foreign policy.

Sep 27, 2012 7:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I resent the fact that the Israeli right wing government is injecting itself into our election process and is trying to dictate our foreign policy.

Sep 27, 2012 7:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

Netanyahu has nothing but contempt for the United Nations.
Netanyahu shows his contempt by ignoring all UN resolutions that do not fit his agenda.
Netanyahu shows his contempt by lecturing his counterparts at the General Assembly.
Netanyahu shows his contempt by publicly degrading the UN.

Conclusion: NETANYAHU DOES NOT BELONG IN THE UNITED NATIONS

Sep 27, 2012 7:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mirab wrote:

Iran seems to have a lot of catching up to do with only ONE Bomb against the 400 t0 600 Israeli nuclear bombs already to fire and wipe out the entire world.

Sep 27, 2012 8:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

Hey I am thrilled. Israel is doomed and liberal Jews are siding with those who want Israel destroyed. I will watch the carnage from the sidelines.

Sep 27, 2012 8:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mantissa128 wrote:

The United States helped Iran start building reactors in 1957 with help from the newly-formed International Atomic Energy Agency. After the 1979 Revolution, enriched uranium being shipped to Iran stopped, possibly under pressure from the US. Iran now says it can’t rely on external sources, and admits to enriching uranium itself. This is the ’cause for war.’

Iran’s religious leaders say nuclear weapons are an abomination under Muslim law, and forbid their use. The civilian government has stated again and again they are not building weapons, but reactors. The IAEA, which has been helping and inspecting Iran since 1957, agrees – there is no evidence of a nuclear weapons program. But still so many call for war.

Iran is a signatory to the NPT. They don’t have to be – Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel are not, and so don’t care what the world thinks about their nuclear programs. Israel is advancing this idea to further its own goals. If they want to attack so bad, let them. Why should we be patsies for them?

Sep 27, 2012 8:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlanBeasley wrote:

Obama knew before the attack – and declined the requested security detail.

It was assigned to guard Valerie Jarret at a Chicago wedding

(she wanted to look cool to her friends)

Why would Obama care how many Americans are killed?

Would investigating Benghazi help Obama be re-elected?

When democrats are President – Americans are dragged throught the streets globally!

Look at the protests!

Americans were ADORED in most of these places just FOUR YEARS AGO!

Obama said, “I am too smart to get daily intel briefings”

Clinton said the same and 3000 Americans ….

Sep 27, 2012 8:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
vinlander wrote:

Perhaps an appropriate red line would be for Iran to stop producing nukes when it has as many as Israel.

Sep 27, 2012 8:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yesyes wrote:

@TheNewWorld I’m sorry that your experience in Saudi Arabia has left you with such a callous view towards muslims, but I wouldn’t expect an autocratic state ruled in alliance with a radical sect of islam to have the most welcoming attitude toward non-muslims. My personal experiences with muslims have been very different and I frankly find it sickening when a whole race or religion are lumped together because of the actions of a few. The bible has many equally despicable verses, but only a minority adhere to them, so why do you assume that it’s different with islam? You speak of all the violence that Israel has endured, but overlook all the violence that the Palestinians have endured at the hands of Israel. You say they had no right to be there in the first place, despite having lived there for centuries. From my understanding of international law, if you are born in a country, especially if you have long established roots there, then you are entitled to citizenship of that country. Maybe I am a bit emotional on this issue, but only because a very huge injustice is going on and the world is just letting it happen, while the US is actually encouraging it. From some of your remarks it seems like you follow a “Might is Right” philosophy and that because Israel holds the upper hand militarily, it entitles them to do whatever they want, expel whomever they want and even kill whomever they want. You even went so far as to say if it were America they would have already been all wiped out. That, my friend is nazism. And by the way, yes the neocons are indeed white supremacists. They may be a bit more diplomatic in order to appeal to voters, but their agenda always becomes clear in their actions toward the rest of the world

Sep 27, 2012 8:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tizneh wrote:

It is interesting how Western news agencies play up an entirely artificial element of doubt with regard to Israel’s own nuclear program. They say Israel is “presumed” or “believed” to have nuclear weapons, even though its own former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admitted this on a German TV program in December 2006 (cf, “Israel PM in Nuclear Arms Hint”, BBC, 12/12/06)

If Iran’s nuclear program is a concern to the world, then so is Israel’s nuclear arsenal. As a condition of any cooperation with Israel’s goal of ending the Iranian nuclear program, the international community should demand that Israel admit the IAEA to inspect all its nuclear weapons installations and begin the process of verifiably dismantling all such weapons.

South Africa and Libya ended their nuclear programs. There is no reason why the State of Israel should not do the same. It can hardly claim that it needs nuclear weapons as a deterrent. If, as it argues, Iran’s program poses an “existential threat” to Israel, then it is saying that its own arsenal lacks deterrent force. But since deterrence is the only legitimate purpose of nuclear weapons, Israel should therefore be quite happy to give up its own arsenal.

If, as expected, Israel refuses to agree to disarm or continues to play the ridiculous game of “ambiguity” (with which responsible news organizations should not cooperate by using weasel words like “presumed” or “believed” in reports about its nuclear capability), then the international community should make clear that any preventive attack launched by Israel on Iran will be considered an act of aggression prohibited by the UN Charter, not a legitimate act of self-defense.

Iran’s ambitions are quite troubling; no doubt about that. But the international community has no obligation to go to war to defend Israel’s nuclear monopoly in the Middle East, whatever Mr. Netanyahu says. Preventive war, a war not to pre-empt an imminent attack but to prevent a future warlike capability in another state, is not the sort of thing the international community can afford to legitimize. Just imagine what the world would be like if any and every state claimed such a right, whenever it felt in danger?

In practice, of course, only a few states would be accorded such a right: those who are Washington’s favorites. Washington likes to pick and choose who deserves nuclear weapons and who does not. India may have violated the NPT, but that does not mean the US cannot grant favors to its nuclear program. Some states merit economic sanctions for violating international law (like Iraq under Saddam Hussein, or Syria and Iran today). But others, such as Israel, can violate international law with impunity. Israel is engaged in territorial expansion through its settlement policy, contrary to international law (4th Geneva Convention, Article 49). Washington expresses disapproval of this policy. But if the UN Security Council seeks to do anything about it, Washington is there with its veto. But then it expresses its “outrage” when Russia uses its veto to defend the regime in Syria.

Washington’s favoritism toward Israel, seen glaringly in the double standard about its nuclear program, should be recognized for what it is. A recipe for arbitrariness on the world stage. A recipe for a lawless world, where might makes right.

It is time to tell Mr. Netanyahu very firmly that what he is asking for is not reasonable and cannot be tolerated.

Sep 27, 2012 9:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@Yesyes

The actions of a few? That isn’t reality. It is the actions of complete countries of Muslims. A large geographic section of the world. Thousands of them have been killed and it appears stronger than ever. I believe moderate Muslims to be a minority of the whole religion. I have friends who are from India. You wont find too many kind words about Muslims from them either. Do you know the history of Muhammed, and how Islam was founded. Of the centuries of wars and taking lands and converting the infadels? The difference in it and Judaism is that the Jews stopped at Israel and took a small area of land. I really am not sorry about lumping all of the religions followers into the same pot. If nothing else their prophet was a war mongering, womanizing, pedophile (yes a 53 year old man who has intercourse with a 9 year old is a pedophile). I have no respect for anyone that reveres him.

Palestinians can be a part of Israel. They don’t deserve to have their own country carved out of Israel. They gave up any hope for that when they tried to overthrow Israel. That would be like the south still demanding their own nation after the civil war was over, constantly launching missles at civillians in the north, and then crying about the consequences of said actions. The US or state governments can take your home with imminent domain laws, so I have no problem with the settlement policies of Israel. They got beat, live with it. I don’t see the injustice, just consequences of their chosen course of action. You speak of centuries, Jews can speak in terms of milleniums. Certainly many Palestinians are just pawns and have suffered greatly for the sins of their leaders. I can feel sorry for the families and the individuals, but not for the group as a whole. It is just like how Israel and America is judged as well.

I don’t know if I would call it a Might is Right philosophy. I am more of a realist. If I pick up arms and fight my government, I deserve the results of said actions. If Israel didn’t suffer any attacks over the last 30 years from Palestians and Palestinian territory, I would feel differently about Israel’s actions.

NeoCons only care about corporate interests, and world dominance. White supremecy is not their motivation. They could care less about poor white nations. I disagree with your equating them to NeoNazis.

Sep 27, 2012 9:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Israel is not war mongering. Does anyone opposing Israel own a world map? It would take one nuclear strike to obliterate the Israeli state. After the murder of our Ambassador to Libya is murdered in a planned terror attack, do you think for one second that the US or its interests abroad would be safe from the threat of a nuclear-equipped Iran? This is not an Israeli issue, it is a world issue. The reason we have the UN is to NOT TURN A BLIND EYE to the planned and much desired destruction of our ally, or even merely a country that is being threatened by a force of hatred. Honestly, people, read an article not in the opinion section for once.

Sep 27, 2012 10:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tizneh wrote:

Israel does have nuclear weapons. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admitted to this on German TV in December 2006. (cf “Israel PM in Nuclear Hint”, BBC, 12/12/06). There is no reason for news organizations to play along with Israel’s policy of “ambiguity” by saying that it is “presumed” or “believed” to have them.

If Iran’s nuclear program is a concern, so is Israel’s. If Israel wants the world to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, it should agree to abandon its own arsenal, verifiably, under IAEA supervision. Otherwise, it should be designated the aggressor in any attack against Iran, since the world cannot afford to legitimize preventive warfare.

(Explanatory note: A pre-emptive strike is when you stop an imminent attack. A preventive strike is when you attack to stop a rival from gaining a military capability which it may use in the future. )

What the world should seek is a nuclear free Middle East–indeed a world free of such weapons. Waging a destabilizing war to preserve Israel’s nuclear monopoly is simply not a rational option.

Sep 27, 2012 10:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

@TheNewWorld- Where did you get the idea that Palestinians could be part of Israel? If that had been the case there would be no conflict now. Just below the surface is the issue of restitution for confiscations of Palestinian’s lost property that I’m sure Israel would like to ignore.

Some of the rest of your facts are outright wrong.

The UN has leveled condemnation after condemnation at the occupation. Sometimes those condemnations have had SC approval and sometimes they haven’t. They have even sometimes had approval and been ignored anyway.

Your New World won’t last very long in any state you might find very agreeable (unless you have a taste for ruins) if you really think that Netanyahu is taking rationally. It is nearly impossible to talk about the issue entirely rationally. Rationality just isn’t large enough somehow.

Sep 27, 2012 10:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yesyes wrote:

@TheNewWorld I know a lot about how islam was founded. I also know a lot about how christianity was founded. I don’t particularly like any religion, but christianity has committed the same crimes, and on a much larger scale. Do you really think so much of the world converted to christianity out of choice? As for judaism, since it’s a religion created solely for people of a particular race, it’s hardly surprising that they didn’t convert all that many people. With regard to India, the muslims and the hindus have been going at it for centuries and there have been widespread atrocities committed by both religions against each other. By the way, many of the early christian leaders were pedophiles also. It wasn’t quite frowned upon in the same way as it is today.

You say Palestinians can be a part of Israel, they can’t because Israel won’t allow it. They only intend to make the West Bank and Gaza part of Israel once they’ve cleared them of the Palestinians already living there and replaced them with jewish settlers. Israel had 30 years to try and integrate the territories before the first intifada broke out, but they wouldn’t since it would upset the jewish demographic of the state, and instead opted to keep the lands under illegal military occupation, planting settlements all over, and treating the locals as second class citizens. I don’t know what US domain laws entail, but if you had your home and possessions taken from you and were sent to Mexico with only what you could carry because of your racial background, I can’t imagine you would just “live with it” as you put it.

You say Palestinians deserve what they get because some radical groups are stupid enough to fire rockets pretty much aimlessly at a much better armed opponent. Do you really think the average Palestinian has time for such things? No, they’re too busy trying to survive, many of them under extremely difficult circumstances. When Iran and other countries refer to ending the zionist regime, they are referring to the racist regime that has controlled the country for the last century and replacing it with a government that represents all the people living there, along with all those who were expelled, but that is frequently mistranslated to mean that they want to wipe out all the jews. If they wanted to do that, they would have started with the jews in their own country. I feel I must add that even under the Ayatollahs, no effort was made to expel jews from Iran. In fact, to the contrary, they tried to actively discourage them from leaving. But with the way Bibi and his cronies go on, you’d think Iran was responsible for the holocaust

Let me put it to you this way. If your next door neighbour launched a rocket at a government building, do you believe you deserve to have your whole street reduced to rubble and half of it’s inhabitants killed? If your entire family was killed in such an attack, would you just move on and say “well serves me right”?

Sep 27, 2012 11:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hapibeli wrote:

I wonder if President Obama made it plain to Netanyahu that Israel would truly be on their own if Israel were foolish enough to strike Iran? All of the Israeli fear and big talk would be just that if they attacked Iran and Iran came at the entire Western world sideways with surrogates and the like.
It is possible that the Israelis may have to get used to a nuclear Persia and maybe even begin to take seriously the Palestinian homeland.
NO hegenomy lasts forever, and as oil runs out in the Arab peninsula, and China and India grab what they can, the West will move to other energy sources and Israeli usefulness will be no more.

Sep 27, 2012 11:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

@ LiberalDrivel

Please provide your source for your comment. Fox New? Talk about drivel!

Sep 27, 2012 11:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

@ Netanyahu

Your bomb picture is condescending, and your attitude is patronizing. Americans do not need to die for your politics. Particularly when there are so many in your own country who disagree with you. Protect, yes. Provoke, no. Draw your own red line, stand on your own principles.

Sep 27, 2012 11:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

@ MassResident

You dishonor our American soldiers who died on the ground. You have no credibility.

Sep 27, 2012 11:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RabbitNexus wrote:

I’d say it is clear from recent developments at the UN and other places, that both Nitwityahoo and Israel has “jumped the shark” at last.

Sep 27, 2012 11:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DaddyBruce wrote:

I find many of these posts amazing. How can so many people be so ignorant of recent history? The Arab world has set out to destroy Israel in 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973. Gee, I wonder why Israel has found it necessary to acquire a nuclear arsenal with such loving neighbors?

If any of you fools don’t think Iran is serious when they talk about eliminating Israel, it’s time you stopped smoking. We all know suicide bombers are plentiful over there. Imagine the pleasure one would have delivering a nuke. You are truly fools if you think the problem will remain Iran and Israel’s problem. Fools!

Sep 27, 2012 11:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
neahkahnie wrote:

What has Israel done for the West? What has Israel done for the U.S.? Specifically? I know they have killed 41 American naval personal in 1967 on the U.S.S. Liberty which was in international waters. I know they have RECEIVED billions of dollars in military hardware and other monies from the U.S. But what have they done to reciprocate? Please someone tell me because I really don’t know. Have they aided us militarily in Iraq? Have they aided us militarily in Afghanistan? Have the aided us in any way, shape or form on anything?

Sep 27, 2012 12:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

@ DaddyBruce

It’s not the we don’t see. We don’t want to stir the hornets’ nest. It will come soon enough without needing America to start anything.

Sep 27, 2012 12:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RabbitNexus wrote:

DaddyBruce, people are starting to see the scale of such lies as a matter of fact. Too many times now Israeli leaders have admitted after the fact the truth behind such violent history, after the fact at least and nothing is quite what we have been led to believe in the Middle East.

Sep 27, 2012 12:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
VonHell wrote:

Is that bomb picture about Iran atomic program or about the global economy after US elections?

I dont know, but i always thought after watching US documentaries that to make a nuclear weapon the easiest way was not enrich uranium to 90% or more, but only enough to make nuclear fuel for a nuclear reactor… and then extract plutonium formed inside the spent fuel rods… at the same time the energy generated by the reactor is used to enrich more fuel for the reactor… and then have cicle for a continuous source of plutonium…
And that was the motive why the russians are taking back their spent fuel they use in Iran’s reactor…

but since Iran already make their own nuclear fuel rods, it is really a matter of 1-2 years like North Korea, until they have enough spent fuel to extrac plutonium for a small bomb… like a poor version of the Manhattan project, skipping the Hiroshima’s uranium bomb, that was tested on the field due to lack of uranium to make another for testing… and going directly to Nagazaki’s plutonium bomb, the one reliable for mass production…

So Netanyahu stressing the “uranium enrichment” focus more on gather the public suport, that always think first about the Hiroshima’s uranium bomb… Because the ability to make a bomb Iran has since they announced they can produce their own fuel rods…

The war is more a matter of have money to finance it… and this one will be costly and not profitable…
If you think about it, that is why US did not fight this old enemy after decades…

Sep 27, 2012 12:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
krozar wrote:

The drums of war are beating. Tensions are high these days, similar to the days leading up to WWI. Israel won’t be able to bomb another country without there being a serious backlash. In the early 80s they could get away with bombing Iraq. But today I don’t see that happening.

Think of the long term here. If this happens there will become a much more militant Middle East. The people will demand their governments to militarize or get out. History has a way of repeating itself.

Sep 28, 2012 1:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChAliGhafoor wrote:

natyanyahu will brief the world and world will believe…gaggs
israel have no certificate that no other have regarding the development of nuclear weapons.israel should stop his own nuclear development then he may teach others.

Sep 28, 2012 2:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Is it the same 6 months that it was in 2002? Mr. Netanyahu is not to be believed. He has the same credibility problem in his own country.

Sep 28, 2012 3:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
WhatNextNow wrote:

America should stop its proxy from playing with fire or the fire will spread uncontrollably.

Sep 28, 2012 4:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
EthicsIntl wrote:

Netanyawho ? Who in the world does this guy think he is ?

Is this the best Israelis can produce ?

“..every word out of his mouth is a lie…” Sarkozy whispering to Obama.

Zionist Israel: The bloodiest blunder in the history of mankind.

Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
EthicsIntl wrote:

Israel is built on Palestinian blood-soacked earth. Period.

Sep 28, 2012 5:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
paddypak wrote:

If Israel gets rid of Iran,Israel will expand her border to the remaining part of Palestian without fear and criticism. So it is better UN thinks of this issue critically and independently, UN cant easily believe the speech of Mr Netanyahu. In addition, Japan also claims that the disputed Islands near Taiwan belong to her. Everyone knows that Japan invaded those island in WWII. Japan now say that those Islands (Spoil taken by Japan) belong to her and wont return them to Taiwan and China. I just want to say that those countries claiming that they deserve the right the world should support them,is not actally at the side of rightfulness.

Sep 28, 2012 5:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mikums wrote:

Imagine if after all the lost American soldiers and treasure, we bend over forward again for this a-hole, and fight another war for Israel. The American people, or at minimum our troops, will have Obama’s head.

Sep 28, 2012 10:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
openviews wrote:

@ mikums

who’s idea was it to go into Iraq? Not Israel!

Imagine if one of our neighboring countries was developing nuclear arms and was constantly talking about annihilating us with rallies spouting hate and destruction. It seems, mikums, that you bended over reaching your head into where the sun don’t shine.

Sep 28, 2012 5:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jaissen wrote:

Palestine was never a country. The land was called Palestinia by the Romans. After Israelwas destroyed by Rome the land was desolate. Arabs moved into the land but NEVER called it a country merely a territory. The land has been controlled by many nations. When Israel was founded
in 1948 the Arabs that lived there fled because they were told that the Israelies was kill them. The Arab people fled to other Arab countries, but THOSE nations labeled them PALESTINIAN refugees, and would not let them assmilate into their nations.
Isael knows what is best for them, the media here doesn’t tell us the whole story. Israel defends what is theirs, a land that was once theirs and is again. Israel has never tried to eliminate its neighbors nor said that they should.

Sep 29, 2012 1:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
05alhbsm wrote:

He is not a good artist

Sep 29, 2012 1:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
redline601 wrote:

What bomb? That idiot will be the biggest threat to Israel. Even the nuclear watchdog has come up with no evidence Iran is building a weapon.
Israel in the meantime refuses inspections of its 400 plus nuclear weapons.
Unfair.

Sep 30, 2012 3:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
javedmir wrote:

To moderate the situation, American leadership should also show some softness towards Iran given the fact that Iran has consistently declared that their nuclear program is to cover energy shortage and medical research. With the departure of Ahmedinejad someone else will take over and this bluster will continue. The international community should join their heads together and resolve the Palestinian dispute by satisfying both these communities (Palestinians and the native Jews).

Sep 30, 2012 12:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Saristas wrote:

People don’t understand that Israel doesn’t want to get Americans into a war(they could if they needed to) they are just using them as deterrent. Iran already said that if Israel attacked it, it would attack American bases in the region, which would get Americans in the war whether they want it or no.

Oct 01, 2012 10:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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