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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Netanyahu beats the Israeli war drums

Not content with having attacked Lebanon and Gaza in recent years, Israel continues to rattle the war drums against Iran, threats for which it will face no condemnation from its patron in the U.S. (hell, the U.S. doesn't even condemn Israeli invasions, why would they condemn Israeli threats of invasions):
In an interview conducted shortly before he was sworn in today as prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu laid down a challenge for Barack Obama. The American president, he said, must stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons—and quickly—or an imperiled Israel may be forced to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities itself.
Neither Netanyahu nor his principal military advisers would suggest a deadline for American progress on the Iran nuclear program, though one aide said pointedly that Israeli time lines are now drawn in months, “not years.” These same military advisers told me that they believe Iran’s defenses remain penetrable, and that Israel would not necessarily need American approval to launch an attack. “The problem is not military capability, the problem is whether you have the stomach, the political will, to take action,” one of his advisers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told me.
I won't bother quoting anything else from the article, which is written by the right-wing Jeffrey Goldberg and filled with Zionist and right-wing fantasies and out-and-out lies about the nature of the Iranian regime. You can read it yourself if you're interested in reading about people who think that "Western civilization" will have "failed" if Iran is "allowed" to develop a nuclear weapon, or who believe that Iran's first goal is "to frighten Israel’s most talented citizens into leaving their country," or who, apparently not having a mirror in their country, characterize Iran as a country that "glorifies blood and death."

Needless to say, Western media, and Western governments, will continue to be filled with talk about Iranian threats, and won't be dwelling on, or even mentioning, threats against Iran. Did I say won't be mentioning them? Hell, they'll continue making them.

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