Netanyahu in Canada: Iran a Grave Threat (external - login to view)
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Friday that Israel has the right to defend itself against a country that wants to destroy it, referring to Iran.
Netanyahu made the comments as he began a meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, according to a CBC report.
“I know from many conversations that we’ve had that you share my view that this is a grave threat to the peace and security of the world and I think it is important that the international community not allow this threat to materialize,” Netanyahu was quoted as having told Harper as they held a photo opportunity in Harper’s office.
“As for Israel,” added Netanyahu, “like any sovereign country, we reserve the right to defend ourselves against a country that calls and works for our destruction.
Memo to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; sir, forgive me, but the "big lie" technique is really passe, and you cannot be taken seriously by any thinking individual in this issue.
As you are very well aware, Ahmedinejad never said that he wanted to , allegedly, "wipe Israel off the map".
The devil is in the detail, wiping Israel off the map suggests a physical genocidal assault, a literal population relocation or elimination akin to what the Nazis did. According to numerous different translations, Ahmadinejad never used the word "map," instead his statement was in the context of time and applied to the Zionist regime occupying Jerusalem. Ahmadinejad was expressing his future hope that the Zionist regime in Israel would fall, not that Iran was going to physically annex the country and its population. To claim Ahmadinejad has issued a rallying cry to ethnically cleanse Israel is akin to saying that Churchill wanted to murder all Germans when he stated his desire to crush the Nazis. (external - login to view)
And please, what does a bristlingly nuclear-armed Israel have to worry about in terms of Iran ever attacking it?!?
The leadership of Iran is many things, but sir, stupid is not one of them. Why would they do the most idiotically, ham-fistedly thing they could do militarily, when they are absolutely clear on what the consequences? And as you know, the short answer is, they wouldn't!
To date, no nuclear material has gone missing from Iran's energy program, and they are only enriching up to 20%, with which to create medical isotopes. This is not about blowing people up; it is about helping people heal.
It is obvious that the words "..“like any sovereign country, we reserve the right to defend ourselves..." translates, in Netanyahu-speak, to "We have the right to blow up any neighboring country we don't like; better still, have the dumb Americans do that for us!"
But as you also know, leadership from nuclear-armed Russia, China, and Pakistan has gone public, stating that if Iran is attacked, they will support it militarily.
So what we have here, sir, is the potential for a global thermonuclear war over an alleged Iranian weapons program which, to date, cannot be proven to exist!