Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bibi the big speech: "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran"

Yesterday, in an anti-climatic manner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his speech/lecture in front of a joint session of the USA congress.

His topic -- to paraphrase -- "Iran is the greatest threat to world stability; war, bombing and destruction are the only answers."

Ok, ok. He didn't verbatim state the above text, but what is one to infer?

“I’ve come here today to tell you we don’t have to bet the security of the world on the hope that Iran will change for the better. We don’t have to gamble with our future and with our children’s future."

The answer is, as John McCain once gleefully sang: Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran. What other conclusions can be drawn from Netanyahu? He tells us negotiations will not work, sanctions will not work forever, engagement will fail. So, what else can be on the table? Passive observation?

I don't think so. War is the subterfuge of the speech.

You may recall, Bibi once told congress back in 2002 that Saddam was the world's biggest threat and regime change was the only answer.

And today the United States must destroy the same regime because a nuclear-armed Saddam will place the security of our entire world at risk. And make no mistake about it — if and once Saddam has nuclear weapons, it is only a matter of time before those weapons will be used.

Two decades ago, it was possible to thwart Saddam’s nuclear ambitions by bombing a single installation. But today, nothing less than dismantling his regime will do, because Saddam’s nuclear program has fundamentally changed in those two decades. He no longer needs one large reactor to produce the deadly material necessary for atomic bombs. He can produce it in centrifuges the size of washing machines that can be hidden throughout the country. And I want to remind you that Iraq is a very big country. It is not the size of Monte Carlo. It is a big country. And I believe that even free and unfettered inspections will not uncover these portable manufacturing sites of death.  source

Sidebar: Don't these folks realize we now live in the digital age and we can google their track record?

Anyway, as history has proven, the biggest world and regional winner of removing Saddam was a more empowered Iran. I hasten to think who would replace a wounded Iran. A more radicalized ISIS?

You tell me.

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