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(36,988 posts)
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:21 AM Nov 2012

NYTs :Netanyahu Says Hed Go It Alone on Striking Iran

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday reiterated his willingness to attack the Iranian nuclear program without support from Washington or the world, returning to an aggressive posture that he had largely abandoned since his United Nations speech in September.

“When David Ben-Gurion declared the foundation of the state of Israel, was it done with American approval?” Mr. Netanyahu asked in an interview broadcast on Israel’s Channel 2 on Monday night. “When Levi Eshkol was forced to act in order to loosen the siege before 1967, was it done with the Americans’ support?

“If someone sits here as the prime minister of Israel and he can’t take action on matters that are cardinal to the existence of this country, its future and its security, and he is totally dependent on receiving approval from others, then he is not worthy of leading,” Mr. Netanyahu added. “I can make these decisions.”


I think Germany got into trouble for that
in Poland, Holland,France....etc.

NYTs :Netanyahu Says Hed Go It Alone on Striking Iran (Original Post) Ichingcarpenter Nov 2012 OP
I am sick of that neocon. JRLeft Nov 2012 #1
So am I. amandabeech Nov 2012 #3
In the words of Richard Pryor: "Go for what you know Holmes" BeeBee, Bye Bye!!! n/t winstars Nov 2012 #2
He'll be the ex-PM in a few months malaise Nov 2012 #4
Couldn't resist the Nazi reference, could you? Behind the Aegis Nov 2012 #5
I hope you get paid enough Ichingcarpenter Nov 2012 #8
How much are you paid? Behind the Aegis Nov 2012 #9
Benjamin Netanyahu 'ready to press the button' on Iran dipsydoodle Nov 2012 #6
NUTanyahu is just itchin' to start armageddon quinnox Nov 2012 #7
Dear Israel: ATTACK IRAN or Iggy Nov 2012 #10


(9,893 posts)
3. So am I.
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:28 AM
Nov 2012

I cannot see his behavior in September as anything other than a heavy-handed attempt to influence our elections.

I don't have a favorable view of any foreign leader who attempts something like that.

Behind the Aegis

(53,317 posts)
5. Couldn't resist the Nazi reference, could you?
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:40 AM
Nov 2012

We all remember from our history books how Poland, Holland, France, etc were constantly making threats against Germany and blaming Germans of "running" world policy.

Netanyahu was SHUT DOWN by his own security people. So, yeah, he doesn't have to rely on the US or anyone else, but he does have to rely on his own national security's approval, which clearly he doesn't have. He is doing nothing more than political posturing prior to Israeli elections, but of course it really is more evil than that; it has to be!


(36,988 posts)
8. I hope you get paid enough
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:49 AM
Nov 2012

for your posts.

Yes , your defense of this guy shows it.

Alert on me if you don't like my opinion.

Behind the Aegis

(53,317 posts)
9. How much are you paid?
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:53 AM
Nov 2012

I defended no one, but don't let that get in the way of your "facts."

I don't need to alert on your opinion; those types of ignorant remarks are acceptable here.


(42,239 posts)
6. Benjamin Netanyahu 'ready to press the button' on Iran
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:42 AM
Nov 2012

"I am of course ready to press the button if necessary," he told Israel's Channel 2 in an investigation aired on Monday evening.

"As long as I am prime minister, Iran will not have the atomic bomb. If there's no other way, Israel is ready to act."

The report revealed that the prime minister had in fact ordered his armed forces to prepare a unilateral strike on Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010, only to pull back from the brink of war.

Two years ago, Mr Netanyahu, supported by Ehud Barak, his defence minister, issued an order raising the military alert level to "P-Plus" – a rarely issued command signalling imminent war.




(20,600 posts)
7. NUTanyahu is just itchin' to start armageddon
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:46 AM
Nov 2012

May the Israeli people take him to the woodshed and toss his right wing ass to the curb.



(1,418 posts)
10. Dear Israel: ATTACK IRAN or
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:00 AM
Nov 2012
Shut up.


Israel has been rattling their sabers regarding Iran for what? fifteen years now?

Problem for Israel is: most if not all of Iran's nuke related facilities are in hardened concrete bunkers-- wayyyyy underground. how to effectively bomb these from the air? you can't.

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