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Benjamin Netanyahu And Iran: The Warmongering Speech To Congress

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By Mooneye

Israeli war criminal, Benjamin Netanyahu, gave a speech today that will go down as a blusterous display of hubris and warmongering. Even establishment journalist Christiane Amanpour described it as “Strangelovian,” in a reference to Stanley Kubrick’s classic movie, Dr. Strange Love,

It was a very dark Strangelovian speech painting the picture of a dystopian world, raising the spectre of a genocidal nation, a genocidal regime spraying nuclear weapons to annihilate the whole world and the whole region. Now, obviously many people are very concerned about Iran and there is a deep lack of trust, but surely the same was said of the Soviet Union all those years ago.

Nothing Netanyahu says can be trusted, he is a proven liar. He should be standing trial for various war crimes in the Hague but instead he gave a speech to a groveling and enslaved Congress (though boycotted by 60 Democratic Senators and Representatives).

I’m not going to do an analysis of Netanyahu’s speech here, which was very predictable and contained the usual lies, fear-mongering, Islamophobia, cynical manipulation of the holocaust for political ends and us (Judeo-Christianity) vs. them (Islam and Muslims) rhetoric. It’s not surprising since he’s been one of the key sellers of the Neo-Con “War on Terror” project, as Ilisha highlighted in her article “Born in Jerusalem, 1979: A Revealing Glimpse at the ‘War On Terror.’

It is sufficient to remember that Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the main reasons why the region is in the mess it is in now.

He was a key supporter of the Iraq War, testifying in front of Congress in 2002 that “there is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and working and advancing towards a development of nuclear weapons.”

Netanyahu also promised that,

“If you take out Saddam…I guarantee that it will have positive reverberations on the region.”

What I know is that if Netanyahu is removed that will be a positive development in the region.

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  • Mehdi
  • Mehdi

    Dear Sodium, thanks for this, very helpful, will ask Garibaldi if he can send you my email.
    I’ll try to keep short:
    1) On Bahrein, I think that the main reason why KSA intervened was that they did not want to see a repeat of the Ben Ali/Mubarak scenario in their backyard, then they used anti-shia rhetoric and Iran as post justification, I understand your view but don’t totally agreement
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mehdi-hasan/bahrain-torture_b_1879820.html
    2) On Lebanon, our views are not that far, Hezbollah’s legitimacy made sense for some time but things have changed and they are a problem internally. I have some caveats as I think shias deserve a political role that is consistent with their demographic size but in overall I understand your take.
    3) On Yemen, I think the picture is far more complex, it’s not just a case of shia vs sunni (I know you don’t say otherwise), there are antagonisms on Yemen North vs South, the presence of a pretty active and nasty version of AlQaeda, some saudia and iranian interventions, rebellions in several regions (especially in the North, etc.), this sheds some light into the overall mess that Yemen is. Iran is an actor there for sure, but I think they aren’t as important as KSA or Israel credit them for.
    Thanks again, and the best to you and your health.
    Mehdi.

  • JAZ Z

    In a nutshell, basically use of the NUKEs is the main concern. US had already used it 70 years back, right at its birth. Not to surprise if uses it again. Other? Only Bibi’s coward regime in Israel, since that breed too, possesses dog family Canidae hearts. The only hitch, need to be rest assured of zero retaliation.

  • Mehdi, The following comments are the two cents response I have promised to provide you with on points (1), (2) and (3):
    (1) Bahrain: I will not burden you with the overwhelming indicators that have indicated that Iran has its fingers in what has been going on in Bahrain for the last four years, but I would burden you with the fact that Saudi Arabia just would not had poured its troops into Bahrain if the threat from Iran was not really real. Knowing the passive way, or rather the calm way through which Saudi Arabia dealt with events it encountered, expectedly or unexpectedly, It appeared to me that the Saudi leasers would not adventure with their own young soldiers in with any country unless the threat was so obvious to them.
    (2) Lebanon: Yes, indeed, it is true that Lebanon’s instability has been going on before the rise of Iran as a regional power and before Iran had initiated and facilitated the birth and development of Hizbullah (Party of God), as a consequence of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1he early 1980’s, I dare say that Lebanon has been the illegitimate child of Sykes-Picote Accord of 1916–1917, between Britain and France. So was Jordan , so was Palestine , so was Iraq (Kuwait) so was present day Syria. All those current independent countries were one integrated country called Greater Syria under the Ottoman Empire which was defeated by Britain and France in World War One ( WW II ).Hisbullah has become a powerful force to a point of becoming a big headache to every Lebanese government that has been formed since Hisbullah was founded by Iran in the early 1980’s. Without Iran financial and military support, Hisbullah leadership could not have possibly become what it is today, adding more instability to a country that has been instable from the very beginning of its creation by the Sykes–Picote Accord of b1916-1917..
    Yeman: I personally had watched, on BBC Arabic Internet and on Aljazeera Internet, the elected and legitimate President of Yeman appealing to Iran to refrain from intervening in his country’s affairs by providing the Huthis, a minority that follows the leadership og Abdel Malik El-Huthi, hence their name Al-Huthis. They are a group of Shi’i Muslims like Iran. Their original name was Zidis who ruled Yeman for more than a thousand year, in time past. If they were marginalized by the government of Yemani President Abid Ra buh Mansour Hadi, there were legitimate ways to demand equal treatment as Yemani citizens, instead of taking over San’a’a, capital city of Yeman and taking over all the Government buildings and the airport by sheer force, with the help of former Yeman’s President, Ali Abdallah Salih, who was forced out of the Presidency by the Yeman’s youthful revolutionaries about two years ago. And because of the fact that the first order of business AbdelMalik Al-Huthis had done after taking over the government and the airport was establishing an air bridge between San’a’a and Tehran for a total of 14 flights a week. Some guests of some talk shows I had watched lately, on BBC Arabic Internet believed that these flight were established mainly for transportations of weapons and Iranian military personnel.
    Final Words: I do realize that the total picture is much more complex than what has been outlined in the foregoing, as one takes into consideration of what other regional powers such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and their backers, Iran’s is the elephant in the room. Perhaps, some of the content in the following article may shed more light in the complexity of what’s going on in the entire region:
    Weapon of Mass Deception
    By
    Brandon Martendez
    I just Googled the title and I got the whole article. In it there is a clever caricature will make you smile, as it had done to me. If G fails to provide the needed information, you may wish to try the following link:
    http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2015/02/22/515829the-destabilation-doctrine-isis-proxies-and-patsies/
    New Subject: I was instructed by my health specialists to quit posting on the Internet. Although I have promised to try to follow their instructions, I feel I am addicted to it and would be very hard for me to quit. I may just slow down a bit. I shall see what can be done.
    As usual, I wish you the best of best(s).

  • You sound like a person who believes in the conspiracy theory in which I do not believe.. However, I do believe in trends, as events roll down in negative and accumulated consequences like a snow ball.

  • Marukee

    The whole Iran v Israel saga is a very carefully staged drama played out to fool the world into being scared.
    Do not be deceived by this game.

  • Guess – BDS

    I have not watched any of it. I would rather gouge my eyes out with a blazing spoon than endure the ranting of a terrorist, but apparently the circus was even more hilarious.

    “First of all, the applause from members of the House and Senate was so over the top, it recalled the famous passage in the Gulag Archipelago about the apparatchik approach to a Stalin speech: “Never be the first one to stop clapping.”

    Watching it, you’d almost have thought the members were experiencing a similar terror of being caught looking unenthusiastic. I say almost because in reality, it’s a silly thought, in a democracy: nobody’s getting taken out back and shot for showing boredom.

    But then, no kidding at all, a gif apparently showing Rand Paul clapping with insufficient fervor rocketed around social media.It got enough attention that the Washington Post wrote about it and Paul himself had to issue a statement on Fox and Friends denying he wasn’t clapping really, really hard. “I gave the Prime Minister 50 standing ovations. I co-sponsored bringing him here,” Paul pleaded. Is the Internet age beautiful or what?” http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/after-netanyahu-speech-congress-is-officially-high-school-20150306#ixzz3TcP3kEsK

  • Guess – BDS

    I know, clownishly terrifying, like the face he’s trying to pull. A coward who’s only good for exercising his cruelty on a caged defenseless population, for anyone else he has to beg some imperial power’s to face his fears.

    He should stick to his bibisitting job and let the grown-up do the fighting. http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article10020129.ece/alternates/w620/Netanyahu-Facebook.JPG

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    I remember when I once made a sarcastic remark and a few people pounced on me. I look upon that day fondly. In fact, I’m going to try and find the article.

  • Trimmercastle42

    I just reread his comments and your right
    Im sorry Dimension

  • Excellent post and amusing, indeed. Thanks.

  • AJ

    You can talk sense too…. 🙂

  • Ahmed

    I think he’s being sarcastic.

  • Mehdi

    I’m always eager to read your thoughts, looking forward to them. And the differences in our views are not that wide in the end… All the best.

  • Since you have agreed on the content of points (4) and (5), they require no further comments from my part. Your comments concerning points (1), (2) and (3) require some further checking on my part to further endorse them or abandon them and agree with what you have presented. That requires time and setting behind the computer rather long time I am unable to do at the present time. but I do hope that I would be able to do so as soon as possible. Patience.

  • AJ: Mr. Hasbara and those who keep electing him in Israel do not realize that they really are planting the seeds for future Israel destruction, from within and without, because of the apartheid institutionalized system in their officialdom:
    From Within: I will never underestimate the Israeli Jewish Left whose conscientious opposition to Mr. Hasbara’s extremist Right Wingers are well known to me. To make a long story short to attest this point, I would refer to just one example: the ceaseless writings of Mr. Uri Avnery, a former member of the Israeli Parliament and former publisher of ” Ha’olam Hazih, ( This World ), a publication that is regrettably no longer in exixtence due to Mr. Avnery’s retirement.. I have most of his writings till this very moment in my files. Encouraging and rather fascinating, against all obvious odds. I still have not given up on the Israeli Left.
    From Without: The Boycott of and De-investment in, in Israel, were initiated by some determined Palestinians and their European friends had spread world wide, including in some American universities and in some American churches. In addition, the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank of Palestine is preparing lagal documented evidences against Israel ‘s leadership war crimes to be presented to the International Court of Justice.
    As it may be seen, the future for Israel does not look good, unless an Israeli Nelson Mandela appears in the scene and overcome the institutionalized apartheid system that have enslaved Israel to racism, not all Israelis have practiced.

  • I realize the financial support provided by Saudi Arabia to the oppositions, ( Syrian and non-Syrian opposition ) as well as the support the oppositions get from Qatar and Turkey. In fact, I have written an essay on my website titled ” The Syrian Agony ” in which I have referred to the regional competitions by these powers, including Iran, for regional hegemony, without mentioning their specific names and concluded that the oppositions agree to a none military solution as the U.S. and Russia had called for, then, at the time I had written the essay. Hence, I acknowledge the correction of tour concern. However, I was specifically dealing with Mr. Hasbara’s (Propaganda’s ) speech to Congress, about Iran Nuclear program, and tried to convey to the reader that Iran wanted to fulfill its regional geopolitical ambition which, in reality was ( and is ) total surrender to Iranian hegemony. I do hope that, in the future, I bay be able to dwell on this issue with more specific details, if time and health cooperate.
    Thank you for taking your time to raise such important points. Much appreciated.

  • cmyfe .

    We are living in the age of liars. This bulb head is a vile dajjal.

  • Trimmercastle42

    Just ignore him, he’s one of those idiots who thinks ISIS has already occupied Europe and are enforcing the “No-go Zones” in those countries.
    I actually found his comment to be hilarious, like some 14 year old trying to write Star Wars fanfiction

  • Reynardine

    To make one, grate only the outer peel of the lime into a blender with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla and milk, and blend. Lime juice would make it curdle.

  • Reynardine

    Do you serve word salad with that brain omelette?

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