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.