Netanyahu: Clear red line could mitigate conflict
Attila Somfalvi
Published: 03.09.12, 22:47
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1. Thank you Obama for your failue in the Middle East!
Maurice ,   Montreal   (09.04.12)
Now it is time for you to move out!
2. Obama's betrayal of Israel
DR ,   Hebron   (09.04.12)
History, unfortunately, repeats itself. Back in WWII when it became apparent that Hitler was implementing the "final solution" Jewish leaders and others begged the FDR administration to do something. The response was the Jewish problem would end when the US won the war. Now Obama is saying he will not support Israel in a strike on Iran until it suits American policy, no matter what Iran intends for Israel. We know now that we must take insane dictators at their word. Hitler was quite clear about the final solution for the Jews just as Iran is quite clear for the final solution for the Jewish state. Obama will do too little too late and, as usual, we will pay the price of his indecision.
3. A test of intentions & a face saving attempt
Alan ,   Canada   (09.04.12)
The Netanyahu statement which aims at the US administration without naming it may be a last attempt by the Israeli government to test the real intentions of Washington & if the US responds with an unequivocal Red Line for Iran not to cross in the near future, then it might provide the escape from the current divisive status of relations & face saving for an other delay accepted by Israel for the sake of the US elections
4. Netanyahu should Take the Lead
Mark of Lewiston ,   USA   (09.04.12)
Netanyahu should also tell the Israeli people when he is going to call up Israeli reserves as the US already has reserves in our rotation.
5. Everybody should be grateful...
Nogodnik ,   IamwhoIamnot   (09.04.12) Obama for making such a significant contribution to the fight against antisemitism. A standard canard of antisemites asserts that Zionists control political decision-making in the US. By publicly calling Netanyahu to heel and humiliating him, Obama has decisively demonstrated that this clearly is not true.
6. Destroy Iran's nukes NOW!
Chaim ,   Israel   (09.04.12)
By all credible reports, Iran is well over 90% there; as far as building nuclear bombs is concerned. Does any sane person really believe Iran will stop now? It has invested billions of dollars in building nukes. It's genocidal leaders have much to gain by building nukes. There is only one solution. Destroy Iran's nukes NOW!
7. Wonder if we will read this in
SD Charger ,   San Diego   (09.04.12)
Wikileaks? Their lips are moving, so someone is not telling the truth!
8. Weak Bibi won't lift a finger
Rachel ,   US   (09.04.12)
9. So the long and short of it
Sarah B   (09.04.12)
if you discount the waffle Is that Netanyahu has backed down again and Washington is again finding Netanyahu a face saving way out of the corner he put himself in. Nothing changes in reality, and Iran now has several months grace, useless Prime Minister. Either Iran is an existential threat or it isn't
10. Israel is isolated over its stance on Iran
Alex   (09.04.12)
The Israeli rhetoric is in sharp contrast to the rest of the world, who don't seem very interested in Iran. Not surprising considering Israel's contempt for International Law with its illegal occupation and settlements. They just might just turn a blind eye to Iran's nuclear activities to teach Israel a lesson in diplomacy, after all, they have nothing to fear from a nuclear Iran.
13. "the time has come to get off his high horse"
Concerned American ,   USA   (09.04.12)
More like the time has come to get off his high PONY. Reminds me of the Clint Eastwood movie quote "A man got to know his limitation" . Bibi is all talk and no ball$.
14. Hope Voting Jews in America are taking notes....
Galut ia ,   Selah   (09.04.12)
Because if Obama gets a second term he has promised the Arab world and Russia that he would get tough with Israel...this current strong arming of Israel is a sample of his intent... Remember Jerusalem will likely be on the negotiating block after November if Obama is re-elected.
15. thank you Obama -#1
Yosef Y. MSc' ,   USA   (09.04.12)
Amen. With a middle name "Hussein" it is becoming increasingly difficult to believe the impartiality of the man currently occupying the White House.
16. If you believe Jay aren't to
Steven Wilson ,   Anchorage, Alaska   (09.04.12)
bright. He wouldn't want to lose that Jewish vote before stabbing the sword in your back with extreme prejudice. I don't believe Obama anymore. He says what he wants you to hear....and what he wants you to hear will get him votes on false promises.
17. Red line mitigate conflict
Benjamin ,   Greenville   (09.04.12)
If Netanyahu puts stock in more American promises/diplomacy then the man is simpleton. Most likely after his upcoming meeting with Obama, Netanyahu will have a press conference on the airport tarmac, wave a paper, and state that he has achieved peace in his life time with Iran. What a friar.
18. Obama didn't say nasty things about Bibi
Steven Wilson ,   Anchorage, Alaska   (09.04.12)
behind his back with the French president either. Obama has your back 100 he winks and he nods laughing to his friends.
19. Clear red line ?
Nora Tel Aviv   (09.04.12)
UN+US+EU = Never clear red line. Netanyahu should be aware of that.
20. Red Line posturing
African Rabbi ,   Zambia   (09.04.12)
Where shall it drawn if its already crossed.
21. Iran has "right to enrich", no WMDs, Democracy in Palestine
Steven Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (09.04.12) is that for a "red line" for both sides, including Israel.
22. In Vain !.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (09.04.12)
I Quote - Netanyahu: Clear red line could mitigate conflict Comment - Not at all ! - Iran will push this to a Confrontation. Arn.Sweden.
23. Apparently Netanyahu has no red lines himself
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (09.04.12)
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