PM: Red line can prevent conflict with Iran
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 16.09.12, 23:00
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1. Obama is weak
marcelo tuchman ,   RIO,BRAZIL   (09.16.12)
Obama is the most weak and naive US president all times. He believed that put Mubarak out will help US,thinks the sanctions will stop Iran. Now he is seeing their diplomats been killed in arab states
2. This allegedly sexy president
Mira ,   Vienna   (09.16.12)
has got nothing right so far, he will not get this problem right either!
3. War monger
foster longstaff ,   cincinnati ohio US   (09.16.12)
Mr. Netanyahu seems to be hell bent on starting WWIII. If he and the Israeli people want the middle east to be a radio-active wasteland, you can do that without our help.
4. Peaceful purposes
jacob ,   Israel   (09.16.12)
If Iran’s nuke program is for peaceful purposes, why are their uranium enrichment facilities buried and reinforced deep underground? Asking this question could end this naive debate once and for all.
5. Destroy Iran's nukes NOW! Red lines won't work.
Chaim ,   Israel   (09.16.12)
Red lines won't work and Netanyahu knows it. Iran has invested too many billions of dollars and years into building nukes. Iran is far too close to success. There is only one solution. Destroy Iran's nukes NOW!
6. How sure?
John the grace ,   Lagos Nigeria   (09.16.12)
I think america and the whole world wants to avoid what happened in iraq. After much ado about w m d and nothing was found at the end. Why is there no unity among jewish cabinet and the people. America is tired of war and even going broke. Israel can fight its war. A nation that has forsaken its God and his laws are now afraid to fight. Go back to your YAWEH and he will eight your war. Take my advice.
7. Red Line
Ray Stuart ,   Zurich/ Israel   (09.16.12)
Israel has every right to defend its self/country with or without USA support ( USA support would be a bonus) BUT Israel are the only nation that has to decide when and where to protect its self against an attack that could see the end of the Jewish / Israeli Nation. So all you people who are saying to Israel Do Not attack to save your country ...YOU COULD BE NEXT !!!!!
8. Netanyahu is right.Period!
Keren ,   IL-BR   (09.16.12)
Any American President ,or any SANE leader from whatever country, will give reason to Netanyahu in this issue. Or that crazy, cheap,ignorant,evil, smith is overthrown from power in Iran, or that nuclear structure must be destroyed.There is not too much options in the horizon,being the second one the more realible for all-Americans and not Americans. Obama would be smarter by giving a hand to overthrow that crazy ass from power than he has been in giving a hand to overthrow men much,much less dangerous in ME.
9. Why dont the Israelis put their money where their mouths are
Ahmed ,   Canada   (09.16.12)
or do they want the Americans to do everything for them as usual?
10. Foster # 3
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (09.16.12)
You can bury your head in the sand and pretend Iran isn't the problem if you want to. If the Israeli people were that stupid the middle east would become a radio-active waste land. They are trying to prevent what Obama doesn't have the guts to do. Israel could use our help but they don't need it. You just stay out of the way and watch what people with guts and brains can do.
11. Obama will do nothing! Destroy
Reuven   (09.16.12)
Iran's genocidal nuke program NOW!
12. Don't need our help, Eaglebeak?
Cameron ,   USA   (09.16.12)
Pardon, son? What Zionist closet have you been sitting in? The rest of us have been observing that usually ridiculously egocentric crew begging & howling for the Yanks to start a full war on their behalf with each passing day. You must excuse our unwillingness to turn the ME on it's head & carry the burden of war while others are expecting to sit on the sidelines. We have seen far too much of that the last no. of years.
13. Ahmed # 9
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (09.16.12)
Be patient Ahmed. Israel does not need anyone to help them kick your butts. It's coming.
14. DO IT, DO IT, DO IT AND DO IT NOW....! tata
15. #12. Bro, you won't escape the fallout
Tom W ,   USA   (09.17.12)
It's perfectly clear that the US is a decaying power that incapable to take on the Russian-Chinese-Iranian axis. In the light of Islamic fanaticism - something we can witness every day - it's certain that an all out war in the M. E. is in the works in the near future. An all encompassing, potentially nuclear war will shatter all your interests - even your oil wells - so dear to the USA. No matter how much you Obamabots try to appease Islam, you still an infidel, a kufar who must submit or else. No amount of sucking up to Allah by Obamao or you, bro, will save the USA from the consequences of the coming war. Bro, contemplate the future, a monolithic Caliphate without Israel, holding all you oil.
16. Blah, blah, blah, blah, booooooooooooom!!!!
17. Israel is putting up w/o deflection and she is right.
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (09.17.12)
18. Meet the Press
Merced Dave ,   Merced, USA   (09.17.12)
The PM did an incredibly bad job of explaining Israel’s position on Meet the Press and undercut his credibility with the American public. On one hand, he says we need to stop Iran from getting the bomb because they are “irrational fanatics” with “suicide bombers all over the place.” On the other hand, they are rational players who will heed red lines if only the US will set them. On “red lines” the PM would not state what Israel’s red lines were, but that Israel was in the “red zone, the last twenty yards.” That is pretty much Obama’s position, that the US will stop Iran from getting the bomb when they get to close to it. Why should the US set red lines limiting their surprise/operational responses when Israel won’t? It really makes it look like Netanyahu is running a con on the US. The real argument is that Iran is a rational player, that giving them a bomb will allow them to intimidate their Arab neighbors, lead to expanded terrorist operations shielded by a nuclear umbrella, and create a Middle East arms race. None of those points were mentioned by the PM. He seemed to be trying to pump up the hysteria instead of making a sober geo-political statement. He really hurt Israel today.
19. Clinton Interference in Israel
Joe Sombrero ,   USA   (09.17.12)
President Clinton sent democratic consultants to help Ehud Barak beat Bibi Netanyahu in 1999.  Also let's not forget uS funding of Leftist NGOs and the rumor some Israeli political parties Have gotten funding from the US.
20. It sounds like yelping ;) ,...
split ,   US   (09.17.12)
21. Sue Rice also said Libyan violencewas SPONTANEOUS
Alan ,   SA   (09.17.12)
She said it wasnt planned.Just because of famous movie the locals rioted Even the Libyan PM said it was carefully planned and orchestrated. We dont yet know exactly what abuse was perpetrated on Ambassador Stevens before and after his death... and why. May his poor soul rest in peace after what those POSs did to him...?????.
22. Israel a laughingstock
imafreeagent ,   Florida   (09.17.12)
This has been going on for years. How many more times will Netanyahu tell us Iran will have nuclear weapons in six months before he stops making a fool of himself?
23. Cameron # 9
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (09.17.12)
Sure, they would like our help but they don't have to rely on it. They did it on their own in 1948 and more than once since then. All the wars we have been in since WW2 have been for either our interests or those in our government who wanted to promote their interests (Haliburton etc.) We have never fought a war for anyone else no matter what the government would have you believe.
24. Red Line with Iran ?
b ,   Haifa Israel   (09.17.12)
Won't happen under Obama's rule - he's in cahoots with them.
25. I but repeat my earlier remark, Eaglebeak
Cameron ,   USA   (09.17.12)
The Israeli call for an American assault falls on exceedingly unwilling ears. Zero enthusiasm for having to jump into yet another sandpile. You know damn well we'll get stuck with the whole mess while others run to the sidelines.......that is a given.
26. No Red Line & No Bus
Mark of Lewiston ,   USA   (09.17.12)
The Red Line has turned into a Red Zone and the goal is to prevent a score. The red line disappeared. And the quote Netanyahu, "There is no bus." So Israel isn't under anything and got thrown nowhere. Romney is gnashing his teeth. Fox News is despondent.
27. The solution to Netanyahu's Iranophobia is simple...
WikiMiki   (09.17.12)
28. #26 Mark of Lewiston
Albrecht Klein ,   Germany   (09.17.12)
Do you think, a nuclear armed Iran is in the very own interests of the USA?
29. Let Netanyahu Fight His Own War
World Citizen ,   the world   (09.17.12)
He should go into Iran with the first wave of special operation troops; him and his children along with thousands of Israel's sons and daughters. Take the armchair generals who post on this site with you too Bibi. Let's see Israel spill a little blood since war seems to be their answer to every so-called problem they have. The USA (and the world) has had its fill of this big mouth's threats and warmongering.
30. Cameron # 25
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (09.17.12)
You are absolutely right that we will be sucked into it. There is no way to avoid it. One way or another sooner or later we will be involved even if we and Israel both do nothing.
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