Lieberman comes out against Iran's 'charm offensive'
Moran Azulay
Published: 29.09.13, 09:28
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1. I also remember reading (yday?) that Bibi asked
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (09.29.13)
all government officials and admins to keep their mouths shut before he made his UN speech. I can understand Lieberman is ambitious but this is not the time.
2. "KGB agent", "bouncer", "war mongerer" slurs in 3, 2, 1...
Tahl   (09.29.13)
Of course, it is a lot easier to discredit a man by means of personal attacks, than to actually give a well-reasoned counter-argument.
3. Netanyahu: Iran is one step away from a nuclear bomb
CJK   (09.29.13)
Netanyahu will lay it out clearly how the various parts of the nuclear weapons program are coming together to produce a nuclear armed iran. behind the smiles the pleasantries, of the two master manipulators, there is a deadly serious threat of an iran with a dual track for nuclear bombs, one plutonium, and one uranium. and then there are the other parts: the nuclear warhead, forged of uranium metal shaped into a sphere, the ballistic missile on which the warhead will be put, and the experiments with implosion devices, nuclear triggers, high speed cameras. the amount of highly enriched uranium is sufficient for one bomb at present. iran cannot be allowed to go any further. to the contrary, iran must be forced to dismantle its entire nuclear weapons program or face the consequences of a military strike.
4. The world is trying to find a solution through diplomacy
And again all Israel wants is another war. Enough of the warmonger attitude already!!! Will Israel wet learn the word diplomacy???
6. Arabs say one thing in English another in Arabic, we too
tom ,   tel aviv   (09.29.13)
have Avigdor for internal consumption and Netanyahu for the real deal (unfortunately). Just like in classic Greek tragedy everything is known beforehand but nothing can be changed along the inevitable road to disaster. Makes one become a fatalist and that's a great pity!
7. Call the Iranian bluff
LR ,   Afula, Israel   (09.29.13)
I agree with Lieberman, as he usually speaks unsavory truths. I would say to Bibi ... that he simply suggests to the non-Muslim world that they emphatically demand an explanation by the fundamentalist Iranian regime as to their belief in world subjugation to Islam. Call their bluff and expose their true intentions.
8. #1 Barbara
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (09.29.13)
Lieberman is not in the government, he is twiddling his thumbs before the start of his fraud trial
9. #3 CJK
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (09.29.13)
Why would Iran risk sanctions and a military attack. When they could pay North Korea in oil for an off the shelf nuclear weapons capability. As Saudi Arabia paid China for an off the shelf nuclear capacity with their Long March Missiles.
10. Iran
George   (09.29.13)
I am sure when he talks about Iran's nuclear capacity e will mention Israel's capacity at the same time so the world can decide if either country should have nuclear weapons.
11. Lieberman and Charm
Michael ,   Haifa   (09.29.13)
Lieberman wouldn't know what Charm is even if it were pushed into his face. But when it comes to "charm offensive deceit" Lieberman has the expertise to recognize the deceit part.
12. # 8 Speaking of trials..
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (09.29.13)
How're Mubarak and Morsi doing? Lieberman wont see jail. He'll be a hero.
13. # 9 If you wait long enough..
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (09.29.13)
both N. Korea and Iran will find themselves starving to death, have massive unemployment, ( quite a bit now ) and, when there's not enough people to 'defend' the regime, they will fall. Easy to 'win' over starvation, famine, and a people not strong enough to sit up and drink water.
14. Lieberman does not go far enough
Norbus ,   JERUSALEM   (09.29.13)
Biological , Chemical , Nuclear , Fundamental Islam , all weapons of mass destruction. Man can control or limit the effect of the first three evil weapons .. The fourth is out of control , with no known antidotes, yet powerful support from the likes of Obama Zawahiri and Khamenei If no cure can be found very soon, the fourth and most virulent WMD will destroy Islam on the way to destroying civilisation as we now know it
15. US no longer deserves the title of world peace keeper. Will
Adi ,   Zurich   (09.29.13)
US no longer deserves the title of world peace keeper. Will Obama go and retire in Iran or Saudi.
16. Avigdor is one of the few honest speak'g politicians in west
Adi ,   Zurich   (09.29.13)
Avigdor is one of the few honest speaking politicians in world
17. Lovin' me some Lieberman! Great defense.
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (09.29.13)
Lieberman is consistently right on the mark! He knows from the past no good comes from Iran. Iran's aim is to not only secure nuclear weapons but, use them to attack Israel to "Wipe Israel off the map." So far, Lieberman is the voice in the wilderness, ( you should pardon the irony ) crying foul and pointing directly at the supposed 'charm offense' by a new PR man for a psychotic nation, Iran, whose head Mullah is one sick angry old man, hell bent on making true his threats of, "Death to Israel" "Death to America." The race for time is the real issue for Iran, will this stalling process again fool the west long enough to finish what they've begun or, will Israel do what she must even if alone to guarantee Iran can never realize her dreams of domination over not only Israel but, the west including first, America?
18. # 9 If you wait long enough..
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (09.29.13)
both N. Korea and Iran will find themselves starving to death, have massive unemployment, ( quite a bit now ) and, when there's not enough people to 'defend' the regime, they will fall. Easy to 'win' over starvation, famine, and a people not strong enough to sit up and drink water.
19. It takes one to know one.
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (09.29.13)
20. Israel is a civilized nation
Andrew ,   San Diego CA   (09.29.13)
To compare Israel to Iran is like comparing right and wrong, Israel does not threaten to destroy any nation, Iran has repeatedly threatend Israel and their goal is to convert the world to Islam. So yes to Israeli nukes and no to Iranian nukes.
21. Lieberman is 100% right ! Irans nuke
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (09.29.13)
program MUST NOW be taken out by FORCE ! IRANS TIME IS UP...
22. Last year, Bibi made clear the consequences
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (09.29.13)
for Iran, to continue with it's NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST PROJECT... ***NOW*** is the time for holding account... N E V E R A G A I N..................................
23. #3 CJK
Ivor Evenbiggergun   (09.29.13)
Unlike Israel which already has more nuclear warheads than France and the United Kingdom combined
24. Taqiyya + 12th Imam
marco ,   pardes hana, israel   (09.29.13)
Just look up Taqiyya on the internet and you will see how clear this all is. The Iranians have no intention of telling the truth behind their lies. And don't forget to look up about the 12th Imam at the same time to get a total picture of the whole story. WAKE UP WESTERN WORLD!!!
25. Israel is the last country to lecture the world on deceit
Anonymous ,   TX, USA   (09.29.13)
Iran could be indeed trying to deceive the world with sweet words. But it takes one to know one. Israel used the same deceitful ways, and built their nuclear bombs in secret. Israel still hasn't signed the UN non proliferation treaty nor has they put their Nuclear program under UN supervision. The world will deal with Iran, Israel is last to lecture the world on this issue
26. #23 Ivor
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (09.29.13)
Israel is not run by the religion of peace which Iran is, and France and the United Kingdom could be in the future. It's a fact you shouldn't overlook.
27. @ 20 - Israel never threatened to nuke Hah.
anonymous ,   TX, USA   (09.29.13)
Why do you think Irak never responded to Israel attack on the Iraki reactor. Why didn't Tunisia respond to Israeli Air Raid on it's capital. Why did Syria never responded to Israeli destruction of their nuclear reactor building. They surely had to capacity to retaliate against Israel. But Israel made sure to relay to each one of them :"if you retaliate against us we will nuke you".
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