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Journalistic Bulimia

I bet Jeffrey Goldberg got paid a lot of money to puke this into the mainstream media. They flew him into Israel, set him up to interview that psychopathic nutjob Bibi, and he greedily swallowed everything Bibi said and wrote it all down so that supposedly smart liberal people in America would pay to read it and pat themselves on the back for being thoughtful and following foreign policy. Tell me something, o wise editors of The Atlantic, why don't you send someone who isn't a lickspittle for Israel next time? Just a thought.

Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran -- Or I Will

In an interview conducted shortly before he was sworn in today as prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu laid down a challenge for Barack Obama. The American president, he said, must stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons—and quickly—or an imperiled Israel may be forced to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities itself. [Does the American president report to Bibi?]

“The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu told me. [Bibi sets our national priorities evidently.] He said the Iranian nuclear challenge represents a “hinge of history” and added that “Western civilization” will have failed if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons. [Ohh. Drama.]

In unusually blunt language, [Actually, there's absolutely nothing unusual about it.] Netanyahu said of the Iranian leadership, “You don’t want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs. When the wide-eyed believer gets hold of the reins of power and the weapons of mass death, then the entire world should start worrying, and that is what is happening in Iran.”

Pure projection. Israelis are the "messianic apocalyptic cult" controlling undisclosed nuclear weapons, the weapons of mass death. Will Jeffrey notice? Let's see what he writes next....
History teaches Jews that threats against their collective existence should be taken seriously, and, if possible, preempted, he suggested. [And surely Jeffrey agrees!] In recent years, the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has regularly called for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” and the supreme Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, this month called Israel a “cancerous tumor.”[And no, Jeffrey has never heard or read anything to debunk these scandalous claims, like this.]

Netanyahu also said that Iran threatens many other countries apart from Israel, and so his mission over the next several months is to convince the world of the broad danger posed by Iran. [And Jeffrey is there to help!] One of his chief security advisers, Moshe Ya’alon, told me that a nuclear Iran could mean the end of American influence in the Middle East. “This is an existential threat for Israel, but it will be a blow for American interests, especially on the energy front. Who will dominate the oil in the region—Washington or Tehran?” [Is that a threat or a promise?]
And it goes on and on like this. Bibi says of Iran:
“Since the dawn of the nuclear age, we have not had a fanatic regime that might put its zealotry above its self-interest. People say that they’ll behave like any other nuclear power. Can you take the risk? Can you assume that?”


“You see a country that glorifies blood and death, including its own self-immolation.”
These statements go unchallenged. Projection? What is that?
Neither Netanyahu nor his principal military advisers would suggest a deadline for American progress on the Iran nuclear program, though one aide said pointedly that Israeli time lines are now drawn in months, “not years.” These same military advisers told me that they believe Iran’s defenses remain penetrable, and that Israel would not necessarily need American approval to launch an attack. “The problem is not military capability, the problem is whether you have the stomach, the political will, to take action,” one of his advisers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told me.
Why do Bibi and his military advisors think they are in a position to "suggest a deadline for American progress" on Iran's nuclear program? Oh that's because they are!!! But it's rude to notice, and anti-semitic besides, so Jeffrey helpfully didn't notice, because Jeffrey in all likelihood puts Israel's interests above America's interests, too, and he's certainly no anti-semite or self-hating Jew. So you see, there's nothing wrong with Bibi's statements whatsoever. Some people find them very tasty.


Sis said…
"History teaches Jews that threats against their collective existence should be taken seriously, and, if possible, preempted.."

Hmmm. Here's the problem - always the victem. If they studied history, they would see why their existance is threatened.

Such an odd "race". With so many choices, I don't know what God was thinking.....
A. Peasant said…
Perhaps the chosen ones aren't as smart as they're cracked up to be.
Greg Bacon said…
Does the American president report to Bibi?

That's one of those rhetorical questions, right?

I agree with "Bibi" that we shouldn't have a messy cult, led by some apocalyptic madman who's has control of 2-300 nukes and a very robust bio-chem warfare program.

This fanatical regime regularly invades its neighbors and is engaged in a ethnic cleansing campaign against its indigenous people.

They've threatened to nuke the entire world, in a sort of a radioactive hissy fit.

They have subs with nuclear tipped cruise missiles, that can strike at America in a hellua lot less time than that 45 minutes they accused Saddam of.

They spy on the US on a regular basis and had a hand in bringing down the WTC towers.

So, Bubba Obama, when are we going to "Shock and Awe" Israel back to reality?

Jeffery G. is another one of those Chickenhawks who cheered lustily for the Iraq war, while manning the computer keyboard while stationed with the AEI Think Tank.

I don't know what God was thinking.....

See what happens when you don't clean out the septic tank?

It overflows and all sorts of weird shit happens.
Sis said…
Hey, maybe it was this raw fecal manure that caused the desert to bloom and diverted desperately needed water from the natives! Let's just hope this shit's biodegradable, Greg, lest we be stuck with the stench for another 2000 years.
malcontent said…
Much like pederasts who were, more often than not, sexually abused as children, you have to compartmentalize all your emotions when considering how to remove threats like these. That is, threats like the current Israel. Rapists need to be put in a cage at minimum.

Hume's Ghost is talking about Israel also today.
Sis said…
malcontent said…
Aw shit. Looks like I stole a literary device from Billo the Clown. He compared G20 protestors to Internet pedophiles last night
MarcLord said…
Another think on the Israel thing you hardly ever hear about is that they're about out of water. The BTC pipeline was supposed to not only bring oil, but a companion pipe from Ceyhan would be alongside to bring water. Turkey's muslim election has messed with that. Yet another factor they have to go insane over.
A. Peasant said…
So many things to be batshit about, so little time...
Sis said…
You'll hear plenty about water rights when it comes time to swap back Palestinian land in the West Bank. Much of the land was taken because of aquafiers. This is also the issue w/ Golan Heights. It's all about the water up there (you don't see anyone fighting over Negev land).

Ironically, a lot of the land grabs during the reign of David were about water resources, too. We can't have the choosen ones with parched Palates now, can we?

Surely God meant for them to have it and not the Arabs, who are from the desert and are probably like camels anyway and not in need of more than a few drops daily - which could easily be supplied by the UN through the Egyptian border.

If the Wailing Wall had a deepwell underfoot, they'd toss their Talmud and blow that wall to bits to get at the water.
malcontent said…
Heaven knows the Israeli's and the Palestinian's would never want an economic tie that binds them together.

Well at least half of that equation is certain.
Sis said…
The problem with seeds is, they are so damn small, if you grab a handful and throw them in a pot, you just can't figure out which is which - tomato, pepper, Ishmael, Isaac - they all look the same.
A. Peasant said…
aha, but as in the parable, when the plants are grown and the wheat is ripe, the farmer will easily discern the weeds and pull them out and burn them. he lets them all grow together until the harvest, and then hi-YA.