Netanyahu says "red lines" stop war b...

Netanyahu says "red lines" stop war but do they?

There are 11 comments on the SFGate story from Sep 28, 2012, titled Netanyahu says "red lines" stop war but do they?. In it, SFGate reports that:

In a dramatic gesture, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew a "red line" on a diagram of Iran's nuclear program and called on the world to do the same to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons - a step the Iranians insist they don't intend to take.

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farmer Joe

Aurora, CO

#1 Sep 28, 2012
Nothing will stop our war with Iran except our destroying their theocratic Islamofascist regime. It's been going on for decades. We have a clueless nincompoop in the White House who doesn't know we're at war, but that changes little. The Iranians know they're at war with us and are taking advantage of the idiot in the White House to steal a march on us. All Obama has done is make the war longer and more dangerous. He certainly will not bring us peace.

Elk Grove Village, IL

#2 Sep 28, 2012
If BB would have offered 'white lines' Obpee would be first in the line.

Since: Aug 12

Kagoshima, Japan

#3 Sep 28, 2012
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Is Japanese Puppet

He is a traitor not only of the world but also of Iran.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#4 Sep 28, 2012
A line in the sand IS A LINE. A definitive marker that NOT cross.

Somehow, I believe Israel will BACK UP the "or else" end of the sentence.
voice of peace


#5 Sep 29, 2012
laughingiris wrote:
A line in the sand IS A LINE. A definitive marker that NOT cross.
Somehow, I believe Israel will BACK UP the "or else" end of the sentence.

Iris..what makes you think that if cornered, Israel will not find the way to write the end of the sentence..??

Ancient Egypt
Assyrian Empire
Babylonian Empire
Persian Empire
Greek Empire
Roman Empire
Byzantine Empire
Spanish Empire
Arab League
Egypt, Syria and Jordan
Fundamentalist Islam
Soviet Union

What they have in common those on the above list is that they tried to wipe us out from Earth.

So ....'adversity'.... is not a new and unknown term in our lexicon.

Ali Khamenei has showed ... and is showing now his determination to wipe us out at any cost. Right now his People are going through hardships and misery just for the sacred purpose of throwing the filthy Jews to the Mediterranean sea.

Ali Khamenei means business ... and we all fully understand it.

If Khamenei makes the wrong move on the chess board ... we will have to take him down, together with his copains, the mullahs regime of Terhan.

Trust us. We know who we are up against on this one.

Köln, Germany

#6 Sep 29, 2012
"Netanyahu settled for the thick red marker, which he used to draw a red line on a bomb diagram he brought from home, and tried to explain to the international community where and when to stop Iran before it’s too late.

Netanyahu is, as usual, attentive to his public, catering his UN speech on Thursday to polls at home, which indicate that Israelis are concerned about Iran, but think the U.S. is the one that should take the country on, not Israel. Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have not succeeded in convincing public opinion that the IDF can handle the Iranian threat on its own. The public has spoken: Not now and not alone.

Netanyahu wanted to sound resolute, just like viewers at home love, but without barking up a tree he will have a hard time climbing down from.

Like Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert before him, Netanyahu has also settled for covert operations and calls for help from the international community, which he framed in more severe threats of war and accelerated military preparations.
The result is nil.
Netanyahu dragged himself into an unnecessary public controversy with Obama over the U.S. presidents’ alleged flaccidity on Iran. His goal was apparently to help Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, also failed. Romney is trailing in the polls, and Obama has written off the prime minister’s treats of war as “noise.”

“Progressive liberal politic”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#7 Sep 29, 2012
Israel need to become democratic-neutral country(=not base on nation-religion-racial-obligat ory service) and to join eu-nato, and eu need to become common country.

Only this will save Middle East.

Köln, Germany

#8 Sep 29, 2012
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that his speech at the UN is now "reverberating" around the world, Netanyahu said Friday. Following their meeting, US President Barack Obama expressed solidarity on the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but stopped short of endorsing Netanyahu's red line approach.

Netanyahu said his speech was an attempt to translate the principle of stopping Iran into practice.
"In practice, that means setting red lines on their enrichment process. It's their only discernible and vulnerable part of their nuclear program," Netanyahu said before a breakfast meeting in New York with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Netanyahu reiterated what he said in his speech, that he believes Iran will "back off" if red lines are set.

Köln, Germany

#9 Sep 29, 2012
"There is a lot of similarity between myths and cartoons. Both mix fact and fiction. Both exaggerate facts to fit the fiction and to evoke emotional response. So both create a caricature of truth, a picture that is oversimplified, schematized, and therefore easier to grasp and respond to.

But some myths, like some cartoons, are higher quality than others. A good myth or cartoon tells something important about the society that produces it. It has some complexity, some subtlety, something than an interpreter can sink his or her intellectual and emotional teeth into, even if it’s only to reject the myth.

The stories that Barack Obama, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and the latest report from Israel’s Foreign Ministry tell about Iran’s nuclear program have some of the qualities of a good myth. Even if they are ultimately built on fictions, they have at least a bit of nuance and complexity. There’s something there you can push back against.

Netanyahu’s cartoonish tale, on the other hand, is about as simplistic as it gets: absolutely easy to understand in a moment, even for those who barely made it out of kindergarten. That, I conclude with no pleasure but with serious sorrow, is a large part of the reason it made such big news. "


Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#10 Sep 29, 2012
Israel has no right to srike first, and Americans should not support a first strike. I support Israel, but Netanyahu is a warmongering fool.

Tel Aviv, Israel

#11 Sep 29, 2012
"Israel has no right to srike first"
Well, if it was your life, and your country at stake, you wouldn't say that.
One nuclear bomb, only one, that's what it takes to destroy Israel. A country should know when to protect itself, and Iran who publicly calls for the destruction of Israel, should be stopped before Israel will face total annihilation.

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