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FM responds to recent reports that Netanyahu is trying to gain cabinet support to attack Iran, says international community must prove its resolve against the regime in Tehran.
Mark Glenn's note:
Allow me the honor of translating this here for you, fellow earthlings–
“Yes, Israel is the cause of all instability in the world right now, given our control of the economies, governments and militaries of the West, BUT WE CAN’T SAY THAT, NOW CAN WE??? No, instead of laying the blame at OUR doorstep where it rightfully belongs, we have to find a scapegoat, just as we do in our backwards, tribal religion, where an innocent animal is slaughtered in order to atone for our sins…Furthermore, just in case you were not able to read between the lines, stupid Goyim, what we are REALLY saying here is that if you don’t get off your collective ass and get this war with Iran started, we are going to start blowing your Gentile cities up one by one and then blame it on Muslims, as we have in so many other instances.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday that Iran poses the largest, most dangerous threat to the current world order, adding that Israel expects that the international community will step up efforts to act against it.
Speaking to Israel Radio following recent reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minsiter Ehud Barak are pushing the cabinet to support an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites, Lieberman rejected the public discussion on the subject.
“99% of all the reports have no connection to reality,” he told Israel Radio, but added that there is much to be done in regards to the Iranian issue.
“The international community must prove its ability to make decisions and enforce tough sanctions on Iran’s central bank as well as halt the purchasing of oil.”
Haaretz reported on Wednesday that Netanyahu and Barak recently persuaded Lieberman, who previously objected to attacking Iran, to support such a move.
Senior ministers and diplomats said the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report, due to be released on November 8, will have a decisive effect on the decisions Israel will make.
The commotion regarding Iran was sparked by journalist Nahum Barnea’s column in Yedioth Ahronoth last Friday. Barnea’s concerned tone and his editors’ decision to run the column under the main headline (“Atomic Pressure” ) repositioned the debate on Iran from closed rooms to the media’s front pages.
The political scene went haywire as reporters could now ask the prime minister and defense minister whether they in fact, intended to attack Iran in the near future
Western intelligence officials agree that Iran is forging ahead with its nuclear program. Intelligence services now say it will take Iran two or three years to get the bomb once it decides to (it hasn’t made the decision yet ).
According to Western experts’ analyses, an attack on Iran in winter is almost impossible, because the thick clouds would obstruct the Israel Air Force’s performance.