Thursday, February 26, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu and Stephen Harper's Iran Bomb Problem
Well I'm sure you remember the day that Benjamin Netanyahu turned up at the United Nations with a crude cartoon bomb to claim that Iran could have a nuclear weapon within months.
And managed to scare most of the world AND the Road Runner...
And I'm sure you also remember how Stephen Harper used that speech to declare Iran a state sponsor of terrorism, and close down our embassy in Tehran.
But now it turns out that Benny was stretching or bombing the truth or just lying.
Binyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document.
In a secret report shared with South Africa a few weeks later, Israel’s intelligence agency concluded that Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”.
And if you thought the Cons might feel sorry about going along with Netanyahu's inflated claim.
New Democratic Party foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar is urging the unwaveringly pro-Israel Harper government to acknowledge that assertions made in 2012 by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the threat of an imminent Iranian nuclear bomb were inflated and inaccurate.
Well you'd be wrong.
When asked whether the Canadian government would acknowledge the Netanyahu inaccuracy, press secretary Johanna Quinney sent an emailed statement reading: “Iran has an appalling human rights record, is a state sponsor of terrorism, and has long held nuclear ambitions. Iran has repeatedly called for the destruction of our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel. Canada believes every diplomatic measure should be taken to ensure Iran never obtains nuclear weapons. So long as the regime continues to threaten international peace and security, our sanctions will remain in full force.”
Because as you know Steve and Benny are joined at the hip...
And he loves Benny almost as much as he loves the Jewish vote.
But unfortunately for both men, Netanyahu is heading for a historic confrontation with Obama over the same issue.
A row between the US and Benjamin Netanyahu has deepened, with the Israeli leader accusing America and others of "giving up" on trying to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.
And has not only lost what remains of his credibility, he is also in danger of losing the next Israeli election.
He's running from the voters AND his wife.
Likud leaders fear that a recording of an embarrassing conversation including the prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, will leak to the media ahead of the election.
An angry Sara Netanyahu is cited extolling her husband’s virtues: “The man took the entire State of Israel on his shoulders, he sends troops to battle, acts with extraordinary political wisdom, he’s read tons of books, he understands economics, he understands security, he’s got university degrees ... He knows how to talk to world leaders…
And should he lose the election, the only "world leader" who will still talk to him will be his buddy Steve...
Which is at it should be, for they do resemble each other.
They are both Cons and war criminals.
And with a little luck, they'll both go down together...
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