Netanyahu: Only ‘credible’ military threat led by U.S. can stop nuclear Iran

The following was sent through by General (Ret) James David who is mentioned on the cover of the third edition of former Republican Congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book about the power/influence of the pro-Israel lobby (AIPAC and similar) on the US political system and media. No surprise that Netanyahu wants even more Americans to die/get horribly wounded for Israel like he did before the Iraq war got underway. Still remember him on American media saying how the US Army could take down Saddam before the Iraq invasion got underway in accordance with the ‘A Clean Break’ agenda via http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak of course!:
 
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:33 PM
From: James David
 
 What else is new with Netanyahu?  The Israelis couldn’t exist without war.  Israel wants another war with Lebanon and with Gaza but neither is cooperating.  I’m sure Netanyahu will convince the U.S. to attack Iran.  After all, the U.S. Congress drops to its knees when he makes a visit.  We have an Israeli occupied U.S. government and unless we stop this passionate attachment to Israel we face disaster.
 
Published 20:51 11.01.11 Latest update 20:51 11.01.11

Netanyahu: Only ‘credible’ military threat led by U.S. can stop nuclear Iran

Premier tells foreign correspondents that such a threat is necessary but need not be used once in place.

By News Agencies

Only the convincing threat of military action headed by the United States will persuade Iran to drop plans to build an atomic bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

Speaking to foreign journalists, he said that although the latest round of international sanctions were hurting Iran, they would not be enough to force a u-turn on nuclear weapons.

Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Photo by: Emil Salman

“You have to ratchet up the pressure and … I don’t think that this pressure will be sufficient to have this regime change course without a credible military option that is put before them by the international community led by the United States,” he said.

The West believes that Iran aims to use its uranium enrichment program to build atomic weapons. Tehran denies this.

Both Israel and the United States have said all options remain on the table, but many analysts believe the threat of military intervention has receded amid signs that Iran’s contested nuclear program is suffering from sabotage, sanctions and technical glitches.

Israel’s outgoing spy chief told reporters last week that he did not believe Iran would be able to build a nuclear bomb before 2015 and counseled against any pre-emptive military strikes.

A political source said Netanyahu was very unhappy with the departing Mossad director Meir Dagan for airing his views in public and the prime minister shrugged off his comments on Tuesday.

“I think that intelligence estimates are exactly that, they are estimates. They range from best case to worst case possibilities … so I think there is room for some differing assessments,” he said.

He told reporters the world had finally realized the danger posed by a nuclear-armed Iran and praised the latest round of United Nations-led sanctions for taking its toll on Tehran.

“There is no question that all these things have caused hardship but they have not in any way altered Iran’s determination to pursue its nuclear program. They are determined to move ahead despite every difficulty, every obstacle, every setback, to create nuclear weapons.”

Netanyahu also bemoaned the influence Iran exerted on the whole Middle East, suggesting it was a potential impediment to any peace deal between Israel and its northern neighbor, Syria.

“There is a very strong relationship between Syria and Iran and I don’t see any clear willingness on the part of Syria to break that relationship. That is another consideration whether things can actually move forward,” he said.
 

 

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