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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bibi, A Beacon of Clarity on the Hill

He came through.

Why is it that a foreigner is the only politician in Washington who makes sense on the Middle East and on the threats posed by radical Sunni Islam and radical Shia Islam?

Israeli PM Netanyahu delivered a powerful call to the American Congress to reject Obama's phony deal with Iran.

As the PM rightly noted,
Iran’s regime is not merely a Jewish problem, any more than the Nazi regime was merely a Jewish problem. The 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis were but a fraction of the 60 million people killed in World War II. So, too, Iran’s regime poses a grave threat, not only to Israel, but also the peace of the entire world. To understand just how dangerous Iran would be with nuclear weapons, we must fully understand the nature of the regime. <...>
I’m standing here in Washington, D.C. and the difference is so stark. America’s founding document promises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Iran’s founding document pledges death, tyranny, and the pursuit of jihad. And as states are collapsing across the Middle East, Iran is charging into the void to do just that. <...> 
Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire. 
In this deadly game of thrones, there’s no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don’t share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone.

So when it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy.

The difference is that ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube, whereas Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs. We must always remember — I’ll say it one more time — the greatest dangers facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons. To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle, but lose the war. We can’t let that happen. 
But that, my friends, is exactly what could happen, if the deal now being negotiated is accepted by Iran. That deal will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. It would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons, lots of them. <...> 
True, certain restrictions would be imposed on Iran’s nuclear program and Iran’s adherence to those restrictions would be supervised by international inspectors. But here’s the problem. You see, inspectors document violations; they don’t stop them.
<...>

The second major concession creates an even greater danger that Iran could get to the bomb by keeping the deal. Because virtually all the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program will automatically expire in about a decade. 
Now, a decade may seem like a long time in political life, but it’s the blink of an eye in the life of a nation. It’s a blink of an eye in the life of our children. We all have a responsibility to consider what will happen when Iran’s nuclear capabilities are virtually unrestricted and all the sanctions will have been lifted. Iran would then be free to build a huge nuclear capacity that could product many, many nuclear bombs. 
Iran’s Supreme Leader says that openly. He says, Iran plans to have 190,000 centrifuges, not 6,000 or even the 19,000 that Iran has today, but 10 times that amount — 190,000 centrifuges enriching uranium. With this massive capacity, Iran could make the fuel for an entire nuclear arsenal and this in a matter of weeks, once it makes that decision.
In other words, the PM is telling Obama, in a backhanded sort of way, that the President's labeling of ISIS as the JV is correct. The problem is that Obama is incompetent and unable to deal with the JV Team, and is yielding completely the field to the Varsity Team. In addition, of course, the Obama Team is guaranteeing the Teheran Team that Iran will eventually get nukes, but "gradually" and in a "non-frightening" sort of manner.

The ball is with Congress and the American people. We have to say to "No" to the Obama-Kerry sell-out. If we don't, then I believe Israel will say "No" in a much different way.

44 comments:

  1. To say the ball is with Congress offers no hope, whatsoever. Congress does not heed the voices of those who elected them. And why should they? We keep sending the same dunderheads back to Washington.

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  2. Boehner and McConnell sold out on amnesty. I think they are supportive of Israel, I hope. Notice the restrictions are for only 10 years? Two years of cover for Obama's remaining time and then eight years for Hillary (or whoever the Dem will be). That way, neither of them can say Iran got the bomb during their watch.

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    1. Under Islamic legal tradition, muslim states are permitted to sign peace treaties with the kufr (non-muslim states), but only for a maximum of ten years - and only if they are currently in a position of weakness. After this ten year treaty, hostilities must resume against the kufr. If at any time during this treaty the islamic state finds itself in a period of strength, then it is theologically free to unilaterally abrogate this treaty and resume hostilities.

      So, this ten year period of agreement is probably more driven by the theocratic Iran instead of the Obama administration, but it is likely significantly supported because the short-term views of this government.

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    2. The 10-year sharia-compliant clause was the first thing I noticed about this bad deal.

      Leftists think that every treaty is good and every war is bad.

      I agree with Bibi: No deal with Iran is better than a bad deal with Iran.

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  3. It's a massive call and I don't think a lightweight team like Obama & co are up to it. I don't think any leaders of the so-called free world are at present, which is why there is a serious risk the free world won't stay that way much longer.

    Also there is precious little appetite for objective clear thinking among the populations of the same so-called free world.

    Netanyahu is understandably deeply worried and trying to enlist the help of the global policeman - I don't see any good endings.

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  4. Last night Mark Levin said that Netanyahu is now the leader of the free world.

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  5. As I watched and listened to Bibi, the camera panned the audience during the many standing ovations. Pelosi's face was vividly contorted and she was fiercely arguing with someone behind her. Many of the attendees faces looked like they belonged in the reunion of a malpractice plastic surgery class action suit. I have never seen such a gaggle of oddballs--- a strange collection of plastic looking, stretched, shiny, goony looking people! Have extraterrestrials taken over DC? Bibi's speech was a magnificent boulder compared to obama's unsightly fractured shards. I have great respect for Netanyahu, no respect whatsover for obola. God Bless Bibi. God Save Israel and the US of A!!!

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    1. The demented posturings of Pelosium 210 et al after the speech were as pathetic as they were illogical.

      I heard bipartisan ovations the like of which the President has never and will never receive.

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    2. paul vincent zecchinoMarch 9, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      Pelosium 210. Magnificent. Thanks for that gem.

      For any who are confused by the appearance of these freaks, recommend a viewing of Terry Gilliam's 1980s film, "Brazil".

      It's all there, a depressing, funny, prophetic movie infested with plastigoop faces.

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  6. The juxtaposition of Netanyahu's vision with Obama's is stark and frightening, by which I mean I am stunned and disappointed in what a shallow thinker Obama has turned out to be. To say he has sold out to the Muslim Brotherhood is glib and facile, even though it is true. He has done so much more to damage America than just sell out. And still there are remnants of his party who speak of him as if he were the Messiah. We've come a long way, baby, and we are not in a pretty place now.

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    1. Please read The Betrayal Papers — Part III of V at Gates of Vienna to see how far the MB infiltration -- and welcome -- have metastasized.

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  7. One of the best speeches by an American style leader I have heard in a long time. BiBi spoke truth in the face of timidity, clarity in the face of treachery, and maybe put some spine into the spineless. Among Democrats there seems to be a melt down. Now a days, it seems to take so little to cause them a melt down. I wonder why.

    Since Mr. Boehner did at least one favor to America with this invite, maybe he can soothe many Democrats feelings by inviting someone more their style....a Castro brother, or Daniel Ortega...somebody to get the old time religion flowing. For sure Obama would be there with all smiles and giggles and ready to jump from his chair with glee and a quick "selfie". An invite like that would be in the spirit of "bipartisanship".

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  8. Have to say Diplomad Sir, I think I coulda stopped reading after I got through your first clause of the second sentence;

    "Why is it that a foreigner is the only politician in Washington who makes sense ..."

    Arkie

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    1. Might we hope that this clear-sighted foreigner could help expose the foreigner in the White House? Surely, Israeli intelligence has info that could help oust the sleeper cell ruining the USA.

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    2. Won't happen. Too late after 6 years.

      The Democrats and their MSM comrades would excoriate him for interfering or whatever. And the Republican leadership doesn't have the balls to do anything with such an expose even if true. And the Supreme court has already punted. That leaves nobody interested at this late date.

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  9. Obviously, Iran with the nuke is a horror show, but i am just as worried about the Saudis and and Egypt acquiring the capability in response to that eventuality. Eventually a nutty fanatic will get operational control, mark my words.

    Imagine a mushroom cloud in charleston harbor or san diego. Honestly i think the USA should produce an ultimatum. If not met, airstrikes and ground forces with the ground forces staying just long enough to round up scientists and complete destruction of weapons program. Roll out with warning that will come back if any nonsense occurs. The model would be china with Vietnam, Nation building is for the birds.

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  10. Given the choice between an attack on the 5th (The full Moon) and the 20th (A new Moon with an eclipse) I submit Netanyahu will opt for the latter, being that it is also a Friday, three days after his re-election. I don't think there can be any dispute that Israel will defend itself, it is now a matter of when.

    In his speech to AIPAC, he said this:

    "In 1981, under the leadership of Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Israel destroyed the nuclear reactor at Osirak. The United States criticized Israel and suspended arms transfers for three months. (...) I mention them to make a point. Despite occasional disagreements, the friendship between America and Israel grew stronger and stronger, decade after decade."
    http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Full-text-of-PM-Netanyahus-speech-to-AIPAC-392701

    I think this was left out of the Congressional speech purposely. Israel never acknowledges these things. So there must have been a point to mentioning it at AIPAC.

    Also, late in George Bush's presidency there was an attack on an Iranian reactor in Syria. Today that area is controlled by ISIS.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Orchard
    http://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Operation_Orchard&params=35_42_28_N_39_50_01_E_region:IQ_type:landmark

    I think that is worth noting.

    ~M.

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  11. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=obama%EE%80%81v%EE%80%80bibi%20%20images&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=obama%EE%80%81v%EE%80%80bibi%20images&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&id=6FCCCCE4A89810950CE181ED3DCDAD40857B9F58&selectedIndex=0

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  12. Well, we survived Mao Zedong's China getting The Bomb--and Mao was a certifiably bonkers as any of the Mad Mullahs of Teheran.

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    1. And N korea, but still, i think the nuts emanating from the MEast are MORE crazy than any of the asiatics (i include russia here). They don't have the end-times ideology. I'm telling you; this is a historical pivot. Millions will die.

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    2. As Sting's song posited, the reason MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) doctrine worked is that the Russians loved their children too, and so did the Chinese. When you encourage your children to become Shahid suicide bombers for the promise of a better afterlife than the current, then MAD isn't so much of a threat than a promise of heaven for the devout muslim.

      In a society or a country without a belief in a life after this one, staying alive, and keeping your children alive is important. If you believe that the afterlife is immeasurably more important and desirable than this current life - if you are killed while fighting the non-believers, then the threat of being killed and having your children killed is not threat but a reward. This is why Islamic states armed with nuclear weapons becomes a huge threat to the rest of the world.

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    3. Anony sting, you are right dead center on the ultimate problem. Adding on to your correct remark, is the fact that a number of mullahs and other such crazies totally accept the concept of an Armageddon of elimination of many millions of muslims and all others too, becoming atoms, they reason that it doesn't matter, as it will speed up the arrival of the ultimate caliph--the 12th imam.

      That's the core of the problem, the top leaders, the so called "clerics", look forward to speeding up the arrival of that infamous imaginary 12th frocked or tunic'd mad man mahdi. Many of influence or control, believe wholly in that concept!

      Things are fluid, and mad when you see this: http://www.barenakedislam.com/2015/03/04/are-you-sitting-down-editor-in-chief-of-major-arabic-news-outlet-al-arabiya-is-demanding-that-obama-listen-to-israeli-pm-benjamin-netanyahu/

      Particularly, it seems, the shia leaders of iran, go for this concept of the speeding up of the Mahdi....
      Jack

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    4. BackofanenvelopeMarch 6, 2015 at 5:51 AM

      Perhaps you haven't noticed; there aren't any any exploding imans or ayotollahs. The only one I can recall was during an Arab squabble in Gaza. MAD will work fine. I expect the Israelis have already circulated a little list.

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    5. I hope you are right BOAE. But i would rather be sure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Arkhipov

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  13. Someone should remind the Obamites that Israel is only the Little Satan. America is the Great Satan. The Iranians may go after Israel first, but they will surely reach America or Americans as well.

    Davod

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  14. "A Beacon of Clarity"
    And like any bright light, the Rats and Roaches scurried for cover when he turned it on.

    Your title, as usual, is spot on Sir.

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  15. That was the most eloquent declaration of war, ever.

    The media missed it. You have been warned.

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  16. Ok, a question for Dip's readers: can Israel survive an attack against Iran? I'm not asking if Israel would be counter-attacked and beaten, I'm asking would Israel be able to withstand the wave of world opprobrium that would sweep over them if they go ahead and launch against Iran without US support and cover? It seems to me the world is pretty universally against Israel right now, but imagine the reaction if they launch a nuclear attack against Iran. I'm betting Israel strategists are pondering that right now.

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    1. If they win, yeah they survive. Pusillanimity cuts both ways. Who is going do anything? They don't need nukes- just bunker busters

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    2. Yes, they can do the job with bunker busters. But the Iranians have figured this out and have scattered bunkers and processing facilities all over the country. So they need a bunch of bunker busters delivered to a bunch of sites. Given the fact that Israel has a long distance to fly and will need to refuel at least once just to get to the nearest targets, the complexity increases significantly. All of this makes deniability (like they had with Osirak) more difficult. Without any deniability at all, they up the ante on world condemnation and the possibility of trade embargoes. Although I have to admit the embargoes on South Africa were more like sieves than barriers and that would be even more the case with Israel. The USA would probably be the only country to observe trade embargoes with Israel. Go figure.

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    3. Israel's attack would not be nuclear. It would be with conventional 'bunker busters.' Any nuclear/radioactive issues would be due to the materials on site and would be localized to just that area. In addition you have the dynamic that Iran is Persian. While the Arab nations may kick up a small fuss (at the UN) over attacking a fellow Islamic Nation, in the back channels they will be thanking Israel for doing what they know needed doing, but where unable to do themselves.
      Israel has hit nuclear production sites twice before (and these were in Arab-Muslim Nations). Their is no reason to believe doing a third strike would change anyone's opinion of them.

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    4. depends on whether it increases prices at the pump.
      a short, sharp increase would be a boon to people who want to feel they're contributing by talking about buying a non-gasoline car.
      settling price after a bit would be the best option, because then people don't have to keep thinking about it for too long or actually do something.
      Remember.. this is post-patriotic America.. it's about: "what the government could be doing for us."... with the hard-earned taxes of the parents and children of the 'get out the vote' generation.

      - reader #1482

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    5. A bird can fall from the sky and it will affect the price at the pump. Most of these short price increases (and decreases) being blamed on XXX happening in the Middle East is really just option traders hyping a story line to make a fast profit.
      We have major civil wars spreading throughout the region and oil was dropping like a stone (thanks to increased output in the US/Canada).

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  17. See Jack's link above (March 4, 2015 at 11:39 PM) and I'd just add as Dip has plainly stated (months, maybe a couple years ago) paraphrasing, "The Saudis and the Israelis are such uncompromising enemies that it's strange they always wind up being on the same side."

    And Kelly J immediately above is right too. Remember,

    http://hashmonean.com/2006/07/22/special-delivery-please-israel-requests-iran-busters/

    And, the "ground-game" has been pretty well laid some time ago. (Some may say "odd bedfellows" but that's just the way things are when your very existence is the stakes:

    "Putin's Visit and Israeli-Russian Relations is republished with permission of Stratfor."

    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2012/02/29/russia-provides-israel-with-code-to-crack-tor-m-1-air-defense-system-it-provided-to-iran/

    Arkie



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    1. Appears my first link doesn't get from A to B. The search terms should be, without the quotes

      "USAF delivers small diameter GBUs to Israel"

      The munition specifically being GBU-28s capable of being dropped by either F-15s or 16s. As I recall, delivered aboard five C-17s.

      Ark

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  18. To change the subject, Mr. Amselem, would you be good enough to explain to the readership what Shrillary Shroooo's use of her private email account for official business entails? I was at State just before e-mail started to become obiquitous, but this shenanigan by Mrs. LiesCriesAlibis seems to further evidence of her utter incompetence as SecState, and the certainty that her presidency would be a disaster.

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    1. In the beginning of Obama's presidency, we were told he was addicted to his Blackberry and was having trouble converting to something that could be archived. That story faded from the media's memory. I suspect Hillary (Peace Be Upon Her Ankles) figured he got away with it, so can I.

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    2. The major implication that people are not seeing is that this wasn't just a Hotmail account or something ridiculous (with all of the security issues that entails). This was set up with the servers (where your emails go to be forever stored) on a private network at her house. A situation where anything damning or criminal could be easily (with zero knowledge by anyone outside of her tech guru) disposed of by wiping/destroying the server itself.
      Add to the equation her use of a coded address (HDR22@) to mask who the actual sender is....
      Suffice to say She went on a tirade over Republicans using standard Google/Hotmail/Yahoo accounts...this is much more duplicitous.

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  19. http://formerspook.blogspot.com/2015/03/hillarys-e-mail-problem.html

    Arkie

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  20. And, keep an eye here:

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/

    Ark

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    1. I'm not sure when spinning an event became some sort of big problem... I thought this is done all the time... yeah.. people have claimed credit for the attack, but in the first couple of days, there hasn't really been must investigation, so PR personnel are kind of at liberty to make up stories of unicorns and spontaneous protests, no?

      - reader #1482

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    2. Yes of course #1482 but unicorns (at least) are hard to hide efficiently ...

      http://andstillipersist.com/2015/03/curiouser-and-curiouser/

      http://diplopundit.net/2015/03/06/rabbit-hole-news-state-depts-private-email-usage-policy-plus-attn-stateoig-firecracker-coming-your-way/

      ______________

      Apologies for not hotlinking

      Arkie

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  21. Robert of OttawaMarch 6, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Regarding Clinton's use of her own e-mail server @Clinton.com for official business would have been noticed by anyone who e-mailed her wouldn't you? Even Obomber, or didn't he write any e-mails.

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  22. Robert of OttawaMarch 6, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Regarding Clinton's use of her own e-mail server @Clinton.com for official business, you'd think it would have been noticed by anyone who e-mailed her wouldn't you? Even Obomber, or didn't he write any e-mails.

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