BiBi: Believe It Or Not

The Neocon world has awaited for the revelations that BiBi has promised about Iran and its nuke program…..and we finally have his assessment….and we foreign policy wonks were not disappointed….we got his time tried diatribe about Iran….

Benjamin Netanyahu went on Israeli TV Monday night and issued a blunt accusation against the nation he sees as an arch-nemesis: “Iran lied,” he declared. “Big time.” Netanyahu said Israel had obtained a “half ton” of documents proving that Iran had been trying to develop nuclear weapons, something it has long denied, reports the AP. Netanyahu further asserted that Iran sought to cover up the weapons program before signing a 2015 deal with the international community. “Iran is brazenly lying when it said it never had a nuclear weapons program,” said the Israeli prime minister. His office billed it as a bombshell development, though Tom DiChristopher of CNBC writes that Netanyahu’s presentation “largely rehashed what the world long ago accepted: That Iran sought to develop nuclear weapons.”

Still, the timing is significant, given that President Trump must decide by May 12 whether to continue to go along with the 2015 deal or reimpose sanctions, reports the Guardian. The newspaper notes that Netanyahu spoke to Trump by phone over the weekend and met in person with new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday. “We’ve shared this material with the United States and the United States can vouch for its authenticity,” Netanyahu said on Monday. Iran did not immediately respond to the claims, but its foreign minister tweeted before the presentation that Netanyahu is “the boy who can’t stop crying wolf” in regard to accusations about Iran. Netanyahu said Israel had obtained 55,000 documents and 183 CDs from the “nuclear archives” of Iran.

This should sit well with the likes of Trump, Bolton and Pompeo…..but is his accusations true?

The same re-packaged lies for the last 20 years.

Well let’s see what Mossad and the CIA have to say about it……

Israel’s intelligence services agree with American intelligence assessments that there is not enough proof to determine whether Iran is building a nuclear bomb, according to a report published Sunday in the New York Times.

The report further quoted one former senior American intelligence official who states that the Mossad “does not disagree with the U.S. on the weapons program,” adding that there is “not a lot of dispute between the U.S. and Israeli intelligence communities on the facts.”

According to the New York Times, the extent of the evidence the spy agencies have collected is unclear since most of their findings are classified. However, intelligence officials say they have been throwing everything they have at the Iranian program

(Haaretz)

Intel comes from two sources……Kurds in Iraq that go between the two countries and the M.E.K. a groupm of Iranian dissidents…..

Tired old pics as proof….like I said BiBi does not disappoint when Iran is involved.

That aside the question is….can Pres. Trump abandon this agreement?

To answer this I give you an article on this point…..

President Donald Trump has repeatedly voiced his belief that the Iran nuclear deal is flawed and if it is not amended to cure those flaws, the United States should abandon it. On January 12th of this year, he informed the American public that his administration is working with “key European allies” to reach a “new supplemental agreement that would impose new multilateral sanctions if Iran develops or tests long-range missiles, thwarts inspections, or makes progress toward a nuclear weapon.”

As a political document, there is no legal prohibition on the president from withdrawing from the plan of action. The president has given his negotiators until May 12th to reach that agreement; the date upon which he is next required under Section 1245(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, codified at 22 U.S.C. § 8513a, to decide whether to renew the waiver of certain sanctions targeting the financial sector of Iran.

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/middle-east/can-trump-legally-withdraw-iran-deal

I hope that helped in the understanding……

This is more about an accord signed by Obama than an actual threat…..if the same had occurred with North Korea then that situation would be on a different tact altogether.

Bully Of The Sandbox

The sandbox referenced in this post is the Middle East and the bully is Israel.

For decades Israel has been threatening Iran and most times with the media present he employs visual aids…..the drawing of a bomb to represent the Iranian nuke program and most recently the visual aid was a piece of a alleged Iranian drone shot down over Israeli airspace.  And BiBi did what he always does…threatens Iran……

“Israel will not allow Iran’s regime to put the noose of terror around our neck,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. “We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act, if necessary, not only against Iranian proxies that are attacking us but against Iran itself.” Netanyahu alleged Iran is attempting to “colonize” Syria, which is located between the two countries. As he spoke, he waved a piece of an Iranian drone recently downed on Israeli land. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif labeled the remarks “a cartoonish circus which does not even deserve a response.”

BiBi is threatening Lebanon, Iran, Syria and god know who else….

Israel lost a jet fighter not long ago and of course it was Iran that brought it down……

Personally, BiBi is a bully and all talk….yes they have been a force to be feared in the past….like I said in the past…..I do not think Israel will go to war with anyone……

It was not easy to trust the news reports that Syrian air-defence missiles targeted an Israeli F16-fighter jet and downed it in response to Israel shooting down an Iranian drone that, according to the Israelis, had entered their airspace. This happened, though, and a wide-scale war in the region was seen as inevitable, but neither Israel nor its main ally, the United States, are interested in such a conflict.

According to Israel, its response was the “largest and most significant strike in Syria since 1982.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be trying to de-escalate the tension and avoid going into battle, in both his actions and remarks; so did the US. “Our policy is clear,” Netanyahu claimed. “Israel will defend itself against any aggression and any attempt to violate its sovereignty.” Although he took advantage of the sympathy generated by the incidents, all he did was order a strike similar to dozens that Israel has carried out in the past, which he knows very well do not prompt more than a few hollow comments from the Syrians and their Iranian allies.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180212-israel-will-never-go-to-war-with-syria-or-iran/#.WoNS0TGn5j4.twitter

Yes Israel has had several cross border ops but they have the US to hide behind…..

Closing Thought–13Jul17

Twin Brothers From Different Mothers.

Birds of Feather….Corrupt Together……

The Trump/Netanyahu Bromance…….

Since he, Trump, came to office and the promise to move the Israeli capital there has been a bromance brewing between BiBi and the Donald…..

But recent news show that BiBi is just as under scrutiny as Trump with his corruption within the government……

Six suspects, including close associates of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been detained on allegations of bribery, tax evasion, fraud offenses and money laundering according to Haaretz.

Police questioned the six early this morning regarding the potentially fraudulent purchase of naval vessels from Germany. The proposed deal involved German company ThyssenKrupp selling Israel three submarines, worth a total of $1.5 billion.

Among the suspects is Netanyahu’s personal lawyer and cousin, David Shimron, who is accused of influencing the billion-dollar deals in favour of the German shipbuilder which he represented in Israel.

Another is Avriel Bar-Yosef, a former deputy head of the National Security Council, who was accused in 2016 of accepting bribes in exchange for promoting German interests in the development of Israel’s gas fields.

Source: 6 senior Israeli officials detained in fraud case – Middle East Monitor

Does any of that sound a bit familiar?

Common ground for a bromance.

I love this stuff!

Enough for today….my brain is done for now…it needs coffee and food….see you guys tomorrow….chuq

BiBi: Call His Bluff!

I need to apologize for my lax reporting on international situations….but I have finally got my hands on the Bin Laden documents and I have been pouring over them looking for stuff…..

Plus the media has been laser focused on a woman’s lawsuit for naked pics, and some women in Texas that was stopping traffic by being nude and finally some driver gets pulled over because there is a small tree embedded in the radiator of a car….now those are news! (sarcasm in case you missed it)……

While on break I was reading some news and one event that had me up thinking was BiBi’s failure to come to the AIPAC meeting this year….

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced today that he will not be making a visit to Washington DC later this month to attend the AIPAC annual conference, and by extension is also refusing a proposed White House visit with President Obama.

White House officials expressed outrage at the news that Netanyahu was not only declining their invitation, but hadn’t declined to them personally, saying they first heard about it in the Israeli press, along with false claims from Israeli officials that there was no possible time to schedule the meeting with Obama.

Israeli officials insisted that the cancellation was because of the proximity to US primary elections, though no primary elections are scheduled for the duration of the planned visit. This  was seen as another slight to the White House, referencing Obama’s refusal to meet Netanyahu last year in the lead-up to the Israeli elections.

This is a class act, the PM of Israel, if he wants to play a game then I say give him a game.

I have an idea (it will never see the light of day….but what the Hell)……

Just for being a d/bag all arms shipments are suspended……and then inform the Saudis, who have become butt buddies with BiBi, that any attempt to be a middle man for Israel will result in sanctions and a suspension of ALL military aid.  Send word to Israeli government that all settlements must halt or any American company doing business in Israel will be sanctioned and fined.  Then meet with Palestinian reps to talk about the recognition that they richly deserve (I know this part will be tricky because no one knows for sure who reps who)…… meet with EU partners and work up a plan for dealing with the escalating violence on the West Bank.  Finally, give American companies willing to rebuild Gaza a tax incentive (to be determined later)……inform UN that the US will NO longer work as a surrogate for Israel….all dual citizenship holders will be told to pick one over the other…dual Israeli citizenship will NO longer be recognized.

How’s that for a plan?

Now my question is….does the US have the cajones to call Israel’s bluff?

But could it really be the BiBi is just pouting?

he White House is exploring the possibility of supporting a UN Security Council resolution that would set the principles for a permanent Israeli-Palestinian agreement. The resolution would be brought to a vote before the end of U.S. President Barack Obama‘s term in office, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

American support for a UN Security Council resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian issue

Some of Obama’s advisers, as well as senior officials at the State Department in Washington, believe that the American president’s legacy on the Israeli-Palestinian issue should be a Security Council resolution that would determine principles for the end of the conflict.

Such a resolution would replace the Security Council’s Resolution 242 from 1967 and Resolution 338 from 1973. It would serve as a new source of authority for the peace process, secure and preserve the two-state solution, and make it clear to the Israelis and Palestinians what concessions they would have to make if they one day decide to renew the peace process.

BiBi, A Lying Racist Douche

By now most of my readers know that I think that Israel’s PM, Netanyahu, is a prick and will lie his ass off to get his way…….you will also notice that I do enjoy popping the balloon of morons that try to use history to make a point….especially when they are LYING!

Good old BiBi has lied about so many things but his best has been his prediction of the nuke possibility of Iran…..his predictions have been from 6 months to 5 years…..and he has been saying this in various forms for about 20 years…….so far he has been WRONG!

I thought I had heard all his bullshit after years of following his rantings…..but I was mistaken….you see recently he uttered one of the dumbest things a Jew has ever uttered……of course he had to bring up the Holocaust and a past leader of the Palestinian homeland……Here’s what Netanyahu said:

My grandfather came to this land in 1920 and he landed in Jaffa, and very shortly after he landed he went to the immigration office in Jaffa. And a few months later it was burned down by marauders. These attackers, Arab attackers, murdered several Jews, including our celebrated writer Brenner.

And this attack and other attacks on the Jewish community in 1920, 1921, 1929, were instigated by a call of the Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was later sought for war crimes in the Nuremberg trials because he had a central role in fomenting the final solution. He flew to Berlin. Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, “If you expel them, they’ll all come here.” “So what should I do with them?” he asked. He said, “Burn them.”

I mean this toad has lied for years but this goes a bit beyond the pail……does this have anything to do with the problems that BiBi and his lackeys are having with the Palestinians?

Let’s hear it again!

Adding fuel to the ever-present Israeli-Palestinian flame, Benjamin Netanyahu is now accusing a Palestinian of “inspiring the Holocaust.” While speaking to the World Zionist Congress about Palestinians’ alleged use of holy sites to commit violent acts against Jews, the Israeli PM said Hitler wanted to expel rather than exterminate the Jews in 1941. But the Palestinian grand mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, “went to Hitler and said, ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come (to Palestine),'” Netanyahu said, per the Guardian. He added when Hitler asked what he should do with them instead, the mufti said, “Burn them.” Netanyahu has since been hit with a barrage from the West Bank and beyond. Historians slam his comments as inaccurate—one goes as far as to call him a Holocaust denier, per the New York Times—and Israel’s opposition leader says they minimize the horrific event.

“It is a sad day in history when the leader of the Israeli government hates his neighbor so much so that he is willing to absolve the most notorious war criminal in history,” a Palestinian peace negotiator adds. “I didn’t mean to absolve Hitler of responsibility, but to show that the father of the Palestinian nation wanted to destroy Jews,” Netanyahu later clarified. He “was a war criminal and encouraged Hitler to exterminate European Jewry.” Though a few historians support his stance, most reject it, per the Guardian. Husseini was a supporter of Hitler and did meet with him, but only after the Final Solution began, says one. “You cannot say that it was the mufti who gave Hitler the idea to kill or burn Jews. It’s not true,” she says. Ten Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks over the last month, along with 46 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire.

After WW1 during the Balfour Declaration, the Arab population initially was pleased with the outcome….they thought that Jews returning to Palestine would give an economic boost to the region….

Onto the Mufti and his allegiance with Hitler……

The Mufti did meet Hitler, once, but their 95-minute conversation took place on 28 November 1941. Husseini used it to try to secure the Führer’s support for Arab independence, as historian Philip Mattar explains in his book The Mufti of Jerusalem.

Check out the date…..1941…..if my memory does not fail me….Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf, had been published for more than 10 years by this time…..

But do not take my word for it…..

Source: Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict | Middle East Research and Information Project

I appreciate it when history is used to explain a present day situation….but I detest when mental midgets try to re-write history to suit their narrative…..some thing BiBi has been doing for decades.

I just wish that people would cease taking these people at their word…..he is lying to manipulate…….and at least one world leader stepped up to call BiBi on his racist BS……

Germany has been forced to clarify its role in the Holocaust after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed a Palestinian convinced Hitler to kill Jews, Reuters reports. “All Germans know the history of the murderous race mania of the Nazis that led to the break with civilization that was the Holocaust,” a government spokesperson said Wednesday. “This is taught in German schools for good reason, it must never be forgotten. And I see no reason to change our view of history in any way. We know that responsibility for this crime against humanity is German and very much our own.” Netanyahu made his comments as he was preparing for a visit to Berlin.

Where is the rest of the world?

 

Fact Check: Netanyahu’s 2015 UNGA Address | IMEU

This week has been a plethora of political posturing and lying……world leaders get to speak to the General Assembly of the United Nations…..everybody gets a turn….it is kinda a big deal for foreign policy geeks like myself……it is so amusing as well as frustrating…..but mostly it is entertainment at its best.

BiBi went before the General Assembly of the UN and made one of his BS speeches……like most of them filled with horse manure and outright lies……

My fave BS line is the one he uses and our trained monkeys of AIPAC, the GOP, used the one term that I hate more than anything……

“Israel the only democracy in the Middle East”……..that my friends is a……..LIE!

Here is a breakdown of BiBi’s UN speech……….point by point……

Source: Fact Check: Netanyahu’s 2015 UNGA Address | IMEU

Netanyahu Doesn’t Care About Iran Getting the Bomb | Al Jazeera America

This will most likely not be my last post on the Iran nuke deal…..why?  Everything that can be said ….hasn’t.

But if someone wants to debate on the value of the deal………… please at least know what the deal is…….emotional ramblings is NOT a basis of opposition.  I have posted several posts on the deal and any information you need can be found on IST……holding a grudge for 36 years is not an adequate reason for opposition.

I will revisit this subject if there is a major development that I feel needs to be addressed…….but for now……fascinating……..READ ON!

By now the whole world knows that Israel and especially the  PM BiBi is dead set against the new agreement between Iran and the P5+1……..

He has been predicting that Iran would have a bomb in as little as  6 months to the high end, 5 years……and that has been the case for two decades….Iran will have a bomb…(insert time frame)…….

But could there be more to his predictions and opposition?

 

Netanyahu Doesn’t Care About Iran Getting the Bomb | Al Jazeera America.

BiBi: Predictable Little Toad

Yes the d/bag won his little election…..and he said somethings that will make the world reconsider their feelings about him….I said that once he conned the Israeli people that he would back track everything negative that he said and that he would use the American media to try and weasel out of his BS……..

With polls showing him in trouble on the eve of Israel’s election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disavowed his support for a two-state solution with Palestinians and immediately reversed his political fortunes. With his victory less than two days old, he has already backtracked, reports the Jerusalem Post. “I haven’t changed my policy,” he tells Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC in an interview that airs this evening, as quoted in the New York Times. “I don’t want a one-state solution. I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution, but for that, circumstances have to change.” Netanyahu says his comments before the election—in answer to a question, he said there would be no two-state solution under his watch—were more a reflection of how things had changed on the Palestinian side in recent years.

“I was talking about what is achievable and what is not achievable,” he said. “We have to have real negotiations with people who are committed to peace.” Critics had accused him of pandering to right-wing voters to avoid defeat. In the MSNBC interview, Netanyahu also denied that his last-minute video warning supporters that Arabs were voting “in droves” was an attempt to whip up anti-Palestinian sentiment, reports CNN. “I wasn’t trying to suppress the vote,” he said. “I was calling on our voters to come out.” The original two-state comment in particular had irritated the White House, which warned it was re-evaluating its relations with Israel.

Glad to see this demented toad is so predictable…..MSNBC should be ashamed of being used by Israel as their American PR firm…….I really thought it would be Morning Joe but Mitchell was just as feasible since she is a big Israel supporter, especially on air…..her credibility has dropped over the years…

The US will re-evaluate……seriously?  We all know where that will go….now don’t we?

Netanyahu and the Crumbling Israeli Lobby | The American Conservative

Yep….once again I found a piece written by a conservative that I found to be insightful and well written…(hint:  not a Tea Party member)……yesterday BiBi gave a brilliant performance, according to the trolls we have serving in Congress, he hit all the same high points he has been hitting since 1992….none of which has happened but I guess if you keep lying for long enough some of it will eventually come true……

The truth is that BiBi does NOT speak for the powerful Jewish Lobby in this country…..he is doing more damage to the relationship than good…..

 

Netanyahu and the Crumbling Israeli Lobby | The American Conservative.

BiBi’s Big Congressional Speech

Today is the big day….Israel”s PM will mount (use the term and you may take it any way you prefer) the podium for his big speech……that all the world will be on bended knees waiting for his approval……

I was diligently going to watch the speech and then do a post in analysis……….

I can save you and me some time….for I got a great cartoon on Twitter that will be his speech……

 

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