Thursday, September 24, 2009
Extra! Extra!! Bibi Finds His BZ!! Tells World They Must Confront Terrorists and Dictators, Stop 9th Century Fanatics From Getting Nuclear Bombs
I often complain that Bibi talks a good game but can't bring himself to making the hard decisions when push comes to shove.
Today, it was good that he talks a good game.
With his beautifully constructed English, he took apart "I'm-a-nutjob"--the PM of Iran. He clarified that there is no room on the world stage for a crazy man like the PM of Iran, and how those countries who chose to listen to his speech "have no shame." See the Youtube of that moment here.
He made a clear connection between the terrorism in Gaza and the funding and technical assistance of Iran.
He made clear that the UN report about the Gaza war was completely upside down, stressing that, if the UN had been in existance, they would have "hauled out Roosevelt and Churchill" and charged them with "human rights" violations for fighting back against the Nazis.
It was a well done speech where, it was clear, Bibi had once again located his BZ.
But, as we all know, when it comes to actually doing the right thing, Bibi had better have a video of his own speech playing round-the-clock in his office.
I doubt he will do more than bluster before bowing his head, once again, Obama and giving up Israel's rights over its own land and people.
Netanyahu slams UN, challenges it to confront Iran
By Haaretz Service
In a dramatic address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran poses a threat to the peace of the world and that it is incumbent on the world body to prevent the Islamic Republic to obtain nuclear weapons.
In response to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's claims about the Holocaust, Netanyahu began his speech by lambasting those who did not walk out on the controversial leader during his speech on Wednesday.
The premier also took aim at Ahmadinejad's litany of statements casting doubt on the Holocaust.
"Is this protocol a lie?" Netanyahu said as he brandished the minutes of the Wansee Conference, in which Nazi officials planned the Final Solution.
The prime minister also held up the architectural blueprints of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps that bear the signature of Hitler's deputy, Heinrich Himmler.
Netanyahu praised world diplomats who walked out of Ahmadinejad's fiery speech to the UN on Wednesday, though he used the speech to assail those who remained seated.
"Do those who listened to Ahmadinejad speech have no shame, no decency," the premier said.
Netanyahu warned against the dangers posed by Iran, imploring the West to confront the Islamic Republic's "religious fanaticism."
"The struggle against Iran pits civilization against barbarism," Netanyahu told the UN. "This Iranian regime is fueled by extreme fundamentalism."
The premier challenged the world body to prevent Iran from acquiring weapons of mass destruction. Israel and the Western powers believe Iran's nuclear program is of a military nature, a charge the Iranians deny.
Netanyahu said the progress made in the postwar 20th century could be undone if Iran is permitted to build atomic weapons.
"History could be reversed if primitive fanaticism acquires deadly weapons," the premier told the UN. "The jury is still out on the United Nations, and the signs aren`t encouraging."
The prime minister also assailed the Goldstone Commission Report which accused Israel of committing war crimes during Operation Cast Lead, the three-week offensive against the Hamas-led Gaza Strip.
"Rather than condemn terrorism, some at the UN are condemning its victims," Netanyahu said. "It is not easy to fight terrorists firing from schools and mosques."
The premier said Israel has gone to "extraordinary" lengths to advance peace in the region, including the unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
"The Gaza disengagement was very painful for Israel," the prime minister said. "Israel withdrew from Gaza because we believed it would achieve peace."
Netanyahu took the UN to task for "remaining silent" while Gaza gunmen launched Qassam rockets at Israeli towns and communities in the western Negev.