Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Israelis shrug at Netanyahu's urgent warnings on Iran
ChristianScienceMonitor ^

Posted on 09/25/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT by chessplayer

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has relentlessly warned that Iran poses an imminent nuclear threat, but most Israelis are sanguine, believing it won't happen or that Israel can handle it.

Yes, Iran is a dangerous regime, most say. But even as some get new gas masks and repair their bomb shelters, more than half say they think Mr. Netanyahu's statements about launching an Israeli strike on Iran are a bluff intended to pressure the US to do the job instead.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bluffing; iran; israel; waronterror

1 posted on 09/25/2012 5:47:11 PM PDT by chessplayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

These will be the people who will board the railcar when told they need to ‘relocate’ for safety.
Pay attention to what happens in Jordan. These are dangerous times.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 5:49:51 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: griswold3

Wondering about the bluff part, though. If Israel had the forces to destroy Iran’s nuke program, I think Netanyahu would have ordered an attack by now. If they even had the forces to just set it back/slow it down, I thing Netanyahu would have ordered an attack by now. I’m starting to think he wants the U.S. to take the bullet and do it.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 6:09:28 PM PDT by chessplayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: griswold3

These are probably the offspring of those who thought Hitler wouldn’t hurt them, or Stalin loved the Jews. Blind wishful people, afraid to see the truth,


4 posted on 09/25/2012 6:41:59 PM PDT by tillacum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

My liberal frienda think that Iran’s nuclear ambitions can be curtailed by cyber attacks. Perhaps, the recent cyber attacks on BOA are retaliation? I, myself, do not have any proof one way or the other.


5 posted on 09/25/2012 6:48:53 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

This article sure throws around the word “most” a lot. I am not so sure of its accuracy.

This isn’t what I am hearing from that part of the world.

Anyone have any insight to the facts?


6 posted on 09/25/2012 7:30:46 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Most thinking people shrug at the Christian Science Monitor — it’s now just another judeophobic hate sheet. Thanks chessplayer.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 8:01:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

The people in Warsaw probably said the same thing.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 8:16:28 PM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Thought that we had gone past the point of no return. Or at least were very close to that point. Once the point of no return is reached, Israeli has to kill all Iranians. Annihilation of Persia. The alternative would be to wait a few months for the annihilation of Israel, which is what the Iranian President just claimed Iran intends to attempt. In fact, he stated such at the UN, to the World’s leaders.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 12:10:51 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Venturer; chessplayer

This article is unadulterated HORSESH*T.

The IDF has had at least 2 snap drills in the last 14 days, people are stocking up.

And the CSM has been licking jihadi butt almost as long as they have licked the kremlin’s.

“The people in Warsaw probably said the same thing.”

The Jewish underground in Warsaw fought the germans LONGER THAN THE PARISIANS DID.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 12:21:23 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: chessplayer

Sorry, anytime I hear the words “some think” or “many say” or “most are concerned” or other such vagueries, my BS meter goes off.

These are usually just strawmen so the author can spout their own agenda under the cover of “reporting” what others think or say.


11 posted on 09/28/2012 12:25:49 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: P.O.E.
Sorry, anytime I hear the words “some think” or “many say” or “most are concerned” or other such vagueries, my BS meter goes off.

These are usually just strawmen so the author can spout their own agenda under the cover of “reporting” what others think or say.


Ditto. Now if we could find out who the author is.
12 posted on 09/28/2012 12:50:19 AM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: PA Engineer

Whether good, bad, or indifferent, I just think it’s poor reportage.

I’m tempted to say they should show some data on how they came up with the “most” adjective, such as a poll. But even those can be manipulated.


13 posted on 09/28/2012 7:46:15 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: tillacum

Netanyahu is an American-style politician. He talks tough, but in his first term he surrendered Hebron to terrorists and freed Muslim Brotherhood’s Sheik Yassin who then promptly founded Hamas. He surrounds himself with other American-style politicians. No wonder closer observers yawn.


14 posted on 09/28/2012 7:57:16 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson