Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is probably the best propagandist in the Republican Party…but the bar is set pretty low in that category.
He is the kind of contrived yet successful-with-the-dumb-and-easily-scared type of fear monger that we’re so familiar with from the days of the Bush Administration, sprinkling tortured “cute wordplay” throughout the tortured logic of his Terror Talk to coax the ignorant into thinking he’s so clever, we should follow him off a cliff.
“The enemy of my enemy…is my enemy!” So brilliant, only a writer who couldn’t get a job writing in the professional world could have come up with that one.
Like any good propagandist, Netanyahu liberally mixed facts with hypocrisy and shook it up, the Republicans gobbling up his regurgitated fear like anxious baby birds.
His bottom line was that Iran is so close to making a nuclear bomb (which he’s claimed for many years and clearly has been true every time) and they are so untrustworthy and dangerous (yes, that part is true), Israel and the world would be better off without a deal than with one. Even though there isn’t even a finalized deal proposal created yet! So Netanyahu is condemning an agreement that doesn’t fully exist yet. Because he doesn’t need no stinkin’ facts to make up his mind, he just knows that he doesn’t want any agreement at all that isn’t total surrender.
And while this fraud of a politician tries to portray this deal as only between America and Iran, it isn’t. This negotiation is global, between what they call the P5+1 powers and Iran, which includes the US, Russia, China, Britain and France, plus Germany. Of course, the rest of these countries wouldn’t give this propagandist such a stage nor does portraying this as a global negotiation help Netanyahu advance his propaganda that it is just the naive U.S. who wants this deal and needs to be persuaded otherwise…by Netanyahu who’s so much wiser than ignorant American Presidents and Democrats.
Okay, Mr. Prime Minister, let’s take your words and pretend they actually make sense so we can see what you really want.
Iran is a threat to the world, is on the verge of making a nuclear bomb and can’t be allowed to continue. So what’s best for “all of us”, is to not try to negotiate with them to stop them. So the day after a deal is killed, are they still all of the above? And if we decide that we shouldn’t try diplomacy and negotiations to stop them…but they need to be stopped…what one path is left to stop them?
Only war. That’s what Netanyahu’s speech was all about, all his fear mongering and hatefulness towards a negotiated solution. That’s what he’s advocating. Aside from Iran suddenly grovelling at his and the US’ feet and agreeing to all the demands that could be made, the only possible avenue Netanyahu leaves open to stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb is launching a war against them.
And this is what the Republican-celebrated Netanyahu has come to our country, our congress and our national media to beat the drum for. Fuck diplomacy, let’s start a war with Iran.
Ironically, nobody wants Iran to get closer to making a nuclear weapon than Israel’s Prime Minister and current ruling party. That would be the sweetest nectar to them, to be able to point accurately (for the first time) at Iran and say, “Look, they’re about to have a nuclear weapon! Let’s bomb them now!” If Iran isn’t progressing as quickly with a nuclear weapon or even worse for Netanyahu, if an agreement with Iran on halting weapon development was to work, he wouldn’t be able to have the war he craves. So Netanyahu is the biggest fan of Iran nuclear development outside of Iran.
Also ironic is the constant condemnation by Netanyahu and his ilk that Islam is not a religion of peace…coming from those Jewish leaders in Israel who keep trying to use the preservation of Judism as justification for wanting to constantly bomb and kill those they see as their enemies instead of seeking a peaceful solution.
Being the Machiavellian politician that he is, Netanyahu also succeeded in corrupting Israel’s elections by staging this biggest campaign stop in his campaign just two weeks before his election. And John Boehner and the rest of Republicans in Congress acting as part of his campaign team is very sickening. Their exploitation of their position in power, to use OUR Congress to support the re-election of another country’s right wing war monger is a sick corruption and abuse of our nation’s government.
This was an offensive day to those who believe in the sovereignty of the U.S., who believe in diplomacy first and war as a last possible solution and respect for our nation’s government and President. The MSM may be quacking all day about the sideshow of conflict around this speech but the bottom line is that the power and prestige of the U.S. government was perverted today by Republicans to help a warmongering, dishonest politician from another country who is running for re-election, insult our President and win re-election.
And the unspoken but glaring bottom line in the content of Netanyahu’s speech was, “War is always the only answer.” For a country that is still suffering the losses of blood and treasure from the Iraq War that Netanyahu pushed and assured the world would leave the Middle East in better shape…there can be only one reply and it’s by a fellow lying war monger who collaborated with Netanyahu on the Iraq War: