Sunday, September 29, 2013

Who's Afraid of a Peaceful Iran? Why, Israel, Of Course.

The recent chit-chat between Barack Obama and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, has really ruffled the feathers of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Benny cannot afford to lose his number one supervillain at this point and he doesn't mean to.   That's why he'll be meeting with Obama on Monday to "tell the truth in the face of the sweet talk".


LeDaro said...

John Baird is offended too.

do not trust Iran .

Matthew Day said...

A little early to call Iran peaceful. They are, after all, fielding revolutionary guards in Syria, supplying rockets, cash, and munitions to hizbullah. They are fighting the Kurds in northern Iraq and Syria to keep the supply lines open, and innumerable other sordid bits of nastiness. That said, both Israel, and Canada are alone in the world in scoffing at the enemy to whom they will not speak. We sound kind of sad and lonely repeating last weeks mantra in the face of a new Iran-US dialogue.

Purple library guy said...

Hizbullah, sure--but there's nothing wrong with that. Yes, I know we have an official fiction that Hizbullah is a terrorist organization, but everyone knows they aren't. Arming Hizbullah is actually a very peaceful thing to do--it helps deter Israel from invading Lebanon yet again. They'd do it in ten minutes if they thought they'd win.

As to Iranian soldiers fighting in other countries--shyeah, right, and monkeys might fly out of my butt. If they did any such thing it would be in all the headlines and Tehran would be being bombed as we speak. They may be supporting Syria logistically (and again, things will be more peaceful once the Syrian government wins the war against the terrorist insurgents) but with armed men? I don't buy it for a millisecond.