This thread is a supporting thread to abovetopsecret.com
but is meant to deal with the
Israeli stance on the issue. A recent interview with Benjamin Netanyahu in regards to Canada's cutting of diplomatic relations with Iran is found at
"We have to build a wall, not of silence, but of condemnation and resolve. Canada just put a very big brick in that wall that is necessary for
the peace of the world," he said.
Netanyahu added he is in talks with the U.S. about how further pressure can be applied against Iran, and repeated his recent call for diplomats to
establish "a clear red line" that Tehran cannot cross if war is to be avoided.
It seems clear that Canada's decision will be made as an example to pressure other countries to do the same. Netanyahu appears to be shopping for
powerful nations to draw lines in the sand. If these lines are drawn, and Iran crosses them, any future conflict with Iran will then be justified. For
years Iran has ignored western demands and UN resolutions so the world has a good idea on how far Iran is willing to go. The question is, when the
lines are drawn, do those nations already expect Iran to cross them?
"Iran will not stop unless it sees clear determination by the democratic countries of the world and a clear red line," Netanyahu told CBC's
Wendy Mesley. "I don't think that they see a clear red line, and I think the sooner we establish one, the greater the chances that we won't need
other types of action."
I'm not so sure he believe what he is saying here. He is implying that when everyone sets their boundaries, that Iran will step back. I do not think
that is the case. After decades of sanctions, Iran has learned to fend for themselves. Although I'm sure their economy has suffered as a result, I
don't see Iran turning around and accepting hand outs from western nations in exchange for scraping their nuclear program.
A few other statements he said in the interview were interesting as well. I'll summarize but you'll have to listen to the interview to get the
"Since I took office, I have been saying that Iran is moving systemically towards the development of nuclear weapons. That has been confirmed
every year, every month, every day since I took office."
...um ...ok. Care to share that evidence that is flowing into your office everyday? I've said before, show me the proof they are building those
weapons and the proof they intent to use them and I'll support a preemptive strike. Too bad Julian Assange is busy, maybe he could help get our hands
on the piles of intel they have.
In regards to Harper: "I'm glad he choose to respond as he did. It puts him on the scale of world leaders at the highest level."
I'm not even sure how to respond to that one. If Harper is a 'leader at the highest level', we are all doomed!
Without re-posting the entire article here, there is one more quote I found interesting:
The U.S. military has a less distressed view of Iran than Israel's defence forces, with unclassified portions of the Pentagon's most recent
report to Congress saying Iran's military strategy "remains focused on deterring an attack." However, the report acknowledges Iran is developing
"technical capabilities that could be applied to the production of nuclear weapons" and has ballistic missiles "to target Israel."
So the US believes that Iran is not gearing up for any offensive, which I think is true as well. Ballistic missiles are possessed by 32 countries
) and would be an asset to any military for offensive or defensive measures.
Again just because they have technology that could
be applied to nuclear weapons is not proof.
Iran has already called the move hostile and racist. Israel is praising the move. The result, Canada has just side stepped into the cross hairs.