by Stephen Lendman
He said it before Iran's June 14 election. He hasn't changed his mind. More on that below.
Netanyahu reflects Israeli fascism. He's hardline, unstable, unscrupulous and dangerous. He prioritizes conflict and instability.
He deplores peace and diplomacy. Big Lies substitute for truth. Repetition gets people to believe them. Propaganda works that way.
Fear-mongering and misinformation manipulate public sentiment. People are convinced to believe nonexistent threats. In the hands of unprincipled scoundrels, wars follow.
Netanyahu's one of the worst. During his first late 1990s prime ministerial term, he was Israel's most polarizing leader. He exceeded the worst of his predecessors.
He didn't mellow with age. In October, he'll be 64. He's more dangerous than ever. He's a world class thug. He threatens Israelis like others. Why they elected him, they'll have to explain.
He defies them. He gives chutzpah new meaning. He made Israel one of the world's most unequal developed countries. Social justice is targeted for elimination. Wealth and power alone matter.
Israel's a longstanding modern day Sparta. It can mobilize hundreds of thousands of combatants. It can do so in short order. It's equipped with nuclear, chemical, biological, and other state-of-the art weapons. Netanyahu threatens to use them recklessly.
In January, he accused Iran of planning another holocaust. It wants Israel destroyed, he said. He lied. He turned truth on its head. He hyped a nonexistent threat. Israel has none except ones it invents.
Netanyahu's at it again. He doesn't know when to quit. On June 13, he spoke defiantly. He did so at the opening of a new holocaust exhibition. It's called "Shoah." It's at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum's Block 27.
Netanyahu spoke at Poland's government inauguration, saying:
"From here, the place that attest to the desire to destroy us, I, the prime minister of Israel, the state of the Jewish people, say to all the nations of the world: The state of Israel will do whatever is necessary to prevent another Holocaust."
"We must not be complacent in the face of threats of annihilation."
He left no doubt he meant Iran. He did so deceitfully. Iran threatens no one. It hasn't attacked another country in centuries. It risks attack by Israel and/or America. Netanyahu didn't explain.
"We must not bury our heads in the sand or allow others to do the work for us," he said. We will never be helpless again."
"The leaders of the Allies knew about the Holocaust in real time."
"They understood exactly what was happening in the death camps. They were asked to act, they could have acted, and they did not. To us Jews the lesson is clear."
"(E)ven today we hear threats of the destruction of the Jewish people, and the world behaves as usual."
"What has really changed? The hatred of Jews changes form, but it remains - if not (based on) racial superiority, than (on) religious superiority."
"And the world's apathy toward this hatred remains the same. The indecision of the enlightened countries regarding whether to act against extreme regimes that threaten us and the peace of the world is also something that has not changed."
All that's changed "is our ability and determination to act to defend ourselves and prevent another Holocaust."
No threat whatever exists. Netanyahu regurgitates the Big Lie. He does so for political advantage. He does it perhaps as prelude for planned war.
His visit to the site came on the final day of his two-day Poland trip. He and other cabinet ministers met with Polish counterparts. On June 14, he returned home.
He's unfit to serve. He should be impeached and removed. He deplores peace. He's an embarrassment to legitimate governance. Former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin calls him "weak," "wavering," and "unreliable."
He's "possessed" by Iran, he said. His judgment is sorely lacking. He represents "a crisis in leadership here, a crisis of values and total contempt for the public."
He has messianic ambitions. He's-over-the-top and dangerous. He claims if Israel doesn't act, Iran will develop a nuclear bomb. He says it knowing Tehran's plans are peaceful.
Colleagues call him unhinged. They don't trust him. He claims Israel's the most threatened country on earth. It's by 100,000 missiles and rockets. If Syria or Hezbollah get them, Israel's land, sea and air will be threatened, he says.
He claims Syrian S-300 defensive missile systems make Ben-Gurion Airport traffic vulnerable. He's uncompromisingly hardline on Iran. He wants a regional rival eliminated.
On June 14, Iranians voted. Election results "will change nothing," he said. Iran will "be led by one man, one ruler (who) will continue (its) quest for nuclear weapons."
"We won't fool ourselves, (and) the international community shouldn't be tempted into wishful thinking and weaken the pressure on Iran regarding their nuclear program."
"The greater the pressure on Iran the greater the chances of stopping the Iranian nuclear program, which remains the greatest threat to world peace."
America and Israel represent the main threats to world peace. Both nations are nuclear armed and dangerous. Washington claims a unilateral first-strike nuclear policy. So does Israel without saying so.
Netanyahu's finger on Israel's nuclear trigger is worrisome. Colleagues aren't sure how he'll act. Instead of engaging Iran's new president, he's hostile and threatening. He's not alone.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Iran's election changes nothing. He's hardline like Netanyahu. "We are very worried by the advances in the Iranian nuclear project, and worried by what we don't know," he added.
He wants "tougher" world community action on Iran. He wants it diplomatically and politically. He wants clarity "that the military option is on the table."
Haaretz editors reacted to Netanyahu's belligerence. They did so responsibly. His "saber-rattling is not new," they said. It's "aimed at establishing the legitimacy of independent Israeli action in Iran."
"As usual, (his) demagoguery creates a dangerous, distorted equation. (He) ignores the danger that an Israeli attack on Iran would pose to Israel and the entire region."
His confrontational style is "obvious and infuriating. It's hard to demand logic from someone who zeroes in on a remote danger and ignores a clear and present danger."
"It's hard to demand logic from someone who scorns the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, and calls on the Palestinians to return to negotiations as if he were being forced to do so, while at the same time expanding the settlements, distancing himself from the joint declaration recognizing the Palestinians' right to an independent state, and rejecting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as a partner."
"In the absence of any cabinet members capable of anchoring Netanyahu to the ground of political reality, his distorted rhetoric is becoming a policy that could push Israel into the abyss. That is the real threat."
A mass Israeli, American, and global awakening is needed. Netanyahu and Obama are major threats to world peace. Confronting them responsibly is urgently needed. Failure to do so means all bets are off.
On June 14, the House passed HR 1960: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. It includes an amendment assuring "all necessary steps" to ensure Israel's able to "remove existential threats" at a time it has none.
"It is the Sense of the Congress that air refueling tankers and advanced bunker-buster munitions should immediately be transferred to Israel to ensure our democratic ally has an independent capability to remove any existential threat posed by the Iranian nuclear program and defend its vital national interests."
It triples funding (to nearly $300 million) for so-called joint US/Israeli missile defense programs intended mainly for offense. It requires Obama to submit reports to Congress confirming all necessary steps on behalf of Israel were taken.
The amendment is similar to a non-binding May Senate resolution. It urged Obama to provide Israel with "diplomatic, military and economic support" should it be "compelled" to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.
Interviewed by Russia Today, Vladimir Putin said he has no doubt Iran observes international nuclear non-proliferation commitments. No proof suggests otherwise, he added.
"According to the latest IAEA report, Iran has been abiding by the commitments it has taken up. True, there are some outstanding issues but with due patience and friendly attitudes, they can be resolved."
"I have a great respect to Iran and a great interest in it. This is a great country indeed. You don't often hear this attribute mentioned in relation to Iran but this is true."
"This is a country with a great culture, a great history and a great nation. They are very proud of their country, they have their own understanding of their place both in the region and in the world, and that's something you have to respect."
Israel maliciously claims Iran wants Israel wiped off the map. No such threat exists. Israel and America menace Iran, the region and world peace. Urgently addressing what can't be ignored matters most.
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