Will Netanyahu attack Iran?
Haaretz / Aluf Benn
01-Apr-2009 (35 comments)

"I promise that if I am elected, Iran will not acquire nuclear arms, and this implies everything necessary to carry this out," Benjamin Netanyahu said before the elections. In other speeches Netanyahu described Iran's nuclear program as "an existential threat for Israel," and warned that it risked a second Holocaust. Does his return as prime minister necessarily bring Israel nearer to war with Iran? In political circles the view is that yes, Netanyahu as prime minister brings Israel closer to war with Iran. Politicians in touch with Netanyahu say he has already made up his mind to destroy Iran's nuclear installations

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Mehdi Mazloom

capt_ayhab - Let clarify things, again, & again

by Mehdi Mazloom on

Rape: My good man, I am sure you have heard the word "groupies". Here is the definition:

A groupie is a person who seeks sexual and/or emotional intimacy with a celebrity or other authority figure. "Groupie" is derived from group in reference to a musical group, but now has more general application.

There is no doubte that kazav loved sex. After all, he was born in Iran, and got his "start", and "Inspirations" from the Mullah inspired country.

Had you seen the video of woman (who accused him of rape) walking the street, it is easy to see the lolita in her. Trust me, you and I also would want to "visit" her for a round or two.

It is very well plausible that, this (and others) in his office where trying to use her sex appeal, with hope of getting better working conditions, or other personal favors from the head of the organization. There is no news about it.

I have followed this issue on the Israeli TV & print. The most important and poignant question every one asks. If this woman is such a modest lady whom respect herself, why did she wait 10 years or more to go public with her rape. Why didn't she quit the job then and there. Why didn't she go to the police and, at least lodge a formal complain?.

many agree with the premise that, Sex he had with her. Rape? most likely NO. Many believe that she is just a tool by political opponents to bring th guy down at the height of his career.

But again, let the courts decide on this soup opera.



by capt_ayhab on

[So what if the president dipped his bol bol in a beautiful and sexy aid. Or another one dipped his fingers in the jar?. It is all in a
works day isn't it?

So are you telling me that RAPE in your democratic freedom loving country is acceptable?

Dipping the doodool in a willing jar of is honey fine with everyone, but this guy is charged eith rape. Is having sex with a girl who is willing and RAPE same to you? I guess all of your leaders are used to raping women, since they have gotten lot of experience with defenseless Arab girls when they were in IDF ha?


hell of deal dude. ;-)



Do something

by capt_ayhab on

Mehdi Mazloom

Capt_ayhab - I am (still) blashing. (blink, blink)

by Mehdi Mazloom on

At least leaders in Israel are being investigated for wrong doing. There deeds are aired for the public to see. What else do you want from those mazloom-ha.

So what if the president dipped his bol bol in a beautiful and sexy aid. Or another one dipped his fingers in the jar?. It is all in a works day isn't it?

Let see the same linching done among Arab & Islamic countgries.

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

I would certainly agree that most especially in the cases of Sharon and Netanyahu, that they have done nothing positive.

Both sides of this issue have played a huge role in prolonging it and preventing the needed outcome.

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

You speak about Bozo Heezayoyo's rhetoric and hot air as though he is about to press a button and all hell is going to break loose, with IDF jets dropping bombs all over Iran. For someone who claims to be so educated, refined, and intelligent, you're sorely lacking in common sense.

Yet, when Antari-gedah runs his mouth concerning Israel, not a word. Khamenei runs his mouth? Nothing.

The IRI funding Hamas and Hezbollah, essentially attacking by proxy? You condone it, you excuse it, you justify it.

Now, does that make me a genius? Hardly.

It doesn't take a genius to notice a two-faced hypocrite.


Morning Joe

by capt_ayhab on

It certainly looks like more of a criminal mind you are in Israel, better chance of getting elected to rule the country. Just look at the track records of all the Israeli leaders:

Ben Gurion: Member of terrorist group  Haganah, supported by the Irgun and LEHY terrorist groups.

Menahem Begin: Responsible for 30 deliberate attacks on civilians in Beirut. Begin in a letter published in the Israeli press in August 1981 wrote "under the Alignment government, there were regular retaliatory actions against civilian Arab populations; the air force operated against them; the damage was directed against civilians'.

Former UN Ambassador and Foreign Minister Abba Eban wrote in response,
"is of an Israel wantonly inflicting every possible measure of death and anguish on civilian populations in a mood reminiscent of regimes which neither Mr. Begin nor I would dare to mention by name [Nazi].

Ariel Sharon: As head of Unit 101, were characteristically directed against completely innocent civilians in villages that had no known relation to terrorist acts, for example,
Qibya, where 66 civilians were massacred in October 1953 in the first major operation of Sharon's Unit 101.

Tzipi Livini: Daughter of Eitan Livni and Sara Rosenberg, both prominent former Irgun Terrorist Group. members. Her father served as the chief operations officer of the Irgun.

Moshe Katsav: Multiple charges of rape and sexual assault of a number of his employees,  obstruction of justice.

Avigdor Lieberman: Bribery, money laundering and fraud and war crimes.

NetanYabu: Former furniture salesman, charges of fraud and war crimes

Ehud Olmert: Corruption, bribery and war crimes

Ehud Barak: War crimes




Mehdi and kaveh

by IRANdokht on

You guys are geniuses!  Us pathetic nobodies/mullah-loving-losers are speaking of Netanyahu wanting to attack Iran because we have nothing better to do, not because the article says that yabu threatened to do it!

I am so glad we have such smart folks amongst us. you guys should quit whatever your day job is and enter a twist competition because you're getting really good at twisting everything and deriving these conclusions.  



New Israeli goverment is a corrupt regime, Lieberman is already

by Morning Joe (not verified) on

wanted for money laundring, bribes and corruption. Leiberman is the new foreign mininster. //news.yahoo.com/i/721

Natenyahu has been under investigation for corruption for years. It tells me the problem is with Zionism and Jewish population of Israel who elect these criminals as their leaders. In case they attack Iran, Iranians will teach them a lesson they wont forget.

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

If they get off that mantra, then they will have nothing left to distract them from the reality of what the mollahs are doing to Iran.

Mehdi Mazloom

Please, get off that "bombing Iran" mantra

by Mehdi Mazloom on

Once again. Israel will NOT bomb any Iranian nuclear installation. No need to do that. The mullahs themselves are doing by far better job of destroying Iran's economy, cultural, and social fabric of this great ancient country, then anything the Israelis, or the American will ever be able to inflict on Iran.

The question is, with current globalozation and vastness of present information age in which we are living. How long will it take before the Mullh's regime will eventulally implode under its own weight. 


Majority of the Arab and

by whatabout (not verified) on

Majority of the Arab and regional countries, including India, Pakistan and Turkey don't consider Hamas and Hezbollah a terrorist organization, because terrorism is defined to many as those who go beyond their borders where the fight exist to fight. Those organizations are in their own soil fighting against what they perceive as enemy. They are harm civilians, and so does the US or Israeli Army in the region."

It seems that you have bought into your own propaganda and false hubris of the IRI.

Nobody is afraid of Iran's rag tag military or its import of so-called culture of stoning and khomeinist revolution. What these gov'ts are afraid of is sheer agitation and terrorism committed by a fringe group of subversve shia who are not loyal to their country but to the ummah.

Whether these regime are brutal or not should not matter because the IRI is even more violent and oppressive than other so-called US-backed Arab countries.

The non US-backed Islamic Republic puts all those arab countries to shame when it comes to brutality and criminality and they don't represent the legitimate will of the Iranian people either.

You think the muslim world is waiting for the IRI to liberate them from the hands of their brutal dictators. That is not so my friend. You don't understand Sunnis or the Arabs. In fact, you don't understand Islam...

The problem with Islamists like you is not the oppression and brutality of these regimes upon their citizens. Your main beef is with who delivers those acts of cruelty. As long as militant Islamists thugs are in charge of the muslims sheeple every oppression, massacres and violence is perfectly justified according to the Khomeinists/shia ideology.

How convenient, eh?


Iran for Iranians NOT

by whatabout (not verified) on

Iran for Iranians

NOT Islamist-ARABS

Israel and other Arab countreis have been doing a very poor job. They need to intensify their efforts. They need to spend a lot more money just like IRI has done in Lebanon and in Gaza to make those resistance group a real threat to the IRI.

There are no Iranian resistance groups militarily or financially comparable to Hizballah or Hamas near border cities.

It's time for Israel and other Arab countries to return the favor much more efficiently.


Israel will srike because she has no other choice

by Arash Kamangir (not verified) on

The jewish volk has already dealt with a tyran and they will certainly not wait for Iran to strike first. It is about to survive or not to survive for Israel and I will be very surprised if Israel does not attack. Israel would not compromise when it is about its existance.
Israel by the way has shown that it can strike far away from home and Mullahs can slowly wake up to look for hideouts.


What a perfect solution

by KouroshS (not verified) on


What about those who will be the vitims of these well and carefully funded attacks? hint: your own people. And yet you are trying to prevent "stupid" attacks?
Both attacks on nuclear facilities and suicide bombings destroys innocent people, so where is the smart part in your alternative plan? You'd rather see ruined lives than strengtening IRI? Just a question.



by capt_ayhab on

Churchill once said, and I am paraphrasing: Our demise will come when we underestimate our enemy.

So is the case of the everyone who underestimates Akhunds. At the expense of being called this and that, just look at the history of past 30 years. There is nothing, absolutely nothing that these Akhunds are incapable of. We have seen it in their crushing of internal and external opposition. We have seen them in using [human wave] in war with Iraq, and we have seen them in genocide against oppositions.

Force and bullying has not work with these people and will not work. And if this FatYabu thinks that with bombing few installation they are going to fold like Syria or Iraq they are mistaken. One bomb from Israel and these akhund will start WWIII. USA has come to realize this fact.

You can not scare someone who has nothing to lose. They know, even if the entire country is ruined, they will rebuild and comeback stronger. I only wish that they were not this oppressive, and this criminal. They could have made a paradise out of Iran





by IranForIranians (not verified) on

whatabout, the Israeli government has been doing these kind of work since the time they were given the land. They fund many groups inside Iran in Khuzestan, Kurdestan, Khorasan, Sis&baluchestan. Actually they have been doing their damage longer than supposedly Iran has.

Also Israel has been trying to make a close relationship with the neighboring Arab governments since the time they were hand in the Palestinian land. Here is the problem, the Arab governments can't afford to get too close to the Israelis because it will put them in danger. Their people are already mad at their system. US and Israel have not been able to get the control over the area because they rule by force.
In every poll, done even by Israel, the vast majority of the people in the Arab world support Hezbollah first, Iran (Ahmadinejad specifically) second and Hamas third. This should tell you something. If there is only one country in the entire region that the population as a whole do not see them legit, it's not easy to tell them that Iran is the problem. This is from Egypt to the Persian Gulf regions. This is the people not the governments of the area.
The fright of these government about Iran and her influence is not militaristic or as you would think (Based on the info they fed you) "terrorism", but rather cultural and social. Iran has a great influence from those point of view and in reality spent less than the small African country on military or advertisement. Think about it for yourself why Iran is so successful. Best is to do a bit of research beyond the news network. You'll be shocked.

Majority of the Arab and regional countries, including India, Pakistan and Turkey don't consider Hamas and Hezbollah a terrorist organization, because terrorism is defined to many as those who go beyond their borders where the fight exist to fight. Those organizations are in their own soil fighting against what they perceive as enemy. They are harm civilians, and so does the US or Israeli Army in the region.

Hope I answered your question.


Netanyahu is 100 times worse than Ahmadi Nejad

by Morning Joe (not verified) on

He is a racist land grabbing Zionist who lies, cheats and kills to keep the Palestinians' land. AhmadiNejad hasn't done any of the above.


Israel will never bomb Iran.

by nobombing (not verified) on

Israel will never bomb Iran. The nuclear fallout from bombing will destroy the entire ME, including the state of Israel:




Kurdish: I think Israel and

by whatabout (not verified) on


I think Israel and other Arab countries instead of bombing Iran's nuclear plants should respond in kind to the threat that the IRI poses for their existence.

If I were Israel, I would join with other Arab countries and fund, train, arm, the border cities of with separatist movements exactly the way IRI has done with Hizballah and Hamas. I would also recruit suicide bombers to blow themselves up in the middle of crowded place.I also try to help the residents there by giving them money to buy their support.

Give IRI a tast of his own medicine instead of stupid attacks which will only strengthen the regime.


Its just

by Kurdish Warrior (not verified) on

Rhetoric now that he is elected. I doubt that he will attack Iran. He knows that if he strikes on any nuclear facilities, The Mullah will unite many iranians which in my opinion are weak individuals, behind them. There will be no attack on Iran. This is like believing everything that the lunatic Ahmadinejad with his Imam mahdi armageddon preaches everyday. And off course I could never compare Netanyahu with that idiot and his followers.


Marge, you have a interesting point

by Abarmard on

Where is Reza Shah during these times?

I would like to make this point that Reza Pahlavi has never been present during the hardship of the Iranian people. I am talking Iranian people inside the country. He has never taken an independent position that would clearly point to the benefits of the Iranian people. He only has taken the American and Western position. I am not saying the West is wrong, just that he has never step beyond the Western position line.

Too bad, he could have been a unifying factor. Sorry to say, like father like son. 

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

I also wonder if Reza Pahlavi has a comment??

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

If Iran made a threat like this, Reza Joon would be everywhere kissing the behinds of all the news outlets who would let him on. What a quiet little mouse he is today.

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

It makes me so sad

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

But Omid is correct. If you are a media junkie like I am, you have heard many Jews calling into radio and tv programs praising this idiot yahoo. It's very sad, regardless of whether the war happens or not... that people just say "bomb bomb bomb kill them, stop them ahahaha we'll show them." It's war. It's serious. It's not just games and sports. Shame on Netanyahu for using war speech to make himself seem tough and popular. Screw him. Clearly he's no better or smarter than his so-called enemies in Iran. JERK!

Mehdi Mazloom

who said there in one way?

by Mehdi Mazloom on

Who the  hell said, Iran's nuclear program can be stopped only through bombing. There are plenty other methods. One of likely to occur is through the "soviet doctrine". Just go back and examine how the USSR was brought onto  its knees by US "star war" program. The same will likely to happen to this regime. These Mullahs  will be provoked far enough, such that, they will be forced to spend Iran's dwindling income on bottomless pit military infrastructures. More useless and very expensive missile program, and other hardware which will be easy to defeat.

Obviously, that venture will divert money from the Mullahs generous social program, after which people will object to, and wallah - marg marg be Mullah-ha will sound in the street , and revolution will be in place at no time.

This regime will be replaced by a secular and democratically elected one. After which it declare a halt to Iran's nuclear program, and stop wasting money on the Arabs in Gaza and Lebanon.


You people dismiss this man far to easily

by OmidKarimi on

If you visit jpost.com and haaretz.com and read the comments and talk backs there, you see a high racist war mongering number wanting to bomb Iran, supporting this man fully. Even when people try to explain to Israelis that Iran is not Sudan, they respond with frightening almost "Jihadic" responses that "Israel will survive another Holocaust" and "Israel has shelters all over the country, Iran does not" etc.

Imagine a small country, having 100-400 nuclear weapons, with a population of 7 million were 5 million believe they are chosen by God to rule Israel/Palestine. Add to the fact that Iran has been demonized in their media now for 10 years (heavy propaganda), and war has become a "fast food" event for them (lebanon war, Gaza war, Sudan bombing, Syria Bombing) while not a single world super power holds them responsible. Even when Israel gets critique by the same organization that condemns Irans nuclear prgroam (The UN), they call it anti-semitism etc.

For me, the dangers are clear, and the anti-war and anti-propaganda movements around US and EU should not bet a single penny on Obama's so called "overtures" to Iran. 


For movies/clips about Iranian society, check out my website at: www.IranBebin.com



Bach cheh mitarsooneh! If he dares! Israel would be wiped out!

by gol-dust on

These are all negotiation tactics used to force Iran to cooperate in preventing the US & Israeli defeat. All blah, blah, blah! Desperado!

Cannot defeat Hezbollah and wants tango with us? Iran should never recognize Israel!

Kaveh Nouraee

It's all hot air

by Kaveh Nouraee on

A promise made in order to garner votes.

Israel sought Bush's OK to attack, which of course Israel needs, and which we all know was denied. And of course no one can say that Bush had any love for the mollahs. 

Seeing that Obama is trying (maybe even a little desperately) to break the ice with the mollahs, it's even more unlikely that such an OK would be given, no matter how insistent Bozo Netanyoohoo gets.

Anonymous Observer

Much a do about nothing

by Anonymous Observer on

It's all hart-o-poort.  Israel simply does not have the military capability to attack Iran and 1) achieve proper military objectives and / or 2) withstand the consequences.  And they know it.  Any good military strategist would tell you that as well.  So, it's all a lot of talk intended to rile up the U.S. and the Arab world.  Mark my words, nothing will happen!


sounds like

by IRANdokht on

sounds like a game of good cop/bad cop (or head of state) to me too.

Netan-whatever is trying to be the bully and it sounds like they are underestimating the akhounds. They don't realize akhounds invented all these games!