Bibi Netanyahu, under the guise of supporting Iran’s reform movement just shot it in the foot:
“Iran is silencing all sources of information,” said Netanyahu. “Using the power of the Internet and of Twitter against the Iranian regime is a tremendous thing that the United States can do.”
The prime minister added that the “deep hatred among part of the Iranian nation against the regime” could serve as a “very important asset to Israel.”
Yes, certainly let’s have Israel’s leader co-opt the reform movement for its own selfish political ends and let’s announce it to the world so that the mullahs can exploit it and hammer the hell out of the reformers. If you ever hear anyone say that he cares about Iranian freedom, laugh in their face. I doubt he even cares about Israel’s interests except when they align with his own personal ones.
Today’s NY Times announces that 20 mothers mourning the murders of their children during June election demonstrations were arrested at one of their weekly demonstrations (it appears they’ve modeled themselves on Argentina’s Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo). Yeah, why doesn’t Bibi just stick it in their eye and give the regime further cause to arrest dissidents and charge them with being spies for the Mossad?
Stay classy, Bibi. Nothing like political opportunism to show the world your true self. It must be great to see everything in the world as either “good for Israel” or “not good for Israel.” I’m sure the Iranian people would be glad to know that you care so deeply about their struggle.
BTW, I also saw a Haaretz article recently claiming that the IDF is recruiting people to make war against anti-Zionism on the internets. Things must be getting pretty dismal for Israel if they have to build up a cyber-army for military Hasbara. The Goldstone Report must have really spooked ’em.
Doesn’t Bibi have enough democracy “corrections” to perform at home? If Netanyahu imagines that his views and recommendations will be taken seriously in Iran and outside Israel (and USA) he is badly misinformed. He is as convincing as Kim Jong-il would be in lecturing how Israel’s problems should be handled.
Did NY Times tell today of Bedouins’ troubles in Israel? Of course it did not. Bedouins in Israel denied elections. The democracy “radar” of US media has rather strong filters.
“Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.”
A great quote from the New Testament.
Let’s not forget that Netanyahu has said that 9/11 was a very good thing for Israel.
The guy is a sociopath, pure and simple, and on top of that he is not bright enough to know when to keep his sociopathic thoughts to himself.
Sociopath is a good description. But I remember my own remark to a friend when Netanyahu was elected: “Netanyahu is a sh*t sandwich for the Palestinian people.”
Unfortunately, so far I’ve been right. He’s been a crapburger not only for the Palestinians, but for the US and Iran, too.
Sociopath is the correct clinical term. Sh*t sandwich is a very apt real-world term. :o}