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?