Drawing the line somewhere

Netanyahu's crucial message obscured by media trivialities

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Can you imagine a world leader warning us in the 1930s about the massing threat of Hitler’s Nazis – and the media at the time merely chuckling it off because of the chart the leader used to warn us?

That’s the reality today, folks.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the only world leader acting like an adult when it comes to the peril percolating from Tehran, gave a landmark, historic, vitally important speech to the United Nations recently on Iran’s growing nuclear weapons threat. And yet, all the media wanted to talk about was what they considered to be a cartoonish “bomb” graphic he used to illustrate the Iranian pursuit of a nuclear weapon.

Really? Is humanity that easily distracted from momentous moments such as this? Whether the graphic was effective?

Good grief.

The Obama administration says a nuclear-armed Iran is unacceptable. But in putting up even an unsophisticated drawing at the United Nations, Mr. Netanyahu appears to have done more about the problem than the current U.S. administration.

At least Netanyahu’s stunt got the world talking about the impending point of no return in Iran. What has this American president done?

The prime minister explained that his point was exactly that – to get the world’s attention.

It worked.

“Hundreds of millions of people saw it and understand now what they perhaps did not understand beforehand – what it means to stop Iran, at what phase and what stage of its nuclearization,” he said in an interview over the weekend. “The red line needs to be before Iran finishes the second stage of enriching the material it needs for an atomic bomb.”

The world cannot one day say it did not know. Benjamin Netanyahu spelled it out for us in red: Now is the time to peacefully prevent the nuclearization of Iran. Afterward is too late. Afterward, it’s quite possible to have a nuclear conflagration in the Mideast. And with the regime in Tehran considering the United States to be the Great Satan, what’s to stop them from attempting to use a nuclear weapon here?

Shame on the media for making Benjamin Netanyahu or his graphics the issue.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/02/12 - 01:33 pm
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I don't get the often

I don't get the many references to Ryan either. But I remember when I was a kid the news on TV was read in such a formal, austere style, much like someone reading a book aloud without emotion. Times have changed.

Writing in an authoritarian style goes with being impersonal. Editorial messages are often subtle and working on emotions, better suited to dramatic and personal styles. Yuppers.

Techfan
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Techfan 10/02/12 - 02:13 pm
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"Binyamin Netanyahu's

"Binyamin Netanyahu's concerns about a nuclear Iran are understandable; our nation's lack of concern isn't--especially since our embassies, unlike Israel's government offices, weren't ready to withstand the deadly riots this Sept. 11. How could anyone blame Israel if it knocks out Iran's reactors?" Since sanctions are working, it shows we are concerned and effective. If Bibi wants to go to war, let him know that he's on his own. We have to finish up the 2 W started. BTW: Our it wasn't our embassy, it was a consulate that had the deadly attack.

burninater
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burninater 10/02/12 - 02:14 pm
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TParty and Techfan, wars are

TParty and Techfan, wars are free for Americans, dontcha know? That's why we should be fighting as many of them around the world as we can. They don't even have to be in the budget. The Magical Fairies of Righteousness sprinkle shiny war bucks over the Pentagon, which get converted into one part guns, supplies, and ammo, and one part American dollars. The supplies go to the front, and the dollars go to campaign donors and members of the gov't that are in the war catering business. Win-win scenario.

I mean heck, if wars actually used tax dollars, do you think that all of the Americans vehement that Obama must be removed from office for spending reasons alone would be drumming up support for another war? That would be beyond ridiculous.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/02/12 - 02:23 pm
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And just why did we "start"

And just why did we "start" the war in Afghanistan?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/02/12 - 02:26 pm
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Burn said, "The Magical

Burn said, "The Magical Fairies of Righteousness sprinkle shiny war bucks over the Pentagon, which get converted into one part guns, supplies, and ammo, and one part American dollars."

Beats liberals tiptoeing through the tulips like an excited Tiny Tim wanting the bad guys to just go away.

burninater
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burninater 10/02/12 - 02:38 pm
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And just why did we "start"

And just why did we "start" the war in Afghanistan?
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Pretty sure it was to flush Al Qaeda out of a position of strength, making it more difficult for them to plan attacks in the future. But that quickly turned into "nation-building", because the war caterers get WAY more American dollars from the Fairies of Righteousness for a nation-building than for a flush-international-criminals-out-of-hiding. And they get Double Bucks bonus for exploiting a nation's shock and sadness to invade a second, totally unrelated, country.

With not a single tax dollar spent! Wasn't even in the budget! Magical.

burninater
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burninater 10/02/12 - 02:34 pm
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"Beats liberals tiptoeing

"Beats liberals tiptoeing through the tulips like an excited Tiny Tim wanting the bad guys to just go away."

Love it! Got a chuckle out of me, RM. And the beauty is that the Tiny Tim liberal myth is just as real as the Fairies of Righteousness and their free wars.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/02/12 - 03:22 pm
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Burn, probably, but mine was

Burn, probably, and mine was in response to your Magical Fairies post. Loved it. Opponents can have fun.

allhans
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allhans 10/02/12 - 03:36 pm
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Denver Broncos’ John

Denver Broncos’ John Elway:
“Tonight, I get the opportunity to introduce to you the next President of the United States, governor Mitt Romney,” the two-time Super Bowl champion boomed out.....

myfather15
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myfather15 10/02/12 - 04:01 pm
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@Jon Lester...

Please answer this question!!! When is the last time Israel came out and actually stated they want to wipe another Country off the map?? When is the last time they stated their goal is an Israeli jihad? You and the other liberals on here act as if Israel is just a big a threat as the radical Islamist Countries around them. Yet, you have no proof except to claim they have taken Palestinian land. The leader of Iran has actually stated he doesn't believe Israel has a right to exist and their days are numbered. Morsi in Egypt has stated he will not respect the former treaties signed with Israel and Jihad is the goal. This isn't speculation people, IT'S their own words!!! How can you people not see that? The only logical reason is they are on the enemies side. When has Israel said or done such things? All Israel does is defend it's borders!!

burninater
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burninater 10/02/12 - 04:20 pm
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Myfather, not all liberals

Myfather, not all liberals think Israel is as much of a threat as Iran. However, the answer to all threats isn't to just try to blow them up. You'd think more Americans would have learned that lesson by now, given the predominant outcomes of the past 65 years of American military adventures overseas.

Just because someone isn't screaming to blow something up doesn't mean a threat doesn't exist. But given the predominant outcome of foreign military intervention generally making things LESS, not MORE, stable, it should always be the option of extreme last resort.

allhans
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allhans 10/02/12 - 04:53 pm
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Magical Fairies...Flora,

Magical Fairies...

Flora, Fauna and Merryweather were the three good magical fairies...

KSL
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KSL 10/02/12 - 05:32 pm
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Burn

There are enemies out there that will not have any part of negotiation.

burninater
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burninater 10/02/12 - 05:51 pm
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KSL, there is a vast middle

KSL, there is a vast middle ground between negotiations and blowing things up.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/02/12 - 06:54 pm
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Ok, Burninator, you clearly are a smart one

So tell us, what would you suggest for dealing with Iran's threats and Egypt's new recalcitrance? Sanctions are working in some ways but they are not slowing Iran's nuclear ambitions or efforts, and here we are contemplating $450 billion in aid to Egypt while they threaten our ally. Meanwhile, Israel is an "also ran" when it comes to our foreign policy priorities and plans.

Nobody would argue that war always should be a very last resort. So what do you suggest that will have more effect than sanctions but be less destructive than bombing them back into the stone age?

KSL
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KSL 10/02/12 - 07:17 pm
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Burn

Yep, there is always buying peace. I'm not speaking of Iran. I am talking about all of those countries. I am as tired of the extortion of American taxpayer funds as of the wars.

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blueshetlanddog1 10/02/12 - 07:22 pm
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EEL if you found a poll

EEL if you found a poll saying more Americans by a wide margin think middle class earners will be in better shape after four years of Barack Obama than four years of Romney" you should find more reliable sources. I KNOW THAT ISN'T TRUE.More likely a reliable poll would show the majority of Americans are very afraid of America's future if Obama is relected. How could any intelligent person with a brain think we will be better off in 4 years since the national debt has skyrocked,and unemployment is extremely high?The middle class will be paying the bulk of costs for federal handout programs to the lazy people who expect the government to provides for all their needs

freeradical
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freeradical 10/02/12 - 07:36 pm
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Why should the "

Why should the " administration " do anything ?

The only friend the jew has left is the Christian .

Or as the dear leader likes to call them the " bitter clingers "

Especially in light of the " bitter clinger " youtube video the dear leader

has repeatedly blamed for setting the world on fire.

No , no , no , no , the power & resources of the sacred federal

government are much better spent rounding up / hunting down , the

common foe like the " bitter clinger " film maker.

It is no mere coincidence that the slithering occupent of the white

house ordered any mention of both the christian god , and the jew

outlawed at the democrat convention in Charlotte .

His own little night of broken glass.

Once he wins re-election he will be able to demonstrate his great

" flexibility " to bloodthirsty mobs in implementing the final solution for

those who have had such an unfair amount of the world's resources for

so long.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 10/02/12 - 08:05 pm
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Yes OH YES

Drawing the line somewhere

NOVEMBER 6, 2012

Techfan
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Techfan 10/02/12 - 09:50 pm
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Israel was created by terrorists

Try Mossad LeAliyah Bet, JRM, Irgun, King David Hotel, Jonathan Pollard They would sell us down the river to look out after their interests. Here's part 1, you can look up the rest of the special from here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWpWc_suPWo

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fedex227 10/02/12 - 10:22 pm
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Just as a side note ...

Since when #%& has the United States allowed ANY foreign leader (friend or foe) dictate foreign policy in this country.

myfather15
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myfather15 10/03/12 - 12:12 am
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I've got news for you fedex

I've got news for you fedex (that you might not like); Israel is America and America is Isreal. It's Biblical and factual, proven through history and the migration of the Israeli people. Starting with Jeremiah when he took King Hezekiah's daughters and settled in western Europe. Then on to eastern Europe and then the America's. God promised the Isreali people he would bring them to a land of wheat and honey, a land that would lack nothing (Deuteronomy 8: 7-10). Read it!!! There are also many other places God mentions America. Trust me, its there, you just have to open your eyes. Jer[usa]lem

I know it eats some people up, just as the Word of God itself does, but we are the Isreali people. Of course we aren't the defacto land of Israel, but we are the Israeli people. Why do you think we defend Israel so adamently? Because we are one in the same!! Thats what Extreme leftists and Radical Islamists hate so much. They have a mutual hatred for God and God's people. Thats why they hate "The West" so much. Thats why many FAR LEFT groups assisted the Muslim Brotherhood in their takeover of Egypt. It's a base nation, established by God (Ezekiel 29:14), they needed to take control of it. It was the last nation to share a border with Israel, which still had treaties with Israel. They didn't approve of the treaties and took the old regime down. Now Radicals control Egypt.

You may laugh and deny it, but the time is coming when there shall be no denying!!!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/03/12 - 06:25 am
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Well that's one I never heard

Really. I'd love to know where that little bit of history came from. It's a darn big jump from Hezekiah"s daughters' travels to the present population make-up of the United States, don't you think?

Maybe it's based on mitochondrial DNA...

myfather15
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myfather15 10/03/12 - 02:50 pm
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I suppose you didn't know

I suppose you didn't know Christ lived in England for many years of His youth. Glastonbury England, do the research. Its way to long to get into a history lesson on here. "Traditions of Glastonbury".

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