A powerful speech. We can only hope that it will be enough to stop Obama from making his disastrous deal with Iran. “We must all stand to get to stop Iran’s march of conquest, subjugation, and terror,” said Netanyahu. But will the U.S. under Obama stand with Israel and the free world?
“Netanyahu: Deal will pave way to Iranian nuclear bomb,” by Stephen Collinson, CNN, March 3, 2015:
Washington (CNN)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed deal between world powers and Iran would not stop Tehran getting nuclear weapons — but would rather guarantee it got lots of them and leave the Jewish State in grave peril.
In a dramatic speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress, which has caused a furious row with the Obama White House, Netanyahu said that the proposed agreement would allow Iran’s breakout time — the period that it would take to race to a nuclear weapon — to be much shorter than the one year that the U.S. administration is aiming for.
He also made a case that Tehran was embarked on a long covert terror war against the United States and Israel as well as playing “hide and cheat” to conceal the true extent of its nuclear program.
“The greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said.
“That is exactly what could happen if the deal being negotiated is accepted by Iran. That deal would not prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons. It would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons, lots of them.”
He added that Iranian proxies like Hezbollah were “clutching Israel with three tentacles of terror,” and that Tehran was “charging into the void” and “gobbling up” nations splintered by turmoil in the Middle East as Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spewed the “oldest hatred with the newest technology. He Tweets that Israel must be annihilated.”
He also warned the United States not to be fooled because it had a common interest with Iran in seeing the demise of ISIS: “The enemy of your enemy is your enemy,” and he warned that the Islamic Republic had a long history of attacking the United States and Israel through a global anti-terror network.
The prime minister began his address by saying that he deeply regretted that his speech to the U.S. Congress was being seen as a political ploy, after walking into the House of Representatives chamber to a hero’s welcome as lawmakers stood and cheered.
“I deeply regret that some perceive my being here as political,” Netanyahu said, in an attempt to defuse the tensions with the White House, adding that he will “always be grateful” to President Barack Obama for his support of Israel, including much that will never be known for national security reasons….