Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again reminded the world of his overt fetish with war when he issued harsh criticism opposing the current nuclear negotiations taking place in Vienna between Iran and the US-led P5+1 group. Netanyahu reiterated his opposition to any sort of agreement with Iran:“This deal as far as we can see comes on almost daily concessions from the P5+1 to growing Iranian demands. Every day more concessions are made, and every day the deal becomes worse and worse. This deal will pave Iran’s path to a nuclear arsenal.”
Sensible people are ascribing as much value to Netanyahu’s words as they would to dust and cobwebs. Anyone who is somewhat acquainted with Netanyahu’s track record cannot possibly be convinced by the words of a man who has clearly lost all credibility. Israel’s own intelligence agency—the Mossad— released documents that stated Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons,” directly contradicting the Israeli Prime Minister’s own claims of Iran being on the verge of getting the bomb.
Exposing Netanyahu’s lack of credibility
One may recall that Netanyahu was a staunch supporter of the Iraq war and enthusiastically encouraged it in Israel. In support of the war, the Prime Minister made the statement: “If you take out Saddam, Saddam’s regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region.”
On the prospect of Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons of mass destruction, Netanyahu told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on September, 12, 2002: “There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and is working and is advancing towards the development of nuclear weapons – no question whatsoever. And there is no question that once he acquires it, history shifts immediately.”
The spread of terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda and the death, impoverishment, displacement of millions of Iraqis, and ongoing bloodshed are but a few of the “positive reverberations” that were produced from the Iraq War. Netanyahu’s reasoning for supporting the Iraq invasion was spun from his own web of lies, to rile support among his followers for the invasion of Iraq.
Netanyahu’s comments about Iraq’s pursuit of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ parallel his comments made toward Iran. In fact, you could substitute the words “Iran” and “Iraq” from his statements and you would be ill-pressed to know which nation he was referring to. And then there’s the fact that Netanyahu has been claiming that Iran is on the verge of obtaining a nuclear weapon and killing us all for more than 20 years.