Thursday, September 27, 2012

Full Text of Netanyahu's Speech

Read it here.

Foreign Confidential™ comment: the time for diplomacy is long gone. An oil and gasoline blockade could be effective. But Iran could lash out in response to such an act. Thus, the United States and Israel must be ready to end the Iranian threat while there is still time to fight a war on U.S. and Israeli terms.

In threat terms, Iran is not the Soviet Union, which the U.S. managed to contain--just barely, as shown by the Cuban Missile Crisis. Iran is Nazi Germany--a rising, totalitarian power pursuing an imperialist foreign policy, which means a policy that aims to overturn the status quo, or power relations among nations. Iran's minimal intentions could not be more clear: to destroy Israel and drive the U.S. from the Middle East. Iran's maximum intentions: to destroy the U.S. and Israel.