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Netanyahu Vows War if the Deal on the Table is Struck

Speaking before a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it unequivocally clear that if the United States strikes a deal with Iran that Israel believes is flawed – as the one currently being negotiated is – it will attack the Iranians and try to deprive them of a nuclear weapons capability.

“Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand,” Netanyahu declared.

Tasked with explaining the weakness of the deal the White House is about to enter into with Iran, Netanyahu rose grandly to the occasion, delivering a stirring speech that had members of Congress constantly on their feet in bipartisan applause. In a phrase, he hit it out of the park.

Netanyahu explained the agreement not only forced the United States to trust Iran, a country that is not trustworthy, but that by sunsetting in ten years, it “paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”

The logic would seem irrefutable, except for the administration’s contention that this is the best that can be done. To this, Netanyahu responded that Israel could actually accept a better deal that was also one that doesn’t run out while the Iranian regime retains its current character.

He turned President Obama’s own words against him, saying:

My friends, for over a year, we’ve been told that no deal is better than a bad deal. Well, this is a bad deal. It’s a very bad deal. We’re better off without it.

Netanyahu sought to erase the mythology promulgated by the White House that the Iranian regime could be made into some kind of ally, casting the Iran as an implacable strategic adversary with “Jihad” at its core that is “gobbling up” other nations, fomenting terrorism, and that could soon have nuclear weapons to radically augment its menace.

Weakness that would “sacrifice the future for the present” and “ignore aggression in the hopes of gaining an illusory peace” had been tried before in history, with catastrophic results, Netanyahu said.

Addressing Elie Wiesel, who was seated next to Netanyahu’s wife in front row of the gallery, the prime minister said:

Elie, your life and work inspires to give meaning to the words, “never again.” And I wish I could promise you, Elie, that the lessons of history have been learned. I can only urge the leaders of the world not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

The Jewish state was created in the aftermath of World War II for a reason: to safeguard the Jewish people, no matter the actions of friends or foes.

That mission, Netanyahu vowed, would be accomplished:

I can guarantee you this, the days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over.

(APPLAUSE)

We are no longer scattered among the nations, powerless to defend ourselves. We restored our sovereignty in our ancient home. And the soldiers who defend our home have boundless courage. For the first time in 100 generations, we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves.

(APPLAUSE)

This is why — this is why, as a prime minister of Israel, I can promise you one more thing: Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.

(APPLAUSE)

The invocation of his soldiers’ “boundless courage” was a clear indication that Israel would fight, even with the task so daunting.

And with Obama and Secretary of State Kerry determined to avoid conflict and strike a deal at all costs, the boundless courage of Israel’s young fighters may be all that stands in the way of a homicidal regime that would wage Jihad with nuclear weapons.

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25 Responses to Netanyahu Vows War if the Deal on the Table is Struck

  1. Bottom line: If you would have allowed Hitler to have centrifuges then by all means support the Obama sellout to Iran.
    Those Dems that put Obama’s image above American and Israeli security will NOT be forgotten.

    • I was reminded of Winston Churchill in the 1930’s warning his countrymen about the impending catastrophe coming from Germany. He asked them to prepare, to be ready, to man up and face the German threat. He was mocked (by the politicians and the media of the day) for being a fool, a warmonger, a liar.) It wasn’t until the V-bombs began dropping on their heads that the citizens realized Winnie had it right.

  2. No sunset clause and I would be just fine if Iran never saw another sunset – ever!

    Iran on Tuesday rejected as “unacceptable” U.S. President Barack Obama’s demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal.

  3. Wife and I were glued to Prime Minster Netanyahu’s speech. Close to the end when he said, “Israel will stand alone” we both were teary eyed. Netanyahu’s words should rank as one of the significant speeches in that room in a long time..

  4. For those of you who saw it, we witnessed a real leader in the well of congress today that exhibited a passion for his Country that we don’t have in this Country.

    Obama thinks that diplomacy will win the day, in other words, he will talk them into a stupor while they are building facilities that will produce nuclear weapons that will threaten not only the neighborhood, but the world.

    Obama is a child on the world stage.
    A petulant, pouting, vindictive, immature poser that is determined to take our Country to Her knees on the world stage.

    Sorry, I can not allow that to happen.

    The congress,….what’s left of it, should be able to see his weaknesses and defy him on every front.

    I fear though that they are afraid of him and what he can do to their political careers.

    Shameful…

    • When citizens of America are afraid of their leader, something is wrong. The Congress, cannot use the excuse that they don’t know how we feel. If they do not feel it themselves, than they are in the wrong job all together. As I stated earlier, Netanyahu spoke for our chilren as well. The children.

  5. What a great speech Bee Bee gave. I remember WWII pretty well and this whole
    thing feels awfully familiar to me. God Help
    US and the USA.

  6. So…Obama didn’t ‘watch’ the speech’; he read the transcript. He isn’t worried about the effect of Bibi’s speech….that’s why he just gave an 11 minute presser.

    He said Netayahu has ‘no viable alternative’ and all of this talk is premature given the fact that there is no deal as yet. He also said he would do nothing without ‘taking it to Congress first’. Hah! Famous last words.

    • He gave his presser as soon as he turned off the Whitehouse cameras that were focused on the Congress. Who in the world believes he only read the outline and took cliff notes? He made a wise decision not to appear on stage with BiBi.
      He always looks so small next to a powerful man.

    • Girly, I doubt Obama actually read BiBi’s speech, at least not seriously. He said he “looked” at the transcript, which in ObamaWorld could mean anything from reading it (doubtful) or make paper airplanes with the pages (more likely).

  7. It was a great speech, but why pretend to “like” the Obama administration?

    Pledge your love for the USA and just call this poseur out!!!

  8. Israel has one of the best Intelligence operations in the world, if not THE best, and they know exactly what Iran is doing. When Bibi spoke, he spoke from a full background knowledge of what his government knows about Iran and their deceptive ways. No one is fooling Bibi, and he will protect his country with every tool in his arsenal.