The Iranian Threat
By Tali Shapiro at Feb 04, 2009
I’m not an expert on Iran, but something tells me the threat isn’t what I’m being told (feel free to fill me in on that). I’ve been looking up the apparent next prime minister of Israel, Benyamin Netanyahu and I’ve noticed he has a slight obsession with Iran. No, let me rephrase; It seems that Iran is his main instrument of creating fear in his constituency.
Here’s a choice quote from Al Jazeera:
"In the end of the day there will be no choice but to remove the Iranian threat in Gaza.”
Confused? Here’s the rest of the conspiracy theory:
"There will be no escape from toppling the Hamas regime which is the Iranian proxy in the Gaza Strip… This is the real threat we are facing… If I'm elected, the biggest, most important task of my government will be to fend off the Iranian threat in all aspects...The reality is very clear - any territory we evacuate today will be taken over by Iran..."
But wait! There’s more! You see, unlike other Israelis, that aren’t sure of the US’s support of Israel, Netanyahu sees it as his own private army:
"It will oblige us to work on all fronts, including harnessing the US administration to stop the threat."
Netanyahu has always seemed to me as a little disconnected. Inspecting his propaganda methods, over the years, it seems pretty clear that he takes his cues from the US government, wether it fits with what goes on in Israel, or not. He was the first, out of three candidates, to take his election campaign online, like Obama did. He’s the only one speaking of Iran, throughout the onslaught and beyond. To me, it seems silly and detached, even from his constituency. I’m thinking, maybe he’s stuck in the Bush administration mode and as yet to completely update to Obama mode.