Netanyahu: Iran strike will be good for Arabs


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He says it removes a potential threat and eases tensions across Mideast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought on Tuesday to convince Arab states that an Israeli military strike on Iran would benefit them, removing a potential threat and easing tensions across the Middle East.

Netanyahu has made a number of veiled threats to attack Iran’s nuclear programme and has appealed to the United States and the United Nations to set a limit for Tehran on its further development.

In an interview published on Tuesday with French magazine Paris Match, Netanyahu said such a strike would not worsen regional tensions, as many critics have warned.

“Five minutes after, contrary to what the sceptics say, I think a feeling of relief would spread across the region,” he said.

“Iran is not popular in the Arab world, far from it, and some governments in the region, as well as their citizens, have understood that a nuclear armed Iran would be dangerous for them, not just for Israel,” he said.

Israel, widely believed to be the Middle East’s only nuclear power, believes Tehran intends to build atomic weapons and has consistently urged the West to increase up sanctions. Iran says it is enriching uranium for peaceful energy purposes only.

The United States and other Western countries have rejected Netanyahu’s demand to set a limit for Iran and have urged him to refrain from military action to give diplomacy and sanctions a chance to work.

Netanyahu, who is running for re-election in January at the head of the right-wing Likud party, told the United Nations last month that a strike could wait until spring or summer when he said Tehran might be on the brink of building an atomic bomb.

During his two-day visit to France, Netanyahu will travel to the southern city of Toulouse with President Francois Hollande for a ceremony of remembrance for the victims of an Islamist gunman who killed seven people there in March, including three Jewish children.

  1. #1 by Naeem on October 31, 2012 - 4:03 pm

    Contrary to many ppl in the mainstream and alternative media the arabs don’t want iran to be attacked in fact many arabs think highly of iran because its the only islamic country in the world that can hold off the satanic zionists. Fact is the muslim countries are being picked off one by one and if we lose iran then the greater israel dream nearly come to fruition.

  2. #2 by Al on October 31, 2012 - 4:52 pm

    I am sure Adolf Hitler could also have the same claim and tell the world that his occupation of Europe would be beneficial for everybody especially for the European people. Am am sure Roman Empire, British Empire could also have the same claims.

    US Empire could also have the same claim when they invaded Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and finally Afghanistan… All these invasions have been under the excuse of so-called freedom and under the excuse of exporting democracy to those countries…

  3. #3 by Blake on October 31, 2012 - 8:41 pm

    Good for the zionists = bad for everybody else.

  4. #4 by wad on October 31, 2012 - 11:30 pm

    Al, Hitlers occupation of Europe was forced upon him as 54 countries declared war on Germany and they were only defending their borders from rapid Allied Zionist encroichment. It was indeed good for Europe. Ask the Czeck’s Their quality of life and lbierty rose dramatically under German “occupation”

    Enough lies about Germany, here at TUT we know the truth and will tolerate NOTHING contrary. If you are simply ignorant that is fine as we all were but many Zionists love sneaking in here to slip some anti Germany propoganda in.

  5. #5 by Isaac on November 1, 2012 - 12:39 am

    Satan-yahoo wants wars and only wars for the benefit of the parasitic entity of israhell.

  6. #6 by michael mazur on November 1, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    Did you all see that ?! “Five minutes after . . . a feeling of relief would spread across the region”.

    Bibi, you must have in mind one of them Surgical Strikes, for which you already have had ample deliveries of bunker busting bombs from the US Taxpayers ?

    Well, what are you waiting for ?? Don’t talk about it, just do it, man, the job should be over by mid morning.

    Three things; he doesn’t want to, under any circumstances, do this on Israel’s lonesome, nor does he even want to initiate the assault and have America follow, what he wants is for America to do this solo for Israel as it is their duty being the good obedient human cattle that they are.

    More Bibi’s deceptions; on Iran a Surgical Strike on the several nuclear facilities will bring forth a total Iranian response both on Israel and on American faciliaties in the Persian Gulf, possibly in the Caucasus region too.

    That being so, the US might as well immediately commence with a full scale assault on Iran, rather than with Surgical Strikes.

    Here’s a gambit the Iranians might try in the post elections discussions with them,”If you Americans only destroy our nuclear faciliates and nothing else, we will promise that we will only destroy Israel and will not retaliate against you.

    Promise us that at that moment you will not defend Israel”.

  7. #7 by bostonblah on November 1, 2012 - 1:16 pm

    obviously addressing governments of gcc monarchies

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