IS ISRAEL OR IRAN THE GREATER THREAT?

(Ben Heine © Cartoons)
One of the main items that was discussed on Israeli TV last night was the ‘threat’ Iran is to the security of Israel. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates seemed to be in agreement with every statement made by Ehud Barak, Israel’s Minister of Defense.

One of the points discussed was “what appears to be [Iran's] intent to develop nuclear weapons.” …. KEY WORD IS INTENT….
Israel already has nuclear weapons. This is a long known fact. The man who ‘blew the whistle’ on Israel, Mordechai Vanunu, is still kept silent by the Israeli authorities regarding this. Despite having served his time in an Israeli prison, he is still forbidden to speak to foreign reporters or leave the country. This makes one wonder what Israel might be trying to hide.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, shakes hands with his Israeli counterpart, Ehud Barak.

“I think we’re in full agreement of the negative consequences of Iran obtaining this kind of a capability,” Gates said. “I think we are also agreed that it is important to take every opportunity to try and persuade the Iranians to reconsider what is actually in their own security interest.”

The purpose of Gates’ visit to the region is supposedly to ‘jump-start’ the stalled ‘peace process’ between Israel and the Palestinians. It makes sense then that Israel would rather discuss potential war with Iran than the actual problems that they face today. Peace is obviously NOT on Israel’s day to day agenda.

The Iranian leadership antagonizes Israel. At public events, Iranian leaders call on the crowd to chant, “Death to Israel.” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for the end of Israel as a Jewish state.

Israel has said that the idea of a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities is on the table.

Obama recently told CNN he had not given Israel his approval for a potential strike.

The italics are taken from THIS CNN report.

So, the questions remain, is chanting more dangerous than nuclear bombs? Is Iran a threat to Israel or is it the other way around??

Image by Bendib

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5 Comments

  1. skulz fontaine said,

    July 28, 2009 at 13:31

    Who’s the ‘bigger threat’? a)-Israel; b)- Iran; c)- United States
    Hmmm, this is a tough one. Better open up the polling and let the voting public decide.

  2. July 28, 2009 at 14:06

    The United States (BIG PAPA)!!!!!

    Isreal
    (Is actually but is the baby in this case and can’t move without BIG PAPA’s ok)

  3. Barbara said,

    July 28, 2009 at 15:34

    Steve,

    I glanced at the illustrations in this article only.

    I saw the question on my blogroll and just zipped over here to answer this question without hesitation.

    Anyone who really has to think this one over needs to think a wee bit. Of course the major problem is Israel. Rocket science strikes again!

  4. Ali Mostofi said,

    July 28, 2009 at 19:50

    The people of Iran are no threat to anyone, it is the Islamic Theocrats. Please use the word “Iran” in the right context.

    The people of Iran includes Cyrus the Great, and if it were not for him, world history would not be the same.

  5. stacy said,

    January 9, 2010 at 12:52

    isreal are dogs


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