Netanyahu: Iran’s president-elect a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” who will “smile and build a bomb”

posted at 1:21 pm on July 15, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

In the midst of the crises going on in Syria and Egypt, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit up the Sunday shows to remind the international community not to overlook the other red line concerning Iran’s nuclear ambitions — the measure of Iran’s nuclear progress over which Israel does not intend to allow them to cross, and will use whatever means necessary to do so. “There are many important issues that we have to deal with and I have a sense that there is no sense of urgency on Iran and yet Iran is the most important and the most urgent matter of all,” he said on Face the Nation:

I think we’ve spoken many times, President Obama and I about the need to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. I know that is the U.S. policy. What is important to convey to them, especially after the elections, that that policy will not change and that it will be backed up by increasingly forceful sanctions and military action. In my view, there is a new president in Iran. He believes — he’s criticizing his predecessor for being a wolf in wolf’s clothing. His strategy is be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Smile and build a bomb. He brags about the fact that he talked to the Europeans while completing a nuclear conversion plan. I think they can’t be allowed to get away with it. They’re getting closer and closer to the bomb, and they have to be told in no uncertain terms that will not be allowed to happen. I think it’s important to understand that we cannot allow it to happen. You know, our clocks are ticking at a different pace. We’re closer than the United States. We’re more vulnerable and therefore we’ll have to address this question of how to stop Iran, perhaps before the United States does.

Netanyahu urged the U.S. to “ratchet up the sanctions and make it clear to Iran that they won’t get away with it. And if sanctions don’t work, then they have to know that you will be prepared to take military action” — and he in turn made clear that Israel won’t be waiting around until it’s too late to do something about it. …And I don’t think that’s just talk, either:

Israel on Friday conducted a rocket engine test that was reported by local news organizations to likely be for one of its Jericho ballistic missiles, Agence France-Presse reported.

“This morning, Israel conducted a launching test from the Palmachim base of a rocket propulsion system,” the Israeli Defense Ministry announced in a released statement.

The intermediate-range Jericho missile can hit targets as far away as 3,100 miles, which brings Iran well within striking distance.


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Gosh, but what a great smile…

oldroy on July 15, 2013 at 1:23 PM

meh… – Obama to Netanyahu

workingclass artist on July 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM

“No sense of urgency on Iran”. Don’t they understand that there is urgency? The urgency is to push other squirrels in front of the public so Iran can build the bomb. The left and this President hate Israel. Why wouldn’t they want Iran to have the bomb? They want Israel to be threatened.

The only ones that have a clear interest in keeping the Persians from having the bomb is the Arabs, and most specifically the Saudis. There is far more likelihood of Saudi intervention than US intervention.

Either Israel takes care of things alone, or the Saudis. But don’t look to the US to do anything with this President in charge. Nor if Hillary or any other Dem is elected in 2016.

Israel. Please understand: The Left Hates You!!

oldroy on July 15, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Shocked, shocked I tell you!

But really I understand and appreciate the warning from Netanyahu, but is there anyone that Iran would allow take power that wouldn’t build the bomb?

I just hope that Israel can keep a lid on the powder keg in the middle east until we can get someone in office the rest of the world takes seriously and also is not a islamo-fascist sympathizer.

LtBarnwell02 on July 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

The idea that there is a moderate Iranian President is a joke and only fools will believe it… In fact the so called President of Iran has absolutely zero actual power… The only leader in Iran is the Supreme Ayotallah, in this case it is Khamenei, and he is the only one who controls the islamic terrorist regime… The only difference between the Iranian islamic terrorist regime and Al Qaeda is that they are Shia whereas Al Qaeda are Sunnis… That is it, in everything else they are the same supreme Evil…

mnjg on July 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Iran’s attempts to hire Mexican drug gangs to asassinate the Saudi ambassador did not get much press attention but it should have. If you can move drugs and people into the US undetected you can move in nukes. Now that we have reduced border security with sequester cuts designed for just that purpose, people should be even more concerned about a nuclear Iran. At least Israel has some capacity to act in its defense, the Saudi’s have to be terrified.

KW64 on July 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama Obamugabe, The TOTUS.
King Putt THE best friend the Salifist EVER had AND a firm supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and their patient drive to the Caliphate. A belt of control along the ENTIRE equator.

By the time Janurary 2016 rolls around there will be some serious Shiite the West will have to deal with (to say noting of the Sunni).
And the Manure Stream Media is still monkeying around with ‘gun control’ and ‘what is self defense’?

513 days from when Zimmerman (a White Hispanic) and No_Limit_Nigga had their night time encounter in the rain and a NOT GUILTY plea was confirmed in a court of law, the country has suffered over ELEVEN-THOUSAND shootings of ‘Black on Black’ with a sizable percentage of them FATAL. Is there any concern about this social outrage and total breakdown of society in the media?
Answer: None.

Missilengr on July 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Then he should do someting about it and quit b**ching at us about it. Recent events in Syria prove the Israelis don’t fear Russian retaliation so the only thing holding him back is either domestic pressure (unlikely) or not wanting to do the heavy lifting himself.

abobo on July 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

“O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!
My tables—meet it is I set it down
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain.”

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on July 15, 2013 at 2:43 PM

It sounds like Israel is closer to doing something since this interview seems to be out of blue.

These are dark times indeed.

The prayer for the State of Israel.

“Our Father in Heaven, Rock and Redeemer of the people Israel; Bless the State of Israel,with its promise of redemption. Shield it with Your love; spread over it the shelter of Your
peace. Guide its leaders and advisors with Your light and Your truth.Help them with Your good counsel. Strengthen the hands of those who defend our Holy Land. Deliver them; crown their efforts with triumph. Bless the land with peace, and its inhabitants
with lasting joy. And let us say: Amen. “

Lance Murdock on July 15, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Then he should do someting about it and quit b**ching at us about it. Recent events in Syria prove the Israelis don’t fear Russian retaliation so the only thing holding him back is either domestic pressure (unlikely) or not wanting to do the heavy lifting himself.

abobo on July 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

If Israel is testing medium-range missiles with a 3,100-mile range, Netanyahu IS doing something about it. Abobo is right that complaining to Obama is as useful as shouting at a deaf man, but Bibi is the smartest leader in the Middle East, and the only one we can trust.

Steve Z on July 15, 2013 at 3:13 PM

“Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.”-Benjamin Netanyahu

He also said that the Iranians were “3-5 years” from having a nuclear weapon back in 1992 while he was still an MP.

“Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are
recommended by policy, humanity, and interest.
But even our commercial policy should hold an
equal and impartial hand: neither seeking nor
granting exclusive favors or preferences; consulting
the natural course of things; diffusing and diversify-
ing by gentle means the streams of commerce but
forcing nothing; establishing with powers so dis-
posed in order to give to trade a stable course, to
define the rights of our merchants, and to enable
the government to support them conventional rules of intercourse, the best that present circumstances and mutual opinion will permit, but temporary, and liable to be from time to time abandoned
or varied, as experience and circumstances shall
dictate; constantly keeping in view, that it is folly in
one nation to look for disinterested favors from an-
other that it must pay with a portion of its independence for whatever it may accept under that character that by such acceptance it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favors and yet of being reproached with
ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no
greater error than to expect or calculate upon real
favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which
experience must cure, which a just pride ought to
discard.
“-George Washington’s Farewell Address

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Lance Murdock on July 15, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Amen!

Deano1952 on July 15, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Just cause it ain’t on CNN doesn’t mean it ain’t happening.

AlexB on July 15, 2013 at 7:44 PM