Netanyahu Warns The World
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I count myself an observer of an historical moment on Thursday,
September 27th, 2012. I watched the Prime Minister of Israel warn the
world that disaster was swiftly approaching and it would soon be upon
the entire world if action isn't soon taken to stop Iran from producing a
Netanyahu laid his case against Iran before the world -- again! And again -- the world looked away.
Netanyahu was eloquent, articulate, and compelling in his description
of Iran's nearness to the realization of their quest for a nuclear
bomb. When he left the lectern at the United Nations, there could be no doubt, whatsoever, that notice had been served.
just told the world, in as public a forum as there is on this planet,
that there is a rogue nation among the community of nations on this
globe, a rogue nation with murderous intent toward ALL the
nations of the earth. Netanyahu made it plain that that nation is
Iran. He described the threat to a "T." And he made it clear,
without saying it, that Israel was prepared to become the vigilante of
the earth and remove the threat.
With the assistance
of a visual aid, a sketch of an elementary "bomb," Netanyahu explained
to his audience exactly where Iran is in their endeavor to create a
nuclear bomb. (The fools who made fun of
the "cartoon bomb" missed the point entirely. After the presentation of
that particular prop, the whole world will forever associate "bomb" and
"Iran" in a single thought. For everyone who saw the speech or the
is forever seared into their minds. As someone who spent nearly thirty
years of my life either in, or associated with, advertising, take it
from me -- the use of that bomb sketch was a stroke of pure genius!
Again, Netanyahu outsmarted the antisemites of the media and the world.)
Watching and listening to Netanyahu,
I was reminded of a parent tending to a child with a splinter in his
finger that was going to have to be removed -- and it was going to hurt --
but the parent was going to remove that splinter, anyway, because if it
was not removed then infection would surely set in and the tiny little
splinter would become a problem for the whole body.
Much like a reluctant child, after having been told the splinter must come out, jerks his finger away crying, "NO! Put a band-aid on it," the UN again opts for a band-aid. But every time the child peeks beneath the band-aid -- the splinter is still there and the wound gets worse.
Netanyahu's speech to the UN was a set-up for a "told you so"
moment down the road a ways. Every single person in that auditorium
knows a confrontation is coming as surely as sunrise tomorrow. Even the
Iranians know it. In their religious zealotry, the Iranians welcome
any action that will result in chaos. Worldwide chaos, for them, is even
better for they are convinced that their Mahdi will return and together
they will conquer the world for Islam.
When the balloon goes up, not a single nation on earth can say they were taken by surprise.
I believe we saw Thursday was a giant game of "Charade(s)" at the UN.
Was anyone shocked by the information Mr. Netanyahu laid out for them? I
daresay not a single person in the room. Heck, I already knew as much
as Mr. Netanyahu revealed -- from my own sources. No. I think what we
saw was quiet acquiescence.
Look. Much of the world understands that Iran is going to require a military solution. The thing is -- THEY don't want to be involved!
They do not want to spend their blood and treasure, especially when the
world has the global cop -- the US Military -- standing by, literally
off Iran's shore. Add to that the fact that one of the world's
foremost military powers has all but offered to do the deed and save the
world -- while saving themselves -- and you have a neatly wrapped
Christmas present with a bow on top.
Without backup from
the US, Israel must now decide between a nuclear or non-nuclear attack
on Iran. A non-nuclear attack will mean loss of Israeli aircraft and
men, and, we are assured, only setback Iran's nuclear program two, maybe
On the other hand, a single
nuclear-tipped Israeli Jericho-3 missile exploding high in Iran's
atmosphere emitting an electro-magnetic pulse, is capable of setting
back Iran's nuclear program for DECADES with virtually no
loss of Israeli lives, or aircraft, leaving the IAF at home -- ready and
able -- to defend the people of Israel and deal with Iran's proxy
armies to Israel's north and south.
Yes, there is a
problem of collateral damage from an EMP blast over Iran. My guess is
that the armada of allied warships standing off Iran's shore would be
dead in the water, at least until all their electronics were replaced.
Which option would you choose?
The point is -- there are no easy solutions. And as tough as it is today -- it will only get worse as Iran closes in on the bomb.
Netanyahu served notice to the world, Thursday, at the UN that, as difficult as it may be, Israel is going to do whatever it has to do to survive.
The world should expect no less.
J. D. Longstreet