Netanyahu draws his “red line” for Iran
Ignore theÂ detached tone and the disdain for Israel Â by the AP. Â The facts remain:
Casting the battle as one between modernity and the “medieval forces of radical Islam,” Netanyahu said deterrence would not work against Iran as it had with the Soviet Union.
“Deterrence worked with the Soviets, because every time the Soviets faced a choice between their ideology and their survival, they chose survival,” he said. But “militant jihadists behave very differently from secular Marxists. There were no Soviet suicide bombers. Yet Iran produces hordes of them.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Thursday that Iran will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb by next summerÂ and urged the world to draw a clear “red line” to stop it in its tracks.(Bolt)
Netanyahu rightly warns this isn’t just about Israel:
“We want to see the three great religions that sprang forth from our region â€“ Judaism, Christianity and Islam â€“ coexist in peace and in mutual respect. Yet, the medieval forces of radical Islam, whom you just saw storming the American embassies throughout the Middle East. Well, they oppose this,” he said.
“They are bent on world conquest. They want to destroy Israel, Europe, America. They want to extinguish freedom. They want to end the modern world,” he added. “(…) They want to drag humanity back to an age of unquestioning dogma, unrelenting conflict…”