Netanyahu Instructs Obama On Negotiating

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations today was a very polite and diplomatic lecture to the President Of The United States.  He instructed President Obama on methodology of international negotiations when confronted by a serious and capable enemy such as Iran.  Netanyahu seems to be one of the rare, if perhaps the only world leader, capable of commanding respect from a podium through forthrightness, clarity, and an inescapable quality usually referred to as Leadership.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

First, Netanyahu explained to Obama what the enemy really is.

“Rouhani doesn’t sound like Ahmadinejad, but when it comes to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf’s clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community,”

. . . .  Netanyahu keeps it simple. He understands that he is addressing a novice, and therefore he takes great care in the employment of an easily understood analogy. He also knows that we all know, he doesn’t mean, “of the international community.” He means the President, since the President is the only relevant holder of the power to be fooled.

Netanyahu then tells Obama not to ease the sanctions on Iran in very clear, unambiguous terms.

“Don’t let up the pressure.  The only deal that could be made with Rouhani is one which fully dismantles Iran’s nuclear weapons program.”

. . . . He evidently believes that Obama is about to be taken advantage of by Rouhani.  Netanyahu throws a little facile logic at the President,

“Why would Iran defy Security Council resolutions bringing dire sanctions on its economy if it weren’t building a bomb?”

. . . . He is trying hard to educate with simple to understand elements.  He knows the Iranian people are struggling financially. Their economy and their standards of living have been destroyed by the sanctions.  The only ones getting rich are the Ayatollahs and Mullahs.   To make sure that Obama is listening, Netanyahu adds,

“I want there to be no confusion on this point. Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone. Yet in standing alone, Israel will know that we will be defending many, many others.”

. . . . Of everything Netanyahu said to Obama, this unequivocal manifest, delivered with bold confidence, means that he holds little trust that Obama will do the right thing.  He witnessed the Administration’s preceding disastrous forays into the Middle East, leaving a trail of chaos and resentment from Libya, to Egypt, and to Syria.  Now Netanyahu is laying his own red line in the sand.  This line is intended much more for Obama than it is for the Iranian leadership, since the Ayatollahs who control Iran already know how Israel feels, and don’t need its help.

Obama Glaring at Netanyahu

As Netanyahu witnesses a bungling Administration leading a rapprochement with fearsome and deceptive foes, he makes his case as loudly and clearly as he can.  Israel will not allow a nuclear armed Iran.

“Now good luck with your negotiating, Barack and John. But don’t sucked-in and don’t screw it up or hell is coming.”

A constituent of the vast baby boomer generation with a career which has been fortunate to know the ponderous corporate worlds, as well as the intimately pressurized, and invigorating entrepreneurial domains of high tech and venture capital, I have harvested my share of mistakes meandering through corridors of enterprise from Silicon Valley, to London and endless, colourful, sometimes praetorian points in between. The voyage has provided an abundance of fodder for a pen yielding to an inquisitive keyboard, a foraging mind, and a passionate spirit. Whether political or business or social or economic or personal, is it not all political? It is a privilege to write, and an even greater privilege to be read by anyone, and sometimes with the wind at my back the writing may occasionally be legible. I do not write to invite scorn, nor to invite respect, but if I get really lucky the writing can stimulate thinking. I also write for the very selfish purpose of animating my own processes, and engaging the best of what life offers. Above all, whether biting fire or swatting shadows, I am grateful to be gifted the freedom to write and publish whatever flows down to the keyboard. To all those who enabled this freedom, and to all those standing guard to preserve it, I am indebted.

16 Responses to “Netanyahu Instructs Obama On Negotiating”

  1. 1

    Skookum

    Dr. Lecter didn’t cut the gypsy’s femoral artery any neater or faster than you sliced up Obama; of course, Netanyahu laid the ground work, we should give him some credit as well.

    Outstanding!

  2. 2

    James Raider

    author

    @Skookum: #1
    Thanks much Skook. I blocked time to listen to Netanyahu as he presented his address which I felt would be critical, given that the whole Middle East is now in shambles, and he didn’t disappoint.

    As he started to speak, I sensed – hell, he’s not talking to us, or to Iranians, or to Arabs, or to Muslims. He is talking straight to Obama. As his address progressed, it became unquestionable. It was almost as if, post his meeting with Obama in the Oval Office, he was slapping him, and yelling “WakeTFU.” But he did it politely and with respect, and deference to Americans.

    Must admit, I’m amazed at the progressive hate which exists for Israel, here and elsewhere in the West. It’s also prevalent in China, and Asia generally.

    It is a powerful reality that less than 14 Million jews (7 million in Israel) in a world of 7 Billion, is getting so much blowback from the uninformed. They took arid land and built a prosperous nation. Instead of admiration, they get derision and jealousy, particularly from their Arab neighbors who cannot seem to build successful, vibrant, societies. Baffling, human nature is.

  3. 3

    MOS-8541

    Simplicity is an art, simplicity can be complex by its nature. It is shame that neither the fool or members of congress will listen to Netanyahu’s speech. He lectured the fool on his stupidity and lack of leadership.
    Stupidity is not an art form, it travels faster than the speed of sound, so one can see the fool and his congressional puppets before they open their mouths.
    אלוהים ברך את אמריקה

  4. 4

    James Raider

    author

    @MOS-8541: #3
    Blessed indeed.

    I have found that many of the progressive creed, if not all, hold little sincere appreciation for what they have. Nor have most of them ever seen their homes, families, and way of life threatened. They predominantly live in apathy, and in a cocoon of expectation. Generally, they neither appreciate nor want Soldiers or what having soldiers represents.

    Most don’t show up on Remembrance Day to recognize those who have given their lives, limbs, and well-being, in order for the rest to remain safe and free. If by accident one shows up, it’s because there’s a parade for something. Parade for what? They don’t know and don’t much care.

    Israel constantly attacked since its inception? They don’t understand what that means to Israelis and they care little.

    We are blessed to have had and to today have among us, men and women who provide us the greatest gift anyone can offer — Peace of mind in our homes.

  5. 5

    Skookum

    I like the Jews of Israel. You can antagonize them into a fight and they come out swinging. Surrounded by people who hate them and outnumbered, no one wants to meet them in battle, how funny! Our Libs and Progressives expect them to turn the other cheek, when the Palestinians use bombs and rockets to commit atrocities, but everyone gets indignant when the Jews exercise a little payback, how funny! There was an old saying in the Corps, “Payback is a B*tch” the Israelis have had that attitude since ’47, good for them.

    Bibi is going to unleash unholy hell on Iran in the near future, come on, am I the only one who will say it out loud, and who can blame them.

    I stand with the Jews of Israel!

  6. 6

    James Raider

    author

    @Skookum: #5
    That was the sense I had by the end of Netanyahu’s address. He educated Obama, then he gave him some instructions and as I noted he was pissed enough that if Obama doesn’t get it right (translated) “…..hell is coming.”

    That address was Netanyahu’s warning. He’s saying he won’t be looking for approval from Obama.

    I’ve always had all the time in the world for people who try, who work, who make the effort, regardless what the endeavor. The very many Jews I’ve known who gave of their time going to work on kibbutz then returning to home after their stints, was something to admire. Don’t know of many other examples of such dedication.

    Across the Middle East, it’s impossible to find such dedication to “building” a nation. Come to think of it, not much left of it here either with so many holding expectations and notions of entitlement.

  7. 7

    CharlieGee

    Israel has Almighty God on their side and any who line up against Him will suffer defeat. The Mullahs of Iran think they worship the God of Abraham’s Ishmael but the reality is they worship Baal and cannot discern its deception. Before all is said and done: Rev 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Rev 14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. O’Bama and his flock of fools are witless pawns of the adversary. God will bless Israel; not so sure He will continue to bless America.

  8. 9

    ilovebeeswarzone

    I have the outmost respect for PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU, HIS SURROUNDED BY ENVIOUS THUGS WHO WANT TO EXTERMINATE THEM,
    AND HE IS THE BENEVOLENT DAVID, STRONG AND PEACEFUL WATCHING THEM ALL,
    HE KNOW HE CAN EXTERMINATE ALL OF THEM, SO IF THEY DARE MAKE THE SLIGHTEST MOVE,
    HE KNOW THE SIGNAL AND WHAT TO DO,

  9. 11

    James Raider

    @ilovebeeswarzone: #9

    ….. ENVIOUS THUGS WHO WANT TO EXTERMINATE THEM,

    We have reached a point where much of the world now resents Israel, and across Europe and North America it has become the progressive thing to do. This sentiment will unfortunately not reverse.

  10. 12

    ilovebeeswarzone

    James Raider
    hi,
    it’s good to know that ISRAEL has the card’s game with them,
    HITLER AND THE MULTI MUSLIM ARE DEAD, AND ISRAEL LIVE AND PROSPER,
    and they are most important for saving HUMANS ALL AROUND THE WORLD
    BECAUSE OF THEIR NEVER ENDING RESEARCH, ON SO MANY DISEASES KILLING HUMANS,
    YES THEY ARE MOST NEEDED THAN MANY RACES WHO SPEND CENTURIES HATING OTHER HUMANS, THEY BRING DEATH TO OTHER,AS OPPOSE TO ISRAEL WHO BRING LIFE TO OTHER,
    IF THE ISRAELIANS WOULD NOT EXIST, WE WOULD NEED TO INVENT THEM,
    BYE

  11. 13

    james Raider

    News:

    While Netanyahu is educating Obama on the fine art of negotiating, and on the art of, . . . well, just being a leader, The International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World is nominating Vladimir Putin for a Nobel Peace Prize.

    How obscenely perfect is this in design? . . . . We’ve gone from a did-absolutely-nothing-Nobel-winner Obama, to a KGB-thug-Nobel-wannabe Putin.

    Perhaps the NYT will publish an article making sense of this for those of us who are confused by the prevailing presence of insanity.

    Not only can you NOT make this stuff up, you can’t even imagine it. But there it is.

  12. 15

    ilovebeeswarzone

    James Raider
    they see him as having offer to prevent OBAMA ATTACKING ASSAD PRESIDENT’
    BY INSTIGATING THE WAY TO GET him ASSAD TO LET GO HIS CHEMICALS,
    THIS WAS A WORLD WIDE ISSUE, AND IF OBAMA WOULD HAVE ATTACK,
    IT WOULD HAVE START A WORLD WAR111 for sure,
    that’s more than their previous prize winner who had nothing to show,
    bye

  13. 16

    Nan G

    I was fairly outraged when I read that Obama gave Iran’s Rouhani (sp?? who cares?) a million dollar pre-Islamic Persian griffin of solid silver.
    But it turns out the ”artifact” was a fake!
    http://www.savingantiquities.org/wp-content/pdf/OCFMuscarella.pdf
    http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/148365/griffin-rouhani-diplomacy
    Good.
    And ironic, because I’m pretty sure Obama meant to give Iran something really valuable.
    It turns out to be as tacky and cheap as an un-usable DVD or a set of Obama’s own favorite speeches.

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