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Bibi Blasts Obama Over Lack of Redlines on Iran

September 11th 2012

Netanyahu and Obama

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau on Monday blasted the Obama administration's refusal to give the Iranian government a deadline for dropping the Islamist country's nuclear weapons program, an Israeli national police counterterrorism expert stated. The Israelis believe the Obama administration is giving Iran more time to develop a nuclear bomb by its inaction, the Israeli source said. The officials commented on U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statements on Iran, in which Clinton said the United States does not want to set "a red line" to Iran's nuclear program, the Haaretz daily reported. "Not only do these comments fail to deter Iran, they only serve to calm them," an Israeli official told Haaretz newspaper.

Prime Minister Netanyahu and other members of the Israeli government have stated that they are refusing to get involved in U.S. presidential politics, but Netanyahu is attempting to persuade President Obama to draw a "line in the sand" and to deter the Iranians from building a nuclear device.

Over the weekend, Netanyahu said that Israel and the United States were engaged in discussions regarding possible deadline dates. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking on behalf of Obama, told the Israelis that "the United States believes that the best option so far is to continue negotiating with Iran."

"We're watching very carefully about what they do, because it's always been more about their actions than their words," Clinton said on Monday in response to Netanyahu's criticism.

"I do hope [Prime Minister] Netanyahu isn't holding his breath for any action by Obama and his minions. This president is all about winning in November by any means necessary and while he attempts to portray himself as pro-Israel, his [Democrat] party displayed the opposition to Israeli issues when they booed the addition to the Democrat Platform that recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," noted former police commander Jacob Eisenberg. "This administration is all talk, which is why the mental giants in the news media love Obama so much," quipped Eisenberg, who is now a security consultant specializing in anti-terrorism.

Last week, the top leader of the Iranian-supported terrorist group Hezbollah warned the United States and Israeli governments that interference in the internal affairs of Iran or any military attack would result in violence throughout the Middle East.

Jim Kouri, the fifth Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, writes for the Examiner, from where this article is adapted. He has served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the U.S.


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