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Daniel Pipes: Netanyahu Should Threaten To Nuke Iran

By Matt Duss | ThinkProgress | July 25,  2010

Pipes: To Get Obama To Act, Netanyahu Should Threaten To Nuke Iran  by Barrybar.

In a recent interview with the right-wing Christian Zionist Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, neoconservative pundit Daniel Pipes shared his view that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should threaten to use nuclear weapons against Iran as a means of “applying pressure” on the United States.

“I think it’s realistic for the Israelis to attack and do real damage,” Pipes said. “Now, what constitutes success, I’m not exactly sure. There are many, many questions” :

PIPES: If I were [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, I would say to [U.S. President Barack] Obama, “Why don’t you take out the Iranian nukes? Or else we will. And we will not do it by trying to fly planes across Turkey and Syria or Jordan or Saudi Arabia. We will do it from submarine-based, tactical nuclear weapons. You don’t want that; we don’t want that; but that’s the way we can do this job for sure. You do it your way so we don’t have to escalate to that.” That would be a way of applying pressure. There are so many details which I’m not privy to. But that would be my kind of approach if I were the Israelis.

Neoconservatives have long desired a war with Iran, even though U.S. officials like Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen have stated that such a war would have disastrous consequences for U.S. troops and interests in the region.

Ignoring these views, the neocons have recently begun to openly exhort Israel to attack Iran as a means of spurring American action. Pipes’ suggestion that Israel should threaten to nuke Iran represents a significant escalation in their rhetoric.

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August 3, 2010 - Posted by | Militarism, War Crimes, Wars for Israel | , , , ,


  1. Gawd…Pipes needs a smoke. Whatta warmonger twerp.


    Comment by hybridrogue | August 3, 2010

  2. well, i’ve got quite the radical idea. all those in favor of bombing iran back to the stone ages, tell ya what.
    you have just won yourself a free trip, all expenses paid
    “vacation” to Teheran, ok? go naked, go clothed, take the bible, koran, whatever you like, go native, be the ugly american, it dont matter. the wife and kids get to go with you. can’t have them back home sittin there wondering how you are, can we? it’ll be a “family thang”, how’s that grab ya? You just let the rest of know which hotel you’ll be staying at, your exact itinerary and on what days you’ll be visiting the museums.
    and no, you have to stay until the fireworks are over. we’ll send for ya. maybe.


    Comment by Luath | August 3, 2010

  3. I can’t help but wonder – Who elected Netanyahu or this YAHOO to be king? If anyone is so HOT for another war You should go to the nearest recruiter and sign up. If for some reason you are turned down, drop me a line and I will see what I can do. The best thing that can be done for a warmonger is to give them what they want, close-up and personal.


    Comment by Cranford | August 4, 2010

  4. I studied the lies told for Iraq, but I wouldn’t have believed then that the plot would be outed and yet no one would have been held accountable for it. But as the saying goes, treason isn’t treason if it prospers, so here we go again. Leave it to Pipes to not only forget to exnay on the nuclear weaponays, but to supersize the threat/blackmail aspect of the neocon’s mysterious control over Washington. So not only did some persons unknown and not investigated let alone prosecuted illegally transfer nuclear weapons to Israel, but now we’re (still) being threatened and blackmailed with them! But I suppose that’s a minor point now that our entire welfare is subservient to the plot that prospered.


    Comment by G Street | August 4, 2010

  5. someone should puke daniel pipes house.


    Comment by IH8AllZionists | August 4, 2010

  6. This Pipes vermin should be the FIRST person to parachute into Iran. Let these filthy warmongers do their own dirty work.


    Comment by Disgusted | August 5, 2010

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