web analytics
September 20, 2014 / 25 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post
Apartment 758x530 Africa-Israel at the Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York

Africa Israel Residences, part of the Africa Israel Investments Group led by international businessman Lev Leviev, will present 7 leading projects on the The Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York on Sep 14-15, 2014.



NYT Upset at Bibi – but They Won’t Say the Real Reason Why

Bibi dared to mention the NY Times' own shoddy record of believing dictators on the threshold of nuclear weapons capability.
ny time oops

The New York Times is not happy with Bibi:

Mr. Netanyahu has legitimate reasons to be wary of any Iranian overtures, as do the United States and the four other major powers involved in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. But it could be disastrous if Mr. Netanyahu and his supporters in Congress were so blinded by distrust of Iran that they exaggerate the threat, block President Obama from taking advantage of new diplomatic openings and sabotage the best chance to establish a new relationship since the 1979 Iranian revolution sent American-Iranian relations into the deep freeze.

Even though the Times admits that pretty much every fact Netanyahu brought up is accurate!

Mr. Rouhani and the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, have insisted repeatedly that Iran wants only to develop nuclear energy and that obtaining a nuclear weapon would harm the country’s security.

Even so, Iran hid its nuclear program from United Nations inspectors for nearly 20 years, and the country is enriching uranium to a level that would make it possible to produce bomb-grade nuclear material more quickly. It has also pursued other activities, like developing high-voltage detonators and building missiles that experts believe could only have nuclear weapons-related uses.

These facts make it hard not to view the upcoming American-brokered negotiations skeptically. But Mr. Netanyahu has hinted so often of taking military action to keep Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon that he seems eager for a fight.

Actually, the main thrust of Bibi’s speech was to not to start a war, but a warning against loosening sanctions in exchange for smiles and empty promises:

I have argued for many years, including on this podium, that the only way to peacefully prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons is to combine tough sanctions with a credible military threat. And that policy is today bearing fruit. Thanks to the effort of many countries, many represented here, and under the leadership of the United States, tough sanctions have taken a big bite out of Iran’s economy. Oil revenues have fallen. The currency has plummeted. Banks are hard pressed to transfer money. So as a result, the regime is under intense pressure from the Iranian people to get the sanctions removed. That’s why Rouhani got elected in the first place. That’s why he launched his charm offensive. He definitely wants to get the sanctions lifted, I guarantee you that, but he doesn’t want to give up Iran’s nuclear weapons program in return.

Now, here’s the strategy to achieve this:

First, smile a lot. Smiling never hurts. Second, pay lip service to peace, democracy and tolerance. Third, offer meaningless concessions in exchange for lifting sanctions. And fourth, and the most important, ensure that Iran retains sufficient nuclear material and sufficient nuclear infrastructure to race to the bomb at a time that it chooses to do so. You know why Rouhani thinks he can get away with this?…Because he’s gotten away with it before. 

The NYT cannot find any holes in Netanyahu’s logic. It cannot find any concrete concession that Rouhani is offering. Yet, against all known facts, it still insists that Rouhani is the moderate who must be given concessions to, and Bibi is the warmonger.

There is nothing wrong with speaking to and negotiating with Iran, but there is a great deal wrong with loosening sanctions in response to a smile.

So if the Times cannot find anything actually wrong with Bibi’s words, why are they so upset at him? The reason seems to be because he called them out for doing the exact same thing with North Korea:

Like Iran, North Korea also said its nuclear program was for peaceful purposes. Like Iran, North Korea also offered meaningless concessions and empty promises in return for sanctions relief. In 2005, North Korea agreed to a deal that was celebrated the world over by many well-meaning people. Here is what the New York Times editorial had to say about it: “For years now, foreign policy insiders have pointed to North Korea as the ultimate nightmare… a closed, hostile and paranoid dictatorship with an aggressive nuclear weapons program.

Very few could envision a successful outcome.

And yet North Korea agreed in principle this week to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, return to the NPT, abide by the treaty’s safeguards and admit international inspectors….Diplomacy, it seems, does work after all.”

A year later, North Korea exploded its first nuclear weapons device.

That’s the real reason the “Paper of Record” is so miffed – because Bibi mentioned its record of believing dictators on the threshold of nuclear weapons capability.

The truth hurts, so the NYT – instead of admitting its very real role in pressuring Washington to believe North Korea’s empty promises – is lashing out at the person who pointed it out.

This is behavior one would expect from a teenager who was caught in a lie, not from a newspaper whose entire reputation is dependent on accuracy.

The NYT’s choosing to ignore that part of Bibi’s speech explains a great deal about its nonsensical editorial that is at odds with facts.

Visit Elder of Ziyon.

About the Author: Elder blogs at http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.il/


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

13 Responses to “NYT Upset at Bibi – but They Won’t Say the Real Reason Why”

  1. Iran-lovers must ask themselves this question: What is the purpose of the Shahab-3? It is not accurate enough to deliver a conventional payload to a specific miltary target. It is an "area weapon", suitable only for delivering WMD, and its range now includes Israel. To me, that is all one needs to know about Iran's peaceful intentions.

  2. Of course, the ShariaState’s representatives – let it be a ”hawk-like” mullah or more of a “dove-like” – are not to be trusted. A fascist is a fascist, and there are loads of evidence of their ill-intentioned wish. Alone their vocabulary is ripe with Nazi-like evil: Overdrive language with hints to genocide of the Jewish People. Their most wet dreams are about to get a nuclear bomb so as to wipe out Israel. One of the Mullahs – or was it the Amadmanonajihad himself – uttered that it is convenient that Israel exists, then all of the Jews can be annihilated once and for all – at one spot. – That kind of vitriol vocabulary did not die with The Third Reich.
    The Islamists don’t hate Jews because of Israel – they hate Israel because of Jews.

  3. the nytimes is an ugly anti-semitic rag with no credibility and is the grey lady in name only. pundits skitter across the pages with no trace of journalism unless it is from their moslem make believe "reporters".

  4. jgray1 says:

    these are the same jew haters who were having hitler to tea and allowing his nazi minions to march in nyc while nazi “youth” camps were flourishing on long island. the hell wit h all of them. Israel prevails when it bakes its own bread.

  5. Arie Arazi says:

    You are right on. Only I wish that your comments would reach the millions American Jews who would rather read and believe the NYT than the Torah.

  6. Anonymous says:

    It is time to lift the sanctions to Iran, the people are paying for that and increase the hatred to US, EU, Russia, China, Israel, Netanyahu has to shut up, he lost the "momentum" to strike to Iran after the second term election from Amadmanonajihad when the people tryed to tople the ayatollahs goverment.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Correction: No Amadmanonajihad, it is Ahmadinejad

  8. The New York Slimes, as Marc Steyn calls it, would not be allowed to come over the threshhold of our home. What a shame this is looked to as "the paper of record." Their "record" of unabashed liberalism on all their pages is a disgrace!

  9. vonryansexpress says:

    TeachESL Thank you—For the NYT, Netanyahu is a PM who must be undermined at each page turn–even if it means eyewashing for Qom.

  10. Netanyahu's speech was about reality and truth. He was in the role of statesman rather than politician. Words from the heart that not everyone wants to hear.

  11. benakiva37 says:

    To Frankelprocesstech:People always “pay” for the bigotry and viciousness of their government,but  Israel has the option to strike the Iranian mullahs for their repeated and continuing promises to destroy the Jewish State.The strike if it does occur must be nuclear-based and must remove the research,development,production and launch facilities for the Iranian government, as well as the conventional Iranian strike forces.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Finance Minister Yair Lapid, chairman of the Yesh Atid party.
Lapid Slammed by Secular and Press for Shabbat Press Conference
Latest Blogs Stories
Doug Goldstein

Why some countries are more economically successful than others? Tune in for the answer…

ethics

If not scared by God be scared by man; Hopefully ethics will integrate into lives for proper reasons

rgds

Smear campaigns by people with agendas other than justice do not faze him; He does what is right.

Even Muslims -- including a number of groups one might consider to be quite radical -- are distancing themselves from ISIS and declaring the group to be apostate.

Countries like Turkey, Europe and even the US have proven fertile ground for recruiting terrorists

How many times have you heard anti-semites spew words like Israel are Nazis, or what you are doing to the Arabs is worse that what the Nazis did to the Jews?!…

My blog, Israpundit, was hacked, and I had to move to a new domain…

There’s much confusion about the definition of Daas Torah; simply put it means the wisdom of Torah.

We’ll never be able to negotiate a true, lasting peace with the Arabs.Their aim is our destruction.

Now I live in a country where every shop in the food court is kosher! I can have anything I want!

Pashkevil: “Come out today and battle the Zionist Amalek and all the traitors in Nahal Haredi…”

Jordan: Only M.E. country with no historical basis and ruled by occupiers placed by European powers.

Why is an IRA a worthwhile account for retirement? And how can you use it to the best advantage?

Like the fighter pilot’s letter, I wonder if certain units are simply too sensitive to allow certain leftwingers to serve in, and to entrust in their hands the security of our country and our lives.

There is only one thing more tragic than experiencing a terror attack, and that is allowing those who attacked you to do it again!

Smuggling Gazans into Europe is cheaper than fighting with Gaza, and then rebuilding all the destruction.

This week’s parsha offers a new covenant; a covenant that speaks to national life unlike any other

More Articles from Elder of Ziyon
Primer.jpg

Beware of the “creative license” reporters and spokespeople take to claim maximal harm to Gazans by Israel.

A tourist walks past a Christian souvenir shop with pictures of Pope Francis near Manger Square, on May 21, 2014.

Pope asked to dine with poor families, but church leaders instead use locals as props to slam Israel!

Elder of Ziyon shows that Abbas is cynically using the Holocaust as a way to say that Jews are doing to Palestinian Arabs the same “injustice”  and “oppression” that Jews suffered under Nazis.

Visa has ads in an Egyptian magazine in which a story describes Jews as vampires. And worse.

A Hillel student spoke against the anti-Israel resolution, but also called Israeli actions “shameful.”

The report is titled: “Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank.” Need we say more?

Saeb Erekat is, once again, lying. Just as we caught him lying many, many times before.

SodaStream supports Palestinian Arab families every single day, a lot more than any leftist NGO.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/elder-of-ziyon/nyt-upset-at-bibi-but-they-wont-say-the-real-reason-why/2013/10/02/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: