Follow by Email

Monday, July 20, 2015

Chuck Freilich, "A Good Deal for Israel": Do You Also Believe in the Tooth Fairy?

In a guest New York Times op-ed entitled "A Good Deal for Israel," Chuck Freilich, a former deputy head of Israel's National Security Council, informs us regarding Obama's nuclear deal with Iran

"The nuclear issue has not been resolved, but postponed for at least 10 years. When the agreement expires, or in the event of a violation, the international community may have to resume its efforts. Iran has not given up its long-term nuclear aspirations."

"Postponed for at least 10 years"? Hey, Chuck, do you honestly believe that Iran will not cheat on the deal over the course of the next decade?  Admittedly, Khamenei may delay cheating on the deal during the next 12 months, i.e. until he receives the lion's share of the more than $120 billion frozen by international sanctions. But 10 years? Not a chance.

Also worth observing that as reported by The Jerusalem Post, 78 percent of Israelis believe the nuclear deal will "endanger Israel;" 71 percent think the deal will "bring Iran closer to a military nuclear capability;" and 47 percent "support an Israeli military strike on Iran if it would be necessary to prevent the Islamic state from getting nuclear weapons."

But heck, what do Israelis know about what's good or bad for them, particularly when it involves their continued existence on this planet?

1 comment:

  1. Condescending government paternalism is a new American core value.

    "...According to the poll, 62 percent of Americans perceive Iran as a potential threat, followed by Israel [53%] and Spain [52%] in that order. ...

    The highest ranked concern in the survey was climate change, with almost half of all nations saying that the planet's well-being caused the most consternation, specifically in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Only 14% of Israelis listed climate change as a top concern."

    Bet the NYT latches on to Israel as 'climate-change denier' ?