Published on January 12th, 2011 | by Ali Gharib0
Netanyahu Walks Back Dagan et al
Just off the news that a parade of high-ranking Israeli officials, including the outgoing Mossad chief Meir Dagan, have been pushing back their Iranian nuclear timetable, right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a meeting with foreign press in which he emphasized that Israel is still very much focused on Iran.
Fox News has the story under the headline “Israel’s Main Concern: Iran, Iran and Iran.” Notice the bad writing and typo at the end of the paragraph (bolded by me), where what was surely meant to be a “credible military option” has become “incredible military option.” Fox‘s Yael Kuriel:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with foreign press representatives on Tuesday, where he described Iran as the main concern for governments in the region. He further asserted that Iran “is determined to move ahead despite every difficulty, every obstacle and every setback to create nuclear weapons”. While congratulating the US government insisting on imposing economic sanctions, he stressed that “those sanction have not yet achieved their objectives”. The only chance that these sanctions will achieve their objectives is if the sanctions were to follow by incredible military options.