Israel's Netanyahu warns White House not to be fooled by Iran's new leader

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  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 8:22 a.m.

    The last time any agreement between the U.S. and another Middle-East country occured and actually worked was when President Carter got Israel and Egypt to agree back in 1979. And ironically Obama blew up that up by getting rid of Mubarack. Iran sees weakness and oppportunity with the U.S.

  • Itsjstmeagain Merritt Island, Fl
    Sept. 30, 2013 7:45 a.m.

    We should not answer to Israeli wants, although that has been past policies. Israeli demands and our past policies have put us in a diplomatic box. They are not and never were a "stabilizing" influence in the region, just the opposite.
    Cut them off, they are big boys now. We have our own objectives.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Sept. 29, 2013 10:49 p.m.

    Who says the US isn't "standing up" to Iran? Sure, they would like to be free of US imposed sanctions, but the Israeli goal is just as plain - talking us into attacking their neighbors. What Netanyahu does is not leadership. It's lobbying. It might not be wrong, but it might not always be truthful, either.

    TRUTH's accusation makes sense - until you realize that bin Laden is dead, and that we're willing to conduct drone attacks on our own ally, Pakistan, in order to kill more terrorists. You won't do that kind of thing IF you are "one of them".

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Sept. 29, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    @ alt134:

    Israel has been our strongest ally in that region for many decades, and thus, deserves to be listened to. The leaders of Israel are lot more believable than the leaders of Iran. Not even close.

    Based on the history of past actions, Obama is extremely naive if he starts warming up to Iran at this point with their talk only and no positive meaningful actions yet taken. Iran has a proven history of doing exactly what Netanyahu is saying. They keep creating temporary diversions and ploys in an effort to buy more time for their nuclear bomb ambitions. The false hopes of the outside world then keep getting dashed.

    The real people in charge of Iran, the Islam clerics, have not changed. Iran's president is and has always been their puppet. This time is no different. He was afraid to shake Obama's hand because it might not look good to those clerics back home. Totally a puppet. Iran has stated many times they will not be satisfied until Israel is extinguished from the earth.

    We need to stand strong in the face of proven terrorist countries. Iran is at or near the top of that list.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 29, 2013 8:47 p.m.

    This is the same Netanyahu who wants us to attack Syria. We shouldn't be in the business of just doing whatever Israel wants.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Sept. 29, 2013 7:34 p.m.

    fools have already been fooled

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 29, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    Netanyahu needs to understand something.....Obama is one of them! And if Netanyahu doesn't see that, he is the one being fooled!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 29, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    Don't be fooled by Israel's old leader, either. We must be cautious but never forget that Israel has it's own agenda and Americas' defense department credit card.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Sept. 29, 2013 3:00 p.m.

    I could only dream of having a leader like Netanyahu! America is in sore need of a leader that isn't afraid of leading.