Report: Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel

I mostly stay out of the great I/P debate, because I am a nation-state kind of guy. While I see cultural mandates for land based on history and tradition, I view the premises of nation-states being the key to stability in any region. Be it the Middle East, Africa or South Asia.

But when another nation-state, especially a former leader of that nation-state, comes out and says one of our national tragedies was of great benefit to them, I begin to wonder where their allegiance really lies. These are not the kind of statements allies make.

From Haaretz:

Report: Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel

By Haaretz Service and Reuters…

   The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.

   “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,” Ma’ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events “swung American public opinion in our favor.”

Every candidate, and American, should demand that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu apologize for his statements. How dare he dance on the corpses ashes of 9/11 to score cheap political points. How can he possibly cheer lead on this issue, one of the great tragedies in American history.

If Hugo Chavez had said this, we would be rolling tanks into Caracas by sundown. I hold the leaders of Israel to a high standard, which makes this even a lower blow.

Demand Netanyahu apologize, and demand your candidate denounce such rhetoric.


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  1. …because there really is no plausible way of saying that Netanyahu meant that America deserved to be attacked, or that he is glad America was attacked.  In certain ways Israel has benefited from the attacks; so has, for example, Armalite and General Motors.

    I despise Netayahu, but I can’t be fussed about this.  For someone of his beliefs, what he said was certainly true, merely inartfully expressed.  Like with the bullshit over Obama’s remarks, I find it hard to get fussed about this kind of thing.

  2. benefit from our middle east ‘policies.We have some kind of deal where their enemies are ours, and visa versa. It does not surprise me at all. Our candidates are required to bow and scrape for AIPAC, and always Israel’s ‘security’ is part and parcel of our interests. Demanding that he apologize for this is absurd, this is nothing when you compare it to all the truly nasty stuff he should apologize for. Besides our pole both sides use 9/11 for the most shameful behavior and spin it political at every chance.        

  3. somebody let the truth slip. we need more truth-telling getting through the filters. don’t tell him to shut up for god’s sakes.

    keep him talking. let people hear how politicians manipulate them through events.

    instead of outrage over what he said, how about using it in a larger context, as a jumping off point, to ILLUSTRATE the rackets being run to our detriment.

    this isn’t about israel. or any one nation-state. it’s the racket of global corporate dominance. and the political shills who have enthralled nations, citizens, and resources to the almighty dollar.

  4. To be able to freely discuss the positions of the government of Israel is important.

    Many Israelis disagree with views and goals of their politicians, and we must have that same freedom.

    This affects us all…

  5. from the anti-New World Order sites is focused on Armedinijad’s comments and how the neo-cons are going to use that to discredit/round up to the re-education Halliburton dissident camps the growing numbers of Americans questioning the official cover-up of 911.

    Quite sure Netanyahu was a direct participant given these comments.

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