New reaction to Netanyahu's UN speech
Israeli prime minister addresses Iran concerns
- Duration 5:13
- Date Sep 27, 2012
Israeli prime minister addresses Iran concerns
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-- -- -- -- -- the prime minister of Israel's -- two men with extensive foreign policy and military experience John Bolton who of course in the former US ambassador to the United Nations and a Fox News contributor.
And general Jack Keane who's a retired four star general former vice chief of chat of staff of the army and -- Fox News military analyst.
Yet some interesting thoughts on this at number one general you are saying a shift in the timing.
And terms of what the prime minister abuses.
Sort of the ultimate date on Iran's nuclear weapons program all the.
The prime minister consistently as with the same we're out of time.
A number of months ago we he he said we have six to eight months left.
I think now pushing that -- back to the spring or summer of next year.
There's probably a little closer to a current administration has I -- our administration types are beyond that time -- -- about.
He's he's clearly moved closer to where this administration is that we do have more time.
And also you mentioned we we saw the prop that he had you know need that -- actually.
Busted up the prop with the Bob and if you is which doesn't make you pay attention to meet some will think it's a little hokey but it makes -- -- for -- -- looking.
And seems to be drawing the Red Line at they can't get beyond 90% uranium enrichment.
Yeah I was surprised by that I I think if apology from -- front -- but I drove when they begin to move to highly enriched uranium for weapons as a nation.
In other words when you go from 20% to 90% of you begin to move towards that.
And that I think gives you that weapon and why wait until late completed this is where he's drawing that brought a lot of violence and when -- -- -- I think the they use out of that graphic is brought him.
To get people on the stand what's really taken places such a complicated sophisticated subject he's broken it -- I think it where any person -- there.
-- is Saturday morning cartoons went that's how the bombs -- book with a little fuse anyone can get.
What he's trying to show us ambassador -- your thoughts -- his comments well I thought he made one very important point that people don't understand and that is that the economic sanctions may have caused Iran pain economically but they have not stopped her materially impeded the nuclear weapons program.
So -- you can have sanctions till the cows come home North Korea is the most heavily sanctioned country on earth bar none and it is already exploded two nuclear devices.
And I think that's an important argument to make because people are -- disable one we just.
Toughen the sanctions up a little bit.
Under his timeline under the Netanyahu timeline the sanctions are not gonna bring Iran to its knees before they have crossed his red line so I thought that point was important to make and I think people need to understand that especially if military action follows.
Where I think he made a mistake was on the Red Line I think I agree with Jack on that point.
You know the security council of the vaunted United Nations -- -- red line in 2006.
It said stop all uranium enrichment activities.
And Iran has blown right past that red line effectively with no consequences.
For its nuclear weapons program so to me the very concept of a red line.
It has dubious effect because the -- -- have seen previous red lines repeatedly ignored the.
Seen in this country someone at the debate about what we should be doing with respect to Iran's nuclear program and we heard a lot of it during the Republican primary quite frankly.
Ron Paul was saying what business is -- of -- Iran wants to develop a nuclear weapon and that's its business and we have no right to tell them no.
When we were listening to the prime minister -- new.
At one point his speech -- was gonna get to a quote from Bernard Lewis.
And he did it and the quote was something the -- of for the Ayatollah was mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent.
Getting nuclear weapon weapons it's an inducement to getting and using them.
Right if you prize life in the here after more than you prize life on earth.
The threat of being destroyed isn't going to deter you -- -- one thing you can say about the Communists during Cold War days is they were atheists they knew they were only going around once in life and they weren't about to throw it way too quickly.
That's not a calculus that applies to a run and that's why the entire notion that.
It would be bad if Iran got nuclear weapons but we could contain and deter a nuclear -- is delusional very dangerous and even.
If I'm completely wrong on that it doesn't stop with the -- as secretary of state Clinton herself has said.
Saudi Arabia Egypt Turkey and perhaps others will get nuclear weapons as well making an already volatile region even more dangerous -- -- I totally agree I think one of the great values of the speech was laying out that to true threat of radical Islam.
And is it not just weapons Israel threatens the world because of what their objectives are and we have a nation state of the -- that as well and wants a nuclear weapon.
A thirty year history here of terrorism -- -- -- -- the last command we had a rock believes that the Shiite.
The Shiite militia.
Sponsored by the Iran it trained by the running engine in the wrong given weapons -- they weren't too close to thousand of our 4400 Americans dead.
Plus blew up two embassies plus -- -- two backs and then this nation takes on nuclear weapon I think his characterization of that threat.
And what that means not just of the region but to the world is absolutely clear when the best.
The best presentations I've seen -- -- -- -- -- right guys thank you both so much appreciated and here.