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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:21 PM

Netanyahu’s Bomb Diagram Stirs Confusion in Israel

Source: NY Times

JERUSALEM — When the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, drew his red line on a cartoonish diagram of a bomb from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, his intention was to keep it simple and illustrate in easy terms to the world the point at which Iran’s uranium enrichment program must be stopped to prevent Tehran from making the final sprint to build a nuclear weapon.

Instead, the attention-grabbing performance seems to have led to some confusion in, of all places, Israel.

Mr. Netanyahu’s bomb was divided into sections marked 70 percent and 90 percent, representing the amount of progress Iran has made, or will make, toward amassing enough enriched uranium for a bomb, Israeli officials and experts said. Mr. Netanyahu drew his red line at the 90 percent mark, suggesting that the Iranians would be 90 percent along the way — a point he asserted they will reach by next spring, or summer at the latest.

But on Friday, Israel’s leading weekend paper, Yediot Aharonot, interpreted the diagram differently, assuming that Mr. Netanyahu was referring not to progress made, but to actual percentages of uranium enrichment.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/world/middleeast/netanyahus-bomb-diagram-stirs-confusion-in-israel.html?hp&_r=0

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Reply Netanyahu’s Bomb Diagram Stirs Confusion in Israel (Original post)
SecularMotion Sep 2012 OP
DeSwiss Sep 2012 #1
htuttle Sep 2012 #2
dipsydoodle Sep 2012 #4
AntiFascist Sep 2012 #3
gmpierce Sep 2012 #5
JackRiddler Sep 2012 #8
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2012 #6
mountain grammy Sep 2012 #7
yurbud Sep 2012 #9
FailureToCommunicate Sep 2012 #10
Warren Stupidity Sep 2012 #11
daleo Sep 2012 #12
bemildred Sep 2012 #13
daleo Sep 2012 #14

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:42 PM

1. He should have used symbols and characters more people are familair with......



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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:07 PM

2. Be on the lookout for a coyote carrying a set of blueprints!

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:01 PM

4. I'm wondering if he'll be on with the Muppets next.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:13 PM

3. How scientific...

maybe he should include a drawing of Ahmadinejad wearing a striped prison outfit.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:02 PM

5. it's sad

 

Netanyahu has demonstrated to most ordinary people that he's a few bangs short of a bomb, but unfortunately our Congress has already been programed to pay attention to whatever he says.

He can say whatever he wants and AIPAC will stand up and cheer. And where the money goes, our "representatives" will follow.

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Response to gmpierce (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:33 AM

8. Yes, we all laugh, but this guy addressed the Congress...

and got nothing but standing ovations the whole way through.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:32 PM

6. Don't know why they are confused...

it is easy to see he wants to bomb Iran.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:32 PM

7. Jon Stewart's take on this was hilarious

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:39 AM

9. what was it?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:50 AM

11. Worst clip art presentation by a world leader ever.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:58 PM

12. He should have used one of Powell's old phony U.N. props

Or he could have banged his shoe.

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Response to daleo (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:15 AM

13. These guys could all learn somethng from Kruschev.

"This isn't bad, we have a lot of areas just like this in the Soviet Union." -- Nikita Kruschev on a tour of Harlem at 7:00 AM 1959

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Response to bemildred (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:04 PM

14. Some refreshing political honesty from Mr. K. n/t

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