He's a war criminal.
by Stephen Lendman
Netanyahu represents lawless rogue leadership. He belongs in prison, not high office. Pre-election polls suggest he'll retain power.
Israelis aren't smart enough to spurn him. Palestinian suffering will continue. The new year began like 2012 ended. More on that below.
On December 22, Netanyahu warned he'll hit Hamas "with a heavier blow" than Pillar of Cloud. He spoke on Israeli television.
"I suggest Hamas not celebrate," he said. Israeli state terror remains ongoing. "We inflicted a very heavy blow," he added.
"We destroyed almost all of their long-range rockets. But I'm telling you that the IDF is preparing to strike a still-heavier blow. Our account with Hamas is not closed."- Advertisement -
He discussed late January elections. "The public knows who will deal best with the security, regional and economic challenges. The public wants a strong prime minister with a strong party behind him."
Despots say these things. Demagoguery reflects their style. It's red meat for supporters. It works so it's prioritized.
Most people aren't wise enough to understand. They don't know what they're up against. They support what they should condemn and shun.
"On election day," said Netanyahu, "the citizens of Israel will send a message not just inside the country, but to the whole."- Advertisement -
"Ahmadinejad, Nasrallah and Mashaal will want to know one thing: has the prime minister become stronger or weaker?"
"Because to them, it means that Israel has gotten either stronger or weaker. And they understand very well that the deciding factor is whether or not the prime minister's party has gotten larger or smaller."
"If it has gotten larger. Israel has gotten stronger, and that is the message that I expect and believe the citizens of Israel will send to our enemies around the world on election day."