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Israeli PM's Iran bomb cartoon 'confusing': Bildt

Israeli PM's Iran bomb cartoon 'confusing': Bildt

Published: 28 Sep 2012 13:27 GMT+02:00
Updated: 28 Sep 2012 13:27 GMT+02:00

Writing on his blog where he summarized this week's General Assembly in New York, Bildt said "Prime Minister Netanyahu drew pictures of bombs that left pundits highly confused over what he really meant about Iran and its nuclear programme."

Netanyahu used a red marker diagram of a round bomb with a fizzing fuse, drawing a red line at the top of the bomb and saying the international community must put a limit on Tehran's uranium enrichment.

Bildt said the "trends (in the Middle East) were not positive, and if they're not broken by a different political development then we are headed for something that could be extraordinarily difficult."

He also referenced a speech made by US President Barack Obama two years ago in which he expressed hopes of there being an independent Palestinian state within a year.

"That has, to put it mildly, not happened," wrote Bildt.

Using his official Twitter account, Bildt late on Thursday referenced a meeting with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki in which the two discussed "possibilities of a peace process with Israel"

"Very difficult situation in the region," wrote Bildt.

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14:20 September 28, 2012 by Grokh
just proves how dumb and clueless bildt is.
15:03 September 28, 2012 by bcterry
This is confusing???, how about they're 90% complete in their aspirations to build the bomb!!

How fxxking simple do they want it, little stick man drawings?

Let me put it this way Bildt,

Iran,

madman leader,

nuclear bomb,

send to Israel,

bomb go boom,

Israel gone,

arabs dance in street.
15:23 September 28, 2012 by smilingjack
I couldnt stop laughing throughout his speech. what a tool.

the jews are warm loving people who care for all!

stop it my sides are hurting

no mention of the palestinians other than to say they shouldnt whine about the fair treatment they are getting.

whats next - yes they have been in the "holy land" for thousands of years. somebody get me a tissue to sop up these tears of laughter.

No no and no. King Soloman is a fabrication. No more real than King Arthur.

Jericho is the oldest continually occupied city in the history of the world. Occupied by the palestinians. Iran aka persia has been around for at least 10,000 years.

Israel has been there for 60 years and alienated every neighbour they have. The beauty of it all is the entire world knows it and what a bunch of complete tools the jews are - sorry "the chosen ones" and will leave them to their fate.

Madman with a nuclear bomb - absolutely - netanyahu.

I was waiting for another little vial with white powder stunt.
15:47 September 28, 2012 by Uncle
Seems like smilingjack is having a Cerebral hemorrhage.

The apparent verbal difficulties, uncontrolled laughter, imaginary threats, refusal to accept the reality and extensive aggression, combined with lack of understanding of the spoken word and lack of logical ability, is a clear sign of a need in ambulance.

Smilinjack, I believe that you have about 6 hours, before it becomes permanent, unless you had the damage long ago, in which case, the picture is clear...
15:58 September 28, 2012 by millionmileman
@smilingjack

There were no Palestininans 10,000 years ago in Jericho because Palestine is from the Roman (Latin word for Palestina) which the Roman's renamed Israel when they stated the forced exhile of most of the Jews form Israel after the Bar Kockba Revolt around 136 CE

When the world soon goes to war as a result of the its head-in-the-sand atitude towards Iran's developoment of nuclear weapons, it will be too late. When missles rain on Israel and the rest of the Middle East the difference between Jew and Arab won't matter.

Wake up! it is now the around June of 1939!
17:05 September 28, 2012 by diegoveggie
everything is confusing for bildt. the cartoon is quite easy to follow.
17:26 September 28, 2012 by smilingjack
Shouldnt you guys have your heads covered, your wives out back with the dogs increase they are menstruating and be off banging your head against a wall praying? People should have a good look at the Jewish way of life.

Missiles raining down on Israel. really. if you don't want missiles raining down on you then stop raining missiles down on your neighbours. Or threatening to.

UN gives Palestine more power ( because the majority of the world acknowledges them and the crimes committed against them ) in 2 more months and let the war crime tribunals begin. Lets start with Avigdor Lieberman.

the Jewish people on the history of Palestine have zero credibility - see King Solomon and David. Stories made up be the Jewish people to try and give themselves some claim to the area. Neither existed and are complete fabrications. The entire world knows it - well the entire world except the Jewish people. Only the Jewish people believe the endless stream - no bombardment of lies coming out through the media.

you've done your dash. crying wolf whilst attempting genocide. I wouldn't worry about Iran too much. You've got Russia and China sitting back thinking the same thing as the rest of the world. Shut the f*ck up Israel.

I mean seriously how long did Israel think it could get away with it.

Its 1939. Really tell it to the Palestinians.
17:42 September 28, 2012 by Uncle
Excellent Smilingjack.

Brilliant. I would assume that you are iranian, due to the common to iranians way of mocking "special people" as well as propagating the "Elders of Zion Protocols" education of islamo-fascist islamic republic as a "research".

I am not even arguing about the little poor palestinians, because the same palestinians are dying like flies in Lebanon and Syria and smilingjack apparently does not give a damn.

I will not even start on EACH and EVERY religious and ethnical minority in your islamic heaven from christians to kurds to tuareg to berber to darfur people to druze to somali minorities who dying in such amounts that they make palestinian issue look like a single car accident.

But what I wonder is how a muslim - who is a member of a religion that produced so little Nobel prize winners (majority of which have a prize on their heads from islamic governments), that promotes no industry, no democracy, no freedom for individuals, no freedom for females, slave trading, torture and constant murder as an answer to mocking of their prophet, who in his turn banged a 9 year old girl, can POSSIBLY criticize anyone, for anything by definition?

How does it feel to be a member of a purely nazi ideology and blame others of injustice? No dissonances? No inconvenient feelings at all?
17:52 September 28, 2012 by medoras
Bildt's village must be missing its local idiot if he can't figure this one out.

Netanyahu clearly dumbed down his message so even fools like Bildt could grasp it.
18:22 September 28, 2012 by JOHNATAN
bcterry

Our Prime Minister said it clear-if untill spring 2013 Iran will not stop its preparation

to reach nuclear weapon , Israel will act alone, and believe me he meant what he said.
18:26 September 28, 2012 by saab
Bildt, what about 90% do you not understand?

Let me help you.

90 is one integer above 89 and one below 91.

Note too that if you take 30 and multiply it by 3, you get 90.

SmilingJack, I am glad to see that you are exorcised about the 28 000 Muslims killed in Syria by Muslims or the > 100 000 Muslims killed in Iraq by Muslims. Or about Hamas (Muslim) throwing al Fatah supporters (mostly Muslim) off the top of buildings in Gaza City (shortly after Hamas took over) or al Fatah throwing Hamas supporters off buildings in Jericho.

Face it: it's a culture of death
18:45 September 28, 2012 by voidplay
All peace loving nations of the world.

If you want to fight terrorism, save children, stop pirates and work towards solving world hunger. You would go to Somalia to set up a "real democracy". Not go about toppling and flattening oil rich nations and then rushing out to get the post war reconstruction contracts.

Thy shall not trade with dictators and bribe them under the guise of the 'oil for food' program. Thy shall not keep quite about those who spread corruption in the 3rd world nor shall you leave your oh so plenty of arms dealers. And before you point fingers at Iran, you shall make sure you are not among the top 15 weapons exporters. I am sure you know who you are.
19:36 September 28, 2012 by Iraniboy
Hahah! Bibi and Ahmadinejad have one major thing in common! They both assume that their audiences are maximum 8 years old! It especially works when Bibi is in US Capitol and Ahmadinejad during his weekly speeches for his paid audiences! Obviously it doesn't work for Swedish politicians!

Well apart from many similarities between Ahmadinejad and Bibi, there is one difference between them, one of the has Nuclear bomb but the other hasn't!
20:28 September 28, 2012 by Uncle
" there is one difference between them, one of the has Nuclear bomb but the other hasn't!"

No the biggest diff is that one needs it to defend from barbarian hordes while the other one needs it for the benefit of Holocaust threat, territorial blackmail (Bahrain)and oil grabbing (Caspian see).
21:37 September 28, 2012 by metalhead
Feel sorry for you in SWE; our village idiot doesn't agree with it, but at least it doesn't confuse him.
00:20 September 29, 2012 by Rishonim
I cant believe Bibi drew a cartoon and still manage to walk out alive from Radical United Nation. Am I missing something? I was under the impression some of the well read IT savvy goat herders in the Muslim world were going about killing people because of a cartoon drawing???.
00:37 September 29, 2012 by Children Of Adam
Well, I can draw another cartoons of Israeli Atomic Bombs and we can compare them but i guess Israeli cartoons would win, since Israel got many atomic bombs.
02:42 September 29, 2012 by Eric1
Carl Bilt, you like a lot in the West believe you can appease evil people.
10:54 September 29, 2012 by skatty
I think Israel can attack and destroy some nuclear facilities in Iran right now without US help, but Iran will rebuild it after some years, and this time for the purpose of a real nuclear weapon!

To prevent Iran to be considered an icon of power in the region, the whole country should be occupied, which needs US army (it's just US, which has such military capacity) and probably international green light (however US can attack without any green light like what it has done in Iraq!), otherwise there will be an uncontrollable chaos in the Middle East, where everybody has some interest of getting control over it, west and east (China as well). Even though Israel has the wish of chaos and division in the region for its own interest, but the price would be too high for the rest of the world to trap in an uncontrollable chaos.

For Iran and Iranian as a nation it will be disaster as well, but I think Islamic republic will get more support from people if anybody attack the country, even though the regime is not as popular as before, as matter of fact the regime is not popular at all at present.
13:16 September 29, 2012 by Svensksmith
I don't think the US can afford another war. Sorry, it's someone else's turn this time.
13:25 September 29, 2012 by JOHNATAN
Iraniboy

That is Ahmed El Najar who minance to wipe my country from the map,he repeated it over and over including in his last visit in NY.

threating to destroy my land+ building nuclear bomb+having an extreme religiouse idealogy that my country has no right to exsist in the middle east , light to all of us red lamp, specialy after 6 millions of my people were butchered by another leader with the same ideology to destoy the Jews.

Bibi meant what he said.
15:45 September 29, 2012 by Viclis
There's nothing confusing about that drawing. It was pretty clear what will happen should Iran be allowed to build a nuclear weapon. Israel should be supported without a doubt since it's it's the only truly civilized....Let me put it this....Israel is armed to the teeth and that is the only thing that prevents it from destruction by a gang of psychopathic countries. Make no mistake, If Palestinians or Iranians possessed a nuclear weapon they would not hesitate to use it against Israel....

Iran must be stopped before it's too late.
15:55 September 29, 2012 by Great Scott
You are wasting your time saying what you think about Bildt, he's such an ignorant pig even if he did read The Local he would take no notice of you, just like the rest of the Moderate buffoon's.
10:13 September 30, 2012 by viennacalling
Operation Opera conducted by Israel against IRAQ to destroy their peaceful Nuclear Program 10 Nuclear construction workers Killed Including 1 French Well Done Israel !

George Bush Senior later confirmed that the Peaceful Iraq nuclear program was just that PEACEFUL !

What Does ISRAEL and still some in the USA do not understand ?

SOME Countries choose not to develope Nuclear weapons but aspire to have a superior Peaceful Nuclear Program for Power Generation and Medical research.

A Dumb Loonie Bomb Cartoon Narrated by Beni who is in charge of the Loonie State of Israel
13:36 September 30, 2012 by JOHNATAN
Viennacalling

we have exact information about the intentions of our enemies.

we believe nobody but just to the Mossad information that generaly give the right Data.

when our exsistence is in danger we attack ,and this is the right thing to do.

The secret nuclear centers built in Iraq and that in Syria were not for civil use,and they were destroyed after we discovered their purpose.

George Bush got that information and also our decision to attack the nuclear center in Iraq , long before the Iraq war.

There are other countries like Jordan who develop now nuclear center to peacefull use, we know about it too.

The "looni state" of Israel will continue to exsist even if you or the President of Iran do not like it.
20:10 September 30, 2012 by Sheba
The world sympathised with jewish people for the holocaust but Israel used holocaust for its own purposes of being seen as a victim.Israel has become worse than Hitler and all the worst dictators combined because of Palestinian Genocide and Lebanese villages ethnic cleansing and the seige on Gaza just for the purpose of stealing land and resources of people.History will judge them harshly.I wonder if there's no Jewish person with a conscience or a sense of justice.The world has woken up from Israel the victim card and all your lies and propaganda.The worst oppressors,racists and perpetrators of genocide and ethnic cleansing or holocaust of Palestinians are ISRAEL!!!

Sincerely,

The rest of the World.
22:15 October 1, 2012 by JOHNATAN
Sheba

your hate versus my country and my people will not resolve the Israeli -Palestinian conflict.

this hate in the heart of millions arabs and palestinians is exactly the oil which help to keep wars go on.

the issue be solved politically and can be resolved with two states solution .

After 64 years of repeated failed wars you had to understand that.

Going on with lies about my state and my people will keep you in the same place you are since 29.11.47

And by the way in our schools we teach a real Mathematic, and not :"one Jew dead+one Jew dead =2 Jews dead.

and if you do not believe me read the school books in Gazza.

and before talking about democracy in Israel please check the democracy and the free speech also in religion matter in Syria,Lebanon,Eygpt,Iran
19:22 October 3, 2012 by prince T
@sheba. Is it the propaganda dat is being spread among ur pple. Atomic energy agency confirmed dat iran is rushing to build nuclear weapon. Wat confirmation do we need. D economy of iran is in crisis but not d madness to build a bomb.

By the wat is egypt, jordan etc doing to palestines refugess with them. They are treated like gabbage. All the billion dollar donations going to west bank goes into bomb making in gaza. Israel has a right to defend her borders and right to live.
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