Jump to bottom


1 Bob Levin  Thu, Apr 26, 2012 1:28:59pm

I wouldn’t go so far as to call this particular instance a Pravda moment. However, Gantz is explaining a complex concept, and the headline writer has to put it into five words. Add his statement to the series of contradictory statements made on the topic, and you have a befuddled press absolutely unable to comprehend one of the most important series events of the day.

I believe this happened once the governments of the wold began to see the press as a hostile nation, and began to treat it as so.

2 Reuters Middle East Watch  Thu, Apr 26, 2012 2:19:34pm

I would agree with you if it were only the headline but the lead is just as misleading (no pun intended) and in my view, deliberately so.

If you read Maayan Lubell and Jeffrey Heller’s update on this story, you can clearly see that they are attempting to pit a military expert against Netanyahu (a common Reuters tactic) by suggesting that the former believes the Iranian leadership is rational and therefore, unlikely to build a nuclear bomb (FULL STOP). If this were the case, Gantz’ assessment would undermine the official Israeli position that Iran is seeking the annihilation of Israel and dashing toward the bomb.

On the other hand, if you read the original interview in Haaretz, you can see that Gantz is focused on the strategic thinking of the regime. He believes that they are moving through all of the stages necessary to develop the bomb but will not make the final decision to build one until their facilities are immune from attack (at which time it will be too late). He says he doesn’t think they will go the extra mile but that there will be nothing to stop them from doing so once they are bomb-proof and that as Islamic fundamentalists, their calculations are ultimately unpredictable and dangerous.

Reuters has an agenda to portray the current Israeli government, particularly Netanyahu, as alarmists and war mongers, and seeks any opportunity to undercut it, including misconstruing the words of others.

3 Bob Levin  Thu, Apr 26, 2012 3:00:36pm

re: #2 Reuters Middle East Watch

I would agree, which is part of the confusion. There is no way to take all of the official statements from Israel and the US and make any kind of coherent sense of them. However, part of this confusion is the notion that Israel is ready, willing, and able to strike Iran at any time. Fortunately, Reuters is all too eager to help, even though they believe they are hurting and discrediting Israel.

The fact that Reuters plays their role so enthusiastically only helps the credibility of the smoke screen, convincing Iran, and many nations, that there’s got to be a fire in there somewhere.

This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2021-06-05 2:51 pm PDT
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Goose - 6/19/21 Thornville, OH (Full Show) [VIDEO] Join us at 8PM ET tonight for the free premiere of night two from Legend Valley in Thornville, OH this past weekend! 🦕 Tour dates + tickets: Set 1: Green River, Elizabeth, Empress of Organos, Rosewood Heart > ...
9 hours, 33 minutes ago
Views: 100 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210620It was Father's Day this weekend. Nothing to do with what work we did. Last Wednesday we received an order of floating plants that went right in, er on.We know we've done a few things out of order.One is covering ...
17 hours, 12 minutes ago
Views: 105 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 0 •
The Black Keys - Going Down South (Live From Easy Eye Sound) Watch The Black Keys perform “Going Down South” live from Easy Eye Sound. Featuring Kenny Brown on guitar & Eric Deaton on bass. Recorded in Nashville, TN in Spring 2021. For exclusive videos and tour presale passwords, sign up ...
2 days, 13 hours ago
Views: 225 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 •
Esperanza Spalding - Formwela 4 Feat. Corey King (Official Music Video) Watch the official music video for esperanza spalding’s “Formwela 4 feat. Corey King” AVAILABLE AT Formwela 4: For tuning oneself to expect and receive attunement when speaking intimately to the heart’s un-articulated needs. Use to remind oneself that ...
5 days, 16 hours ago
Views: 388 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 5 •
Garbage - the Creeps (Official Audio) Listen to the official audio for “The Creeps” from the album ‘No Gods No Masters’.Make sure to subscribe to Garbage: and hit the bell to get notified of all new uploads. Our new album ‘No Gods No Masters’ ...
5 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 404 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 •
Nina Simone - Feeling Good (Official Video) Fortifying Simone’s legacy, “Feeling Good” depicts generations of Black joy and boundless self-expression. Get new Nina Simone merch, and follow Nina everywhere: Nina challenged boundaries and throughout her career, encouraged empowered expressions of Black culture and beauty. Created ...
5 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 426 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 5 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210613For a number of reasons, we had a change of pace this week finishing up a project we started last year. Remember back when we spent a bunch of time raking up all those river rocks...And then there was A ...
1 week ago
Views: 457 • Comments: 2 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 0 •
Michele’s Boring RV Renovation Ch. 1Since Mom_Anon kindly told me that I had to document the renovations on the RV, I guess we'll start here and I'll add pages as I progress. As I posted yesterday it is now registered and licensed. I also ordered ...
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire
1 week ago
Views: 1,188 • Comments: 5 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 5 •
Netflix’s the Sandman - Behind the Scenes (2021) Neil Gaiman, Gwendoline Christie I've heard about Sandman for ages from all my nerdpals but being DC averse, never read it so I am looking forward to this. The Sandman is a new dark fantasy Netflix series based on The Sandman comic book ...
2 weeks ago
Views: 908 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 6 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210606We thought we were done with some of this... but there's more rock washing and hauling.And there's gonna be more pebble washing and top soil hauling. Saturday we washed the ton of rocks delivered a few weeks ago.We left them ...
2 weeks ago
Views: 806 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 6
Tweets: 0 •