Speaking to AIPAC today, Vice President Joe Biden sought to placate hawkish conference-goers who are concerned that negotiations with Iran sound suspiciously different from the war they were expecting, assuring them that President Obama was “not bluffing” when he threatened to attack Iran.
The P5+1 meeting with Iran last week ended with both sides claiming significant progress, but the talks have mostly been a target of condemnation at the conference, with speakers either rejecting negotiations on general principle or insisting the talks are some sort of Iranian plot designed to avoid war.
Biden’s own speech all but ignored the P5+1 talks, instead focusing on the Vice President’s own decades of fundraising for the Israel Lobby and the Obama Administration’s military and financial dedication to Israel, with repeated mentions of military threats to Iran.
Yet the threats seemed almost an afterthought, thrown in to his self-congratulatory speech at the last minute to placate worried attendees about the risk of peace breaking out. Indeed, Biden even mistook Iran for Iraq, declaring the latter’s non-existent nuclear weapons program the real threat to Israel, while of course he meant the similarly non-existent program of the former.
14 thoughts on “Biden: Obama ‘Not Bluffing’ on Threat to Attack Iran”
Don't care if you're bluffing or not.
You're called out. Make your play or crawl away. Attack Iran or not, I win. Do it or don't, I win. Put up or shut up. Either way, I win.
You have no idea what my values or motives are.
Ok let's start the war with Iran if this joe man Biden is not bluffing…, lets see what happens.., look the policy that started by Hillary Clinton, the Saudis the EU-Neo fascism.., day by day leading to a more dangerous territory.., it needs to be stoped here and now or lots of country will start facing the same situation before the Second World War. The economy, the government dishonesty, social unrest, wars everywhere you look… People.., Third World War nocking on your door and everything is indicating that third world war is for real.., it will happen.., is just a matter of time.
Biden, the smirking SOB, needs a good slap across the face.
Jason I must congratulate you for this nice sarcastic piece in your last paragraph: " worried attendees about the risk of peace breaking out." Unfortunately it looks like peace is not thinkable for Israel. They want just one thing US – the home country of these AIPAC members to go to the war for Israel. Do they have any loyalty to their country or they already completely switched their loyalty to Israel? Do they want their American neighbors die for Israel? Or do they offer to make attack force from their own members and their kids? That would be at least fair proposition. They want the war, let them die in that war.
We know Mr, Biden, we know US is under Zionist influence carefully promoting missile diplomacy, establishing military bases, waging endlessly wars of aggression…..We know US togheter with Israel kills, kills and sponsor killing…
And you should know, that Mussolini quick trial is planed for you and ass…s like you serving AIPAC genocida agenda….peter czech
Of course you're all bluffing, Mr. Bite Me. Unless you and your masters in Tel Aviv have your false flag all planned out.
Joe Biden – war criminal!
Serial Killers and Mass Murderers
The United States produces more serial killers than any other country.–Biden and his lot are one of many.Sad but true.Notice he puts the military threat solely coming from Obama.
Of course a Vice-President Ryan would have explained why President Romney was already bombing Iran. Right? I've had it with Progressives a long, long time ago. If anything they are more dangerous warmongers than conservatives because of their aura of being peaceniks which they are not. It is almost 100 years ago when Progressives in Europe (read Social-Democrats) with very few exceptions (e.g. Jean Jaures who was assassinated) enthusiastically supported their governments for going to war. Why did you morons vote for the "lesser evil" who turns out to be, as I predicted in 2008, an imperialist pur sang. His foreign policy has only one objective namely maintaining US global supremacy by hook (=drones) or by crook (=everything is on the table including nukes) or by both (=regime change). In order to pay for it he is now proposing to raid the already raided Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid programs again to restore the military budget by abrogating the sequester with the help of the GOP. In fact, without the FICA tax he would not be able to wage imperialism. Wage earners are paying for him. As I said before Progressives are more than a sorry lot. They are to me a disgusting lot. So disgusting that one almost wants to become a conservative.
By-the-way, I disagree with commentators who believe that Israel is dictating President Obama's Mid Eastern policies. My view is that several US Presidents, including Mr. Obama, have used Israel as a political and military crowbar to reshape the Middle Eastern world by regime changes. As long as that is a common goal it will only appear that Israel is in the diver's seat. It is not.
When did Obama and Biden become 'progressive' ? They work (well, play golf and make speeches anyway) for Wall Street and the National Security State.
Please! Give me a break, Our so-called leadership just can't do without interminable warfare. Just as long as someone else is engaging the target from a B-52 or on the turf with an issued M-16, and our defense industry is faring well while financing the re-election of their favored hawks. Obviously, Israeli lobbying (AIPAC) is the motive-force behind the concept of war with Iran. We have a long-history of fabricating evil-doers that we must slay like the proverbial dragon. As a case in point: we did not have to fight in Vietnam nor in Afghanistan. Afghanistan had nothing to do with 9/11 our stated case for war. Osama bin Laden's residency in Afghanistan was and is a joke. The Taliban offered on numerous occassions to extradite him to Pakistan only to be ignored by the BUsh Administration. In addition, the Taliban kept Osama under house arrest so as to forestal any trouble from his presence in Afghanistan. This war is about pipelines, encircling Iran and China. Can't we just return to a policy of minding our own business?
In the world we are amazed at all the antics US politicians have to endure to show their loyalty to Israel. Aren't they ashamed? Don't they have a little bit of self-respect or patriotism? Can only money explain this degree of self-subservience? And their idiotic voters watch the whole show with their drooling mouths open.
Iran? Iraq? These Ayrabs are all the same ain't they? [/sarcasm]
They talk about 'terrorism' but the real terror is what American politicians feel when Isreal orders them to start another war.
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