Israeli officials: Starve Iranians to stop nukes

YNet News;


West should adopt North Korean model vis-à-vis Tehran, hunger in Iran could prompt regime to ‘consider whether nuclear adventure is worthwhile’, Jerusalem official says.

Iran’s citizens should be starved in order to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, officials in Jerusalem said Wednesday ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington. “North Korea is halting its nuclear program in order to receive aid in food, and this is what should be done with Iran as well,” one unnamed official said.

“Suffocating sanctions could lead to a grave economic situation in Iran and to a shortage of food,” the source said. “This would force the regime to consider whether the nuclear adventure is worthwhile, while the Persian people have nothing to eat…”

Never mind that  Article 54 of the Geneva Convention forbids such sanctions.  

The reports of similar actions taken against the population of Gaza doesn’t sound so far-fetched now…

So much more I’d like to say but won’t.


10 comments on “Israeli officials: Starve Iranians to stop nukes

  1. ah, one from the old and one from the new:

    Pro_25:21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
    Rom_12:20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

    And wouldn’t you know it, both were written by a child of Abraham!


    Me thinks we have a messed up wisdom here or there?

  2. Fear leads to all kinds of monstrous ideas. The kingdom of darkness treats people like collateral damage that must be sacrificed in order to maintain its lifestyle level. It would do well to remember that one day the Bible gives a hint that the living Jews will turn to Christ through a miracle.

    But the nation called Israel today is secular, rejects the Christ, and is mostly concerned with its own survival – as are all the nations. In the natural we cannot blame them, however in the supernatural they are as blind as Gentiles.

    Let God take care of the eschatology, our calling is the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Ps.2: 1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

    2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

    3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

  3. Actually, I’m not even sure that this is true. I have never heard of “food sanctions” against North Korea. I do know that they are very poor and are unable to produce their own food or afford to buy food from external sources. It is really understandable that western countries are not going to give them food without something in return, but as far as I know there are no (and never have been) formal “sanctions” prohibiting their friends in China, for example, shipping them food. Iran is really a totally different situation. It’s a much significantly larger country with a much smaller population density and is much more suited to being self sufficient in terms of food. North Korea: area – 46,528 sq mi population – 24,051,218 … Iran: area – 636,372 sq mi population – 78,868,711. Although Iran is pictured as being “desert”, it actually has a large amount of farmable land. Its industrial capacity far exceeds that of North Korea as well. So if Israel is serious with this comment, that is pretty scary, because it demonstrates that at least on this level, they don’t even seem to know what they are talking about. There ARE sanctions that can have a beneficial effect on Iran, but FOOD sanctions are not one of them. We really DO need to keep nuclear weapons out of reach of the Iranians, because a nuclear Iran would pose a threat to ALL of its neighbours. The Iranian Shia hate the surrounding Sunnis with a passion and they would not pass up an opportunity to wield a nuclear stick at them. But food sanctions? Ridiculous!

  4. PM Netanyahu is, let’s be honest about it, as genocidal as any of the other worst tyrants in the region.

  5. Wken,

    while what you represent may be true, I have to ask, are you basing this assertion that PM of Israel, Netanyahu, is a genocidal tyrant like others in the region on first hand (prima facia) knowledge, experience and fact, or by something else?

    • The fact that he advocates the extermination of, say, Palestinians, proves the point in and of itself.

      In exactly the same way that Ahmadenijad denies the right of the Israeli people to exist, Netanyahu has repeatedly demonstrated and stated his belief that the Palestinians have no right to exist. Forced relocation, crippling embargoes, and the like are nothing less than terrorist tactics, simply being used by a state rather than a group of revolutionaries. Israel’s military conduct, showing flagrant disregard for civilian lives or proportionality, works right along there.

  6. wken

    I asked that because I have experienced firsthand just how the Truth and truth reporting is skewed by the media when reporting on things.

    When I think about the Jews I know personally in a number of countries around the world listening to their hearts and their thoughts about their history and their personal relationships with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and Israel as a nation now, their national hopes and dreams for their future, these words come ringing in my ears:

    Psa_120:7 I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!

    When I think of Iran and the experiences I have had personally with several Iranians over the years, both here in the U.S. and in Tehran, I get the same sense that these people are being driven by a force that is not easily understood or comprehended and that for the most part.

    When I was there in Israel I got similar feelings about those Palestinians I came to know there. I have personal friends here who are Palestinians.

    I am just wondering if you have any “person/personal” experiences of either Jews or Persians or Palestinians that you drew from when making your comments about?

  7. I think I’m with the Israelis on this one. If they build a bomb in Tehran, the absolutely will drop it on Tel Aviv. And mounting pressure on the people of Iran to abandon this foolishness is right in line with God’s own purposes and actions. In fact, it’s far more lenient than God HImself:

    “When You go into the land to posses it… I will deliver them into your hands, and you will kill them, and utterly destroy them… and you will show no mercy…. In the cities of this people, you will leave nothing alive that breathes…”

    Let’s not cherry pick the kind of God we want to believe in. He hasn’t left that option to us.

  8. Kirby: “… In fact, it’s far more lenient than God HImself:…”

    Yes, amen and that’s really what seems to me to be missed by the foolish and weak minded.

    When you consider this that God led the Children out to war and when you read in Scripture those places, it was the people God was leading the Children of the Lord to conquer or destroy completely who trembled because of the “terror” of the Lord!

    Even in the New Testament we see God’s great wrath against some as we read about in Acts.

    When you consider the things God showed Peter, written about in 2 Peter 3, you get a sense that no amount of bombs blowing up can compare to the blast that will destroy all the created heavens and earth; or, how Jesus Himself describes the run up to acting to save the Elect, which, if He doesn’t act on our behalf, even all the Elect, too, would be destroyed!

    How is it that to the one, there is the promises in Christ and to the other, those who will not repent and turn and receive the forgiveness of sins, God’s terrible and utter eternal damnation and wrath?

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