Articles of the Day 5/13/14: Stupid and Idiotic?

Leviathan part of Israeli gas ‘revolution,’ exec says

“The development of the Leviathan reserve will allow the continuation of the Israeli natural gas revolution and regional and international export that will significantly strengthen Israel’s geopolitical standing,” Gideon Tadmor, Avner Oil’s chairman, said Sunday.”

Cyber experts warn Iranian hackers becoming more aggressive

“Iranian hackers have become increasingly aggressive and sophisticated, moving from disrupting and defacing US websites to engaging in cyber espionage, security experts say.”

U.N. experts’ report shows Iran’s deceptive procurement tactics

“(Reuters) – A confidential new report by a U.N. panel highlights Iran’s methods of evading sanctions – from concealing titanium tubes inside steel pipes to using its petrochemical industry as a cover to obtain items for a heavy-water nuclear reactor.”

Iran Doesn’t Want a Deal

“But Iran is not wise. It is merely cunning. And fanatical. Also greedy, thanks to a long history of being deceitful and obstreperous and still getting its way without having to pay a serious price. So it will allow this round of negotiations to fail and bargain instead for an extension of the current interim agreement. It will get the extension and then play for time again. There will never be a final deal.”

Iran Leader: We Should Mass Produce More Missiles

“Iran’s Supreme Leader described as “stupid and idiotic” Western expectations for his country to curb its missile development, striking a defiant tone ahead of a fresh round of nuclear talks.”

Israeli sub ‘Leviathan’ gets extreme makeover

“We installed new combat systems,” says a senior naval officer. “We upgraded her underwater detection capabilities, as well as her navigation system, sonar, motors, air conditioning and communication, down to the last valve. Today, the Leviathan sees further than ever, and sails further than ever.”

Netanyahu Holds PA Accountable for ‘Every Gaza Rocket’

“Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday declared that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be held responsible for violence from Gaza in light of the unity deal. His comments came while on an official visit to Japan, which will end on Thursday.”

PA wants extremist settlers designated as terrorists

“Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Monday that he had sent a letter to world powers, including the US, EU and UN, asking them to designate settler groups that attack Palestinian people and property as “terrorist organizations.”

Israel: Obstacles To Peace

“Western efforts to obtain a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians keep failing because of Palestinian refusal to give up demands that Israel cannot accept and continue to exist.”


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