Netanyahu draws actual red line on cartoon bomb during UN speech

By David Edwards
Thursday, September 27, 2012 14:55 EDT
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Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the United Nations
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu feels so strongly about imposing a “red line” on Iran’s nuclear program that he demonstrated by using a magic marker to draw an actual red line on a bomb diagram during his speech to the United Nations on Thursday.

“There’s only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting atomic bombs,” the prime minister explained. “And that’s by placing a clear red line on Iran’s nuclear weapons program.”

“Let me show you, I brought a diagram for you,” he told the General Assembly as he unfolded a drawing of a bomb with a lit fuse that could have easily been mistaken for something out of a children’s cartoon.

“If these are the facts — and they are — then where should a red line be drawn?” Netanyahu asked. “A red line should be drawn right here.”

At that point, the prime minister used a large red marker to draw a thick red line at the top of the bomb near the fuse.

“Before Iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb, before Iran gets to the point where it’s a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon,” he warned.

Watch this video from Fox News, broadcast Sept. 27, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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