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Sheldon Adelson wants the US to drop a nuclear bomb on Iran

Posted on 27-Oct-2013. Updated on 28-Oct-2013.
Topics: Billionaires in Politics  

From the Jerusalem Post:

During a panel at Yeshiva University on Tuesday evening, Sheldon Adelson, noted businessman and owner of the newspaper Israel Hayom, suggested that the US should use nuclear weapons on Iran to impose its demands from a position of strength.

Asked by moderator Rabbi Shmuley Boteach whether the US should negotiate with Iran if it were to cease its uranium enrichment program, Adelson retorted, “What are we going to negotiate about?”

Adelson then imagined what might happen if an American official were to call up an Iranian official, say “watch this,” and subsequently drop a nuclear bomb in the middle of the Iranian desert.

"Then you say, ‘See! The next one is in the middle of Tehran. So, we mean business. You want to be wiped out? Go ahead and take a tough position and continue with your nuclear development. You want to be peaceful? Just reverse it all, and we will guarantee you that you can have a nuclear power plant for electricity purposes, energy purposes’," Adelson said.


Adelson, who donated tens of millions of dollars to defeated Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the most recent campaign, criticized the Obama administration's willingness to engage the Iranians diplomatically. "[It's] the worst negotiating tactic I could ever imagine, my entire life," he said.


[1] "Adelson: US should drop atomic bomb on Iran", Maya Shwayder, Jerusalem Post, 24-Oct-2013

[2] "Will Jews Exist?" Event 10/22/2013, YouTube

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