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Looks like Netanyahu is getting all upset that the media has been focussing on the Chilean mine and ignoring him. So he had to do something about it. The following is from Ha'aretz, not The Onion.
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following the rescue of the Chilean miners today that it was one of those rare moments of elation," the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement Wednesday, adding that "the entire world has been moved by this human act of saving miners trapped in the belly of the earth. We extend our blessings and the blessing of the people of Israel to the Chilean nation and to everyone who assisted in the rescue."

The statement goes on to mention that "Netanyahu predicted such an event - a mine disaster - in his book Terrorism: How the West can win from 1987." Quotes from the book were sent to reporters in addition to a scanned page from the actual volume.

In his book, Netanyahu described a possible mine disaster, saying that even though only a handful of miners may be trapped, the entire world's attention would be riveted to their welfare "for a long time." He explained his argument, saying that it would not only be the intense media coverage of such an event that would turn people's attention to the event, but every individual's private feeling that it could be him or her trapped in a similar situation.

I repeat, not The Onion.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 02:25:24 AM EST
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