It is not the first time that the Israeli military has used information technology to rattle sabers
on Hezbollah's alleged military preparations in south Lebanon.
Parliamentary backbenchers, retired military officers and newspaper commentators often rattle sabers
ElBaradei, 66, cut a high political profile in the post by urging big powers to engage rather than isolate or, in the case of hawks in the former Bush administration, rattle sabers
While some of the CFR's leading experts continue to rattle sabers
and appear to be beating war drums, the dominant strain in the council's media chorus is sounding the siren song of "new thinking" concerning our relationship with Tehran.
can rattle sabers
well enough, but stop at the brink when appropriate--machismo doesn't have to rule.
Although Sir John is necessarily aware of the heated historiographical debates that aspects of his subject have aroused in recent decades, he seems reluctant to rattle sabers
himself, and his judicious conclusions often take the form of passing asides.