Fri Aug 31, 2012, 11:55 AM
Purveyor (29,432 posts)
Ya'alon: US Is Undermining Military Threat Against Iran
Vice Premier Moshe Ya'alon said on Friday he feared Iran did not believe it faced a real military threat from the outside world because of mixed messages from foreign powers, including the United States.
"We have an exchange of views, including with our friends in the United States, who in our opinion, are in part responsible for this feeling in Iran," he told Israel's 100FM radio station.
"There are many cracks in the ring closing tighter on Iran. We criticize this," he said, also singling out UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for traveling to Tehran this week.
Ya'alon's statements came a day after Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey said that he did not want to be "complicit" if Israel chose to strike Iran's nuclear program, positing that a premature attack would dissolve the international pressure on the Islamic Republic.
Read more: http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=283363
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Ya'alon: US Is Undermining Military Threat Against Iran (Original post)
|Comrade Grumpy||Aug 2012||#6|
Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)
Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:16 PM
jtuck004 (15,882 posts)
4. Israel is not the only one. Sheldon Adelson, Republican donor, 8th wealthiest American,
appears ready to spend as much of his 24 Billion dollars as necessary to get someone in the WH that will support pulling that trigger.
And if any Democrat thinks they can raise enough money to overcome him with mere money, instead of with organization and spirit, I think they are delusional. Or maybe just really bad at math.
Response to jtuck004 (Reply #4)
Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:23 PM
atreides1 (12,116 posts)
5. Then he can send his daughter
I understand she can be aggressive, all you have to do is point a camera at her...
He's only an American when it suits him...and I for one question his loyalty to this country!
Maybe it's time Israel put on their big boy pants and cross the street without holding on to Uncle Sam's hand!
Response to Purveyor (Original post)
Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:43 PM
byeya (2,842 posts)
7. The USA has permanent national interests, not permanent international friends.
Israel, as presently governed, is acting against our national interests as I see itl