“They will send all the Americans’ money to us, and drop all the Americans’ children onto the Iranian bayonets! That’s as it should be!” — Nodding Yahoo
Israeli officials are again complaining that public statements from top U.S. officials have not been sufficiently supportive of waging war on Iran and have played into the hands of the Ayatollahs.
This is not a first. Last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and other senior Israeli officials complained that U.S. officials speaking publicly about their reluctance to start a war with Iran ”served Iran’s interests.”
Memo to all the Israeli officials making these kinds of complaints; if you want a war with Iran, just go ahead and start it, but do not expect the American military to pick up the pieces for you if you cannot finish it on your own.
Americans have become sick, tired, and angry at constant Israeli demands for American blood and money to be sacrificed upon the alter of ultimate Israeli hegemony in the Middle East. Americans have had it with fighting, getting maimed for life, and dying to “neutralize” yet another one of Israel’s alleged existential threats in the Middle East, as happened with Iraq; and of course, we all know just how wonderfully THAT ended.
And if politicians in this country understand that, they will not go along with any Israeli pressure for a US pre-emptive attack against Iran over an alleged weapons program which, to date, cannot be proven to exist.
I would like them to understand with absolute clarity, that any enabling, verbally or financially, of the US military toward an attack against Iran will be a career-ender.
And to those in the bowels of power in Tel Aviv, I would strongly caution you on the following. The leadership of nuclear-armed Russia, China, and Pakistan has very publicly gone on record, stating that should Iran be attacked, they will assist it militarily.
So, how “butch” does the IDF feel it can be, potentially fighting against Iran, China, Russia, and Pakistan, with the “collateral damage” against Israeli citizens happening in their own back yard?!?!
Because this is very probably the scenario you will invoke, should you attack Iran.
Please: be careful what you wish for.
While Nouriel Roubini says that attacking Iran would lead to global recession (and see this), Ronald Reagan’s budget director – David Stockman – points out that even beating the drums of war is driving up oil prices and hurting our economy:
“But it makes Israel happy, and really; isn’t that worth it?” — Official White Horse Souse
Demands? Bub, when you are sponging $100bn a year off of the American taxpayer, you ask politely or not at all! Time for Obama to stop signing those checks!
US President Barack Obama warned a premature attack on Iran would allow it to play the “victim” in the nuclear crisis, in remarks published Friday days before he meets Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
In some of his toughest comments yet on Tehran’s nuclear drive, Obama also said Israel and Iran should take seriously possible US action against Iranian nuclear facilities if sanctions fail to stop the country’s atomic ambitions.
Mr. President, should the US and/or Israel pre-emptively attack Iran to quell a nuclear arms program which, to date, cannot be proven to exist, Iran wouldn’t be “playing victim”; it would be the victim of such a pre-emptive attack.
Next Monday, when you meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, will be one of the most momentous days for the possibility of peace on this planet, and the survival of humankind, or the absolute absence of both.
I would like to remind you that leadership of nuclear-armed China, Russia, and Pakistan has gone public, on the record, stating that should Iran be attacked, they will come to Iran’s aid militarily.
So what we have here, despite Netanyahu’s soon-coming sugar coated assurances that the damage, both physically and geopolitically, will be limited, is the potential for a global, thermonuclear war.
And lastly, sir, I would very strongly caution you that the American people are sick, tired, and angry at the constant Israeli demands for the sacrifice of American blood and American money to continue to be placed upon the altar of potential Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.
Israel is to test an advanced anti-ballistic missile system in the coming weeks, inevitably fuelling speculation about preparations for a possible military confrontation with Iran.
The announcement that the first test of the Arrow 3 interceptor system would be performed “in the near future” was made as Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu flew to North America ahead of a crucial meeting with President Barack Obama at which Iran will top the agenda. Netanyahu is expected to press for a clear US commitment to military action if diplomacy and sanctions fail.
The most important thing I’ve read these last few days is the excellent article ‘Armageddon Approaches’ by Dr Lasha Darkmoon http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2012/02/armageddon-approaches/ , a cautionary piece which points the reader towards some very scary background information.
For example, according to Russ Winter of The Wall Street Examiner http://www.standupamericaus.org/iran-2/the-sunburn-capable-and-versati… , Iran’s Sunburn missiles, acquired from Russia and China over the last 10 years, have the capability of creating “a world of hurt” for the US Navy’s 5th Fleet.
This is the case of a foreign government’s lobby consisting largely of American citizens using its clout to avoid registering as a foreign agent while narrowing the policy options through its friends in Congress and the media in such a way as to make war inevitable. Some might call it treason. Such people should be marginalized before they send off another wave of young Americans to die on their behalf.
He wants us to fight it!
What’s taking the special-ness out of the “special relationship” is the showdown between President Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu, which will be reaching its climax when the latter comes to the US next week. With the Israeli propaganda campaign reaching significantly higher decibel levels of late, Bibi is upping the ante with fresh demands, declaring through intermediaries that the new joint US-Israeli policy has to define several “red lines” Iran must not cross.
There is just no pleasing these folks!
Many of these American statements, a senior Israeli government official told Haaretz, have led Iran to believe there is no real danger of an attack on its nuclear program, and therefore, there is no need to halt it.
“An Israeli attack on Iran would create a disaster.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski
“The entire lake will become a killing field…the Gulf will run red with American blood.” — Military specialist Mark Gaffney.
Bombing Iran could be the final nail in the coffin of America—a decaying and morally bankrupt superpower where torture has been normalized and where the President is now free to kill anyone he chooses, anywhere in the world, who he happens to suspect is a terrorist.
Right now, Iran appears to be the object of universal detestation, at least among those who control the mainstream media and who are anxious to persuade the easily duped masses that Iran is a major threat to civilization.
Iran’s citizens should be starved in order to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, officials in Jerusalem said Wednesday ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington.
“North Korea is halting its nuclear program in order to receive aid in food, and this is what should be done with Iran as well,” one unnamed official said.