The United States will not be ‘complicit’ in an Israeli military strike on Iran, America’s top military general warned on Thursday, adding that such an attack would not only fail to destroy Iran’s nuclear program, but could prompt Iran to reconstitute its weapons programs.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs General Martin Dempsey made the comments on Thursday in London, pushing back against US and Israeli warmongers who have advocated for a preemptive military strike on Iran for a nuclear weapons program it doesn’t even have.
He warned that an attack by Israel would “clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran’s nuclear program.” This falls in line with previous analysis by the Obama administration and experts that Iran’s nuclear enrichment is too redundant to be completely destroyed by Israeli attacks and that such a move may encourage the Iranians to actually start making weapons to serve as a deterrent for further strikes.
For now, Dempsey said, whether Iran even wants nuclear weapons is inconclusive. But he did warn that diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran “could be undone if [Iran] was attacked prematurely.”
Previous attempts at cooling the fiery war rhetoric coming from the Israeli leadership and some warmongers in Washington have not sunk in. But Dempsey’s warnings about the counterproductive and dangerous implications of a needless war on Iran could help lessen the chances of an Israeli attack in the near-term.
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That Dempsey is 1 crazy M-F… Try this:
If you have never seen this one where Sessions takes on the big guns… Panetta & Dempsey…
A MUST SEE.!!! Sessions seems to be way too nice and honest for Congress….. But I'd vote for him..!!
So, momentarily Senator Sessions spends some time in the here and now…but generally, Sessions lives in an alternate ideological reality…
And that alternate reality is a neocon paradise where America is the Empire and the Muslims are the wicked villains – fit for cannon fodder along with the Africans, the Asians, Latinos and all yellow, brown and tan races. Sessions is from Alabama, a land of milk and honey – for white folks only.
MvGuy – you should try selling your peculiar brand of foul-smelling neocon snake oil to the readers of Front Page. Dempsey is emerging as the best and possibly greatest Chair of the Joint Chiefs ever. Go rattle your gourd on the neocon and crypto-fascist websites, your mojo won't work on antiwar.com
Sessions is saying that we, the U.S. don't need to abide by international laws and can bypass NATO and the UN if we want because the military is answerable only to congress and not international legal bodies. NOT a nice man, a scary man!
Dempsey is the best, brightest and boldest Chair of the Joint Chiefs we have ever had. Dempsey vetoes Israel's nonsensical whimsy of a unilateral strike against Iran – a fantasy dreamed up by Sheldon Adelson, czar of the Sands and Macau casinos, and his hand-picked bought-and-paid-for boy, Mitt Romney. Bravo for General Martin Dempsey!
I say AMEN to that.
General Martin Dempsey is right! He knows that a strike on the "Oil Fields" of Iran will mean $10.a gal. gas for us. The Israeli's do not care about Americans, remember USS Liberty? By the way the Israelis have discovered oil off there shore. It cost more to bring the wells in than they are worth at today's price of oil. Americans need to wake UP and understand these people only do what benefits them.
It is rare to see a US general not fall in line with the Zionist propaganda machine. Glad that he has not been bought, and actually cares about America's well being.
So what will Dempsey do if Ozero, IAW Bibi's edict, orders him to join the Israeli "October Surprise" attack on Iran? He will have exactly two choices:
1) Resign his commission and allow some Ozero stooge to replace him and carry out the orders.
2) Become a real-life James Mattoon Scott (though for the opposite reason) and stage a coup.
Neither choice can be considered good.
Well, thanks to General Dempsey and SecDef Leon Panetta, there won't be an Israeli unilateral strike on Iran. After all, Iran is at least 1,000 miles from Israel, making it very difficult to pull this folly off. I'm glad there are sane, rational officials such as these two, to thwart the evil plans of psychos such as Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In addition, they have the blessings of the Oval Office.
In addition, there is strong opposition to this folly among the Israeli Cabinet, Knesset, and a sizeable portion of the public. No, Bibi has certainly bitten off more than he can chew. Not only is the distance between the two nations a problem; Iran's defenses are far from puny. They have missiles that can reach the Dimona Nuclear Weapons Facility, as well as IDF bases within Israel. Also, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have prohibited IDF pilots from using their airspaces, compounding the problem.
Sorry, Bibi; you've been checkmated by the above-mentioned countries AND the US.
You have ti give credit to Israel. They *always* act in their best interests and to Hell with the rest of the world. Sadly, for us, the Israel firsters in our country are begging for war. Israel will attack Iran and then fall back lest they get IDF uniforms dirty. They will then call up their reserves a.k.a. the US military to fight and finish their war. And worst of all, those who love America second will be the first in line to see that General Dempsey is relieved of his post (for national security reasons, of course).
Bruce, don't forget that while the US is doing the heavy fighting in Iran, Israel will be invading southern Lebanon, after carpet bombing with bunker buster bombs, and then settling there; after all there will be no people left, alive that is. Israel will latter anounce that there never was any people there in southern lebanon, and they decided to settle there.
This is a political section of war between the senate and NATO countries, US government, Pentagon or Hillary Clinton wants to have nothing to do with its own elected senators unless they all vote for the white house and state department war, if not they are preparing for going to war mentioning the World Community, the NATO and US allies, then and only then UN security vote for taking actions, in another word they even don't give a damn about UN security unless they vote for wars, like they did in Libya, UN vote in Libya was for no fly zone only not bombarding the country killing civilians or CIA and other agencies on the ground helping the barbarians.
"The United States will not be ‘complicit’ in an Israeli military strike on Iran, America’s top military general warned…"
An Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities could not be possible without the bunker-buster bombs designed by the United States for the specific purpose of striking Iran's nuclear facilities which the United States recently sold to Israel.
Therefore an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities is necessarily and incontrovertibly done with United States complicity no matter what is said about the actions.
Israel would not be if not for America they long ago would have been forced to move to Madagascare.If a people need a place because others don't like them for obvious reasons like we see today a place not full of others for thousands of years is the only way to go unlike even my country and America and others did to people like the Native Indians along with many other in history.Israel is the most modern form of theft of a peoples land an illegal theft.We see laws have been made making things like this illegal because of how often it has happened in history.Theft Murder and suffering is all that comes of things like that,and people have and always will fight for freedom from tyranicle governments.We will see this in the future maybe the near future forcing the tyranicle government out and following 21st centary laws and the constitution or it's equall in other countrys.
Agree with Dempsey. If Israel wishes to attack Iran and get its butt whipped as Iran has promised, then that is Israel's problem. We stay out of it.
Israels regime is the biggest threat to world peace….I trust Iranian military is well prepared . Defending their country will be "call upon mankind" to join and destroy this "Truly visible satanic organization" on our Planet – Zionism. Mankind have to deal with this "Cancer tumor" in ME without mercy.and support Iran …Destruction of Satanical, colonial,ideology" will mean chance for WORLD PEACE::::peter czech
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