A senior Israeli official on Saturday told the Jerusalem Post he was confused by recent statements from US military chief Gen. Martin Dempsey the US would not support an Israeli strike on Iran.
“Dempsey’s comments are strange in that they would seem to contradict the continual statements from the White House that the security and defense cooperation between Israel and the US has never been as close,” the senior official said.
On Thursday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said he did not want to be “complicit” in an Israeli military strike on Iran, which he said would be dangerous and counterproductive.
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.”
The Israelis might be forgiven for being confused by Dempsey’s blunt statement of opposition to an Israeli strike, given President Obama’s frequent statements in line with Israeli warmongering that “all options are on the table,” a Washington euphemism for war. The administration’s ratcheting up of tensions with Iran through tough guy diplomacy and harsh economic sanctions also sends signals of willingness for war.
But the administration has actually been quite clear that they don’t support a military strike on Iran, if in no other way than the constant reiterations of the intelligence consensus that Iran actually does not even have a nuclear weapons program, and thus no threat is imminent and no attack is justified.
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OOOOOOOOOOOO Our No.1 Welfare Queen wants to, hit HER enemies B-4 they develope a defense…!!! This NEWS has been ongoing for almost half of a DECADE…. How about the mini nuclear rogue aggersor welfare state…….. stop taking Palestinian land and go back to it's original mandate… Fat friggin chance ….. when we give them billions of OUR hard earned TAX Dollars……… to rob, cheat and steal …. from the people that were there and on that land for the LAST15OO Years…..!!!! The CHOSEN people seem to have made ANOTHER BAD…CHOICE…!!! Chosen for WHAT…??? SELF INFLICTED POGRAMS AND GENOCIDE…….. ????? Maybe it's time for them to try honesty and treating others as "people"………..
How ironic that the endorsement of the largest recipient of American taxpayers' dole should be any basis for US policy anywhere. What rankles is that American believe they are the world's only superpower. Enslaved to a rogue state, the US has all but lost its sovereignty to a zionist cabal. The tail is certainly wagging the dog – and the racist regime in occupied Palestine could well order the US to do its bidding in Iran, as it did in Iraq – notwithstanding Dempsey or Obama. How much easier is it to shed American blood in the interest of the world's only apartheid entity today. The founding fathers must be rolling in their graves….
"Dempsey’s comments are strange in that they would seem to contradict the continual statements from the White House"
That's just codespeak for "get rid of this guy"
A half century of Israeli foreign policy would seem to confirm confused "senior Israeli officials" are a reliable commodity in Tel Aviv.
How dare Dempsey contradict his masters? Roof, roof! Don't every US official know that they have to roll over and play dead for Isreal, our lords and masters?
the Isrealis aren't the bosses.
whether Iran even wants nuclear weapons is inconclusive'
That statement is a clear expression of why the USA should not attack. Remember the USS Liberty whick fi Israel was truthful shows that Israel is a nation capable of missing a 620 foot most produced ship model ever produced as a small horse transfer egyptian ship. Using the "mistake" of Israel in the USS Liberty is qa big reason to not support an attack on Iran by the same people who were so poorly informed on the USS Liberty.
For record: The Israeli jammed the US Navy communication channels to make impossible to have a US Navy ship call for help The 8 attack jets all had their identification markers painted over. None of the 72 other Israel planes owned by Israel had their markers painted over. The weather was clear and the 8 patrol boat got close enough to shot up the life boats of the USS Liberty so they had to see the large US Navy identification painted on the USS Liberty. The huge flag on the rear was clear. I post this because my personal opinion is the USS Liberty was not an accident but murder. I see no reason for our kids to die for a war of choice.
Israelis "puzzled" over why top US general does not blindly support sending more Americans to die for the sake of Nettanyahoo's hubris.
Then Dempsey has an attempt on his life in Afghanistan after he told the Israelis to get bent with their warmongering. No suspects were apprehended. Strange.
MY GOD, I didn't link his talk that "puzzled" Israelis with the attempt on his life(his plane was shelled on the ground in Afghanistan ) until now. So they dared to murder American official who disagreed with them! This is totally outrageous. Anyone who will say Israel is American's ally is a traitor!
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