“It’s not prudent at this point to decide to attack Iran… I think it would be premature to exclusively decide that the time for a military option was upon us… A strike at this time would be destabilizing and wouldn’t achieve [Israel's] long-term objectives.”
– Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey
“…the United States would obviously be blamed and we could possibly be the target of retaliation from Iran, striking our ships, striking our military bases… I think that the consequence could be that we would have an escalation that would take place that would not only involve many lives, but I think could consume the Middle East in a confrontation and a conflict we would regret.”
– Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta
“A military solution, as far as I am concerned… it will bring together [their] divided nation. It will make them absolutely committed to obtaining nuclear weapons. And they will just go deeper and more covert. The only long-term solution in avoiding an Iranian nuclear weapons capability is for the Iranians to decide [that] it is not in their interest. Everything else is a short-term solution.”
– Former Secretary of Defense, Robert Graves
“…what happens [in the event of] another preemptive attack by the West, the US and Israel, they fire up the streets and now we got problems. Just tell me how to deal with all that, okay? … Because, eventually, if you follow this all the way down, eventually I’m putting boots on the ground somewhere. And like I tell my friends, if you like Iraq and Afghanistan, you’ll love Iran.”
– Former CENTCOM Commander Feneral Anthony Zinni, ret.
“No strike, however effective, will be in and of itself decisive… We haven;t had a contact with Iran since 1979. Even in the darkest days of the Cold War, we had links to the Soviet Union. We are not talking to Iran, so we don’t understand each other. If something happens it’s virtually assured that we won’t get it right – that there will be miscalculations – which would be extremely dangerous in that part of the world.”
– Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, ret.
Either Obama states publicly and categorically that Israel is on its own if it attacks Iran, or all this is theatre…
“Unless we or an ally is attacked… “ and Israel will surely be attacked in the wake of its unilateral aggression against Iran.
- Israel attacks Iran
- Iran attacks Israel
- Israel nukes Iran
- the US threatens anyone who retaliates against Israel with nuclear destruction
- some country, maybe Iran, attacks Israel
- the mushroom clouds bloom all over the Middle East… then all over the world
- And on this day Obama rested?
What will be the price of Israel’s appeasement?