What will be the price of Israel’s appeasement?

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What will be the price of Israel's appeasement?

“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.

  1. Israel attacks Iran
  2. Iran attacks Israel
  3. Israel nukes Iran
  4. the US threatens anyone who retaliates against Israel with nuclear destruction
  5. some country, maybe Iran, attacks Israel
  6. the mushroom clouds bloom all over the Middle East… then all over the world
  7. And on this day Obama rested?

What will be the price of Israel’s appeasement?

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2 Responses to What will be the price of Israel’s appeasement?

  1. Roger says:

    Why is it a priority to stop Iran’s nuclear deterrent against a nuclear attack by Israel?
    Surely, the priority is to have that aggressive, warmongering Zionist regime nuclear-disarm. Then, there will be no need for Iran or any other enemy of that abomination of a state to seek nuclear weapons. And do the Zionazis have enemies! Their excesses in the region, their ongoing colonisation of Palestine, their ethnic cleansing and brutal occupation has stirred up so much hatred which will last for generations or until …….

  2. jfl says:

    Well, yeah! But how could the nuclear disarmament of Israel go forward? The US would have to say, hey, no more aid of any sort for nations who have not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. That would bring ‘em around in one NY minute.

    But Barack Obama… or any Republicrat to be named later… will be unable to stand up to the Zionist lobby… which includes far-right wing fundamentalist Xtians as well a far-right wing fundamentalist Jews… the fabled 1%.

    It all rolls back the US. Israel is a little nation of fewer than 8 million and could never have caused all the trouble it has and continues to cause without the US holding its coat, vetoing UN resolutions, and pouring weapons and dollars on the flames. Yes, the efficient cause is Netanyahu and the other far-right wing Zionists, but all for naught without the enabling cause : the US of A.

    So nothing will happen until Americans take control of their government and take the obvious steps.

    How about nuclear diarmament for the region and a co-operative progam, a coalition of the able encompassing the US, Israel, and Iran among many others to perfect photosynthetic hydrogen as the energy source for all. It’s distributed, we can all ‘grow’ hydrogen where we now grow pansies and tomatoes – no more CO2 from coal, oil, natural gas; no more Big Electric Grid fed by Megawat Fukushimas; no more fracking, no more tar sands; no more imperial warfare for control of hydrocarbons.

    Once you start thinking in a sane, co-operative rather than lunatic, domineering fashion – everything is possible.

    But the people – literally the people – who are not invested in the present lunatic system are the only ones capable of changing it.

    So that’s what we, the 99% who own next to 0% percent of that system, have to do. Take charge and change it.

    Noam Chomsky is fond of pointing out just how quickly rabid Boer apartheid fundamentalists signed on to majority rule in South Africa – just as soon as the USA, Dick Cheney was point man, ended its support of that regime. Could happen again with Israel. In one NY minute. All we gotta do is get rid of the duopoly and AIPAC along with it.

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