Déjà Vu: Israel tells US to ‘Sic 'Em’
Why be nice to your neighbors when you've got a big ole rotweiler at your command?
Israel had no official response to Ahmadinejad, [but] Shimon Peres said that the Iranian president's words were reminiscent of those of Saddam Hussein, and that his "end will be similar."Lest you consider this mere coincidence - after all, they're only two countries . . .
Peres issued a statement saying that Ahmadinejad "represents Satan, and not God." History, he said, has denounced "madmen and those who wave the sword, and all those who acted this way ended their careers accordingly."
With that, Peres said that Israel needed to let the US and the international community lead the campaign to protect the world from the Iranian leader.
In an Israel Radio interview, Peres said Saturday that "Iran is a United Nations member state threatening another UN member state, and the international organization will not let this go unheeded."
"The Iranian president is uniting the entire world against him," he said. "Israel is following his statements and actions closely, but does not wish to respond to them."
Indeed, the Foreign Ministry had no response Saturday night to Ahmadinejad's comments.
As in the Iraqi debate, Israeli officials have been vocal in backing a hard US line against Syria.Well, Israel will be disappointed to hear that the old 'lay low and let the US do the heavy lifting' may not work this time . . .
Israel wants to see Hezbollah guerrillas ousted from Syrian-controlled Lebanon and an end to Syria’s policy of providing a haven for militant Palestinian groups.
Israel has “a long list of issues we are thinking of demanding of the Syrians, and it would be best done through the Americans,” Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz said in an interview with the Israeli daily Ma’ariv published Monday.
A source close to the Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that JCS Chairman Gen. Peter Pace has received a letter from a number of active duty generals and admirals stating that they will resign if ordered to carry out military strikes against Iran. A former US Ambassador told [EIR] that these actions by the uniformed military are "unprecedented" in U.S. history.I think it's time to consider getting rid of the attitude.