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Forum Post: Wall Street attacks US military general

Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 3, 2012, 11:31 p.m. EST by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai
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Maintaining its oligarchical tradition, the Wall Street Journal Sept. 1 issued an editorial blasting the efforts of the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for his efforts to forestall Israel's drive for a preemptive military attack on Iran. Its editorial, "Why Israel Doesn't Trust Obama," leads with "Barack Obama is fond of insisting that he 'has Israel's back.' Maybe he should mention that to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs."

The Wall Street Journal was responding to the widely publicized remark by JCS Chief Martin Dempsey in London Aug. 29, where he counseled against both a no-fly zone in Syria and an Israeli attack on Iran in the strongest terms yet. Dempsey said such an attack would "clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran's nuclear program," and would have broad consequences in a highly volatile region. He added: "I don't want to be complicit if they [Israel] choose to do it." Dempsey said he did not know Iran's nuclear intentions, as intelligence did not reveal intentions. What was clear, he said, was that the "international coalition" applying pressure on Iran "could be undone if [Iran] was attacked prematurely."

The Journal tries to portray this as appeasement to Iran, and in effect demands Obama come out against him:

"If Gen. Dempsey or Administration officials really wanted to avert an Israeli strike, they would seek to reassure Jerusalem that the U.S. is under no illusions about the mullahs' nuclear goals or about their proximity to achieving them. They're doing the opposite. Since coming to office, Obama Administration policy toward Israel has alternated between animus and incompetence. We don't know what motivated Gen. Dempsey's outburst, but a President who really had Israel's back would publicly contradict it."




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[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

I'm having a hard time finding the articles, but I believe that Obama cast the only vote that matters, against the Palestinians having their own state.

The rest is just media hoopla. We are still bombing Arab countries, and we voted for no Palestine. The rest is just nonsense.


[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 11 years ago

At least, we haven't waged full scale wars against Iran or Syria yet, which could escalate into regional wars and possibly even global nuclear war with the other super powers that are highly concerned with and border on these areas - Russia and China.

This is due, to a great extent, to the opposition to such wars by American military leaders, as well as Russian and Chinese military leaders.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 11 years ago

Oh right! Surprise surprise Hc says it's all Pres Obamas fault.

Just more of Hc's anti dem partisan political campaigning.

No one should be fooled by hc obvious partisanship.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 11 years ago

This is how you resist the war mongering right wing (in Isreal, & US) who want us to invade Iran!

Stay strong Pres Obama, and "don't let the bastards drag you down"

[-] 0 points by Mowat (164) 11 years ago

Israel and its stooges in the U.S are America's biggest enemies!