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It'll be Israel's fault!
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned against an Israeli military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, asserting that such a strike would have dangerous consequences, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. According to the report, Gates explained that a strike was dangerous because it would unify Iran, "cement their determination to have a nuclear program, and also build into the whole country an undying hatred of whoever hits them."
This argument is awesome for at least two reasons:
(1) It's unblinkingly stupid. It doesn't matter how many times Iran declares that they'll never give up nuclearization. It doesn't matter how obviously true it is that we can't give them anything they want more than a bomb. It will still be Israeli self-defense that causes them to cross the nuclear threshold. Of course it will be.
(2) It's obnoxiously predictable. Of course the Obama administration is going to tag Israel for the length and breadth of Middle East instability. The only people who really denied that during the campaign were pro-Obama Jewish shills. And I don't think they ever really believed it.
I don't know how other people cracked the code, but my clues were when Obama's top advisers - followed by Obama himself on multiple occasions - implied that Israel was responsible for the length and breadth of Middle East instability. That's the subtle hint that tipped me off.
More pointedly, Israel has been getting set up to take the fall for Obama's diplomatic failures since before the inauguration. It's a win-win for opponents of the US-Israel alliance. If negotiations don't work out, Israel gets blamed for Obama's naivety.
Originally posted by heliosprime
The plan is being set in motion. Obama will throw Israel under the bus if it takes out irans illegal nuke program to snuggle up to his muslim fathers.
...and may even send troops to help iran.
Originally posted by Loke.
you got some links about his muslims fathers wanting to cast israel under a bus? or any other links to make sense in your insane claim.
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 4 I
. 8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.