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Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said the ouster of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would speed the timetable for an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
"Do you think that the Israelis are going to have to strike — they are going to have to take action?" Fox News Republican opinion host Sean Hannity asked the former ambassador on his radio program Monday.
"As you pointed out, ElBaradei ran cover for the Iranians for all those years that he was with the IAEA. And, I just don’t think the Israelis have much longer to wait… they're going to have to act in fairly short order."
"I think that's right," Bolton responded. "I don't think there’s much time to act. And I think the fall of a Egyptian government committed to the peace agreement will almost certainly speed that timetable up."
Bolton chided the protests in Egypt last week, saying that "the real alternative is not Jefferson democracy versus the Mubarak regime, but that it’s the Muslim Brotherhood versus the Mubarak regime, and that has enormous implications for the US, for Israel, and our other friends in the region."
Originally posted by Xcathdra
Surround them with entites that desire nothing but wiping them off the map and what do you think will happen? Israel has already shown in the past they will not stand by and wait to be invaded, they will take preemptive action themselves.
Originally posted by TXRabbit
Next to I$rael, Egypt is our largest recipient of foreign aid - mostly by way of arms and defense contracts. I hardly see anything positive happening in this region. Most likely we (read:CIA) will help instill a US-friendly regime into power that will temporarily appease the people while continuing to divert state-funds to arms purchases which in turn go to our defense contractors (which then go to the politicians that support them by way of election funds)
Originally posted by FarArcher
Maybe we could again institute a Lend/Lease program for Israel, but provide some B-1's and B-2's, and even some B-52's, to give the Israelis some legs to their air element.
Sure be fun to watch.