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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
This represents the U.S. casually leaking and blowing what had to have been one of the more sensitive things happening in that entire area of the world. We didn't JUST spit in Israel's eye...but I sure as hell hope we didn't look toward Azerbaijan for anything but hard feelings for years to come. I'd imagine they hadn't intended the entire world know about Israel using some of it's land at the moment...if this is actually true.
I don't know how...and no one can be sure when...but payback WILL come. Just as the Super Court is now (apparently) about to get payback for the humiliation Obama thought he could dish out with impunity, Israel will find a way to return this someday.
Perhaps it'll be a VERY sensitive negotiation the U.S. just feels is critical and a news story leaks to blow the whole thing to pieces. Perhaps it'll be in kind, and some U.S. installation of some sort that we REALLY REALLY needed kept quiet will become the front page expose' to a London or New York tabloid. I'm just SURE Obama and his boys will come to really really regret this politically, if not strategically.
Love Israel... Hate Israel....this transcends those concerns. When we start burning the state secrets of our Allies for political advantage and manipulation of their behavior, we're going to find ourselves in a world where other nations won't even give us a reliable weather report let alone anything more sensitive.
Can you show me some alliance treaties?
Originally posted by mayabong
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I guess I was asking for a mutual defense treaty.