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The Historian, the Diplomat, and the Spy
Jewish World Review ^ | 1/6/2011 | Clifford D. May

Posted on 01/06/2012 6:16:30 AM PST by Former Fetus

Iran is not our enemy. The regime that enriches itself while murdering, oppressing, and impoverishing ordinary Iranians; the regime that incites genocide against Israel, threatens its neighbors in the Persian Gulf, and vows to bring about a “world without America” — that is our enemy. This was one of the key points driven home by a trio of extraordinary individuals gathered for a dinner in Tel Aviv last week.

At the table were Bernard Lewis, for my money the greatest living historian of the Middle East; Uri Lubrani, Israel’s envoy to Iran prior to the fall of the Shah and an advisor to leaders of the Jewish state ever since; and Meir Dagan, a retired paratrooper, commando, and general who was recruited in 2002 by then-prime minister Ariel Sharon to rebuild the Mossad as an intelligence agency “with a knife in its teeth.” (Dagan stepped down from that post in 2010 and has been increasingly outspoken ever since.) A small group of young American national-security professionals — from the Hill, the Defense Department, Homeland Security, even the D.C. police department — broke pita with them.

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The alternative is to risk the possibility that jihadis with global ambitions and nuclear weapons will make the 21st century history’s bloodiest era. That is the most important point that Lewis, Lubrani, and Dagan are attempting to communicate — at a dinner last week in Tel Aviv and on other occasions.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; nuclearweapons; us
How the experts see the threat posed by Iran's rulers. Great article!
1 posted on 01/06/2012 6:16:34 AM PST by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

From the title, I thaught this was about Gingrich, Huntsman and... couldn’t figure out who the spy was.


2 posted on 01/06/2012 6:32:29 AM PST by green iguana
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Thanks Former Fetus.
The regime that enriches itself while murdering, oppressing, and impoverishing ordinary Iranians; the regime that incites genocide against Israel, threatens its neighbors in the Persian Gulf, and vows to bring about a "world without America" -- that is our enemy.

3 posted on 01/06/2012 3:04:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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