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US Nervous, Sends Army General to Calm Down Israel
Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 01/15/2012 12:29:40 AM PST by Eleutheria5

The Obama administration is sending the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey to Israel this Thursday to try to change what it sees as Israel’s increasing readiness to attack Iran.

Both Israel and the United States have stated they would not rule out a military strike on Tehran to prevent the Islamic Republic from reaching the capability of attacking Israel, or elsewhere, with a nuclear weapon. However, American officials are worried that Israel is closer to concluding that the “point of no return” is at hand, after which it may be too late to stop Iran.

With 15,000 soldiers, diplomats and contractors in Iraq, Iran’s neighbor, Washington is worried that an Israeli strike would place them in danger, The Wall Street Journal reported. Israel is concerned that Iranian nuclear capability would give it leverage to achieve its dream of dominating the Muslim world and “wiping Israel off the map” in the words of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Dempsey will meet his counterpart in Israel, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, as well as Defense Minister Ehud Barak and possibly Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. President Barack Obama telephoned the Prime Minister last Thursday and expressed his “unshakeable” commitment to Israel’s security, but the White House declined to describe the content of the conversation.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: general; iran; israel; nationalsecurityfail; us
"...to try to change what it sees as Israel’s increasing readiness to attack Iran....."

In other words, they won't rule out attacking Iran, they just don't want Israel being ready to do it.

1 posted on 01/15/2012 12:30:00 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

So, are you calmed?


2 posted on 01/15/2012 12:30:39 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eleutheria5
the only reason we are pulling out of Iraq is to attack Iran; I think we are just trying to by time and Israel wants to jump the gun.
3 posted on 01/15/2012 12:33:10 AM PST by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: Porterville

buy time


4 posted on 01/15/2012 12:33:57 AM PST by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: Porterville

buy time


5 posted on 01/15/2012 12:33:57 AM PST by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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6 posted on 01/15/2012 12:36:25 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Eleutheria5

Iran’s about to get plastered. And so is NORK. Can’t have “peace” without these things occuring.


7 posted on 01/15/2012 12:36:41 AM PST by TwoSwords (Jesus. My Man.)
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To: Eleutheria5

With 15,000 soldiers, diplomats and contractors in Iraq, Iran’s neighbor, Washington is worried that an Israeli strike would place them in danger,


This is called leverage. Allows America to follow up on Israel’s attack to defend our troops. Allows America an out, Israel, not so much.


8 posted on 01/15/2012 12:40:28 AM PST by TwoSwords (Jesus. My Man.)
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To: Eleutheria5

If Israel attacks Iran, obummer will not have a war to get his sorry ass re-elected. That is what this all about, obummer trying to get his October general hat on . Wag the dog.


9 posted on 01/15/2012 12:42:14 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Do What I Say Or You'll Be Sorry!!!
 General Zer0
10 posted on 01/15/2012 12:45:14 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Eleutheria5
All this sabre-rattling is theater - a prelude to the war Ubama needs so he can get reelected. Of course, after America gets involved, the spin will be that "America had no choice but to blah blah blah...so desperately tried to avoid blah blah..."

Iran. The perfect patsy, right out of central casting.

Ubama's campaign strategy for the election eleven months from now is to send America into a fresh new war. See, Americans are very reluctant to dump a somber and serious "war time President", don't you know...

11 posted on 01/15/2012 12:56:08 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: BobP

I’m already sorry.


12 posted on 01/15/2012 12:58:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eleutheria5
"The Obama administration is sending the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey to Israel this Thursday to try to change what it sees as Israel’s increasing readiness to attack Iran."

Yeah, that'll work.

13 posted on 01/15/2012 1:02:22 AM PST by Semper Mark (Pray. Vote. Buy ammo.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I owe a month’s rent and will soon owe two. My mother-in-law is coming to live with us. It’s freezing at night, and we have just one space heater. Who’s not calm? Maybe we were trying to light a fire under the US by acting ornery?


14 posted on 01/15/2012 1:03:09 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: musicman

LOLROFLMAO


15 posted on 01/15/2012 1:04:39 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

16 posted on 01/15/2012 1:12:30 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Eleutheria5

I hope things look up for you. And in case it isn’t obvious, I support Israel in any action she wants to take against Iran.


17 posted on 01/15/2012 1:23:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Markos33

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dispatched by Chief of Joints.


18 posted on 01/15/2012 1:25:22 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eleutheria5

This is the 3AM phone call and Obama is asleep at the switch.


19 posted on 01/15/2012 1:42:04 AM PST by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: Slings and Arrows
"...I support Israel in any action she wants to take against Iran."

I'm with you.

20 posted on 01/15/2012 1:45:55 AM PST by Semper Mark (Pray. Vote. Buy ammo.)
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To: Eleutheria5

obama needs to get his ass on the golf course and let the adults take care of business.


21 posted on 01/15/2012 2:17:50 AM PST by richardtavor
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m sure that whatever they do, the government here would not knowingly endanger American servicemen and women.


22 posted on 01/15/2012 2:20:12 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: richardtavor

“Watch this swing.” Heh. Bet the fat retard from Flint will say nary a peep about US involvement in Iran.


23 posted on 01/15/2012 2:21:40 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5
" President Barack Obama telephoned the Prime Minister last Thursday and expressed his “unshakeable” commitment to Israel’s security, but the White House declined to describe the content of the conversation."

Oh to be a fly on the wall after Bibi took that call.

24 posted on 01/15/2012 2:27:12 AM PST by mitch5501 (My guitar wants to kill your momma!)
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To: Eleutheria5
President Barack Obama telephoned the Prime Minister last Thursday and expressed his “unshakeable” commitment to Israel’s security...

And you can take that to the bank, but considering that Dear Leader is a serial prevaricator and had broken just about every promise and pledge he's ever made....just don't try and cash that "check!"

25 posted on 01/15/2012 2:47:38 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The whole dam ting reminds me of my so called adult children,last night.IT’s all GAY DRAMA. One child wants something the others have. And the GAY Games begin.Those who have insist they will not allow those who don’t have with
certain harm to keep the don’t have from getting -because Nobody thinks it sane to allow the child that don’t have from getting what they want—because the child has made threats to use what they don’t have to destroy EVERYBODY else.And the track record of the child without capability for mass destruction is they have a long record of destruction in the name of their god. IT would not be wise to allow them their desire. And therefore it is unwise for the US to send a Military man to play diplomat/soldier/Spy to “calm Israel down”


26 posted on 01/15/2012 3:27:01 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

You can’t shake, and you can’t break what ain’t there.


27 posted on 01/15/2012 4:07:27 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Should send some B52’s to help out.


28 posted on 01/15/2012 4:32:07 AM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
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To: spokeshave

“......the only reason we are pulling out of Iraq is to attack Iran:......

Why would we think about pulling troops out of IRAQ when they are on the door step to Iran? Would save a lot of time getting into position for an attack, would it not?


29 posted on 01/15/2012 5:33:53 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: StonyBurk
I think you just made me stupider? What are you trying to say? That we should just mind our own business and let them fight it out? n/s
30 posted on 01/15/2012 6:29:31 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: Eleutheria5

A Ron Paul administration would not be trying to talk Israel out of anything.


31 posted on 01/15/2012 6:35:48 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Slings and Arrows
No and neither are my customers. I provide energy reduction solutions to both residential and commercial building owners. They aren't buying and haven't since Halloween. I was closing at a 70% rate and now I’m down to a 30% rate. On the avg I can save a resident home at least 25% w a written money back on the difference w 18 mo same as cash and show the ROI over 10 years of 15k and they won't bite.

They are scared to death.

32 posted on 01/15/2012 6:44:20 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Eleutheria5

Everyone calm down. The black messiah and Hillary are going to take care of Israel and install peace with all the Muslims. Don’t worry about Iran. Just do what Barry tells you to do and all will be glorious.

And remember! The Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate Muslim group that partners with the black messiah to bring peace for the Joooooz! Be glad they are taking over Egypt! /s/


33 posted on 01/15/2012 6:54:48 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Eleutheria5

Go look at a map and see that it is only 96 miles from Kuwait City to Bandar Shapur (aka Bandar Khomeni)

Troops can drive there in two hours or so to support the Marines helicoptered in from the sea. They need go no further. capture and kill that city and Iran will wither

I suspect other topics besides “don’t do it” were discussed


34 posted on 01/15/2012 6:55:34 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Porterville

But for whom....?


35 posted on 01/15/2012 6:56:30 AM PST by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I know. G-d be with you.


36 posted on 01/15/2012 8:05:25 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Russia: Attack on Tehran is Attack on Moscow
37 posted on 01/15/2012 8:19:55 AM PST by blam
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To: cameraeye

if by “them” you mean Israel and Iran. It might not be a bad idea. IMO if Israel is stupid enough to listen to our diplomatic /politicized Generals—instead of their own intel
then I would call Israel stupider. IF our politicized Military believes American appeasement of the Muslim Street can work —Yeah like it really worked in Iraq/Afghanistan/ Pakistan or them places where we were deployed as IFOR? Then our Generals are stupider. If-on the outside chance our General and his staff were sent for some other purpose but the national media deliberately misled— I would salute and shout DRIVE ON!


38 posted on 01/15/2012 2:19:30 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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39 posted on 01/17/2012 4:45:17 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: blam; Eleutheria5
Russia: Attack on Tehran is Attack on Moscow

Ezekiel 38 ??

Gog from Magog allied with the Prince of Persia.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
40 posted on 01/17/2012 8:26:26 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Israel will do what it has to do to save themselves - they aren’t going to listen to Hussein, the Muslin US President.


41 posted on 01/17/2012 9:10:36 AM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: Eleutheria5
"With 15,000 soldiers, diplomats and contractors in Iraq, Iran’s neighbor, Washington is worried that an Israeli strike would place them in danger, The Wall Street Journal reported."

That's dishonest blaming, defamation and endangerment of an ally. Iran is at fault--not Israel.br>

42 posted on 01/17/2012 5:35:03 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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