Skip to comments.Top US General Stresses 'Mutual Commitment' During Visit
Posted on 01/20/2012 1:51:41 AM PST by Eleutheria5
US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey on Friday stressed "mutual commitment" ahead of a round of meetings with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and his counterpart, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.
"My presence here, I hope, reflects the commitment we have for each other," Dempsey said. "I'm here to assure you that's the case."
Gantz, who greeted Dempsey, said "Both our countries share the same interests, the same values, and I'm sure that we can somehow work it out, together."
U.S. and Israeli officials have described Dempseys visit as a routine consultation between allies, dismissing speculation that it is focused on coordinating strategy against Iran.
Nonetheless, analysts say the real reason behind the trip is rooted in tensions between Jerusalem and Washington over how to address Iran's drive to obtain nuclear weapons. US officials have repeatedly warned Israel not to strike Iran.
Israeli officials, including Barak, are said to favor a military strike. Nonetheless, Barak told Army Radio on the eve of Dempsey's arrival that a decision on an Israeli strike was "very far off."
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It's understandable why a decision is so far off. Mutual commitment? Ha.
I am getting very very concerned about our JCS and who they are protecting? it seems to be only obama, oath and troops
There’s a mutual commitment to stating publicly that there’s a mutual commitment. Thanks Eleutheria5.
I am getting very very concerned about our JCS and who they are protecting? it seems to be only obama, NOT ,, oath and troops
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Our commitment is to nuke Iran if Iran nukes Israel.
In my opinion, the current administration would determine that it was too late to correct something that was a fait accompli and might irritate the Muslim world—so they’d ask the Iranians to pretty please let us come in and bury the dead.
If Israel depends on a security agreement with the United States they should look first at Viet-Nam, Iraq, or any of the other ‘allies’ we’ve walked away from.
“Our commitment is to nuke Iran if Iran nukes Israel.”
Ours are closer and more certain to be launched, so we wouldn’t even need that “help”.