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Israel Tells the U.S. It Will Retaliate if Attacked by Iraq
The New York Times ^ | 9/21/2002 | Michael R. Gordon

Posted on 09/21/2002 3:02:55 PM PDT by ex-Texan

Israel Tells the U.S. It Will Retaliate if Attacked by Iraq

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

JERUSALEM, Sept. 21 — Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has informed the Bush administration that he plans to strike back if Iraq attacks Israel, according to Israeli and Western officials.

Mr. Sharon's statements, made privately to senior American officials in recent weeks, represent a major shift in Israeli thinking since the 1991 Persian Gulf war, when 39 Iraqi Scud missiles struck without any Israeli response.

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The prime minister's position reflects a widespread belief among Israeli politicians and generals that Arab leaders perceived Israel's restraint in 1991 as weakness. Throughout his military and political career, Mr. Sharon has always held that any attack on Israel must be promptly and powerfully punished.

"I don't think there is a scenario in which Israel will get hit and not strike back," a senior Western official said. "I think the evolving strategy will be commensurate response."

Mr. Sharon's position has significant implications for the Pentagon, which fears that an Israeli entry would stir up Arab public opinion and make it harder for the Pentagon to maintain cooperation from the Arab states where Washington hopes to base American forces

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1 posted on 09/21/2002 3:02:55 PM PDT by ex-Texan
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To: ex-Texan
It's as good a way to start a war as any...
2 posted on 09/21/2002 3:04:13 PM PDT by Skwidd
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To: ex-Texan
YES!!!!!
3 posted on 09/21/2002 3:04:18 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: ex-Texan
No more standing around waiting for incoming SCUDS!
4 posted on 09/21/2002 3:05:23 PM PDT by ex-Texan
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To: ex-Texan
Finally, something that will scare Saddam. You have to love Israel.
5 posted on 09/21/2002 3:16:15 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: ex-Texan
Israel will indeed strike back ......And if Iraq or any other Arab/Islamic nation has the chutzpah to hit them with WMD, Israel has at least 200 - some estimates are as high as 500 - nukes that they wouldn't hesitate to use. These are thermonukes (hyrdrogen bombs), not the relatively primitive fission devices that Iraq is attemting to engineer.
6 posted on 09/21/2002 3:20:01 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Rye
I doubt that you understand the magnitude of what you are suggesting. Whether or not Israel has the munitions is irrelevent. The real issue is the long damage that is occuring to world stability because of the poor leadership of the stooges in Mid-East regimes (including Israel AND Palestine).

Frankly, they should learn to control THEMSELVES better. Last chances are coming soon.

If Mr. Sharon's response puts US forces at risk, Mr. Sharon needs to learn to stay out. If he doesn't, the United States military should be prepared to address IDF action as a potential threat to our forces and should move to protect our national interests BEFORE Israel's.

As I have said in previous postings, the IDF is NOT our Pentagon. They should not be called upon to do our proxy fighting. If we believe that our nation has been attacked, we should address the situation with the perpetrator... any perpetrator... including if Israel's action costs American lives.

8 posted on 09/21/2002 3:49:20 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: bonesmccoy
Israel sin't doing our fight via proxy. Israel is trying to survive in an area where they are outnumbered by what? Say 50 to 1. It is the vowed intent of nearly all palis. egyptian, and all the rest to destroy Israel.
Now then why the hell should Israel let Sadman Insane shoot scuds loaded with GOD knows what and again sit by while it happens.
Quit being a pacifist with your head in the sand. For years they have taken this killing by arabs. Time to stand up the the bullies. Time to stand up to blackmail by those with oil. Time to take out one of these terrorist taining terrorist backing, terrorist states that continue this crap.
If Sadman hits Israel with even an ounce of nerve or biological
then I say take out a city or two.
9 posted on 09/21/2002 4:03:16 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: bonesmccoy
I doubt that you understand the magnitude of what you are suggesting. Whether or not Israel has the munitions is irrelevent. The real issue is the long damage that is occuring to world stability because of the poor leadership of the stooges in Mid-East regimes (including Israel AND Palestine).

baloney... bring it on. WE DO understand it. Munitions ARE irrelevant, that is, in the USA where we are loathe to use them even in self defense without international approval... Israel has it right. NO arab state or collection thereof could defeat Israel... and it would be over this time next week... Sadaam included.

The USA KNEW they were going to do this. This is the final roundup before we take down sadaam... and may infact be baiting our pseudo "friends" to reveal their true colors, JUST before we crush them to powder...

LEVEL the playing field... enough of the arabislamofascist rabble rousers! the arab nation is going to receive its comeuppance sooner or later... better NOW before they have 200 icbms...

10 posted on 09/21/2002 4:07:15 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Buster,

If the Israeli gov't really gives a damn about the US population why is this the quote in another thread?

Quote: "I say with my hand on my heart, not just to calm everyone, that the state of Israel is ready," Shiri said. "It would be easier for them to carry out a biological attack on even the United States than Israel."

Gee.... with friends like that... who needs Al Queda!

11 posted on 09/21/2002 4:09:37 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: Joe Boucher
I'm no pacifist. I draw boundaries on what is a US fight and what is an Israeli fight. Israel needs to stay out of our fight. PERIOD. If Gen. Sharon needs to move his troops, then President Bush will inform Mr. Sharon of WHEN and WHERE he will so move. Until that point, Mr. Sharon needs to shut up! He started this screwed up politic when he went to the Mount and now we're cleaning up pieces because of his inability to control the Palestinian population!
12 posted on 09/21/2002 4:11:27 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: bonesmccoy
Your post is wrong in so many ways that one scarcely knows where to begin. First of all, what does Israel defending itself have to do with "proxy fighting?" The statement makes no logical sense. Did you even read the article? Israel's response would be to an Iraqi attack on Israel, not the U.S.

Secondly, what "world stability" are you speaking of? The Middle East is a cesspool of Arab terrorists and instability, and Israel and America are fighting the same war against similiar (and some identical) foes. Whether you like it or not, the IDF and the U.S. military are working very closely with each other, and I seriously doubt that either would be in harms way if the other decided to retaliate with major weapons (like nukes). And make no mistake about it, if Israel is attacked with WMD, and the perpetrator can be identified, that particular Arab sandpit will be incinerated in short order.

And btw, your suggestion that the U.S. would fight the IDF if Israel threatened our oil interests is laughably naive. Where'd you get that gem from, The Spotlight? ...LOL. We've recently cut major deals with Russia for their Caspian Sea oil, and we're probably going to be temporarily annexing some Iraqi fields as well in the upcoming war. We'll extract what we need to pay off some debt and secure the free flow of oil for U.S. consumers for the forseeable future.

Relax, and enjoy.

13 posted on 09/21/2002 4:13:34 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Rye
Don't forget "The Samson Option" wherein Israel, like Samson of old, will not let them kill him without he bringing down the tormenters as well. In other words, if Israel is threatened with WMD, it will exercise the Samson option and rain nuclear hell on the attackers.

Saddam, you have been warned.

14 posted on 09/21/2002 4:14:07 PM PDT by FreedomCalls
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Exactly who in the Bush Administration do you claim "knew" about the 9-11-01 operation?

You got nothing to prove that point other than pure supposition.

The fact is that YES the US needs to address the threat of Saddam Hussein, but NO we don't need Israel F'ing it up for our troops.

At this point, the citizens in Israel should issue defensive protective gear, vaccinate their population, and then hunker down. The USA has the ball and the allies will need to address Iraq without Israel's interference. In fact, the more Sharon talks, the more he screws up our national interest. Although I applaud his remarkable record as a general, his skill as a politician leaves much to be desired.

15 posted on 09/21/2002 4:14:26 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: GodsTraveler
fears that an Israeli entry would stir up Arab public opinion

.... SCREW arab opinion!!!

WE saw their vaunted "opinions" on september eleven.. f@#kers were dancing with glee in the streets... time to put them in sack cloth and ashes...

We should not give a d@mn about their opinions, their stupid antichrist religions, or their arab "sensitivities" and general p2n1s envy of the west...

They want seventh century... and are forcing it on the rest of the civilized world... it's time to go barbaric on them. There is no god called allah... and he has no respect for peace.

It is time we sought justice as a nation for what has been done to us... those that rejoiced in our sorrow, must be made to weep in sack cloth and ashes over their own stupidity...

Justice will be served...

16 posted on 09/21/2002 4:14:40 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: bonesmccoy
Why dont you move to iraq
17 posted on 09/21/2002 4:16:14 PM PDT by al baby
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To: bonesmccoy
As I have said in previous postings, the IDF is NOT our Pentagon. They should not be called upon to do our proxy fighting. If we believe that our nation has been attacked, we should address the situation with the perpetrator... any perpetrator... including if Israel's action costs American lives.

By the same token, out Pentagon is not their IDF. If they are attacked, why should they not strike back?

Drew Garrett

18 posted on 09/21/2002 4:16:15 PM PDT by agarrett
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To: bonesmccoy
I draw boundaries on what is a US fight and what is an Israeli fight.

there is NO such boundary to anyone who is informed... and YOU don't draw the boundaries.
19 posted on 09/21/2002 4:16:57 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: ex-Texan
I wouldnt expect anything less dont take any crap of sadass insane!
20 posted on 09/21/2002 4:17:05 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: ex-Texan
Great!

Join the party...there's plenty for everyone.

21 posted on 09/21/2002 4:17:50 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: bonesmccoy
"I draw boundaries on what is a US fight and what is an Israeli fight."

there is NO such boundary to anyone who is informed... and YOU don't draw the boundaries.

22 posted on 09/21/2002 4:18:47 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Rye
It's not wrong at all, until you realize that the entry of Israel into a fight against Iraq is totally needless. The point of the entire Hussein-Attack-Israel strategy is to specifically rally other middle eastern nations against supporting UN resolutions to handcuff Hussein's developmental programs.

I doubt that there is the level of cooperation you describe. Frankly, if that were the case, why would Jonathan Pollard be necessary? I have no objection to working with the very capable IDF. I do have huge objections when Israeli operatives begin spying on MY NATION and MY GOVERNMENT and MY MILITARY.

While WMD use is horrible, the Israeli's have little to worry about the use of the bomb. Frankly, Israel would be leveled by one device because Israel is so geographically challenged.

Regarding IDF incursions during US operations, the President needs to make damn clear to Sharon that any IDF incursion or interference during a US-led operation would not be welcome.

The United States DOES NOT FOLLOW Israel's lead.

If some people in Israel have some problem with that, they should go back to 1947 and review which nation put Israel on the map!

23 posted on 09/21/2002 4:19:55 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: ex-Texan
Well if Israel gets into it at least we know it will get finished this time..
24 posted on 09/21/2002 4:20:04 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: ex-Texan
The prime minister's position reflects a widespread belief among Israeli politicians and generals that Arab leaders perceived Israel's restraint in 1991 as weakness.

He is of course correct. Mad dogs are not to be reasoned with. Only killed.

25 posted on 09/21/2002 4:20:18 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: agarrett
If the US moves against Iraq, the IDF should stay in a defensive role. The reason is clear. Unified US-coalition forces will eliminate Iraqi opposition in short order. This means that other arab nations will eliminate the threat against Israel. If the IDF goes offensive against Iraq, it would be fairly easy to turn the coalition towards Jerusalem and end this thing in Armageddon.
26 posted on 09/21/2002 4:21:48 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: al baby
Why don't you move to Israel and renounce your American citizenship?
27 posted on 09/21/2002 4:22:11 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: bonesmccoy
"The USA KNEW they were going to do this."

...refers NOT to 911... but to the action today against arafat...
28 posted on 09/21/2002 4:22:19 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: ex-Texan
This complicates Saddam's thinking quite a bit. Would the United States really nuke Baghdad in the event of an anthrax attack on US cities? -- especially, say, if the attack caused only "intermediate-scale" casualties, say in the tens of thousands. Saddam might gamble that we are too soft and PC to strike back. But now he has to think about Sharon, too. Is he going to strike the US, but not Israel? I seriously doubt it: his whole personality cult is that he is the leader who will bring the Arabs victory over the Jews. But he knows we can absorb a few tens or hundreds of thousands dead: Israel can't. If he tries anything, Baghdad is a radioactive hole in the ground.
29 posted on 09/21/2002 4:22:38 PM PDT by The Great Satan
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To: Robert_Paulson2
You don't see a boundary between when Israel is involved in a war and when the United States is involved in a war?

What kind of screwed up politic are you believing?

American interests are NOT Israeli interests. Neither are vice versa.

30 posted on 09/21/2002 4:23:58 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: Skwidd
Maybe it's me, but I find something terribly troubling that a nation has to announce that it will respond to an attack. It should be a given that a nation will respond to attack. We did Israel no favors when we encouraged them not to respond in '91.
31 posted on 09/21/2002 4:24:27 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Skwidd
and for good measure egypt, syria, saudi arabia, and jordan should be struck on the way to baggedead to make sure there is no surprise from these monsters.
32 posted on 09/21/2002 4:24:48 PM PDT by RWG
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To: bonesmccoy
No, Sharon's visit to the most holy place in Judaism did not cause this screwed up situation.

The Palestinian Arabs, as usual, have nobody but themselves to blame for this mess.
33 posted on 09/21/2002 4:25:38 PM PDT by Joseph_CutlerUSA
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Who cares about Arafat?

I'm an American dammit!

34 posted on 09/21/2002 4:25:46 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: bonesmccoy
Their statement has nothing to do with loyalty. It is a statement of their resolve to do what must be done to survive. I wish OUR politicians expressed similar reslove.
35 posted on 09/21/2002 4:26:10 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: Joseph_CutlerUSA
Yes, the Palestinians have a violent streak running. However, real political solutions occur when people have hope and ideals. Neither appear to exist for any individual in the Middle East. The Jews and Palestinians have such poor leadership. Really feel sorry for any individuals living around there.
36 posted on 09/21/2002 4:27:11 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: The Great Satan
I think Israel is preparing to strike pre emptively.

I think we know it. I think our arab allies are jake with it privately...

Iraq is going to try and pull something... and Israel will retaliate BEFORE we get a resolution out of congress. Diplomacy, sanctions, negotiations and inspectors... this stuff does not work. The only time to come to the table is when one side is humiliated and defeated into submission... then talking works.

It is time for the humiliation part now.
37 posted on 09/21/2002 4:28:53 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: bonesmccoy
If Iraq strikes Israel, the war is over, along with a number of middle eastern countries. As soon as iraq arracks Israel, she goes into full bore press. I say LET HER DO IT!!

Israel has as much right to defend herself as we do. If she is attacked, she should attack BACK. If she is attacked with WMD's, let her FRY Iraq. End of story, and if she is attacked by the rest, let her FRY them too.

End of problem, we will have a bit of radioactive wasteland above, but we will have NO terrorists, no Religious regimes, and we can always drill horizontally for the oil if we really need it.

Iraq attacks Israel, it is ALL over!!
38 posted on 09/21/2002 4:28:57 PM PDT by Aric2000
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To: Robert_Paulson2
"baloney... bring it on. WE DO understand it. "

Good then you have obviously done a bit of research on the weather in that part of the world - direction of prevailing winds might give you a giggle, rainfall is also a laugher -

Your right - munitions are relevant - so is dispersal and fallout - I would remind you that it took less than 72 hours for the United States to begin enjoying the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster -

Oh one other thing I'm sure you DO UNDERSTAND - decontamination from biological and chemical weapons of our troops and equipment - all it takes is water- lots of it - mixes with chemicals -

I'm sure you know how plentiful that little resource is even in downtown Baghdad - we can carry it with us though - give everybody an extra conteen -

The cleanup ought to be a ball - our troops, our equipment, their civilians their, infrastructure - don't forget to put out the fires - oops more water needed here -

Sorry charlie - for this one water is going to be as equaly important as diesel fuel and plasma -

But you know all about munitions and the little asides -

It's really going to be fun to tell all our troops who have doned their chemical protection equipment and who have been zapped and then tell them they can't take them off until they are decontaminated - oops swater won't be here for another 3 weeks - but they all look like they could lose a little weight anyway - how do they eat and drink in the suits - the answer is they don't.

But you knew all this about munitions -

WE are so good at coming up with better mousetraps - but we don;t know a damn thing about planning for what to do with all those dead mice.

But you knew all that.
39 posted on 09/21/2002 4:29:10 PM PDT by SEGUET
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To: The Great Satan
I agree with you.

I don't see the United States leveling Baghdad, with so many civilians. Political correctness, in my opinion, has ended the ability of the United States to wage a campaign like those directed against Japanese and German cities.

On the other hand, no one knows just what Israel would be capable of. Especially when they might just believe their own propaganda about it.
40 posted on 09/21/2002 4:29:26 PM PDT by Joseph_CutlerUSA
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To: The Great Satan
Doesn't your psychological analysis of Hussein argue that Sharon's comments really are irrelevent in Bagdhad anyway? If Hussein is convinced he's going down anyway, he would rather martyr himself in a jihad against Jews.

I think the probability is better than 50/50 that Isreal will be hit with WMD (probably biological and chemical). For that reason, I am very concerned that Sharon's comments and any Israeli counter would potentially harm US forces in Iraq.

If that happens, it would damage US-Israeli relations for a long time.

41 posted on 09/21/2002 4:29:58 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: bonesmccoy
"he's dead jim... he just doesn't know it yet..." (arafat)
42 posted on 09/21/2002 4:30:10 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: bonesmccoy
So then...Why blame Sharon, and by default the Israelis, for the planned "uprising" that has left so many dead?

The fact you believe they both might have defunct leadership has nothing to do with that accusation.
43 posted on 09/21/2002 4:30:53 PM PDT by Joseph_CutlerUSA
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
I hope you believe that the Bush Administration is doing what you suggest. I feel that the White House is the most responsive in 10 years. I can't imagine how the Administration could be any more clear in their imperative and mission. Certainly, the Clinton Administration never defended Israel in the manner we are doing today.
44 posted on 09/21/2002 4:31:47 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: Aric2000
there is a part of me that emotionally agrees with you. However, when you see the carnage of WMD and you know the long-term devastation that results, Israel (even if attacked first) would not emerge from such a conflagation. I doubt Pakistan would permit it.
45 posted on 09/21/2002 4:33:29 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: bonesmccoy
If necessary, Israel will retaliate.
American troops will not be harmed.

Israeli/American relations will be stronger than ever...
The arabfascist world will collapse.
Moderate arab states will cheer in relief.
Wahhibist muslims will go under the wheel.
There will be a completely "pacified" palistinian state... with NO RIGHT Of return... and no Capital in Jerusalem.

46 posted on 09/21/2002 4:33:41 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: bonesmccoy
He started this screwed up politic when he went to the Mount and now we're cleaning up pieces because of his inability to control the Palestinian population!

The "intifada" started months before Sharon even dreamed of going to the Temple Mount. If you insist I'll provide references, but even a cursory review of the events will convince you that the Sharon-Temple Mount theory of the intifada is a bunch of hogwash.

47 posted on 09/21/2002 4:33:59 PM PDT by DallasMike
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To: bonesmccoy
I doubt Pakistan would permit it.

WHO cares what pakistan will allow. Pakistan is now an american puppet state.

Pakistan's nukes are now under our aegis. As is musharaff. Arab dreams of a world empire are crushed. India has a mutual defense pact with Israel. There will be no nukes launched, from pakistan.

48 posted on 09/21/2002 4:36:24 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Joseph_CutlerUSA
You know I don't blame Sharon for the totality of the uprising. I just feel that the previous Israeli administrations were better at controlling things. Sharon's ego appears to be interfering with more diplomatic solutions. Certainly, the premise of this thread, which focuses on involvement of Israel in a war in Iraq is evidence of that. While I certainly support Israel's right to defense, I am concerned that US forces in Iraq or in an operational theatre could get caught up in fire from the IDF. Frankly, if that occurs, I think our forces need to eliminate the problem, whether IDF or Iraqi. I'm sure the Pentagon has to be working a solution.

Does IDF AF have communication capabilities with US AWACs or J-star?

49 posted on 09/21/2002 4:36:36 PM PDT by bonesmccoy
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To: bonesmccoy
Again, your ignorance is nothing short of astounding.

If Israel were attacked with WMD, it would most likely be with bioweapons, not nukes. This would hardly "level all of Israel."

The United States DOES NOT FOLLOW Israel's lead.

I see...It's all about ego with you. Relax, we'll get full credit for the victory, and any Israeli military moves will be synchronized with our own. I don't think you quite understand the deep level of cooperation between Israel and the U.S., and I'm positive you don't like it.

I do have huge objections when Israeli operatives begin spying on MY NATION and MY GOVERNMENT and MY MILITARY.

Paranoia runs deep,
Into your heart it will creep.

50 posted on 09/21/2002 4:37:13 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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