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Dempsey: I Don't Want to be Complicit in Israeli Strike
Ynetnews ^ | August 30, 2012 | Yitzhak Benhorin

Posted on 08/31/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey continues his efforts to prevent an Israeli strike in Iran. Reiterating his stance that the IDF cannot stop Iran's nuclear program, Dempsey added, "I don't want to be complicit if they (Israel) choose to do it."

Dempsey said he did not know Iran's nuclear intentions, but noted that what was clear was that the "international coalition" applying pressure on Iran "could be undone if (Iran) was attacked prematurely".

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: dempsey; nucleariran
America continues it's suicidal abandonment of Israel.
1 posted on 08/31/2012 8:52:33 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I’ll take the job. I’m perfectly happy to be complicit.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 8:53:35 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana


3 posted on 08/31/2012 8:54:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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4 posted on 08/31/2012 8:55:24 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Sound like another case of leading from behind.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 8:55:30 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Cover your rear, General! Where's George Patton when you need him?



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 08/31/2012 8:55:40 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

His answer should be “The United States will continue to seek a diplomatic solution to this problem. This in no way is meant to deny Israel, or any other nation, the right of self defense.”


7 posted on 08/31/2012 8:56:02 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Dempsey is an Obama rump swab!


8 posted on 08/31/2012 8:58:48 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

what was clear was that the “international coalition” applying pressure on Iran “could be undone if (Iran) was attacked prematurely”.

Oh, yeah, ‘cause it’s working SOOOOO well now...

Save us from leaders who don’t.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 8:59:10 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Let’s hope Romney gets in and one of the first order of business is to dump Dempsey along with many other jokers at the Pentagon.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 9:01:41 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

So, General, you don’t mind being “complicit” in the destruction of Israel?


11 posted on 08/31/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: kenmcg

He should say now he’d remove him if elected. That would be a huge statement on leadership versus the ditherer.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: golf lover
Dempsey is an Obama rump swab!

when did he get promoted ?

13 posted on 08/31/2012 9:04:21 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
The Obama Doctrine, Abandon Our Allies & Friends.

And by "our", I mean most Americans but certainly not Obama.

Was there any other modern-day President that did not visit Israel during their presidency?

14 posted on 08/31/2012 9:06:06 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kenmcg; DarthVader
Let’s hope Romney gets in and one of the first order of business is to dump Dempsey along with many other jokers at the Pentagon.

absolutely.....all the obama trash needs to be removed as a top priority ASAP.

15 posted on 08/31/2012 9:06:58 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
The general and Osama Obama can become golfing buddies starting next February.They'll both have *very* comfortable government pensions so greens fees shouldn't be a problem.
16 posted on 08/31/2012 9:09:33 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: TexasCajun
The Obama Doctrine, Abandon Our Allies & Friends.

"We will oppose *any* friend,support *any* foe..."

17 posted on 08/31/2012 9:11:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

As soon as the next President is Inaugurated the first job out of the block should be to fire all of these Obama Toadies.

Its time to find people who know how to do the job.This guy’s in over his head just like the Resident of the United States.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 9:12:30 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: McGruff
Sound like another case of leading from behind.

*************

We are in worse straits that I initially thought...
JCS is led by a....

Cat_Lazy

20 posted on 08/31/2012 9:12:50 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Dempsey said he did not know Iran's nuclear intentions, but noted that what was clear was that the "international coalition" applying pressure on Iran "could be undone if (Iran) was attacked prematurely".

After reading that I have to think of him as Gen. Dumbsey. -Tom

21 posted on 08/31/2012 9:26:29 AM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Dempsey lives here so he’s not worried about his life being ended by Iran.

Israel has a motto: “Never Again.” And, if Israel’s life is on the line, they will use the Samson Option, their nuclear weapons. They have said they won’t go down without a fight - Never Again.

Israel has to stop Iran before Iran can wipe them out and Israel will do it.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 9:28:17 AM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

yep...


23 posted on 08/31/2012 9:41:23 AM PDT by castlebrew ((Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: USNBandit

Excellent!


24 posted on 08/31/2012 9:46:28 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
America continues it's suicidal abandonment of Israel.
Dempsey should read Genesis 12:3

I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;
25 posted on 08/31/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Complicit has a very specific meaning, it doesn’t just mean “involved with”, it means being choosing to be involved with illegal activity.

So “all options are on the table” except that Obama’s Joint chiefs chairman apparently thinks that one of the options would be a crime.

I just can’t, for the life of me, understand why Netanyahu doesn’t trust them...


26 posted on 08/31/2012 9:55:49 AM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Why do these ignoramuses continue to fall back to the argument that sanctions must be allowed to work. Look this seems to me to be Israel's problem and if they feel that striking first is in there interest that is there choice and I would not interfere with a friend and sovereign states right of self defense.
27 posted on 08/31/2012 10:01:18 AM PDT by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

He’s right about one thing, despite its considerable abilities, the IDF does not have the power to destroy Iran’s progran short of using nukes. The number of conventional strikes necessary and the distances involved is beyond the power of the IAF. This is not an open reactor that a strike package can level. The Iranians learn from history. The USAF and USN have the numbers and the base location to strike hard and continually. IDF does not.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 10:01:58 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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I recently heard the suggestion made that Israel may just do an EMP over Iran and take care of the problem that way.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 10:05:16 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta (In the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
General Martin Dempsey needs to get some Stones.

He is acting like a Perfumed Pentagon Prince

i.e. a lap-dog.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 10:08:35 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: kingattax; kenmcg

From top to bottom.


31 posted on 08/31/2012 10:11:43 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: kenavi

“Diplomacy starts with a fully charged phasor bank” Scotty

I’ll settle for “Nimitz on station is there anything you’d like to discuss?”


32 posted on 08/31/2012 10:27:19 AM PDT by ozdragon
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

*slaps forehead*


33 posted on 08/31/2012 10:29:21 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: golf lover

Pretty clear the Israelis are going to have to generate one helluva distraction to keep Dempsey, Obama and the boys occupied elsewhere when they decide to strike.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
the IDF cannot stop Iran's nuclear program,

Yes. they can. And if Iran forces the issue or if the USA does they wlll either fold up like J Street Jews or they will stop Iran's Nuclear program and everything else in Iran and a certain tabu in force since 1945 will be broken.

35 posted on 08/31/2012 11:38:37 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

“America continues its suicidal abandonment of Israel.”

Murderous and suicidal.


37 posted on 08/31/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: octex

It has been said that Dempsey is a drunk and a homosexual, any truth to this?


38 posted on 08/31/2012 5:43:14 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: TsonicTsunami08

I have no idea about him being a drunk or gay.

I saw some footage of him being interviewed while he was being flown somewhere and thought he acted like a pompous little ass, as he sat in his luxury swivel seat.

Being the Chief of the JCOS is a high honor, but he doesn’t appear to take the position as anything but a perk.

The Obama regime has ruined the discipline and morale of our military by killing the DADT by edict and having the Joint Chiefs support and push the openly gay and lesbian agenda.


39 posted on 08/31/2012 6:00:28 PM PDT by octex
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To: ConorMacNessa

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”
- General George Patton Jr

“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.”
George S. Patton, Jr

“In war the only sure defense is offense, and the efficiency of the offense depends on the warlike souls of those conducting it.”
General George Patton Jr


40 posted on 08/31/2012 6:29:33 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Then renounce that you are an American, General. According to islamists we are the Great Satin.

This is a national disgrace. The whole Obama Administration should resign immediately.


41 posted on 08/31/2012 8:58:06 PM PDT by onedoug (Greetings from the cradle of the Revolution)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
"I don't want to be complicit if they (Israel) choose to do it."

No, instead you will be complicit in a second Holocaust!

How can such a poor historian ever have made General, much less CJC?
42 posted on 09/01/2012 5:29:24 AM PDT by Tzfat
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