Skip to comments.U.S. to Israel: If You Attack, We Donít Have Your Back
Posted on 08/30/2012 1:05:23 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The U.S. military's top officer made statements Thursday which appear to warn Israel that it should not expect U.S. assistance if it chooses to attack Iran's nuclear weapons program.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, said such an attack would "clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran's nuclear program," The Guardian reported Thursday. He 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, seeing as intelligence does not reveal intentions. What was clear, he said, was that the "international coalition" applying pressure on Iran "could be undone if [Iran] was attacked prematurely".
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Israel. I’m over here.
I’m worried that the CVG Obama sent to the Gulf is there to interdict any Israeli attack.
Is he for real? Or just playing Mickey the Dunce?
I believe Israel already knows they are on their own as long as the Muslim is in the White House.
The only Jews who don’t know it are the ones who vote for this piece of dung.,or maybe they know it too and just don’t care.
Don’t worry. Elmer Fudd is at it again. Maybe the best thing that could happen to us is a US CVG interdicting Israeli planes right before an election.
Delaying Iranian nuclear weapons would be a good thing. A sufficiently long sequence of delays is for all practical purposes the same as destruction. If Iran could count on multiple, extended delays, it would no longer be cost effective to try to build a bomb.
Agree; I said the same thing on another thread a day or two ago. I am afraid that our assets are there to track Israeli submarines, air movements, and intercept intelligence transmissions in order to stop an Israeli attack or leak the information to Iran and other Israeli enemies.
Hahaha. Good one.
That’s probably why the statement was made. Couldn’t get info and got mad. I thought it’ve been cool if BiBi had been the mystery speaker tonight. What a statement that would have been.
Eastwood will do great though.
“”Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, said ... he did not know Iran’s nuclear intentions”
Is he for real? Or just playing Mickey the Dunce? “
Martin Dempsey=Worthless Pr**k, and Obama bootlicker.
I don’t believe Israel ever expected muslim mac daddy to back them up.
Israel must go it alone as long as the muslim mac daddy is soiling the white house with his cowardly presents.
Besides dealing with this minor,in his view, problem would interfere with golfing, vacation, parties, lying to the American public and getting kickback from his friend he lent stimulus money for failed bussines startups.
Unfortunately, our President doesn’t represent US. Israel should do what it must do to avoid their extermination. Iran has essentially promised to do that. They must be stopped. And as for our general saying it would only slow them down? WHAT THE ‘F’ IS WRONG WITH SLOWING THEM DOWN, DAMNIT!!!
a Romney admin will have to schedule a Pentagon enema as a top priority.
Frankly, I’d love to see Israel take action on the Friday or Saturday before the election. Let Obama reveal all, before we get to bounce his ass out of our house.
Yet, despite all that he’s done against Israel, Obozo still gets 70% of their votes. Someone ‘splain that to me.
“Im worried that the CVG Obama sent to the Gulf is there to interdict any Israeli attack.”
He wouldn’t dare because it would end any chance he might have for election and he knows it. OTOH he may know that he’s going to loose already and if that’s the case you could be right. One last strike for his Muzzie brothers.
As with most things, as long as Obama is out of the way, things will work out fine.
General Dempsey would be well advised to revisit Sec State Rice’s speech from last night.
Precisely, western man created and supported Israel’s return to the mideast. All the western powers supported it’s completion. Now that we have a muslim president, his policies supercede those of the nation. Rest assured, he will continue to use Americas might against American and western interests. I do not know what it will take for America to wake up to this treasonous ass.... but seemingly , use of the military has already gone unnoticed in his take out of Moamar Khadafi in the formation of his North African caliphate. His use of the CVG’s will be the same. Looks like the American fools want to voluntarily walk into their own gas chambers without der fuhrer lifting a finger.
It does not matter what this general says. If Israel attacks Iran they will retaliate against our forces in the ME. What are we going to do? Turn the other cheek? I don’t think so.
“Martin Dempsey=Worthless Pr**k, and Obama bootlicker.”
I heard it was more than a boot.
What a partisan hack.
The only question I have is if we don’t do anything will this save us from having to spend money? I have decided that money must be a factor in everything we do from now on because we just hit 16 trillion yesterday. We can’t afford to help every country out there anymore unless they promise to pay for everything we do for them. I would love to stop all foreign aid just until the debt is paid and then we can help people again. If we save in foreign aid, we could really put a big dent in the debt. If we could get it down to 10 trillion in three years (dumping foreign aid), we would be in a much better situation. I know we all have our pet projects, but something has to give. Conservatives are as guilty as everyone else. I remember when they were going to dump the Armed Forces Nascar to save money. The outrage here was amazing. So either we get ourselves serious about the debt or we don’t and we just go into bankruptcy.
Israel won’t attack without allied backup, but Bibi is smart enough to know that his sabre rattling has raised the price of crude at least $20 at a time when Obama desperately needs the price at the pump to fall dramatically.
Bibi is controlling the price of oil until his old business partner gets into office. Then they will deal with Iran and Pakistan.
He’s speaking, I assume, for the Administration, such as it is.
The chicken*hit Arab countries probably wishes Israel would go in and get it down.
One nuclear nation, as Iran wants to be, scares the rest of the Islamic world. I bet they are just as worried that Iran will look at them, too.
Would be of benefit if other Arab countries would go all in (I know-like that would ever happen) with Israel to beat the Iranian nuclear goals.
Then ALL of them can breathe a sigh of relief.
Not really thinking this could happen....Muslim Brotherhood would stand with Iran and the region is chock full of the Brotherhood. And, I do, to some extent, hold BO. They are his friends.
I think that a rather large IAF strike would overwhelm the CVBG’s BARCAP. An E2C and a couple of sections of SuperHornets that probably aren’t cleared to shoot beforehand? Nah!
The CVBG is there to get between the Gulf States and any Iranian retaliation. Keep the Straits of Hormuz open in case the Iranians try to escalate.
A US CV doesn’t have it’s own fixed wing ASW aircraft any longer. The S-3B Vikings were retired several years ago. Helicopters are about all we have and they could operate from DDG’s. The carrier isn’t there to hunt subs. Not its primary mission, anyway.
The Iranians have been attacking America
for decades INCLUDING in the first attack on the WTC.
Given the past atrocities against Americans,
Mr. Dempsey is obviously either dumb as rock, or
on the side of Iran against America (like Obama and the DNC).
I think that's wise, I would not feel slighted at all. Odumbbell would tip your hand to the enemy in a Tennessee second.
We have IRAN’S BACK.
If Israel attacks Iran & the USA stays “neutral”, that will end the reign of Obama. Jewish voters will be outraged, as will supporters of Israel. The US & Obama will look weak & unable to influence events. All of a sudden, Obama will not be the top news item.
And if Israel succeeds in seriously damaging the Iranian nuke program, or better, destroys a significant portion of the Iranian military, the Republican Guards, and/or the leadership, Obama will look like a total fool & Israel will attain far greater respect in the world.
Hillary Clinton, Obama, & the rest of the world leadership had better wake up to a real fact. With 100+ nuclear weapons, Israel is capable of destroying every major city in ANY country of the world. Israel could, given the provocation, destroy EVERY Arab muslim city, including Mecca & Medina, within a day or two. Such an attack would devastate any country, including the US, China, & Russia. It would completely destroy Iranian society.
So, Obama & Co. can play with fire all they want, but they need to get ready to get seriously hurt by events they refused to control. The world will change dramatically & not necessarily in US favor. But then, that's Obama’s plan, isn't it?
Re: “Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, said ... he did not know Iran’s nuclear intentions”
He also said that he thought that Iranian mullahs were reasonable people. Dempsey is just a lackey for obama and is an insult to the uniform he wears. OIF vet
As we have seen this very day, Obama cannot be deterred from campaigning, even as Louisiana is drowning. But then, LA is not a swing state.
No matter how this plays out, he’s toast. I can live with that. ;^) Take care...
You're right, Mr Dempsey! We simply have no idea what Iran's intentions are. Other than what they've specifically stated Ahmanutjob stating that once Iran has nukes, they will "wipe Israel off the map." Or when the Grand Cyclops Mullah said that the extermination of Jews and destruction of Israel would be worth the loss of 100 million muslims.
Nope, there's no way of knowing what Iran's intentions are... Just like nobody knew what Hitler might do when he gained power, even after reading "Mein Kampf."
Just because a maniac says he's going to do something, doesn't mean he's really going to do it, right?
I seem to recall reading that cutting off all foreign aid would not cover a single year's annual deficit, meaning that the US will still continue to rack up debt. It will certainly slow the growth of the debt, but the debt will continue to grow.
At this point, 40% of every dollar the government spends is now borrowed.
There are no WMD. There never were any. Prove Israel has nukes. Heh. Heh.
“Help is on the way” come January 2013.
The CVBG does not necessarily have to intercept the strike to interdict it.
If the CVBG can provide early warning and tracking data to Iran, then they might have time to engage with their best stuff. The Iranian air force is pretty much useless, but if the Iranians actually got the S-300s they wanted, the Israelis might have to run a dangerous gauntlet against a forewarned enemy.
Heck, it is even “deniable,” a big plus for the Liar-in-chief.