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    A little snippet regarding US foreign policy in the Middle East and its support for Israel. (This is not to deny the US support for Saudi Arabia and the remaining gulf states).

    Again, from Sic Semper Tyrannis:

    Quote Anna said in reply to james...
    "anything for israel..."

    “Pressure from Israel and the Lobby was not the only factor behind the decision to attack Iraq in March 2003, but it was critical. ... According to Philip Zelikow, a former member of the president’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the executive director of the 9/11 Commission, and now a counsellor to Condoleezza Rice, the ‘real threat’ from Iraq was not a threat to the United States. The ‘unstated threat’ was the ‘threat against Israel’, Zelikow told an audience at the University of Virginia in September 2002. ‘The American government,’ he added, ‘doesn’t want to lean too hard on it rhetorically, because it is not a popular sell.’

    That was then… Today with have this situation:

    “Washington and Israel have signed an agreement which would see the US come to assist Israel with missile defense in times of war… according to Haimovitch [Israeli IDF Brig. Gen.] “I am sure once the order comes we will find here US troops on the ground to be part of our deployment and team to defend the state of Israel”
    General Clark, the US Army: “We are ready to commit to the defense of Israel and anytime we get involved in a kinetic fight there is always the risk that there will be casualties…”


    More: “Jerusalem - IDF, US Army Celebrate Inauguration Of First American Base In Israel” https://www.vosizneias.com/280626/20...ase-in-israel/
    From here: http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_s...b8d2e2793d970c

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