Saturday, December 10, 2011

Obama gives Israel bunker busters, says he can't control what Israel does

While Obama publicly pressured Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians over settlements, he secretly sold Jerusalem deep-penetrating bombs it had long sought. Eli Lake previews an exclusive story appearing in Monday's Newsweek.
Only a few days ago, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, and CENTCOM chief Gen. James Mattis (who commanded the battle of Fallujah in 2004), told President Obama about his seeming lack of firmness in letting Netanyahu know the 'lay of the land'—how deeply the U.S. military was opposed to a strike by Tel Aviv [on Iran]. The President's reply was not what the generals expected. Two U.S. officials close to the exchange say that Obama said that he 'had no say over Israel' because 'it is a sovereign country.'"

He's just a tool of Mammon's oligarchy, so what would you expect him to say? When it comes to pressuring other countries to toe Mammon's line, this respect for national sovereignty disappears. Given his addiction to telling big lies in public, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that, in the course of a campaign appearance, he has blurted out something like "I will not preside over the plunge into thermonuclear world war," leaving his audience scratching their heads, since the media isn't reporting his efforts to start the next phase of the "Apocalypse."