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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

(From) THE JEWISH WEEK


Iran-Israel Linkage By Bush Seen As Threat
Jewish leaders warn of backlash as president cites Jewish state as rationale for possible strikes.
James D. Besser And Larry Cohler-Esses
(04/21/2006)

President Bush is risking a backlash that could injure the Jewish community — and his own cause — by repeatedly citing Israel as his top rationale for possible U.S. military conflict with Iran, Jewish leaders and Middle East analysts warned this week.

Bush’s repeated, sometimes exclusive, focus on Israel could spark public fury against the Jewish state and Jews if U.S. military action is accompanied by skyrocketing gas prices, terrorism at home or fallen G.I.’s who might be seen as dying for Israel, some said. Others feared it could fracture the shaky international coalition Bush is striving to assemble to oppose Iran’s nuclear program by framing the threat as primarily to Israel rather than international stability.
Ambassador Edward Walker, a former U.S. envoy to Israel who now heads the Middle East Institute in Washington, termed Bush’s Israel focus “a terrible idea.”“Just think about if gas prices go up to $7 a gallon as a result, and everybody is saying it’s because of Israel,” he said.“I don’t believe it is in Israel’s best interests to have the American people going into a major military action, which is what we’re talking about in Iran, with significant implications on the home front in terms of terrorism and energy prices, and then having people blame Israel,” said Walker.http://tinyurl.com/kfefz

Something to think About. Something for everyone to think about as we walk through the future.

2 Comments:

At April 25, 2006 8:52 PM, Blogger Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

What I do not understand is people want to blame the President for high gas/fuel prices, and this is not his fault. Perhaps I need to read it again...and grasp the larger meaning. We have to stand behind Israel...no matter what, if not our nation will no longer be blessed.
I need to check out the link.
Just wrote a post that you may find interesting on Iran and EMP. Been meaning to write it, but have been sidetracked lately....

 
At April 25, 2006 10:11 PM, Blogger Patty said...

Blaming Bush is a cop out. He didn't create this mess. I have worked in refineries and power plants in the trenches so to speak. Millions of dollars have been pumped into them to bring them up to par. Then par is raised. I read on a blog the other nite now I can't remeber where. Facts are most of our petrolum comes from our Neighbor to the North. It was broke down into %'s and was very interesting. I started to link then thought I would go back.
Now about Israel. Yeppers we need to protect and help in anyway we can. Its a very difficult position we are finding ourselves in. In the past our leaders turned yellow and didn't have the stomach to finish anything in the Middle East. That article I suspect is slightly left in Israel. However, they are on the front lines so to speak and we are supporting their enemies Palastines with money. Thats a no brainer. That would certianly make me nervous if you claimed to be my friend and was giving my enemy the money and means to blow up my house.
I am not sure how this will play out. Its very scarey to me.

 

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