Extracts from an al Jazeera report titled Cheney: US will not pressure Israel:
Dick Cheney, the US vice president, has said that Washington will not pressure Israel to take steps that will threaten its security and expressed hope for a new beginning for the Palestinian people in their own state.
Cheney, who is on a 10-day trip to the Middle East, arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday after spending two days in Saudi Arabia.
"America's commitment to Israel's security is enduring and unshakable, as is our commitment to Israel's right to defend itself always against terrorism, rocket attacks and other forces dedicated to Israel's destruction,'' Cheney told reporters shortly after arriving in Jerusalem.
I believe him.
In Jerusalem on Saturday, Cheney reaffirmed Washington's commitment to the establishment of a Palestinian state.
He assured Palestinian leaders that "they, too, can be certain of America's goodwill'' as it tries to help Israelis and Palestinians reach an accord.
"We want to see a resolution to the conflict, an end to the terrorism that has caused so much grief to Israelis, and a new beginning for the Palestinian people," Cheney said.
I don’t believe him.
BTW, just in case you aren't aware, Dick Cheney was on the Board of Advisors for JINSA which stands for the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.
Two days after 9/11, without any proof whatsoever of Saddam Hussein’s involvement in the attacks on Twin Towers, JINSA Propose(d) Iraq War on 9/13. The rest is history (inclusive of the American brief sojourn in Afghanistan).
Read my post Lies & power behind US invasion of Iraq where I wrote (extracts):
The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly political magazine in the US, alleged that JINSA are underwritten by far-right American Zionists who believed strongly that 'regime change' by any means necessary in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority is an urgent imperative.
* all underlining are mine
Anyone who dissents -- be it Colin Powell's State Department, the CIA or career military officers -- is committing heresy against articles of faith that effectively hold there is no difference between US and Israeli national security interests, and that the only way to assure continued safety and prosperity for both countries is through hegemony in the Middle East.
According to Karen DeYoung's 2006 biography of Colin Powell, Powell stated that "JINSA had influenced Vice President Richard Cheney and others in the Bush administration to rid Israel of Palestine's supporters and protect Israel's security by neutralizing Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Libya by invading and changing those regimes to democracies."
… into democracies like Egypt and Saudi Arabia?
Read my following posts as well:
(1) The 'O' in SWOT regarding the 3 'I'-s in the ME
(2) Bush's lies about Iran - déjà vu denied?
Additionally, political-military analysts said the recent and rather abrupt resignation of Admiral William Fallon, the top US commander in the Middle East, has been an indication that President Bush is insistent on launching an attack against Iran.
The Esquire magazine revealed that the Admiral quitted after he failed to persuade President Bush to avoid war with Tehran.
Bush madness has been and will be all for Israel, of course. What a goy-ish idiot!
(1) George Bush's farewell gift to Israel?
(2) Will Bush parcel out Iran toward the four winds of heaven?
(3) Anything for dear old Israel
(4) Why President Bush is so against Iran