Monday, July 27, 2009

Israel doesn't screw around

By ANNE GEARAN, AP National Security Writer Anne Gearan, Ap National Security Writer –

JERUSALEM – Israel hardened its insistence Monday that it would do anything it felt necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, just the ultimatum the United States hoped not to hear as it tried to nudge Iran to the bargaining table.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates reassured Israel that the new Obama administration was not naive about Iran's intentions, and that Washington would press for new, tougher sanctions against the Iranians if they balk. He didn't say what those might include.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak used a brief news conference with Gates to insist three times that Israel would not rule out any response — an implied warning that it would consider a pre-emptive strike to thwart Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, Israelis are some of the baddest asses on the planet, can't wait to see what happens between them and Iran cause the most we're gonna do is impose sanctions. Look how well that worked against N. Korea.

Anonymous said...

Iran has had years in which to negotiate with the United States and numerous European countries. During all this time it should be obvious to everyone that they are not interested in negotiating in good faith. Iran's only interest is to keep delaying and negotiating until they have a Nuke. Israel will not allow this sophmoric approach by the obama people to jeapordize their safety. It will not be long until we read about the strike on Irans nuclear facilities.
Paul in Texas