Tweet Now what exactly did Brzeinski say?
We have a former National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter and the ex-President himself, both of whom are seemingly not great friends to Israel. Jimmy Carter was discussed a few days ago in Jimmy Carter: One Term Wasn't Enough, but the blatant speak of Brzeinski denying Israels right to self-defense has to be examined.
It would appear that the basic stance of the world body, Obama included, is to wage the war of rhetoric until Iran has the capability to deploy nukes. I think that it is understood they have the will to use them, and country's will just square dance around the problem until it has reached a critical mass (no pun intended). It never ceases to amaze how the path of least resistance is always going to be the one chosen by those in positions of power, who do not want to run the chance of losing that power by making extremely tough, albeit correct decisions.
All this while a small country whose very existence is threatened daily, not only by countries on it's border but by decisions made in cabinet rooms in nations around the world, sits and waits. Now what exactly did Brzeinski say?
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- "Zbigniew Brzezinski said the United States should make clear that it will attack Israeli jets if they fly over Iraq on their way to attack Iran.
"We are not exactly impotent little babies," said Brzezinski, national security adviser during the Carter administration, in an interview with The Daily Beast Web site when asked how aggressive President Obama can be in telling Israel that a military strike in Iran is not in America's interest. "They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?
"We have to be serious about denying them that right," continued Brzezinski, who endorsed Obama early in the Democratic primary but was not an official adviser to the campaign. "That means a denial where you aren't just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse."
Israeli forces mistakenly attacked the USS Liberty during the 1967 Six-Day War."
Where was this tough talk when he was in a position of power?
Now certainly an Israeli air strike, particularly done unilaterally, is not anyones idea of a good solution to the problem that is a nuclear capability in Iran. But, as they say, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Are we to believe that this regime has anything but the worst intentions for the weapons that they are developing along with the ability to deliver them? Who is going to step up and take the fate of the world into their hands. President Obama? Medvedev or Putin? France or Germany? China or Japan? Not one will take the steps necessary to deal with this problem. We will negotiate, threaten sanctions, negotiate a little more, throw in another really harsh sanction and before you know it, none of that will matter any more.
And so we will wait, and wait, and wait until God forbid it is to late!