Report: Dempsey told Israel US won’t join ‘unauthorized’ attack

February 4, 2012

(Carl) United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey told Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak this week that the United States will not join in an ‘unauthorized’ Israeli attack on Iran, according to a report in the Left-leaning Inter Press Service.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Israeli leaders Jan. 20 that the United States would not participate in a war against Iran begun by Israel without prior agreement from Washington, according to accounts from well-placed senior military officers.
Dempsey’s warning, conveyed to both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak, represents the strongest move yet by President Barack Obama to deter an Israeli attack and ensure that the United States is not caught up in a regional conflagration with Iran.
But the Israeli government remains defiant about maintaining its freedom of action to make war on Iran, and it is counting on the influence of right-wing extremist views in U.S. politics to bring pressure to bear on Obama to fall into line with a possible Israeli attack during the election campaign this fall.

There have been no reports in either Israeli or US media regarding what was said in Dempsey’s meetings here. Frankly, I have doubts as to how much credence to give this report. DEBKA is telling a very different story.

it’s just libel… even if it were true. it’s the crowd accusing others of being Israel First. They sound like Pharaoh


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