‘US will attack Iran (for Israel!) if it must’


'US will attack Iran if it must'
Photo by: Ariel Hermoni, Defense Ministry

‘US will attack Iran if it must’

07/07/2010 12:11

Senators in Jerusalem to discuss Middle East tensions.

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There is wide support in Congress for using all means to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear power, “through diplomatic and economic sanctions if we possibly can, through military actions if we must,” visiting US Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said Wednesday in Jerusalem.

Lieberman, flanked at a Jerusalem press conference by his senate colleagues John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), used very tough language, saying the words “military action” in regards to stopping Iran’s nuclear program. Most US officials opt to tiptoe around the subject, saying “no options are off the table.”

Lieberman said that “a certain trumpet needs to sounded here for the Iranian regime to hear.”

He said the sanctions Congress recently passed against Iran were meant to signal to Teheran to “negotiate the end of their nuclear program and re-entry into the civilized world, if that is possible. But if not, they should know that when Congress says it is unacceptable to get nuclear weapons, we mean it. We hope economic and diplomatic power will work, but if we must use force, that must remain a very active option.”

Regarding Tuesday’s friendly meeting in Washington between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama, Lieberman – based on reports he heard from people there – said “it was a positive meeting, and we can say with some encouragement that the relationship between the US and Israel is back on track.”

Lieberman, acknowledging that the past year was a “difficult one” in the US-Israel relationship, said that even during this period “the members of Congress across party lines continued to both feel and express strong support for the security of the State of Israel, and for the relationship.”

Graham was even blunter.

“The Congress has Israel’s back,” he said, “and never misunderstand that. Whatever relationship problems we have had in the past, it has never seeped over into Congress. The Congress has been united in protection of one of our best allies in the world, the State of Israel.”

Regarding another American ally, Turkey, McCain – referring to both Ankara’s vote against Iran sanctions at the UN and its hostile rhetoric toward Israel – said he has been “disappointed recently” by Turkey’s “actions and words.”

At the same time, he said, Turkey is an old and close ally with whom the US has common interests.

“I hope that at some point the Turkish leadership would lower the rhetoric, reduce it to the point where we can try to solve differences in a quiet and diplomatic way,” McCain said.

Asked what would happen to US-Turkish ties if Ankara severed, as it has threatened to do, its ties with Israel, McCain replied, “obviously it wouldn’t be helpful. I hope this won’t be the case. I hope that there will be conversations.” Saying that the Israeli-Turkish relationship has “contributed to stability in the Middle East,” McCain said he found the situation “disturbing,” and said he hoped the US could play an “interlocutor role to bridge some of these differences.”

Fundamentally, McCain said, Turkey remains a secular nation that has “contributed enormously to peace in the region and the world.”

All three senators, who met during their two-day stay with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, as well as with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, praised the US-trained PA security forces.

McCain, in an apparent reference to talk about putting PA security forces at border crossings from Israel into Gaza, said the willingness of Israel to discuss this issue showed the confidence Israel had in these forces as well.

11 Responses to “‘US will attack Iran (for Israel!) if it must’”

  • Patriot says:


    Tony wrote:

    John McCain – “bomb Iran, bomb Iran” – is in Israel endorsing an attack on Iran by Israel.

    Joe Lieberman – Zionist Jew – is in Israel endorsing an attack on Iran by Israel.

    Lindsay Graham is in Israel – “Congress has Israel’s back” – endorsing an attack on Iran by Israel.

    The worst TRAITORS to America are NOT the Zionist-Jews whose loyalty is to Israel.

    The worst TRAITORS are members of Congress like McCain and Graham!

    There is NO hope for America – endless war for Israel will destroy / bankrupt the ’empire’!

  • JoJo says:

    Two things are needed to cure USi ills, Term limits on all Fed politicians and NO need for Ashkenazism cult members need apply Jobs in government
    Just imagine if China bought out all the major media and infiltrated all aspects of government agencies and military establishments by changing their identies to wasp names and converting to a dying religion (Christianity) and having operations to change slanted eyes and demand aid to China in the Trillion$.Would Americans do something about it? NOPE! Too FKN stupid. X-Russian Jews have invaded USA, you dumb Doltz :^/

  • Ron says:

    Will we ever get it? WE are on the verge of complete finanacial meltdown
    and these idiots are wanting more war.

  • McGannahan Skyjellyfetti says:

    The USA being Israels bitch will be the death of us all.

  • Erasmus Ormond says:

    The US are dead broke and if they really should commit the folly and sacrifice themselves for that little shithole Israel whith an attack on Iran, they do not deserve better than going under without trace (which most probabely will happen, as it would be an irresistable temption for the other superpowers to take advantage of the resulting US agony. Russia might grab Alaska, and China might grab the US pacific littoral states, Hawaii, California and so on).

  • peacelily says:

    It’s all about money – lobby bribe money plus those who are dual citizen Israelis who want more war. There is no democracy in the US anymore – it’s all about money, who can raise the most money from lobby bribers. Corruption of US politicians is as bad or worse than those in Afghanistan – perhaps that’s why the the Afghan leaders are trusted even though our administration knows and talks about the extreme corruption in Afghanistan leadership, the money wasted there and lives of our loved ones plus the lives of so many innocent civilians. All that is happening is hatred and misery of the civilians. US voters are figuring out what is happening and are angry. The Zionist Christians are also being lead by charlatan get-rich-quick preachers who are as greedy as the politicians – they preach Armageddon and “the Rapture” when all Christians will just poof – disappear, Jews will be slaughtered unless they have converted (in Israel they laugh all the way to the bank when the billions of hapless taxpayers arrive), and the huge war will happen right there – imagine billions of people in that little place. Of course, the “others” are not mentioned – Muslims, Buddhists, Hindu, etc., because they are not in the Zionist minds.

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