… which happens to be the same Israel that claimed Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons …
… and that the USS Liberty was under attack by Egypt:
- Dead In The Water – The Sinking Of The USS Liberty (Full BBC Documentary):
The press release for the 2002 BBC documentary film Dead in the Water suggests the attack was a “daring ploy by Israel to fake an Egyptian attack” to give America a reason to enter the war against Egypt. Convinced that the attack was real, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched nuclear-armed planes targeted against Cairo from a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean. The planes were recalled only just in time, when it was clear the Liberty had not sunk and that Israel had carried out the attack.(Source)
- On record: Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘America is something that can easily be moved.’ ‘The world won’t say a thing.’ ‘The world will say we’re defending.’ (Video)
Brig. Gen. Itai Brun, head of the IDF Military Intelligence research and analysis division, at a Foreign Affairs and Defense committee hearing at the Knesset in 2012 (photo credit: Noam Moskowitz/Flash90)
- Israeli intelligence seen as central to US case against Syria (The Times of Israel, Aug 27, 2013):
Netanyahu to hold second security cabinet meeting on crisis in two days; top minister says it’s unthinkable for Assad to be allowed to go on gassing children
(Commentary Infinite Unknown:
Using white phoshporus on palestinian children and other war crimes & atrocities are OK, right? Right???:
- Israel admits organ harvesting from Palestinians, and others, without consent (Guardian)
- UN assembly votes for probes of Gaza war crimes charges (Reuters)
- U.N. rights envoy: Israeli war crime of the greatest magnitude under international law in Gaza (Reuters)
- Israel’s war crimes in Gaza (Independent)
- Amnesty International: Gaza white phosphorus shells were US made (Times)
- Israel admits troops may have used phosphorus shells in Gaza (Guardian)
- Outcry over Israel’s reported use of phosphorus in Gaza (IHT)
- Israel accused of executing parents in front of children in Gaza (Telegraph)
- Gaza: ‘I watched an Israeli soldier shoot dead my two little girls’ (Independent)
- Israel ‘admits’ using white phosphorus munitions (Times)
- Gaza building apparently hit by phosphorus: UN (Vancouver Sun)
- Israeli use of white phosphorus ‘undeniable’: Amnesty International (The Age)
- Israel used phosphorus in heavily populated areas, doctors charge (Kansas City Star)
- Israeli army investigates use of white phosphorous in Gaza (Guardian)
May these Israeli war criminals get what they deserve NOW.)
While Israel will almost certainly take no direct part in a military strike, Israeli intelligence information is widely believed to have played a central role in enabling the US’s adamant conviction that Assad’s regime fired chemical weapons at civilians outside Damascus last Wednesday, killing hundreds of people and wounding over a thousand, according to Syrian rebel groups.
A large delegation of senior Israeli security officials is currently in Washington holding talks with top administration officials led by US National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held his second meeting in two days with his security cabinet to discuss the Syria crisis on Tuesday afternoon.
“The State of Israel is ready for any scenario,” Netanyahu said after the meeting. “We are not part of the civil war in Syria but if we identify any attempt whatsoever to harm us, we will respond and we will respond in strength.”
Prior to the session, called to discuss the implications for Israel of a possible strike, a top Israeli minister said it would be inconceivable for the international community to allow President Bashar Assad’s regime to continue killing children with chemical weapons.
Naftali Bennett, the minister of economics who sits on the security cabinet, issued what amounted to a demand for military intervention against Assad. “It cannot be that less than 100 kilometers from Israel, children are being gassed to death and we let the world remain silent and ignore it,” Bennett said.
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