Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Now We Know Why The U.S. Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Was In Israel A Few Days Ago

ASPEN INTERVIEW - David Sanger, right, New York Times chief Washington correspondent, interviews U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., June 28, 2010. In its inaugural year, the forum brought together top-level government officials, industry leaders, and others for two days of in-depth discussions on national security. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

'Strike On Iran Would Be Destabilizing' -- Jerusalem Post

US joint chiefs of staff says Washington, Jerusalem in sync.

A military strike against Iran would be "incredibly destabilizing" to the region said the US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen. He believes Iran will continue to pursue nuclear weapons, even if sanctions against the country are increased.

Speaking Monday at the Aspen Security Forum, Mullen said it would be "incredibly dangerous" for Iran to achieve nuclear weapons, and that there's "no reason to trust" Iran's assurances that it is only pursuing a peaceful nuclear program, especially after the discovery of a secret nuclear facility near the holy city of Qom.

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My Comment: It is all going to come down to this. Will the Middle East be more unstable if Iran has nuclear weapons .... or if Israel decides to strike Iran before it has the means to manufacture significant quantities of nuclear material for a bomb.


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