Admiral Mullen told the Israelis we need to coordinate closely, so we
don’t have another mistake as happened with the USS Liberty.
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 01:54:10 +0100
You know, Admiral Mullen told the Israelis, in apparent connection
with their plans to bomb Iran, plans which the US military deeply
opposes if only for military reasons [It’s not a recognizable military
strategy to occupy with all your land forces two large Muslim
countries with insurgencies running and then bomb the heck out of a
much larger third country that lies between them in order to see what
will happen], he told the Israelis we need to coordinate closely, so
we don’t have another mistake as happened with the USS Liberty.
Now there is a masterful comment of caution. He doesn’t say what the
mistake was. He knows the Israelis aren’t going to ask him to
elaborate on that reference. He is however the Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, immediate past CNO, and he obviously remembers the
USS Liberty! How many ways can the “mistake” reference be interpreted?
If Israelis decide to fly without US approval, might they be shot down
because this time it’s the Americans who might mistakenly think it
must be the Egyptians? Or was it a mistake to let the Israelis get
away with their treachery forty years ago, not to be repeated again,
not on my watch? Or was it the Israeli’s self-described propensity to
accidentally shoot up the wrong place that is the mistake to be
avoided? Yeah, that must be it. Masterful!
Posted by: Doppler | November 07, 2008 at 07:13 PM