AND DON’T MAKE TOO MUCH OF A FUSS. IMAGINE WHAT EFFECT YOUR ACTIONS COULD HAVE ON THE WORLD ECONOMY.
Leon Panetta, November
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he would raise American concerns about the unintended consequences of any military action against Iran during talks with Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Friday, including its potential impact on the world economy.
And the reason we have to find this out from the Jerusalem Post of course is…… well, there are a lot of reasons, including the US media at the moment busily, yet reluctantly,reporting the affable Uncle Leon’s bumbling gaffes about India being a threat, uncertainty over his status as defense chief or civilian intelligence officer in re the handling of detainees, the fact that he still does not know who the Libyan rebels are and his uncertainty over whether he should weigh in on the fact that Hamas and other enemies of Israel are engaged in direct rocket attacks on that nation, a traditional US ally.
Yes, Israel, you really should think long and hard about whether defending your self against a nation whose leaders have said their intent is to annihilate you might put a crimp in somebody’s idea of a world economy. Just friendly advice from one defense minister to another, dontchaknow?
Leon Panetta’s translation of “Never Again!” goes something like “Well, hardly ever. Depends on what the economy’s like!” And after that, words fail. Words just totally fail. Maybe that’s why there are no expressions of outrage from any “responsible” quarter of the US sector. We wish. Were that the case, voice could eventually be found. It won’t. Go, Israel.