Sunday, December 24, 2006

Scott Ritter on Iran and Israel

This is a great interview with Scott Ritter:

SEYMOUR HERSH: Why doesn’t my colleagues in the American press do better with this story [that they can't find proof of weapons development in Iran]?

SCOTT RITTER: One of the big problems is -- and here goes the grenade -- Israel. The second you mention the word “Israel,” the nation Israel, the concept Israel, many in the American press become very defensive. We're not allowed to be highly critical of the state of Israel. And the other thing we're not allowed to do is discuss the notion that Israel and the notion of Israeli interests may in fact be dictating what America is doing, that what we're doing in the Middle East may not be to the benefit of America's national security, but to Israel's national security. But, see, we don’t want to talk about that, because one of the great success stories out there is the pro-Israeli lobby that has successfully enabled themselves to blend the two together, so that when we speak of Israeli interests, they say, “No, we're speaking of American interests.”



Blogger Joel Keller said...

Scott Ritter shows significant myopia if he doesn't believe that the national security interests of the U.S. coincide with those of Israel. Israel is where terrorists try out their craft before "graduating" to Europe and the U.S. If Mr. Ritter truly believes that what's best for the United States isn't best for Israel and vice-versa, then his vision needs an overhaul.

12/24/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't I get signed in on this thingy?

12/24/2006 08:06:00 PM  
Blogger r said...


12/24/2006 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Joel, at least you say what you think out in the open.

This thinking is so obviously delusional - it doesn't make sense even logically - that it exposes the warped mind-set of some of the supporters of Israel. It demonstrates how they can be so willing to damage this country in the interests of another nation.

12/25/2006 01:38:00 AM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

US Support of Israel's Brutal Oppression of the Palestinians PRIMARY MOTIVATION for Tragic Attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993 and on 9/11

1/09/2007 05:04:00 AM  

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