Oh my: Israeli Left blasts impending Iran nuke deal
No, it's not just Netanyahu and the Right who are the Israelis who oppose Obama-Kerry's surrender to Iran.
And it's not just about nukes. Consider what might happen if the US agrees to lift the arms embargo on Iran
Rather than promoting stability, greater access to advanced missiles,
artillery, and combat vehicles could empower a range of Iranian proxy
forces, partners and terrorist groups – from Lebanese Hezbollah to the
Syrian National Defense Forces (a sectarian paramilitary organization
tantamount to Iran’s Basij) to Palestinian Hamas— which remain a threat
to U.S. interests and to our regional allies, most notably Israel. These
forces could endanger U.S. personnel at regional diplomatic and
military facilities and make it more difficult for Washington to secure a
political solution in Syria and Iraq, let alone between Israel and the
Palestine Liberation Organization.
Increased arms flowing into Hezbollah’s hands and like-minded groups in
the Palestinian territories endanger the security of Israel.” Further
equipping and training of Yemen's Houthis could position this group to
threaten global trade through the Suez Canal if they are able to both
establish a naval presence from the Red Sea port of Hodeida and further
south at the Mandeb Strait. Increased IRGC armed shipments to the
Houthis could lead to more stand-offs in the Gulf of Aden with the U.S.
Lifting the arms embargo on Iran could spell the end of the Israeli Left's dream of a 'Palestinian state' threatening Israel and could result in an arms windfall to Hamas and Hezbullah that would leave us on full-time war alert. Even Israel's Left gets that.
Labels: arms embargo, Barack Hussein Obama, Hamas, Hezbullah, Iranian nuclear threat, John Kerry, Middle East peace process, nuclear weapons, P 5+1, Palestinian state, PLO