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Monday, March 11, 2013

You think he's angling to be ambassador to the US?

The Obama administration will be thrilled if Ehud Barak becomes the ambassador to the United States (as has been discussed).
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is a friend of Israel, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in his parting speech to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Monday.

"I met the new Secretary of Defense of the US, and I found someone who supports Israeli security," Barak stated. "There was exaggerated criticism against him."

According to the outgoing Defense Minister, there is more "intimacy" between the US and Israel than ever before.

"There is an understanding in the US that Israel is solely responsible for its own security, military and intelligence," Barak added.

Any gaps between the US and Israel on Iran, Barak explained, have to do with "the pace of the ticking of the clock."

"Today everyone agrees that Iran is striving to gain nuclear power and regional hegemony," he said. "If Iran succeeds in gaining nuclear capabilities, it will influences the Saudis, Turkey and Egypt to do the same. It will be the end of the Non-Proliferation Treaty."
What could go wrong?

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At 8:47 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Actually, I think Ehud Barak would be good on the trade side, as he has a track record on team projects between the U.S. and Israel. He also has a track record of persistence and spine. The question would be whether he sees each and every rocket, bombing, etc. onto Israeli civilians from Gaza and Leb as WARCRIMES. If he does, he won't push to have civilian elevated areas east of Jerusalem stripped from Israel owners (which I guess turns out to be the govt?) and turned over for rocket launching sites. He is labor so he's New Left? which we were taught in the '70s puts forced marxist fair "equality" ahead of life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and equal treatment before the law. Maybe he would do a guest post on Israel Matzav to tell us. I'm unsure.


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