Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Wednesday 22 February 2012

"We Are Of The Opinion That The Iranian Regime Is A Rational Actor" Says Obama's Top Military Adviser

General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff,  tells CNN that a military strike against Iran is not "prudent" at present ...

"We are of the opinion that the Iranian regime is a rational actor ...We have not concluded that Iran is an existential threat ..."

"If you were a betting man, would you bet that Israel won't strike?" asks the interviewer.
"Well, fortunately, I'm not a betting man."


  1. Hi Daphne, Love your blog. Just thought I'd get in early and refer you to yet another example of our national broadcaster embarrassing Australia. See Fisk (!) on Four Corners and AIJAC's reply: s

  2. Thanks, Jack. Nice to have your comment. I'll take a look.

  3. Iran is a rational actor? Well that's alright then. Mind you that depends on your definition of rational.

    Check out the video this analyst has helpfully translated.

  4. What exactly does Israel want from Iran ? Does it want a nuclear free region ?

  5. A nuclear free Iran would be an excellent start. A Nazi free Iran would be the perfect encore.

  6. How do you define "region"? Pakistan? China? India? France? UK?

    They're all within range of Iran's missiles.

  7. Well said on both counts, geoffff!


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