Israel warned us against Iraq invasion

Discussion in 'Politics' started by dddooo, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Chief of staff of former secretary of state reveals that large number of senior Israeli officials warned Bush administration that invasion of Iraq would be destabilizing to region. 'The Israelis were telling us Iraq is not the enemy - Iran is the enemy,' he says

    The man, Lawrence Wilkerson, was a member of the US State Department's policy planning staff and later chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell.

    In an interview with the news agency, he said that "the Israelis were telling us Iraq is not the enemy - Iran is the enemy."

    According to Wilkerson, different sources in Israel explained to senior US officials that "if you are going to destabilize the balance of power, do it against the main enemy."

    Wilkerson noted that the main point of their communications was not that the US should immediately attack Iran, but that "it should not be distracted by Iraq and Saddam Hussein" from a focus on the threat from Iran.

    The message was conveyed by a large number of senior Israeli officials to their American counterparts, including political figures and intelligence sources.

    According to Wilkerson, the Israeli advice was apparently triggered by reports reaching Israeli officials in December 2001 that the Bush administration was beginning serious planning for an attack on Iraq.

    Soon after Israeli officials got wind of that planning, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon asked for a meeting with Bush primarily to discuss US intentions to invade Iraq.

    In the weeks preceding Sharon's meeting with Bush on February 7, 2002, a procession of Israeli officials conveyed the message to the US administration that Iran represented a greater threat, according to a Washington Post report on the eve of the meeting.,7340,L-3444393,00.html
  2. Out of Iraq, into Iran.

    J. Lucas for president.
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  4. I.Q.


    LOL, TorontoTrader. :D


  6. I.Q.


    If by "Jews" you mean "Mossad", then yes. :cool:


    Ahh it was mossad was it. Please explain because i'm becoming a wee bit confused.