Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski has issued what he considers friendly advice to Israel: He urged US President Barack Obama to make it clear that if the IAF tries to launch an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities via Iraqi airspace, the US Air Force will shoot down the Israeli jets.
"We are not exactly impotent little babies," Brzezinski told The Daily Beast in an interview published Sunday. "They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? ... We have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren't just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a 'Liberty' in reverse."
The USS Liberty was a US Navy technical research ship accidentally struck by the IAF on the fourth day of the Six Day War, after being misidentified as an Egyptian warship.
Brzezinski, who was former president Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, endorsed Barack Obama's presidential campaign. However, he has no role in the current administration.
So much for "unbreakable bonds" and "tough love." <g> I wonder what J street will have to say about that. One hopes that nobody in the Israeli government is stupid enough to respond to this stupid statement in kind. Brzezinski will be remembered as the fellow responsible for losing Iran in 1979.
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