He said, slowly and with quiet emphasis:
"This lunchtime Sharon convened a secret meeting of some of our generals and other top military and security people. They signed a blood oath which commits them to fight to the death to prevent any government of Israel withdrawing from the West Bank. [Pause] I know that's what happened at the meeting because I've checked it out, and that's why I am late."
In the event of a government decision to withdraw, Ezer said, Sharon was pledged to set up headquarters on the West Bank, and those in Israel's armed forces who were loyal to him would make common cause with the armed settlers who wanted to fight.
I told Ezer what Peres had said to me weeks previously -- that Begin was creating the conditions for a Jewish civil war, knowing, as Peres had put it, that no Israeli prime minister would trigger it by agreeing to withdraw from the West Bank.
Ezer nodded and then asked me a question. Did I think Sharon would act in accordance with the blood oath he and others had signed?
I said: "What I think is of no consequence. I'm a visiting goy. You're Israel's defence minister, what do you think?"
Ezer replied: "Of course, he would. He's mad enough to nuke the entire f*cking Arab world!"
Question: Is Netanyahu mad enough to order an attack on Iran in what remains of Obama's first term without the president's blessing and American participation?
In his secretly recorded statement to Republican fundraisers Romney also said, according to the Associated Press, that "the Palestinians are committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel" and that the prospects for a two-state solution to Mideast peace are dim. "You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem, and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it."
In what was said to be a "rambling response" to a question about the "Palestine problem" (it's actually a Jewish problem), he also asserted that "The Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace," and "the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish."
And there was more nonsense where that came from. He was, he said, against applying any pressure on Israel to give up "disputed" territory for a two-state solution with the Palestinians. "The idea of pushing on the Israelis to give something up to get the Palestinians to act is the worst idea in the world."
It's because Romney is so ignorant about foreign policy matters that he is delighted to read from Zionism's script. What a disaster for America and the world a President Romney would be!
In one of his most stupid statements while grovelling for Zionist organized campaign funds and votes, Romney accused Obama of "throwing Israel under a bus." Perhaps somebody should say it's time for Obama to throw Romney and Netanyahu under it. (Okay, I just said it).