Bibi Shows Cartoon of Mass Destruction to UN-- based on claims Israeli intelligence experts dispute.
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If you're an American Jew and care about Israel, you might want to consider what it means to be unquestioningly supporting an Israel led by Bibi Netanyahu and his political party. If you are a critic of Israel, you might want to consider, as a more effective strategy, targeting it's idiot leader instead of the nation and people as a whole.
In an exclusive interview with Israel News, former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan listed a collection of criticisms that, for me, lead to the conclusion that Netanyahu, Israel's clone of Dick Cheney, is an incompetent, dangerous for Israel bumbling idiot.
The article starts out with a title quoting Dagan, "'Netanyahu has caused Israel the most strategic damage on Iran.'
But that's just the beginning. Dagan points out that Netanyahu may get the approval of the US congress, but that it is the president of the US who makes the decisions. Because of Netanyahu's behavior, Obama has cut off sharing of information with Israel about negotiations with Iran. But it's worse. Dagan's interviewers asked if this policy would have (what would be an even more dangerous) trickle down effect. Dagan replied:
"Yes," Dagan said, "and it happens very quickly. The head of the CIA is a political appointee; the national security adviser is a political appointee; the secretary of state is a political appointee. They all, the lower-level officials too, work in keeping with the spirit of their commander. We've witnessed this phenomenon during confrontations in the past, with the (Jonathan) Pollard case, for example. We depend on the Americans for strategic weapons. When senior administration officials say that Israel is acting against the national interests of the United States, it represents a grave long-term danger for us."
Further, Dagan, who points out that his criticism is not personal, because Netanyahu helped him get a liver transplant, suggests that Netanyahu doesn't take responsibility. I'm making my own assessment here, but I take it to mean that Netanyahu is a blowhard coward who doesn't have the guts to make a decision on his own without the full backing of all the experts. Dagan says, regarding the idea of taking military action against Iran
""We were opposed to the military option" He didn't want to take such a dramatic decision without the backing of the heads of the defense establishment because he knew he would bear the responsibility in the end. I have never seen him take responsibility for anything. I've seen other leaders make decision and admit subsequently that they were wrong. No one is immune from making mistakes. The difference between him and others lies in the willingness to take responsibility. He's great when it comes to words, but not so when it comes to taking action."
Dagan goes on, discussing how Netanyahu has set things up, with the confrontation with Obama, so now the optics are set up to rush Americans into an agreement with Iran. He asks,
"How would Obama explain his failure to reach a deal? That he gave in to Netanyahu? Or the Republicans?"
How bad could it get because Bibi has pissed off Obama? Dagan explains how the US has veto power at the UN, saying, "If we are at odds with the White House, we could lose that protection and, within a short space of time, find ourselves facing international sanctions."
As far as the recent massive assault on Gaza, Operation Protective Edge, Dagan concluded that it was a "resounding failure" that accomplished "nothing."
Then there's Isis. Dagan says, "Netanyahu doesn't understand what Islamic State is all about."
And there's Jordan, which the interview discusses as an important protector of eastern border and the West bank. Dagan observes,
"Jordan's King Abdullah is the one defending our eastern border. He's preventing the smuggling of arms and terror into the West Bank. Without him, the West Bank would become Hamastan. That's why we need to work in close coordination with him."
Tellingly, Dagan adds,
"I won't tell you what I believe King Abdullah thinks of him... Today, due to the war on Islamic State, he is getting the full backing of the Americans. He needs Israel less so than he did in the past. And what does Netanyahu do? He allows people with all kinds of wacky ideas to visit the Temple Mount, the sanctity of which is entrusted to the Jordanian king."
The interview covers a lot more Netanyahu-as-idiot territory. Imagine if the former head of NSA or the CIA came out saying a standing US president was such a "resounding failure," incompetent or idiotic in so many ways. There are elections coming up in Israel. American Jews who care about Israel should be speaking out against Netanyahu and his Likud party. Even Christian Zionists who care about Israel should be doing all they can to make sure that Likud loses power and loses the elections. Israel doesn't need its own version of Dick Cheney, especially one who is considered in such negative light by defense and intelligence leaders.
On the USA's left, American Jews, who vote 80% Democratic, should, with this latest evidence, be repudiating right wing extremist Bibi and his Likud party. On the USA's right, Christian Zionists might consider opposing Netanyahu because of his idiocy and incompetence.
And let's not forget that Israel's first lady, Sara Netanyahu, who has garnered notoriety for a phone call that's been transcribed, which puts her in an embarrassing position, with the Guaradian observing, "It seems unlikely, however, that her comments will do much to help dispel the image some have of her as grandiose, somewhat paranoid and lacking in judgment."
So there you have it, Israel's power idiot couple.