Hagel in Israel
by Stephen Lendman
Hagel wants America's imperium advanced.
On April 20, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel began a weeklong Middle East trip.
Planned stops include Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Republic (UAE).
Late Sunday morning, he arrived in Israel. Discussions will focus on Iran, Syria, and weapons sales to regional allies.
A major arms deal with Israel sends a "very clear signal" to Tehran, he said. Asked if it suggests a potential military strike, he told reporters:
"I don't think there's any question that's another very clear signal to Iran."
"Israel will make the decision that Israel must make to protect itself, to defend itself in a very dangerous, combustible region of the world."