Gates said "Israel is not training terrorists to subvert its neighbors. It has not shipped weapons into a place like Iraq to kill thousands of innocent civilians covertly," Israel trains it's regular military forces and Settlers to subvert it's neighbor, Palestine. And it shoots it's own weapons into places like Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank to kill thousands of innocent civilians overtly. "It has not threatened to destroy any of its neighbors. It is not trying to destabilize the government of Lebanon." Israel has already destroyed the Palestinian state, before it has even had a chance to declare statehood. And Israel knows full well that their decision to continue overflights destablizes Lebanon, but Israel continues it anyways. Gates can't see the forest for the trees. He stares at a redwood and says, "look at this forest here". Then he looks at a Maple, and he says, "This isn't a redwood, there is no forest here". Israel IS a threat to the region.
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from the article: Gates: Israel doesn't pose nuclear threat like Iran