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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 22.09.09 | 03:30 (IDT)

    Do you really think Censoring any mention of the treaty obligations the USA bears under it's Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq will make it go away? Do you think refusing to admit it exists changes anything? Can the Haaretz censors not see the threat to ISRAEL posed by making an act to war against a nation we have sworn to defend? One of the characteristics that endeared Israel and Israelis to me 40 years ago was their strong sense of reality and the need to cope with it. Now, it seems, the outstanding characteristic of Israel and Israelis is that they believe they may wish away reality, and if that is not possible, simply deny it exist. The USA is treaty bound to protect the airspace of Iraq. That is reality. If we shoot down the IAF we will have clobbered an ally. If we don't, we will have blown ourselves out of the mideast. That is the reality your censors try to deny by not allowing discussion of the Agreement on the Status of Forces that exists between Iraq and the USA.

    from the article: Brzezinski: U.S. should forcibly stop IAF flying over Iraq to reach Iran
    First published 10:27 21.09.09 | Last updated 12:26 21.09.09
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