On July 20, 2013, Gen. James Mattis, 62, former Marine commander and head of US Central Command in Middle East, was interviewed by a panel headed by CNN’s Jewish talk-show host, Wolf Issac Blitzer. The interview was conducted alive at the Jewish-controlled Aspen Institute, Colorado. Mattis was grilled over his opinions on Iran, Syria, Iraq and the Israel-Palestine conflict.
During the hour-long interview, Mattis, who retired on June 1, 2013, was very blunt revealing US military frustrations and perspectives rarely heard from such high-ranking officials.
He warned the Zionist regime that if John Kerry’s current efforts fails, Israel will become an apartheid state in the eyes of entire world. He also said that world resentment of US support for Israel hurts America militarily throughout the region.
“I paid a military-security price every day as the commander of the CentCom because the American were seen as biased in support of Israel,” said Mattis.
Mattis observation was not much different than his predecessor, as chief of CentCom, Gen. David Petreus, known as Zionism’s military poodle. As result, the Jewish lobby turned against him. In November 2012, Petraeus was forced to retired as head of CIA over a sex scandal geared by the lobby.
Gen. Mattis also warned that US military involvement in Syria would lead to “a full-throated, very, very serious war”.
“We need to be very clear about our (post-Assad) military end state and political end state. Otherwise you’ll invade a country, pull down a statue, and say, ‘Now what do we do?‘” Mattis said.
Mattis said he was against “no-fly zone” over Syria or supplying (advanced) military aid to the rebels – because it wouldn’t bring down Assad regime which is supported by Syrian army, Iran and Hizbullah.
On Iran’s nuclear program, Mattis said that Iranian have the capability to produce their first nuclear bomb within a year, if country’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenie, decides to do that.
“I don’t believe Iran’s leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) has made the decision. If he does, I am not completely confident that we would know immediately. I don’t think we’d know right away,” Mattis said.
Mattis said ultimately, the only real resolution to Iran’s nuclear program will be a diplomatic one.
Responding to Blitzer’s question “if war on Iraq was worth it”, he said: “If Iraq, sitting in the geo-strategic center of the Middle East, continues to mature in a democratic way, then I would say yes“.
Blitzer, like many other Israel-Firsters fear that Iraq under prime minister al-Maliki has become Iran’s greatest Arab ally.
Philip Zelkow, Jewish executive director of the 9/11 Commission, told a University of Virginia audience on September 10, 2002, that Saddam Hussein was not a direct threat to the United States. “The real threat,” he argued, was “the threat against Israel”. He went on to say, “And this is the threat that dare not speak its name, because the European don’t care deeply about that threat – And the American government doesn’t want to lean too hard on it rhetorically, because it’s not a popular sell”.
Throughout his talk, Mattis championed the role diplomacy plays in military engagements throughout the world, saying “not a week went by, not a day went by when I didn’t talk to the 20-odd ambassadors in my region.”
Thomas E. Ricks, journalist and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a pro-Israel advocacy group, claims that “Gen. Mattis was forced out for asking tough questions on Iran,” reported by Business Insider, January 23, 2013.
Jeffrey Goldberg, former Israeli prison-guard turned journalist at The Atlantic, in an article at Jewish Bloomberg (July 25, 2013), said that though Israel is a democracy within its borders, it practice double standard in the West Bank, but their Arab neighbors – people who sometimes live mere yards away – are under military occupation, without the same rights. Is not it USrael which prop-up and support military dictators and absolute kings in the region? And what about Israel’s veteran columnist, Gideon Levi, who called Israel; a half democracy? Then Goldberg applied one of Israeli propagandists favorite lie. “The Arabs uniformly fear and loathe Iran more than they fear and loathe Israel,” he said. It seem Goldberg believes Syrian, Iraqis, Lebanese and people in Bahrain – are not Arabs!
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