(September 5, 2012) The President of the United States may not have the cojones to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the chairman of the Joint Chiefs does -- and he's doing it!
When Gen. Martin Dempsey told British reporters he did not want the US to be "complicit" in an Israeli attack on Iran, the boys in Tel Aviv were crushed.
For weeks Netanyahu & Co. had been telling anyone who would listen that the US would have no choice but to be sucked into a devastating regional war in the event of an Israeli first strike on Tehran: their tone was almost gleeful.
In the absence of a direct response from the White House, it looked like the Israelis had us over a barrel: the American giant, it seemed, was helpless in the face of the Israeli pygmy's deft manipulations.
Then came Dempsey, whose comments put the kibosh on Israel's blackmail threats -- and threw Netanyahu's government into a panic:
"Dempsey's stark comments made clear to the world that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was isolated and that if he opted for war, he would jeopardize all-important ties with the Jewish state's closest ally.