Chuck Morse Speaks
Karl Vick and Aaron Klein report in Time Magazine, August 31, that the Obama Administration has decided to drastically reduce US involvement in planned joint military exercises with Israel scheduled for October. Time also reports that long promised missile interception systems will not be delivered by the US to Israel at that time. This news comes as Iran tests missiles and ramps up rhetoric calling for Israel's destruction. Time reports that Patriot missiles will be delivered to Israel without trained personnel and one instead of the two promised Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense warships will be docked on Israel's coast.
Obama's military chief General Martin Dempsey has stated that the US will not be "complicit" if Israel strikes Iran's nuclear facilities.
This means that Obama has put Israel on notice not to expect US support if it decides to strike Iran. Even worse, Obama is slowing down military supplies to Israel that would provide missile defense if Iran strikes Tel Aviv. Obama has made his betrayal of Israel public which places Israel at greater risk of attack.
Mitt Romney accurately noted in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention that Obama threw "allies like Israel under the bus" while Iran's centrifuges were spinning.We can only pray that war does not break out before Romney is inaugurated in January of next year. Indeed, if the Middle East remains calm until Romney becomes president than more likely peace will prevail as America once again honors its comitments to its allies.