Monday, July 28, 2008
Oil Israel Logistics aka OIL
Seatbelts On Please...
Maliki's 'Timetable' Shakes Iraq Debate
by Ray McGovern
July 17, 2008
From Tel Aviv it appears an increasingly threatening situation, with more urgent need to "embed" (so to speak) the U.S. even more deeply in the region – in a confrontation involving both countries with Iran.
A perfect storm is brewing:
-- Petraeus ex Machina, with a record of doing Vice President Cheney's bidding, takes command of CENTCOM in September;
Sen. McCain's numbers are likely to be in the toilet at that point (because of the economy as much as anything else);
-- McCain will be seen by the White House as the only candidate with something to gain by a wider war (just as by another "terrorist incident");
-- The Bush/Cheney months will be down to three;
-- And Maliki will not be able to cave in to Washington on the timeline requirement he has set.
In sum, the Israelis are likely to be preparing a September/October surprise designed to keep the U.S. bogged down in Iraq and in the wider region by provoking hostilities with Iran.
The Israeli leaders may well plead for understanding and claim that with their night-goggles, they could not distinguish amber from green.
Would they hesitate? Please tell me who ... just who is likely to turn on the siren, pull them over, and give them a ticket?