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‘Iranian threat’ gives Israel ‘fundamental right, even obligation’ to bomb Syria, Iraq or whomever it wants – Pompeo

RT | October 20, 2019

Israel should not be constrained by international borders or laws if it feels under threat – and can always rely on US support – US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said following his meeting with Israeli PM and the chief of Mossad.

The US administration has always been “very clear” that is gives Israel a free rein in hunting down any sprouts of purported ‘Iranian threat’ across the region, using the national security threat as an ultimate excuse, Pompeo said in an interview with Jerusalem Post.

“Israel has the fundamental right to engage in activity that ensures the security of its people. It’s at the very core of what nation-states not only have the right to do, but an obligation to do.”

The withdrawal of American troops from Syria raised some concerns in Tel Aviv, but Pompeo rushed to emphasize that the US remains committed to “continuing that activity that the US has been engaged in now for a couple of years.”

“We know this is a corner where Iran has attempted to move weapon systems across into Syria, into Lebanon, that threatens Israel, and we are going to do everything we can to make sure we have the capacity to identify those so that we can, collectively, respond appropriately.”

Pompeo visited Israel following his urgent trip to Turkey, where he convinced President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to temporarily halt the cross-border operation in Syria, somewhat allowing the Trump administration to save its face after the ‘betrayal’ of its Kurdish allies.

In Tel Aviv, Pompeo held a meeting with the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, apparently reassuring them that the US withdrawal wasn’t a sign of weakness or intentions to reduce its pressure on Tehran.

October 19, 2019 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, Militarism, War Crimes, Wars for Israel | , , ,


  1. “We know this is a corner where Iran has attempted to move weapon systems across into Syria, into Lebanon, that threatens Israel”,

    No, it doesn’t threaten Israel. It reinforces Lebanon’s ability to defend itself FROM Israel, and why cant Iran help its allies in the Middle East, like the USA does for Israel?(As well, the USA arms its allies to the teeth), so why cant Iran?
    Pompeo, is just another Zionist/Ex CIA director with very close ties to Mossad(“By Deception, we will make War”).
    Pompeo’s words are nothing more than CIA/MOSSAD “Deception”.
    Trump should get rid of Pompeo, like he got rid of Bolton, but Trump knows that if he gets rid of too many “Duals” he will end up like JFK, in a most likely, Spectacular assassination, as a warning to ANYONE, not to upset the Status Quo.

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    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | October 20, 2019 | Reply

  2. Fu*k the fatass son-of-a-bit*h Pompeo. He’s not *my* SECSTATE.

    It’s a given that the subjects of PedoEpstein (“Don’t touch him; he’s intelligence.”) and general Zioespionage never broke wind in Pompeo’s ass-kissing posturing with Satanyahu and the current chief Mossad as*hole Cohen….


    Comment by roberthstiver | October 20, 2019 | Reply

  3. The Zios are getting nervous. They’re none too bright, of course, but they seem to be vaguely aware that their day of reckoning is coming. Vive la Palestine !


    Comment by traducteur | October 20, 2019 | Reply

  4. Pompeo – good guy to be next to leave.


    Comment by GGH | October 20, 2019 | Reply

  5. What? Pompeo states that Israel “…can always rely on US support…” Why should the United States support Israel’s provocations and incitements?

    No wonder Israel acts with such impunity!

    No wonder Israel secrets ‘false flag’ sabotage acts!

    No wonder Israel continues its thievery of land, resources and whatever else it does in that regard with impunity!

    No wonder it continues an ethnic ejection of non-Jewish people!

    No wonder it imprisons, maims, tortures and brutalizes a people to continue a land for Jews alone!

    It has corralled the American leaders and hoodwinked the American people and committed the American military into standing behind it, ready to plunge American into more and more wars for its benefit.

    How many freedoms are threatened to accommodate the way Israel wants to be regarded, wants censorship of its actions?

    Israel will be the demise of America, if it is not already done so.

    A little examination of the following will reveal as to why: End foreign aid largess to Israel! Rescind the MOA’s! Abolish the treaties which are so one-sided as to be a form of extortion! End the ever-growing infiltration of Israeli so-called security systems in America!


    Comment by michael | October 20, 2019 | Reply

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