Saturday, February 18, 2006

Israeli chief of Shin Bet: I’m not sure we won’t miss Saddam.”

We'll be as brief as possible here. Israel's one of America's most contraversial allies, especially when it comes to dealing with Arab nations. Osama has cited the US's relationship with Israel several times as a reason for the current al-Qaeda conflict.

So, the US makes itself so much more vulnerable to attacks vis-a-vis its deep connections to and protection of Israel.

Well, unfortunately, some Israelis aren't singing the US's praises...ungrateful bastards:

Iraq Invasion a Distaster For Israel

Remember when the neo-cons boasted that invading Iraq would be good for Israel? The chief of Shin Bet, Yuval Diskin, begs to differ. The BBC reported today that the head of Israel’s security agent said a “strong dictatorship would be preferable to the present ‘chaos’ in Iraq.” So much for making the Middle East more stable.

BBC | Yuval Diskin said a strong dictatorship would be preferable to the present “chaos” in Iraq, in a speech to teenage Jewish settlers in the West Bank.

He also said the Israeli security services and judiciary treated Arabs and Jewish suspects differently.

A Shin Bet veteran, Mr Diskin took over as Shin Bet’s chief in May.

His speech to the students at the Eli settlement as they prepared for military service was secretly recorded and broadcast on Israeli TV.

When asked about the growing destabilisation of Iraq, Mr Diskin said Israel might come to rue its decision to support the US-led invasion in 2003.

“When you dismantle a system in which there is a despot who controls his people by force, you have chaos,” he said.

“I’m not sure we won’t miss Saddam.”

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