Apr 21 2010
Adm. Mullen evades question about whether the U.S. would shoot down Israeli Air Force jets en route to attack Iran
US Air Force ROTC cadet asked The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen to respond to a hypothetical situation: If Israel decided to attack Iran, he said, and its jets would need to fly through Iraqi airspace, would US troops shoot down the Israeli jets if they entered that zone?
(Obama puppet) Mullen evaded the question. “We have an exceptionally strong relationship with Israel,” he said. “I’ve spent a lot of time with my counterpart in Israel. So we also have a very clear understanding of where we are. And beyond that, I just wouldn’t get into the speculation of what might happen and who might do what. I don’t think it serves a purpose, frankly,” he said. “I am hopeful that this will be resolved in a way where we never have to answer a question like that.” (In other words, yes we would, but I’m not authorized to say so)
The cadet insisted: “Would an airman like me ever be ordered to fire on an Israeli aircraft or personnel?” Mullen still would not answer directly. “Again, I wouldn’t move out into the future very far from here,” he said. “They’re an extraordinarily close ally, have been for a long time, and will be in the future.”
In September, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski urged the US to fire on Israeli jets if they try to reach Iran. “They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? We have to be serious about denying them that right,” he said. “If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not.”
US President Barack Obama called Brzezinski “one of our most outstanding thinkers” in 2007, when Brzezinski endorsed his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. Israel National News