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Israel 2   Africa and the Middle East

Started Feb-16 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 12355 views.
bml00

From: bml00

Apr-6

When Olmert was accused of his crimes (and eventually found guilty) Netanayu advised him that the most honorable thing to do was step down .

BM

adwil

From: adwil

Apr-6

You don't expect a politician to apply his advice to others to himself. I remember Olmert. 

Has he retired from active politics?

bml00

From: bml00

Apr-6

Olmert like Netanayu was/is a very wealthy man , he has writen a book or three , does after dinner speeches and writes for various newspapers .

He was he PM back in the day of the war with Hezbollah , he was clueless what to do , his defense minister had less idea and the Chief of Staff less again , I predicted then the night of the long knives would occur and all have disappeared from view only Olmert went to nick .

Our then Defense Minister was famously photographed looking down the wrong end of a pair of Binoculars .

I shudder at the utter stupidity of those men

BM

adwil

From: adwil

Apr-6

Yet they were in positions of power. Something wrong with the system?

bml00

From: bml00

Apr-6

yes but it is unlikely to change any time soon , the Chief of Staff has to be Infantry / Tanks not airforce and the DM has to have army experience also the PM has to know what to do .

The war was run by Washington / Rice , it left those in the field seething with rage as opportunities were being missed and there was no end game being given no goals .

BM

  • Edited April 6, 2021 6:54 am  by  bml00
adwil

From: adwil

Apr-6

I hear you.  Is the US still that influential?

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Apr-6

in the UK, our BoJo is a classic case of what is wrong with our present system.He has a large majority of muppets who will follow his lead anywhere with no legal scrutiny.

bml00

From: bml00

Apr-6

Late reply sorry.

Rice was the stick that broke the camels back , she wanted an ethical war and promoted her vision to the previously mentioned people she lost the respect of most and she damaged the the relationship , you can see this as and when Israel believes the US is going to try to do a deal with Iran which does not cover our strategic concerns 

BM

adwil

From: adwil

Apr-6

Our system is that majorities rule.  You may not support Johnson, but you should support the system and look forward to his replacement when the wind changes direction.

adwil

From: adwil

Apr-6

An 'ethical' war. Hmmmm. 

All well and good if you can get others to help but you can really only rely on people who share your motivation. 

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