In case anyone wants an idea of how damaging the Wikileaks cables can be to U.S. interests, they have only to read the one I posted about last night in which Rep. Robert Wexler and two senior U.S. embassy representatives were regaled by IDF intelligence chief, Amos Yadlin, with the army’s plans to liquidate Hamas leaders through targeted assassinations:
Hamas’ control of Gaza provides an opportunity. Since the terrorists are now the government, Israel knows which terrorist is sitting in what office and where their homes are. They have come out of hiding and into the open, so the IDF can identify and find them. Yadlin warned that if the shelling of Israeli communities from Gaza continues, Israel can “use this card” against Hamas. It will “change the paradigm,” he concluded.
S) Comment. While Yadlin did not use the phrase “targeted assassinations,” it was clear from the context that he is advocating this approach…
Perhaps someone should be asking Bob Wexler, now the president of the Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, and Secretary Clinton whether it’s their policy to sit peacefully while foreign military officers discuss actions which might violate international law and be considered war crimes? Oh I forgot, we do the same thing to Pakistanis and Afghans. I guess we don’t have a problem with the practice unless it’s our own personnel who are targeted.
Wexler, by the way, was Obama’s main squeeze in the Jewish community during the last election campaign. I attended the first J Street national conference and heard Wexler give one of the snooziest speeches I’ve heard in years. Amazing how people can drone on and say nothing in the process. Wexler’s current boss is S. Daniel Abraham, he of Slimfast wealth and fame. One of Abraham’s claims to fame is that he stuffed shoeboxes full of cash into the hands of Ehud Olmert during his stays at 5-star New York hotels. We learned all this thanks to the escapades of Rabbi Morris Talansky, Olmert’s U.S. bag man.
You can tell how much a contribution Wexler is making to Middle East peace given this photo of him cuddling with Bibi Netanyahu.
I found this fascinating tidbit in today’s NY Times story on the recent Wikileaks cable dump:
Representative Candice S. Miller, Republican of Michigan, issued a statement saying, “The latest release of stolen American secrets by the organization WikiLeaks once again proves that they are a terrorist operation.”
Now that’s interesting: since when is it an act of terrorism to reveal that U.S. elected officials and State Department officials sat and listened primly while an IDF general told them it planned to engage in acts of terror against the Hamas leadership? Methinks Rep. Miller ought to look in the mirror if she wants to see the faces of those who do nothing when told about planned acts of terror.
From the cable: “President Abbas and Fayyad condemn terrorism and stress that Palestinian national goals can be achieved through negotiations. They rule in the West Bank with Israel’s assistance.”
Ergo: “President Abbas and Fayyad … rule in the West Bank with Israel’s assistance.”
So now the ‘secret’ is public. Why doesn’t the media pick that up?