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-- the top United States general general Martin Dempsey arriving in Israel tonight for talks on Iran's nuclear program.
And what to do about it up to and including.
Our next guest says Ron Paul's policy of non intervention isn't.
Could actually do more to destabilize the Iraqi regime -- anything -- opponents -- the president have offered up.
Retired united states army lieutenant colonel Anthony Shaffer author of the Pentagon censored book which you should read.
Operation dark heart joins us now colonel Shaffer always a pleasure welcome here.
-- to judge -- to be on with you -- how has the policy of the United States of America toward Iran.
The Iran eons and hardened their opposition.
To any reasonableness.
With respect to Israel and with respect to nuclear weapons.
-- very simply we've become the bogey man that justifies the government's harsh actions this is much Clark.
Like Argentina and beating the Falklands they had to do something to through the people's ideas.
Off the of the fact that that one of the reasons that people their lives -- so badly because of the government.
-- -- it's not because of us the government's because we're being oppressed by the Americans so one of the best things we could do is let.
The real problems within society Condit float of their own level and if we take ourselves out of the bad guy.
I think there's going to be huge risks within their own political system which would see them fall without much a lot of -- from us what.
What kind of sense -- -- and your background is in and military intelligence so obviously you're gonna tell us only what you're allowed to tell us.
What kind of sense -- does it make for the United States government.
To give weapons and financial support both to Israel and to Israel's adversaries.
In the same region.
We've got to ask yourself who's thinking this through are they thinking this -- because obviously you're creating.
-- friction within this whole region I mean you're almost creating a circumstance for for this to happen.
Not to say that we shouldn't be doing engagement engagement is a key feature.
Of actually doing what we did very well during or two yeah out we were great industrial power but let's not forget we had a strong alliance going against the enemies.
And frankly we are have been very bad over the past ten years.
Using what I would call enlightened self interest the interest of other nations who have -- interest ours and letting and they do do what's necessary -- Israelis.
Letting them be more active in their own defense and not sitting back and and not being involved so deeply in everything it goes on colonel what are what are your views of -- -- foreign policy stated differently if Ron Paul became president of the United States.
-- you a career in military intelligence officer sleep well at night.
I believe if he selects right staff yes -- -- -- -- -- imports -- talked about last time.
I think we have to maintain a level of engagement necessary to maintain.
A good economic presence globally that we we have inherent that we are I don't I know that you're not disagree about a -- on Israel that we've gotta maintain that.
However with that said.
As long as he brings folks forward who understand the idea of using the the military and Agile fashion.
Going after real threats and this -- the other thing to finding real threats.
-- a lot of rhetoric comes out of the Romney camp out of the Gingrich camp.
You know the thought we needed to defeat talk about let's talk about our expectation of the Pakistan -- so what I hear that sort of thing I don't get a great deal of of of of security coming to mind if that Romney or -- interest become president because they're -- they're they're they're showing their ignorance of real issues.
I'd like to believe Paul and his staff if they were elected which show much better judgment about the fighting real threats.
Colonel Shaffer are always a pleasure thanks for -- thank you sir thank you the government says no.