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Joining me now to discuss the rising tensions in the Middle East former CIA operative head of the -- -- tracking unit Michael sure.
And doctor Wally Ferris Fox -- middle east affairs analysts also author of the book.
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In the Middle East.
Our first what -- say today -- a -- -- the timing of a meeting with President Obama on the fifth the march.
What if anything should we draw from that.
What they're both the US administration and Israeli government have to have a joint position on the issue of Iran to Israelis as you said as we discuss the before.
Have their own clock I mean if Iran.
Across that the red lines -- is -- now actually -- the measure -- able have to do what they have to -- and then the make the phone -- -- -- What they're trying to do right now -- to Netanyahu is to sit down with our president and -- if there had -- joined common view of how.
To respond to the Iran and threat we don't know what the outcomes -- -- -- And Michael both the British and the United States I have reportedly.
Made it very clear to Israel they would they would prefer that there be no military action taken.
What are your thoughts.
What -- at least in the United States are pretty helpless if the Israelis attacked detect Iran.
The power of a -- in the lobby here they own the congress.
Will will lead to our support for whatever the Israelis do I think and in an -- -- -- it doesn't matter.
Whether we approve what the Iraq means still are what you're Israelis due to Iran or not because in the Muslim world both she isn't Sunnis.
Well regarded and Israeli attack on Iran as being sanctioned -- supported by the United States even if we claim to the contrary.
So America's on the verge of another war no one needs.
And a war that will it can't be won by from by air power alone and so it's really I gaping now hole we're looking into -- -- cherry Derek.
Place should we be making a distinction Michael between war.
And and the strike.
Nuclear weapons capabilities.
Well I think there would be a difference if we assumed that we if we keep punching people that they won't punch back.
The Iraq aliens don't have a military capable of conducting themselves.
I -- an even basis with the United States.
Both in the United States within Canada within Mexico with in the Caribbean area.
The Iranians have an intelligence in terror apparatus that's perfectly capable of exacting revenge for them here at home.
Much more than Saddam much more that al-Qaeda.
And although they won't use it unless they're -- I'm afraid they will use it if our Eric -- Israeli friends go ahead and attack Iran --