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Top US military commander to visit Israel, Jordan

By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, February 12, 2011 10:05 EDT
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WASHINGTON – The top US military commander will visit Israel and Jordan Sunday and Monday to reaffirm US support following the collapse of the presidency of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen will begin his trip in Amman where he will meet with King Abdullah II and his Jordanian counterpart, Lieutenant General Meshaal Al-Zabn.

“He will discuss security issues of mutual concern and reassure both these key partners of the US military’s commitment to that partnership,” Pentagon spokesman Captain John Kirby said.

In Israel, Mullen will hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and the country’s military leaders.

The visit comes after Mubarak stepped down Friday after 30 years, handing power to the military after more than a million people took to the streets in the culmination of an 18-day uprising in Egypt.

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  • P Matthews

    McLean, Virginia — I wonder whether he will tell the Israelis they must put a stop to the dictatorship in Palestine?

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Hahaha, the Israelis are traumatized, they need to be reaffirmed the US will always look after them. What a bunch of parasitic whining mother fuckers :)

  • Anonymous

    If Israel really wants peace with the Palestinians, they have about a six-month window of opportunity, maybe even less. They need to get real now or it will be too late. Unfortunately I doubt that Netanyahu really wants peace. His actions certainly don’t look like those of someone who is sincerely interested in fair and just solution to the problem.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a pretty safe bet that democratic Egypt, even if the Muslim Brotherhood gets power, doesn’t want a war with Israel or anyone else. The real question, however, is will democratic Egypt be willing to sacrifice Palestinian security in favor of Israeli desires?

  • Anders Christensen

    Afraid that any more “corrupt-but-friendly” regimes might fall? Fearing the “domino-effect” of the ideas of freedom and democracy? Doing some damage-control? Assuring more life-support to the remaining trumped-up dictators? Afraid that more states might fall under the terrible influence of democracy, which after all is something to be afforded only to those who know to vote the right way.

  • http://twitter.com/btmfdrsheaven rebecca meritt

    “security issues of mutual concern” let’s keep that oil flowing!

  • Anonymous

    If I was a little country surrounded by neighbors who had tried to kick my ass over and over again while decades worth of governmental antisemitic hatred was beamed to all the people living around me I’d be worried, too.

  • Anonymous

    The people of the Arab world have been schooled in antisemitism and the need for Israel to be destroyed for years and years courtesy of the dictators they have lived under. Why would they not want a war to get rid of the dirty Zionists?

  • Anonymous

    The clock is ticking and Israel better get started with some real improvements. Bibi is a hard-liner and is also held hostage by the right-wing and Orthodox elements in the Knesset. I would hate to have his job right now.

  • Anonymous

    Things are really up in the air right now, the overall situation could go at least three different ways. If the MB gets more than a foothold in the new Egyptian government then the outlook for no war will be significantly degraded.

  • Anonymous

    thanks. always can count on you for a helpful and informative remark. not.

  • Anonymous

    again, jerkoff: The Egptian Army has already stated on record since taking control that they intend to keep the peace agreement between their countries. Take that mother fucker.

  • Anonymous

    How much oil does Israel and the US get from israel? none.

  • Anonymous

    Golly ! Then I guess it’s time for YOU to join up,huh ?

    http://www.goarmy.com

    http://www.marines.com

  • Anonymous

    Well, we’re dealing with a Rhodes scholar here. Aside from your insults and cursing (save them for someone you know) you should understand that things are still up in the air and will be for a while as the situation in the ME develops, I don’t think anyone would disagree with that. What the notoriously corrupt Egyptian Army is on the record as saying, what the MB does and what happens in the future may not be the same thing. Additionally, I was speaking about how the Israelis might see things, you know, what someone else’s perspective might be so I don’t even know where you’re coming from. Can you grasp that?

  • http://SALON WHITE DRAGON

    ” Morning Bibbi….we think this is your last chance to become an Arab democracy…look around…Tunisia…Egypt…Yemen…Jordan…now, Algeria…(likely Iran). They would rather be your friends wouldn’t they?”

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Yeah, the little shitty country with 250 nuclear warheads….try again :)

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Shabbos Goy, I am not a Rhodes scholar, I am the president of the Brooklyn chapter of the Aryan nations :). You want a candy bar?

  • TheDevilCanDance

    If that`s the case, why are you pissing in your pants at the idea of regime change in Egypt, you traumatized paranoid windbag :)

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    BAD DEVIL!…now go lay down…

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Yes indeed, but there is an alternative, I suggest him to commit suicide.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that they have nukes is an even better reason to avoid war and begs the wisdom of not trying to see what they think.

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t talking to you. Not everything is about you.

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Yeah, everyone knows the Arabs are responsible for the persecutions of the European Jews and the Shoah….Your obsession and hatred of Arabs is somehow hilarious .I bet your girlfriend ran away with the Pakistani aerobic instructor,Hahaha, Poor little thing, I almost feel sorry for your bigoted ass :)

  • Anonymous

    What’s with all the insults and cursing? Did you come from a low family or maybe you never made it to college. Your arguments to date are full of passion but short on understanding. I am in favor of regime change in Egypt, against dictators and war but you wouldn’t know that since you never asked.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    (making popcorn)…

  • TheDevilCanDance

    I am repeating myself. but without the billions of dollars from the US & the UN , Israelis would be walking around bare foot and cannibalizing each others

  • TheDevilCanDance

    By the way, Dork Boy, I suggest you to stay away from the dirty rhetoric ,the last thing you want, is to get a mouth fuck from me.

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Bla bla bla…..you forgot to call me antisemitic. I am deeply offended,lol

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Too bad because you are on my turf, You cannot honestly believe that you will get away with this disinformation bullshit of yours, courtesy of the Israeli department of propaganda. You have a job to do, Sayanim, and I have mine….Lol

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    perhaps you could post a picture of your swastika tramp stamp…

  • Anonymous

    You would be the last person I would take advice from and I don’t really care what you do. On the other hand I would probably catch something from getting into a “mouth fuck” from you so I’ll decline. From what I can see you ARE uneducated and like to post comments intended to “shock” people rather than think about issues. Your identity is wrapped up in being the biggest, baddest social misfit you can think of. Bring it on, loser.

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Yes I hope the Ashkenazi Jews use the nukes against the Sephardi Jews, since they despise each other….:)

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Ok, I know, you want to see my Swastika tattoo.

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Aww, are you going to ask me for a date?.

    “the biggest, baddest social misfit…”, not even close sweetheart, try again :)

  • Anonymous

    Have a nice day. :)

  • TheDevilCanDance

    I am not talking to you until you pay your monthly member fee…The Aryan Nations needs you Brother :)

  • TheDevilCanDance

    You are leaving?, Oh man ,you are easy….Get a new Moniker and try again,but please get a couple of instructions from your program manager before.

  • Anonymous

    Hardly, I’ve gone too far already.

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Listen friend, if you want a proper exchange and some intelligent discourse, I suggest you to tamp your ” Arabs antisemitic…” circuit down. this issue is not about race, religion or even antisemitism,but about a turf war between individuals who have been dispossessed of their lands, and a bunch of racist genocidal people who have a particular agenda.

  • Jaimie11

    Who insures the route from the Arabian Sea to the Mediterranean remains open? A little nation with an arsenal of nukes? And who props up the dictatorships that act against the interests of their own people?

    And for your benefit, cheap gasoline = millions live in poverty and political repression.

  • Anonymous

    He is undertaking this trip to please Congresswoman Bachmann who is on record as warning America that, ” “(she) is convinced in her heart and mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States . . . We have to show that we are inextricably entwined, that as a nation we have been blessed because of our relationship with Israel, and if we reject Israel, then there is a curse that comes into play.”

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Israel is the spoiled kid that never grew up because Momma would always protect them.

    Here we go again. After 63 years they haven’t learned to get along. Now Israel is worried that Egypt may not like playing with them anymore.

    Here comes Momma.

  • Anonymous

    These fuckers just can’t stop the meddling, can they?

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Oh the sanctimony!

    Assholes like you are why people kill each other.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    cute pup…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2YE2AYOGP4JM62ZAIXZ2EUJCVM noelle

    Mullen DOES NOT NEED TO FLY OVER TO ISRAEL!
    HE NEEDS TO STAY IN THE USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HE IS THE JOINT CHIEFS CHAIRMAN! LEAVE THESE AFFAIRS TO THE STATE DEPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elim

    He’s not going to tell the Israelis anything. He’s going there to receive his orders, and relay them back to Washington.

  • Elim

    I’d be worried too, if I treated everyone around me like shit, telling them it was their lot in life because I am superior in every way, mistreating others of their kind because they occupied land I wanted, interfering in their social, economic and political bodies through covert means, using a larger friend to bully and threaten. Yeah, they should be worried.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SBAWID3XMJIXB42PGCP75UMXI4 Kinky

    While he runs around, Mullen doesn’t realize his pants are down.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SBAWID3XMJIXB42PGCP75UMXI4 Kinky

    Relax. Israel won’t be destroyed. It will only be kept on the brink, as has always been in the past, and should always be

  • Balthazars Rebellion

    Nothing’s funnier than scared punk ass bully. The sound of 7 million Israeli pants being shit in at the same time when the sledge hammer of Karma swings their way will be sweet music to my ears.
    I can see the talks going like this: Mullen to Bibi, ” Uh, listen Bibi, the US government now feels that Israel would be better served if we sent you $5 Billion in toilet paper and Preparation H instead….it’s all made in the U.S of A….How ’bout it? We got a deal or what?”

  • TheDevilCanDance

    “Uh, listen Bibi, the US government now feels that Israel would be better served if we sent you $5 Billion in toilet paper and Preparation H instead…”

    Hahaha, you cracked me up. top notch :)

  • Balthazars Rebellion

    Glad I could crack you up Devil….Especially after that immensely entertaining beat down you laid on dead head. Nice work.

  • Elim

    Now, that’s a little too extreme, Ms. Devil. The easiest and simplest thing to do would be to resign for “family reasons”. That’s what these rodents say when they know if they don’t step down, they’ll be in big trouble. Of the embarrassingly public kind. But, since Bibi would never put his family first, and is not in trouble with his own, it would be necessary for him to have a massive stroke, or die in a plane crash.

  • Elim

    They can continue to keep weapons from getting into Palestine, but they should open up their part of the border with them to all humanitarian goods, like medicines, building supplies, fuel and food. At present, those items have to be smuggled through, and for what? Not for Israeli security.

  • Elim

    There is not a chance that war between Israel and any or all of her neighbors would get rid of the dirty Zionists. The best outcome for the Arab world is to isolate them and bide their time in a peaceful manner, until the Zionist system collapses under the weight of its corrupt dealings. That process has already begun, for them and for us.

  • Elim

    If our propaganda machine wants to stir up fear and hatred, they’ll say the MB is a problem, or they’ll say that AQ is moving in. If things aren’t going the way our and the Israeli gov’t wants them to go, watch for this.

  • TheDevilCanDance

    This scumbag is responsible for the death of 1000`s of people, I wont hide my deep personal feeling. I want him to become dead meat, the sooner the better….

  • TheDevilCanDance

    Thank you Sir :) but I wont take credit for Deadhead, he was a piece of cake, lol

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    yip…she’s a legend in her own mind…xD

  • Elim

    I’ll bet he does realize that he’s presenting his butt.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SBAWID3XMJIXB42PGCP75UMXI4 Kinky

    Outlook for no war! Are you from Mars or something? All Israel exists for is war, any war. That’s how Israel can prevent itself from disintegrating and keep its youngs from turning into homosexuals.

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