#1 "Israel must have Said It's going to trash Iran,USJCS to Israel Twice in 6 months !"
06-24-2008, 01:23 PM
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"Israel must have told the US It's going to trash Iran,US military chief to visit Israel Twice in 6 months !"
Chairman of the USJCS to arrive in Israel on surprise visit ,US military chief to visit Israel for second time in 6 months .
The visit comes just weeks after the Israel Air Force reportedly flew 100 fighter jets 1,500 kilometers across the Mediterranean in an unprecedented exercise widely reported as a "dress rehearsal" for an attack against Iran.
Michael Mullen to arrive in Israel on surprise visit to Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi Is The highest ranking IDF General !......"Something is going on with this much high level traffic .
In a visit likely to fuel speculation about possible Israeli military action against Iran, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen will touch down briefly in Israel at the end of the week for talks with IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, top defense officials told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.
A few weeks after Mullen's visit, Ashkenazi will fly to Washington DC for several days on his first visit to the US as chief of staff.
Mullen's visit to Israel is part of a European tour. Officials said the US military chief had a free day in his itinerary and instead of remaining in Europe decided to fly to Israel.
Mullen last visited Israel in December - the first visit from a US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff in over a decade. A second visit in such a short time, defense officials said Monday, was a demonstration of the close relationship Mullen had forged with Ashkenazi and the gravity with which he viewed the threats Israel was currently facing.
US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead, who is currently in Israel on an official visit, told the Post Monday that the US military knew about the reported massive aerial exercise. "There are many ways that we receive information," he said, adding that questions about the reported exercise's intent should be directed to the IAF.
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