Clinton team considers retired Admiral with close ties to Israel as possible VP


Times of Israel

A former NATO commander being considered as a running mate for Hillary Clinton has called for a formal US-Israel defense treaty and was sharply critical of the Iran nuclear deal.

Former US Admiral James Stavridis  (Courtesy US Dept. of Defense)

James Stavridis, a retired four-star admiral, is being vetted by Clinton’s campaign to join the former secretary of state as she accepts the Democratic Party nomination later this month, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

In his 2009-13 term as NATO commander and as US European commander, Stavridis met frequently with Israelis and forged close ties with the Israeli security establishment. During that time he received a top award from the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a conservative pro-Israel group.

Stavridis retired in 2013 and became a dean at Tufts University in Massachusetts, and has slammed the Iran sanctions-relief-for-nuclear-rollback deal. In 2015, writing in Foreign Policy, he called for a defense treaty with Israel, citing what he said were the weaknesses in the Iran plan.

“We have to think through the execution of the agreement and what steps we can take to mitigate the ill effects of the plan,” he wrote. “At the top of the list should be seriously considering a formal alliance with Israel.”

Israel has resisted past US overtures for a defense treaty, preferring independence when it comes to making security decisions.

Last summer, at the height of the battle led by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to kill the Iran deal in Congress, Stavridis was the keynote speaker at an AIPAC fundraiser in Boston.

  1. #1 by rehmat1 on 07/14/2016 - 6:55 am

    Admiral James George Stavridis is Greek Christian Zionist and Islamophobe. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is headed by Zionist Jew Dr. Peter Ackerman. Stavridis received ‘Henry M. Jackson ( Distinguished Service Award’ from JINSA in 2011. The award is named after US Jewish Senator.

    Stavridis has good reasons to hate Muslims. His grandfather was expelled from Turkey in the 1920 for inciting hatred towards Muslims.

    Karen DeYoung, in Gen. Colin Powell’s biography, ‘SOLDIER: The life of Colin Powell‘, quoted Powell twice saying that “the Iraq war was the product of Donald Rumsfeld’s absorption in the “JINSA crowd“. BTW, Dick Cheney was on JINSA’s Board of Advisors before becoming vice president, where he was joined by Ledeen, Feith, Perle, James Woolsey, and John Bolton.

    Both AIPAC and JINSA are behind Washington’s regime change in Tehran.” So far the Israel lobby has failed to make its dream come true, as professor Vali Nasr, author of ‘The Shia Revival’, wrote: “The wars of 2001 and 2003 have fundamentally changed the Middle East to Iran’s advantage.”

  2. #2 by trevorlabonte on 07/14/2016 - 9:31 am

    Reblogged this on HumanityAwakened.

  3. #3 by Isaac on 07/15/2016 - 3:29 pm

    That bitch will provoke WWIII. She has no brains and blindly obeys her masters the Zionist Jews. We’LL be converted into atomic ashes.

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