On May 24, 2011 – the outgoing US Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates, addressed the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a neocon think tank headed by radical Jew Arthur C. Brooks with Islamophobe members such as John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Michael Novak and Ayaan Hirsi ali to name a few.

Robert Gates’ last major rant sent alarm to his pro-Israel hawkish audience that the country’s “bleak fiscal outlook” is likely to force the Pentagon to shrink the size of the armed forces.

The Obama administration has proposed a $553 billion budget (down from the current $708 billion) for the Pentagon next year, excluding the cost of the on-going wars in Afghanistan and Iraq which has already cost over $1.1 trillion to US taxpayers since 2001.

However, Gates did assure the paranoid Israel-Firsters that some American troops need to remain in Iraq beyond the scheduled withdrawal of all United States forces by the end of this year, as it would be reassuring to Persian Gulf countries (including Israel, of course), but not to Iran. “And that’s a good thing”.

Gates cited that politicians loyal to Moqtada al-Sadr want all occupying forces to leave Iraq by the end of year but that demand is debatable “how much of that is the Sadrists and how much of that is the Iranians behind the Sadrists”. The 70 MPs belonging to Ammar al-Hakim and Muqtada al-Sadr groups – have insisted that all American forces must be out of Iraq by the end of December, the deadline agreed to by Iraq and the United States.

Although Gates and other Israel-Firsters had held out the possibility that some US forces could stay in Iraq beyond the end of the year, Gates had never before mentioned the Islamic Republic as a factor in the Obama administration’s thinking.

Dr. Frederick W. Kagan, is a member of AEI. He alnog with his father Donald and brother Robert is a signatory to the notorious ‘Project for the New American Century (PNAC)’. In his recent report he said that Iran’s use of military proxy groups poses the most serious threat to Iraq’s (read Israel’s) security.

The Western ZOGs are paranoid about the Iranian threat against their colonial agenda in the world that it’s okey for every Dick and Harry dictator and fascist thug to visit Washington and have dinner with Ben Obama – but if some world leader, even pro-Israel, visit Tehran – becomes a horrifying news. This the smoking gun which is being played against Nuri al-Miliki, who visited Damascus and Tehran late last year.

Robert Gates, as a typical self-denier, boasted that he would not have predicted five months ago, before the uprisings in the Arab world, that “Iraq would emerge as the most advanced Arab democracy in the entire region (he also believes Israel being the “only democracy in the ME”). As messy as it is, the Iraqis weren’t in the streets shooting each other, the government wasn’t in the streets shooting its people”.

Pro-American secularist Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki is facing political pressure from Islamists, who are among Maliki’s most important allies. This month, however, Maliki said he would meet with Iraqi leaders to discuss whether US forces should remain beyond the end of the year. If a majority of Iraqi lawmakers and political leaders support the idea, Maliki said, he would be open to asking some US forces to stay. And he told Islamist lawmakers that they would have to accept the majority’s decision.

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