Is Israel Washington’s ‘big stick’?

A disturbing quote deep in this CNN story suggests so:

“Sources in the U.S. government and military confirmed to CNN’s Barbara Starr that the airstrike {by Israel inside far northern Syria} did happen, and that they are happy to have Israel carry the message to both Syria and Iran {and also Turkey, apparently!} that they can get in and out and strike when necessary.”

Meanwhile Iran is now prepared not to take an Israeli attack sitting down, they say.

Will Israel help the Bushies start a war with Iran?  Condi is rejecting UN diplomacy… while she and her administration haven’t exactly distinguished themselves diplomatically in six-and-a-half years since stealing the White House!!!  In the past, Europe has been better at diplomacy with Iran, but now newly-neocon France has joined Washington’s sabre-rattling.  [I wonder if Sarkozy really won that election… or stole it with Bushie help?!!]