Shoot down Israeli jets?

The national security adviser during the administration of President Jimmy Carter says the United States should shoot down Israeli jets if that nation chooses to take military action against a nuclear project in Iran. September 21, 2009, WorldNetDaily

In a recent interview with the Daily Beast (interesting name), Zbigniew Brzezinski, also said, “We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?”

I understand the need to respect our national sovereignty. I understand that our country’s military must not yield to the whim of any leader of any government. But to suggest or even think that we may need to take military action against our very best friend in the Middle East is utter foolishness. Would we seriously consider blasting British jets out of the sky if Britain should take an offensive approach toward Iran? What about French jets or those from Canada or Saudi Arabia or Russia?

Yes, I am aware that attacking Iran would probably result in a great conflagration in the Middle East, lives would be lost but consider …
(1) the danger of a nuclear Iran whose president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has called for the destruction of Israel – it’s a bit difficult to negotiate on good terms with someone who wants you dead.
(2) that the tiny country of Israel is fighting for its very survival.
(3) our country – if we were confronted by a larger, similarly aggressive foe bent on our destruction and being armed with nuclear arms, would we react differently?

For thus says the LORD of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.” Zechariah 2.8

The geopolitical implications of shooting down Israeli jets would be enormous but the theological consequences would be terrible.

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