Gen. Keane: Iran 'in the shadows' of Israel, Hamas conflict
Former four-star general weighs in
- Duration 4:15
- Date Nov 20, 2012
Former four-star general weighs in
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For more on all of this and joined by retired four star general Jack -- he's the former vice chief of staff of the army and a fox -- Military analysts I had announced that intestinal -- today -- Behind the scenes what's happening here.
Well president more -- shortly working with our administration.
Is working double -- here certainly the kind of bring this to a halt.
Frankly -- -- Egypt in the past and it's interesting that more is a Muslim Brotherhood.
Not to personally would like to be in charge of Egypt.
It's still playing a pivotal role he does not want to give -- his relationship with the United States he does not wanna give -- his aid that we get that he receives on an annual basis so fortunately.
He is playing a vital role to -- your.
Watching specifically the role of the jets and how these negotiations go down wind sent me for us in our national security beyond just this one very important -- -- we're watching but still just one.
Well you can see that the the problems in the middle east -- -- continuing his rise of al-Qaeda and radical -- in the Middle East have taken advantage.
Of the revolutionary changes sweeping through the region and they were not the catalyst for it.
But they so -- seeking opportunity and advantage from a and in the shadows here is on -- more national security challenge and that's so wrong.
They just -- behind all the rockets at the Hamas -- they probably encouraged Hamas actually to launch the attack.
And we're not gonna do any diplomatic efforts -- with the -- Orleans because we cannot even stop them from advancing their nuclear program so we -- obviously -- leverage with them here.
Let's talk a little bit about the military strategy we're seeing from Israel and also from the terrorist.
We continue to see the terrorists become more aggressive have more powerful weapons.
And -- we continue to see this fighting back and forth across the border why not why not be more aggressive at this point if -- Israel.
Well the fact of the matter is it is amazing -- you have to put your finger on it.
It -- too many years ago that Hamas was using children and teenagers -- rock Solomon Israeli soldiers.
And also suicide bombs now they've got sophisticated rockets and missiles they fired as you -- 12100 missiles here.
Thank -- thankfully only 300 were close to population centers for what has been decisive here is a missile defense system that the Israelis.
They shot down about 90%.
Of the missiles that work would be endangering a population that -- and considerable time.
Do you think that the iron -- they are talking about is that an eight game changer.
In warfare today at orange you have some concerns about it providing a false sense of security.
With some of the threats that Israel and other space.
We'll always be escalation of military technology on each side but.
Missile defense and and the degree that is advanced.
Where you can literally shot shoot down another bullet that's heading towards your direction and that technology is this extraordinary and of itself the -- that supports it in deceptive.
It's -- quite remarkable.
So it is a changer.
And it it -- is going to be something that.
The countries in the region need to defend against a wrong and it's only the countries in the Pacific made with the with China was well.
Do we have.
That tech assistant here are missile defense is its extraordinary Israelis are using our radar system.
That's part of the iron -- would be frank about it -- we do not have enough missile defense.
And there's not a program in the budget over the next few years to get us to where were adequate.
Sounds like a good.
Another topic for another -- -- really quickly here because Iran keep coming back to Iran.
This certainly had his.
Dominated the news headlines over the last several days about -- Israel going to war.
In general we're at war right now in Afghanistan and we tend to forget about that and I'm just curious if you can bring us all together for our viewers in the short time that we have.
About how these strategies are related and it seems that we forgotten about Afghanistan but that's where our war -- terror is.
-- -- all this is related to the there's -- strategic objective that the radical -- One -- to drive the United States out of the region.
So they can establish a California and the second.
Is to destroy the State of Israel those two objectives are preeminent.
In radical islamists whether -- -- Sunnis or whether they are -- -- and you have to keep our eye on that all the time when you're dealing with the Middle East that are.