April 8, 2009
* VP Biden warns Israel against carrying out a military strike against Iran. More here.
* Obama administration readies for a possible confrontation with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, by briefing Democratic congressmen and preparing the ground for possible disagreements with Israel over the "peace process." More here.
Memo To World: You will reap far more benefits, brownie points and apologies from the new American administration if you are an enemy, rather than an ally of the U.S., so stake your positions accordingly.
[Posted by R.S.]
"Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended. ... All options are on the table. If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level we believe requires action, that option is on the table."
~ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at a news conference in Seoul on Friday with his South Korean counterpart, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (more here).