So, in a nutshell Gates wants Israeli capitulation to what 'others want' for them. I never trusted Gates and remain against his motives to this day! In my opinion Israel should stay the course and protect her people and independence. Just thinking…….
Gates never served in the military, and he was a mediocre CIA flunkey who actually got lost in D.C. during one of his "spycraft" training exercises from his early CIA career. He is the perfect example of an utterly untalented government functionary who got where he did because he knew which tuchas to kiss.
I saw an excerpt from Dick Cheney's memoirs about how Gates, when SecDef under Bush #43, went out on his own hook and told the Saudis that the U.S. would definintely NOT militarily attack Iran's nuke weapons program. According to Cheney, Gates did this without any authorization, simply making U.S. policy by personal fiat. Cheney was furious with him over this, and rightly so.
Though I have no documentary proof, I strontly suspect that Gates is an Iranian mole. It was on his watch that late in Bush #43's second term, that outlandish NIE report was issued declaring in '07 that Iran had "stopped" their nuclaer arms program, a claim met with howls of disbelief not only in Israel, but even in Europe. He badgered Bush out of supporting Israel in a strike on Iran back in '08, and his anti-Israel credentials made him a natural choice to continue in his post under Obama.
Even if he is not an Iranian mole, he is an anti-Israel creep who is not worth the time of day, let alone the price of his stupid book. When his time comes, may he rot in hell. I'm sure he will. He hated Netanyahu because Netanyahu was – and I hope still is – a genuine Israeli patriot, not a cringing butt-kissing shtetl-mentality Jew as Barak apparently is…the only kind of Jew someone like Gates would ever feel comfortable with.