US disavows Cheney’s statements, Obama silent

WASHINGTON — While President Obama meets with advisers in an undisclosed location and has not issued a statement three hours after a massive attack launched by U.S. ally Israel upon Iran, a country with which the U.S. has strained diplomatic relations, the government is saying one thing: Don’t listen to Dick Cheney.
In response to the news conference held earlier today by the former Vice President, who served eight years in the Bush administration.
Cheney, in that conference, said “Iran is evil and needs to be smashed.”
In a news release issued by a vague U.S. agency, the government said:
“With all due respect to former Vice President Cheney, the positions
expressed during his press conference do not reflect any American
policy nor the stance of the Obama Administration. His opinions
reflect the impassioned feelings of a private citizen, and nothing
else. We hope that Mr. Cheney’s statements will not distract from the
diplomatic efforts of the parties involved as we pursue a peaceful
outcome to the current situation in the Middle East.”
Meanwhile some sources in the Middle East are saying that “hundreds of thousands of Iranian citizens are expected slaughtered.”
The source also told Christianne Amanpour that the attack centered on Shaihid Dastighaib International Airport in Shiraz and a medical research center in Yazd — there is also a nuclear radiation processing facility in Yazd.
After the Sept. 11, 2001 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., then-President George H.W. Bush waited about seven minutes after he was interrupted reading “My Pet Goat” to a group of Florida schoolchildren before making a brief statement that “this will not stand.”
The president was then whisked away on Air Force One in a defensive flight pattern as the threat to the U.S. was assessed and addressed the nation on television in the evening.
Neither President Obama, nor the White House chief spokesman have sent out any word via Twitter.
There is still no word on whether trading will be halted on the stock exchanges.
The Dow plummeted 451 points in about two hours, a 4 percent drop off the 10,320 points it held at 12:23 p.m., the approximate time of the attack.

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