Sunday, November 6, 2011

Israeli Foolhardiness .

Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is considering attacking Iran  at America's expense .
The story that could dominate the NEWS is likely the threat of an Israeli attack against Iran . You have that gut feeling . You wake up in the morning , turn the TV on and see parts of Iran being bombed. The scare of a nuclear Iran is extremely benign , but the facts about it are mostly distracted  by the Israeli government . Before the United States invaded Iraq , most of the faulty intelligence regarding Iraqi weapons of mass destruction came from  Israel. It was also Israel that pushed for an Iraqi invasion . Now Israel is again making an outlandish treat that could further quagmire the United States into a costly war that has no basis Suddenly the Israeli press has become fixated on stories that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is considering a military attack on the Iranian nuclear program. Some very reputable Israeli journalists are reporting that the prime minister and his defense minister, Ehud Barak, are pushing the cabinet to vote in favor of an attack. An Israeli strike on Iran could create a firestorm of violence from the Mediterranean to the Arabian Sea and put thousands of American soldiers and diplomats at risk. Today Israel tested one of its long-range missiles, adding to the tension. In recent days, speculation in Israel has grown about the possibility of a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, with Haaretz newspaper reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak were seeking cabinet support for an attack.On Sunday, Haaretz reported that US officials had failed to secure a commitment from Israel that it would coordinate any attack plans with Washington.And the military last week carried out what Israeli media called a "ballistic missile" test, as well as a large-scale civil defence drill simulating the response to conventional and non-conventional missile attacks..An Israeli provocation could also inspire many end-time buffs that could set off a new Middle -East war , if that's not bad enough , the sneaky Israeli leaders could also 'wash' their hands of it and pass the new war to the United States which is committed to Israel . The whole Israeli press hullabaloo may be just a media invention or some trial balloon that will fade away. The Obama team could also quietly make clear to Bibi that a strike is a bad idea. Sanctions and sabotage have slowed Iran’s nuclear program down considerably. The former head of the Mossad has publicly urged continued diplomacy and covert action to keep Iran from getting the bomb. Meir Dagan has said an Israeli attack would be a “stupid idea.” He is right..

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