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Israel ex-spy chief urges caution on Iran strike [Agrees with Obama, smells like manipulation]
CBS ^ | 3/9/2012

Posted on 03/09/2012 2:50:11 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Israel's recently retired spy chief says more time and efforts are needed before considering a military strike on Iran.

Meir Dagan, who served as Mossad's head from 2002 to 2010, told CBS's 60 Minutes that he believes Tehran is being "rational" and "very careful" now, and is considering the consequences of continuing the country's controversial nuclear program.

Dagan also says world powers should assist opposition groups in Iran to foment regime change. He would not say if Israel supported protest groups against the regime in the past.

Mossad is thought to have played a role in the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and computer viruses that disrupted Iranian research facilities.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; meirdagan; mossad
Isn't it interesting this guy ALSO describes the Iranian government as "rational", the same word used by the Obama stooges here in America.

One would think 60 Minutes and Obama are working together to denigrate the elected Israeli government's position. But that is impossible, because Obama insists he has Israel's back. (off sarcasm)

1 posted on 03/09/2012 2:50:12 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Meir Dagan always was a US Democrat mouthpiece. *Always*.

2 posted on 03/09/2012 3:04:10 AM PST by Hardraade ( (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m a “retired” intelligence analyst. Why not ask me my opinion? LOL

3 posted on 03/09/2012 3:21:24 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Fuhrer aber Gott.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
We were careful before....and then there was 9-11.

Never forget that we could have had Osama on a platter...but Bubba declined...

4 posted on 03/09/2012 3:31:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SoFloFreeper
If Israel goes it alone and bombs Iran, they will be condemned by all of the nation states as the aggressors they are portrayed to be. (Lebanon,Syria, etc.)
This is exactly what Obama wants.
Israel will not act alone. They need the support of other nations and don't have it.
5 posted on 03/09/2012 4:02:23 AM PST by lucky american
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To: lucky american

Israel has never been alone, God has a special bond with Israel.
They are condemned now by many nations, many who would be more than happy to have a neutralized Iran.
Never again, will Israel allow its people to be decimated as they once were, Israel will strike on its own.

6 posted on 03/09/2012 4:23:45 AM PST by pennboricua
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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7 posted on 03/09/2012 4:54:20 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: pennboricua

“They are condemned now by many nations, many who would be more than happy to have a neutralized Iran.”

I’ve wondered why a lot of these other countries, particularly European ones, haven’t offered to join in. Are they just waiting for us? Is it that they’re so Islamized already or are they afraid of Russia and China getting PO’ed?

Supposedly, most of the rest of the world doesn’t want to see a nuclear Iran, but they don’t offer to join together in the commitment to stop it. (Of course, our “dear leader” sets a piss-poor example.)

8 posted on 03/09/2012 3:53:32 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SoFloFreeper.
9 posted on 03/09/2012 6:43:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Heh. Also, as should be known, Mosad stopped being the Israeli primary gatherers and sneaky Petes after that problem in the Nordic AO some decades ago. Once a name becomes public, the Israelis shift to something new, keeping the old only as a cover/distraction. Israel is no more immune to dysfunctionals in positions of importance for political reasons than we are. There's often very good reasons behind someone becoming a former in such fields. I once dabbled in intel analyitics for a few years in my younger days, and that's my opinion, currently up to speed info wise or not lol. Could also be a bit o' the old misdirection. "We shouldn't do that.. oops, it's done."
10 posted on 03/09/2012 11:04:05 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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