Skip to comments.Decision By Netanyahu, Barak To Strike Iran Is Almost Final -- Israel TV
Posted on 08/11/2012 6:30:11 AM PDT by Fennie
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have "almost finally" decided on an Israeli strike at Iran's nuclear facilities this fall, and a final decision will be taken "soon", Israel's main TV news broadcast reported on Friday evening.
Channel 2 News, the country's leading news program, devoted much of its Friday night broadcast to the issue, detailing the pros and cons that, it said, have taken Netanyahu and Barak to the brink of approving an Israeli military attack despite opposition from the Obama administration and from many Israeli security chiefs.
Critically, the station's diplomatic correspondent Udi Segal said, Israel does not believe that the US will take military action as Iran closes in on the bomb.
The US, the TV report said, has not provided Israel with details of an attack plan. President Obama has not promised to attack Iran if all else fails. Conditions cited by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for an American attack do not calm Israeli concerns. And Obama has a record of seeking UN and Arab League approval before action. All these factors, in Jerusalem's mind, underline the growing conviction of Netanyahu and Barak that Israel will have to tackle Iran alone, the TV report said.
Israel's leaders have also noted that president George W. Bush vowed repeatedly that North Korea would not be allowed to attain a nuclear weapons capability -- a vow that proved empty.
Obama does not want to intervene militarily before the presidential elections in November, and it is doubtful that he would act afterwards, runs the Israeli assessment, the TV report said. Obama may believe that the US can live with a nuclear Iran, but Israel cannot, the report quoted those in "Netanyahu's circle" as saying.
As for presidential challenger Mitt Romney, he takes a more forceful position, but would probably not have the domestic support necessary to act in the first year of his presidency, if elected, and after that it would be too late.
The Magic Mushrooms will bloom over Iran. I wonder if Syria and Egypt want a few, or is there some sanity there? Probably not.
October With Full Media Cooperation.
Or hype to keep poll nubers up for BO
The grim reality is that this has to happen, and it is going to happen. Iran has brought this on themselves.
I’m not so sure this would benefit Obama. In fact, I think just the opposite is true. Romney/Ryan can forcefully argue that Obama’s complete failure in dealing with Iran, especially keeping silent during the failed Green Revolution, is the reason that Israel had to act. Top that off with Obama’s probable refusal to support Israel in their actions and you have just given Romney a huge opportunity.
Oh THAT Barack....
The oil price game and crisis is starting... oh yeah... bribe those Obama cops and become a f@g, or stick to your guns. This is going to be fun.
And even as I report we have now lost two our our aircraft carriers... and many thousand of our fighting sailors--
I must demand all Jewish voters, especially those of you in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania... remember on November 6, I did it all for you!
Make sure Iran knows they’re coming.
It looks like some interpreted the headline to mean that Obama supports an Israeli strike on Iran. I expect he’ll try to prevent a strike on Iran.
But a strike is totally justified and has been for years. Starting with the late Ayatollah Khomeini, more or less installed by Jimmy Carter, up to Ahmnanutterjob, four or five of the principal Iranian leaders have called for wiping Israel off the map.
Of course, you're right.
Furthermore, it would doom Obama's chances by stripping him of the support of the militant peace movement and possibly the Nobel Peace prize.
Now, you do realize that this is all talk. Regardless of what he may say, Barack doesn't have the slightest intention of bombing Iran or anything whatsoever in that regard. Reminds me of his expressed intention to drill offshore before the oil spill. I knew without a doubt he wouldn't do it and wondered what pretext he would use to flip-flop; that's why when the platform explosion happened, I immediately assumed he had engineered it.
My bad; this plan has nothing to do with Obama. It’s the Israelis.
Obama does not want to intervene militarily before the presidential elections in November, and it is doubtful that he would act afterwards... may believe that the US can live with a nuclear Iran... Mitt Romney... takes a more forceful position, but would probably not have the domestic support necessary to act in the first year of his presidency, if elected, and after that it would be too late.Iran fights by proxy; the one time the mullahcracy fought a conventional war was when Saddam's Iraq invaded the Iranian oil fields, claiming them as Arab land.
I think if Romney wins they would be wheels up for their own survival but do it to piss off Obama when he is a lame duck, and can't do $&it about it and give him no bump....
I was going to point that out, but I figured you'd get it. ;-)
I hope and pray that Iran does not have a workable device now as this could trigger an attack on Israel with the use it or lose it mentality.
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