Skip to comments.Netanyahu ‘determined to attack Iran’ before US elections, claims Israel’s Channel 10
Posted on 08/20/2012 5:38:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNYEdited on 08/20/2012 6:35:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to attack Iran before the US elections, Israels Channel 10 News claimed on Monday night, and Israel is now closer than ever to a strike designed to thwart Irans nuclear drive.
The TV stations military reporter Alon Ben-David, who earlier this year was given extensive access to the Israel Air Force as it trained for a possible attack, reported that, since upgraded sanctions against Iran have failed to force a suspension of the Iranian nuclear program in the past two months, from the prime ministers point of view, the time for action is getting ever closer.
Asked by the news anchor in the Hebrew-language TV report how close Israel now was to a decision and perhaps an attack, Ben-David said: It appears that we are closer than ever.
He said it seemed that Netanyahu was not waiting for a much-discussed possible meeting with US President Barack Obama, after the UN General Assembly gathering in New York late next month indeed, its not clear that therell be a meeting. In any case, said Ben-David, I doubt Obama could say anything that would convince Netanyahu to delay a possible attack.
The report added that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak believe Obama would have no choice but to give backing for an Israeli attack before the US presidential elections in November.
Just saw this on Drudge...heard I think it was krauthammer say the best time would be during one of the election conventions for the most impact internationally and here in the US..forcing the US hand..
If this wasn’t so serious, I would pay for view to see Obozo’s reaction.
I hope Netanyahoo screws up any plans obama has.
If Obama is reelected, Israel will have no backing.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
Add this to the list of “secret reports” over the last 10 years telling us Israel is going to attack Iran any day now.
WHY would you telegraph this IF you were serious?
Makes NO sense. Something else is up.
This could be one of the best things to happen to America!
I think more would come to recognize what the leaders of the free world need to do....
If it comes before the election, Obama’s handling of any such attack could win him or lose him votes among the key group of “undecideds.”
In theory, at least, such an event could put him over the top for a win or... bury him even deeper in the cellar.
Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
” Israeli leaders also fear they will lose the window of opportunity to deal a devastating military blow to Irans nuclear development if such a strike is not conducted by October of this year.
Because they believe Barack Obama has a reasonable expectation of being re-elected to the White House and, if he is, he is likely,unconstrained by concerns about a future election, to be a political liability in the wake of such an action.
However, if the strike is made prior to the election, Obama is much more likely not to condemn Israel. It just wouldnt be a popular political move for him. Even most Democrats in the U.S. Congress will support Israels right to defend itself.”
If Israel does this pre-election and awards a victory to the Demonrats because of the rally ‘round Obama effect it would cause here....then the USA should permanently disengage from Israel. It would be unforgiveable treachery from a country that has the US to thank for its existence. Bibi should tread lightly here.
Anybody except me have the feeling that the Iranians have already constructed two or three small nuclear weapons, and feel they have the ability to smuggle them into Israel or the US. The Iranians and Hezbollah seem to be speaking with much more nihilistic rhetoric and confidence lately. Just hope it is more lunatic ranting. Also very much doubt there will be an attack before the election. It could only jeopardize Obama’s reelection. Obama will do anything,virtually anything, to prevent the Israelis from attacking.
Do what you have to do, Bibi! Do it well and don’t apologize.
I guess the press is depraved in Israel too, can’t keep their big mouths shut
I agree. Israel needs to stay out of our business, and we need to stay out of theirs. If they want to attack Iran and put their military, treasury, and country at risk, then go for it. It should be their decision and price to pay.
The USA doesn’t need another war until we get our debt reduced and in order. Time to take care of the USA. Do we need $10 a gal gas too. The deal with their nukes can be worked out just like with Pakistan, Korea, India, South Africa and China.
There is nothing Obama would like more than to become a war POTUS because that will certainly get him reelected.
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