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.
0bama is determined to bankrupt the country, dismantle all our nuclear warheads, dub Mexican citizens Americans, and pass as much classified information to china and our enemies as possible
No way Israel will attack Iran and risk it’s very survival. They are too smart to do that.
They are, however, more than willing to rattle the sabre, along with the Mullahs, in order to profit from panicked oil markets.
Obama is toast if he doesn’t get the gas prices down , soon and dramatically. Bibi can keep the price up with attack threats.
The Iranskii WANT us to believe they’re too crazy to mess with. This is their schtick, yadda, yadda, yadda, the twelfth imam in the cave shall rise again after we blow up the world and ourselves with it.
Nuclear madmen wielding suitcase nukes. Old, old stuff. My portable bar has more potency. Better for you, too.
Just a dumb question from this “infidel”: When’s the last time a wealthy muzzie with lots of Swiss bank accounts blew himself up? I don’t mean just a jihadi from a well-to-do muzzie family a la Osama, I mean a muzzie gazillionaire like Achmedinejihad, or the head of Hamas, or Bashir Assad. Somebody with a lot to lose.
“Hear me, Allah! I don’t need my millions of filthy American dollars, my mansions, my stable of Mercedes limos, my harem, concubines, my bacha bazi, or anything else this world has to be robbed of. I’m ready to sacrifice it all for thee, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate!!”
Yeah, right. Answers, anyone?
I trust Netanyahu - he’ll do what has to be done...
Not to mention the fact that he’s not going to sic Israel on his raghead buddies in Iran.....he’s been telling Netanyahu NOT to do it.
God only knows what weapons have been sold to Iran by Pakistan - or any of the 'Arab Spring' places... I share your fears... Iran's acting differently - strange.
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Bibi wouldn’t telegraph his actions like this; he’s up to something else.
Whatever Benjamin does is OK by Me!
Heck He can Be President HERE!
He can even Bomb Dearborne if He wants....
Yeah, I’ve wondered the same thing recently,
pray for the peace of Jerusalem, now more than ever, because its the peace of the world,
It seems to me that these messages being telegraphed by Netanyahu are intended to counter the recent statements about wiping out Israel by ‘Supreme Leader’ Assahollah Ali Khamenei and his sockpuppet Ahmadinnerjacket. What we’re witnessing is (IMHO) basic psychological warfare.
That doesn’t mean that Netanyahu won’t pull the trigger on Iran between now and the end of the year (and most likely before November 6th), and if I were going to offer odds, I would say it is no less than 6 (or even 7) out of 10 that Israel will do to Iran what it did to Saddam at Osirak many years ago.
What Bibi must determine prior to NIN-Day (’Neuter Iran’s Nukes Day’, not Nine Inch Nails lol) is how many forces to dedicate to the strikes on Iran (and there will be more than one), to limit retaliation the IAF needs to literally destroy all Iranian air and missile resources before they can be launched at Israel. Likewise, he needs to have the best intel possible so far as the possibility of Syria launching an attack on Israel as well, if I were advising Bibi, I would suggest a subtle and secret diplomatic cable to Assad to inform him that if he pokes Syria’s nose into any Israel/Iran conflict, that Damascus WILL be nuked into oblivion, and Assad will have to decide whether or not to risk whether or not Netanyahu is bluffing.
Naturally Israel will have to prepare for terrorist attacks from Hezbollocks and similar groups, and the wild card in all of this is what Vladimir Putin will decide to do. Russia has a great deal invested in both Iran -and- Syria and Putin is not likely to allow either of those client-nations to be attacked with impunity.
It will get ugly very very fast. Unfortunately for Netanyahu, his options are becoming more limited with each passing day.
I don’t know how local weather conditions in Jan. play into this, but my guess is that if Israel does intend to strike, they will try to drive up oil prices to help Romney, then strike at the 1st opportunity after Obama’s last day in office. If it appears Obama is ahead in the polls, they might strike before the election. Meanwhile, the Iranians have to stay on alert for a protracted time. This is just my amateur guess.
Amen. You are telling the truth. Ezk 38 & 39, Psm 83, are screaming from the headlines.
why or why can’t we have a leader like Bibib????