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Netanyahu ‘determined to attack Iran’ before US elections, claims Israel’s Channel 10
The Times of Israel ^ | August 20, 2012 | attack’By Times of Israel staff

Posted on 08/23/2012 7:54:50 AM PDT by xzins

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the US elections,” Israel’s Channel 10 News claimed on Monday night, and Israel is now “closer than ever” to a strike designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive.

The TV station’s 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 minister’s 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, “it’s not clear that there’ll 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.

There is considerable opposition to an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the report noted — with President Shimon Peres, the army’s chief of the General Staff and top generals, the intelligence community, opposition leader Shaul Mofaz, “and of course the Americans” all lined up against Israeli action at this stage.

But, noted Ben-David, it is the Israeli government that would have to take the decision, and there Netanyahu is “almost guaranteed” a majority.

Other Hebrew media reports on Tuesday also said Netanyahu had despatched a senior official, National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror, to update the elderly spiritual leader of the Shas ultra-Orthodox coalition party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, on the status of the Iranian nuclear program, in order to try to win over Shas government ministers’ support for an attack.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elections; iran; israel; kenyanbornmuzzie; martindempsey; nukes; obamathejihadist

1 posted on 08/23/2012 7:54:59 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

I wouldn’t be surprised if they do.

Iran might not wait around for the spineless sympathizer in the White House to be replaced ... Israel probably shouldn’t either. It is going to be a long few months for Israel. With any luck, they’ll get their biggest ally back come January.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 08/23/2012 8:01:10 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: xzins

Sure would suck a lot of media attention away from either convention if it happened one of those weeks.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 8:02:35 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: xzins

Message to Channel 10, you are a traitorous snake

SHUT THE FOCK UP


4 posted on 08/23/2012 8:02:54 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

It could be the government; i.e., Netanyahu, wanting this information out.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 8:13:50 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Tough to change Presidents in the midst of a war. I believe Bebe will wait until after the 6th of November. Revenge (on Obama) is best served cold! Besides who would expect or even count on Obama to keep his word, much less support Israel?


6 posted on 08/23/2012 8:29:38 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Common sense although common knowledge is seldom common practice.)
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To: stocksthatgoup

As I’ve been reading on this, I realize it isn’t about the US election with Netanyahu. It’s about a belief that Iran has passed some red flag marks that the US believes they’ve not crossed.

For example, hypothetically, perhaps Netanyahu has Mossad info that says Iran has successfully tested triggering devices, and the US says they haven’t. My reading says Israel’s concern is entirely about the stage of Iran’s program and the specific point in that process at which Israel can no longer successfully DELAY it by means of a military strike. Israel believes that day is extremely close AND prior to the US election.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 8:35:21 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: stocksthatgoup; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; wmfights; blue-duncan

As I’ve been reading on this, I realize it isn’t about the US election with Netanyahu. It’s about a belief that Iran has passed some red flag marks that the US believes they’ve not crossed.

For example, hypothetically, perhaps Netanyahu has Mossad info that says Iran has successfully tested triggering devices, and the US says they haven’t. My reading says Israel’s concern is entirely about the stage of Iran’s program and the specific point in that process at which Israel can no longer successfully DELAY it by means of a military strike. Israel believes that day is extremely close AND prior to the US election.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 8:35:38 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: stocksthatgoup; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; wmfights; blue-duncan

As I’ve been reading on this, I realize it isn’t about the US election with Netanyahu. It’s about a belief that Iran has passed some red flag marks that the US believes they’ve not crossed.

For example, hypothetically, perhaps Netanyahu has Mossad info that says Iran has successfully tested triggering devices, and the US says they haven’t. My reading says Israel’s concern is entirely about the stage of Iran’s program and the specific point in that process at which Israel can no longer successfully DELAY it by means of a military strike. Israel believes that day is extremely close AND prior to the US election.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 8:35:47 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: stocksthatgoup

Bibi and Romney are friends. No way, they’re not in contact. Case closed.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 8:44:01 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: xzins
If it happens and happens *before* 11/6 I would think that that could help Osama...perhaps even greatly.If I'm correct I wonder if Netanyahu knows this...or cares.
11 posted on 08/23/2012 8:54:10 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: xzins
As I’ve been reading on this, I realize it isn’t about the US election with Netanyahu.

It should be...at least partially.Unless he has firm intelligence saying that some date before 11/6 is an absolute deadline one would think he could wait.

12 posted on 08/23/2012 8:56:58 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: yldstrk
Message to Channel 10, you are a traitorous snake

Can we be sure that it wasn't the PM's office who leaked this info?

13 posted on 08/23/2012 8:59:38 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: xzins

That makes no sense ... would Bibi really think Obama would support Israel? Would the idea be that Obama would be cornered into support for the good of his campaign? I don’t think lip service would be of help and that’s all he could expect. I say it is more likely he would wait until AFTER the election but now you have a lame duck Obama and Lord knows what Jarrett would do. No, wait until Romney takes office and hope for a Reagan Effect II. That seems to be the prudent course.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 9:03:01 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tantaros: "Plainly put, Romney and Ryan can't push granny off the cliff. Obama beat them to it.")
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To: xzins; All
In other news, Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta was in Bremerton to see the carrier USS John Stennis off to the gulf.
The ship is leaving earlier than scheduled and will be on station longer than normal.
15 posted on 08/23/2012 9:04:29 AM PDT by QT3.14 (Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain)
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To: NonValueAdded

None of your analysis takes into account Iran and it’s nuclear status. IF they are farther along that previously suspected, that would push things up for Israel.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 9:25:45 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: xzins

If it happens in October, we’re screwed. Americans reflexively rally to their president in times of crisis, regardless of who he is. Obama will have an immediate and very lofty bump.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 9:30:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: xzins

What Netanyahu means to do vis a vis Iran is not something that has been or will be made public. If he attacks there will be no warning of it. All these press speculations are either just that or they are planted stories to keep the dinnerjacket off guard and to enure him to threats or they are invented stories by the Left hoping to prevent an attack. When he says go, the most recent claim of inside knowledge will afterwards jump up and down and claim to have been right about it, stopped clocks and all that.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 10:21:03 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: xzins; stocksthatgoup; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; wmfights; blue-duncan
I realize it isn’t about the US election with Netanyahu. It’s about a belief that Iran has passed some red flag marks that the US believes they’ve not crossed.

I think they have to wait until after the election. One of the problems they've been having is information about what they have been doing keeps getting leaked to the media. Also, any attack would reguire notifying the USA because we have so many ships in the area that would pick up their planes, or missles, and Israel does not want us shooting them down. So Israel is in a real tough spot. They can't act now because the obama admn. will leak it and if they wait it may be too late.

FWIW, I think they attack in Feb. 2013 after R&R are inaugurated.

19 posted on 08/23/2012 11:32:54 AM PDT by wmfights
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To: yldstrk

We all know the Israelis can keep a secret when they want to. These random conversations in the Israeli media that are sparked by close media contacts with the IDF are interesting and they look like the old rubber hammer on the knee method. Ben is watching for Iran motion every time one of these stories breaks-—the Mullahs are not “cool”——they cannot avoid reacting and it is those reactions, ie troop movements, equip. tests/movements, air traffic, firing exercises etc etc. that Ben has been watching.-———————and I’m guessing Ben has about had all the mullahkrap he’s good for. He’s been somewhat jovial in the past couple months——don’t want to play poker with him.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 11:41:12 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: xzins

21 posted on 08/23/2012 11:48:18 AM PDT by itsahoot (Write in Palin in 2012, Just to pi$$ off the Romney botts.)
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To: xzins

And the fact that the current US administration does not want Israel to protect themselves. Sometimes I want to move to Israel because of Netanyahu, but by the time I get there, he’ll be retired. :)


22 posted on 08/23/2012 12:06:04 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: xzins; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK

Reality: If Obozo wins, Israel will attack asap. Obozo and his Chicago thugs will find out about the attack on Iran’s mass murdering Islamofascists from Fox News or CNN.

If Romney wins, Israel will wait until we help them after the Obozo leaves DC, or Iran will have a mini coup to flush the radical jihadists out of power to prevent the attack.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 1:29:31 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: xzins; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK

It depends on the election and who will be Potus in 2013 for four years.

If Obozo and his Chicago pro Islamofacist Thugs win, Israel will attach before Obozo and his Chicago thugs quit partying, doing drugs and gay ventures where no man should go.

If Romney wins, Israel will wait until we can help them destroy what needs to be destroyed in Iran, unless there is an Iranina coup with the heads of Oddjob and his Islamo serial killers served up on platters.


24 posted on 08/23/2012 1:37:34 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Correction, should be attack instead of attach:

“If Obozo and his Chicago pro Islamofacist Thugs win, Israel will attach before Obozo and his Chicago thugs quit partying, doing drugs and gay ventures where no man should go.”


25 posted on 08/23/2012 1:39:39 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: wmfights; stocksthatgoup; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; blue-duncan
They can't act now because the obama admn. will leak it and if they wait it may be too late.

That will depend entirely on whether or not Iran is actually right on the brink of making an attack impossible. Israel must attack before that point no matter who the president is.

I do not believe that Israel is limited to what we think is a conventional air attack. Remember: they have a neutron bomb, a world class special operations force, and among the most brilliant minds and technological base of anyone. What that means is their access to something we don't know about. The US is not the only nation with R&D capabilities.

26 posted on 08/23/2012 1:48:23 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Israel is politically and militarily weak and they have no political will to fight a log protracted war which an attack on Iran will bring. They will sue for peace because that is there only viable option. The leaders of the Israeli cabinet and military intelligence have already come to this conclusion. The rest is just psyops to keep Iran guessing.


27 posted on 08/23/2012 4:20:18 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: All

If they do attack Iran and all the muslim world turns on them, will we stand with them? I wouldn’t bet on it.

But Israel has no choice. They will not survive a nuclear Iran. They know they’re going to find out one day whether or not the U.S. will support them. They figure they might as well find out after they wipe out Iran. If the U.S. won’t help them, at least they’ll have one less muslim country to deal with.

And they may be thinking they’d better do something while the U.S. has a military left to help them. If something doesn’t happen by Jan. 1st, while obama is still president win or lose, our military will be decimated and that will be the excuse obama would use for us not to get involved.


28 posted on 08/23/2012 5:11:10 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: cherokee1

I hope you are right


29 posted on 08/23/2012 5:30:20 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: xzins

Why is Israel telegraphing it’s possible attack on Iran’s nukes?

You’d think for surprise, they wouldn’t mention it until it’s too late for the Mullahs.

So what I’m thinking is they’ve got some plan that is infallible – one that will get past anti-missile defenses, etc. They sure seem confident.

Maybe the neutron bomb? What do you think?


30 posted on 08/23/2012 6:26:09 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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