Israel cannot go after Iran. As long as Iran has mobile missiles situated in Syria, Israel would suffer a devastating counterattack from those missiles if they attacked Iran. Iran has purchased state of the art Chinese mobile ballistic missiles which “Iron Dome” cannot stop. Also it is very doubtful that Israel has the conventional capability to effectively attack and destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. Even if the US military were fully involved any attack would have the potential to be a US Navy disaster. The Iranians have fortified the Persian Gulf with shore to ship missiles. Our big blue water ships would be at grave risk in the narrow confines of the Persian Gulf. As terrible as it will be, IMHO Iran will now get its nuclear weapons.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu planned airstrikes targeting Irans nuclear program, but called them off following a request from United States President Barack Obama, General (res.) Giora Eiland has reportedly revealed.
The Mida website quoted statements reportedly made by Eiland, the former head of the National Security Council, in a closed conference on defense.
According to Eiland, The Prime Minister thought that we had reached the point where a decision had to be made on Iran, and he planned an attack.
In principle, Israel does not need American authorization for military action, unless the Americans demand unequivocally that we refrain from an action, he continued.
That is what happened in this case, he said. Netanyahu presented his plan to American leaders, and was told that it was not acceptable to them. This led him to shelve the plan.