Monday, July 2, 2012

Israel Will Attack Iran to Prevent the Iranians From Obtaining a Nuclear Bomb - Washington Post

Former Mossad Chief: Israeli military strike on Iran quite possible
There was a very interesting opinion piece over the weekend from David Ignatius of the Washington Post.  In the article, he notes that although negotiations are still ongoing, the Israelis are determined to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb, and that the world should not assume an attack will be postponed until next year due to the ongoing negotiations.  In regards to the Israelis attacking Iran, the article states:
“It’s not a bluff, they’re serious about it,” says Efraim Halevy, a former head of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. A half-dozen other experts and officials made the same point in interviews last week: The world shouldn’t relax and assume that a showdown with Iran has been postponed until next year. Here, the alarm light is still flashing red.
As a former head of the Mossad, Mr. Halevy will naturally still be very plugged into what the Israeli leadership and national security establishment is thinking.  I personally believe that the Israelis may see it as more beneficial for them to attack Iran BEFORE the US election, as US politics would almost force President Obama to be supportive of the Israelis.

Here is the Washington Post article

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