Tue Sep 4, 2012, 12:40 PM
Poll_Blind (23,863 posts)
CSM: Bomb Iran? Why 5 top Israeli figures don't want to do it.
Great article, much more at the link! The other four Israelis are:
Yuval Diskin, former director of Shin Bet
Gabi Ashkenazi, former military chief of staff
President Shimon Peres
Shaul Mofaz, opposition leader
On matters of national security, it is unusual for Israeli leaders, especially military leaders, to publicly disagree with the Prime Minister. It has often been seen as weakening and possibly endangering Israel. Reading through the comments by each, however, it's clear that they believe the most dangerous thing to Israel right now is a rogue war-hawk Prime Minister named Benjamin Netanyahu. Former director of Shin Bet (Israeli General Security Services) describes him as "messianic" and "not to be trusted".
A real eye-opener.
Related article at DU: Article describing how Netanyahu may attempt to politically force Obama to go along with a unilateral Israeli strike or risk losing the support of pro-Israeli voters in the US. Low.
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