Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:21 PM
Jefferson23 (24,117 posts)
Israeli Security Elite Slams Netanyahu, sidetracks War on Iran
Posted on 04/30/2012 by Juan
Not only are high officials and former officials of the Israeli security establishment pushing hard back against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s seeming rush to war with Iran, they appear actually to be attempting to unseat him, as it becomes possible that Israel may go to early elections in September.
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has become the latest former high-ranking figure to savage Netanyahu and his defense minister Ehud Barak, for their threats to attack Iran unilaterally and soon.
In contrast to Netanyahu’s circles, who have threatened a unilateral Israeli strike this summer, Olmert said categorically in a television interview that this is “definitely not to initiate an Israeli military strike.” Olmert, no dove, had himself launched the 2006 Lebanon and the 2008-9 Gaza Wars. But neither went well for Israel, and Olmert may have learned something from that.
On Friday, the former head of Israeli domestic intelligence, Yuval Diskin, warned that attacking Iran would likely impel it to begin a nuclear weapons program, which Israeli and US intelligence believe it does not now have.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:24 PM
teddy51 (3,491 posts)
1. I am very happy to hear that these people are pushing against this guy. Netanyahu is so eager to go
to war with Iran that he can't stand it. Hope they throw him out in the next election, he is one dangerous dude.