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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Barak doesn't believe Iran would nuke Israel

In a Friday speech to the Washington Institute of Near East Policy, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that he does not believe that Iran will drop a nuclear weapon on Israel.
Barak also said he doubts Iran would launch a nuclear attack against Israel, but warned that a nuclear-armed "I don't think the Iranians, even if they got the bomb, are going to drop it in the neighborhood," Barak said.

"They fully understand what might follow. They are radical but not total 'meshugah,'" said Barak, using the Yiddish word for crazy. "They have a quite sophisticated decision-making process and they understand realities."

Barak said Israel appreciates the U.S. push for "effective" sanctions against Iran, within a limited time frame, but said the international community must prepare for "the possibility that in spite of all effort, it will not lead to Iran accepting the international norms." Iran could destabilize the Middle East, disrupt oil supplies and strengthen Hezbollah and Hamas, which Iran sponsors financially and militarily.
I would not want to stake my survival on Ehud Barak's assessment that the apocalyptic Iranian regime is not 'meshugah' and understands what would happen if God forbid they dropped a nuclear bomb on Israel.

Moreover, we already know that 23% of Israelis will consider not bothering to hang around to see whether Iran will use their nuclear weapon if Iran God forbid gets one. For Israel, Iran with nuclear weapons is simply not an option. And Barak knows it.

1 Comments:

At 6:39 PM, OpenID Shiloh said...

I was listening to a former Israeli who's wife still works for intel in Israel. He has an interesting take. Israel will be told to keep out of Iran. The US will attack Iran with the help of special opps from several countries. The Saudi's are working with the Sunni Hussein Obama. The Saudi's are scared to death of the Shi'ites in Iran. Saudi's will then preasure America against Israel to force a 'peace' process. He believes that there will be a small war between Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and Israel shortly. (Danny at Samsonblinded mentioned the same war as a preemptive war to keep Israel from hitting Iran).

This scenario makes sense. In a way it would be better then having Israel hit Iran to make sure that the world does not have a direct reason to blame us. Not that they won't anyway.

We really won't know until it happens with all the media and 'official' disinformation news casts.

 

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