Scary: 'Security cabinet' opposes Iran strike
Keep in mind the possibility that this is just a little interference running because I find it hard to believe this story is true. YNet is reporting that Israel's 'security cabinet' is now 6-3 against a military strike against Iran at the present time
because IDF Chief of Staff Benny Ganz (no great surprise) is opposed.
Although officially, Israel's stance on the matter is that all options are viable, political sources told Ynet on Wednesday that IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen Benny Gantz, Mossad Chief Tamir Pardo and several top section chiefs in the Mossad are against a strike at this time.
Such opposition has been noted within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's special nine-minister security forum.
Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman support an attack on Tehran's nuclear facilities, but Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon, Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz and ministers Dan Meridor, Benny Begin, Eli Yishai and Yuval Steinitz are against it.
"Without Gantz' support the chances of mounting a strike are slim," a political source told Ynet. "Israel has to push the international community to impose further sanctions on the Iranian economy. That's what's important right now."
Israel, he added, must urge crippling financial sanctions against the Islamic Republic: "The sanctions should reduce the Iranian economy to rubble. The United States and Europe still seem hesitant on that, mostly for political reasons and a fear of soaring oil prices.
What could go wrong?
Labels: Benny Gantz, Binyamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Iranian nuclear threat, Israeli attack on Iran, security cabinet