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Thursday, May 31, 2012

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?

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At 5:04 PM, Blogger Professor Miao said...

Why in h@ll publicize something like this????

At 6:57 AM, Blogger Sparky the Wonder Dog said...

imo it isn't hard to believe this story is true--for one thing despite predictions for the past 11 years that Israel would attack Iran it hasn't--and like Sherlock Holmes' "the dog that wouldn't bark"--this attack that never happens tells us something; it doesn't happen because, at the end of the day, the people who would make it happen keep deciding that the time hasn't come to do it. Every time it comes up for a discussion or a vote, the nays out number the ayes. Up to now.


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