Attack Iran? Something Americans Need to Know
It’s refreshing to know there are countries out there where leaders question leaders and they don’t just robotically fall in line behind the Commander-in-Chief “during times of war” (like a certain country I know). Americans need to know that is happening in Israel with regard to attacking Iran:
Apart from Netanyahu and [Ehud] Barak, ‘most Israeli political and security leaders oppose attack on Iran”
The overwhelming majority of Israel’s political, military and intelligence leadership reportedly believes the time is not ripe for an Israeli military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, and shares the assessment that an Israeli strike would, at best, merely set back rather than destroy the Iranian program.
While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has indicated that a decision on striking Iran will be made in the next few months, and his Defense Minister Ehud Barak said last week that it was time to gear up to put the Iranian program to “a decisive end,” this assessment is not shared by President Shimon Peres, the chief of staff of the Israeli army and his predecessor, the head of the Mossad intelligence service and his predecessor, at least five of the most senior ministers in the government and the leader of the opposition, Kadima party chairman Shaul Mofaz, respected Israeli media analysts said Saturday night.
The issue is headline news because the former head of the Shin Bet domestic intelligence service, Yuval Diskin, on Friday publicly branded Netanyahu and Barak as “unfit” to lead the country in confronting the Iranian nuclear threat, and wrong in their approach to the danger, sparking a political firestorm.
This is huge to have such high-level people question a prime minister and a defense minister. Wow. Good on them. People don’t do such things on a whim so their concern must be extremely serious.