A number of other former officials are sticking up for former Mossad chief Meir Dagan’s right to criticize the possibility of a unilateral Israeli attack on Iran. The comments aren’t sitting well with members of the hawkish current government, however.
Dagan termed the possible air strike “the stupidest thing I have ever heard.” He added that the Iranian government could move infrastructure from place to place to avoid the attack. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said Dagan should have “kept his remarks to himself.”
Defense Minister Ehud Barak likewise condemned the comments from Dagan, saying that it was “not right to share these thoughts – even if they are legitimate – with the public.” Israel has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran.
The comments are likely to add to the belief that, despite repeating these threats throughout the past several years, Israeli officials are not likely to actually attack Iran over their civilian nuclear program. Barak said it would be up to elected officials, not Mossad, whether or not to attack Iran.
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Consider that Dagan upheld the frankly bizarre and paranoid idea that Iran has an unseen parallel nuclear circuit unknown to the IAEA – with centrifuges possibly installed in school basements. One wonders where the uranium comes from to feed that circuit?
If even that is not enough – what do these people want?
Greater Isreal, free of Arabs.
Iran is not Arab.
isreal: all blow no go
Just when they thought they had complete control of the situation, up jumps somebody (a respected somebody, too) who dares to spout the TRUTH. I suspect the intended audience for that little bit of truth-telling, since most intelligent Israelis already understand, was the American public who have been/are being conditioned to accept the idea of the US attacking/invading Iran in support of Israel. All that was really left to do was implement the false-flag operation that would "force" the US to act. And during the "fog of war" of the US/Iranian war, Israel, since they wouldn't actually be bogged down in the US's effort would be free to "solve" the Palestinian problem.
But, that's just this old Curmudgeon's opinion…
Israel: The "gift" that just keeps on "giving."
bombs what bombs,oh those bombs,oh those ,,,those are research bombs,,,we like to call them slow motion "decay" (medical/energy )warheads,,, ?of which party of du i referr ?, remember to say/sound it out in dog
This is sort of like watching rabid wild dogs turning on one of their own, isn't it?
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