According to Israel’s Channel 10 news, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will soon meet so that Obama can reassure Netanyahu that the US “will attack Iran by June 2013″ if diplomacy fails by then.
The report said that the meeting will take place in either New York or Washington at the end of September or the very beginning of October, which is around the time Netanyahu and his cabinet have implied an Israeli strike might take place.
The Obama administration has made notable efforts to try and put off war, preferring instead to do things covertly and through economic warfare. While it is broadly understood that Israel is unlikely to go ahead with a military strike on Iran without a green light from Washington, nobody is absolutely surely what Israel will do.
If it’s true that Obama is planning to make a promise of a June 2013 US attack, it could be an attempt to stave off an Israeli attack before the November presidential elections. But even if it’s just a tactic to avoid war in the next few months, such promises are a very dangerous diplomatic method and would show how little interest Obama has in peace.
What exactly the conditions would be come June to prompt an attack are entirely unclear. The White House has said repeatedly, including within the last few days, that Iran still does not have a nuclear weapons program. Even the Israelis have admitted this.
If Iran has no nuclear weapons program, then there is no conceivable imminent threat to the US or Israel and thus no attack is justified. Indeed, a preventive attack would constitute a war crime, as George Perkovich of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has said.
As Aaron David Miller, scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, said in May, given the fact that Iran has no nuclear weapons program, “a unilateral attack [on Iran] would be totally discretionary. It would be a war of choice,” not of necessity.
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Pfff– the way things are going the map of the Middle and Near East will have changed dramatically by then with Turkey having joined the fray bigtime and serious inflammation going from Lebanon to Morroco.
Whether Black POTUS promised somewhat earlier to perform an act of shocking obedience to the Jewish State might well be of seriously secondary importance by then.
If is true.., then everyone was correct when they said that: This man will start another war after election and not before he elected. By then he would have more mandate in the senate with more of his allied senators to pass his agendas, by then he would have the backing of AIPAC and other zionism entity in US and EU to attack Iran and start another war in Africa. WWII never ended, WWIII is about WWII.
Lets hope this is a case of thinking bibii and lieberman will lose the election. Bibi can always cry of his suffering being raised in a rich hometown on the mainline of Philadelphia. Maybe it is time to forget WWII and look at history. Clearly the middle east had nothing to do with events in Poland.
The only thing Israel is waiting for is Ramadan to end. That is all. Mahmoud knows Israel inside and out. America should be ashamed of using tax dollars for pointless wars while children starve to death.
The zio lying again, those degenerate freaks!
"if diplomacy fails"… That's some sort of sick joke, right?
That Obama should be going through hoops to placate Netanyahu's madness is itself lunacy and damaging to the national interest. The Administration should do its best to facilitate Netanyahu's removal from office and replacement by more rational leadership. He has many tools at his disposal to achieve this. What he seems to lack is the will to use them or to go to the American public for the support he would most certainly receive- given its impatience with Netanyahu's irresponsibility and the existential threat he and his policies pose to his neighbors, his allies and the rest of the world.
It is not in our national interest to cater to this madman any longer.
The war with Iran is two fold. One, meet the demands of the Zionist, and two to stop Iran from building a Bourse, oil stock exchange trading with EU's. This talk about nukes is tantamount to "Mushrooms in the sky" that took us to Iraq. Considering America's financial shape, War is inevitable.
“a unilateral attack [on Iran] would be totally discretionary. It would be a war of choice,”
When has that ever hindered Washington or Tel Aviv? Many of my Christian friends think we are living the "End Times", unfortunately this may very well be a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Funny how a hawkish obama is playing for Jewish support in his election by statements like this. Well it will turn away my proud liberal vote. I will not vote for another warmonger president.
The right thing to do !
Nobel Peace Winner under Zionist influence…He will do "anything" for peace!!!! peter czech
Anything – as long as it is war.
I'm not buying it.
This sort of bullshit article represents what is wrong with Antiwar. One "report" from a TV station in Israel is taken seriously by the Antiwar audience, causing all kinds of heart palpitations. How about reliable sources? How about playing down the hysteria? This site is always blathering about WWIII to come, sounding more like guys holding Doomsday signs dressed in shoes held together by duct tape. How about maturity and judgment?
Yeah… I mean it isn't like we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, are running a drone war in Pakistan, and have the CIA backing the rebels in a Syrian civil war. How could anyone possible think the US would start in Iran?
What do you mean 'one report' ? Every day there is some new threat being issued by various Israeli officials. It's more like one report after another.
Ha ha! At the rate we're going there may not be a US by 6/13.
This time table seems quite reasonable. As I've posted repeatedly here, the next step is for the US/NATO/Turkey/Israel to attack Syria by end of this year during which Israel will also attack Hizballah in Lebanon. I would expect these operations to degrade both Syria's and Hizballah's missile arsenals to be successful within a few months – IF they are successful at all.
This would leave time for Obama (or Romney, but most likely Obama) to start a US/NATO naval blockade of Iran's oil exports. This would force Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz and allow the US to initiate the war with the US claiming to be blameless because it's blockade was somehow "legal" (even if it wasn't).
So I think it's quite possible that, regardless of whether this article is correct, the war with Iran could start as early as next summer, depending on whether or not the war with Syria and Hizballah turns out reasonably well for the US and Israel.
A strong president like Nixon would have ordered the assassination of Bibi by now.
Nixon would then have an encounter with those lone gunmen that pop up from time to time, instead of being threated with impeachment.
Nukes, schmukes. Israel wants a Mideast of vassal states.Syria and Iran are their last foes with any potency. Israel wants them deactivated as sovereign nations, and by God, Washington is prepared to do it for them. When was the last time you saw a story in our mainstream press urging we DON'T attack Iran? That we negotiate? That Iran – even with nuclear weapons – poses no danger to America? That it shouldn't be our concern? When have you ever – EVER – seen throngs of everyday Joe Americans agitating for war with Iran? Or Iraq and Afghanistan for that matter? When was the last time you saw this issue approached with even a drop of sanity?
What I find amazing is that I get a banner ad to play World of Tanks for free if I accept the offer at the top of the page. Do internet advertisers have a flippin' clue about the sites they inhabit?
When I hit the Powerball tonight I'm going to start The Prince of Peace Foundation to fight this militarist madness.
John 13:34 & Matthew 5:9 to you warmongering gamers!
The above article appears to be a propaganda effort. It wants you the reader to think that should Iran try to put together a nuke, that would somehow give Israel justification for an attack. When clearly it doesn't.
You know for a country that rants hysterically about it's 'right to self defence', it doesn't half get a kingsize bug up its ass when another country developes its defence capabilities. Of course what Israel is really whingeing about is the loss of the ability to intimidate and humiliate it's neighbours.
I don't believe it. It could be a ploy to get Iran to strike first.
Obama / Romney both vying for the Jewish vote ?
How can he tell them that when he wont be reelected.
And so many of you say that there in no such thing as a devil. Well, we have had a lot of them elected into the WH over the past half a century. Of course they are of the lower class of demons because they bow to the dictates of those demons in Isreal.
Any attack on Iran is foolish. If US is that stupid to commit such a folly on behalf of it's crying baby . please go ahead, by all means. But remember, Iran — the sons of mighty Persian Empire in which ruled on half of the world a while back — is deep rooted in the fabric of planet Earth. And as such any harm to this historical entity has massive global consequences.
Best time for attack Hune 5th through the 13th mostly moonless nights. Now that the sequestor is in effect the military will need an excuse to delay the implementation because of the new conflict. Keep an eye on Russia.
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