" ... If Israel attempts such a high-risk and destabilizing strike against Iran, President Obama will probably learn of the operation from CNN rather than the CIA. History shows that although Washington seeks influence over Israel's military operations, Israel would rather explain later than ask for approval in advance of launching preventive or preemptive attacks. Those hoping that the Obama administration will be able to pressure Israel to stand down from attacking Iran as diplomatic efforts drag on are mistaken..........In October 1956, Israel, Britain and France launched an ill-fated assault against Egypt to seize control of the Suez Canal............Israel initiated the Six-Day War .......Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak ...... Al Kibar, Syria. ......These episodes demonstrate that if Israel decides that Iranian nuclear weapons are an existential threat, it will be deaf to entreaties from U.S. officials to refrain from using military force. Soon after the operation, Washington will express concern to Tel Aviv publicly and privately."
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 8:47 PM