Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Israel Set to Strike Iran?

You'll note I bolded HaYom -- that is the Israeli newspaper owned by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the same funder of Romney and the GOP, the same guy who said he'll spend any amount (because he can) to elect Romney.

If the media are to be believed, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are intent on attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities this fall. In the meantime, the cabinet has expanded the prime minister’s powers to push through important ministerial decisions.

The Prime Minister’s Office said this would improve governance, but opposition leaders described the move as undemocratic, saying that critical decisions – such as ordering a strike on Iran – should be taken only after a meaningful debate in the cabinet.

According to Channel 2, Netanyahu and Barak are on the brink of making a decision on Iran because they don’t expect the US to take military action, certainly not before its November elections.

The Obama administration has repeatedly urged Israel to allow more time for international sanctions and talks to halt Iran’s nuclear drive. And despite Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s tough talk on Iran, government officials doubt that if he were elected, he would be able to take any action in his first year as president.


On Sunday, papers ranging from the left-wing Haaretz to the right-wing Israel HaYom cited US and Israeli sources as saying that Iran had significantly escalated its efforts to develop nuclear weapons. Furthermore, both US and Israeli intelligence supported this assessment.
Read more at JPost