On the Other Hand…

Maybe Israel WILL attack soon. Of course, it’s kinda hard to tell with so many different voices yelling one thing, while others loudly proclaim something completely different.

But, that may be exactly what Israel wants. If Israel is NOT going to attack Iran, Israel still needs to maintain a credible threat to convince the Iranians to negotiate. If Israel IS going to attack, she certainly doesn’t want Iran to be forewarned.

I guess that you might say that all of this is the psychological warfare stage of the conflict.

I truly hope that Iran will negotiate an end to their nuclear weapons program, allowing us all to step away from the insanity that seems just over the horizon. However, when insane people wish to build insane weapons for insane purposes… well, insanity is always the result.

Here are a few articles worth looking at:

Netanyahu to Obama: Israel ‘reserves the right’ to strike – by Adam Kredo – March 5, 2012
Netanyahu: ‘My supreme responsibility as prime minister of Israel is to ensure that Israel remains the master of its fate’

PM: I’ll never let Israel live under shadow of annihilation by jpost.com, 03/06/2012 05:14
Netanyahu tells AIPAC Israel has waited for sanctions and diplomacy to stop Iran’s nuclear program, but they have not worked, warns Israel cannot wait much longer.

‘Israel’s positions accepted with understanding’ – by Hilary Leila Krieger and Herb Keinon, 03/05/2012
Prime minister tells US president that for Iran, there is no difference between “Little Satan” Israel and “Big Satan” America.

Israel’s Channel 2: U.S. Officials Believe Netanyahu Has Already Decided to Strike Iran

March 5, 2012, the Algemeiner

Channel 2 in Israel, sourcing a “senior American official”, says that the decision has already been made by the Israeli government to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

“All U.S. intelligence officials are confident the Israeli leadership has already decided to attack Iran, unless a significant change happens in the coming weeks or months with the Iranian nuclear program,” Channel 2 reports.

The report comes just hours ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to AIPAC in Washington.

AIPAC is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and is widely considered the most powerful pro-Israel lobby group in the United States.

“A senior official stressed in a conversation with News 2 there is a dispute between Israel and the United States on the question of ‘day after’, which means the price of attacking Iranian nuclear facilities,” Channel 2?s report says.

American officials have warned their Israeli counterparts about a regional war in the region following an attack on Iran, along with the collapse of Israel’s stock market and an arms race in the Middle East, according to the report.

In response to the American official’s statement to Channel 2, “sources close to Netanyahu” said the U.S. is doing what it can to “handcuff” the Israelis and to “frighten the Israeli public”.

Read the article here.