A big THANK YOU … to the most unlikely source.
– Former Head of Mossad Meir Dagan: Israel Government ‘Reckless And Irresponsible’ – ‘I Decided To Speak Because When I Was In Office, Diskin, Ashkenazi And I Could Block Any Dangerous Adventure. NOW I AM AFRAID THAT THERE IS NO ONE TO STOP BIBI AND BARAK’ (Guardian)
Just when things started to look really bad:
– UK Military Steps Up Plans For Iran Attack … To Back Up A Possible US Action (Guardian, Nov. 2, 2011)
– Israel Considers Pre-Emptive Attack On Iran (Sky News, Nov. 02, 2011)
– Israel May Be Preparing Nuclear Attack On Iran, Speeds Up Ballistic Missile Tests – Netanyahu & Barak ‘Favor An Attack’, ‘Lobby Cabinet Members For Military Strike’
Only one inside job away from WW III.
Israel has successfully test-fired a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and striking Iran. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters
– Israeli PM orders investigation into Iran leak (Guardian, Nov. 3, 2011):
Israel’s prime minister has ordered an investigation into alleged leaks of plans to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, it has been reported.
According to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida, the main suspects are the former heads of the Mossad and the Shin Bet, respectively Israel’s foreign and domestic intelligence agencies.
Netanyahu is said to believe that the two, Meir Dagan and Yuval Diskin, wanted to torpedo plans being drawn up by him and Ehud Barak, the defence minister, to hit Iranian nuclear sites. Tzipi Livni, leader of the opposition Kadima party, is also said to have been persuaded to attack Netanyahu for “adventurism” and “gambling with Israel’s national interest”.
The paper suggested that the purpose of the leaks was to prevent an attack, which had moved from the stage of discussion to implementation. “Those who oppose the plan within the security establishment decided to leak it to the media and thwart the plan,” it said.
Both Dagan and Diskin oppose military action against Iran unless all other options – primarily international diplomatic pressure and perhaps sabotage — have been exhausted. In January the recently retired Dagan, a hawk when he was running the Mossad, called an attack on Iran “the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard“.
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