(Carl) Prime Minister Netanyahu is determined to attack Iran before the US Presidential election.
The TV station’s military reporter Alon Ben-David, who earlier this year was given extensive access to the Israel Air Force as it trained for a possible attack, reported that, since upgraded sanctions against Iran have failed to force a suspension of the Iranian nuclear program in the past two months, “from the prime minister’s point of view, the time for action is getting ever closer.”
Asked by the news anchor in the Hebrew-language TV report how close Israel now was to “a decision and perhaps an attack,” Ben-David said: “It appears that we are closer than ever.”
He said it seemed that Netanyahu was not waiting for a much-discussed possible meeting with US President Barack Obama, after the UN General Assembly gathering in New York late next month — indeed, “it’s not clear that there’ll be a meeting.” In any case, said Ben-David, “I doubt Obama could say anything that would convince Netanyahu to delay a possible attack.”
The report added that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak believe Obama would have no choice but to give backing for an Israeli attack before the US presidential elections in November.
For those who understand Hebrew (sorry, no English on this one), let’s go to the videotape.
|President Barack Obama
is likely to announce plans to run
Via Charles Dharapak/
…does anyone see the spin difference? Look at Rasmussen and the Strongly Disapprove… that is very different then the merely Disapproval of the Guardian:
Opinion surveys show US voters are split over Obama. A Real Clear Politics average of several polls showed 47.4% of Americans approving of his performance in office and 46.6% disapproving. via guardian.co.uk