Israel: If you must attack, attack Iran, not Iraq!

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Israel: If you must attack, attack Iran, not Iraq!

Israel got wind that Bush planned on whacking Iraq, and that disturbed them. They knew that a power imbalance was going to occur in the region and the instability was going to make the place more dangerous than it already was. Israel implored Bush, "If you are going to destabilize the balance of power, do it against the main enemy."

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The warning against an invasion of Iraq was "pervasive" in Israeli communications with the administration, Wilkerson recalls. It was conveyed to the administration by a wide range of Israeli sources, including political figures, intelligence, and private citizens.

Wilkerson notes that the main point of their communications was not that the United States should immediately attack Iran, but that "it should not be distracted by Iraq and Saddam Hussein" from a focus on the threat from Iran.
Interesting stuff coming out. You know, I always thought that Bush was going into the region through the easiest door and shortly afterward would silence Iran, which is the worst of the problems in the region. It hasn't happened, and Iran has been wasting no time in building its forces - with the aide of our ol' buddies the Russians.

Is Iran really a threat? I think so:
By Thomas_Crowne: posted on 31-8-2007

Could it be that the U.S. is going to finally take out the actual threat?

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THE Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1,200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days, according to a national security expert.

Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and national security at the Nixon Center, said last week that US military planners were not preparing for “pinprick strikes” against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “They’re about taking out the entire Iranian military,” he said.

Debat was speaking at a meeting organised by The National Interest, a conservative foreign policy journal. He told The Sunday Times that the US military had concluded: “Whether you go for pinprick strikes or all-out military action, the reaction from the Iranians will be the same.” It was, he added, a “very legitimate strategic calculus”.
By Thomas_Crowne: posted on 3-9-2007

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