“Time is short. Netanyahu and Barak believe that a strike must take place before the U.S. presidential election in November, and one has to wait a few weeks to at least appear to be giving the new sanctions imposed on Iran earlier this month a chance to work. Therefore, the narrow window of opportunity lies between August and October.”
It’s all up to the IDF chief - Alon Ben David, Haaretz, July 9th 2012
This is by so far getting attention only from Israeli defense expert/commentator types.
I do think Israel/Aipac etc really can’t push for the war - until the US Presidential election ends in November this year. (And Israel really can’t attack Iran alone. It needs all the helps and backups it can get from USA and EU.)
(Still the author/journalist Alon Ben David is said to be solid, credible - and respected.
And it is possible to think - especially Netanyahu could push for striking Iran - from psychological motives - recklessly - not necessarily from smart strategic calculation.)
July 09, 2012, 7:07pm 1 note