Thursday, January 5, 2012

#Iran : Netanyahu’s aim of entangling the United States in an Israeli war against Iran.

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are engaged in intense manoeuvring over Netanyahu’s aim of entangling the United States in an Israeli war against Iran.

Netanyahu is exploiting the extraordinary influence his right-wing Likud Party exercises over the Republican Party and the US Congress on matters related to Israel in order to maximise the likelihood that the United States will participate in an attack on Iran. Obama, meanwhile, appears to be hoping that he can avoid being caught up in a regional war started by Israel if he distances the United States from any Israeli attack.

New evidence surfaced in 2011 that Netanyahu has been serious about dealing a military blow to the Iranian nuclear programme. Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan, who left his job in September 2010, revealed in his first public appearance after Mossad June 2 that he, Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) chief Gabi Ashkenazi and Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin had been able to “block any dangerous adventure” by Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak. The Hebrew-language daily Maariv reported that those three, along with President Shimon Peres and IDF Senior Commander Gadi Eisenkrot, had vetoed a 2010 proposal by Netanyahu to attack Iran....read more

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/international/05-Jan-2012/obama-distances-us-from-iran-attack