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Not Even Israeli Intel and Military Believe It

Dr. Cole notes a couple of recent statements by Israeli government officials to the press: Rubio Calls for War on Iran, Syria– as Israeli Army Rejects Strike

First, Israeli deputy premier and minister of intelligence and atomic energy Dan Meridor gave an interview with Aljazeera English in which he admitted that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never called for Israel to be ‘wiped off the face of the map.’

Worse for Netanyahu and Rubio, Israel’s military chief of staff, Gen. Benny Gantz, came out and said that Iranian leaders are rational actors and that they have no current nuclear weapons program, not having decided to go for warheads.

Dr. Cole has been pilloried for correcting the mistranslation of Ahmadinejad’s statement, and probably lost a position at Yale because of the issue, as it was part of a personal attack on him by neocons and Likudniks.

So, to be clear, we have imposed sanctions on Iran which has raised the price of gasoline in the US and around the world based on the rants of Bibi Netanyahu which not even his own intelligence community or military believe. Is this a rational way to conduct a foreign policy?

April 26, 2012   Comments Off on Not Even Israeli Intel and Military Believe It