Sunday, April 29, 2012

Is Bibi Fibbing?

Recent news reports from the Washington Post and the BBC have reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak could have overstated the current view that Iran is attempting to develop nuclear weapons and possibly mislead the public if Iran is indeed developing a nuclear weapon.

Former chief of the Israeli domestic intelligence agency (Shin Bet) Yuval Diskin has accused Israeli leadership of misleading the public on the outcome of a possible strike of Iran’s nuclear program sites.  Yuval Diskin has stated that if Israel were to attack Iran, the attack might actually speed up any attempt by Iran to develop and produce a nuclear weapon.  Mr. Diskin is not the only one that believes an attack on Iran by Israel will only speed up Iran’s production of a nuclear weapon, if they are indeed attempting to do so, many experts agree with Mr. Diskin and believe an attack on Iran would be a mistake.

This comes right after Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lt. General Benny Gantz stated that he believed the sanctions placed on Iran by the international community are starting to have an effect on Iran and that he believes Iran will choose to not develop a nuclear weapon.

Back in March 2012, Israeli foreign intelligence service, Mossad, also publically voiced its opposition to military action against Iran.  Iran still denies that it has any intention to develop nuclear weapons.

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