Expert: There Will be No Choice, Other than to Attack Iran (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 02/27/12)
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Former Mossad official Eliezer Tsafrir, who was the last person to
serve in the agency´s office in Iran, said on Sunday he believes
there will ultimately be no choice other than to launch a military
strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Tsfarir said he believes the United States
should be the one to carry out such a military strike, but added that
if there is a feeling that no one is willing to attack Iran, then
Israel will have no choice other than to do so itself.
Tsafrir, who in the past has served as the Prime Minister’s advisor
on Arab affairs, also said that as an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites
takes place, Iranian government sites should be attacked as well,
thus allowing the Iranian people to take over their government
centers and replace the current regime.
His remarks are being made ahead of a special conference at the
Hebrew University’s Truman Institute, in which he will lecture on the
issue of the attitudes of the Iranian people. He noted that he
believes that almost all Iranian citizens who were born after the
1979 Islamic Revolution would like to see the country return to its
status as an empire and in this spirit want to see the Islamic
Republic having a nuclear capability. This desire, explained Tsafrir,
is part of their greater desire for freedom and independence as they
However, Tsafrir noted he believes the Iranian people are really
unaware of the ramifications of a nuclear program on the
international attitude towards their country, and do not know that
the road to freedom does not pass through nuclear power. In order to
explain this to them, he said, whoever decides to attack in Iran,
preferably the Americans, will need to hold a massive public
relations campaign prior to the attack, in order to clarify to the
Iranian people the advantage such an action would have for them.
Tsafrir also said he is not hopeful that the Western sanctions on
Iran will bring a stop to its nuclear activities.
“Sanctions will not help,” he said. “The Iranians are determined to
obtain nuclear weapons. There is no choice other than a military
strike. As an Israeli, I think it’s best that America do this, but if
there is no other choice and no one will do it, Israel will have to
do it.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 02/27/12)
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