Setting up to strike Iran (NEW YORK POST OP-ED) Abby W. Schachter / Blog 05/11/12)
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Charles Krauthammer writes today about why the new Israeli national-
unity government coalition is preparation for a strike against Iran .
According to Krauthammer´s anaylsis, Israel first formed a national
unity government four days before the start of the Six Day War of
1967 when it was so important to have political unity to go to war.
Today, says Krauthammer, is no different:
"The dread is not quite as acute: The mood is not despair, just
foreboding. Time is running out, but not quite as fast. War is not
four days away, but it looms. Israelis today face the greatest threat
to their existence — nuclear weapons in the hands of apocalyptic
mullahs publicly pledged to Israel’s annihilation — since May ’67.
The world is again telling Israelis to do nothing as it looks for a
way out. But if such a way is not found — as in ’67 — Israelis know
that they will once again have to defend themselves, by themselves.
Such a fateful decision demands a national consensus. By creating the
largest coalition in nearly three decades, Netanyahu is establishing
the political premise for a preemptive strike, should it come to
that. The new government commands an astonishing 94 Knesset seats out
of 120, described by one Israeli columnist as a “hundred tons of
The analysis is powerful and now it is backed up by one Israeli
columnist who predictds an Israeli strike on Iran come October .
The Logic is simple write Haviv Gur: "Imagine for a moment that you
are Benjamin Netanyahu. You believe the mullahs seek Israel’s
destruction and are convinced an Iranian nuclear bomb is an
existential threat to the strong, but tiny, Jewish state. You enjoy a
vast but temporary domestic political coalition. Abroad, the American
president will never need you more than during a brief six-week
period in the fall." (Copyright 2012 NYP Holdings, Inc. 05/11/12)
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