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Senior Israeli Official: 'Bush Intends to Attack Iran'

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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 08:37 AM

Senior Israeli Official: 'Bush Intends to Attack Iran'

US President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran in the upcoming months, before the end of his term, Army Radio quoted a senior official in Jerusalem as saying Tuesday.

The official claimed that a senior member of the president's entourage, which concluded a trip to Israel last week, said during a closed meeting that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were of the opinion that military action was called for.

However, the official continued, "the hesitancy of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice" was preventing the administration from deciding to launch such an attack on the Islamic Republic, for the time being.

The report stated that according to assessments in Israel, recent turmoil in Lebanon, where Hizbullah de facto established control of the country, was advancing an American attack.
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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 08:37 AM
This report cites an unnamed senior Israeli official who related a conversation by an unnamed US official in the Bush entourage concerning the present state of the Administration's plans for an attack on Iran. The Israeli official spoke on Israeli Army Radio on Monday.

In all, this must be judged as hearsay, but nonetheless this report should be seriously considered, as (1) the information would never be forthcoming from anyone at such a level who was willing to go on-record with such sensitive information, and (2) if not true, it is also an indication of intrigue and disinfo being spread in Israel in the wake of the President's trip.

If true, this was doubtless leaked by an aide in the US entourage who disagrees with an attack on Iran.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 08:40 AM
in an alternative news source ; the dog walker of an unamed boyfriend of the secretary to an unamed salesman who might have once sold somthing to an unamed offical is saying that its all made up.....

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 09:13 AM
They'll never give a warning that there going to attack!! It will make the news after they've attacked, everything else is hersay rumours cause everyone knows they want to attack, so everyone is trying to make predictions as to when so they can say i told you so.

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:28 PM
Update to the original post: the White House responded very quickly to this report and has issued a blanket denial. As reported by Raw Story, here is the WH response:

The White House immediately denied the report this morning.

"An article in today's Jerusalem Post about the president's position on Iran that quotes unnamed sources — quoting unnamed sources — is not worth the paper it's written on," White House press secretary Dana Perino said in a statement.

"Let me respond by reaffirming the policy of the administration: We, along with our international allies who want peace in the Middle East, remain opposed to Iran's ambitions to obtain a nuclear weapon," Perino said. "To that end, we are working to bring tough diplomatic and economic pressure on the Iranians to get them to change their behavior and to halt their uranium enrichment program."

Perino said the "president of the United States should never take options off the table, but our preference and our actions for dealing with this matter remain through peaceful diplomatic means. Nothing has changed in that regard."

That's whats called a non-denial denial.

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 03:51 PM
reply to post by gottago

There's a whole slue of indviduals who do not agree with an attack on Iran.

US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack

SOME of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources.


I personally believe they will be waiting for the new Israeli Prime Minster to take office so they can back Israelis pre-emtive strike on Iran...

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 04:30 PM
If the source isn't identified in the story, then the story itself has no credibility, IMO. This 'senior official' could be the head janitor for all we know.

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 04:37 PM
Great finds here, gottago. Knowing that we cannot believe a single word coming from this White House, I have to believe the other end at this point. It's certainly not a stretch to believe that is what occurred.

And it is certainly good to see some of these military men, seemingly ready to 'step up' and step down. It's ones like that we need to have remain in place though... to command over our forces to take our country back from these maniacs.

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 04:43 PM
With every action there is a reaction. The usa is getting over the top with their actions, and the reaction to that is WORLD problems! because of them! If you think people hate the usa now? then you will be suprised at the hatred a war in iran will create to the world.


posted on May, 20 2008 @ 05:09 PM
reply to post by RabbitChaser

Thanks RC, but to tell the truth I'd rather not be finding this sort of thing at all. What worries me more than the validity of any single one of this sort of report from or about Iran is their number and frequency. Things are heating up in a very disturbing way and the media reports, substantiated or not, are just a reflection of this.

Reminds me very much of last spring when a similar wave began, and was quashed with the "revolt of the generals." If we see those sort of reports any time soon, we'll know some serious planning is in the works.

posted on May, 21 2008 @ 04:19 AM

An article in today's Haaretz indicates that this report, despite the WH's denial, has some validity about the US thinking on an attack:

Israelis who spoke to Bush and his entourage while they were in Israel last week said they had the impression that the military option "is on the table," and that the president felt a sense of deep obligation to overcome the Iranian threat.

posted on May, 21 2008 @ 04:49 AM
hah, they didnt deny it.
they just said diplomacy is first, and that a military measure is still there.
Being Iran have FLATLY refused to even co-operate with what the USA considers ' diplomatic means '

this is nothing but smoke and mirrors, of the BUSH clan trying to convince you they didnt have pre-meditated desires.

To put it simply

Person 2 '' you are not allowed to have money in your pocket because i say so, so give it to me ''

Person 1 '' I will not give you my money, its mine! ''

Person 2 '' I will not beat you up for your money, I will talk to you about it, and if you dont give it to me, i will consider beating you up ''

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