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But one thing is clear: Israel won’t wait beyond 2012 or until after the US presidential election in November.
An Israeli attack on Iran is therefore to be expected at some time in the coming months.
Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu brought 14,000 pro-Israel lobby cheering delegates to their feet repeatedly - especially when he pledged Monday night, March 5, "Never again will our people have to live in the shadow of annihilation."
Originally posted by CrikeyMagnet
reply to post by TheGreatest
Iran was in full compliance with IAEA requirements, including full access to facilities, until after sanctions were brought against them for misleading wording in IAEA reports. Do people forget that economic sanctions can be construed as an act of war? Now, denying access is fully consistent with maintaining some semblance of sovereignty and military isolation in preparation for an attack.
Allowing full access right now would be akin to saying "I know you're planning to attack me no matter how this thing shakes out, so here is a full-access pass to our facilities to ensure we have no chance of defending ourselves."
Seems like now would be the time to reduce access to their facilities, and avoid the possibility of sabotage or targeted assassinations. But the only people who would tend to acknowledge that are the ones who are being backed into a corner.
It's much like the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Israel consistently demands such huge concessions from Palestine that they simply cannot be accepted, and when Palestine refuses, it is made out to be unwillingness to deal. Negotiation with an iron fist is barely negotiation at all.
Originally posted by Justwork
It would be far more beneficial for the world to allow Iran to have nukes, but to destroy the current government. Israel might well be seen as a liberator if the people of Iran were freed from the dictatorship there.