Ex-CIA Analyst Tells Us The Real Reason Israel Wants To Strike Iran Before The US Election

Ex-CIA Analyst Tells Us The Real Reason Israel Wants To Strike Iran Before The US Election

Michael Kelley | Business Insider
For months senior Israeli officials have said the “window of opportunity” for attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities is “before the U.S. presidential election in November” because Iran’s nuclear facilities will soon be in fortified underground bunkers out of the reach of Israeli bombs.
But former CIA analyst Ray McGovernbelieves that delaying Iran’s nuclear capabilities is not the primary concern of a military strike, but simply the pretext.”The Israelis want to pretend the Iranians are building up their nuclear capabilities, want to zap them between now and November 6, and the chances are at least even that they will try to do that thinking the U.S. will come in with both feet,” McGovern told us.McGovern thinks that “Israel does not fear a nuclear weapon in Iran’s hands” because Israel already has a nuclear arsenaland the threat of Iran having a couple of nukes “would not be all that credible except in a limited, deterrent way.”That deterrent would be important, however, because “since 1967 the Israelis have been able to pretty much do whatever they want in that area” and a nuclear Iran would bring a “different strategic situation because, for the first time, Israel would have to look over their shoulder.”

So even though Israel’s leaders don’t truly fear imminent nuclear annihilation, McGovern says they “would like to end any possibility, however remote, that anytime soon Iran could have that kind of very minimal deterrent capability.”

McGovern believes that Israel’s primary goal is to “have Iran bloodied the same way we did to Iraq” so that Iran “would no longer be able to support Hamas and Hezbollah in Gaza, Lebanon, and elsewhere.”

And the reason Nov. 6 is an important date, McGovern wrote in a recent article, is that “a second-term Obama would feel much freer not to commit U.S. forces on Israel’s side” and “might use U.S. leverage to force Israeli concessions on thorny issues relating to Palestine.”

There is serious doubt that Israel could handle a full-fledged war with Iran, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted that he would prefer the U.S. and its superior firepower lead any attack.

A potential loss of leverage after Nov. 6 would explain the current drumbeat of war being played by Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

BI contributor ForexCrunch points out that Netanyahu was recently granted greater powers within the government, a text message system is being tested in case of retaliation to an attack, the Bank of Israel is preparing the financial system for an Israeli strike in Iran, France is preparing to evacuate its citizens from Israel, and the Israeli media have published a flurry of articles suggesting a military strike is imminent.

“Netanyahu feels, with good reason, that he’s got Obama in a corner for these next three months,” McGovern said. “If he’s right about Obama jumping in with both feet—and I think Obama would do that—even though Israeli generals are advising that it could be a disaster, [then] Netanyahu is willing to try it.”

For its part the Obama administration has been doing everything it can—short of saying that it would not back an Israeli strike—to delay an attack. Beyond offering firepower in exchange for waiting until after the election, U.S. officials informed Israel that staunch American ally Saudi Arabia vowed to take down any Israeli jet flying in its airspace.

And five senior officials—including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta—have visited Israel this month to insist there is still time for diplomacy, in the form of talks and heavy sanctions, to prevent a physical attack.

But, as McGovern notes, it may not be up to the U.S. at this point.

“We are at war with Iran right now—not only the cyber attacks, but the special forces inside Iran and the assassination of the Iranian scientists,” McGovern said. “The only question is whether that will extend to an attempt to destroy their nuclear-development facilities, and that’s up to Israel.”

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  1. Dan Gilfry
    Dan Gilfry2 years ago

    Out of fairness to McGovern, 2012 is only 72 months after 2006!
    Believe me, the Jews will attack Iran this year! They have been planning this war for more than 100 years! It WILL happen!
    And McGovern was right; Within (72) months, the Jews will be fighting Iran.
    May God aid Iran in the total extermination of the Nazi Occupying Forces in Palestine!

  2. Jon
    Jon2 years ago

    No offense, but I’ve been listening to McGovern predict war with Iran “”within months” since 2006, but hey, I suppose even a broken clock is right twice a day..

  3. phyllis
    phyllis2 years ago

    This hoopla over WAR with IRAN is nothing more than more propaganda to take over the money and banking in this country just like the fake Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This is the NWO takeover people! Control the money and you control the world! Only a few independent nations left in their list! Jews, all Jew plan. Welcome to the upcoming Metropolis! Unless you are the illuminati elite, you will be a slave or dead! May God help this world to fight against the Satanist Jews.

  4. Dan Gilfry
    Dan Gilfry2 years ago

    That was a lot of lovely hogwash!
    A Jew is a Jew is a Jew.
    The only thing you need to know
    about Jews is how to kill them.
    They belong in Hell, with their
    god and creator Satan!

  5. James M Nunes
    James M Nunes2 years ago

    A Jew is refered to as a religion or descendents from the tribe of Judah and Benjamin and the Levite Priests.
    90% of the people living in Israel today cannot trace their leanage and geneology to the 1st century Hebrews because the Roman General Titus and his legions invaded Jeruselem in 70 AD sacking the temple and destroying the records.
    A Zionist is a political organization.
    A Hebrew is a race of people.
    An Israelite is a nationality.
    There are 2 main groups claiming Jewish ancestory living in Israel today.
    1-Sephardic which are the minority and are from the middle east
    2-Ashkenazi which are the majority and originally from southern Russia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. They are descemdemts of the Kazars and adopted Judaism in the 12th century AD under the Kazar King. They are of Mongolian and Tarter descemt.
    There are several sects of Judaism:
    2-Ultra Orthodox
    4-Messianic They are Jews that believe in the Messiah Jesus Christ.
    4-Jewish Proselites They are people that adopted Judaism as their religion
    Interestingly 70% of the people living in Israel today do not practice any religion.
    I believe the Zionist that are comprised of the majority of Ultra Othodox along with the religious phanatics, radicals and extremess on both sides are causing the hate discontent and animosity. The real people that are behind this formenting hate and violence are the religious leaders, both Mulahs and Rabies. I am a moderate and am peaceable and don’t believe in violence to solve problems. Happy are the peceable, since they will be called sons of God!
    If you wan’t to stop the violence and blood shed sit down at the table with both Palestineans leaders that do not belong to terrorist groups and Iraeli leaders that are moderates and compromise. Be flexible. If a man takes your outer garmet, give him your inner garmet. It is not litteral. It means to be flexible.
    Set -up a co-alition government of both Palestinians and Iraelies and give the Palestinians some form of autonomy.
    I believe in freedom of religion up to a certain point just as long that the religion does not advocate the violent overthrow of the government by force and does not threaten any public official. If you are not willing to compromise, than there is no hope.

  6. syed moazzam
    syed moazzam2 years ago

    common enemy of Christians and Muslims are the Zionist.

  7. poobuttmcgee
    poobuttmcgee2 years ago

    damn jews zionists

  8. Theazcowboy Az
    Theazcowboy Az2 years ago

    More dead Jews in the ME will assure peace in our life time. Go Judenrein Middle East!

  9. Archie1954
    Archie19542 years ago

    When will the US divorce itself from the Israeli albatross hanging around its neck? How many Americans would still be alive if the US hadn’t cleaned up after all the Israeli messes it got itself into? I really don’t understand how a foreign lobby group AIPAC can control the American government? What ever happened to the oath of office for American politicians to protect the Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic?

  10. m
    m2 years ago

    Blaster will do as Master tells it.

    • Chaos
      Chaos2 years ago

      That is a good Mad Max Analogy… Blaster (the US Military-Cannon Fodder for the Israeli Totalitarian State) does as Master (the Six Point Masters-Elite Chosen People who run the US of Z.O.G.) tells it. and…Mad Max … the Lone Wolf White Warrior did a hell of ALOT of damage to “Bartertown” as “Lone Wolves” will need to do the same here in the US in the near future.

  11. cliff cox
    cliff cox2 years ago

    October Surprise!

  12. Dan Gilfry
    Dan Gilfry2 years ago

    We human beings will never have peace on our planet until Satan’s Jews are completely wiped out!
    Let us stand united, Christian and Muslim, and free our planet of this disease!

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