Is Israel Gearing Up To Attack Iran To Influence 2012 Election?on August 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm
It sure looks that way. Via Bloomberg:
Yoram Lands, a professor of business administration at the College for Academic Studies, talks about his decision to join dozens of Israelis in a crowded shopping mall yesterday to pick up new gas masks in the event of military strikes with Iran. He spoke with Bloomberg’s Calev Ben-David yesterday in Jerusalem.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Aug. 1 that time “is running out” for a peaceful solution to Iran’s atomic program. The Tel Aviv-based Haaretz newspaper reported Aug. 10 that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are considering bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities before U.S. elections on Nov. 6. Mark Regev, Netanyahu’s spokesman, said government policy is not to comment on media speculation.
Yes, it’s all just “media speculation.” Keep in mind, it takes years to develop a nuclear weapon so unless all of our and the Iraeli intelligence agencies have failed miserably in their jobs, Iran hasn’t even started. But somehow “time is running out.”
Yeah, time is running out to get another neo-con chicken hawk war-monger into the White House.
Suddenly, my tinfoil hat conspiracy theory doesn’t seem so crazy. I’d be happier in my padded cell, thank you.