Israeli media are reporting widespread opposition to an Israeli attack on
from within the highest levels of the Israeli national security elite. Indeed,
Netanyahu’s warmongering has been so damaged by Israeli military-intelligence
opposition that he is now trying to muzzle
his opposition within his own regime. Democracy in Iran , it seems, allows public calls by officials for war but
not public calls by officials for peace. Israel
Former IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General (res.) Dan Halutz said, according to Israeli media:
poses a serious threat, but not an existential one. The use of this terminology is misleading. If it is intended to encourage a strike on Iran , it's a mistake. Force should be exerted only as a last resort. Iran
Current Mossad chief Pardo evidently concurs.
Former IDF Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin-Shachak has also just voiced his concern in an interview with a British newspaper clearly designed to be heard in
, where deafness has reached scandalous
levels. He pointedly warned that the Israeli security establishment is not
adequately prepared for the day after such an attack. [The
Independent.] He also stated: Washington
It is quite clear that much if not all of the IDF [Israeli Defence Forces] leadership do not support military action at this point.
High-level Israeli military officials are now thus publicly supporting the views of such intelligence officials as ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan, who has repeatedly voiced outspoken opposition to an Israeli attack since his recent retirement. Campaigning for Israeli political reform, Dagan recently warned:
We must demand that when the prime minister is making fateful strategic decisions, such as action against
, he will not give in to or have his hand forced by political pressure. Iran
Mossad is reportedly conducting a terrorist campaign against Iran.
Netanyahu, in a curiously slangy tone for such a deadly topic, is reported to have told these officials: "Stop blabbing, already [sic]. This chit-chat causes huge damage, puts
on the front line, and undermines sanctions." Israel
With ambitious politicians playing dangerous games that coincidentally aid their careers, the danger of a widespread and uncontrollable conflagration cannot lightly be dismissed.