Pentagon recognition of Israeli threat to U.S. national security is rising.
The Israeli war party claims that Iran poses a threat to Israel because of Ahmadinejad's remarks about looking forward to Israel's elimination (which falls far short of threatening to start a war to accomplish that goal). By the Israeli war party's own standard, Israeli references to keeping "all options" on the table--code for nuclear war--constitute an existential threat to Iran. It is not just Israeli possession of nuclear bombs and delivery systems but the public war threats by the Israeli war party leaders (who run the government) that makes Israel a threat to Iran. Given that the U.S. desperately needs stability while it nurses its own wounds from a decade of military and financial irresponsibility, that Israeli threat to Iran also constitutes a threat to the national security of the U.S. (not to mention being a threat to the Israeli people, a point being made by ex-Mossad head Meir Dagan).
has raised fears among top American planners that it may be impossible to preclude American involvement in any escalating confrontation with Iran.
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