Thursday, December 04, 2008

Israel Preparing to Strike Iran Without U.S. Consent

Although this is the third time I've read this in the last year I tend to believe it is more likely now then ever as the motivating deadline of January 20th is fast approaching.
Israel is drawing up plans to attack Iran's nuclear facilities and is prepared to launch a strike without backing from the U.S., an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday.

Officials in the Israeli Defense Ministry told The Jerusalem Post that while they prefer to act in consultation with the U.S., they are preparing plans that would allow them to act alone.

"It is always better to coordinate," a senior Defense Ministry official told the newspaper. "But we are also preparing options that do not include coordination."

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