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Former Intelligence Officials Warn Israel May Attack Iran This Month

We have been hearing Israeli leaders and the Israeli lobby in the states repeating endless threats towards Iran and repeating unsubstantiated claims about an alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program for at least seven years. Soon after the invasion of Iraq, Cheney, Micheal Ledeen, Reuel Marc Gerecht, John Bolton, Bill Kristol etc have been been repeating these unsubstantiated claims on many MSM news outlets and these unsubstantiated claims have gone unchallenged by David Gregory, NPR’s Neil Conan, Scott Simon, Diane Rehm, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow etc. Deja Vu. I have heard NPR’s Fresh Air host Terri Gross not only allow these unsubstantiated claims to be repeated on her program she has endlessly repeated these unproven claims herself.

Former Intelligence officers have sent a memorandum to President Obama having to do with the possibility that Israel may attack Iran this month.

"MEMORANDUM FOR: The President
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)
SUBJECT: War With Iran

We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely lead to a wider war. Israel’s leaders would calculate that once the battle is joined, it will be politically untenable for you to give anything less than unstinting support to Israel, no matter how the war started, and that U.S. troops and weaponry would flow freely. Wider war could eventually result in destruction of the state of Israel. This can be stopped, but only if you move quickly to preempt an Israeli attack by publicly condemning such a move before it happens.

We believe that comments by senior American officials, you included, reflect misplaced trust in Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Actually, the phrasing itself can be revealing, as when CIA Director Panetta implied cavalierly that Washington leaves it up to the Israelis to decide whether and when to attack Iran, and how much “room” to give to the diplomatic effort. On June 27, Panetta casually told ABC’s Jake Tapper, “I think they are willing to give us the room to be able to try to change Iran diplomatically … as opposed to changing them militarily.”

Similarly, the tone you struck referring to Netanyahu and yourself in your July 7 interview with Israeli TV was distinctly out of tune with decades of unfortunate history with Israeli leaders. “Neither of us try to surprise each other,” you said, “and that approach is one that I think Prime Minister Netanyahu is committed to.” You may wish to ask Vice President Biden to remind you of the kind of surprises he has encountered in Israel."

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