There are some in Israel (they shall remain nameless) who are quite uncomfortable with this blogger’s truth telling. Others in America are equally distressed. But if they are seeking spinmeisters there are too many other addresses for them to seek out. This blog isn’t one of them.
In this regard, understanding that there is no greater existential peril to Israel and to America in the long-term (as well as to the west in general) than a nuclear- armed Iran, it behooves removing the scales from ones eyes. Forthwith.
And as time marches precipitously forward, regarding Israel’s leadership (mental, moral fortitude) and their ability to step up to the plate, a rendering of their latest fecklessness comes to the fore. But the following doesn’t obviate this or that sabotage, at great risk to those acting on Israel’s behalf. Many are (or should be) deeply in their debt. This blog salutes them. A blessing on their heads.
However, relevant political and military leaders understand that a military operation…perhaps a non conventional EMP frying of the grids…is the only way forward; viruses, booms in the night aside.
But to their everlasting shame, spineless leaders always revert true to form – adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/23/spineless-leaders-always-revert-true-to-formthey-cave-and-israels-leaders-are-its-poster-boys-addendum-to-israels-ship-of-fools-led-by-delusional-leadership-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ …imperiling those they are tasked to protect. Damn them.
As such, Netanyahu’s cease/death fire is soon to blow up in Israel’s face – adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/16/pm-netanyahus-cease-fire-and-its-deadly-results-soon-to-blow-up-in-israels-face-addendum-to-spineless-leaders-revert-true-to-form-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ …but not before he gives them breathing room to rebuild and regroup – www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4325036,00.html?fb_action_ids=10151221459084317&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map=%7B%2210151221459084317%22%3A321614451287905%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210151221459084317%22%3A%22og.recommends%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D.
In light of the above, Professor Louis Rene Beres’s prescient warnings take on ever greater urgency, as he outlines two ways Israel can deter a nuclear Iran – adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/16/two-ways-israel-can-deter-a-nuclear-iran-by-professor-louis-beres-my-mentor-decision-time-is-imminent/.
Ever the patient Professor, he lays out his non-paralleled wisdom regarding nuclear warfare doctrine – adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/06/professor-louis-beres-his-non-paralleled-wisdom-re-nuclear-warfare-doctrine-addendum-to-two-ways-israel-can-deter-a-nuclear-iran-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ …a task barely a handful in the world are capable of executing.
In tandem, he builds the underlying basis for a lawful preemption under international law – adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/15/irans-wmd-genocidal-project-oxford-university-press-highlights-professor-louis-rene-beres-my-mentor-the-legal-basis-for-pre-emption-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ …despite the blathering and dithering of those who posit otherwise. Most significantly, they have NO legal legs to stand on. They are floating in their ignorance.
With the above firmly in mind it is becoming increasingly clear that PM Netanyahu hitched Israel’s security to Obama’s “guarantees”; via an administration which has little interest, nor inclination, to do what must be done. As such, Israel’s PM wasted precious time, four years to be exact, to execute Israel’s “do or die” pre-emptive action.
But this is not to say that Israel will (heaven forbid) cease to exist, the day after Iran’s Hitlerite regime joins the “nuclear club’. But it does mean, for all intents and purposes, that a bolt out of the blue can come at their time of choosing; aliyah will dry up; and those who can most afford to leave the country will do so, not immediately but in the long-term.
‘Where are Obama and Netanyahu’s nuclear clocks?’
DEBKAfile Special Report December 26, 2012, 10:00
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his deputy, Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon, suddenly woke up Tuesday, Dec. 25, when at the launch of their Likud-Beitenu election campaign, they were asked what had happened to the dire Iranian nuclear threat. “It will soon be back in the headlines,” they said. “Not a day goes by without it receiving our attention,” said sources close to the prime minister. “The nuclear clock is still ticking” – and it is fact that National Security Adviser Yaacov Amidror has made several recent trips to Washington to discuss the issue with American colleagues. “Now we are waiting for Barack Obama to form his new government,” Yaalon remarked.
But Obama and his government will only be sworn in on January 21, and the next day Israel itself goes to the polls. On past performance, an incoming Israel prime minister takes weeks, if not months, to assemble a new government. Iran has therefore been given the gift of at least three months to play with before either administration is ready for strategic decision-making with regard to preemptive action against its nuclear program. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei can therefore rest easy until the late spring of 2013.
Dennis Ross, Obama’s former adviser on Iran, who is well versed in White House thinking and has good access to the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, said in an interview Monday that, for the moment, the Iranians “are not convinced we are prepared to use force.” Speaking to the Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post, Ross said he believed 2013 would be the critical year.
DEBKAfile connects this remark to a comment President Obama made while campaigning for reelection: He spoke of Iran attaining “breakout capacity” next year – a development which must be prevented, because it means, “we would not be able to intervene in time to stop their nuclear program.”
For breakout capacity, Iran would have to acquire the materials – highly-enriched uranium and components for a weapon – and the knowhow to build nuclear weapons quickly if it is so decided. A decision could be too fast for US intelligence, or presumably Israel, to catch in time to take action. It was this eventuality which Obama said must be prevented.
The current situation poses two problems. Although the US president has often expressed his determination to prevent Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, he has never explained how he would achieve this, or promised to use force if nothing else availed. The other problem is that, according to DEBKAfile’s intelligence and Iranian sources, Tehran has already reached “breakout capacity.”
This phrase has therefore become a convenient slogan for delayed action, another red line to be missed, like the ones set by Netanyahu in his cartoon presentation to the UN Assembly last September, such as 20-percent enriched uranium.
Khamenei has rejected the stipulations the United States laid down in the secret direct negotiations held earlier this month for settling the controversy over Iran’s nuclear program. And there are no signs he is worried about repercussions. The only true words about the current stalemate were heard from Dennis Ross, that the Iranians “are not convinced we are prepared to use force.” The rest is spin.
And this too, reported by DEBKA – “Iran Loses Its Fear of Military Attack
Its nuclear weapon program will bear first fruit by the end of 2012″.
IF there ever was a time that one hopes (and prays) to be proven wrong, this is it, albeit at the bewitching hour. But preferring to live in reality has always been a preferred way of life, and changing course is hardly a rational foot forward.
And even though it appeared inconceivable, even a few months back, that any (so called) Zionist leader of Israel would hue to Washington’s dictates in a matter of such grave national consequence, this track of thinking is no longer a given. Quite the opposite.
As such, their spin stops here.