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September 22, 2009

We may have to attack Iran by December

Israeli former deputy defense minister Ephraim Sneh points out the blindingly obvious that, for reasons which escape me, nevertheless desperately needs to be pointed out.

"We cannot live under the shadow of an Iran with nuclear weapons," he was quoted as telling Reuters in an interview on a visit to the UK. "By the end of the year, if there is no agreement on crippling sanctions aimed at this regime, we will have no choice."

Sneh reportedly stressed that a military strike would be "the very, very last resort. But ironically it is our best friends and allies who are pushing us into a corner where we would have no option but to do it.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 22, 2009 07:47 AM