I am so sick of hearing Benjamin Netanyahu beating the drum for Israel to attack Iran, or for the U.S. to attack or at least support Israel's attack. He has even tried to influence the U.S. election in this regard. Wait a minute: There is no reliable U.S. intelligence that has confirmed Iran has a plan to build a bomb. There is considerable disagreement even among Israel's military about whether to attack or not
Israel has never been held to account for its nuclear program, nor has it allowed inspectors to see its facilities, which Iran has done. The world allows Israel to go on without accountability, while Iran is pushed into a corner for its enrichment program, which, until it is proven otherwise, must be accepted as geared toward energy production. Remember, Israel urged us into the war on Iraq, based on similarly erroneous suspicions, with the disastrous nation-destroying consequences that followed.
The NY Times has just shown how many scholars believe an attack on Iran would push that nation to build a bomb in retaliation, creating the very thing we say we don't want. With the U.S. giving Israel $3 billion a year they are hardly in a position to dictate to the U.S. what we should do. All people of intelligence must wake up to this outrageous state of affairs: With 400 nukes of its own, Israel has nothing to worry about from Iran. We must not be pressured into supporting Israel's ill conceived plans to attack Iran.
Michael S. Cooper
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