It was pretty clear to me that this would happen. The Obama administration is desperate to remain in power, and an attack on Iran would catapult the world into the abyss.
Of course, the problem is that all the financial shenanigans by the Federal Reserve coupled with the insane deficit spending by Obama… well, all of that is making the abyss deeper and deeper.
By the time that 2013 rolls around, we’ll NEED an attack on (and war with) Iran to divert public attention away from how awful America’s financial situation is.
Delay doesn’t help us. It helps only Barack Hussein Obama.
By Yaakov Katz, 04/04/2012, The Jerusalem Post
Defense official says sanctions beginning to show results, Israel waiting to see what happens in upcoming nuclear talks.
A possible military confrontation with Iran may be postponed until 2013, senior defense officials said in recent weeks amid growing signs that the West’s economic crackdown on Iran is bearing fruit.
In addition, while skeptical, the defense establishment is waiting to see what the outcome will be of the talks expected to begin in mid-April between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group comprised of the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia and China.
“It could happen this year, but also 2013 is a possibility,” a senior official said recently.
“We will need to wait to see the effect sanctions and diplomacy have on Iran and what the regime decides to do.”
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu acknowledged that sanctions were hurting Iran but that it was not yet clear if they would succeed in ultimately stopping Tehran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon.
What could potentially change Israel’s timeline would be an Iranian decision to begin enriching uranium to higher military-grade levels and to begin building a bomb.
Western intelligence agencies closely track Iran’s enrichment program as well as the so-called weapons group, which would assemble the device if ordered to do so by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Israel and the US are in agreement that Khamenei has yet to give the order to go to the “breakout stage” by beginning the enrichment of high-grade uranium and the building of a nuclear device.
Intelligence officials in Israel and the US have voiced confidence that they would know if Iran decides to move to the stage of manufacturing a nuclear weapon. Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan recently said that if Iran was, for example, to begin enriching uranium to 90-percent levels and was not stopped, then Israel would need to use military force to stop it.
The current disagreement between Washington and Jerusalem is over the point of no return for such a strike.