Unprovoked Defence

September 25th, 2007 § 0 comments

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino has lambasted Iran’s latest statements against Israel, calling Tehran’s pledge to strike back at Israel if attacked by the Jewish state as “totally unprovoked”. Perino said, “I can’t tell you why someone in Iran would say something like that about Israel. It’s totally unprovoked and unnecessary.”

Unprovoked? What about…

Citing two unnamed sources the magazine called knowledgeable, the magazine quoted David Wurmser, until last month Cheney’s Middle East advisor, as having told a small group of people that “Cheney had been mulling the idea of pushing for limited Israeli missile strikes against the Iranian nuclear site at Natanz – and perhaps other sites – in order to provoke Tehran into lashing out.”

According to the report, “The Iranian reaction would then give Washington a pretext to launch strikes against military and nuclear targets in Iran.”


Ha’aretz, on April 21, 2006, explicitly endorsed the idea of Ahmadinejad’s assassination, arguing that “his elimination is likely to contribute more to stability than to detract from it”.


January 21, 2006, Mofaz had stated publicly: “We are preparing for military action to stop Iran’s nuclear program.”


Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, told the press in April that “nobody is ruling out” a military strike on Iran by Israel, adding: “It is impossible perhaps to destroy the entire nuclear program, but it would be possible to damage it in such a way that it would be set back years … it would take 10 days and involve the firing of 1,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles.”


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