According Juan Cole of Informed Comment the threat of Iran’s developing nuclear program has been in existence since 1979. Why is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu now speaking out about Israeli people “living in the shadow of annihilation?”
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US President Barack Obama said that he believes there is a diplomatic resolution to this issue.
Both President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu agree that Israel can strike on its own.
“We’ve waited for diplomacy to work,” Netanyahu said at the AIPAC meeting, “None of us can afford to wait much longer.”
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Some debaters on the topic argue that the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency report of 2009 is unable to conclusively determine that Iran has developed nuclear weapons and not a “non-nuclear payload.”
“Israel has been doing everything in its power to stop Iran’s atomic program.”
So why now? Why is Israeli PM Binyiman Netanyahu speaking out about a possible military strike against Iran? According to Germany’s Spiegal,
“Israel wants to be sure of two things: on the one hand, that US President Barack Obama is not taken completely by surprise by a possible attack, and on the other that he is not in a position to seriously question his ally’s decision and undermine it with diplomatic efforts.”