I don’t buy this-
America’s spy chief was sent on a secret mission to Israel to warn its leaders not to launch a surprise attack on Iran without notifying the US Administration. As Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, prepares to visit Washington, it emerged yesterday that Leon Panetta, the head of the CIA, went to Israel two weeks ago. He sought assurances from Mr Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, the Defence Minister, that their hawkish new Government would not attack Iran without alerting Washington.
Notice at no point does it say ‘Do not attack’ it just says- Hey, tell us first. But that’s not it, why send the CIA head two weeks before Bibi he comes to Washington. Well it was ahead of the AIPAC conference for one (so, co-ordinating a message, friction but not too much), it also meant…well do you trust the CIA? Are they working wholly for the Obama administration or are they working towards an attack on Iran, or is that the true Washington intention. After all we should now be used to betrayals of the campaign rhetoric. We know spying for Israel will not be prosecuted now and Harman also walked, Senators sign any old shit AIPAC give them and this is from a Murdoch paper, an attempt to isolate and weaken the negotiations route? The generally given reason the US would have to green light an attack is Israeli jets would be flying through US controlled Iraqi airspace, so why have to ask to be warned? The conventional wisdom says the airspace question means Israel has to resolve that to mount an attack with permission, so how come now the US thinks it will be surprised? Would US forces confronted with Israeli jets fire or not? This suggest they had a meet up to try and avoid that situation occurring, but not by ruling out an attack, so what did they discuss, scheduling?