I don’t know about all of you…but I have wondered why CIA Director Leon would open his pie-hole and telegraph the news regarding the possibility of Israel attacking Iran this spring. I’ve had various thoughts mulling around in my mind about this, so I thought maybe all of you could shout-out what you all think about Panetta doing this and the why of it.
You can read everything he said here, if you haven’t heard it broadcast everywhere early and often by now.
As a side-note: The Obama administration is against Israel attacking Iran. They want us to stay out of this unless Iran attacks the U.S. is in some sort of fashion and cripples our interests…whatever that’s supposed to mean. So…you can take that with a grain of salt or not.
I just have to wonder if Panetta is being used to telegraph this news via Dear Leader to Iran etc.
I caught this segment this morning and wanted to share it with you and see what you think.
This is what Gen. Jack Keane had to say about this:
A new report says that Israel is ready to launch an attack against Iran as early as this spring. Now, Iran is calling Israel a “cancer” and says that it is willing to help any nation or group that confronts it. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke out saying that the U.S. is prepared to respond if we have to.
General Jack Keane joined Happening Now to discuss the history between the United States and Iran. Since Iran declared the U.S. their strategic enemy in 1980, they have been trying to drive us out of that region. “What they’re seeking is regional domination; they clearly want hegemony in the region where radical Islam is the dominating political and social influence.”
He thinks the biggest threat is that the Israelis have been very public about their plans, saying, “They’re actually saying that because they want the international community and the United States to get a lot tougher with Iran. They know there’s still an opportunity with crippling economic sanctions, with covert actions to force the Iranians to voluntarily give up the program.”
Keane believes the U.S. government has concerns about this Israeli attack because Iran would feel justified to retaliate against U.S. targets in the region such as the embassy in Iraq, military bases in Afghanistan, and other U.S. targets in the region, which would force some retaliation on our part.
In discussing Panetta’s statement about the U.S. being prepared, Keane thinks Panetta is just trying to influence the international community on his own to get additional sanctions against the Iranians.
So friends…add your Two-Cents in, there sure could be a lot of possibilities regarding this major issue, I’m very curious as to what yours are…some of you guys have much better ideas when it comes to issues like this. I think. (I’m smiling as I wrote that friends.)
Fire Away…Inquiring Minds Want to Know!