Yes, Netanyahu should have gone ahead with it anyway. The Entebbe operation and the bombing of Saddam’s nuclear reactor both took place without the consent of the United States and against its eventual protests.
George W. Bush respected Israel for going ahead and hitting the Syrian reactor even though his foreign policy team (read Rice) convinced him to come out against it.
Obama wouldn’t be that honorable, but there are big things at stake and Netanyahu is proving to be too small a man for a critical hour.
Former National Security Council Chief Giora Eiland says that Prime Minister Netanyahu had decided to attack Iran, but called it off due to pressure from President Hussein Obama
Eiland was Israel’s former National Security Adviser.
According to Eiland, “The Prime Minister thought that we had reached the point where a decision had to be made on Iran, and he planned an attack.”
“In principle, Israel does not need American authorization for military action, unless the Americans demand unequivocally that we refrain from an action,” he continued.
That is what happened in this case, he said. Netanyahu presented his plan to American leaders, and was told that it was not acceptable to them. This led him to shelve the plan.
According to the report, Eiland threw his support behind Netanyahu’s original plan. Israel still must decide how to deal with Iran, he said, “now with less time, when the decision is between bad and worse.”
Mida reported that Eiland confirmed his statements in an interview with the site. In the interview, Eiland clarified what he said regarding American vetoes on Israeli missions.
“Israel can act for itself regarding many, many issues. [When it comes to] building in Jerusalem, or strikes in Gaza, or other issues pertaining to our region, we don’t need to ask the Americans, even if they don’t like it,” he explained.
“However, if the matter pertains to American interests, we cannot go against their opinions,” he stated.
This is a strange bit of nonsense. According to D.C., Jerusalem and Gaza also fall under their interests, as much as Israel bombing Iran, and Israel has responded accordingly, especially under Netanyahu. But ridiculing the apologetics of this leadership is a waste of time.
Suffice it to say that apparently Netanyahu and the Israeli military have a plan to take out Iran’s nuclear program. And the man blocking the exit is Barack Hussein Obama, who wants to bomb Syria over WMDs, but doesn’t want to let Israel do what it has to in Iran.