Defense SecretaryLeon Panettais expressing new concerns about Iran's underground nuclear program, this time telling Washington Post columnist David Ignatius he's worriedIsraelmay decide to attack it as early as this spring.
Traveling with the defense secretary in Brussels to cover his meeting with NATO defense ministers, Igantius writes, "Panetta believes there is a strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June.”
This is the first time we've heard such a specific timeframe. Fox News has previously reported concerns from former members of President Obama's national security team that a unilateral strike from Israel could occur sometime in 2012.
Secretary Panetta and the administration have made clear in recent weeks that Iran would cross a "red line" by developing a bomb and that if that occurred all options, including military action, would be on the table.
But Israel is less patient. It appears Israeli officials' red line will occur when Iran develops the capacity to build a bomb. In other words, it appears they think by this spring Iran will have stockpiled enough highly enriched uranium to produce a nuclear warhead.
By that point it will be too late for Israel to act alone. Unlike the United States, Israel does not have the capacity to strike Iran's hardened enrichment facilities 200 feet underground. That, along with Iran's arsenal of missiles that can reach Israel, give reason for Panetta's concerns that Israel is ready to strike first.
Panetta Concerned Israel Months From Striking Iran | Fox News
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No! No! No!
Stop! Take some breaths and lets think about this.. This frightens the **** out of me.. War is on the horizon. Just want we need. Just want the world needs..
First sanctions. Then Threats. Then war. God damnit!