'Security officials oppose Iran strike'
Attila Somfalvi
Published: 31.05.12, 09:41
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1. Netanyahu, not Gantz is Israel's PM
Menachem ,   Israel   (05.31.12)
Israel should quietly do what is needed regarding Iran without involving the media.
2. Well, there it is
Cameron ,   USA   (05.31.12)
Even Net's military & intelligence chiefs believe trying to mount a solo Israeli move would be unwise at this time. Turning the ME on it's head will have to wait for some future moment.
3. Netanyahu is perfectly correct
Dan Goldman   (05.31.12)
Netanyahu is perfectly correct. Imagine if Israel had not bombed Osirak (against American & European objections), those Scuds that hit Israel in the Gulf War in 1991 would have had Nuclear warheads on them. And the Ayatollahs are 100X more fanatical & extreme than Saddam ever was !
4. So who is actually the PM & DM ???
If it is Benny Gantz, then why not Netanyahu & Barak say so and retire to their farms in peace.
5.  Sanctions EPIC FAIL !
Rashid Kemal   (05.31.12)
Obama's much trumpeted sanctions against Iran have failed miserably ! Countries like India, Turkey, Pakistan are all actively helping Iran easily bypass the half-hearted sanctions efforts. Successful use of barter system, routing payment thru tax-havens, smuggling oil & goods across border etc....all effectively nullifying the weak sanctions attempts. Obama is a liar & wimp, only interested in his re-election. Only fools believe him. Sanctions EPIC FAIL !
6. How to handle Iran ?
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (05.31.12)
Shall we wait until Iran has built up all her Miltary Strenght and intent come for Israel by Her Religious Causes and Reasons, Or - Shall there be a Preemtive Military Strike before that ? The Real Danger here is Ignoranse, in not believing Irans total comittment to Her Religious Cause and Reason to come for Israel. Iran mean what it says - TO WIPE ISRAEL FROM THE MAP !. Only loss in War and Destruction of Irans Offensive Military Capability, will Hinder and Stop that. Arn.Sweden.
7. becoming a comedy
If this goes on & imbeciles like Gantz, Meridor, Dagan etc all making ludicrous statments, Israel is becoming a laughing-stock while the Iranians are going to test a H-Bomb very soon on Tel-Aviv with glee!
8. A sulha with the attitude of it would be good.
Make Zion   (05.31.12)
It's just a matter of if the participents are willing and where. It seems like a major focus of attention that evokes negative sentiments towards Israel is the Palestinian issue. PM Netanyahu has extended his hand of peace to Palestinian President Abbas. Negotiators meet to no avail. With the mindset of peace, this is not workable. There are areas where concessions can be understood and some areas where concessions are not necessary, e.g.- the security of Israel. People still have a hope that Israel will be able to show all the good that's prophecized and it can be done tying in the Christian and Islamic Scriptures. As a Christian that considers the title Judeo- Christian and having read Qur'an, scriptures can be revealed that aren't heard of much, that can substanciate this view. Having studied the history of the lands and the people, judgements can be offered. The Lords calling that this be done.
9. Get this through your thick skull
Jeroen ,   The Netherlands   (05.31.12)
Israel cannot take Iran on it's own, you need help from outside, just like you needed help from the west in 1967.
10. Smoke and mirrors and yet more smokescreens
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (05.31.12)
The information contained in this article barely sounds credible.
11. @9 what help from the West. provide facts.
12. Bibi, DON'T blink ! WE ALL stand with you !
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (05.31.12)
13. Nr 9.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (05.31.12)
I think the Thickness is closer than that. Arn.Sweden.
14. Jeroen Help fom the West in 67? Please list ALL
PETER SM ,   AUSTRALIA   (05.31.12)
the military and political help Israel received as this is real new history. Careful now quite a few of us remember the events clearly.
15. Oh dear
TaylorT ,   Earth   (05.31.12)
Looks like Israeli security officials are closer to my viewpoint than they are to the average ynet talkbacker. Who would have thought? Anyway, let's see which of our obsessive talkbackers chooses to make this topic all about Obama.
16. Myopic Ministers
Brod ,   USA   (05.31.12)
Myopic ministers may be endangering Israel. If they think fanatical Ayatollahs tinkering on nuke and hellbent on the destruction of Israel can be converted into angels, they are endangering Israel indeed. They should not be in the circle for the survival of Israel. Begin did not have that problem when he neutralized Osirak. Only a few trusted leaders knew of the plan. Netanyahu should follow Begin's modus operandi on matters of national survival and defense.
17. It is insane to let Mad Mullahs build nukes.
Chaim ,   Israel   (05.31.12)
Iran's Mad Mullahs have invested billions of dollars to build nuclear bombs. They have also made it clear they intend to use them against Israel. Thus, it is nothing short of insane to allow them to build nuclear bombs. Those government officials, who oppose destroying Iran's nukes, are putting Israel in mortal danger. Destroy Iran's nukes NOW!
18. jews and misfortune
mohson.   (05.31.12)
soem of the misfortune visited on israel has to do with its congenital difficulties in coming to a decision. you have bibi who talks a good story but cannot make a decision on his own like begin. Then there is barak, an operations man but not one to plan and lead. Mofaz, a sloppy general if there was one though game, now puts a drag on decision making. WAnd yaaloon is a suprise in saying no right now though he may be buying more time for iron dome interceptors. The US will not do israel's bidding period. And the mossad was against osiraq so what is new. merridor , a good man, is weak, quite weak. So there you have it. Bibi will not be reelected PM, a position he should not have applied for in the first place and to put barak on israel again who doesn't want him is too much.
19. #9
Paul K. ,   USA   (05.31.12)
You are not a history buff. Put the facts on the table. Israel had no outside help to win the war of '67. Pres. Johnson re-supplied military equip. not any other intervention. Israel did it alone, as the world watched. It always does.
20. Israel is a democracy. The Government decides ...
David ,   Karmiel Israel   (05.31.12)
The Military does as commanded. Whether Israel attacks Iran or not is not a decision for the Chief of the General Staff, Lieut. Gen. Gantz, to decide. It is the job of the Security Cabinet, the Security and Defense Committee of the Knesset and the Prime Minister has the final say. The problem is Israel is that we have a Prime Minister who is totally preoccupied with being prime minister and kowtowing to the extreme right wing to do this rather than dealing with the safety of the people of Israel from danger from within and without! Iran won't destroy Israel. Israel is being destroyed by hatred and violence. The "left" blames the "right" and vice-versa and both are too dumb to realize that both are endangering the survival of Israel and the Jews.
21. David #20
Brod ,   USA   (05.31.12)
You are wroong. Do you think the fanatical Islamist-Jihadist Ayatollahs are angels? You don't know what you are talking about.
22. iran will give israel a crush lesson
inconito   (05.31.12)
he confuses with1956, israel helped by the French and british in aggression of Egypt, and 73 when Golda Meir made ​​the appeal to the world please " save israel " the united States have provided equipment to israel directly on the battlefield no one can deny that ... iran is not an Arab country, and was able to make its nuclear program invilnerable. those who say distroy nuke iran NOW explain how? with prayer?
23. Trust Bibi !
Trust Bibi ! He is the brother of the man who conducted the most spectacular hostage rescue operation in history (contrast to the American failed hostage rescue attempt in Iran in 1979). His father is one of the most renowned Israeli scholars. Both he & Ehud Barak is also highly educated and highly decorated veterans. Trust both of them, not Obama or USA - they are only bothered only about their election & economy. Remember WWII - no one came to help and 6 million died. Depend on ourselves, not others. Bibi & Ehud will save Israel from the dreaded nuclear fangs of the Ayatollahs and the second Holocaust.
24. Its time Gantz is fired
Sam Weissmann   (05.31.12)
Its time Gantz is fired, who the hell does he think he interviews and preening around on TV for the cameras. Baldy Dagan should also be locked up for sedition or handed over to his Iranian friends.
25. why sanctions are failing
Obama's much trumpeted sanctions against Iran have failed miserably ! Countries India, Turkey are all actively helping Iran easily bypass the half-hearted sanctions efforts. Successful use of barter system, routing payment thru tax-havens, smuggling oil & goods across border etc....all effectively nullifying the weak sanctions attempts. Obama is a liar & wimp, only interested in his re-election. Only fools believe him.
26. Question For Talkbacker's Who Is The GREATEST
Living Military Mind Israel TODAY? Consultation and Closed Door Meetings could solve this Dilema? 5 minds are better than 3.
27. the nogotiations with this 'peaceful' country
Oleg ,   USA   (05.31.12)
will produce nothing. Iran is simply buying time. then it will be too late to do anything.
28. Oh dear...
Mark Wilson ,   U.S.A.   (05.31.12)
What do those security officials know about Iran. They should take advise from those idiotic talk backers on Ynet...
29. Israel seems to be saying to Irtan:
Get off of me and I will teach you a lesson you will never forget...
30. #15 TaylorT. Does this mean.......
Phil ,   Ireland   (05.31.12)
....since Israeli officials are closer to your viewpoint, that you will now take a pro-Israel stance? No? I thought not!
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