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    If Iran is Attacking It Might Really be Israel by Philip Giraldi July 24th, 2008 The American Conservative
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      If Iran is Attacking It Might Really be Israel
      by Philip Giraldi
      July 24th, 2008
      The American Conservative
      http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2008/07/24/if-iran-is-attacking-it-
      might-really-be-israel/


      The Benny Morris op-ed in the NYT last Friday should provide
      convincing evidence that Israel really really really wants an attack
      against Iran sooner rather than later. Morris is close to the
      Israeli government and his case that Iran must be bombed soon and
      with maximum conventional weaponry to avoid using nukes later was
      clearly intended to push the United States to do the attacking. The
      likelihood that Dick Cheney is almost certainly supportive of a US
      pre-emptive strike and might well be pulling strings behind the
      scenes, possibly without the knowledge of the Great Decider, makes
      the next several months particularly significant if a war is to be
      avoided.

      Some intel types are beginning to express concerns that the Israelis
      might do something completely crazy to get the US involved. There
      are a number of possible "false flag" scenarios in which the
      Israelis could insert a commando team in the Persian Gulf or use
      some of their people inside Iraq to stage an incident that they will
      make to look Iranian, either by employing Iranian weapons or by
      leaving a communications footprint that points to Tehran's
      involvement.

      Those who argue that Israel would never do such a thing should think
      again. Israel is willing to behave with complete ruthlessness
      towards the US if they feel that the stakes are high enough, witness
      the attack on the USS Liberty and the bombing of the US Consulate in
      Alexandria in the 1950s. If they now believe that Iran is a threat
      that must be eliminated it is not implausible to assume that they
      will stop at nothing to get the the United States to do it for them,
      particularly as their air force is only able to damage the Iranian
      nuclear program, not destroy it.

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