Israel Will Not Tell USA About Pre-Emptive Attack



Israel wants to go silent about a strike against Iran:

Israel wouldn’t warn US on Iran strike

AP – Feb 28, 2012

WASHINGTON — Israeli officials say they won’t warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations with U.S. officials, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and on Capitol Hill.

Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel’s potential attack, said one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions.

Of course, based upon what the Obama Administration’s Secretary of Defense publicly stated a few weeks ago (see Panetta Believes Israel Will Attack Iran in April, May, or June 2012) this seems perfectly logical for Israel.  Whether they really do not say anything or not remains an unknown (I do not take all their public statements at face value).

Iran, and its ally Syria, are facing more international problems than they have in the past.  It seems possible that the problems in Iran and Syria may encourage those nations to attack Israel or at least more directly provoke Israel to attack.

In Syria, its President Assad must realize that he is under increased pressure on many fronts. The embargoes on his country, those developing with Iran, civil unrest in Syria, and the Arab League turning against him may contribute to him lashing out more.

Since Bible prophecy tells of a time when Damascus will cease being a city (Isaiah 17:1), the idea for war in the area is consistent with end-time prophecy (of course, a civil war in Syria could possibly be the cause of the elimination of Damascus).

It may be that it will take a regional war to bring about the apparent peace deal in Daniel 9:27. (Of course, it is possible that it will be through other negotiations and/or even “confirming” the old Oslo Accords that Daniel 9:27 will be fulfilled.)

Jesus said to watch (Mark 13) and Israel’s statements are items that seem to of the nature to be watched.

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