Ehud Olmert, Former Israel Prime Minister, Against Iran Strike


 

 A former Israeli prime minister added his voice Sunday to a growing chorus of Israeli officials against a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Ehud Olmert spoke to Israel’s Channel 10 TV from New York.

“There is no reason at this time not to talk about a military effort,” he said, “but definitely not to initiate an Israeli military strike.”

Israel and the West suspect Iran is aiming to obtain nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

Olmert was Israel’s prime minister from 2006-2009. He was in office when a suspected nuclear site in Syria was attacked in 2007. It was assumed that Israel carried out the airstrike, but Israel never acknowledged that.

Olmert’s remarks came after Israel’s former internal security chief, Yuval Diskin, said the government is misleading the public on the level of effectiveness of a military strike.

Meir Dagan, Israel’s ex-Mossad chief, told the station he supported Diskin’s view.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been warning about Iran’s nuclear program for years and calling for decisive world action to stop it. In recent days he charged that current Western sanctions are not enough to deter the Iranians from building nuclear weapons.

Netanyahu and his defense minister, Ehud Barak, have hinted at the possibility of an Israeli military strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities but have not made an open threat. They have said repeatedly that no options have been taken off the table.

Israel considers Iran a threat to its existence because of its nuclear and missile development programs, frequent reference to Israel’s destruction by Iranian leaders and Iran’s aid to anti-Israeli militants in Lebanon and Gaza.

  1. #1 by Naeem on April 30, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    I think olmert and his kind have the USA as a target. They wanna play down their role in attacking iran and as soon has everyone is enjoying euro2012, olympics something goes BOOM. Then on your zionist media you will see these hook noses crying crocodile tears and blaming iran.

  2. #2 by CK on April 30, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    He wouldn’t be against it if the goyim did it. He just doesn’t want Israel to fire the first shot. Since when have the Izzies ever fought their own wars? They’re good at killing children and pulling off false flag operations, but that’s about it.

  3. #3 by Gene on April 30, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    Iran would not feel the need for nuclear weapons if Israel would dismantle the many hundreds of nuclear weapons that Israel illegally possesses.

  4. #4 by SazzyLilSmartAzz on April 30, 2012 - 9:10 pm

    He wants the goyim to do it for Israel. Watch out for more false flags! The IDF are cowards who only know how to kill women and children. Why should they spill their blood when the Americans have been doing such a good job for them?

  5. #5 by SazzyLilSmartAzz on May 2, 2012 - 1:18 am

    Oh, Tzipi Livni is in on it now. My God, I hate this monster!

    http://rt.com/news/israel-iran-netanyahu-politics-criticism-365/

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