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Netanyahu: If Israel attacks Iran, I will take responsibility for the consequences

Barak Ravid
Haaretz [1]
Friday, August 3, 2012

Speaking in a closed meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated this week that he is not troubled by the possibility that an investigative committee could be formed after a theoretical Israeli strike on Iran.

Netanyahu criticized security establishment officials for their handling of the issue, hinting that they are primarily concerned about avoiding having to take responsibility for their actions.

A number of officials who attended the meeting, who asked to remain nameless, said that the majority of those present left the meeting feeling that Netanyahu remains steadfast in his determination not to rely on the United States, and can be expected to order the IDF to attack Iran in the coming months.

Others present at the meeting however, pointed out that Netanyahu’s comments seemed to be part of the “psychological warfare” campaign that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are conducting, in order to pressure the U.S. into attacking Iran itself.

Full story here. [1]