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The deadly Israeli and the mad Turk

Pepe Escobar
Asia Times [1]
Aug 13, 2012

The inmates are running – or think they are running – the asylum.

As Asia Times Online already reported (See Bomb Iran fever [2], Aug 8, 2012), Tel Aviv may be inches away from turning the already declared economic war on Iran into a hot war.

Take a look at this madness: [1] The Bibi-Barak warmongering duo (Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud¬†Barak) may be about to go for broke on an Iran strike – against the advice of Israel’s top defense and intelligence experts.

Barak may even have had access to secret US intel. He said, “there probably really is such an American intelligence report – I don’t know if it is an NIE [National Intelligence Estimate] one – making its way around senior offices [in Washington].”

“Probably?” “Really?” “I don’t know?” And this forest of hypotheticals is a justification for hot war?

Then Barak added; “As far as we know it brings the American assessment much closer to ours”.

Not really. Here’s the response by a White House National Security Council spokesman; the US intelligence assessment remains the same. That is; Iran is not conducting a nuclear weapons program.

Full article here [1]