Channel 2 in Israel, sourcing a “senior American official”, says that the decision has already been made by the Israeli government to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.
“All U.S. intelligence officials are confident the Israeli leadership has already decided to attack Iran, unless a significant change happens in the coming weeks or months with the Iranian nuclear program,” Channel 2 reports.
This does seem to fit with what Netanyahu told Obama yesterday:
“Israel must have the ability always to defend itself by itself against any threat,” Netanyahu said. “After all, that’s the very purpose of the Jewish state: to restore to the Jewish people control over our destiny. And that’s why my supreme responsibility is to ensure that Israel remains the master of its fate.”
However, the MSM is quoting a presumably different source who says something different:
Benjamin Netanyahu assured President Barack Obama on Monday that Israel has not made any decision on attacking Iran’s nuclear sites, sources close to the talks said, but the Israeli prime minister gave no sign of backing away from possible military action.
So, has Israel decided to strike or not? I’m not inside either government, but considering what we know about Bibi’s opinion of Barack, if the decision had been made to strike, Bibi might not want to let Barack know.
I guess we’ll find out sooner or later. And so will the Iranians.