Report: Israelis got included in planning US attack because they threatened to whack Iran

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Joe Klein resisted service in the Iraq War media brigade of 2002-03, but he seems to be getting recruited in the Iran war frenzy. Here’s a Time column on an attack on Iran being back on the table. Though Klein insists that Obama is skeptical about such a plan, notice the blackmail in the excerpt below:

Other intelligence sources say that the U.S. Army’s Central Command, which is in charge of organizing military operations in the Middle East, has made some real progress in planning targeted air strikes — aided, in large part, by the vastly improved human-intelligence operations in the region. "There really wasn’t a military option a year ago," an Israeli military source told me. "But they’ve gotten serious about the planning, and the option is real now." Israel has been brought into the planning process, I’m told, because U.S. officials are frightened by the possibility that the right-wing Netanyahu government might go rogue and try to whack the Iranians on its own.

Israelis have been brought into the planning process? Aren’t they always in there? And how often has the out-of-control militarist Israeli government threatened to go rogue as a way of compelling American compliance? Is this a foreign policy or a genuflection?
The line reinforces my 7-Days-in-May theory that Obama has folded on Israeli expansion/settlements because Netanyahu has threatened to pop off a nuclear weapon. Netanyahu, crazy like a fox.
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