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Israel has fabricated claims against Iran — senior U.S. official

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In the Washington Post, no less. Just curious: Will any Democrat seize on this information to oppose Romney’s bellicosity? And try and dial down the war talk? Will Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the DNC, say, Americans don’t want another war, and Romney is pushing it! Don’t hold your breath. Post’s Karen Brulliard:

U.S. officials say Israeli leaders are sincere about the need to act quickly, but they said they do not think Netanyahu has made the decision to strike. Rather, the Israeli leader is trying to pressure the United States.

“They are deadly serious, as is the president, about the need to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” a senior U.S. official said. “But there has been far too much talking — background leaks and fabrications — that hurt the cause.”

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It’s too bad Ms. Back Ground (Leak?) didn’t identify even a single Israeli “fabricated” anything. Or any “background leak”. (We don’t include her own, here.) And she grants Israel they accolade of sincerity about the need to act quickly. The sense is a mixed one of criticism of the fabrications and the arm-twisting (USA being pressured) but acceptance of the need to act prevent Iran from getting nukes (and doing so quickly). Doesn’t make me… Read more »

Our media competes among themselves to be the first to publish our government’s fabrications.

What is amazing is the overwhelming anti-Israel sentiment one finds in the comments in one of the most militantly pro-Israel newspapers in the world. Scan the most recommended comments on the article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-israel-speculation-rises-of-pending-attack-on-irans-nuclear-facilities/2012/08/17/febeeb56-e88e-11e1-a3d2-2a05679928ef_allComments.html?ctab=all_& I am curious: how concerned are emotional pro-Israel activists at the Washington Post (and similar neocon propaganda outlets, like the New York Times) about the widespread hostility towards Israel they have managed to stir up? Do they think about these trends and… Read more »

I am curious: how concerned are emotional pro-Israel activists at the Washington Post (and similar neocon propaganda outlets, like the New York Times) about the widespread hostility towards Israel they have managed to stir up? not concerned at all, the anti-Israel group has people who comment habitually at all news sites, at anything regarding Israel. I’ve seen Israel brought up on articles about Britney Spears, don’t try to kid yourself and act like the anti-Israel… Read more »