Now, it seems the Israelis are trying to push us into war with Iran. A recent article in the Jerusalem Post makes a bold claim:
Iran Already Has the BombEitan's name may sound familiar to some of you. He was Jonathan Pollard's commander. Pollard, you may recall, was the former Navy intelligence officer who pled guilty to, and was convicted of, spying for Israel.
Rafi Eitan suspects that Iran already has enough enriched uranium fissionable material to manufacture at least one or two atom bombs of the Hiroshima type. "Otherwise Iranian President Ahmadinejad would not have dared come out with his declaration that Israel should be wiped off the map," repeating it in various versions. His efforts at denying the Holocaust in which six million Jews were slaughtered prove that there is method in Ahmadinejad's madness. "Don't treat him like a madman," Chief of General Staff Dan Halutz recently cautioned.
Eitan's assessment of the situation is especially important because of his extensive intelligence experience in Israel's struggle for its existence, even before its establishment in 1948. Eitan was among those that laid the operational foundations for the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the Mossad.
Eitan now wants our government to take him seriously. Well, if you can't trust a guy who has engaged in espionage against the U.S., whom can you trust? Surely a man of such character would never even think of doing anything to manipulate U.S. policy toward one of his country's most bitter enemies.