Foreign Policy

Iran Hasn't Decided to Make a Nuke, Says Israeli IDF Chief

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Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz isn't that panicked by the alleged imminent mortal threat of Iran, reports Haaretz. Amongst some of the requried song and dance about his readiness to blow them away and their alleged intention to blow away his own nation, there's this:

At his rare public appearances Gantz has taken a cautious approach to the issue—mentioning the military option, whose development and preparation he oversees, while leaving the door open to international negotiations with Iran. His language is far from the dramatic rhetoric of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and is usually free of the Holocaust comparisons of which Israeli politicians are so fond…..

Iran, Gantz says, "is going step by step to the place where it will be able to decide whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb. It hasn't yet decided whether to go the extra mile."

Previous Iran threatblogging from me here and here.

Who is the only prominent national politician who really gets this? Ron Paul, and I wrote a book about him, out soon, Ron Paul's Revolution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired.

Ron Paul on Iranian nukes: