Is Netanyahu planning an October surprise? Using Iran war threat to help GOP?

Destro9/05/2012 11:46:19 pm PDT

re: #111 Bob Levin

This is getting strange. Are you sure that you speak English? Read the JPost, I don’t care. But you either don’t understand what you read, or you purposely twist the meaning to fit another political universe.

The following is a direct quote. I distorted nothing:

An October surprise would also give Netanyahu and the Republicans a platform for saying his failure to solve the problem through diplomacy and economic pressure had ‘forced’ Israel to attack.


Netanyahu has a well-deserved reputation for meddling in American politics and has had rocky relations with Democratic presidents during his two terms as prime minister. He has known Romney since their days in finance in Boston and they share a number of friends, advisors and financial backers. With such an overlap, it is not out of the question that the two camps are coordinating their strategy for maximum political impact.

It is hard to watch the debate in Israel and not come away with the impression that while the Iranian nuclear threat is the nation’s number one strategic concern, the urgency coming out of the top leadership is motivated in some part by a desire to exploit Obama’s political vulnerability by drawing the United States into a conflict the president feels it – and he – can ill afford.

Clear as the Queen’s English to me.