The top two U.S. defense officials today publicly doubted whether Israel was capable of effectively neutralizing Iran’s nuclear threat. It’s not clear why the American government is choosing to undermine a key ally on the possible eve of a major war in the Middle East. But that is what has just happened. “A possible Israeli strike on Iran‘s nuclear facilities may be able to hinder the Islamic Republic’s atom ambitions but it will no destroy its nuclear program, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday,” reports Ynet News. “In a press briefing held in the pentagon, Dempsey and US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta were asked for their opinion of a recent media report suggesting Israel was closer than ever to undertaking a unilateral strike against Iran, and whether they believed such military action would be effective….”
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