Panetta Won’t Refute Report That He Believes Israel Will Attack Iran In The Spring


cia-head-leon-panettaU.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta won’t dispute a report that he believes Israel may attack Iran this spring in an attempt to set back the Islamic republic’s nuclear program.

Panetta was asked by reporters to comment on a Washington Post opinion column by David Ignatius that said Panetta believes there is a “strong likelihood” that Israel will attack in April, May or June. Ignatius did not say who told him this.

Asked whether he disputes the report, Panetta said, “No, I’m just not commenting.”

He added, “What I think and what I view, I consider that to be an area that belongs to me and nobody else.”

He noted that Israel has stated publicly that it is considering military action against Iran. He said the U.S. has “indicated our concerns.”

{The Washington Post/ Newscenter}


  1. Hezbollah rockets in the north, hamas rockets in the south…might hurt the pesach tourism season. But at least it will be leibidig there.
    Personally, if you ask me, israel won’t attack iran, period. It cant find all the sites, can’t destroy all the ones it knows about, needs an aircraft carrier in the sea for refueling aned doesn’t have one, etc. An attack would ignite a war israel could not win aNd would embroil the whole world in the conflict. Gas prices through the roof, worldwide depression, blame it all on the jews. But maybe I’m wrong.