Who will attack Iran – Israel or the US?

The pertinent question is whether Obama or Netanyahu will ultimately emerge as the resolute leader following the looming showdown with Iran.

July 29, 2013 12:31
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U.S. President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

U.S. President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. (photo credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed)


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A crisis can define a leader. The looming showdown with Iran will almost certainly produce a great leader. However, the pertinent and still unresolved question is whether US President Barack Obama or Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will ultimately emerge as that decisive leader.

As winter approaches and the window of opportunity for Israel to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities narrows, one of three scenarios is increasingly likely to occur: either that Israel will attack Iran or the US will attack Iran; otherwise, the clerical regime in Tehran will complete the development of nuclear weapons (which will almost assuredly spark nuclear proliferation among the Sunni states).


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