A U.S.-born Israeli author and terrorism expert thinks President Barack Obama should be focusing on the “real enemy” in the Middle East – and it’s not Syria.
As American warships gather in the Mediterranean Sea, waiting for the order from Washington to attack Syria; and while the Obama administration waits on the U.N. to try to come up with a way for the president not to have to give that order, voices in Israel are questioning Obama's misguided sense of priorities.
David Rubin, a former mayor of the Israeli city of Shiloh, says Obama isn’t focusing on the real enemy: Iran.
"Iran is the most dangerous force in the world today,” he tells OneNewsNow. “And I think that the Iranian nuclear bomb program needs to be attacked – and it needs to be attacked big time. I don't care who does it."
The terrorism expert believes it will ultimately have to be Israel that takes that action against Iran. "Nobody expects Obama to do it – and at this point, Israel has been talking about it so much that the Iranians are probably skeptical about whether Israel is going to even attack,” he laments.
Rubin thinks it would be a good strategic distraction for Israel and/or the United States to talk about attacking Syria, and then launch a surprise attack to take out Iran's nuclear threat.
"I think that would be a great thing,” he says. “They would go down as being one of the great military maneuvers in history. Unfortunately I don't think that's what they have planned."
Rubin is author of Peace for Peace: Israel in the New Middle East.