Pre-election Israeli airstrike imminent

Monday, September 3, 2012
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

David Rubin, a U.S.-born Israeli author and terrorism expert, expects Israel to attack Iran before this fall's U.S. presidential election.

The Israeli people continue to prepare for what many believe will be the long-anticipated airstrike against the Iranian nuclear threat. Polls show that while most Israelis agree on the need to stop Iran's nuclear program, a majority of Israelis would prefer that someone else do it. However, 70 percent of the country does not believe U.S. President Barack Obama will be that someone else.

Rubin, DavidRubin is the former mayor of the Israeli city of Shiloh and author of The Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama. He believes Israel will have no choice but to go at it alone -- before November 6.

"Obama has been probably the most hostile American president towards Israel in American history," Rubin observes. "I think that Israel will strike before the elections, when Obama would not come out strongly, at least not publicly against Israel for launching such a strike."

And the expert notes that a pre-election strike could benefit Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

"Clearly Romney would come out strongly in support of Israel for launching such an attack," he asserts. "Obama wouldn't be able to be seen as less supportive. Romney coming out strongly in favor of an Israeli pre-emptive strike after the strike has actually happened would be seen as the much stronger pro-Israel candidate, which he is."

He concludes that would be a win-win political situation for Israel.

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