Syria: Israel considers strike at chemical weapons. Washington has held talks with Israel about a possible strike at Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, which is thought to be the largest in the world.
Panetta concerned Israel months from striking Iran. Traveling with the defense secretary in Brussels to cover his meeting with NATO defense ministers, Igantius writes, "Panetta believes there is a strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June.”
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PM: You want fanatics to have nuclear weapons? Netanyahu then responded to recent criticism towards his plans for a military strike on Iran: "I heard some people suggest…I actually read this in the American press, they said 'well you know if you take action that’s a lot worse than having Iran with nuclear weapons'. Some have even said that Iran with nuclear weapons would stabilize the Middle East. Stabilize the Middle East! ...the people who say this set a new standard for human stupidity."
Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions told the Associated Press.