Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Bibi Backs Pre-Emptive Strike on Iran

Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in remarks published Monday that he would support a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear program.

Netanyahu's comments, made in the heat of a campaign for leadership of the hardline Likud Party, drew criticism from rivals, who accused him of playing politics with the country's security. Iranian leaders brushed off the threat, warning that an attack "will have a lot of consequences."

In other news, a suicide bomber killed 5 at a mall in Israel. Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the attack and stated it was in retaliation for Israeli targeted killings of the group's leaders. To ensure that the circle will never be unbroken the AP reports that Israeli security commanders have decided to recommend Israel carrying out targeted killings of militant leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.