Israel's Useful Idiots (?) in the US Media
[Middle East News Service comments: Some people still take the Jeffrey Goldberg Atlantic Monthly article seriously. But Israel is simply extremely unlikely to bomb Iran. Jerry Haber reviews the discussion so far and why the bombing is simply not going to happen ]
Jerry Haber (the Magnes Zionist)
Who needs AIPAC when all it takes is a few interviews with Israeli "sources" to scare the hell out of the Jews -- courtesy of Israel's spokespeople in the American media?
For the last, oh, seven years Israel has tried to convince the world that a) Iran is 1-3 years away from obtaining a nuclear weapon capacity; b) Israel feels existentially threatened by this; c) it is the duty and interest of the West to see that no other country but Israel has nuclear weapons in the Middle East.
And don't' forget d): if the World (i.e., the US) doesn't take military steps soon to stop Iran's nuclear ambitions, then Israel will go it alone.
See the full article: http://www.jeremiahhaber.com/2010/08/israels-useful-idiots-in-us-media.html