Secondo un’inchiesta giornalistica israeliana – in onda domani – nel 2010 il Primo Ministro Netanyahu ed il Ministro della Difesa Barak avrebbero ordinato al Mossad ed alle Forze Armate di prepararsi per un attacco all’Iran ricevendo un sostanziale rifiuto.
[...] According to the “Uvda” investigation, Dagan came out sharply against the move in the 2010 meeting, telling Netanyahu and Barak: “You are likely to make an illegal decision to go to war. Only the cabinet is authorized to decide this.” Meanwhile, associates of Ashkenazi explain that the former IDF chief was concerned that raising the alert level would “create new facts on the ground,” leading to a war.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in an interview to the “Uvda” program that Ashkenazi responded to Netanyahu at the time, saying that the IDF was not ready, and that he did not have the operational capacity to carry out the order. Barak claims in the interview that, in contrast to Ashkenazi and Dagan’s positions, raising the alert level to “P Plus” does not necessarily entail going to war.[...]