• 30310
  • More

Seymour Hersh Asserts, Netanyahu Risks War with Iran, To Stay in Office

April 12—Writing on his Substack site, respected investigative journalist Seymour Hersh posted a new article on April 10, saying that some believe that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is willing to risk a war with Iran in order to stay in office, The piece is headlined, “The Fantasy of an Iranian Bomb,” with the sub-heading, “Iran has never had a nuclear bomb—why does Israel insist that it’s an imminent threat?”

Hersh writes: “The Israeli bombing attack in Syria was a stunning escalation of what has been for decades a low-level tit-for-tat war between Damascus, Tehran, and Tel Aviv. It immediately raised speculation in Israel and elsewhere that Netanyahu is willing to risk war with Iran to stay in office.”

Hersh also pointed to Netanyahu’s “obvious determination to stay in power by expanding Israel’s far-from-completed war in Gaza.” According to Hersh, Netanyahu’s actions send a message to the U.S. and the world that he will continue to do whatever he wants. He noted that Iran repeatedly made it clear that it does not want an all-out war with Israel.

Comments (0)
Login or Join to comment.