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Krauthammer: Israel Will Not Tolerate Threats of Annihilation

Krauthammer: "Israel was established to prevent a second Holocaust, not to invite one"; says strike on Iran is inevitable.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 2/12/2012, 2:27 PM

Syndicated columnist and political commentator, Charles Krauthammer, appeared on FOX News over the weekend, addressing the issue of a possible Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities prior to the American general elections. He saw it as inevitable.

Referring to the recent remarks made by United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that an Israeli attack is likely to occur in the coming months, Krauthammer asserted, “Our own Secretary of Defense has said it’s highly likely, and he gave a timeframe — April, May, June — which means the Israelis think that the moment, the zone of immunity where they can no longer attack successfully, is approaching.”

He said that Iran has no intentions of changing its policies and unless “something happens” between now and mid-year to threaten their nuclear developments, Israel will be left with no other choice but to take action.

Krauthammer continued by stating, “I think Israel will strike because it cannot live under the threat of annihilation from Iran. Unless something intervenes, I cannot imagine the Israelis are going to allow Iran to go nuclear and to hold the Damocles sword over 6 million Jews all over again. Israel was established to prevent a second Holocaust, not to invite one.”