February 24, 2005

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Ex-Israel air chief's appointment fuels speculation over Iran strike (AFP, Feb 23, 2005)

With the appointment of former air force supremo Dan Halutz as new chief of staff, Israel has put the ideal man in charge of the military for any potential air strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.

Chosen Tuesday by Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz to succeed the outgoing General Moshe Yaalon, Haalutz is the first man with an air force background to be chosen as chief of staff in the history of the Jewish state.

Like Mofaz, who was Yaalon's immediate predecessor, outgoing deputy chief of staff Halutz is also of Iranian origin.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 24, 2005 12:00 AM
Comments

AFP is never one to pass up a good conspiracy theory. I guess they know who their readers are.

(Needless to say, if the new chief of staff wasn't from the air force and knew some Yiddish instead of Farsi, then the prospects of an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear centers would be greatly reduced....)

Posted by: Barry Meislin at February 24, 2005 4:17 AM

It never hurts to put the fear of G-d into the Iranians and their enablers on the Seine.

Posted by: Bart at February 24, 2005 6:47 AM
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