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-- the moment of truth is now fast approaching in the Middle East the Israeli prime minister warning over the weekend.
That Iran is just six months away from being able to build an atomic bomb.
Speaking no American audiences he lays out the danger of this listener what he had to -- It's the same fanaticism producers formula listens to do you want these fanatics have nuclear weapons some -- even said to be one of nuclear weapons -- stabilize.
The Middle East stabilize the Middle East I think the people -- -- some.
-- a new standard for human stupidity.
You heard it's actually in -- live general Jack Keane a retired four star general former army vice chief of staff and a Fox News military analyst good morning to you.
Let's talk about this we heard that six months out but yet we've also heard Leon Panetta last week.
So that they are a year out the US believes from building new nuclear weapon just timing of this even matter.
Well yes it does but his actually happens Heather this CIA -- -- Mossad the two intelligent it.
Analysts services representing.
Each country they look at the data together and they pretty much agree but when it gets the US policy makers the time has that tendency to move -- right.
When it gets to an Israeli policy -- and -- -- the prime minister we're running out of time.
At it in my judgment I'm somewhat sympathetic.
To net now because he knows this.
He knows he Intel analysts have been dead wrong in the past it.
The Iranians stopped that nuclear development program -- 2003.
We did not know that until 2007.
And then they -- started it again.
And we did not know that until two years later so -- other Sony doesn't want to be doesn't wanna -- it's the survivor ability of the nation state.
On all wrong intelligence.
Analysts -- of course not so you by Israel's intelligence over the United States and what we -- learning here is that right.
Note well that I -- what I said it.
The CIA the Mossad.
They look at the same.
Intelligence and come to the same conclusion the policy makers come to different conclusions.
And I unsympathetic that Netanyahu because he's betting -- -- ability of Israel.
On that analysis.
And and therefore in his judgment.
He's running out of time and I think he's right.
OK -- the United States has continued to say it will take no options off the table including military options that are ran.
Not necessarily believing in us on that -- things stand with that with regard to that.
Well not only -- Iran not believe that but my sources tell me Netanyahu doesn't believe it and I think that's why you saw him injecting himself.
Into the United States here yesterday and -- prior -- the election I think what he's trying to do is get.
A commitment out of out of the president out of this administration prior to that election because he's concerned that if the president is reelected.
He will not get a commitment -- -- eventually develop nuclear weapon or force Israel to take military action.
You know we talk sometimes about an October surprise -- you see around doing anything between now and the election.
-- the deal run ins -- very skittish about the United States despite all.
The rhetoric that they have the one thing Iran -- do not -- to do is get in a war with the United States because we're the only country in the world.
But can change the regime and the reason why they want that nuclear weapon.
The preservation of the regime and they can use -- politically to influence the region.
In terms of -- just sort of US military capability we on the we have the the best military in the world but.
Frankly our folks are kind of tired -- we've had more than a decade of fighting on multiple locations.
It's something if it were to come to what does the United States have the capability the strength -- the money.
In order to go after Iran if it has to do so to protect itself and or Israel.
-- -- -- -- -- No more strategic enemy of the United States.
They have vast influence in the region they've been killing us.
Since 1980 -- literally killed thousands -- of Americans.
Use in a terrorist proxies to do that sometimes.
But focus in on a nuclear weapon we ignore.
What Iran is all about they want us out of the region so they can have regional have hegemony and dominate that region we've been on.
A collision course with -- -- for thirty plus years and I think some kind of clash it is is inevitable.
Did they do not fear.
The clash in the sense but they fear the potential outcome so they will do everything that they can do to avoid that military clash with the United States.
All right general Jack -- thank you so much -- -- to leave it there we'll talk again.
Real soon as this situation continues to develop.
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