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Joining me now to assess the day's events we welcome parks national security analyst KT McFarland.
JG has held national security posts under presidents Nixon Ford and Reagan.
Former US ambassador to the United Nations Fox News contributor John Bolton could there have you -- here.
Well let's start with first the the White House.
Separating itself from its two principal allies in the Israeli government that would be Netanyahu and.
And Barack what's going -- I think Israel is concluded rightly that what Iran is trying to do is two things one they want to have.
Iranian influence expand from the Persian gulf to the Mediterranean Sea Iran Iraq Syria second thing they want -- nuclear weapons.
At all we -- sir for talking about oil prices.
Preemptive attack Strait of Hormuz SI PO comic con game they're trying to distract you to focus on that while they're really doing what they want which is -- reining in expansion.
Throughout the gulf so they control the oil choke points of the world.
And -- have nuclear weapons.
Is this clever politics on the part of Netanyahu and Barack -- -- some -- separating themselves.
From their principal ally and military support.
Well I think it's the United States that's doing the separating and employ at least not rhetorically very well but it's very clear that the Obama administration fears.
And Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear weapons program more than they fear Iran getting nuclear weapon.
That's why you saw Defense Secretary Panetta go public with a prediction of the timing of Israeli strike and -- -- have been leaks about Israel's capabilities that's what Netanyahu and Ehud Barack are reacting to.
And one our broadcast report are talking about that.
Israel attacking Iran's nuclear facilities.
Are referring to your Jericho missiles commando forces F fifteen jets and the source of that and and and the judgment to put that information out.
Irrespective of any disagreement between the two governments -- is -- -- well it's certainly no way to treat a close ally and and I think it's clear that there's more economy -- Israel doesn't make it plane that they're not gonna attack -- I think they see the private pressure has failed and they're gonna -- up the public pressure.
I want I want if you will through to listen to what Michael sure -- -- -- of the Osama bin Laden.
-- group for the CIA for years I had to say on this broadcast last night about rans capabilities.
Two to strike the United States.
Within the United States within Canada within Mexico with in the Caribbean area.
The Iranians have an intelligence in terror apparatus that's perfectly capable of exacting revenge for them here at home.
Much more than Saddam much more than al-Qaeda.
And although they won't use it unless they're -- I'm afraid they will use it if -- Eric give Israeli friends go ahead and attack Iran -- -- -- Well I think they've got a network that's that's the network using Hezbollah they were gonna go after the Saudi Arabia ambassador in Washington -- Whether in fact they can activated.
In in that kind of matter extensively I think is a different question.
I think the most likely Iran and response if there attack if there -- is to go after Israel.
To go after Israel but there's a reason why they were not -- -- respond preempt or even.
Against the united -- there's one very good reason even the Obama administration at that point has to retaliate against Iran and if we did so it would be a crushing retaliation.
Isn't -- -- last time you separate -- -- -- states because it knows if he can do that kind of puts his her in a much more difficult position.
Well in the Israeli attack -- successful will it not but if they can make sure the president -- doesn't back up Israel.
And there are two thirds of the way towards their goal of nuclear weapons in controlling they -- -- one.
He's challenging and accepting what you say that why in the world with the defense minister and the prime minister of Israel.
Say what they have said publicly.
About this administration because that's in Dubai and -- my breath.
Thank -- our best equipment and behaving desperately -- publicly is probably report charts as well because they have to be able to make the case both in the United States and Israel why they're taking preemptive action if that happens that it's a legitimate act of self defense and they need their forty counter.
What are American administration is dangerous stuff.
It for the Israeli government.
If if things that he can make statements that would somehow interpose itself between the people when their president that would be a very -- -- his judgment in market.
I think Netanyahu has three -- on -- desk one clock is how long can they have it.
That window of vulnerability that Iran.
-- -- would be vulnerable to the Israeli attack the second clock is how much time does -- have to give does Israel have to give.
Sanctions to work and then the third clock is the American political clock.
If Israel's going to attack what are they going to do -- the last thing they want to do is a second term Obama who they feel will -- And remember compare the reaction that Netanyahu got in his speech to congress last year the joint session.
To almost any reaction Barack Obama's gotten Netanyahu knows that the American people overwhelmingly support Israel and the polls show at least a plurality in favor of the United States -- Iran -- nuclear program.
I I think these polls or we should keep in some context richer they are not reliable sometimes as an expression of but declaration.
War -- -- there are congress.
The support of the American people for.
Such a short pony -- you both this very quick question if I -- it's a long question but a quick answer to global.
Intelligence there are great disagreements right now about the capacity -- Miranda actually deliver.
Excuse me to create a nuclear weapon.
No impressionable that cannot deliberate at least -- missile and -- With that kind of disputed intelligence.
-- we walking awfully fast and toward a precipice here.
I don't think is suspended until the secretary of defense is hardly somebody who's going to sugarcoat it has set Iran.
We'll have the capability of a nuclear weapon in a year or less and two to three years after that.
The ability with an air China ballistic missile to put that nuclear weapon on the vessel basic compound -- -- -- Sweden -- And if you guess wrong even by one day Iran's response is a nuclear retaliation I think it's less than a year I think Israel's got to make a decision within a few months I said one question -- -- One quick last question what should the United States to right now support Israel if it decides to strike around.
Let the sanctions play out make the decision some.
-- We think people for being.