For Israel, Iran Strike Could Boomerang

Little Support for Attack, Says Leader of NATO Libya Force

By Haaretz

Published August 13, 2012.

The commander of the NATO mission in Libya that toppled Muammar Gadhafi’s regime last year vehemently opposes a military strike on Iran at this time, regardless of whether it would be carried out by Israel or the United States.

Charles Bouchard, who retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force four months ago, told Haaretz in an exclusive interview Sunday that he doesn’t believe Israel would take such an illogical and irresponsible step as to attack Iran without international support.

And NATO won’t unanimously support a military campaign against Iran any time soon, he said, nor will the UN Security Council.

As someone familiar with Israel’s senior military leadership, because of his work at NATO, Bouchard said he is convinced that Israel will not set in motion a process that could lead to chaos in the entire region, by launching a military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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