Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel called an early election to make sure he had support for action against Iran, in Parliamentary style governments, the party in power can call an election as early as it wants, but is usually limited how far out it can call an election. If a governing party calls an early election, they do it for one reason, to show other opposition political parties that the voters are behind their policies and increase their party’s majority in parliament so they have a freer hand with their policies. In this case Benjamin Netanyahu’s right wing coalition government wants to act against Iran, but some of the Opposition parties have been arguing against it, So an early election was called to make the other parties show where they stand on Iran.
The other parties sensing that the majority of voters are for action against Iran, knew they would look bad in an election and most likely lose seats in the Knesset (The Israeli Parliament) So the largest opposing parties agreed to form a “National Unity” government with Netanyahu’s Right wing coalition, which means there will be no major opposition now in Israel’s parliament to military action against Iran, and no election.
Obama has been holding back on action against Iran, but would agree to active U.S. military support for a strike against Iran if the national polls showed he might be facing certain defeat in the Presidential election this fall.
Also Federal Government Policy Makers through the CIA are pushing for military action against Iran, just as they did for action against Libya, because even though Iran was shut out of the International SWIFT system which allows them to do international trade through international banks using the international currency of trade: The Dollar, they have been able to continue to sell oil in exchange for physical goods and Gold.
The Asian countries which have the largest stockpiles of gold have been getting around the international trade embargo with Iran by giving them goods & gold for Iran’s Oil.
The only thing that gives the U.S. Dollar any value now is the fact that it is the currency used globally for international trade. If you want to buy or sell in the international market you have to use Dollars. Also All global Oil buying and selling is done via the exchange of U.S. Dollars. This portion of international trade is the largest by value of support for the value of the U.S. Dollar, and it allows the U.S. to print as many dollars as it wants, it is why the U.S. is not in the position that Greece and other EU countries are in financially even though we have more national debt per capita and as a ratio to GDP. If a substantial amount of the Oil trade was done using other currencies or goods or gold then the value of the dollar would plummet and this would severely decrease the value of other countries goods that are sold in the international market in dollars. And would increase their cost of importing goods from other countries. And the world’s largest trading nations would call for another currency or basket of currencies to be used to conduct international trade. If this happened then the U.S. would fall into a severe depression, be forced to make unprecedented cuts in its federal budget, and most likely hyperinflation would ensue because of the huge amount of dollars that would be dumped because they would have no value.
The U.S. now only holds onto global power because its currency is the currency of international trade. It no longer has a large enough percentage of Global manufacturing output to make it the global power that it is.
As Cicero said about the Roman Empire, and it is also true of the U.S. today:
“The budget should be balanced
The Treasury should be refilled
Public debt should be reduced
And the assistance to foreign lands
Should be greatly curtailed
Lest Rome become bankrupt
People must again learn to work
Instead of Living on Public Assistance”
– Cicero 55BC
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off plans Tuesday for early elections and formed a unity government in a surprise move that could give him a freer hand to confront Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
The deal, agreed at a secret meeting overnight, means the centrist Kadima party will hook up with Netanyahu’s rightist coalition, creating a wide parliamentary majority of 94 legislators in the 120-seat parliament, one of the biggest in Israeli history.
“A broad national unity government is good for security, good for the economy and good for the people of Israel,” said a statement from the prime minister’s office, quoting Netanyahu.
At a news conference, Netanyahu promised “serious and responsible” talks on Iran with Kadima, and said the coalition would promote a “responsible” peace process with the Palestinians.
Environment Minister Gilad Erdan said the accord would help build support for potential action against Iran’s atomic program which Israel views as an existential threat.
“An election wouldn’t stop Iran’s nuclear program. When a decision is taken to attack or not, it is better to have a broad political front, that unites the public,” he told Israel Radio.
Global powers wary of war The recently elected head of Kadima, Shaul Mofaz, will be named vice premier in the new government, officials said, adding that the accord would be formally ratified later Tuesday and presented to parliament.
As deputy prime minister in a former Kadima-headed government in 2008, Mofaz was among the first Israeli officials to publicly moot the possibility of an attack on Iran.
A onetime defense minister, the Iranian-born Mofaz has been more circumspect while in the opposition, saying Israel should not hasten to break ranks with war-wary world powers that are trying to pressure Iran through sanctions and negotiations.
Gerald Steinberg, a political scientist at Bar-Ilan University near Tel Aviv, said the coalition deal “sends a very strong signal to Tehran, but also to Europe and the United States, that Israel is united and the leadership is capable of dealing with the threats that are there if and when it becomes necessary.”
Israeli officials have said the next year will be crucial in seeing whether Iran is willing to back down in the face of widespread international condemnation and curb its nuclear plans.
Israel has regularly hinted it will strike the Islamic republic if Tehran does not pull back.
Iran regularly dismisses Israeli and Western accusations that it is working on developing a nuclear bomb, saying its program is focused on generating electricity and other peaceful projects. Israel is widely assumed to have the Middle East’s only nuclear arsenal.
‘A pact of cowards’ The next national election is not due until October 2013 but Netanyahu this month had pushed for an early poll after divisions emerged in his coalition over a new military conscription law. Parliament was preparing for a final vote to dissolve itself and clear the decks for a September 4 ballot while the backroom talks with Kadima were under way.
The accord stunned the political establishment and drew swift condemnation from the center-left Labor party, which had been touted in opinion polls to be on course for a resurgence at the expense of Kadima.
“This is a pact of cowards and the most contemptible and preposterous zigzag in Israel’s political history,” Labor party leader Shelly Yachimovich was quoted as saying in the media, where commentators hailed Netanyahu’s political prowess.
Kadima, with 28 seats, will add significant weight to the coalition, but it remains uncertain how it will get along with religious and ultra-right parties also in the cabinet.
Inter-government relations are likely to be tested swiftly over the issue of settlement building after the high court ordered the government on Monday to demolish five apartment buildings in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.
Many of Netanyahu’s supporters want him to push through legislation to legalize settlements, such as the Ulpana apartments, which a court has ruled were built on privately owned Palestinian land.
It is not clear if Kadima would support such a move, which would draw international condemnation on Israel. Palestinians say settlement building is jeopardizing their chance to create an independent state.