Sunday, April 29, 2012

Former Israeli security chief slams handling of Iran

Jerusalem (CNN) -- Israel's former security chief is slamming the country's prime minister and defense minister for their handling of Iran, saying neither one inspires confidence.

"I don't trust a leadership that relies on messianic leadership," said Yuval Diskin, the former head of the Shin Bet, the country's internal security service, at a public conference Friday night in Israel.

"Our two messiahs from Caesaria and from the Akiorv Towers are not fit to stand at the helm of the government," Diskin said, referring to the respective residences of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

His comments were widely reported in the Israeli media Saturday.

Barak said while he welcomed Diskin's entry into politics, the comments are irresponsible. Read More