"No go" in military jargon is an abortive mission, in other words, a mission that was on the table, planned and ready-to-go but due to an insurmountable obstacle, it cannot proceed. The troops get recalled and the jet fighters make a 180 back to base.
In the case of PM Netanyahu's planned attack on Iran, the insurmountable object was the decree of the head of the 36 hidden tzaddikim, who disguised himself as a gardener and street cleaner for the Tel Aviv municipality. But, the true tzaddikim of yesteryear, such as the holy Beis Yisroel of Gur, knew exactly who he was.
We are referring to the holy concealed Kabbalist, Holocaust survivor Rabbi Yehuda Zev Leibowitz osb'm, Rabbi Shalom Arush's teacher and spiritual guide, who left this physical world in September of 2o1o (Elul 27, 5770). As I wrote in Rav Yehuda Zev's Legacy over six years ago, before he died - among other things - he said that Bibi will want to attack Iran but he won't be able to, for Hashem has other plans for Iran like He did for Sadaam Hussein.
Yesterday in the Israeli media, all chaos broke loose when former Mossad head Tamir Pardo revealed that he almost resigned from his post following a serious confrontation between himself and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. What was the confrontation? Bibi ordered the IDF in 2011 to prepare the defense forces for a possible attack on a 15-day notice. Prime Minister Netanyahu wanted to attack Iran; in fact, he was dead-set on it. But, when former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz also opposed the mission, as the media reports, Bibi backed off.
Don't be so naive for a moment to think that Pardo or Gantz had the power to stop Bibi. There are plenty of instances when the PM overrode the head of the Mossad and/or the Chief of Staff. By law, they are required to heed the PM. Sure, they can make recommendations, but the PM has the last word.
The tzaddik knew what Hashem wanted. Notice that in recent years, the IDF has not enjoyed any decisive victories. Even with all the bravado of destroying the Hamas and Islamic Jihad infrastructure in Gaza this week after over 70 rockets were fired at the south of Israel, not a single Hamas or Jihadi terrorist was killed. The unofficial ceasefire, as in all the recent Gaza campaigns, have been dictated by the terrorists for their own benefit. The snake-pits of Gaza are still active and venomous as ever.
Why no decisive victories, like in 1967? Hashem is fed up with the "might of my right hand" mentality. Hashem wants us to spread emuna, not military might. How do I know? Rabbi Yehuda Zev told Rav Shalom that only the spread of emuna will save our nation. He told Rav Shalom that he must devote all of his assets and energies to this end. That's why we do what we do.
The tzaddik decreed and Bibi's hands were tied. The PM won't be able to attack Iran. This was Rabbi Yehuda Zev's second prediction, which as we learn retroactively this week, came true.
His first prediction, Arab Spring, completely materialized, starting 3 months after he died.
I don't like to speak about his third prediction, but it's alarming. I will say two things - if you're outside of Israel, help spread emuna. Start with yourself and your family. If you are thinking about moving to Israel, move forward with your plans.
Blessings for a lovely, peaceful Shabbat.