Israeli minister warns of 30-day multiple-front war with Iran
â€śThe assessments are for a war that will last 30 days on a number of fronts,â€ť he told the Maariv newspaper.
â€śIt could be that there will be less fatalities, but it could be there will be more, that is the scenario that we are preparing for according to the best experts.â€ť
Speculation is growing that Israel is planning a unilateral attack on Iranâ€™s nuclear programme - or that it is using the question to increase pressure on Barack Obama to launch an American strike.
Israel is convinced that archenemy Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons, dismissing Tehran's claims that its nuclear programme is for civilian purposes. Israel considers nuclear-armed Iran to be a mortal danger. Iran backs anti-Israel militants with funds and weapons, and its leaders often call for Israel's destruction.
In his latest pronouncement, Iranian Supreme leader Ali Khamenei said Israel will disappear from "the scene of geography." Addressing war veterans in Tehran on Wednesday, he said Iran considers it its "religious duty to save this Islamic country (Palestine) from the clutches of the Zionist occupiers."
Israel's leaders have indicated an attack is a possibility if they conclude the international community has failed to halt the Iranian nuclear program.
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Israel warns of monthlong war after possible strike on Iran's nuclear program Published August 15, 2012 Associated Press March 15, 2007: In this file photo Israeli school children wear gas masks during a drill organized by the Israeli Home Front Command simulating a chemical missile attack in a shelter at a school in the central Israeli city of...
Home Front Command Public demand for gas masks, rehabbed bomb shelters and other protective measures has risen dramatically as Israelis have become increasingly jittery over a possible Israeli strike on Iran and the ensuing potential retaliation. Amid numerous speculative reports about the far-reaching implications of such a strike, Israelis are...
( via telegraph.co.uk )
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