Isreal considering a nuclear strike on Iran
â€śIsraelâ€™s plans have been constantly evolving in recent years according to the progress Iran is making,â€ť The Sunday Times quoted a senior defense source as saying.
According to The Sunday Times, Western defense experts discovered Iranâ€™s Fordow nuclear site is hidden deeper underground than previously thought and therefore safe from conventional air strikes.
The Sunday Times report, quoting Western defense experts, added that due to the â€śupgradedâ€ť progress of Iranian enrichment, Israel has to change its tactics to prevent a loss of up to 20 percent of its planes in a conventional air strike.
Defense experts claim Israel have two options, either deploy special forces on the ground, or use ballistic missiles with tactical nuclear warheads, the British paper reported.
The report follows a Channel 2 investigation that discovered Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the IDF to raise its alert level ahead of a possible attack in 2010.
During a meeting of select senior ministers, Netanyahu allegedly ordered the IDF to raise its state of alert to â€śPplus,â€ť reserved for an imminent state of war, according to the report.
Then-IDF chief of staff Lt.- Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and then-Mossad chief Meir Dagan considered the order â€śillegalâ€ť and resisted it.
Among the arguments used most against a solo Israeli attack is an argument voiced by Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. He said that an Israeli attack could not take out the Iranian program.
However, setting Iranâ€™s nuclear plans back a few years to buy time for regime change or other unforeseen developments would be good in its own right, even if Israel cannot completely take out Iranâ€™s nuclear program, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said recently, the Post learned.
Netanyahu, in private meetings, repeated a number of times that before Israelâ€™s 1981 attack on Iraqâ€™s Osirak nuclear reactor, the Mossad and Military Intelligence were opposed because they thought the best that could be done was to delay the program for a couple of years.
Barak â€“ who has emerged as the most bellicose minister regarding Iran â€“ told the Knesset, â€śI believe that it is inestimably more complicated, inestimably more dangerous, inestimably more complex, and inestimably more expensive in terms of human life and resources to deal with a nuclear Iran in the future.â€ť
â€śThere is a forum of nine [ministers], there is a security cabinet, and when a decision needs to be made [on an Iran strike] it will be taken by the Israeli government,â€ť Barak added.
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Report: Israel forced to change ... JPost - Iranian Threat - News. By JPOST.COM STAFF Sunday Times report says Iran's nuclear site hidden safe from conventional airstrikes Israel left with nuclear, ground options. Photo: Reuters Military personnel concluded a conventional strike on Iran's nuclear facilities may fail, and have been forced to...
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Thebuster893 wrote November 15, 2012 2:30:29 AM CET
Fuck Israel. Zionist cunts Benny boy wants a bitch slap the shit licker. Benny can go sell his zionist bullshit to someone who cares. Oh thats really no one. So I say again FUCK ISRAEL.
Torvam wrote November 12, 2012 8:27:30 PM CET
Eu nĂŁo entendo!!!!!
considerando esta notĂcia verdadeira, Israel tem bomba atĂ´mica, por que outros paĂses nĂŁo podem ter?
Knownawareness wrote November 12, 2012 11:16:05 AM CET
Israel PLEASE shutup and sign the agreements to allow Nuclear Inspections in your own Nuclear sites. Iran has not refused to do this and has been cleared by at least 16 different reports. Better yet Israeli Zionists please blow yourself up and save the rest of the world all of this trouble. Any Jewish person who likes to use the word Goyim please stand in the blast radius. So many people falling for this smoke screen, however your Zionist agenda is failing to gain anymore ground so give up. For all who do not realize Goyim = Cattle, a term for used in hebrew for non Jewish people.
kiwi wrote November 12, 2012 11:00:55 AM CET
yup thats a good idea.... strike iran with nukes to destroy their nukes. good bye blue sky