Israel Ready to Bomb Iran’s Nuclear Sites

Saturday, April 18, 2009

In March, newly elected Israeli prime minister and Likud radical, Benjamin Netanyahu, gave U.S. President Barack Obama an ultimatum: stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons immediately or, Israel will do it.

Apparently, Mr. Obama didn’t receive the memo informing him Netanyahu is in-charge of American foreign policy.

Now comes word that the Israeli military is preparing to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by its Likud government.

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Among the steps taken to ready Israeli forces for what would be a risky raid requiring pinpoint aerial strikes are the acquisition of three Airborne Warning and Control (AWAC) aircraft and regional missions to simulate the attack.

Two nationwide civil defense drills will help to prepare the public for the retaliation that Israel could face from Iran.

An Israeli attack on Iran would entail flying over Jordanian and Iraqi airspace, where US forces have a strong presence.Ephraim Kam, the deputy director of the Institute for National Security Studies, said it is unlikely the Americans would approve an attack.

A visit by President Obama to Israel in June is expected to coincide with the national elections in Iran. The timing that would allow the US administration to reevaluate diplomatic resolutions with Iran before hearing the Israeli position.

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12 Responses to Israel Ready to Bomb Iran’s Nuclear Sites

  1. naj says:

    Go, Israel, Go!

    Don’t wait for the flaccid Obama administration to help secure your national security because it will never happen.

  2. Jon says:

    I wonder how much of a danger an Iranian nuke would be to Israel. They would not level Jerusalem would they?

    And if they were to nuke Israel, they had better take the whole thing out…

    They have to know that, right?

  3. Only idiots and ignorant people make comments such a naj’s!

    Imagine if a Persian or Arab were to say the same: Go Iran Go! The Israeli NaZionists would be crying ANTI-SEMITISM!

    ATW

  4. bradfrmphnx says:

    There was always this possibility. My thinking is that this will be incendiary. Muslim extremeists will go postal, and Israel is vulnerable to terrorism.

    This would put a damper in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent olive branch.

    I haven’t heard much out of Hillary. It has all been Obama. I thought she would be at the forefront of some of these foreign affairs problems. Is Obama micromanaging?

  5. Jim says:

    NatanYAHOO is a scary provacateur.

  6. Conejo1982 says:

    Naj,

    Since you’re so gun-ho to see Israel attack Iran, an action that will undoubtedly lead to Americans footing the bill and losing lives, I have a suggestion for you.

    Why don’t you volunteer to fight along side the Israeli military?

  7. Fran says:

    Bloody hell.

  8. JollyRoger says:

    Since you’re so gun-ho to see Israel attack Iran, an action that will undoubtedly lead to Americans footing the bill and losing lives, I have a suggestion for you.

    Why don’t you volunteer to fight along side the Israeli military?

    Now now…. you know the “Bring It On!!!” types are only as tough as the other people who will actually do the fighting they long for. The 103rd Chairborne Division isn’t going to miss a “Survivor” episode to suit up…

  9. Adirondacky says:

    Nukes are spreading across the region at an alarming rate. Israel, the U.S.’s client state, has unofficially had the “bomb” for 40 years. Enter India and the frighteningly unstable Pakistan, and you have a swath of real estate stretching from the Mediterranean to southeast Asia with nuclear weapons. I wonder if Israel has considered the response of Iran’s ally, China, if they bomb Iran’s nuclear facility? Or, Russia? Does the U.S. think either country will just hang back and not support their friend?

  10. Joe in Colorado says:

    I wonder what the U.S. response will be when Israel attacks Iran and China and Russia decides to defend Iran? I think Israel may find herself more alone and isolated than ever. Remember, the U.S. needs the Chinese to buy our debt and nothing can get in the way of this. Even Israel.

  11. libhomo says:

    Joe in Colorado: Interesting point. Corporate interests want Iranian oil to keep going to China so they can keep US jobs outsourced there. This could cause Israel to lose its support among the business interests that have always championed it so they could sell arms and other things to the Israeli military.

  12. I am so sick and tired of Israel attempting to drive US foreign policy. If Israel wants to nuke Iran then I say fine, let them fight their own war.

    They have been shitting on the Palestinians for generations. Two wrongs do not make a right. Yes Jews were screwed by the Nazi’s, but the treatment that the Jews have bestowed on the Palestinians is not really much better.

    It is all fine well and good even to want to protect your country but when you start to act in the same manner as those who attempted to extinguish your very own people then you are no better than the extremists on the other side.

    Take a breath, come to the table and renegotiate. Stop beating up on the downtrodden. It is high time for Israel to stop being a bully.

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