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Israeli Squadron Devising Attack on Iran? (Dress Rehersals Beginning)
Press TV | week of November 30, 2008

Posted on 12/02/2008 2:13:16 PM PST by lewisglad

Israeli squadron devising attack on Iran?

The Israeli Air Force is reportedly holding secret training sessions to prepare for what may be a future attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

An Israeli squadron is conducting dress rehearsals in the Negev desert, for a strike on Iran's nuclear infrastructure The Sunday Times reported.

According to the Sunday report, the secret mission could lead to Israel's third and 'easily most dangerous' attack on a nuclear plant in three decades if it gets 'the political go-ahead'. Israel had earlier attacked nuclear plants in Iraq and Syria.

"We feel the future of Israel isn't safe and we want to do what we can to defend it," The Sunday Times quoted a pilot as saying on condition of anonymity.

This comes as some 120 US military personnel in the Nevatim air base near the Negev desert are adding the finishing touches to an advanced X-band radar system, with a range of 1,250 miles that will gravely enhance Israel's tactical capacity in the air.

The system is also believed to be capable of countering Iran's advanced Shahab-3 and the newly-tested Sejjil ballistic missiles. Earlier reports suggested that the system could also facilitate an Israeli air strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.

The Haaretz daily, meanwhile, reported on Sunday that Israeli defense chiefs are calling for contingency plans to be drawn up for military action against the Islamic Republic.

"Israel faces these threats almost alone ... It is imperative to mobilize the international community and obtain regional cooperation. The new American administration is an opportunity to do this," Haaretz quoted one of the military chiefs as saying.

The report came as US President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are to hold crucial White House talks in the wake of the latest UN nuclear watchdog report on Iran, which states that the agency 'has been able to continue to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran,' adding that there has been 'no indication' of Iran conducting nuclear reprocessing activities.

The Guardian has confirmed that Olmert sought a green light to strike Iranian nuclear installations in a May 14 meeting with President George W. Bush.

On July 13, The Sunday Times quoted a senior Pentagon official as saying that the Bush administration had given the 'amber light' to an Israeli plan to attack Iran by means of long-range bombing sorties.

"Amber means get on with your preparations, stand by for immediate attack and tell us when you're ready," said the official on condition of anonymity.

On October 12, The Times reported that there is the likelihood of Israel bypassing US warnings and unilaterally striking Iranian nuclear facilities in the same manner Georgia attacked South Ossetia.

"The experience of Georgia has given an amber, if not a green light to Israel (to attack Iran) and only Bush can switch that to red," The Times asserted.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: beforeobama; doitnow; iran; iraq; israel; nukes

1 posted on 12/02/2008 2:13:16 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: All

link http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=76330&sectionid=351020101


2 posted on 12/02/2008 2:14:00 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
If the Israelis are rattling their sabers don't worry. Its when they get real quiet that you need to be concerned. Note the times showed pictures of Israel’s pilots on leave and playing with their kids on the beach the day before the six day war broke out.
3 posted on 12/02/2008 2:19:41 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: lewisglad

Bomb Iran, by Vince Vance and the Valiants (1980)

Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb,
Bomb Iran
Let’s take a stand
Bomb Iran
Our country’s got a feelin’
Really hit the ceilin’, bomb Iran
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran

Went to a mosque, gonna throw some rocks
Tell the Ayatollah, “Gonna put you in a box!”
Bomb Iran. Bomb, bomb, bomb,
Bomb Iran
Our country’s got a feelin’
Really hit the ceilin’, bomb Iran
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran

Ol’ Uncle Sam’s gettin’ pretty hot
Time to turn Iran into a parking lot
Bomb Iran. Bomb, bomb, bomb,
Bomb Iran
Our country’s got a feelin’
Really hit the ceilin’, bomb Iran
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran

Call the volunteers; call the bombadiers;
Call the financiers; better get their *** in gear
Bomb Iran. Bomb, bomb, bomb,
Bomb Iran
Our country’s got a feelin’
Really hit the ceilin’, bomb Iran
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran
(Let’s nuke ‘em! Whoo!)

Call on our allies to cut off their supplies
Get our hands untied, and bring em’ back alive
Bomb Iran. Bomb, bomb, bomb,
Bomb Iran
Our country’s got a feelin’
Really hit the ceilin’, bomb Iran
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran

Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb,
Bomb Iran
Let’s take a stand
Bomb Iran
Our people you been stealin’
Now it’s time for keelin’, bomb Iran
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran


4 posted on 12/02/2008 2:20:40 PM PST by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation dedicated to stopping the Obamination from becoming President)
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To: GonzoGOP
Not much time left until January 20, my guess is that they would do something with Bush still at the helm.

No one knows what Zero stands for, even now.

5 posted on 12/02/2008 2:21:59 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

What bothers me most about this article is that Israel has to get a “green light” from the US before it can proceed.

What Israel is doing is nothing short of self-defense. Iran has made it clear that they want Israel’s destruction. Israel shouldn’t have to obtain anyone’s permission to defend itself.


6 posted on 12/02/2008 2:22:04 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: lewisglad

God bless them all. We fight the same enemy and I pray for their success. Israel fights for her survival and it’s a shame the US can’t do more to support them, especially since Jimmy Carter did so much to help Iran get started.


7 posted on 12/02/2008 2:23:08 PM PST by GBA
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To: lewisglad

It’s paradoxical that the same Kadima government that is releasing terrorist killers, ignoring rocket attacks, and talking about how hard a job the IDF will have removing all the Settlers from their homes should be thinking about bombing Iran.

How much credibility does Kadima have? And can they really remove the nuclear threat with no help from America, now that Holy Hussein is looming on the scene?


8 posted on 12/02/2008 2:23:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: lewisglad
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=76330&sectionid=351020101

Loose lips sink ships. I hate the press.

9 posted on 12/02/2008 2:29:17 PM PST by saminfl (conservative since 1964)
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To: GonzoGOP

Very true. Unless this is the old double-double reverse. / maxwell smart off


10 posted on 12/02/2008 2:29:33 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: lewisglad

Secret?? Do not tell the MSM Muslim spy netwoek.


11 posted on 12/02/2008 2:29:52 PM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: lewisglad

Isn’t PressTV the Iranian version of Pravda?


12 posted on 12/02/2008 2:32:10 PM PST by philled ("I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants." -- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada)
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To: MplsSteve

Who sez that Israel has to get a green light? This puke reporter? And you believe him? Israel doesn’t play that way. The internal politics of the country have more to do with the go or no go decision than what the US says.


13 posted on 12/02/2008 2:33:58 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: lewisglad

I think they’re secretly planning something even better...............

Getting rid of the Dome of the Rock.


14 posted on 12/02/2008 2:35:48 PM PST by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: MplsSteve
What bothers me most about this article is that Israel has to get a “green light” from the US before it can proceed.

It bothers me, too, but face reality:

1) Israel cannot attack Iran by air without traversing airspace controlled and/or monitored by the US. Thus, any attack would be seen as having our green light anyway - and we'd be utter fools to be drawn in without doing so on purpose.

2) Regardless of where the attack comes from, Iran is going to retaliate against Israel. Period. It could come from Pakistan, and Israel would be attacked. That will, necessarily, end up with us involved - because, you see their retaliation will come across US controlled and/or monitored airspace. Plus, I'm betting, a few of whatever they're going to attempt to dish out will be headed our way.

Frankly, if the US is going to be blamed anyway, if the f*****s are going to activate terrorists here anyway (and both WILL happen), we might as well go in with the Israelis and REALLY take the camel jockeys apart. Flatten them SO badly that no one will mess with us for 20 years. No avoiding collateral damage, no nation-building...pure knock the snot out of them carnage, a MOAB-fest. Hell, no one likes Bush anyway, he might as well get in a few licks.

15 posted on 12/02/2008 2:38:15 PM PST by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation dedicated to stopping the Obamination from becoming President)
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To: lewisglad

Iran probably wants Israel to bomb them. Can Israel really take out the whole Iranian nuclear program with one strike? Then when Israel gets nuked the Joos will just have “got what they deserved”. We are in gravely dangerous times.


16 posted on 12/02/2008 2:39:56 PM PST by lodi90
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To: RKV

They are always in training. They don’t sit around playing video games all day. Israel right now is like the headless horseman. There is no PM, just Olmert filling a chair while waiting for the election to be over and the police to come and take him away. Chances of any action, even in Gaza, are remote, but you can never say never.


17 posted on 12/02/2008 2:41:14 PM PST by idov
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To: lewisglad

Beginning? It’s been ongoing for at least two years. Probably longer.


18 posted on 12/02/2008 2:42:28 PM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: Ancesthntr
Frankly, if the US is going to be blamed anyway, if the f*****s are going to activate terrorists here anyway (and both WILL happen), we might as well go in with the Israelis and REALLY take the camel jockeys apart. Flatten them SO badly that no one will mess with us for 20 years. No avoiding collateral damage, no nation-building...pure knock the snot out of them carnage, a MOAB-fest. Hell, no one likes Bush anyway, he might as well get in a few licks.

I could not agree more. There are only 2 ways to deal with a rabid dog that do not result in your own death:
1) Kill it quickly
2) Kill it more quickly.

Notice the verb common to both options?
And frankly, absolutely decimating Iran would save countless Muslim lives. They are, after all, Muslim, and to see that Israel and America are not the cartoon paper tigers Carter and Clinton (and Zero, if he ever slimes in) showed us to be would give them pause toward more suicidal aggression for at least 1 or 2 generations. Not to mention the decrease in the birth rate caused by the inability to reproduce healthy offspring due to the hard neutron and gamma ray bursts.

19 posted on 12/02/2008 3:03:53 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: lewisglad

Israeli pilots:
I pray to Jesus Christ that your mission is successful in destroying Iran’s nuclear threat.


20 posted on 12/02/2008 3:30:31 PM PST by Riptides
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To: Riptides

Make it as picture perfect as the Raid On Entebbe where the Israeli’s only significant losses were Bibi’s brother Yonatan Netanyahu and a woman who was hospitalized at the time.


21 posted on 12/02/2008 3:37:30 PM PST by yorkie01
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To: Ancesthntr
“a MOAB-fest”

And so why would the U.S. or Israel use a MOAB? How stupid that would be and just the reason it wouldn't.

So you are saying, fly a relatively large and slow cargo plane over miles of hostile airspace to drop a single bomb that is not really a penetrator anyway.

Really? Do you like getting many U.S. aircrew's killed or captured in hostile territory? Because the name is “cool”?

Really? Plenty of other munitions delivered by other air craft that might be better choices. Also more likely to be selected by our armed forces than a “cool” sounding bomb for it's name.

REALLY!

22 posted on 12/02/2008 3:53:41 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and may have doomed us for a generation or more.)
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To: MplsSteve
Israel shouldn’t have to obtain anyone’s permission to defend itself

Isn't that what Bush said after 9/11 ... we don't need anyone's permission to defend ourselves? Same should apply to Israel. If Iran gets nukes Israel would be in grave danger every second ... forever. If that's not self defense, I don't know what is.

23 posted on 12/02/2008 4:39:02 PM PST by softwarecreator (Wow, free food, free gas and no more mortgage payments after January 2009, thanks Obama!!)
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24 posted on 12/02/2008 5:01:08 PM PST by SJackson (http://www.jewish-history.com/emporium/)
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Let’s hope 0bama surprises us on this one as well and let’s Israel do what it needs to do.


25 posted on 12/03/2008 8:34:12 AM PST by TerP26
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