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Report: Hizbullah could fit its rockets with tactical nuclear warheads
Geostrategy Direct.com ^ | 4/16/2010 | Geostrategy Direct.com

Posted on 04/16/2010 7:37:40 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Hizbullah could tip its rocket arsenal with Iranian-supplied nuclear warheads, a report said. The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies stated that Iran could supply its proxies with tactical nuclear warheads. In a report, BESA said Iran was likely to use its nuclear arsenal to wage what the report termed "nuclear terrorism against Israel."

"Rockets, such as those already in Hizbullah's possession, could be fitted with nuclear warheads."

"The potential means of conducting nuclear terrorism against Israel would be similar to those applicable to other countries — sea, air, and land-based — with one important addition: rockets," the report, authored by former deputy Israel National Security Advisor Chuck Freilich, said. "Rockets, such as those already in Hizbullah's possession, could be fitted with nuclear warheads." Israel has asserted that Hizbullah accumulated a missile and rocket arsenal of 50,000. The report, titled "The Armageddon Scenario: Israel and the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism," said Israel must prepare immediately for Iranian-sponsored nuclear attacks by Hizbullah or other proxies of Teheran, including Hamas.

"For the past 15 years, Israel's focus on the Iranian nuclear threat has been nearly all-encompassing, eclipsing virtually all other threats," the report said. "While understandable, this preoccupation may have distracted Israel from a threat which may be no less likely and actually far more dangerous; nuclear terrorism. Unlike 'traditional' terrorism, nuclear terrorism poses a catastrophic threat to the state."

Israel's missile and rocket defense system could be ineffective against nuclear warheads. Freilich said Israel's multi-layered system must be hermetic to prevent a nuclear attack.

The report said an Iranian nuclear terrorist threat could be employed to destroy the Jewish state, deter Israeli attacks or weaken government resolve. Freilich said Israel must develop a range of preventive options alone as well as with the United States, including massive military operations.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; hezbollah; hizbollah; idf; iran; israel; nuclearterrorism; nuclearwarheads; scud; syria

1 posted on 04/16/2010 7:37:40 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove
Somebody is happy...


2 posted on 04/16/2010 7:39:23 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: sonofstrangelove

And they could probably arm them with photon torpedo warheads as well,and lets not forget the phaser cannon they can mount on their star-cruisers.My god,what if they build a death-star?


3 posted on 04/16/2010 7:42:29 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Dallas59

Bush's fault.

4 posted on 04/16/2010 7:43:04 PM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Or,it just might be easier to truck one in?


5 posted on 04/16/2010 7:43:36 PM PDT by nomad
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To: sonofstrangelove
While the nuke is technically possible (especially after the disastrous Operation Merlin), I think the more realistic threat would be chemical or biological.
6 posted on 04/16/2010 7:47:29 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: edpc

An atomic bomb will get a bigger effect than a chemical attack.


7 posted on 04/16/2010 7:50:10 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Of course it would. However, my point was more about what’s available to them now.


8 posted on 04/16/2010 7:52:23 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: sonofstrangelove

That would not be nice.. or wise.


9 posted on 04/16/2010 7:54:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Israel can handle it. They are probably the only western nation that cares about self defense. Problem is, they can’t hold off the world indefinitely.


10 posted on 04/16/2010 7:54:53 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: edpc

Except for their psychological impact, and (like all other weapons) their inhumanity, there is nothing particularly devastating about them.


11 posted on 04/16/2010 7:56:22 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: edpc

Perhaps. But the Iranian and pan-Muslim strategy is based less on making an attack than on the constant threat of attack and diminishing US support demoralizing Israel and generating an irreversible decline. Already, emigration from Israel is at a high level, and demographic imbalances portend increasing pressure on Israel’s Jewish population. A series of peace deals could then unravel Israel without a war.


12 posted on 04/16/2010 8:02:25 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Dallas59
We have a saying in our house, “If we had ham, we could have ham and eggs, if we had eggs.” If and when Iran gets a nuclear weapon, it's not going to be a tactical model. It takes a while to reduce them design to one that 1) is soldier-proof and 2) is portable.
13 posted on 04/16/2010 8:04:15 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Sure, and that's kind of the point of terrorism. Hez knows it can't go toe to toe with Israel in a straight up fight. Don't know if you have military experience, but if you do....you know, as do I, how difficult it is to operate in MOPP gear.

As you stated, the psychological impact would be greatest on the civilian population. Jews being gassed again? Don't want to even think about the ramifications of that.

14 posted on 04/16/2010 8:04:38 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: edpc

But forgot the other part of my post: there is nothing devestating about them.


15 posted on 04/16/2010 8:06:02 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: Rockingham

There’s a lot of truth in what you say, from a logical standpoint. Problem is.....that doesn’t currently apply to Ahmadinejad, who believes carnage and mayhem must occur to bring about the Madhi’s return.


16 posted on 04/16/2010 8:07:58 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: sonofstrangelove

You could probably speak with some Kurds who would disagree. Unfortunately, there’s a lot more you couldn’t ask.


17 posted on 04/16/2010 8:10:08 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: sonofstrangelove

They blow up people and celebrate it. No thinking person can assume they wont use this.


18 posted on 04/16/2010 8:23:36 PM PDT by allmost
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To: edpc

The apocalyptic element in the thinking of the Iranian leadership does not mean that they want a nuclear war. It does make them more reckless and ready to use dire threats.


21 posted on 04/16/2010 8:28:03 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: chalybs

To avoid the worst, Israel must remain strong in spirit and ready to act preemptively.


22 posted on 04/16/2010 8:29:22 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham
To avoid the worst, Israel must remain strong in spirit and ready to act preemptively.

While Netanyahu is PM, I think that's a safe bet. Here's an excerpt from an article earlier this year....

[Journalist Jeffery] Goldberg also quotes "friends and advisers" of Netanyahu who say that he took three lessons from his brother Yonatan’s death, in the heroic raid on Entebbe in 1976: "The first is that those who threaten Jews, and have the means to carry out their threats, should be neutralized pre-emptively. The second is that no one will defend the Jews except the Jews themselves. The third is that destiny has chosen the Netanyahus to expose and battle anti-Semitism — before it reaches the point of genocide."

24 posted on 04/16/2010 8:40:15 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Bibi can end this potential nightmare tonight. I pray to God he does.


26 posted on 04/16/2010 9:09:12 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Dallas59

Yasser Arafat’s spiritual successor.


27 posted on 04/16/2010 9:31:38 PM PDT by pankot
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