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IAF Generals 'Loudly' Demanding Strike on Iran Report
Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/8/11 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 08/03/2011 2:11:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

The commanders of the IDF, especially those in the Air Force, are making "increasingly loud" demands to strike Iran's nuclear program, a German news source reported Wednesday.

According to Der Spiegel, the question of how Israel will eventually deal with the threat of a nuclear Iran depends in part on a battle of prestige between the military and the Mossad – the latter being in charge of assassinations, and favoring them as a result. Mossad is behind the killings of three Iranian scientists in the last 18 months, the paper claimed.

A fourth scientist was wounded and subsequently appointed to head Iran's nuclear commission.

According to "sources in Israeli intelligence," the targeted assassinations are part of a campaign to sabotage or slow down Iran's nuclear program. The alleged campaign also involves the Stuxnet computer virus.

"But for hardliners in the Israeli military, the covert action does not go far enough," wrote Spiegel's Ulrike Putz. "The calls for bombing Iran are getting louder and louder, especially among Israeli Air Force officers." She added:

"Until now, Mossad experts have been able to convince decision-makers that the construction of an Iranian bomb can best be delayed through attacks on key figures and nuclear facilities. But it is unclear how long Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will continue to follow this advice. Politicians in Jerusalem know well that Mossad is also pursuing its own interests when it argues that its agents should play the leading role in the struggle against Iran."

"As long as Mossad is leading the fight against the bomb, it will get the big budgets," the source told the newspaper. And the question of whether Israel will attack Iran's nuclear facilities will partly depend on the internal power struggle between the IDF and Mossad.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iaf; iran; mossad; nucleariran; nukes; stuxnet
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I'm inclined to agree with Mossad.
1 posted on 08/03/2011 2:12:02 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m inclined to nuke Iran.


2 posted on 08/03/2011 2:16:23 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Eleutheria5

If we had a responsible government, we would have our planes standing in reserve to help protect Israel.


3 posted on 08/03/2011 2:17:53 PM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2

I could fly a mothballed F-117. Been in the cockpit once.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.


4 posted on 08/03/2011 2:21:26 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

Its too bad the “west” is relying on Israel to maintain peace, freedom and democracy.

Perhaps the rest of the world does not see the threat. Maybe the muslims have masked it for us.
The “free world” better wake up, cuzzz, whatever happens to Israel happens to the west.


5 posted on 08/03/2011 2:21:49 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: RC2

If we had a responsible government, the Shah would still be in power and the world would be a VASTLY different place.


6 posted on 08/03/2011 2:23:33 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: Eleutheria5

The correct answer is all three.

1. Mossad should continue to assassinate as many Iranian nuclear scientists as possible.

2. The Israeli military should take down the Iranian nuclear weapons program in a more spectacular and large-scale manner than what Mossad can accomplish.

3. The United States military should stand ready to back Israel up (except we have an anti-Semitic bigot in our White House who is cheering for the other side).


7 posted on 08/03/2011 2:25:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Eleutheria5

Right now Mossad is probably the better way to go.

A strike on Iran - I don’t think the average American has even contemplated how much worse everyday life is going to be here once that happens.


8 posted on 08/03/2011 2:28:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jewbacca

I’m inclined to nuke Iran...

It worked in Japan. (a little poetry)


9 posted on 08/03/2011 2:30:18 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (")
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To: himno hero

“The “free world” better wake up, cuzzz, whatever happens to Israel happens to the west.”

But first it happens to Israel, and the usual suspects say,”well, it serves them right for occupying the west bank,” or “Joooz! are always having things like that happen to them. It doesn’t affect us, though.” Socialists believe that the masses are “mystified” by the power elite. They oughta know.


10 posted on 08/03/2011 2:34:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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To: Eleutheria5

>>A fourth scientist was wounded and subsequently appointed to head Iran’s nuclear commission.<<

.
If it is true that they failed to get him the first time, they’ll get him the next time.


11 posted on 08/03/2011 2:40:29 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Eleutheria5

Get Some!


12 posted on 08/03/2011 2:41:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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13 posted on 08/03/2011 2:41:56 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Eleutheria5

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


14 posted on 08/03/2011 2:43:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jewbacca

did you also stay at a Holiday Inn?


15 posted on 08/03/2011 2:52:40 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Eleutheria5
Wow, imagine that. I wish our military would grow a pair and make some demands of its own... namely, that the Left's push toward transforming the country into a socialist dictatorship where the Constitution is utterly meaningless had better stop.
"I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God."
Those words actually mean something.
16 posted on 08/03/2011 2:54:47 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: 353FMG

“If it is true that they failed to get him the first time, they’ll get him the next time.”

It’s like being the Darth Vader’s Admiral.


17 posted on 08/03/2011 2:54:47 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: RitchieAprile

No, but I flew F-16s for a decade and still train US pilots on how to use certain targeting systems (and consequently I am flight-checked for the F-15 and F-18).


18 posted on 08/03/2011 2:56:26 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: 353FMG

If at first you don’t succeed...


19 posted on 08/03/2011 3:12:54 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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To: Jewbacca

in that case, thank you for your service!


20 posted on 08/03/2011 3:18:57 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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