Skip to comments.Daily Mail: Israel To Strike Iran By Christmas
Posted on 11/09/2011 7:00:45 PM PST by Fennie
Israel will be launching a military strike as early as December in a bid to stop Iran's nuclear program, the British Daily Mail reported, based on unnamed government sources.
The sources said that Israel will strike Iran's nuclear sites "sooner rather than later" and rely on logistical American support.
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Dear GAWD! Not while Obama is in orifice!!!!!!
“.. and rely on American logistical support.”
What will Obama tell the Muslim Brotherhood when they complain about the attack on a fellow Muslim country, “The Jooz made me do it?”
Could be misinformation to keep the Iranians off balance.
Who told them that? Reverend Camping? These predictions are getting kind of tiresome.
That's how I know the source is suffering from cranial-rectal-proximity syndrome. No way Barry is going to allow the U.S. to help.
I'm starting to think it might actually happen and the US is scrambling to dust off plans.
I believe Israel has already made the requisite notifications.
The Brit media has been busy for a few years with trying to keep the Iran focus on Israel.
Is it just gonna be an attack on the nuclear facilities like they with Iraq when they tried to get nukes or is it gonna be a full frontal airstrike on Iran’s major cities ? Has there been anything written that suggests what kind of attack it would be ? None of this is inconistent, one day you hear of planned strikes and the next you hear that Israel is no longer worried over Iran’s ability to get nuclear warheads. And there has been warnings of Israel looking to strike Iran for several years now; I think last summer or the summer before there was this same issue over whether Israel was gonna strike iran before they got the nuclear technology. At this point it’s like a parent repeatedly counting to 3 in an attempt to warn the child of a punishment, than doing nothing when he/she reaches 3 each time.
I wouldn’t be too surprised. They have to move on Iran at some point, and they may not have time to wait for a new US President. In conversation just last week I said the same thing.
How many years have we been hearing that a strike, either by us or Israel, is right around the corner? Grain. Salt. Wake me when it happens.
The Lord moves in mysterious ways.
The fact that they keep announcing intentions to striek means it is designed to publicly stand their ground and try to convince the Iranian regime that if they try to use nukes on them they will fight back with everything they have. Wars generall do not get started with this kind of announcement. There’s a saying that goes “Revolutions announced in advance” do not happen-the same is generally true for wars. And I know some posters think Israel might not wait for a new president but can they ? Israel just cannot take on a nation the size of Iran head on unless they can count on unconditional US support of war breaks out. And right now they just cant.
True but Obama has announced the removal of all US forces from Iraq by the end of the year I believe. Once that happens the balance of power in the region changes. Israel may feel they have to act before then or stand alone. I think if they are leaking a December date they would strike sooner than then.
I dont believe this story. If Israel has something planned we wont be hearing about it til AFTER it happens. Israel would never be revealing this kind of information to anyone
True, but that if the balance of power changes in Iraq then we would likely have troops send back in to keep the balance what it was before we left. We have had troops in Germany and South Korea for decades to keep the balance of power where we wanted it, I dont think there would be issues with having troops in Iraq for 10 years or more to keep the balance of power shifted towards us. Even Obama at this point understands conceptually as to why we need to keep these balances stable.
When/if Israel does decide too strike we’ll hear about it as their planes are returning to base and not days leading up too it. No one will be privy too it beforehand.
I like to fantasize that, deep down, Barry gets flashes of sanity telling him what the right thing to do is.
How God works is a mystery. Some even believe it might be an action based on the prayers of all.
We’ve heard this many times over the years. This is the first time I’ve ever believed it.
Obama and Erdogan are itching to take out Assad. Iran is going to strike at Israel when it goes down. BiBi needs to move before that happens.
You should shift to a fantasy about your 100 favorite actresses all wanting a romantic relationship with you at once - because that is far more likely than a flash of sanity from Obama in which he does something that helps Israel and the United States simultaneously. God could make it happen, but it would be the Lord working through an unworthy vessel and not a flash of sanity in a man who is for too consistent in choosing what those who love America recognize as insane.
I still dont see what makes this time different from any other time. Obama and Erdogan my be looking tot take out Assad but it doesnt look like either one of them is willing to take any real steps to remove Assad. Syria is completely different from Egypt or Tunisia-Assad’s iron grip isnt loosing so much as a millimeter.
I just dont think Israel can say “we’re worried about what Iran might be doing in several years time or later when they get the ability to use nukes”. They at least have to be looking at sanctions and other non-military strategies and wait until Iran mobilized its troops and planes, like it did in 1967 waiting until Egypt and Jordan actually moved their troops to get ready for war. Or wait until Iran actually blocks the an important shipping canal or something. Dont like it anymore than you do, but in this day and age I just dont see how Israel can make strikes based on what it thinks a nation might do.
So true. In our cynicism, we forget, don’t we?
I disagree. I think Libya was a very real step towards igniting a regional war via Syria (and ultimately Iran). It was the first implementation of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. That's what will be used as the justification for leveling Damascus.
I also think announcing the alleged Iranian plot against the Saudi embassy was a step in this direction.
Just one man's opinion.
Maybe, but I still dont see Obama as having what it takes to move against Syria. I think the action against Libya was a one time thing-perhaps motivated by the need to protect his friends and allies in Europe who needed Libyan oil, who knows ? It’s just that I cant possibly see Obama as doing something like giving authorization to level Syria. And it just gets more unlikely, again, that Israel would strike because of what they think Iran might do as Syria falls. As it is, Israel was pushing the limit on what level of initiative it can take in 67, even though it was perfectly necessary for Israel to do that.
And as far as announcing the Iranian plan against the Saudi embassy ? Well I doubt that means a lot. Like it or loathe it-needless to say I loathe it-diplomatically the US and Saudi Arabia are still very close so it would be natural to announce a plot like that regardless of what happened.
In any event, I do think one good thing is that while Europe of course would come down on Israel, in the unlikely event of a strike, they would quite possibly have support from unlikely places. Sunni Arab states for example, terrified of a nuclear Shiite Iran dominating the Middle East, would ultimately not have too many qualms with this.
In any event, I imagine the strike would be somewhat like this one : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Opera
That is about the limit of what Israel could conceivably get away with. And only if they know they can do it without starting a full scare war. Because I really dont know if Israel can afford a definite full scael war with Iran, which would of course spill out over the whole Middle East, over what they think Iran might do in 5 or 10 or more years from now.
Here is some info on the type of bombs Iran may be trying to have :
Not seeing how Israel can afford out and out war with Iran because they worry that Iran might try nukes of that capability on Tel Aviv.
If/when Israel decides to launch a direct strike, it will be when no one is talking about Israel launching a direct strike. It will happen out of the blue, not when Israel is obviously trying to pressure the US and West to take stronger measures to prevent Iran from getting a bomb.
BOMB THE HELL OUT OF THEM!!!
“Sooner rather than later” would have been 2 years ago. Anyway “unnamed sources”? Must be slow day at the Mail.
how can one not like a guy named Muki?
If I had a nickel.....
No wonder the current Gog hates Churchill... he (Churchill) scribbled more insight on a tea napkin than Zero could ever muster even with the help of a crack pipe.
If it happens it won’t be an exclusively Israeli production.
All the Basij will know is,”...they’re here, and the world as we know it is ending, violently...”.
Once it does, the smack talking former mayor of Tehran
may share the fate of all those senior Shah-ist officers executed by the Ayatollah Khomeini.
“No way Barry is going to allow the U.S. to help.”
That’s what we all may think, but in reality, we’ll get sucked into it as Iran will probably lob some missiles into Iraq.
I doubt they would strike cities, perhaps missile facilities, perhaps an inside job (I think I heard that that Stucnex (sp?) worm was installed from inside Iran, who knows what help they may be getting from inside. Also remember the raid on Entebbe.
Meanwhile, in other Middle East news, here are recent stories from Libya: The Niger army apparently struck some Gaddafi supporters trying to smuggle arms out of Libya.
Here is an interesting story about the new Libyan leader facing down any angry group of unpaid rebels with great diplomatic skill. Incidentally, he has spend quite some time in the US.
Israel’s natonal survival - as well as the lives and livelihoods of countless Israelis - depend entirely on removing Iran’s nuclear capability.
Iran has said point blank that they intend to strike Israel at the first opportunty, and there is absolutely no reason to doubt they mean it.
As for American support under the feckless, cowardly, Jew-hating Obama - forget it; he never misses an opportunity to kiss Arab *ss.
I thought bringing ALL the troops home from Iraq had something to do with it—keeps them from being affected by the strike.
Also, Israeli officials have just declared that ElBaradei is an Iranian agent.
Odd. In a fight between Israel and Iran, Christmas is used as a time marker? Really? Christmas?
With reports that Iran will be moving its stockpile of 20% enriched uranium to the hardened nuke facility at Qoms within the next couple of months, this leak has a ring of truth. Once that uranium gets shipped to Qoms, it will make the chances of a successful conventional strike slim. The window for a conventional strike on Iran’s nuke facilities may be closing quickly IMO.
What’s wrong with keeping this a secret, if it’s true?