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Daily Mail: Israel To Strike Iran By Christmas
Ynet News ^ | November 9, 2011

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; bible; gogmagog; iran; islam; israel; prophecy
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1 posted on 11/09/2011 7:00:50 PM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie

What year?


2 posted on 11/09/2011 7:01:24 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Fennie

Dear GAWD! Not while Obama is in orifice!!!!!!


3 posted on 11/09/2011 7:03:31 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Fennie

“.. 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?”


4 posted on 11/09/2011 7:03:48 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Fennie

Could be misinformation to keep the Iranians off balance.


5 posted on 11/09/2011 7:05:48 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Fennie

Who told them that? Reverend Camping? These predictions are getting kind of tiresome.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 7:06:46 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Fennie
The sources said that Israel will strike Iran's nuclear sites "sooner rather than later" and rely on logistical American support.

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.

7 posted on 11/09/2011 7:08:38 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Fennie; jhpigott
What do you make of this JH?

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.

8 posted on 11/09/2011 7:08:41 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Fennie

Loose lips...


9 posted on 11/09/2011 7:08:41 PM PST by merryberry (was once a sad berry)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yeah that IS pretty sCArY ....... yikes


10 posted on 11/09/2011 7:12:15 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Fennie

The Brit media has been busy for a few years with trying to keep the Iran focus on Israel.


11 posted on 11/09/2011 7:16:26 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in a noisy avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the earth.)
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To: Fennie

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.


12 posted on 11/09/2011 7:18:49 PM PST by emax
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To: Fennie
Daily Mail: Israel To Strike Iran By Christmas

Merry Christmas!

13 posted on 11/09/2011 7:19:22 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Fennie

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.


14 posted on 11/09/2011 7:19:52 PM PST by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Fennie

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.


15 posted on 11/09/2011 7:20:49 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Fennie

The Lord moves in mysterious ways.


16 posted on 11/09/2011 7:29:30 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Signalman

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.


17 posted on 11/09/2011 7:30:04 PM PST by emax
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To: LibWhacker
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.

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.

18 posted on 11/09/2011 7:30:50 PM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Fennie

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


19 posted on 11/09/2011 7:31:09 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: usurper

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.


20 posted on 11/09/2011 7:35:17 PM PST by emax
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To: Fennie

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.


21 posted on 11/09/2011 7:35:58 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: ElkGroveDan
No way Barry is going to allow the U.S. to help.

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.

22 posted on 11/09/2011 7:44:22 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Fennie
Christmas gift to the world?


23 posted on 11/09/2011 7:46:52 PM PST by garjog
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To: Fennie

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.


24 posted on 11/09/2011 7:52:42 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Glenn
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.

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.

25 posted on 11/09/2011 8:00:29 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

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.


26 posted on 11/09/2011 8:15:09 PM PST by emax
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To: Glenn

So true. In our cynicism, we forget, don’t we?


27 posted on 11/09/2011 8:24:02 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Fennie.


28 posted on 11/09/2011 8:25:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: emax
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.

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.

29 posted on 11/09/2011 8:26:34 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Jeremiah Jr; Yehuda
It could be like Operation PaRDeS, without the Drash...

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30 posted on 11/09/2011 8:27:42 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

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.


31 posted on 11/09/2011 8:38:31 PM PST by emax
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Here is some info on the type of bombs Iran may be trying to have :

http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=244919

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.


32 posted on 11/09/2011 8:45:12 PM PST by emax
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To: Ezekiel
The Ezekiel 38-39 War cannot begin until Israel is at rest and dwelling securely in the land. This can only happen after the Psalm 83 War. Photobucket
33 posted on 11/09/2011 8:46:05 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Fennie

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.


34 posted on 11/09/2011 8:58:37 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Fennie

BOMB THE HELL OUT OF THEM!!!

Oh....and....Shalom!


35 posted on 11/09/2011 8:58:52 PM PST by CWSNTEXAS (Am I'm the ONLY Conservative Jew in America? What's wrong with you other schmucks?)
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To: Fennie

“Sooner rather than later” would have been 2 years ago. Anyway “unnamed sources”? Must be slow day at the Mail.


36 posted on 11/09/2011 8:58:59 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Ezekiel

how can one not like a guy named Muki?


37 posted on 11/09/2011 9:00:40 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Fennie

If I had a nickel.....


38 posted on 11/09/2011 9:09:42 PM PST by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: SVTCobra03; Jeremiah Jr; Yehuda; MestaMachine
That map is a mess. Here, try this one:

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.

39 posted on 11/09/2011 9:14:17 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: emax

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.


40 posted on 11/09/2011 9:39:47 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Signalman
There's a New Moon the day after Thanksgiving. Israel could hit 'um earlier.

Israel has lots of nukes...they wouldn't need to use and lose pilots. Small nukes may be the only way to insure success.

Or Israel could devastate Iran's defenses and soften-up the hardened sites using conventional ICBMs and cruise missiles, then send in the IAF with all the bunker-busters we sold them to complete the missions.

3 to 6 days tops. Maybe?
41 posted on 11/09/2011 9:51:27 PM PST by CaptSkip
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To: ElkGroveDan

“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.


42 posted on 11/09/2011 9:54:22 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: emax; Ramius; Fennie; no-to-illegals; SunkenCiv; All

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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/libyan-weapons-smugglers-killed-in-border-clash/2011/11/09/gIQAjnAx5M_story.html

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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/09/us-libya-idUSTRE7A86FP20111109


43 posted on 11/09/2011 10:31:55 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Fennie

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.


44 posted on 11/09/2011 10:40:40 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: dragonblustar
"Allah ain't so Akbar"

LMAO!

45 posted on 11/09/2011 11:09:54 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: Fennie
The sources said that Israel will strike Iran's nuclear sites "sooner rather than later" and rely on logistical American support.

AIPAC may have the leverage for the election, but I don't believe Obama would provide it when he is against it. In fact, there is almost no need of logistic support in the first place. Israel has adequate equipment to engage in a military strike against Iran, with tankers providing fuel on the way back home. Saudi Arabia is rumored for providing the air space. Meanwhile, I believe Iraq and Turkey would deny, and the only way is through Saudi Arabia. The question is type of munitions in hands of Israel, but I will not discuss further about this. However, the support from the cabinet and the parliament is uncertain. These rumors of attacks and war against Iran often circulates, but always end with nothing, and I am rather pessimistic this time too for the long history of the same rumors popping again and again.
46 posted on 11/10/2011 1:22:37 AM PST by Wiz
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To: Fennie

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.


47 posted on 11/10/2011 3:10:37 AM PST by firebrand (It's almost too late.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Odd. In a fight between Israel and Iran, Christmas is used as a time marker? Really? Christmas?


48 posted on 11/10/2011 3:58:40 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Mariner; maquiladora

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.


49 posted on 11/10/2011 4:12:06 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: Fennie

What’s wrong with keeping this a secret, if it’s true?


50 posted on 11/10/2011 4:42:43 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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