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Report: What Will An Israeli Attack On Iran Look Like?
IsraelNationalNews ^ | February 3, 2012 | By Elad Benari, Canada

Posted on 02/04/2012 7:16:48 AM PST by Strategy

As the rampant speculations that Israel will soon launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities continue, a report on NBC on Friday revealed what such an attack may look like.

The report, the main points of which were presented by Israel's Channel 10 News, is based on conversations the American network held with current and former officials in Israel and the United States. The report suggests that an attack on Iran will combine air and ground forces but will not include naval forces.

The officials interviewed said that the attack will be led by the Israeli artillery, which will use Jericho 2 missiles that have a range of 2,500 kilometers. The report also says the artillery will be assisted by F-15i aircraft and Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The officials also told NBC that the operation will include ground units, but that they will not be involved in the actual attacks, focusing instead on marking targets or collecting intelligence.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: iran; islam; israel; middleeast
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1 posted on 02/04/2012 7:16:54 AM PST by Strategy
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To: Strategy

>> As the rampant speculations that Israel will soon launch a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities continue &etc

This breathless Israeli attack speculation has “continued” for, oh, only about five freaking years now.

I’m hoping it materializes someday, but I’ll believe it when I see it.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 7:21:31 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Strategy
What idiots would announce to the world they were going to launch a "sneak" attack? The Israeli's have too much sense to broadcast this. Not going to happen.
3 posted on 02/04/2012 7:25:16 AM PST by immadashell
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To: Strategy

Why wouldn’t Israel use its submarines ?


4 posted on 02/04/2012 7:25:59 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Nervous Tick

I agree.

And it’s just killing them (msm) that they don’t know ‘when’ or ‘how’, hence the ‘speculation’..

How dare the Israelis’ not inform them of their intentions.

How will they ever ‘warn’ Iran without the ‘inside’ information?


5 posted on 02/04/2012 7:27:36 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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6 posted on 02/04/2012 7:29:52 AM PST by hoosiermama (FR Unite... Get active contacting MSM, RNC. etc... freepmail : Mountain Mary.)
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To: Strategy

God Bless Israel and her allies, in the fight with any country that threatens Israel


7 posted on 02/04/2012 7:29:58 AM PST by darylmh (new workers, new prisons)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Why wouldn’t Israel use its submarines ?

I think any public reports about how they will do it is nothing more than speculation. If the Israelis use submarines, only they will know, not some Canadian analyst.

8 posted on 02/04/2012 7:33:30 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Controlling RINOs in Congress is like herding cats; should we be surprised Newt got scratched?)
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To: Nervous Tick

The attack will look like this.

Systems Administrators in Iran will start shutting things down. Chances are they are Israeli sleepers anyway. Israel commandos, who have been in Iran for months will take out key political and religious figures. In addition, key figures will be taken out in Syria, Gaza, Lebanon and Europe.

Israel will then blind Iranian radar with something technologically brilliant. It will only be for a minute or two, just enough to tell Iran something is amiss.

Two submarines will surface in the gulf. Each will launch 1 missile. The first will target the Revolutionary guards command and control center. The second will target a weekly status meeting between scientists and the guards.

It will be over in 1/2 hour. Israel will deny responsibility.

Message sent.


9 posted on 02/04/2012 7:34:49 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Strategy
NukedDC Do it nice or do it twice. This may be what the end game looks like if we dont stop them soon.
10 posted on 02/04/2012 7:35:15 AM PST by halfright ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". -TJefferson)
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To: Strategy
Not going to happen. They need to jack up the hits toward the top of the food chain in Iran, those old bastards in Iran want the power and the money and the young girls. So pick them off one at a time.
11 posted on 02/04/2012 7:36:18 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: Strategy; FARS; LucyT; little jeremiah

One thing for sure, Iran will not try to “defeat” anybody on the battlefield, sea or air. They’ll try but will succumb very quickly.

Primarily, they will retaliate by bombarding the oilfields and oil industry from Iraq to Bahrain. They’ll use mainly short-range surface-to-surface missiles and put the Gulf’s western seaboard on fire for months to come.

Even if Israel attacks alone, our cowardly President won’t apologize fast enough to stop Iran from attacking US assets and the Arab countries who allowed Israeli planes safe passage and/or air bases.


12 posted on 02/04/2012 7:38:03 AM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: Strategy

This is the most publicized “secret” attack since Attila the Hun made early restaurant reservations in Rome for 50,000.


13 posted on 02/04/2012 7:40:50 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Strategy

Watch for Chicom or South Korean diplomatic personnel quietly urging the departure of business people from Teheran holding their respective citizenships and passports. Very quietly but rumors will leak. Then “show time” should not be that far off. When the final ‘essentials’ from their embassies padlock things and redploy to say Gulf nations or India or what not, it will be the Eve of the Main Event.


14 posted on 02/04/2012 7:42:30 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Major riots notwithstanding, let us kick this Marxist imposter out of office once and for all!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Is that *you*, Tom Clancy? :-)


15 posted on 02/04/2012 7:42:30 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: org.whodat
IMHO I think this is a smoke screen putting them in the alert mode for an attack while most of the plan is covert.
16 posted on 02/04/2012 7:52:58 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Strategy
What will an Israeli attack on Iran look like?
An accident! If you do it right nobody can prove you did anything at all.
17 posted on 02/04/2012 7:55:00 AM 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: melancholy
One thing for sure, Iran will not try to “defeat” anybody on the battlefield, sea or air. They’ll try but will succumb very quickly.

Primarily, they will retaliate by bombarding the oilfields and oil industry from Iraq to Bahrain. They’ll use mainly short-range surface-to-surface missiles and put the Gulf’s western seaboard on fire for months to come.


Yep. Arabs are all talk. But they're big on the "scorched earth" policy.
18 posted on 02/04/2012 7:59:22 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: GonzoGOP
An accident!

Gee, Mr. Imanutjob, you say your oil refinery just caught fire? And that it was totally destroyed? We're so sorry, Mr. Imanutjob, but clearly we had nothing to do with it.

19 posted on 02/04/2012 8:04:17 AM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Barry being schlepped off the golf course kicking and screaming will be another clue.


20 posted on 02/04/2012 8:04:37 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: crosshairs

Too bad we cant have that pipeline. When gas hits 12.00 a gal and everything grinds to a halt, we are going to be wanting people heads on pikes.
The only weapon we have is grain. With-hold food shipments to the muzzies. If push came to shove we can convert grain to fuel. Let them try that with oil.
Damn Obama and his minions. And those bunnyhuggers too. Ship them all off to a desert insland and have a Bikini Atoll moment.


21 posted on 02/04/2012 8:06:18 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Strategy

This is what an Israeli attack on Iran will look like:

(1) The Israelis will do their thing while Obama dithers and dithers and dithers in order to remain sitting on the fence.

(2) While the Israelis. God help them (and us) hopefully prevent a complete meltdown of the entire Middle East, Obama will continue dithering.

(3) IF the Israelis are successful and the Middle East still exists, Obama will send in Seal Team 6 and claim a victorious victory, just in time for the November election.

(4) At some point, if Seal Team 6 still exists, Obama will list them by name in order to place them in the most dangerous position possible to appease his base. He may even charge them with war crimes.


22 posted on 02/04/2012 8:09:31 AM PST by SusaninOhio (So)
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To: Strategy
As the rampant speculations that Israel will soon launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities continue, a report on NBC on Friday revealed what such an attack may look like.

I hope it looks like this.

And then this.

And in 10,000 years, this...

allah ahkbar.

23 posted on 02/04/2012 8:22:24 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Strategy
Limited and short.

Will they get in and out and hit targets, yes.

However, distance from Israel, political pressures (no protracted campaign), a moderately capable Iranian IADS, the hardening of Iranian sites and their dispersion, limited Israeli mass, types of platforms, ordinance, guidance capabilities available, as well as intell will make such an attack limited in its effectiveness.

It will be more symbolic, a gesture that shows “action” than actually effective in derailing anything.

24 posted on 02/04/2012 8:23:38 AM PST by Red6
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To: Strategy

They forgot the part where Benjamin Netanyahu calls Obama who is in the middle of a round of golf, to tell him that they got the job done, and thanks for your help, Not.


25 posted on 02/04/2012 8:26:36 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: EQAndyBuzz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pklr0UD9eSo


26 posted on 02/04/2012 8:29:32 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Strategy
Hopefully, something like a large scale version of the final ten minutes of The Godfather I. The homes and offices of the ruling council, and the command centers and barracks of the Basiji and Revolutionary Guards, would be the first priority to me. Cut off the head and deal with the body at leisure. It would send a strong message to the rest of the world that threatening the existence of the Jewish people carries a heavy price.
27 posted on 02/04/2012 8:33:22 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana
Hopefully, something like a large scale version of the final ten minutes of The Godfather I.

Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad666>

Moe (Greene) Ahmadinejad

28 posted on 02/04/2012 8:51:16 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: USS Alaska

29 posted on 02/04/2012 9:07:01 AM PST by bigheadfred (Bang a gong)
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To: halfright

Was Boehner there at the time?


30 posted on 02/04/2012 9:07:01 AM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Newt will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Strategy. Graphic from Dallas59 sez it best:
Thanks Dallas59

31 posted on 02/04/2012 9:08:14 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Strategy

A glazen, oil filled desert.


32 posted on 02/04/2012 9:11:53 AM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (The Democrat Party: Making Black People Slaves in Some Form Or The Other Since the 1850s)
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To: boomop1
Its a big head fake.

Tell Paneta April, May or June. Show lots of concern and equivocation.

Then blow them up in February - March.

We have to get ready. Lots of them are here, and will target civilians in large crowds. Stadiums, Malls, Airports etc. I wouldn't go near NYC, DC, LA once this starts. Unfortunately, Muslims are obligated to kill. We have to deal with it.

33 posted on 02/04/2012 9:20:28 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: PA-RIVER; SunkenCiv
I wouldn't go near NYC, DC, LA once this starts

I wouldn't go near there NOW... ;-)

34 posted on 02/04/2012 9:22:56 AM PST by bigheadfred (Bang a gong)
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35 posted on 02/04/2012 9:23:06 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Yorlik803

Damn Obama and his minions. And those bunnyhuggers too. Ship them all off to a desert insland and have a Bikini Atoll moment.


YES!


36 posted on 02/04/2012 9:29:29 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Strategy

If Israel attacks Iran, there are several universal considerations it must make.

1) To put all Israeli and Jewish activities around the world on alert that they may be attacked by Iranians and their proxies. This is already happening, as Iran has stated its intentions to make such attacks.

2) If at all possible, be aware of and neutralize, if possible even enable an ineffective attack clearly from Iran, to establish in international law that Iran is the aggressor, who has started an aggressive war, and Israel is engaged in self defense when it attacks Iran.

3) Timetable how the war will happen very carefully from the Israeli side, including countless contingencies. Likewise, plan on how to disrupt the Iranian war timetable.

This is to get them to use insufficient forces before they are ready, and to commit forces where they will achieve no good.

4) Plan extensive non-linear unconventional attacks, such as sabotage, espionage, propaganda, counterintelligence, assassinations, and support for Iranian anti-government organizations.

5) Extensive diplomatic preparations for overt and covert alliances among those also opposed to Iran. Hiring of mercenaries for special purpose activities.


37 posted on 02/04/2012 9:29:40 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: PGR88
This is the most publicized “secret” attack since Attila the Hun made early restaurant reservations in Rome for 50,000.

I don't care who ya are, THAT right there is FUNNY!

38 posted on 02/04/2012 9:36:47 AM PST by mkjessup (Let's do to Mitt what his Irish Setter did to him while tied to the roof rack of his station wagon!)
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To: PA-RIVER

Unfortunately, Muslims are obligated to kill. We have to deal with it.


We will.

Deal with them at 200 + yards.


39 posted on 02/04/2012 9:37:09 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Strategy

I don’t think they will attack. Isreal can’t risk starting a theater wide war with a US pesident like Obama. They can’t hit Iran without a stop on the way, and no one will allow them to.


40 posted on 02/04/2012 9:37:52 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: GonzoGOP

I like how you think . Also you are probably correct sophisticated bomb fuzes can be maladjusted so as to cause a OOPS event.


41 posted on 02/04/2012 9:43:03 AM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I would prefer to see Ahmadinnerjacket check out the way Morrie gets it in ‘Goodfellas’. Totally unexpected, while laughing his ass off thinking the good times have arrived. :)


42 posted on 02/04/2012 9:43:30 AM PST by mkjessup (Let's do to Mitt what his Irish Setter did to him while tied to the roof rack of his station wagon!)
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To: sima_yi

More like while assembly of the Atomic bomb for deployment you have a mishap, doesn’t have to be a high order detonation but maybe a low order one that kills any tech/physicist types in the room & basically pulverizes the fissile material & disperses it throughout the facility.
Of course a high order bang in the shop would be interesting to observe as well as it would throw a monkey wrench into the program for a couple of decades.


43 posted on 02/04/2012 9:49:25 AM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Strategy
Answer: it wont *look* like Israel did a thing...???

alt answer: decapitation ???

44 posted on 02/04/2012 9:58:57 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Strategy

And three minutes after the first plane is detected, 100,000 missiles of all sorts - from bottle rockets to scuds— rain down on Isreal. That’s going to be a bad day all around.

And in keeping with the Godfather references, Obama is playing the roll of Sal-—the Abe Vigoda character.


45 posted on 02/04/2012 10:14:05 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Vermont Lt
And three minutes after the first plane is detected, 100,000 missiles of all sorts - from bottle rockets to scuds— rain down on Isreal. That’s going to be a bad day all around.

Sort of what like happened in Syria?
46 posted on 02/04/2012 10:22:58 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Strategy

It has been a pretty good psy-ops exercise so far.

They need to ratchet it up a bit by having a few leaks of “confidential” material about how they have already infiltrated the ranks of the workers and scientists who work on their underground nuclear processing plants, so that when the signal is given there will be additional “accidents”.

That should rev up their paranoia level by several notches, and when they bring the inquisition to bear on the workers in order to torture out a few “confessions”, the result on the morale of the others who have temporarily escaped persecution will be, um how shall I say this, “interesting”.


47 posted on 02/04/2012 10:25:58 AM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Strategy

Don Rickles flips us stupid hillbillys a $50 and tells us to attack?


48 posted on 02/04/2012 10:58:31 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: bigheadfred
I wouldn't go near NYC, DC, LA once this starts

The safest place would be Dearborn, unless our side decides to do a neutron drop on it ............

49 posted on 02/04/2012 11:22:05 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: Nervous Tick
This breathless Israeli attack speculation has “continued” for, oh, only about five freaking years now.

Drudge had a headline the other day, "Israel to attack Iran this spring." Give me a break.

50 posted on 02/04/2012 12:56:39 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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