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Israel: Possible Military Strike Against Iranís Nuclear Facilities
Defense Talk ^ | 3/30/2012 | Defense Talk

Posted on 03/30/2012 12:04:17 AM PDT by U-238

Several published reports indicate that top Israeli decision-makers now are seriously considering whether to order a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, and if so, when. Twice in Israel’s history, it has conducted air strikes aimed at halting or delaying what Israeli policymakers believed to be efforts to acquire nuclear weapons by a Middle Eastern state—destroying Iraq’s Osirak reactor in 1981 and a facility the Israelis identified as a reactor under construction in Syria in 2007.

Today, Israeli officials generally view the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran as an unacceptable threat to Israeli security—with some viewing it as an existential threat.

This report analyzes key factors that may influence current Israeli political decisions relating to a possible strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. These include, but are not limited to, the views of and relationships among Israeli leaders; the views of the Israeli public; U.S., regional, and international stances and responses as perceived and anticipated by Israel; Israeli estimates of the potential effectiveness and risks of a possible strike; and responses Israeli leaders anticipate from Iran and Iranian-allied actors—including Hezbollah and Hamas—regionally and internationally

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; azerbaijan; idf; iran; israel; israelidefenseforce; kenyanbornmuzzie

1 posted on 03/30/2012 12:04:31 AM PDT by U-238
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This is a representation of the distances involved in a strike.If Israel secures bases in Azerbaijan it would be very important.But Azerbaijan might be an Iranian retaliatory target.

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2 posted on 03/30/2012 12:11:17 AM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238

Asong as the world has gone crazy, lets put crazy Joe in charge. Impeach Obama now. Put an American in the White Hut.


3 posted on 03/30/2012 12:18:19 AM PDT by DISCO
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To: DISCO

Oops, Along isn’t that easy to spell at this time of night.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 12:20:01 AM PDT by DISCO
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To: DISCO

Asong, Along.. AS LONG!!!


5 posted on 03/30/2012 12:24:08 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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