Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Israeli TV report shows air force gearing-up for Iran attack, says moment of truth is near
The Times of Israel ^ | April 15, 2012 | Greg Tepper

Posted on 04/15/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A major Israel TV station on Sunday night broadcast a detailed report on how Israel will go about attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities in the event that diplomacy and sanctions fail and Israel decides to carry out a military strike.

The report, screened on the main evening news of Channel 10, was remarkable both in terms of the access granted to the reporter, who said he had spent weeks with the pilots and other personnel he interviewed, and in the fact that his assessments on a strike were cleared by the military censor.

No order to strike is likely to be given before the P5+1 talks with Iran resume in May, the reporter, Alon Ben-David, said. “But the coming summer will not only be hot but tense.”

In the event that negotiations fail and the order is given for Israel to carry out an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, “dozens if not more planes” will take part in the mission: attack and escort jets, tankers for mid-air refueling, electronic warfare planes and rescue helicopters, the report said.

Ben-David said the Israel Air Force “does not have the capacity to destroy the entire Iranian program.” There will be no replication of the decisive strikes on Iraq’s Osirak reactor in 1981 or on Syria in 2007, he said. “The result won’t be definitive.” But, a pilot quoted in the report said, the IAF will have to ensure that it emerges with the necessary result, with “a short and professional” assault.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airforce; attack; bhomiddleeast; gearing; gearingup; iaf; iran; iraniannukes; israel; israelattack; israeli; isreal; moment; near; nucleariran; report; shows; truth; tv
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-78 next last

1 posted on 04/15/2012 6:59:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m gonna load my weapons too. Hezbellah will attack here if Israel attacks Iran.that’s what I believe


2 posted on 04/15/2012 7:01:32 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
guess it's not just the American presstitutes that are fifth columnists
3 posted on 04/15/2012 7:40:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Do it on the aniversary of Entebee, that way Obama can’t pretend to celebrate the 4th.


4 posted on 04/15/2012 7:43:10 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LukeL

How many times does Israel cry wolf? Go get’em boys and let us know how it comes out. Sorry we can’t go along. We are broke and Iran could not ever attack this country with a nuke. Did you know why? Russia had 20,000 nukes pointed at the USA and never fired one because they knew they would all die. Korea has Nukes and missiles and so what? They are crazier than the Shiites in Tehran. If you come in my house I am going to kill you real bad. Israel is not our house!! So good luck (if you are not bluffing again like I think) and may the better military win!!.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 7:52:32 PM PDT by claudehopper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Something like that is all pressure and part of diplomacy and gaming. If Israel and/or the US launch/es a raid on Iran there will be no forewarning. One day perhaps there will be some flowers in the air as Israel announces it is eagerly studying some new Arab initiative for peace and the next morning there will be a lot of large holes in the ground in Iran and Washington and/or Moscow will be expressing shock and condemnation. China will say “hmmm-m-m-”


6 posted on 04/15/2012 7:52:52 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 7:55:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: claudehopper

It’s called a “feint”.

Iran will begin to ignore them.

Best thing Israel could do is have it published on Debka.

Because nobody would believe it (and not without past reason).


8 posted on 04/15/2012 7:57:14 PM PDT 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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: South Dakota

You think a middle eastern suicide bomber might detonate in your cornfield?


9 posted on 04/15/2012 8:11:25 PM PDT by SpaceBar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

One way, or another, I think Bibi will figure out a way to get rid of Obama in November. He knows that if Zero gets another term you can pretty much kiss Israel goodbye. I hope he has the wisdom and strength to get it done! He may be our best hope!


10 posted on 04/15/2012 8:11:29 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SpaceBar

Pump jacks everywhere, no corn fields. Two air force bases.
There are many terrorist training centers here, something has to give


11 posted on 04/15/2012 8:16:09 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: South Dakota
"I’m gonna load my weapons too. Hezbellah will attack here if Israel attacks Iran.that’s what I believe"

I agree with you. My guns are already loaded.

12 posted on 04/15/2012 8:46:30 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: blam

they won’t be attacking elvis country.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 9:00:58 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

So much for the element of surprise.


14 posted on 04/15/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: arthurus

“Something like that is all pressure and part of diplomacy and gaming. If Israel launches a raid on Iran there will be no forewarning. One day perhaps there will be some flowers in the air as Israel announces it is eagerly studying some new Arab initiative for peace and the next morning there will be a lot of large holes in the ground in Iran and Washington and/or Moscow will be expressing shock and condemnation. China will say “hmmm-m-m-”


15 posted on 04/15/2012 9:14:22 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: RitchieAprile

That’s funny.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 9:18:05 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: claudehopper
Russia had 20,000 nukes pointed at the USA and never fired one because they knew they would all die

True, but the Russian weren't trying to lure the 12 Imam out that well in Oom. Islamic Shiite zealots are much less predictable than Russian communist technocrats. Put another way, they can be counted on to do the crazy thing.

17 posted on 04/15/2012 9:39:53 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Maybe that’s the idea. There’s been so much talk about this eventually the Iranians will always think it’s a bluff, until it happens.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 10:00:46 PM PDT by reardensteel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

While I was observing, then, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground; and the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. He came up to the ram that had the two horns, which I had seen standing in front of the canal, and rushed at him in his mighty wrath. I saw him come beside the ram, and he was enraged at him; and he struck the ram and shattered his two horns, and the ram had no strength to withstand him. So he hurled him to the ground and trampled on him, and there was none to rescue the ram from his power.

Daniel 8:5-7 700BC

The only power on earth to this very day able to cross the earth without touching the ground and smacking Persia and trampling it to the ground is us.

Terrible thing, though. Daniel goes on to say:

“Then the male goat magnified himself exceedingly. But as soon as he was mighty, the large horn was broken; and in its place there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven.”

Daniel 8:8


19 posted on 04/15/2012 10:01:29 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

The press keeps releasing these leaks.... Are they trying to derail Israel’s capacity to carry out a strike??


20 posted on 04/15/2012 10:31:56 PM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: reardensteel

like when syria invaded israel, after pretending all the time. So at least one country learns from its history, except when it comes to their religion.


21 posted on 04/15/2012 10:32:44 PM PDT by huldah1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Nifster

This isn’t a leak. It was cleared with the IAF and they were given access. They wanted this out there. Why, I couldn’t say, only maybe to feed them misinformation.


22 posted on 04/15/2012 11:19:12 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Batman11

Maybe we should all write him and ask him for their help.


23 posted on 04/15/2012 11:27:33 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: reardensteel

Yep, I imagine so.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 11:49:56 PM PDT 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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Dogbert41

Daniel 8:8. This he-goat was Alexander the Great. Who in 323 B.C. at about thirty-three years of age, and at the height of his power, died. His empire was divided to these four Generals, of which Cassander had Macedonia, Seleucus had Syria, Antigonus had Asia the less, and Ptolemeus had Egypt.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 1:57:12 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: South Dakota

Agreed, it will be Iran waking its sleepers all across the country,


26 posted on 04/16/2012 3:09:23 AM PDT by aces
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

As Slim Pickins said on Dr. Strangelove...Yeeeee Hawwww


27 posted on 04/16/2012 3:10:15 AM PDT by aces
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SpaceBar

I have a piece of land they could blow themselves up in, ,fertilizer is not cheap and the buzzards look a little skinny..


28 posted on 04/16/2012 3:13:45 AM PDT by aces
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess the Israelis didn’t get the “wait until October” memo from Hillary or Obama.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 4:43:59 AM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chode

The article says this information was cleared by Israeli censors.

Therefore, in some information warfare manner, they want the enemy to know this. Is it because it is what they’ll do, because it isn’t what they’ll do, or is there some other reason they want this particular info to be known?

But, you can bet they want this known, and they want the enemy to react or not react. It’s a game within a game within a game....


30 posted on 04/16/2012 5:19:04 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

If they want to attack, we should let them. But I don’t want to start another war we won’t be allowed to win.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 5:29:36 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
“dozens if not more planes”

Obviously, Israel wants Iran looking at the sky. My conclusion: Mitch Rabb is going in on the ground with John Clark, Chuck Norris, and Remo Williams. The terrorists and nuclear scientists won't know what hit them.

32 posted on 04/16/2012 5:41:07 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
The IAF has a full-sized unmanned plane, the “Eitan,” that is said to be able to fly to Iran, the report indicated. “This plane can do all that is required of it when the order is given,” a pilot said, without elaboration.

With the Israelis it's best to expect the unexpected.

33 posted on 04/16/2012 5:41:07 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

But...but...but soetoro’s reelection!...


34 posted on 04/16/2012 5:55:57 AM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

We’ll know when the Israeli strike on Iran happens when we see the following two words on our television screens:

SPECIAL REPORT


35 posted on 04/16/2012 6:07:38 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eleutheria5
This isn’t a leak. It was cleared with the IAF ..

Good call .. dollars to doughnuts.

36 posted on 04/16/2012 6:21:52 AM PDT by tomkat ( Newt / Sarah)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: xzins
what i get for not reading the whole article...
37 posted on 04/16/2012 7:16:03 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Dogbert41

I believe the ram to have been Alexander the Great when he defeated the Persians. Its not clear what the offshoot horns are supposed to represent. There’s theories that and I tend to believe them, that while Satan doesn’t know the day of the Messiahs return, he has had throughout the ages people ready to step up and play out the end-times. We’re definitely ripe for the end-times now but we can never truly know till it happens.


38 posted on 04/16/2012 7:20:13 AM PDT by eak3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: claudehopper
How many times does Israel cry wolf?

Two main reasons:

1) By crying wolf, the Israelis force the Iranians to react every time, tiring them out, forcing them to expend resources and fuel for their air-defense patrols, and making it more likely that Iranian forces will treat the real thing as another false alarm when it happens.

2) They may not be able to stop the leaking of the real thing, but by leaking many false alarms, it makes it harder for the Iranians to know a real leak from a faked leak when the time comes.

39 posted on 04/16/2012 7:26:43 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: claudehopper
Not a fan of Israel? Having the U.S. as an ally means nothing now? Same goes for Taiwan?

Welcome to FreeRepublic 4 days ago.
40 posted on 04/16/2012 7:49:46 AM PDT by CaptSkip
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: claudehopper; Jim Robinson

“How many times does Israel cry wolf? Go get’em boys and let us know how it comes out. Sorry we can’t go along. We are broke and Iran could not ever attack this country with a nuke. Did you know why? Russia had 20,000 nukes pointed at the USA and never fired one because they knew they would all die. Korea has Nukes and missiles and so what? They are crazier than the Shiites in Tehran. If you come in my house I am going to kill you real bad. Israel is not our house!! So good luck (if you are not bluffing again like I think) and may the better military win!!.”

Newbie, Free Republic supports Israel. You said, “Israel is not our house!! ...and may the better military win!!” It’s okay with you if they all get murdered by Iran? Best you post that on another website, not here.


41 posted on 04/16/2012 8:02:41 AM PDT by Marcella (God will decide the future - trust Him and no other.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers up for Israel in dealing with that little madman. 13:20


42 posted on 04/16/2012 8:19:03 AM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dogbert41
“Then the male goat magnified himself exceedingly. But as soon as he was mighty, the large horn was broken; and in its place there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven.”
___________________________________________________________
This prophecy is followed by the pronouncement that it is a prophecy of the last days. Keep reading and I believe you will find that out of one of the four countries that come about after the breakup, comes the Antichrist.

The angel saying that the prophecy is of the last days, and the male goat coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground has always intrigued me. Will we see the breakup of the US into four parts and out of one of these will come the world dictator? Only G_d knows.

43 posted on 04/16/2012 8:20:32 AM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]




Click the Pup


You haven't donated, have you!
Donate monthly and help eliminate FReepathons


Sponsors will bark up $10 each time a new monthly donor signs up

44 posted on 04/16/2012 8:32:37 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Marcella
Please remember that the axis of evil was Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, all working together. One down, two left, but wait, Iraq is aligning themselves with Iran, so the axis has survived.

Shiites now have virtual control of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria,and the Gaza strip. They believe that they are the Gog and Magog of the Bible, and that they win, when the Mahdi returns to set up the caliph. They are dedicated to dying for allah. They are dedicated to bringing about Armageddon, they are dedicated to the eradication of Israel.

45 posted on 04/16/2012 8:36:28 AM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Move one step closer and I will have a bar-b-que...I will put a slab of bacon on this Koran and then set it on fire!


46 posted on 04/16/2012 8:36:28 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Marcella

Well I think Israel has been well worth support over te last 40 years. The rumor is we have given them a trillion dollars of aggregate aid and 200 nuclear devices. But the money is all gone. It was squandered on wall street after the government demanded we make bad loans to people who couldn’t pay for “affordable housing” We all know that . Things have changed.Any way no offense intended. We just can’t afford world policeman anymore.


47 posted on 04/16/2012 8:41:44 AM PDT by claudehopper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Eleutheria5
“No order to strike is likely to be given before the P5+1 talks with Iran resume in May, the reporter, Alon Ben-David, said. “But the coming summer will not only be hot but tense.”
____________________________________________________________
No order to strike is likely to be given before the P5+1 talks resume in May.........misdirection on timing and mode??????????

Whatever is done and/or whenever it is done, it will be swift, complete, and a total surprise to the world.

We may even see an attack by Iran, while they are feigning interest in talks.

48 posted on 04/16/2012 8:41:44 AM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Yulee

“They believe that they are the Gog and Magog of the Bible, and that they win, when the Mahdi returns to set up the caliph. They are dedicated to dying for allah. They are dedicated to bringing about Armageddon, they are dedicated to the eradication of Israel.”

I agree with you. I would add Russia and China to that group - they join these bad guys for reasons other than the Mahdi. We will eventually get to Armageddon.


49 posted on 04/16/2012 8:43:39 AM PDT by Marcella (God will decide the future - trust Him and no other.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Yulee; F15Eagle
One of these days... the Lord Almighty Himself will deal with the +magot.

Isaiah 63:1-6

50 posted on 04/16/2012 8:47:21 AM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-78 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson