Skip to comments.Israel 'preparing massive strike on Iran'
Posted on 04/18/2009 4:08:14 PM PDT by kellynla
TEL AVIV, IsraelThe Israel Defense Forces is carrying out drills to practice for a possible massive aerial assault on Iran's nuclear facilities within days - or even hours - of being given the go-ahead by its new government, according to a report today in the Times of London.
"Israel wants to know that if its forces were given the green light they could strike at Iran in a matter of days, even hours. They are making preparations on every level for this eventuality. The message to Iran is that the threat is not just words," one unnamed senior defense official was quoted telling The Times.
The British newspaper quoted other unidentified defense sources explaining any Israeli attack on Iran would entail flying over Jordanian and Iraqi airspace, where U.S. forces have a strong presence.
Previous drills have included the use of F15 and F16 fighter jets, helicopters and refueling tankers, practicing bombing raids at long distances, according to the Times. Those drills took place last year, according to IDF sources speaking to WND.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
"We can not lose a single war. The first war we lose, Israel will cease to exist,"
Times of London
“Israel stands ready to bomb Iran’s nuclear sites” http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6115903.ece
Go Isreal...preparing to do the hard work of liberty when our own maxist leaders waiver and turn away.
God’s speed IDF and God bless you Bibi.
Kick their butts and God speed.
Obuma’s not gonna like it....
>>Obumas not gonna like it....<<
I’m not that worried about President Obama being upset - I am worried about what happens if Israel can’t do a thorough job. I think it was Dick Cheney who said this was beyond them.
How many times have we heard this the last few years?
The only way it would work is if they use nukes on Iran.
If our MarxistMuslim “President” orders our military to interfere with Israel, I hope our military shirks its duties and disobeys just enough to let the Israeli’s get through.
But... but, if Israel attacks Iran won’t that make Ahmadinnerjacket angry. Then the next thing you know Iran would want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth?
I admire Cheney but he is not GOD.
I wish our leaders were “maxist.”
It’s when they are “marxist” that we have a problem.
Whoops, I forgot, Communist Countries LIKE Obama and HATE Israel!
Get on with it already.
“Get on with it already?”
Was that directed to Israel or USA?
>> I am worried about what happens if Israel cant do a thorough job. I think it was Dick Cheney who said this was beyond them.
Didn’t mean to imply that he was - but VP Cheney may have had a good idea how distributed and hardened the Iranian program was.
If Cheney has a correct account of what Israel has got, it will take a divine miracle to pull off such a raid.
One of the issues (the purported inability of their fighters to refuel in air) seems a bit stretched to me. Is that truly rocket science?
When Netanyahu hits Iran it won’t be this Olmert slap on the wrist crap. God bless Israel! God bless the IDF! Those who bless Israel are then themselves, blessed.
I hope they don’t bomb at 2:00 AM on a Saturday night. They need to inflict casualities, hopefully fatalities. The people are more irreplacable than the facilities. Hit them at 10:00 AM on a Tuesday Morning, to cause as many casualities as possible.
Of course, I do think that Russia could be bribed.
Counting this one, I think around 47 times.
Right and Obama is not up to it and never will be.
With what. Russia seems singularly uninterested in being part of a peaceful world economy.
O keeps distance = Green light
Russia has some huge problems with radical Islam.
Also, Israel has granted some legal protection to some fugitives from Russia.
There is enough there for a deal of some type, but Russia will want to appear neutral.
Launching the attack!!
Does anyone know where the nuclear facilities in Iran are located that Israel would want to take out?
Russian’s main interest is to drive up the price of oil.
I’d bet that Cheney didn’t think Israel could pull off Operation Opera.
My point exactly.
“Launching the attack?”
and I repeat “was that question directed at Israel or USA?”
Israel couldn’t have a better friend than a President Dick Cheney. If he has doubts I’d listen to him. That being said if anyone can pull this off it will be the Israelis. I wish them luck but don’t underestimate the Iranian’s ability to counterstrike. Syria, Lebanon and Gaza are wildcards that must be taken into account.
So messing up Iran would do that... a little.
Actually, I would hit all the Mosques at prayer time, at least those closest to the Nuke facilities.
But, I am just stuck in a Crusade mentality, I guess!
It's not like a real country we depend on for anything.
Got stuff made in Israel?
Got stocks or 401(K) in Israel?
Got a boat stored in Israel?
Let 'em go.
What is the headline??? Did you fall and hurt your head?
If they decide to do it,it will be in the few days on either side of the new moon. The next one is April 25 and after that the 24 of May. This release of information from Israel is probably meant to put pressure on Obama and to see if the Iranians will raise at least a partial white flag.
I hope so. Git ‘er done, Bibi.
(p.s., Bibi picture rule! It’s the original poster’s responsiblity.)
Can a Freeper with more experience and knowledge tell us if Israel can do any damage to Iran with its Navy?
not my first choice for a source - but Prison plant quoting Seymour Hersh
>>HERSH: If Israel goes Ill tell you what Cheneys says privately, and whether or not you, how I know this is, what he says privately is, we cant let Israel go because, first of all, they dont have the firepower, we do. We have much more firepower. And secondly, if they go, well be blamed anyway.<<
Logically if Obama is aCommunist and he is the leader of our country...well...we are Communist.
I’ll believe it when I see it...
I haven't paid much attention to “rules” since I was Honorably Discharged from the U.S.M.C....BIG SMILE
Yep -- too many forget that Israel is also part of the Middle East, where "mother of all battles" talk is the norm.
Ain't nuffin gonna happen.
>> If Cheney has a correct account of what Israel has got, it will take a divine miracle to pull off such a raid.
My point exactly. <<
I see now -sorry I misunderstood.
Not to worry. Bill Clinton said he’d be in the trenches, shoulder to shoulder, fighting to the last man on Israel’s side.