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Israel 'preparing massive strike on Iran'
worldnetdaily.com ^ | April 18, 2009 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 04/18/2009 4:08:14 PM PDT by kellynla

TEL AVIV, Israel–The 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.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: airstrike; iran; israel; nucleariran
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Like Col. Ziv Levy of the Israeli Air Force once said

"We can not lose a single war. The first war we lose, Israel will cease to exist,"

1 posted on 04/18/2009 4:08:15 PM PDT by kellynla
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Times of London
“Israel stands ready to bomb Iran’s nuclear sites” http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6115903.ece


2 posted on 04/18/2009 4:09:49 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

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.


3 posted on 04/18/2009 4:10:13 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: kellynla

Kick their butts and God speed.


4 posted on 04/18/2009 4:11:31 PM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: kellynla

Obuma’s not gonna like it....


5 posted on 04/18/2009 4:12:05 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

>>Obuma’s 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.


6 posted on 04/18/2009 4:13:51 PM PDT by gondramB
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To: kellynla

How many times have we heard this the last few years?


7 posted on 04/18/2009 4:14:10 PM PDT by cubsfanconswoman (OH MY GOD THE BEARS HAVE A QB!)
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To: kellynla

The only way it would work is if they use nukes on Iran.


8 posted on 04/18/2009 4:14:46 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: kellynla

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.


9 posted on 04/18/2009 4:15:32 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: kellynla

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?

/s


10 posted on 04/18/2009 4:15:50 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Jeff Head
Go Israel...preparing to do the hard work of liberty when our own Marxist leaders waiver and turn away.
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They must protect themselves from an enemy sworn to annihilate them with nukes. God's speed to them.
11 posted on 04/18/2009 4:16:26 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: gondramB
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.

I admire Cheney but he is not GOD.

12 posted on 04/18/2009 4:20:21 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: Jeff Head

I wish our leaders were “maxist.”

It’s when they are “marxist” that we have a problem.


13 posted on 04/18/2009 4:20:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: samtheman
Israel should bribe some Communist leader to invite Obama to his country.
Then, we need a communications black out, in that country.
Then, Israel can attack and Obama will not be able to give any orders to stop the attack.

Whoops, I forgot, Communist Countries LIKE Obama and HATE Israel!

14 posted on 04/18/2009 4:21:40 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: kellynla

Get on with it already.


15 posted on 04/18/2009 4:21:47 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: org.whodat

“Get on with it already?”

Was that directed to Israel or USA?


16 posted on 04/18/2009 4:23:56 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Krodg

>> 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.


I admire Cheney but he is not GOD. <

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.


17 posted on 04/18/2009 4:24:38 PM PDT by gondramB
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To: Krodg

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?


18 posted on 04/18/2009 4:25:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: kellynla

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.


19 posted on 04/18/2009 4:25:10 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: kellynla

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.


20 posted on 04/18/2009 4:25:31 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The age of 0bama: the transient ischemic delusions of adequacy decade.)
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To: Kansas58

Of course, I do think that Russia could be bribed.


21 posted on 04/18/2009 4:25:39 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: cubsfanconswoman
How many times have we heard this the last few years?

Counting this one, I think around 47 times.

22 posted on 04/18/2009 4:26:22 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: gondramB

Right and Obama is not up to it and never will be.


23 posted on 04/18/2009 4:27:11 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Kansas58

With what. Russia seems singularly uninterested in being part of a peaceful world economy.


24 posted on 04/18/2009 4:27:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: onedoug

O keeps distance = Green light


25 posted on 04/18/2009 4:28:41 PM PDT by qwertyz
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


26 posted on 04/18/2009 4:30:50 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: kellynla

Launching the attack!!


27 posted on 04/18/2009 4:31:05 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: kellynla

Does anyone know where the nuclear facilities in Iran are located that Israel would want to take out?


28 posted on 04/18/2009 4:31:24 PM PDT by spiderfern
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Russian’s main interest is to drive up the price of oil.


29 posted on 04/18/2009 4:32:02 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: gondramB

I’d bet that Cheney didn’t think Israel could pull off Operation Opera.


30 posted on 04/18/2009 4:32:14 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; gondramB
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.

31 posted on 04/18/2009 4:32:15 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: org.whodat

“Launching the attack?”

and I repeat “was that question directed at Israel or USA?”

oh, nevermind...shezzzzzzzzzzzzz


32 posted on 04/18/2009 4:37:08 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Krodg

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.


33 posted on 04/18/2009 4:37:52 PM PDT by McGruff (I guess it all depends upon what the meaning of "bow" is.)
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To: org.whodat

So messing up Iran would do that... a little.


34 posted on 04/18/2009 4:38:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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!


35 posted on 04/18/2009 4:40:21 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: kellynla
Ah, well.. it's just Israel.

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.

36 posted on 04/18/2009 4:40:41 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: kellynla

What is the headline??? Did you fall and hurt your head?


37 posted on 04/18/2009 4:41:39 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: kellynla

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.


38 posted on 04/18/2009 4:41:46 PM PDT by Steel Bill
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To: org.whodat
hey, don't be a smart ass...I POSTED THE ARTICLE, genius...I was being “rhetorical”....gezzzzzzzzzzzz...
39 posted on 04/18/2009 4:42:58 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

I hope so. Git ‘er done, Bibi.

(p.s., Bibi picture rule! It’s the original poster’s responsiblity.)


40 posted on 04/18/2009 4:45:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (What can I do to advance Right Wing Extremism today?)
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To: McGruff
Israel DOES have a Navy, and Israel seems to like missiles on ships.

Can a Freeper with more experience and knowledge tell us if Israel can do any damage to Iran with its Navy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_Sea_Corps

41 posted on 04/18/2009 4:45:47 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: HiTech RedNeck

not my first choice for a source - but Prison plant quoting Seymour Hersh

>>HERSH: If Israel goes — I’ll tell you what Cheney’s says privately, and whether or not you, how I know this is, — what he says privately is, “we can’t let Israel go because, first of all, they don’t have the firepower, we do. We have much more firepower. And secondly, if they go, we’ll be blamed anyway.”<<

http://www.prisonplanet.com/hersh-cheney-%E2%80%98privately%E2%80%99-says-he-prefers-us-%E2%80%94-not-israel-%E2%80%94-strike-iran-because-%E2%80%98we%E2%80%99ll-get-blamed-anyway%E2%80%99.html


42 posted on 04/18/2009 4:46:53 PM PDT by gondramB
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To: kellynla

Git ‘em!


43 posted on 04/18/2009 4:47:50 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Kansas58

Logically if Obama is aCommunist and he is the leader of our country...well...we are Communist.


44 posted on 04/18/2009 4:50:07 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: kellynla

I’ll believe it when I see it...


45 posted on 04/18/2009 4:50:15 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Tax-chick
“p.s., Bibi picture rule! It’s the original poster’s responsibility?”

I haven't paid much attention to “rules” since I was Honorably Discharged from the U.S.M.C....BIG SMILE

46 posted on 04/18/2009 4:51:16 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: cubsfanconswoman
How many times have we heard this the last few years?

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.

47 posted on 04/18/2009 4:52:33 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Real "arrogance" is enslaving MY grandkids for Zero's utopia)
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To: Krodg

>> 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.


48 posted on 04/18/2009 4:52:45 PM PDT by gondramB
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To: kellynla

Not to worry. Bill Clinton said he’d be in the trenches, shoulder to shoulder, fighting to the last man on Israel’s side.


49 posted on 04/18/2009 4:53:51 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: kellynla
Loan them a couple dozen F-22’s to help clean out this Iranian pestilence.
50 posted on 04/18/2009 4:54:12 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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