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.
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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.
No, not really.
We are a Republic, not a pure Democracy.
It is entirely possible for our President to hold views that are not held by the majority of our population.
Does Israel have to rely, 100%, on maned aircraft?
Please explain Steel Bill. Optimal darkness?
I wouldn’t use wiki for a reference. LOL
We were a Republic. We are now a socialist democracy. Any clear thinking person should be able to see the big picture. There are more taxtakers than taxpayers. Those addicted to taxes are like drug addicts. They will end up cannabalizing the Golden Goose. It is now impossible for the Federal Government to pay its debt with taxes. Even a 100% tax can not pay what they owe. Fortunatly for them they can print all the money they need. Unfortunatly for us ...we can not print up any amount we want. The only possible way out is inflation.
Do you know for a fact that any of the “inventory” items, in the Wiki list of the Israeli Navy, is not available to Israel?
I'd bet Israel knows a heckuva lot more about the Iranian program than Cheney does.
I hope they are planning this -— the sooner the better. The world is a very dangerous place
I’m okay with that!
I understand Israel has quite a substantial history of divine miracles.