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UK Expects Israeli Attack On Iran Next Month With US Logistical Support
Debkafiles ^

Posted on 11/13/2011 10:45:11 AM PST by drewh

A senior Foreign Office official says British government ministers have been told to expect Israeli military action in the wake of the UN watchdog report "as early as Christmas or very early in the new year," the London Daily Mail reported. The ministers were told that Israel would strike Iran's nuclear sites "sooner rather than later" – with "logistical support" from the US.

According to the British paper, which has good military and intelligence ties in London, President Barack Obama would "have to support the Israelis or risk losing Jewish-American support in the next presidential election." The bigger concern is that once Iran is nuclear-armed, it will be impossible to stop Saudi Arabia and Turkey from developing their own weapons to even out the balance of nuclear terror in the Middle East.

Military sources add that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has told Obama more than once this year, "If Iran gets nuclear arms, Turkey will get nuclear arms."

The Daily Mail goes on to report that in recent weeks, British Ministry of Defense sources confirmed that contingency plans had been drawn up in the event that the UK decided to support military action. The British chief of staff, Gen. Sir David Richards, paid a secret visit to Israel on Nov. 2, followed the next day by the arrival in London of the Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak for talks with British defense and military heads.

The reference to US logistical support is explained by our military sources as pointing to the Libyan model of military intervention whereby France, Britain and Italy spearheaded the action against the Qaddafi regime while the United States from "a back seat" laid on satellite and aerial intelligence and placed at their disposal its logistical supply network, including the in-flight refueling of bombers and ordnance.

Transposing this model to an offensive against Iran, Israel's air and naval forces would front the attack on Iran with logistical and intelligence backup from the United States, while leading NATO powers France, Britain, Germany, Holland and Italy would participate directly or indirectly in the Israeli operation.

Since this attack would almost certainly bring forth reprisals from Tehran and its allies, Syria, Hizballah and the Palestinian Hamas and Jihad Islamists, it would almost certainly expand into a wider Middle East conflict, thus also broadening US and West European military intervention.

Prospects are fading for the alternative to military action - tough new sanctions able to choke Iran's financial operations and oil exports after the nuclear agency confirmed its surreptitious attainment of a nuclear weapon capability.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov promised visiting Iranian official Ali Baqeri that "Any additional sanctions against Iran will be seen… as an instrument for regime change in Tehran. That approach is unacceptable to us and the Russian side does not intend to consider such proposals."

China will certainly go along with Russia on this.

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first response to the IAEA report was to attack its credibility and declare that Iran would continue its nuclear program regardless of its findings.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bombbombbombbombiran; iran; israel; libya; multinational; nuclear; russia; strikes; tuessecret; turkey

1 posted on 11/13/2011 10:45:14 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
How cowardly it makes us seem when the "Great Satan" has to wait for the "Little Satan" to make a move against the True Satan.
2 posted on 11/13/2011 10:47:36 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: drewh

Debka!


3 posted on 11/13/2011 10:47:55 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“Debka!”

My thought too. There are a lot of possible scenarios, now we know which one will definitely NOT happen.


4 posted on 11/13/2011 10:52:22 AM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: Olog-hai
According to the British paper, which has good military and intelligence ties in London, President Barack Obama would "have to support the Israelis or risk losing Jewish-American support in the next presidential election."

Its getting crunch time for the elections next year!

5 posted on 11/13/2011 10:55:33 AM PST by drewh
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To: BobL

0 support Israel? Highly doubt that will happen.


6 posted on 11/13/2011 10:56:02 AM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: drewh
Debka, a required read for a reality check when you start to think that journalism is flawless.
7 posted on 11/13/2011 10:56:38 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: drewh
Could we mail Iran the 'Battle Plan' while we're at it?

SHEESH!

8 posted on 11/13/2011 10:59:21 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

It originated in the Daily Mail. Debka bash not appropiate in this case. Keep Nutjob guessing.


9 posted on 11/13/2011 11:04:16 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: drewh
Debka predicts an attack and Iranians with dual citizenship are fleeing Iran, pretty much assuring that Israel will not be involved in any attack, and the US Administration hasn't the stones or desire to attack Iran.

So some false flag misdirection? Or a big nothing?

We wait and see.

10 posted on 11/13/2011 11:05:05 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Mmogamer

“0 support Israel? Highly doubt that will happen.”

It’s called bring the Jewish vote (and especially money) home...


11 posted on 11/13/2011 11:06:42 AM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: BobL

Took the words right out of my mouth.


12 posted on 11/13/2011 11:06:59 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: drewh
They have been saying this for how long now, 5 years, 10 years. I will believe it when I see it.
13 posted on 11/13/2011 11:22:05 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Olog-hai
How cowardly it makes us seem when the "Great Satan" has to wait for the "Little Satan" to make a move against the True Satan.

Post of the week.

14 posted on 11/13/2011 11:44:29 AM PST by Scutter
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To: drewh
Link to the original article in the Daily Mail.

It appears Debka took the article, rewrote it and posted it.

Lots of info in the Daily Mail article that's not in the Debka article.

15 posted on 11/13/2011 11:44:29 AM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: drewh

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “Israel to attack Iran”. A Google search for “Israel to attack Iran” brings up 4,070,000 hits.


16 posted on 11/13/2011 11:55:40 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Olog-hai

I pray that these leaks from the UK are merely deliberate misinformation. Happy as I would be to see Iran’s nuclear ambitions smashed, I don’t think that Israel is the one to do it. We have no carrier groups, no pilots trained to land on carriers, and a very hard time getting flyover clearance for such a mission, being a regional paraiah for beating the Moose Limbs and living better than them. The US has carriers and superpower status. Britain has carriers and former great power status. If the US is unwilling, let Tommy Atkins carry the white man’s burden once again. We’re not entirely white (lots of Eastern, Menashe and Ethiopian Jooos!), and entirely too small to take on that burden vis a vis Iran. All those astounding victories, 1948, 1967 and 1973, were in defensive wars. This is something else entirely.


17 posted on 11/13/2011 12:04:48 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: drewh

But...it’s the London Daily Mail!

;-)


18 posted on 11/13/2011 12:40:48 PM PST by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: familyop

The purpose of this public sabre - rattling is to convince Russia and China to go along with sanctions.


19 posted on 11/13/2011 2:02:16 PM PST by I Shall Endure
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To: I Shall Endure

China’s okay with military action against Iran, though.

‘China will not stop Israel if it decides to attack Iran’
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2781965/posts

Israel shows China evidence of Iran bomb program
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2461472/posts

Russia to be neutral in possible Iran-US armed conflict
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1618125/posts


20 posted on 11/13/2011 2:34:45 PM PST by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: I Shall Endure
Lawmaker: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Practicing for An EMP Attack on the United States
13 Nov 2011
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2806848/posts

Iran Placing Medium-Range Missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S. (12/09/10)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2640111/posts

‘Die Welt’: Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela (17 May 2011)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2721122/posts

Iran readies launch of new satellite
(Iran's second satellite launch, 11/09/2009
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2382720/posts

Russia, N.Korea, China give Iran missile aid -CIA
09/08/01
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/519198/posts

Iran military engineers on hand for N. Korea missile launch
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1664760/posts
(7/12/06)

10 Iranian Missile Engineers Visited N. Korea:Sankei reports(check on NK’s Chinese equipments)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1658850/posts
(07/01/06)

S. Korea, U.S. verifying reports on test of new N.K. missile in Iran: source
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1834307/posts
(4,000 kilometer range—will reach the Vatican—May 16th, 2007)

US confirms Iran launch of first home-built satellite
afp ^ | 2-03-09 | staff
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2177582/posts

Iran Satellite Launch Heightens Missile Development Concerns

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2009
http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=52939

Iran hails successful launch of satellite rocket
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2443266/posts

21 posted on 11/13/2011 2:38:20 PM PST by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks drewh.
Military sources add that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has told Obama more than once this year, "If Iran gets nuclear arms, Turkey will get nuclear arms."

22 posted on 11/13/2011 3:58:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eleutheria5
We have no carrier groups, no pilots trained to land on carriers, and a very hard time getting flyover clearance for such a mission, being a regional paraiah for beating the Moose Limbs and living better than them.

The Osarik raid was through northern Saudi Arabia, with permission. If the Israelis do it by air, it will be through the airspace of Irans mortal enemy, Saudi Arabia.
23 posted on 11/13/2011 4:14:54 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat

Not if the Saudis are staving off a “spring” of their own by posing as ultra-Muslims. They can’t be counted on. If we can’t go through the Suez or over Jordan or Saudi Arabia, we’ll have to do a Vasco de Gama. Got petrol for the trip around the horn? Carriers eliminate that problem, but we don’t have any.

This won’t be just one sortie like the Osirik raid. This will be a campaign, and unless we have a continuous green light from the Saudis or someone else, we can’t do an aerial campaign in the Persian Gulf. And at some point, the Saudis or whoever will be under extreme pressure to cut us off. They, of course, will bravely resist that pressure like the staunch, faithful stand-up guys they are./sarc

The other alternative is a land campaign. Good luck with that.


24 posted on 11/14/2011 3:50:43 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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