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Report: Israel To Employ High-Tech Weapons In Iran Strike
Ynet News ^ | November 17, 2011

Posted on 11/17/2011 11:10:52 AM PST by Fennie

Current and former US intelligence officials estimate that any Israeli attack on nuclear sites in Iran would go far beyond airstrikes from F-15 and F-16 fighter jets and likely include electronic warfare against the Islamic Republic's electric grid, Internet, cell phone network, and emergency frequencies for firemen and police officers.

The officials, who based their assessment on a US intelligence report published last summer, told the Daily Beast news website that Israel has been assembling a multibillion-dollar array of high-tech weapons that would allow it to jam, blind, and deafen Tehran's defenses in the case of a pre-emptive aerial strike.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; military

1 posted on 11/17/2011 11:10:54 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie

The link doesn’t work.


2 posted on 11/17/2011 11:11:56 AM PST by Publius
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To: Fennie

We’ve been hearing this for YEARS.

It never happens.

Doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t happen, but the endless false reportage is boring and stupid.


3 posted on 11/17/2011 11:13:00 AM PST by Westbrook
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To: Fennie
Report: Israel To Employ High-Tech Weapons In Iran Strike

And all this time I had been expecting them to attack with stone knives and bearskins.

4 posted on 11/17/2011 11:13:00 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Fennie

they told the daily beast? yeah, that makes it credible.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 11:14:21 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Westbrook

Maybe it IS true, since the link has been censored!


6 posted on 11/17/2011 11:14:43 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Fennie

Broke Link


7 posted on 11/17/2011 11:16:08 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Fennie

They’d probably also take Achmedinijad’s lunch money.


8 posted on 11/17/2011 11:27:38 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Fennie

This is the most famous, well-publicized secret attack since Attilla the Hun made dinner reservations for 40,000 at his favorite restaurant in Rome.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 11:39:25 AM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: KarlInOhio
And all this time I had been expecting them to attack with stone knives and bearskins. LOL, I haven't thought of that line in a long time!
10 posted on 11/17/2011 11:42:04 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: Fennie

Shock and awe Israeli style won’t do much damage to Iran, but will cost the US taxpayers and consumers a bunch of money.


11 posted on 11/17/2011 11:47:46 AM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Fennie

We shall see. But Israel and the Democrats are looking for any excuse at all to declare martial law and cancel elections.

An attack on Iran now would give Obama what he needs to thwart the will of the people and stay in office indefinitely.


12 posted on 11/17/2011 11:52:34 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B

Sorry. Should be “Obama and the Democrats”.


13 posted on 11/17/2011 11:54:31 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B

there must be something in the water there in Mauritius,


14 posted on 11/17/2011 11:54:47 AM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: PGR88

“I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit”...it’s the only way to be sure.


15 posted on 11/17/2011 11:59:02 AM PST by theshadow3581
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To: PGR88

“I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit”...it’s the only way to be sure.


16 posted on 11/17/2011 11:59:45 AM PST by theshadow3581
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To: Fennie

Some of the methods used will probably be surprisingly low tech. If an Israeli strike ever occurs, it’ll be nothing like anyone expected. We’ll all be scratching our heads wondering: How’d they do that?


17 posted on 11/17/2011 12:03:07 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc
Some of the methods used will probably be surprisingly low tech. If an Israeli strike ever occurs, it’ll be nothing like anyone expected. We’ll all be scratching our heads wondering: How’d they do that?


Al Kibar (Syria, 2007)


Osirak (Iraq, 1981)

What are the chances that Israel could surprise Iran too?

18 posted on 11/17/2011 12:25:34 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1
Method, timing, or any manner of ways.

The Entebbe raid is a good example. The hostages were taken there because it was thought they'd be out of Israel's reach.

Obviously, this is more complex and the stakes are higher. However, I'd never underestimate the Israelis with so much on the line.

19 posted on 11/17/2011 12:32:25 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc
Obviously, this is more complex and the stakes are higher. However, I'd never underestimate the Israelis with so much on the line.

I overestimated Israel; I thought this would be solved years ago. They need to get moving, perhaps before Iran is prepared or perhaps after Iran decides that this is another false alarm, but it needs to happen within months, not years. The alternative is to nuke Iran and wipe that country out . . . in retaliation. I prefer preempting and saving lives on both sides.

20 posted on 11/17/2011 12:38:17 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1
I thought this would be solved years ago.

Same here, but I cannot imagine the preparation required for the operation and certain regional blowback. Problems getting the reactor online and Stuxnet were likely methods to give more time. Additionally, the political climate changed in 2008. I believe 2012, being a presidential election year, has some bearing on what will transpire.

I'd expect Israel to do something after we've left Iraq. Obama will get a call from Netanyahu....similar to the one Pakistan probably got during/after the bin Laden raid......saying "we're doing this, deal with it."

He'll be boxed in. If he supports Israel, he'll have to deal with his base. If he doesn't he'll have to deal with everyone else.

These are all assumptions, of course. Biggest problem is.....they're assumptions based on what we know. Generally, that changes on a regular basis and some of it isn't true anyway.

21 posted on 11/17/2011 12:51:58 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Fennie

http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-4149819,00.html


22 posted on 11/17/2011 12:52:11 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Fennie

They will use a EMP bombs via cruise missiles from a submarine. Not nuclear but will take down the electrical grid and hopefully Iran’s defenses. This would be prior to an air attack and would be coordinated with ground operations.

We will get a first hand look at what happens during an EMP. The first strike weapon of choice of either the USA or Russia in any exchange and Iran’s ultimate goal for the USA. (a nuke exploded 250 miles over Chicago that takes out the entire USA electrical grid permanently according to the 2008 EMP Commission Report to Congress.

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23 posted on 11/17/2011 12:54:51 PM PST by Any Fate But Submission
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To: Fennie

Let a thousand Stuxnets bloom.


24 posted on 11/17/2011 12:56:48 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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25 posted on 11/17/2011 1:41:04 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: 240B

The Civil War, WW I & II didn’t stop elections get a grip...


26 posted on 11/17/2011 2:37:53 PM PST by databoss
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