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IDF chief: Iran's nuclear program must continue to be disrupted
Haaretz ^ | 2-1-12

Posted on 02/01/2012 3:00:09 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said on Wednesday that the threats facing Israel have increased and intensified in recent years due to regional instability. He also said that Iran's attempts to acquire nuclear weapons must continue to be disrupted.

Speaking to the Herzliya Conference, Gantz said that Iran's nuclear program is a "global problem and a regional problem".

He added that Iran could cross the nuclear threshold within a year, if it decides to do so. "There is no doubt that Iran is seeking military nuclear capability," Gantz said.

Gantz said that Gulf states are just as concerned about Iran's nuclear program as Israel is. He added, however, that "we must not forget one basic thing: Israel is the only country in the world which someone is calling for its destruction and which someone is building the tools to do so. This is something that cannot be ignored."

"The world and the region must continue to isolate Iran," Gantz said. "It is correct to continue economic pressure and sanctions, from which we are starting to see signs of achievement and progress in terms of what is going on in Iran. It is correct to act and continue to disrupt processes associated with the development of the Iranian nuclear project and to work to enhance oversight over what is happening."

Gantz said that there must be a strong military option, ready to be used "if and when it is needed".

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1 posted on 02/01/2012 3:00:14 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
It is correct to act and continue to disrupt processes associated with the development of the Iranian nuclear project

Assassinations and computer viruses.

Good job Israel! Blow up the scientists and their programs!

Added bonus - it enrages islamatards and horrifies liberals.

2 posted on 02/01/2012 3:07:24 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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3 posted on 02/01/2012 4:33:51 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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Thanks DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis, additional:
4 posted on 02/04/2012 12:44:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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