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If Israel bombed Iran, what would life in Tel Aviv be like?
WaPo ^ | 9/21/2012 | Anat Berko

Posted on 09/23/2012 10:42:50 AM PDT by mojito

“Our pilots,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaims on the Channel 2 TV news, “carried out their difficult and dangerous task for the sake of the state of Israel. They have struck several Iranian nuclear facilities and have returned safely.”

For months, Israeli officials had been debating whether a strike would be worth the risk. I’m relieved they have finally acted, but I worry: What if the reactors and other nuclear facilities, which are scattered throughout Iran, some buried deep underground, aren’t entirely destroyed?

Outside my house in Tel Aviv, the early-morning stillness has been pierced by the sound of explosions; sirens lag behind the shrieks of incoming missiles. Military vehicles, loudspeakers mounted on their roofs, roll through the streets, announcing passwords that call up reserve soldiers — Israeli men and women who’ve completed their mandatory military service — joined by some volunteers. The soldiers hurry out of their homes, buttoning their uniforms and scattering to bases and missions across the country. The massacres of Jews and the piles of ash left by the Nazis are part of our collective memory. So we take responsibility for our own defense — of a land that is both a haven and a self-imposed ghetto for the Jewish people.

My husband, a volunteer beyond the age of his mandatory reserve duty, is called up to defend the home front.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; nuclearweapons
The third in the series of imaginative scenarios of the aftermath of an Israeli strike on Iran.
1 posted on 09/23/2012 10:42:59 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

joyful


2 posted on 09/23/2012 10:47:00 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: mojito
Just a matter of time. One of these mornings we will wake up to see that this war has already begun.

October 15th is the day I predict as that is the next no moon night. I guess time will tell.

3 posted on 09/23/2012 10:49:57 AM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: mojito

You tell me. I see pictures of Israeli girls in bikinis at the beach with an M-4 slung over their back - there must be a real reason for that.....I read of bombings and Katusha rockets slamming border towns constantly.....I read of settlers being massacred (beheaded, shot, stabbed, blown up).....I read of all sorts of fear, anxiety and turmoil and it would seem to me that it would HAVE to permeate the daily life of an Israeli Jew immensely (in no way to be confused with the pampered American Jew).

Somehow, I’d think the Israeli Jew will rejoice their government had taken action despite an obvious undermining from the evil Obama Administration (with the concurrence of the pampered American Jew).

I’d say an airstrike, a missile strike, even a good nuking would do wonders for their morale.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 10:50:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: mojito

Wouldn’t now be a good time for Israel to bomb Iran considering Imadinnerjacket is out of the country?


5 posted on 09/23/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT by moovova
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To: mojito

The drums of war sound louder every day. Don’t be surprised to see it turn into a real shooting war in a week or two.


6 posted on 09/23/2012 10:56:13 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: mojito

Another option for Israel, that has been mentioned, is the Jericho EMP bomb that would destroy all of Iran’s electrical infrastructure without much human casuality. It would throw Iran back into the Stone Ages.

Link: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/12017


7 posted on 09/23/2012 10:56:56 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Newbomb Turk

The only way an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities works is if do it in conjuction with the the Corleone Gambit.

“The Ayatollahs are all dead. So is Nasrallah, Ahmedinejad, Gen Jafari, Assad. Today I settled all Family business, so don’t tell me you’re innocent, Morsi. Admit what you did.”

The next day, there will be peace in the middle east.


8 posted on 09/23/2012 11:00:43 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: mojito

If Israel bombed Iran, what would life in Tel Aviv be like?

If Israel - doesn’t - supress Iran’s nuclear program what will life be like in Tel Aviv?

Israel is a piece of raw meat surrounded by tigers.


9 posted on 09/23/2012 11:02:39 AM PDT by Ed Story
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Yes, but those facilities far underground would be hardened against such an attack—as would underground comm. it would set them back, but not far. Cut off the head and drop in weapons for the population.

It would be over in a week.


10 posted on 09/23/2012 11:04:08 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: Gaffer

Sometimes a horrible ending is better than horrors without end.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 11:04:08 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I’d be surprised. We’ve heard the same thing for around 4 years now.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 11:05:07 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: moovova
Wouldn’t now be a good time for Israel to bomb Iran considering Imadinnerjacket is out of the country?

Yes it would. Then Israel could shoot his plane down on his return flight to Tehran.
13 posted on 09/23/2012 11:09:46 AM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: Vermont Lt

A deeply buried underground nuclear facility can be easily changed to a deeply buried nuclear facility TOMB when the entrances are closed.


14 posted on 09/23/2012 11:12:42 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I like that option, but taking out Iran’s nukes (an EMP is a great idea) would be enough. Radical Islam is a cancer on the Middle East and the world, which Barry Hussein Obama has actually made worse and allowed it to spread. Israel will act against Iran. If they can wait until January, they will have the backing of President Romney.

Anyway, Netanyahu cant pack up and move to Vegas after taking out Moe Green... ;)


15 posted on 09/23/2012 11:16:39 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Hulka

A deeply buried underground nuclear facility can be easily changed to a deeply buried nuclear facility TOMB when the entrances are closed........................................ About 4 bunker buster guided bombs at 30 second intervals would probably take care of it.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 11:19:40 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
The drums of war sound louder every day. Don’t be surprised to see it turn into a real shooting war in a week or two.

Given that the Israelis know that Osama Obama & Friends view their nation with utter contempt one would think that Israel would wait until after the election.It's hard to imagine an attack beforehand not helping Osama enormously.

17 posted on 09/23/2012 11:22:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: mojito

What will happen an hour after Tel Aviv is detroyed:
http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/023326.html


18 posted on 09/23/2012 11:27:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Ed Story

Surrounded by tigers? I don’t think so. Surrounded by JACKALS, cowardly scavengers—that’s more like it!


19 posted on 09/23/2012 11:30:06 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Vermont Lt

I would think that because Iran’s nuke facilities are hardened and perhaps even EMP-proofed, Israeli soldiers would have to physically breach them and destroy them from the inside, OR go nuclear at Iran’s high value sites and CHERNOBYLize them, making them INHABITABLE.


20 posted on 09/23/2012 11:45:40 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Newbomb Turk
Just a matter of time. One of these mornings we will wake up to see that this war has already begun.

I've held the same thought for some time now, though I think the results will culminate in a huge change in life as we know it.

21 posted on 09/23/2012 11:51:33 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Correction: Uninhabitable!


22 posted on 09/23/2012 11:54:35 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: mojito

I believe Pakistanis can be bought. The Pakistanis will do it. We’re not spending money there for nothing?


23 posted on 09/23/2012 11:57:23 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I think 0bama triggered the Islamic rioting on purpose (He KEEPS PUSHING ‘THE MOVIE’ LIE to exacerbate the situation) in an attempt to stop Israel from attacking Iran. Think about how Israel would be demonized for attacking Muslims for being upset about a movie. THAT would be the narrative, not the correct narrative of an attack due to Iran’s weaponized nuke development. Israel would be condemned by the world, including 0bama for ‘overreacting to Muslim protests over a movie’. This is why 0bama keeps mentioning the damn movie!


24 posted on 09/23/2012 12:00:32 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Newbomb Turk

Does moonlight still matter for air attacks? Serious question — I just don’t know how much visual detection matters anymore.


25 posted on 09/23/2012 12:24:09 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: mojito

26 posted on 09/23/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Travis McGee
#26 is for you...
27 posted on 09/23/2012 12:59:00 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
"Does moonlight still matter for air attacks? "

Not at all. Save this as a "KML file", drag it onto Google Earth and double-click it...

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That is how it is done nowadays... (Can you spell "JDAM Nuke"?)

28 posted on 09/23/2012 1:37:04 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Meanwhile over the United States North Korea and Iran have separately launch nuclear weapons into space and sent America back to the 9th century. It is expected 90% of Americans will die in the next few months.


29 posted on 09/23/2012 1:54:19 PM PDT by rcofdayton
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To: Newbomb Turk
October 15th is the day I predict as that is the next no moon night. I guess time will tell.

Sept. 26th, Yom Kippur (the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people). Watch for Iran or it's proxies to hit Israel that day.
30 posted on 09/23/2012 2:29:52 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: TXnMA

Our nukes are not JDAM.

They have a different guidance kit.


31 posted on 09/23/2012 2:33:32 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Gay State Conservative
I don't think Netanyahu wants to bet the existence of his country on the outcome of the US election. There are three possibilities:

1. Wait for the election. Obama gets re-elected and Israel is in worse shape than it is now.

2. Wait for the election. Romney wins but doesn't assume power until January. Iran might assemble a device OR start a war before then. Not a good scenario for Israel.

3. He goes now and saves his country. He leaves the US presidential outcome up to the US electorate.

I like 3.

32 posted on 09/23/2012 4:53:31 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: rcofdayton

33 posted on 09/23/2012 5:53:52 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The Kojak warning:

“You come near me,
or my family
and I’ll scatter your brains
from here to White Plains.”


34 posted on 09/24/2012 6:03:46 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: mojito

Israel is struck by missiles and mortars nearly every day.

How would they notice the difference?


35 posted on 09/24/2012 6:08:57 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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