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  • Saudi Prince Muhammad On Eve of Accession, Plans War On Iran, with Israeli Attack on Hizballah

    11/21/2017 2:15:45 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | Nov 19 2017 ast
    The next Saudi King Crown Prince Muhammad and Israel agree that Iran is the biggest threat to the region, but Israel’s top soldier rules out initiating an attack on Hizballah. Two London publications on the same day shed unusual light on the next chapter in Saud royal history, as well as on the hitherto semi-clandestine ties between Riyadh and Jerusalem. Daily Mail, quoting “a source close to the Saudi royal family” reported that King Salman, 91, intends to give up the throne next week and name his son, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, 32 as his successor. The king will...
  • Exposed: Iran's Super Strategy to Crush America in a War

    06/20/2015 3:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The National Interest ^ | June 20, 2015 | Zachary Keck, managing editor
    Since assuming office in 2009, President Barack Obama has consistently held that the United States would carry out airstrikes to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. This position is supported by the vast majority of U.S. policy makers, lawmakers and the political elite, regardless of political affiliation. Nonetheless, it is also generally agreed that airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities would only have a limited impact on preventing Iran from acquiring the bomb. To be sure, a concerted airstrike effort against Iran would delay its ability to build a nuclear arsenal by several years. Nonetheless, Iran would be able to...
  • Iran attack decision nears, Israeli elite locks down (Sanctions have failed, again)

    05/17/2012 8:18:12 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/17/2012 | By Michael Stott
    A private door opens from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office in central Jerusalem directly into a long, modestly furnished, half-paneled room decorated with modern paintings by Israeli artists and a copy of Israel's 1948 declaration of independence. It contains little more than a long wooden table, brown leather chairs and a single old-fashioned white projector screen. This inner sanctum at the end of a corridor between Netanyahu's private room and the office of his top military adviser, is where one of the decade's most momentous military decisions could soon be taken: to launch an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear...
  • On Israel And Iran

    03/01/2012 7:36:18 AM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 3+ views
    My Take On Financial Events ^ | 3-1-2012 | Bruce Krastering
    On Israel And IranMarch 1, 2012Bruce Krastering A very big question mark hanging over the global table is what the hell is going to happen between Iran and Israel. I spoke with a fellow in Europe I know who has an informed opinion. There were no secrets discussed, but his thoughts on some of the variables including Syria, bunker bombs and timing were interesting. Will Israel allow Iran to develop a nuke? Not a chance in hell. What is the “over - under on timing”? Certainly less than two years. Does Israel have the capacity to take out concrete hardened...
  • Courting Jewish Voters, Obama Says 'No Options Off Table' On Iran [78% Jews Voted Obama 2008]

    12/16/2011 5:14:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 16, 2011 | Peter Nicholas
    Courting Jewish Voters, Obama Says 'No Options Off Table' On Iran By Peter Nicholas December 16, 2011 President Obama can't show enough love for the Jewish vote – er, community. With his approval rating among Jews down 20 points from his showing in the 2008 election -- and with Republicans eager to exploit Jewish anxieties about Obama's commitment to Israel -- the president isn't passing up many chances these days to proclaim that he's a loyal friend of the Jewish state. On Friday, he spoke to the Union for Reform Judaism and maintained that his administration has done right by...
  • Iran 1st Nuclear Power Plant To Launch Aug 21 - Russia

    08/13/2010 2:21:26 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 28 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 13-08-10 0849GMT
    MOSCOW (AFP)--Iran's first nuclear power plant, being built by Russia in the southern Iranian city of Bushehr, will formally launch on Aug. 21, a spokesman for the Russian atomic agency told AFP on Friday.
  • Israel Gets Ready To Strike At Iran's Nuclear Sites - Media

    03/28/2010 6:37:43 PM PDT · by Strategy · 53 replies · 3,262+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | March 29, 2010
    Israeli air force have practiced simulated strikes at Iran's nuclear facilities using airspace of at least two unidentified Arab countries, a newspaper published in east Jerusalem reported. According to Al Manar paper, several Israeli combat jets carried out in late February bombing drills "targeting" known Iranian nuclear sites "in two Arab countries in the Persian Gulf, which are close territorially with the Islamic republic and cooperate with Israel on this issue." Al Manar said Israel had received the permission to use the airspace from the top leadership of these countries and Washington "gave a blessing" to Tel Aviv to conduct...
  • Israelis ponder the perils of hitting Iran

    01/04/2010 8:43:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 890+ views
    Space War ^ | 12/30/2009 | UPI via Space War
    Amid mounting concern that Israel may unleash pre-emptive strikes against Iran to attack its nuclear facilities, some Israeli commentators are preaching restraint. They warn that Israel does not have the firepower to deliver a knockout blow to Iran's perceived drive for nuclear weapons and faces a potentially withering Iranian retaliation the likes of which they have never endured before. "It must be stated plainly: Israel does not have independent strike capability against Iran -- not in the broad sense of the term," Amos Harel wrote in the liberal daily Haaretz Wednesday. "The air force is capable of delivering a certain...
  • The Iran Attack Plan

    09/25/2009 8:10:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 687+ views
    SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 The Iran Attack Plan Iran's acknowledgment that it is developing a second uranium-enrichment facility does little to dispel the view that the regime is developing a weapons program. Israel must consider not just whether to proceed with a strike against Iran—but how. By ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN When the Israeli army’sthen-Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Halutz was asked in 2004 how far Israel would go to stop Iran's nuclear program, he replied: "2,000 kilometers," roughly the distance been the two countries. Israel's political and military leaders have long made it clear that they are considering taking decisive military...
  • Obama Is Pushing Israel Toward War

    09/15/2009 3:11:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 1,036+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 15, 2009 | Bret Stephens
    Events are fast pushing Israel toward a pre-emptive military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, probably by next spring. That strike could well fail. Or it could succeed at the price of oil at $300 a barrel, a Middle East war, and American servicemen caught in between. So why is the Obama administration doing everything it can to speed the war process along? At July's G-8 summit in Italy, Iran was given a September deadline to start negotiations over its nuclear programs. Last week, Iran gave its answer: No. Instead, what Tehran offered was a five-page document that was the diplomatic...
  • Tehran's Nuclear Endgame

    09/13/2009 8:44:27 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 14 replies · 690+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2009 | Editorial
    It's beginning to look like peace had its chance with Iran and failed. Tehran is facing a Tuesday deadline to respond to the Group of Six offer to open talks on trade if Iran ends its nuclear enrichment program. The United States should make contingency plans for when Israel takes action.
  • Arabs pressure Obama to endorse strike on Iran

    08/14/2009 8:26:33 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies · 996+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 14, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – For the first time since coming into office, President Obama is under serious pressure to study the possibility of an Israeli military strike against Iran, a top Egyptian intelligence official told WND. The Egyptian official said the pressure does not only come from Israel but also from Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia that are at odds with Iran and its Shiite theocracy. The official said Prince Saud Al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, has been involved in an intense, behind-the-scenes lobbying effort urging the U.S. and other Western countries to do everything necessary to ensure Iran does not...
  • Israel Prepared to Take on Iran

    08/01/2009 8:24:37 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 7 replies · 1,047+ views ^ |
    Israel Prepared to Take on Iran Israel this week reiterated its stance on dealing with the Iranian nuclear program, with Defense Minister Ehud Barak stating, "We clearly believe that no option should be removed from the table. This is our policy. We mean it." Barak's comments came as U.S. officials, including Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and National Security Advisor James Jones, traveled to Israel to discuss Iran. The Obama administration, for its part, continued to hold out for diplomacy, with Gates commenting, "The timetable the president laid out [for negotiating] still seems to be viable and does not significantly...
  • Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran?

    07/16/2009 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 9 replies · 1,177+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | July 16, 2009 | Sheera Frenkel in Jerusalem
    Two Israeli missile class warships have sailed through the Suez Canal ten days after a submarine capable of launching a nuclear missile strike, in preparation for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
  • Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

    07/15/2009 7:18:13 PM PDT · by metmom · 191 replies · 7,931+ views
    TIMESONLINE ^ | July 16, 2009
    Two Israeli missile class warships have sailed through the Suez Canal ten days after a submarine capable of launching a nuclear missile strike, in preparation for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The deployment into the Red Sea, confirmed by Israeli officials, was a clear signal that Israel was able to put its strike force within range of Iran at short notice. It came before long-range exercises by the Israeli air force in America later this month and the test of a missile defence shield at a US missile range in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Is Israel going to have to attack Iran and Syria soon?

    05/09/2009 4:21:27 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 12 replies · 1,173+ views
    Watchman Warning ^ | Hal Lindsey
    Go to this site and watch this video: Is Israel going to have to attack Iran and Syria soon? Click on the video dated 5/9/2009. There are other videos you can also watch. Watchman Warning
  • 'Israel Military Drills In Preparation To Attack Iran'

    05/03/2009 8:41:40 AM PDT · by Strategy · 29 replies · 2,063+ views
    Zee News ^ | May 3, 2009
    Jerusalem, While the United States is talking about dialogue with Iran, the Israel military has conducted secret drills in a move being interpreted as preparations to foil Tehran's nuclear ambition at any cost, media reports said on Sunday. The Air Force has staged secret manoeuvres between Israel and the British colony of Gibraltar near southern Spain, local media reported quoting French Newspaper L'express. The drills held 3,800 kilometres away from Israel "confirms that the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) is making concrete preparations" to attack Iran if it refuses to stop its contentious nuclear programme, the report said.
  • Israel stands ready to bomb Iran's nuclear sites

    04/17/2009 4:24:42 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 166 replies · 8,086+ views
    The Times of London ^ | April 18, 2009 | Sheera Frenkel
    The Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran's nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by its new government. Among the steps taken to ready Israeli forces for what would be a risky raid requiring pinpoint aerial strikes are the acquisition of three Airborne Warning and Control (AWAC) aircraft and regional missions to simulate the attack. snip “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....
  • Report: Israel to Attack Iran This Year (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE Deploy Defensive Missile)

    04/16/2009 8:03:50 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 18 replies · 1,320+ views
    Israel Today ^ | Thursday, April 16, 2009
    United Press International reported on Wednesday that Arab gulf states are convinced that Israel will attack Iran's nuclear facilities in the very near future, and that the Islamic Republic's first response will be to launch missiles at its Arab neighbors. Iran considers states such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates to be collaborators with an imperialist American regime, and therefore culpable in any US-backed Israeli strike on its soil. According to the report, those states are currently deploying Patriot missile batteries to defend against incoming Iranian missiles. Meanwhile, Israeli President Shimon Peres told visiting US envoy...
  • IDF chief: Israel must prepare to attack Iran

    03/17/2009 8:02:52 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 1 replies · 332+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 3-17-09 | Israel Today Staff
    Israeli army chief Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi told his American hosts on Monday that while diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear program should move forward, Israel has no choice but to prepare for military intervention, just in case. In meetings with special US envoy to the Persian Gulf Dennis Ross and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ashkenazi said that Israel wants a peaceful, diplomatic resolution to the crisis, but cannot under any circumstances tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran.