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  • Bibi's Choice (Israel to Attack Iran with Land Based Missiles instead of Airstrike?)

    07/04/2009 1:00:27 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 71 replies · 3,921+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/13/2009 | Peter Berkowitz
    snip Conversations over the last few weeks with more than a dozen members of Israel's larger national security community--right and left, scholars and military men and women, some coming out of the army and others the air force, some with decades of experience in military intelligence and others in clandestine operations, some former Knesset members and others former, current, and soon-to-be advisers to prime ministers--suggest it is fair to conclude that the professionals agree with the public that Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons is a game changer. Among them, there is a consensus that Israel has the technological capacity to...
  • Israel could use ballistic missiles against Iran-report

    03/17/2009 8:26:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,101+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 17, 2009 | Dan Williams
    JERUSALEM, March 17 (Reuters) - Ballistic missiles could be Israel's weapon of choice against Iranian nuclear facilities if it decides on a pre-emptive attack and deems air strikes too risky, according to a report by a Washington think-tank. Israel is widely assumed to have Jericho missiles capable of hitting Iran with an accuracy of a few dozen metres (yards) from target. Such a capability would be free of warplanes' main drawbacks -- limits on fuel and ordnance, and perils to pilots. Extrapolating from analyst assessments that the most advanced Jerichos carry 750 kg (1,650 lb) conventional warheads, Abdullah Toukan of...