| 2007/1/6 23:49||Profile|
| Re: Revealed: Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran|
The way I read this article Israel is training for this, but will only use it if absolutely necessary? Is that the way you read it Jordon?
| 2007/1/7 0:08||Profile|
"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11
The attack would be the first with nuclear weapons since 1945, when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Israeli weapons would each have a force equivalent to one-fifteenth of the Hiroshima bomb.
If this happened it would be a very big acculmation in a possible world war that has been brewing for quite awhile. We need to trust the Lord in these days of uncertainity. Our Lord is a mighty rock and fortress to those that hear and obey His commands. We are those that hear His voice and thereby we have nothing to be afraid.
Here is the same story on Fox News:
[b]Report: Israel Planning Nuke Raid on Iran Uranium Enrichment Sites[/b]
The way I read this article Israel is training for this, but will only use it if absolutely necessary?
Yes this is not a alarm for the worst but worth while to be "watchful" and "prayerful" about these things.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
| 2007/1/7 0:16||Profile|
Well, I don't think Israel is merely "training" for it. I think their pretty darn serious. "Training" is too easy a word to use. Israel considers Iran a national security threat, basically. I doubt if the U.S. will intervene militarily due to Iraq, and the U.S. has already given the "go" for Israel to do whatever it wants concerning Iran. But, we'll see. I don't think it will become a "world war"-- just a "mid-east" war at most. But, who knows what will happen before this decade is over.
Edit: The FOX article says "sources close to the Pentagon said the United States was highly unlikely to give approval for tactical nuclear weapons to be used"-- which I'm not sure of. The U.S. is quite friendly with Israel and if Israel wanted to pull this off, I'm sure they could get away with it.
| 2007/1/7 0:39||Profile|
| Re: Jordan|
the Israelis are good. Smart.
What you see here with this article is good execution of asymetrical warfare. What I mean is this: in asymetrical warfare EVERYTHING is a weapon, and that includes using the press, either to convey warnings, or to confuse your enemy as to your real intent.
Why would the Israelis use the Guardian, and Fox News to telegraph battle plans to the Iranians?
The first reason, might be, you poke a stick into the anthill, and observe how the ants run.
The Israeli's have siginificant recon satellite intelligence, as well as signals intercept, so that they view what the next Iranian move is, hence, is there increased activity at the target sites?......or the target sites they mentioned are NOT the targets.....or they will not be attacking by air at all....or both...or none, d'ya get me?
I would wager, that at this moment, cruising on patrol, in the Persian Gulf ,armed with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, are two to three Israeli Navy Dolphin class submarines. From these subs will come the first blow, and it might be to take out any Iranian air defense systems and/or fighter interceptors...or they might even launch an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) attack on the Iranian electric grid. An EMP blast is to dentonate a nuclear weapon HIGH in the atmosphere above the target country, and what that does is to fry EVERY SINGLE CIRCUIT in the area covered. Computers, cars, electrical generation plants, TV's, radios, everything that uses circuitry.
This article will explain it better than me:
that would be the first salvo, than the attack aircraft to hit the Iranian nuclear sites, and maybe a third or fourth wave to deal with any Iranian counterattacks.
Its not a question of "if", but "when".
The Iranians were warned by Prime Minister Olmert, they have ignored the warning and stated their intentions to destroy Israel. This will be to their peril, watch...and pray.
I'm not a "pat robertson", I have felt this for a while now, and its coming, soon.
Jews will never again be herded like animals to their destruction in a second holocaust, Ahmadinejab is a child, and his cleric Khanamanae lives under delusion, along with the other muslims clerics in Qom Iran that spit out their bile and venom against Israel.
God made a Covenant with Israel, and it is irrevocable.
May God protect Israel.
| 2007/1/7 2:00|
"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11
[b]Israel denies report it plans to use nukes against Iran[/b]
LONDON, England (AP) -- A British newspaper reported Sunday that Israel has drafted plans to strike as many as three targets in Iran with low-yield nuclear weapons, aiming to halt Tehran's uranium enrichment program. The Israeli Foreign Ministry denied the report.
Citing multiple unidentified Israeli military sources, The Sunday Times said the proposals involved using so-called "bunker-buster" nuclear weapons to attack nuclear facilities at three sites south of the Iranian capital.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office said it would not respond to the claim. "We don't respond to publications in the Sunday Times," said Miri Eisin, Olmert's spokeswoman.
Israeli Minister of Strategic Threats Avigdor Lieberman also declined to comment on the report.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev denied the report and said that "the focus of the Israeli activity today is to give full support to diplomatic actions" and the implementation of a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt enrichment.
The United States and its allies accuse Tehran of secretly trying to produce atomic weapons, but Iran claims its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes, including generating electricity.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has condemned the U.N. resolution as invalid and illegal.
Though Olmert has not explicitly ruled out a military strike against Iran's nuclear program, he has repeatedly said the issue should be dealt with diplomatically.
Because an Iranian nuclear bomb would affect the entire world, Olmert has said, the problem must be solved by the international community.
The Sunday Times reported that Mossad, the Israeli spy agency, believes Iran could produce enough enriched uranium to build nuclear weapons within two years. It also reported the top three targets for the Israelis were Natanz, where thousands of centrifuges are being installed, a heavy water reactor at Arak and a uranium conversion facility near Isfahan.
Israeli pilots, the newspaper reported, have made flights to the British colony of Gibraltar to train for the 2,000-mile round trip to the Iranian targets.
The Israeli army declined to comment when asked by The Associated Press on Sunday whether the Israeli air force was training for an attack against Iranian nuclear facilities.
"I refuse to believe that anyone here would consider using nuclear weapons against Iran," Reuven Pedatzur, a prominent defense analyst and columnist for the daily Haaretz, told the AP. "It is possible that this was a leak done on purpose, as deterrence, to say 'someone better hold us back, before we do something crazy."'
Ephraim Kam, a strategic expert at Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Strategic Studies and a former senior army intelligence officer, also dismissed the report.
"No reliable source would ever speak about this, certainly not to the Sunday Times," Kam said.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
| 2007/1/7 9:40||Profile|
Heh, after doing some googling, the Sunday Times has reported this story for quite some time. The Sunday Times is also owned by Rupert Murdoch.
September 3, 2006
April 09, 2006
January 27, 2006
December 11, 2005
and as long ago as March 14, 2005
Revealed: Israel plans strike on Iranian nuclear plant
[Edit: I can't get the links to be clickable, agitating me... lol]
| 2007/1/7 11:45||Profile|
IN HEAVENLY PLACES WITH JESUS
anyone read Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39?
| 2007/1/7 12:37||Profile|