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|Re: [cal-libs] Israel Has Six Months to Hit Iran
Posted by: "Sandor J. Woren" email@example.com sjworendo
Sun Nov 5, 2006 6:04 pm (PST)
This is worrisome, to say the least. I have confidence that Israel will
do the right thing in the right time frame, but I don't trust Euhud
Ohlmert in the captain's seat. Israel needs a leader of the caliber of
Winston Churchill, Binyamen Netanyahu, or Menachem Begin. Unfortunately,
Netanyahu is the only one of these three available now. My prediction:
before the crises occurs, Ohlmert will not survive a no-confidence vote
in the Knesset, and Netanyahu will return to his post as Prime Minster.
Bruce Cohen wrote:
> * Israel Has Six Months to Hit Iran*
> Iran is accelerating its uranium enrichment efforts and Israel could
> have only six months to destroy Tehran’s nuclear capabilities or risk
> an Iranian nuclear attack, according to influential Israeli columnist
> Caroline Glick.
> “Just as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has dropped nearly all
> pretenses about his intentions to achieve nuclear weapons, so too he
> makes it clear daily that he intends to use such weapons to annihilate
> Israel,” Glick writes in the Jerusalem Post.
> “With Iran speeding up its program, Israel may have as little as six
> months to launch a strike on its nuclear facilities before they can
> start churning out atomic bombs.”
> But other developments may constrict Israel’s ability to act, Glick
> To the north in Lebanon, French-commanded U.N. forces are turning a
> blind eye to the weapons being smuggled to Hezbollah terrorist forces
> from Syr! ia.
> What’s more, France’s Defense Minister has called Israeli Air Force
> flights over Lebanon “extremely dangerous” and said France’s forces
> there could fire on the Israeli flights.
> The U.N. forces “are making it clear that they view the IDF [Israeli
> Defense Force], not Hezbollah, as their enemy,” Glick reports.
> “Were Israel to attempt to take action against Hezbollah or Syria to
> prevent them from attacking in anticipation of an Israeli strike on
> Iran, there can be little doubt how [the U.N.] forces would respond.”
> To the south, Egypt is increasing its military presence along its
> border with the Gaza Strip and “assiduously preparing its military for
> war against Israel,” according to Glick.
> The Egyptian government, she notes, is “colluding” with smugglers
> bringing increasingly sophisticated weapons to Palestinian terrorists
> in Gaza.
> Glick, who has been sharply critical of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
> Olmert and his government’s tepid responses to the growing threats,
> “As if having hostile Europeans guarding genocidal Iranian proxies in
> the north, and hostile Egyptians guarding and arming genocidal
> Palestinians in the south weren’t enough, it was reported that the
> Olmert government is considering allowing thousands of armed PLO
> terrorists from the Badr Brigade in Jordan to relocate to Gaza.
> “It doesn’t have to be this way.”
> From WWW.NewMax.Com <http://www.NewMax.Com>
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7. Iran gets stronger
Posted by: "lel817" firstname.lastname@example.org lel817
Sun Nov 5, 2006 6:04 pm (PST)
Iran gets stronger
Filed under: Front Page, Iran
DEBKAfile's Military Sources: The spectacular swarm of sophisticated
missiles fired in Iran's surprise military exercise stuns military
planners in the US, Israel and Europe
Our sources reveal that scores of surface missiles – a record for any
war games anywhere - were tested simultaneously at a desert testing
site some two hours drive from Tehran Thursday, Nov. 2. Precisely
planned, the testing went smoothly. Input has not yet come in about
the accuracy of their targeting.
A senior American missile expert told DEBKAfile that the Iranians
demonstrated up-to-date missile-launching technology which the West
had not known them to possess. They also displayed unfamiliar
warheads. But their most startling feat was the successful first test-
fire of the long-range Shehab-3 with its cluster of tens of small
bomblets, as DEBKAfile revealed Oct. 31. The entire range bore the
imprint of new purchases from China.
This Shehab-3, whose 2,000-km range brings Israel, the Middle East
and Europe within reach - may be more than a match for any anti-
missile missile system in American, Israeli or European arsenals –
depending critically on the point of its fragmentation. Some of its
features are still an enigma in the West.
If the Shehab-3's cluster separates close to target, the Israel-US
Arrow has a chance to intercept it, but the Americans and Israelis
have no defense against the multiple warhead if it separates at a
Another point made by DEBKAfile's sources is that the spectacular
missile show may have been designed for European consumption as much
as to impress the US and Israel. Rather than making a secret of the
display, General Rahim Safavi, commander of the Revolutionary Guards,
which staged the exercise, bragged that Iran had proved its ability
to strike targets outside the Middle East. Europe, which Tehran sees
as susceptible to such threats, was being warned that it would be
first in line for a backlash from a US or Israeli strike against
Iran's nuclear facilities.
Iran announced its war game Wednesday night, Nov. 1, in response to
the to the US-led naval movements and buildup in the in the Red Sea
(see separate item).
Some of the other missiles tested in the exercise were the Shehab-2,
Aolfaqar-73, Fateh-110, Scud B and Zelzal-2.
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