Friday, October 16, 2009

'Israel may attack Iran after December'

A previous post on ILSA, Pentagon places “urgent” order for four massive bunker-busting bombs. Related?


Israel is making preparations to carry out military attacks in Iran after December, a French magazine reported overnight Wednesday.

According to the report in Le Canard Enchainé quoted by Israel Radio, Jerusalem has already ordered high-quality combat rations from a French food manufacturer for soldiers serving in elite units and has also asked reservists of these units staying abroad to return to Israel.

The magazine further reported that in a recent visit to France, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi told his French counterpart Jean-Louis Georgelin that Israel was not planning to bomb Iran, but might send elite troops to conduct activities on the ground there.

These, according to the magazine, could involve the sabotage of nuclear facilities as well as assassinations of top Iranian nuclear scientists.

Israel has recently toned down rhetoric against Iran so as not to hinder US diplomatic efforts for Iranian transparency regarding its nuclear program, but neither Jerusalem nor Washington have so far made any unequivocal statements to the effect that the military option against Iran was no longer being considered.

Israel has maintained that it has the military capability to tackle Iran on its own if sanctions against the Islamic Republic prove ineffective.

Israel accuses Iran of seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. Teheran maintains that its nuclear program is peaceful.

The Jerusalem Post could not confirm Le Canard Enchainé's report.

6 Opinion(s):

Vanilla Ice said...

Israel will klap those schmucks when they, and the world, least expect it.

Doberman said...

The sooner the better. The downside will be higher oil prices but methinks the Saudis will cover any Iranian shortfalls. Being Sunnis they don't want Shia Iran to have the nuke.

The upside is no nukes for Ahmafukwad and his mad mullahs. My call would be a "go" - now. Watch for the yanks moving ships and aircraft carriers into the gulf, that will be the time, unless of course Obama's got other plans like sharing a beer with the mullahs.

Vanilla Ice said...

I don't think Israel will consult with the schvatsa this time round.

Anonymous said...

Why not just give Ashkanazi the Peace Prize? ... or was he idea that it should go to an Islamic-named "black" man who will merely finance the war?

Anonymous said...

Israel will win. We saw the future, there are no Arabs in Star Trek.

Doberman said...

@ anon 1:20, lol. Might it be because they need to face east and pray 5 times a day? Where's east in space?