Israel Considers Pre-Emptive Attack On Iran

2 Oct 2006
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I can have a big stick but you can't! How does that work then? Like it or not (I hate it), the genie is out of the bottle as far as nuclear weapons are concerned and yet one country thinks they have the right to say to another country, "We're responsible enough to have nuclear weapons but you aren't. Therefore we will attack you in order to destroy your weapon building".

Israel Considers Pre-Emptive Attack On Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally support in his cabinet for an attack on Iran, according to government sources.

The country's defence minister Ehud Barak and the foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman are said to be among those backing a pre-emptive strike to neutralise Iran's nuclear ambitions.

But a narrow majority of ministers currently oppose the move, which could trigger a wave of regional retaliation.

The debate over possible Israeli military action has reached fever pitch in recent days with newspaper leader columns discussing the benefits and dangers of hitting Iran.

Mr Lieberman responded to the reports of a push to gain cabinet approval by saying that "Iran poses the most dangerous threat to world order."

But he said Israel's military options should not be a matter for public discussion.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to report on the state of Iran's nuclear capabilities on November 8, and that assessment is likely to influence Israel's decision.

Western intelligence officials estimate that Iran is still at least two to three years away from obtaining a nuclear bomb.

Israel has long made it clear that it will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear capability that could threaten the Jewish State.

Publicly it is pushing for a diplomatic offensive against Iran - including the imposition of sanctions - rather than a military strike.

But prime minister Netanyahu has repeatedly warned that all options are on the table.

Israel's former defence minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer told Haraatez newspaper that he feared a "horror scenario" if Israel attacked Iran.

Washington is also strongly opposed to Israel taking unilateral action.

Any strike on Iran could trigger retaliation from Iran and across the region.

Syria, a close ally of Tehran, could also launch attacks, along with the Iranian-backed Hizbollah militia in Lebanon.
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Google wrote

Unlike Islam's Koran, which commands Muslims to force the entire planet to submit to literal control by Islam, the Jewish Torah promises the children of Israel a modest and reasonable allotment of land. Israel in RED is a democratic nation 1/19th the size of California, surrounded by 22 hostile Arab/Islamic dictatorships with 640 times her size, 60 times her population and ALL the oil.
How dare Arab propagandists call Israel "expansionist!" And how dare anyone believe them!
How can Israel, which occupies one-sixth of one percent of the lands called Arab, be responsible for the political dissatisfaction of 22 Arab countries? How can the 13 million Jews in the world (almost 5 million fewer than they were in 1939!) be blamed for the problems of the 300 million Arabs, who have brotherly ties to 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide?

Go Israel go. Strike down thine enemies with a wall of fire and brimstone!
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Whatever happens, I bet the Palestinians are still firing off home made rockets from the Gaza Strip. (and not because it's almost Guy Fawkes night) ;) ;) ;)
Oh yeah Israel - that USA military outpost in the Middle East.
Jewish settlements, like the Dale Farm problem, only 1250 times bigger. Send in the bailiffs!
They are both as bad as each other, the two sides of the same bad penny... I have had experience of dealing with both and they both think in the same way..... Neither could lie straight in bed

Yes, you are known for your support for everything that is anti-common sense, and anti the peace and security of the UK and our allies. The lefties always support the Palestinians, but are blinkered to the fact that they are usually the agressors.

Hmm. Who should we support. Agressive Islamic countries, or the Jews? Think I would feel a lot safer with the Jews, especially if travelling on the underground or an aeroplane.

Your disregard for human life is unbelievable.

If only we could get rid of people like you (of any colour and religion), the world would be a better place.
This forum section is sliding down the toilet further and further everyday
just rename it ignorant bigots are us and be done with
Did you bleeding hearts liberals all come on the same bus? Sall, Spacey and Homes. :rolleyes: Where's Thatbloke? Perhaps he's away, defending the rights of those poor innocent members of the travelling 'minority' at Dale Farm?

As for inciting violence, don't think I can compete with a Palestinian suicide bomber, or one of their rocket launchers. Such misunderstood people, who realy just want to live in peace. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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